Press Releases

March 03, 2022

Senators Gillibrand, Murkowski, Representatives Moore, Young Lead 112 House And Senate Colleagues In Urging USDA To Update The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infants, And Children (WIC) Food Packages, Ensure Access To Healthy Food For Low-Income Families

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Representative Don Young (R-AK-At Large), and Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI-4) led 112 of their Senate and House colleagues in writing a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to take swift action to issue the proposed rule, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Revisions in the WIC … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Today at the White House: Gillibrand to Join President Biden for Signing of Her Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will join President Biden at the White House for the signing of her bipartisan Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, legislation that will prevent perpetrators from being able to push survivors of sexual harassment and sexual assault into the secretive, biased process of forced arbitration. The bill will invalidate existing forced arbitration clauses that prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment survivors from seeking … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Gillibrand, Schumer Push For Boost In Cybersecurity Funding As Russia Cyber Attacks Threaten New York State

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) today pushed for a significant increase in cybersecurity funding to help New York State combat the threat of Russian cyber attacks. Given the increased threat to New York State from Russian cyber attacks, Schumer and Gillibrand sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership pushing for an … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On President Biden’s State Of The Union Address

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement following President Biden's State of the Union address: "Tonight was a reminder of the power and importance of democracy - at home and abroad. President Biden has made clear his commitment to promoting the truth, defending our values, and giving every person in this country the chance to succeed. His address reminded us of the unlimited potential the American people have to build a better future, no matter the challenges we … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act On Long Island

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Ignite Long Island to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance designed to expand and support … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Gillibrand Leads Colleagues In Announcing Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman David N. Cicilline are leading their colleagues in announcing the reintroduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act At Binghamton University

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Center of Excellence at Binghamton University to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance … Continue Reading


February 26, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On The 10-Year Anniversary Of The Death Of Trayvon Martin

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement on the 10-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin: "Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old boy who was senselessly robbed of his future, murdered while returning home from a store. His death sparked a movement whose ripples we continue to feel today, as we continue to fight for equity and justice. While we still have much work to do, let us never forget Trayvon, as we march … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On President Biden’s Nomination Of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson To The Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: "Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's experience as a public defender, a trial court judge, and an appellate judge will add valuable professional diversity to the Supreme Court. She would not only bring her brilliant legal mind and dedication to protecting our rights to the bench, she would make history in the process. I commend President Biden for his … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act In Westchester

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Westchester Community College's new Gateway Center to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act In Rochester

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Monroe Community College in Rochester to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance designed to … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act In Buffalo

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Northland Workforce Training Center in Buffalo to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Gillibrand Statement on Russia Attack on Ukraine

Addressing Russia's attack on Ukraine, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement: "My prayers are with the people of Ukraine in this terrible moment. President Putin's unprovoked, unnecessary and unjustified war will inflict needless suffering on the people of Ukraine and has threatened the security of the entire world. The U.S. must lead the effort to hold Russia accountable. … Continue Reading


February 19, 2022

ICYMI: Ny Times Editorial Highlights Gillibrand’s Stock Act 2.0, Bill To Ban Stock Trading By Members Of Congress, President, VP, Supreme Court Justices, And Federal Reserve Officials

In case you missed it, the New York Times published an editorial today endorsing banning members of Congress from trading stocks. The editorial highlighted Senator Gillibrand's recently reintroduced legislation, the STOCK Act 2.0, which would bar stock trading by members of Congress, the president, vice president, Supreme Court justices, and top Federal Reserve officials. The legislation also strengthens disclosure requirements, expands covered officials, and increases penalties. Together … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce That $1 Billion Investment Secured In The Federal Infrastructure Package Will Accelerate Great Lakes Cleanup In New York

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are announcing that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will use $1 billion in funding passed in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to make significant progress in the clean-up and restoration of the Great Lakes' most environmentally degraded sites, revitalizing the environment for millions of New Yorkers who live in the Great Lakes region. The senators were instrumental in securing at least $27 … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand, Congressman Tonko Push Postmaster General DeJoy To Keep Academy Station Post Office Doors Open

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul Tonko are urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to keep the doors of the Academy Station Post Office in Albany open until a replacement location in the community is selected. The potential and sudden closure of the Academy Station Post Office would have detrimental effects on the quality of life in Albany, especially for low-income residents, people with disabilities, small businesses, and … Continue Reading


February 18, 2022

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand, Congressman Tonko Push Postmaster General DeJoy To Keep Academy Station Post Office Doors Open

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul Tonko are urging Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to keep the doors of the Academy Station Post Office in Albany open until a replacement location in the community is selected. The potential and sudden closure of the Academy Station Post Office would have detrimental effects on the quality of life in Albany, especially for low-income residents, people with disabilities, small businesses, and … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Gillibrand Pushing For EDA Funding For CAPNY Coalition For Good Jobs

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her support for the CapNY Coalition for Good Jobs' application for federal funding under the Economic Development Administration's Good Jobs Challenge. The Good Jobs Challenge, part of President Biden's American Rescue Plan, helps create and implement industry-driven training programs in order to connect unemployed, underemployed, or under-skilled workers to existing and emerging job openings and train workers with the skills to secure quality … Continue Reading


February 17, 2022

Gillibrand Pushing For EDA Funding For CAPNY Coalition For Good Jobs

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her support for the CapNY Coalition for Good Jobs' application for federal funding under the Economic Development Administration's Good Jobs Challenge. The Good Jobs Challenge, part of President Biden's American Rescue Plan, helps create and implement industry-driven training programs in order to connect unemployed, underemployed, or under-skilled workers to existing and emerging job openings and train workers with the skills to secure quality … Continue Reading


February 16, 2022

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand And Congresswoman Maloney Announce Senate Passage Of Legislation To Rename Brooklyn’s Greenpoint Post Office In Honor Of Joseph R. Lentol

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) today announced that legislation to rename the Greenpoint post office in Brooklyn after former State Assemblymember Joseph Lentol has passed in the Senate. Companion legislation was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Carolyn Maloney and passed in October of 2021. The bill now heads to the president's desk for his signature. "Assemblyman Joseph Lentol … Continue Reading

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