Press Releases

March 18, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Bold Actions To Invest In American Companies, Protect Jobs, And Ensure Covid Relief Is Reinvested At Home To Spur Economic Recovery

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for bold actions to invest in American companies, protect jobs, and ensure coronavirus relief funds are reinvested in the United States economy. Gillibrand recently cosponsored the bicameral No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act, legislation that would protect U.S. jobs by ending tax incentives created by the 2017 Trump tax giveaway bill, which send jobs and profits overseas. The bill would ensure multinational corporations pay the same tax rate on … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.5 Million For Bridge And Road Repairs In The Town Of Salisbury

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,438,527.75 in federal funding to repair the Bingham Mills Road Bridge that collapsed into Trammel Creek as a result of severe storming that eroded the supporting walls. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help fix structural concerns, repair infrastructure to its pre-disaster design, and implement measures to … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Gillibrand Calls On USDA To Prioritize New York-Grown Healthy Foods In New Food Purchase And Distribution Program

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize New York-grown fruits and vegetables in the new food purchase and distribution program set to replace the Farmers to Families Food Box program. The coronavirus pandemic caused a breakdown in the food supply chain and left many farmers and hardworking families unable to make ends meet. As restaurants, hotels, schools, and other food service entities ceased or scaled back operations, … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Assignment As Chair Of Senate Agriculture Subcommittee On Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, And Food Safety And Security

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her assignment as chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security. The subcommittee oversees many matters important to New York, including dairy and food safety issues. In this role, Senator Gillibrand will push for transparency and reform in dairy pricing systems to ensure farmers are receiving a fair price for their milk. "I am honored to serve as the chair of the … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The North Country

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,224,481 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in the North Country, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $11 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The Capital Region

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,874,441 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in the Capital Region, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $9 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Central New York

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,955,833 in FY 2021allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Central New York, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $6 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Rochester

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,170,651 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Rochester, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public Housing … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $18 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Western New York

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $18,088,849in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Western New York, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The Southern Tier

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,010,209in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in the Southern Tier, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The Hudson Valley

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,785,898 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Hudson Valley, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Center Street Elementary School to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, collaborative … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Binghamton University Downtown Center to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, collaborative … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Gillibrand, Jones Call For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones stood at Spring Valley High School to call for their legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student supports, expanded and enriched learning … Continue Reading


March 14, 2021

Gillibrand, Joined By NYC Public Advocate Williams And Children’s Aid Vice President, Announces Major Bicameral Push To Review And Update Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Food Packages

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced a bicameral push from over 135 members of Congress, urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to review and increase the value of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food packages in order to reflect a modern, healthy diet. Since the WIC program was started in 1974, it has earned a reputation as one of the most successful federally … Continue Reading


March 12, 2021

Gillibrand Meets With New NRC Chair, Raises Concerns About Indian Point

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently met with the newly-appointed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chair Christopher T. Hanson and had a productive conversation where she raised concerns about the NRC staff's decision to deny New Yorkers a chance to publicly weigh in on the license transfer to Holtec from Entergy, among other issues. Below is a statement about the meeting: "I had a productive introductory meeting with Chair Hanson and I look forward to working with him and his … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Senator Gillibrand Joins Bicameral Call To Rescind Last Administration’s Harmful Title X Policies And Restore Full Family Planning Funding

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Senate and House Democrats in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the former administration's harmful Title X policies that effectively cut off federal funding for family planning programs and severely limited access to vital reproductive and sexual health services. The Trump administration's Title X domestic "gag rule" prevented health care providers from discussing the full range of reproductive services with patients … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Gillibrand Urgió A Los Neoyorquinos A Presentar Sus Impuestos Electrónicamente Para Acceder Con Agilidad Al Crédito Tributario Por Niños Y Por Ingreso De Trabajo Del Plan De Rescate Estadounidense

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, está pidiendo a los neoyorquinos a que presenten sus impuestos electrónicamente para acceder con agilidad a importantes medidas antipobreza del Plan de Rescate Americano. Una de estas es el Crédito Tributario por Niños (CTC, por sus siglas en inglés), que proveerá pagos anuales de $3,600 para niños de menos de seis años y $3,000 para aquellos entre las edades de seis y 17, así … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To File Taxes Electronically To Quickly Access American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credit And EITC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging New Yorkers to file their taxes electronically to quickly access major anti-poverty provisions in the American Rescue Plan like the now fully refundable Child Tax Credit, which will provide annual payments of $3,600 for children under 6 years old and $3,000 for those between the ages of 6 and 17, and an expanded Earn Income Tax Credit (EITC) available to more low-income earning families. Across New York state, 87% of children under the age of 18 would … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Long Island

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,499,890 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Long Island, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading

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