Press Releases

October 02, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $500K In Federal Funding For The One Love Foundation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $499,961 in federal funding for the One Love Foundation. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to help expand and strengthen community services to youth who have experienced sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sex trafficking in Yonkers. Specifically, the One Love … Continue Reading


October 02, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $25K In Federal Funding For The Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. In Warren County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,330.47 in federal funding for the Bay Ridge Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Warren County. The funding will be used to purchase a turnout gear washer-extractor, which will clean harmful chemicals and debris from firefighters' gear. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters … Continue Reading


September 30, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $78K in Federal Funding For the West Hempstead Fire District in Nassau County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $78,000 in federal funding for the West Hempstead Fire District in Nassau County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER) and will be used to help recruit firefighters through an outreach program. Specifically, the West Hempstead Fire … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.5 Million In Federal Funding For Clinton County To Build New Industrial Park

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,500,000 in federal funding for Clinton County. The funding will be used to redevelop 30 acres of land that was previously the Clinton County Airport into a new industrial space and technology park in the Town of Plattsburgh. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Public Works Program. Senator Gillibrand sent a letter of support … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $113K In Federal Funding For Groundswell Center For Local Food And Farming, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $113,196 in federal funding for Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Inc. in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will help provide technical assistance to new farmers to start their farms across the Finger Lakes Region. Specifically, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Inc. will help new farmers … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Gillibrand Calls For Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Military Suicides As Active Duty Military Suicides Surge To A Five-Year Record

Washington, DC - Following a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) report released yesterday that showed a spike in military suicides, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today called for a Senate hearing on suicides among service members and their families. According to the DoD report, 541 service members died by suicide in 2018, and the active duty suicide rate was approximately 24.8 per 100,000 service members. This represents a … Continue Reading


September 27, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500K in Federal Funding for Critical Water System Upgrades in Wayne County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority (WCWSA). The funding will be used to help build a new waterline and water storage tank, and make improvements to Wayne County's water pumps. Schumer wrote to the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) in May of 2019 to support WCWSA's grant application. "This federal funding that I've long pushed … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$16K In Federal Funding For The Shortsville Fire Department In Ontario County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,761 in federal funding for the Shortsville Fire Department in Ontario County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase 30 new smoke detectors and 30 new carbon monoxide detectors for the Shortsville Fire Department to install in homes across the … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$119K in Federal Funding for the Hurleyville Fire Company & District in Sullivan County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $119,142.85 in federal funding for the Hurleyville Fire Company & District in Sullivan County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace 16 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs) devices with spare bottles and masks, which help firefighters breathe … Continue Reading


September 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$904K in Federal Funding For the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $904,761.90 in federal funding for the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace the Roosevelt Fire District's ladder truck with a brand new vehicle. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Guarantee Paid Family And Medical Leave For Federal Workers And Their Families

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to pass guaranteed paid family and medical leave for two million federal workers. This came as Senate Republicans blocked a motion that would have provided paid family and medical leave for federal workers and their families. Gillibrand, a champion of paid family leave and author of the FAMILY Act, called on her colleagues to … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $535K in Federal Funding for St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $535,000 in federal funding for the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to help expand jobs in log handling, sawing, and finishing. Specifically, the St. Lawrence IDA will work with local organizations to repurpose a vacant industrial building in the Town of Oswegatchie into a fully operational log handling, sawing, and finishing facility. "This federal … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

As New York Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Struggle With Produce-Pricing Crisis, Gillibrand Calls on USDA to Investigate Why Prices Paid to Farmers Aren’t Keeping Up With the Market

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate if fruit and vegetable farmers in New York and across the country are receiving fair prices for their produce. While the prices of fruits and vegetables have increased for both consumers at the grocery store and for wholesale buyers, the prices that farmers receive for these same products has not kept up with these increases - … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Gillibrand, Booker Introduce Bill To Help Make The Legal System More Fair By Banning The Use Of Discriminatory Calculations When Determining Civil Damages

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced legislation to ban the use of discriminatory calculations, such as race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or actual or perceived sexual orientation, when determining damages in civil lawsuits. The Fair Calculations in Civil Damages Act would help make the legal system more fair by prohibiting federal courts from awarding victims of crimes less compensation on the basis of their race, … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $32K In Federal Funding For The Village Of Canisteo In Steuben County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $32,000 in federal funding for the Village of Canisteo in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Agency's Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the federal funding will be used to acquire a new ambulance, which will serve Canisteo, Hartsville and Howard, equipped with a cot and loading … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $126K In Federal Funding For Two Fire Departments In The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $126,401.90 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Southern Tier. Specifically, the City of Elmira Fire Department in Chemung County will receive $49,640 to replace old vehicle extrication equipment, which is used in hazardous materials incidents and helps rescue people from confined spaces. The Brooktondale Fire District in Tompkins County will receive $76,761.90 to … Continue Reading


September 21, 2019

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce $6.9M In Funding To Remove Lead Paint Hazards From Homes In Rochester-Finger Lakes Region; Senators Say Investment Will Protect The Health And Well-Being Of Rochester-Finger Lakes Children From Insidious Lead-Poisoning

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5 million in federal funding for the City of Rochester under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) High Impact Neighborhood (HIN) Program and $600 thousand in Healthy Homes Supplemental Funding, and $1.3 million for Genesee County under HUD's Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The senators explained that the funding will allow Rochester and Genesee County to continue addressing and removing … Continue Reading


September 21, 2019

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce Over $8M In Funding To Remove Lead Paint Hazards From Homes In Western NY; Senators Say Investment Will Protect The Health And Well-Being Of WNY Children From Insidious Lead-Poisoning

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5.6 million in federal funding for Erie County and $2.75 million for Niagara County under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The senators explained that the funding will allow Erie and Niagara Counties to continue addressing and removing lead-based paint hazards in homes throughout the region, which have been grappling with the threat of destructive … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce $5.6M In Funding To Remove Lead Paint Hazards From Homes In Onondaga County; Senators Say Investment Will Protect The Health And Well-Being Of CNY Children From Insidious Lead-Poisoning

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5.6 million in federal funding for Onondaga County Community Development Division's (OCCD) under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The Senators explained that the funding will allow OCCD to continue addressing and removing lead-based paint hazards in homes throughout the county, particularly in low-income communities in the City of Syracuse, which have been … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $900K in Federal Funding for Nassau County and Levittown Fire District

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $901,900 in federal funding for Nassau County and Levittown Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, Nassau County was awarded $860,400 and will use the funding to recruit and retain firefighters through a tuition … Continue Reading

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