Press Releases

March 03, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $37,000 in Federal Funding For Housing Choice Vouchers For Buffalo

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $37,213 in federal discretionary funding for the City of Buffalo. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and will be used to offset the cost of providing housing choice vouchers to low-income families. "Clean, decent, and affordable housing is a necessity for all New Yorkers," said Senator Schumer. "I'm proud to have secured this funding … Continue Reading


March 03, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Announce over $3.9 Million in FEMA Funding For Northern Westchester Hospital Emergency Augmentation System Project Disaster Declaration

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey today announced $3,997,086 in federal funding for the installation of a permanent and reliable emergency electrical system. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to offset the cost of rebuilding the emergency power system that made it more … Continue Reading


March 02, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.4 Million In Federal Head Start Funding For Lewis County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,363,310 in federal funding for Head Start Programs in Lewis County, New York. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in the area. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, … Continue Reading


March 02, 2020

Gillibrand Releases Guide To Help Agriculture And Rural Communities Access Federal And State Grants

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled a new guidebook to help agriculture and rural development organizations access federal and state grant money. Through Senator Gillibrand's guidebook, agriculture and rural development organizations can access critical information to help them navigate the grant application process, including what the programs are, who is eligible, the terms, and how the funds may be used. By utilizing federal and state grants, organizations … Continue Reading


February 28, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.1M In Federal Funding For Residents In Public Housing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,111,518 in federal funding for six Public Housing Agencies (PHAs) across New York State. This funding was allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. This funding will be used to hire a service coordinator in each community, who will be responsible for assessing residential needs. The service … Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On HHS Secretary Alex Azar Refusing To Guarantee Coronavirus Vaccine Will Be Affordable For Every American

Washington, DC - Addressing Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar's suggestion that a coronavirus vaccine may not be affordable for every American, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "Secretary Azar's refusal to guarantee that the coronavirus vaccine will be affordable for every American is outrageous. I voted against Secretary Azar because I was concerned about his coziness with the pharmaceutical industry and his comments have proven my concerns right. … Continue Reading


February 27, 2020

Following Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Push, FEMA And NYS DHSES Lead Security Grant Workshop To Aid Nonprofit Applicants

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and House of Representatives Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) led a workshop to aid faith-based, community, and nonprofit organizations in applying for funding through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in Rockland County. This workshop followed … Continue Reading


February 25, 2020

Gillibrand Denounces Anti-Choice Bills Put Forward By Senator McConnell

Washington, DC - Addressing today's Senate vote on two anti-choice bills, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "The anti-choice policies put forward by Senator McConnell are designed to punish women, interfere in family decisions, and spread dangerous disinformation about abortion. The decisions that women make about their pregnancies and reproductive health should be between themselves, their families, and their doctors-not politicians like McConnell. It's disgraceful … Continue Reading


February 20, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $11 Million In Federal Head Start Funding For Two Organizations In The Hudson Valley

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,913,630 in federal funding for Head Start Programs in the Hudson Valley. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in the area. The Regional Economic Community Action Program (RECAP) will receive $2,236,571 and will use the funding to … Continue Reading


February 19, 2020

Gillibrand Denounces Cover Up At Northrop Grumman U.S. Navy Plume

Washington, DC - In response to a recent report from Newsday detailing the cover up by the U.S. Navy and Northrop Grumman following the known contamination of groundwater by toxic chemicals from their operations, U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "For decades, Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy polluted our water and exposed Long Island families to dangerous toxic chemicals. But rather than do anything to fix their mess, Grumman and the U.S. Navy dragged … Continue Reading


February 18, 2020

After Report Reveals Nationwide Child Care Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Valhalla To Announce Legislation To Help Expand Access To Child Care Services For Student Parents In New York And Across The Country

Valhalla, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Virginia Marx Children's Center at Westchester Community College to announce legislation that would help expand access to high-quality child care services at no cost to student parents enrolled in community colleges and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). This comes after a report revealed that one in five college students are raising a child under the age of five while in school, and that many of these parents have trouble finding … Continue Reading


February 18, 2020

After Report Reveals Nationwide Child Care Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Garden City to Announce Legislation to Help Expand Access to Child Care Services for Student Parents in New York and Across the Country

Garden City, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited The Children's Greenhouse at Nassau Community College to announce legislation that would help expand access to high-quality child care services at no cost to student parents enrolled in community colleges and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). This comes after a report revealed that one in five college students are raising a child under the age of five while in school, and that many of these parents have trouble finding … Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

On Year Anniversary Of EPA’s Stalled Promise To Combat Toxic PFAS Exposure In New York, Gillibrand, Schumer Along With Senate Colleagues Call On EPA To Finally Deliver On Promises Made In PFAS Action Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide an updated timeline for when it will implement commitments made in the agency's plan to combat exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The EPA's PFAS Action Plan was released one year ago today and critical aspects outlined in the strategy have yet to be implemented. The senators wrote a letter to EPA … Continue Reading


February 14, 2020

ICYMI: Gillibrand Announces Landmark Legislation To Create A Data Protection Agency

Washington, DC - In case you missed it, yesterday Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced landmark legislation to combat the growing data privacy crisis in America and bolster protection of Americans' data. The Data Protection Act would create an independent federal agency, the Data Protection Agency (DPA), which would protect Americans' data, safeguard their privacy, and ensure data practices are fair and transparent. The rollout earned national headlines, particularly in the tech press. … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi Announce Over $1.5m in Federal Funding for the Southern Tier Network in Steuben County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) today announced $1,552,594 in federal funding for the Southern Tier Network in Corning. The funding was allocated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and will be used to increase access to reliable internet service across the Southern Tier. In December of 2018, a car collided with a telephone pole, causing a wide-spread … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Following Schumer, Gillibrand Push, FEMA, NYS DHSES & CISA Led Security Grant Workshop To Aid Nonprofit Applicants

Amidst Persistent and Growing Spate of Hate Crimes, FEMA, NYS DHSES & CISA Led New York City Faith-based, Community, and Nonprofit Organizations for Workshop on Fed Security Grant Program Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the NYS Division of Homeland … Continue Reading


February 13, 2020

Confronting A Data Privacy Crisis, Gillibrand Announces Landmark Legislation To Create A Data Protection Agency

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her landmark legislation, the Data Protection Act, which would create the Data Protection Agency (DPA), an independent federal agency that would protect Americans' data, safeguard their privacy, and ensure data practices are fair and transparent. The DPA will have the authority and resources to effectively enforce data protection rules-created either by itself or congress-and would be equipped with a broad range of enforcement … Continue Reading


February 12, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.2 Million in Neighborworks America Grants for 12 Upstate New York Organizations Working to Provide Affordable Housing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,235,000 in federal funding for Upstate New York community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks America network. NeighborWorks America is a public nonprofit organization that provides grants and technical assistance to community development organizations supporting affordable housing initiatives, neighborhood revitalization projects, small business lending, … Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Amid Rising Sexual Assault Rates across the Military, Gillibrand, Grassley, Speier, Bacon Announce Bipartisan Effort to Establish “Safe to Report” Policy in the Military

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate to establish a "Safe to Report" standard in the military. As thousands of military sexual assault cases go unreported each year, reports show more survivors are empowered to come forward without the threat of retaliation. The Safe to Report Act empowers survivors of sexual … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Albany to Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Families Struggling with Substance Use Disorder in New York

Albany, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Addictions Care Center of Albany, Inc. to announce her bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It would also help … Continue Reading

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