Press Releases

July 03, 2020

Gillibrand Calls For Direct Federal Relief Funding For Local Governments Responding To And Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic In Syracuse

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, direct assistance is needed to help state and local governments recover from this crisis. Concerned about the layoffs of public health care workers, firefighters, police, sanitation … Continue Reading


July 03, 2020

Gillibrand, Morelle Call For Direct Federal Relief Funding For Local Governments Responding To And Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic In Rochester

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Joe Morelle called for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, direct assistance is needed to help state and local governments recover from this crisis. Concerned about the layoffs of public health care … Continue Reading


July 03, 2020

Gillibrand Calls For Direct Federal Relief Funding For Local Governments Responding To And Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic In Buffalo

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, direct assistance is needed to help state and local governments recover from this crisis. Concerned about the layoffs of public health care workers, firefighters, police, … Continue Reading


July 02, 2020

Gillibrand, Speier Call For Investigation Into Disappearance Of Vanessa Guillén

Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, and Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA), chair of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel, sent a letter to Acting Department of Defense Inspector General Sean O'Donnell calling for an investigation into the disappearance of Specialist (SPC) Vanessa Guillén. Gillibrand and Speier raised questions about the Army's response to Guillén's … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

ICYMI: Jewish Telegraphic Agency: “A Top Democrat Announces $500M In Anti-Missile Funding For Israel Into Defense Bill. The Timing Is Significant.”

In case you missed it, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency published a story highlighting U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's successful push to include $500 million for the U.S.-Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Program in the National Defense Authorization Act. The U.S.-Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Program helps Israel maintain a multi-tiered defense system capable of countering a wide range of threats from state and non-state actors. Gillibrand has long led the push in the Senate to secure … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Gillibrand Announces $500 Million In Funding For U.S.–Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Programs Included In Senate Defense Bill

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the Senate National Defense Authorization Act includes $500 million for the U.S.-Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Program. The program focuses on the development of the Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3 weapon systems. The U.S.-Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Program helps Israel maintain a multi-tiered defense system capable of countering a wide range of threats … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Gillibrand, Grassley, Cruz Offer Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act As Amendment To Defense Bill

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) today announced that they will offer the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act as an amendment to this year's National Defense Authorization Act. The Military Justice Improvement Act would professionalize how the military prosecutes serious crimes by moving the decision over whether to prosecute them to independent, trained, … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Veterans And LGBTQ Advocacy Groups Voice Support For Gillibrand-Collins Amendment To Grant Non-Discrimination Protections For Transgender Service Members

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, and Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) announced that leading veteran and LGBTQ advocacy groups are backing their amendment to this year's National Defense Authorization Act that would grant anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people to transgender service members. The senators' amendment would ensure that transgender service members receive anti-discrimination protections like … Continue Reading


July 01, 2020

Gillibrand Announces $500 Million In Funding For U.S.–Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Programs Included In Senate Defense Bill

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the Senate National Defense Authorization Act includes $500 million for the U.S.-Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Program. The program focuses on the development of the Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3 weapon systems. The U.S.-Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Program helps Israel maintain a multi-tiered defense system capable of countering a wide range of threats … Continue Reading


June 30, 2020

Gillibrand, Harris Urge Secretary Of State Pompeo To Take Immediate Action To Cease Genocidal Campaign Against Minority Women In China

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) called on the Trump administration to take immediate action following an alarming report from the Associated Press detailing China's ongoing genocidal campaign against Uyghur and other ethnic minority women in western China. According to the report, the Chinese government has forced thousands of minority women to undergo pregnancy checks, gynecological exams, forced insertions of intrauterine devices, and abortions. Women … Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

As Food Pantries Across Long Island Face Unprecedented Demand Due To COVID-19 Crisis, Senator Gillibrand Visits Island Harvest Warehouse

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited and volunteered at Island Harvest's temporary warehouse in Bethpage, Long Island, NY. Island Harvest serves Long Islanders in need through its network of 400 community partners. During the event, Senator Gillibrand participated in an Island Harvest Family Meal Box Sorting Program, to help prepare and create more than 4,000 healthy food boxes to be distributed at a July 1st event at the Nassau Coliseum. Members of Team Rubicon and the Civil Air … Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

As Food Banks Across New York Face Unprecedented Demand Due To COVID-19 Crisis, Senator Gillibrand Visits Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) to help pack healthy meals for New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. CHOW provides nutritious food to the hungry in Broome County through its network of over 100 partner agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens, and community meal programs. Every month, CHOW serves the community with over 175,000 pounds of food. Gillibrand toured the facility alongside … Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

As Food Banks Across The Capital Region Face Unprecedented Demand Due To COVID-19 Crisis, Senator Gillibrand Visits Trinity Alliance Food Pantry

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Trinity Alliance of the Capital Region's Arbor Hill Food Pantry to help pack healthy meals for New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic. The Arbor Hill Food Pantry at Trinity Alliance is one member of a coalition of over 60 food pantries in Albany, Rensselaer, Schenectady, and Saratoga counties that make up the Food Pantries for the Capital District, a non-profit that helps equip food pantries with the necessary tools … Continue Reading


June 29, 2020

ICYMI: Following Bombshell NYT Report That Russia Offered Afghan Militants Bounties To Kill U.S. Troops, Gillibrand Demands Joint Congressional Investigation

In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, demanded a congressional investigation into the reported Russian bounty scheme that offered Afghan militants rewards for killing U.S. troops. On Friday, the New York Times reported on American intelligence that a "Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan - including … Continue Reading


June 28, 2020

Following Bombshell NYT Report That Russia Offered Afghan Militants Bounties To Kill U.S. Troops, Gillibrand Demands Joint Congressional Investigation

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee, demanded a congressional investigation into the reported Russian bounty scheme that offered Afghan militants rewards for killing U.S. troops. On Friday, the New York Times reported on American intelligence that a "Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan - including targeting American … Continue Reading


June 27, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On Trump Lawsuit To Repeal The ACA And Kick Millions Of Americans Off Their Health Care

Addressing President Trump's lawsuit to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the midst of an unprecedented global health crisis, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Our country is in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis-more than 120,000 Americans have died and millions more have gotten seriously ill-and President Trump's top priority is ripping away health care from millions of Americans. President Trump's actions are sinful and cruel, and the … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Senator Gillibrand Visits Corning Glass As It Prepares To Expand Manufacturing For COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured the Corning Glass manufacturing facility as it prepares to expand manufacturing and production of glass vials in preparation for the COVID-19 vaccination. Earlier this month, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority under the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services awarded the Corning glass manufacturer more than $200 million to substantially accelerate manufacturing surge capacity of glass vials that are critical to the … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Senator Gillibrand Visits Agatha House In The Bronx, A Vital Local Resource Feeding Those In Need During COVID-19

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Agatha House in the Bronx. Founded in 2014, Agatha House has recently expanded efforts to fight hunger in the community by creating a sidewalk food pantry. Senator Gillibrand thanked staff and volunteers at Agatha House and Foodbank for New York City; and participated in packing and distributing food to the Bronx community. "The Bronx has been the epicenter of the epicenter of COVID-19. In a borough where communities were already struggling to … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Gillibrand, Baldwin, Peters Push For Inclusion Of End Outsourcing Act In Next Relief Package To Aid Economic Recovery

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Gary Peters (D-MI) called on the Trump administration to support the inclusion of Gillibrand's bicameral legislation, the End Outsourcing Act, which would utilize the tax code and federal grants, loans and contracts to end the outsourcing of jobs overseas. The legislation would create a new tax benefit to help companies bring jobs back to America, and would require companies that have outsourced jobs within a five-year … Continue Reading


June 26, 2020

Ahead Of Defense Bill Vote, Gillibrand Highlights Amendment To Grant Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Protections In Visit To The Loft: LGBT Community Center In Westchester

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited The LOFT: LGBT Community Center to discuss her amendment to grant anti-discrimination protections for LGBTQ people to transgender service members. In the wake of the Supreme Court of the United States' historic decision to ban discrimination against gay and transgender employees, Senator Gillibrand is fighting to ensure that these same protections are also extended to uniformed military members. "Two weeks ago the Supreme Court made clear that … Continue Reading

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