Press Releases

September 16, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $73,000 For Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport In Warren County

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $73,297 in federal funding for the Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport in Warren County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be used to replace much-needed snow removal equipment. Floyd Memorial will replace their current 25-year-old snow removal vehicle with a new, four-ton truck used to plow airport hangars, parking lots and terminals. … Continue Reading


September 15, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce More Than $420,000 In Doj Funding For Syracuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced $425,128 in federal funding for the Syracuse area. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs. Syracuse University will receive $213,372 to enact an 18-month intensive forensic DNA research program. Onondaga County will receive $211,756 to support their criminal justice system and reduce forensic DNA evidence turnaround … Continue Reading


September 15, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100,000 For Potsdam Municipal Damon Field Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $110, 558 in federal funding for the Potsdam Municipal Damon Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will be used fund the design phase of a project that will rehabilitate 3,700 feet of existing runway pavement and upgrade the runway lighting system, to enhance airfield operations. "Keeping the Potsdam … Continue Reading


September 15, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $100,000 In Federal Funding For The Southern Tier West Regional Planning And Development Board – Will Benefit 600 Local Businesses & Provide 15 Companies With Technical Assistance Needed To Retain 600 Area Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $100,000 in federal funding for the Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). The Southern Tier West Regional Planning and Development Board will use these funds to implement the Manufacturing Productivity Improvement Program, which will provide technical assistance to small- and medium-sized businesses in the areas … Continue Reading


September 15, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $6.3 Million In Federal Funds For 23 Upstate New York Community Health Centers

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $6,324,208 in federal funds for 23 Upstate New York community health centers. The funding will be allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). These funds will enable health centers across the state to increase access to comprehensive primary health care services by hiring new staff, staying open for longer hours, and expanding the care they … Continue Reading


September 15, 2014

Gillibrand, Booker Introduce Legislation To Bolster Asthma Research And Education

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Cory Booker today unveiled legislation to help adults and children with asthma lead healthier lives. Under the Family Asthma Act, states would create programs to better educate families on asthma management and prevention, and to improve asthma research and data collection. With enhanced research and education, this legislation would help decrease the number of asthma-related deaths and help reduce asthma-caused hospitalizations. "As a … Continue Reading


September 12, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $150,000 For Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (Stem) Education In The Southern Tier

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $150,000 grant for the Schuyler, Steuben, Chemung, Tioga, Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES). The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). When combined with local funding, the project will total $317,452. The federal funding will be used to bring more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs to 7th and 8th grade students as part … Continue Reading


September 12, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES To Receive More Than $135,000

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Otsego Northern Catskills Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES) will receive $137,500 in funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The grant will be used to support the Expanding Career and Technical Education: Welding Project, which will provide welding training for 46 veterans, high school students and adults. "This much-needed funding will allow the Otsego Northern Catskills … Continue Reading


September 12, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.4 Million For Hudson Valley Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,423,350 in federal funding from the Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for two Hudson Valley airports. The Sullivan County International Airport will receive $64,350 to rehabilitate the main airport access road, which has reached the end of its life. The Westchester County Airport will receive $1,359,000 to create a new taxiway lighting system, design structural … Continue Reading


September 12, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $690,000 For North Country Airports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $696,273 for two North Country airports from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Schroon Lake Airport will receive $657,000 in federal funding that will be used to fund asphalt overlay and striping of the runway, to maintain its structure and minimize the risk of foreign debris. The Massena International-Richards Field Airport will receive $39,273 in … Continue Reading


September 11, 2014

At Gillibrand’s Urging, IRS Officially Updates Publication To Clarify 9/11 First Responders And Survivors Eligible For Tax Relief

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has officially updated Publication 3920: Tax Relief for Victims of Terrorist Attacks. This updated publication clarifies eligibility for tax relief under the Victims of Terrorism Tax Relief law and provides examples relevant to present-day situations faced by the injured, sick and dying 9/11 responders, survivors and families of those who have died. This action comes after Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


September 09, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $500,000 For Perinatal Network Of Monroe County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $532,933 in federal funding for the Perinatal Network of Monroe County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to support and provide caseworkers for eight prenatal care centers in Rochester. "This much-needed funding is great news for the Perinatal Network of Monroe County, which will … Continue Reading


September 09, 2014

At Gillibrand’s Urging, NYC Department Of Transportation Awarded Nearly $1.5 Million To Support A Transportation Study For Two Sandy Impacted Areas In Queens

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will receive $1,499,283 in federal funding to support a transportation study in Far Rockaway and Rockaway Beach, Queens. The funding was allocated through the federal Department of Transportation's (DOT) Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant program, which provides funding for road, rail, transit, and port projects that promise to achieve … Continue Reading


September 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce More Than $55,000 for Manorville Fire District in Suffolk County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Tim Bishop today announced $57,044 in federal funding for Manorville Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) fill stations. "These much-needed federal funds will allow the Manorville Fire District to invest in the breathing … Continue Reading


September 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $155,000 for Homer Fire Department in Cortland County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $158,555 in federal funding for the Homer Fire Department in Cortland County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase 20 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). "These much-needed funds will allow the Homer Fire Department to invest in the breathing equipment they need to do their … Continue Reading


September 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $40,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For The Village Of Hempstead In Nassau County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $39,147 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in the Village of Hempstead. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will be used to purchase surveillance equipment to support safety initiatives and improve the Village of Hempstead Police Department. "This federal funding is great news for the Village of Hempstead," said Schumer. "This … Continue Reading


September 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.3 Million In FEMA Funding For Broome County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,386,900 in federal funding to purchase flood-prone properties in Broome County impacted by flooding from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The Town of Conklin will receive $1,471,552 to purchase 60 flood-prone properties and the Town of Vestal will receive $1,915,348 to purchase 61 flood-prone properties. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard … Continue Reading


September 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Ulster County To Receive More Than $1.4 Million In FEMA Funds To Purchase Flood-Prone Properties Damaged By Recent Hurricanes – Funding Is Final Federal Installment For Mitigation Project

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,486,788 in federal funding for Ulster County to purchase flood-prone properties impacted by flooding resulting from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. These funds, which are being awarded as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will offset the remaining 25 percent of the cost for the project. Federal funds were previously awarded to cover 75 percent of the … Continue Reading


September 05, 2014

Standing At The Niagara River, Between Lake Erie And Lake Ontario, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Ban Plastic Microbeads In Personal Care Products

Buffalo, NY - Standing at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fontana Boathouse in Buffalo, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Niagara Falls Mayor Paul Dyster, Jill Spisiak Jedlicka of Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper, and local Chef Bobby Anderson, today announced new legislation to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products. Plastic microbeads are found in personal care products like facial scrubs, body washes, hand cleansers, and toothpaste. These products are designed to be rinsed down the … Continue Reading


September 05, 2014

At Gillibrand & Tonko’s Urging, Department Of Labor To Provide Trade Adjustment Assistance For Laid-Off Fiber Glass Industries Workers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved a much-needed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) certification for laid off workers at Fiber Glass Industries in Amsterdam. Former employees can now apply for critical TAA benefits. "This support is incredibly important for Fiber Glass Industries' employees who are losing their jobs through no fault of their own," Senator Gillibrand said. "When New York … Continue Reading

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