Press Releases

August 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $32,000 In Anti-Crime Funding For City Of Troy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $32,618 in federal funding for anti-crime initiatives in the City of Troy. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs and will be used to support safety initiatives to improve the Troy Police Department. More specifically, funding will be used to support overtime pay, to increase police visibility as well as to enhance investigative capabilities. "When it … Continue Reading


August 05, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 To Improve And Expand Sewer System In Town Of Champion

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding for the Town of Champion. This federal funding will be used to improve and expand the sewer system for local residents, schools and businesses. "With this funding, the Town of Champion will now be able to make crucial improvements to its sewer system without passing the financial burden onto local taxpayers," said Senator Schumer. "This project … Continue Reading


August 04, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Funding for Schenectady County Airport

SCHENECTADY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that Schenectady County will receive $816,180 from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to rehabilitate the county airport's apron. "Making sure our airports are as safe as possible is one of my top priorities," said Senator Schumer. "With this funding, the Schenectady County Airport will be able to upgrade and renovate its runway to ensure the safety of passengers and … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.8 Million For Southern Tier Airports

Washington, DC -U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,880,000 for two Southern Tier airports from the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Elmira Corning Regional Airport will use the $720,000 in federal funding to purchase a critical aircraft rescue and firefighting truck. The Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport will use their total of $2,160,000 in federal funding to expand the terminal apron and purchase snow … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

At The Boys And Girls Club Of Geneva, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Nutritious Meals For More Children Over The Summer

Geneva, NY - Standing at the Boys and Girls Club of Geneva, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Jeanette Batiste Co-Executive Director of Foodlink and New York State Senator Ted O'Brien, will announce bipartisan legislation which would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The legislation would help improve nutrition and enhance learning in underserved areas by better integrating summer education and meals programs, making it easier for … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $280,000 For The Watkins Glen Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $285,000 in federal funding for the Watkins Glen Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Watkins Glen Fire Department will use these federal funds to purchase a new fire tanker truck. These tanker trucks are necessary when firefighters face situations where there are no fire hydrants and they must … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $90,000 For Two Western New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $92,341 in federal funding for the Hinsdale and Jamison Road Fire Districts in Western New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Hinsdale Fire Department in Cattaraugus County will use its $51,016 in federal funds to purchase two thermal imaging camera systems, which allow firefighters to see better when they are in a smoky … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

At The Boys and Girls Club Of Jamestown, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Provide Nutritious Meals For More Children Over The Summer

Jamestown, NY - Standing at the Boys and Girls Club of Jamestown, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan, announced the bipartisan Summer Meals Act, which would enhance the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The legislation would help improve nutrition and enhance learning in underserved areas by better integrating summer education and meals programs, making it easier for public-private partner organizations to … Continue Reading


August 01, 2014

At The Gerald Ryan Outreach Center, Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Provide Nutritious Meals For More Children Over The Summer

Wyandanch, NY - Standing at Gerald Ryan Outreach Center, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature DuWayne Gregory, Babylon Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Long Island Cares and Island Harvest, discussed bipartisan legislation which would expand the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. The legislation would help improve nutrition and enhance learning in underserved areas by better integrating summer education … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce $15,300 In Federal Funding For Syracuse Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Syracuse Fire Department has been awarded $15,300 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Syracuse Fire Department will use this grant to purchase a BullEx Attack Digital Fire Training System, which will allow the Department to create a simulated fire in a high rise building so that … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Gillibrand Introduces New Cyber-Security Legislation After New 9/11 Commission Report Released Last Week Concluded A "9/10 Ability To Protect Against Cyber-Attacks

Washington, D.C. - On the tenth anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Report last week, the report's authors outlined current threats to our national security in a document called "Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of The 9/11 Commission Report." The authors - members of the original 9/11 Commission - concluded that the country now has "a September 10th ability to guard against cyber-attacks." In response to this assessment, Senator Gillibrand today introduced the Cyber Information … Continue Reading


July 31, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $686,000 For The FDNY Foundation; Investment Will Help Expand ‘Senior Citizens Alarm Installation Campaign’ By Dispatching Firefighters To Install Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors For Senior Citizens Throughout New York City

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $686,337 in federal funding for the FDNY Foundation. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Fire Prevention and Safety program (FP&S). Earlier this month, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand sent a letter to urging FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate to swiftly approve the funding for the FDNY. "This much-needed federal funding will provide the FDNY with the resources needed to expand their … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $485,000 For Suffolk County Fire Departments; Investment Means Vital Equipment For First Responders At Lindenhurst & Orient Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $176,850 in federal funding for Lindenhurst Fire Department and $308,750 in federal funding for Orient Fire District. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Lindenhurst Fire Department will use the federal funds to purchase approximately 30 self-contained breathing apparatus. The Orient Fire District will use the federal funds to purchase a new … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Gillibrand Statement On Today’s Senate Hearing On Paid Family Leave

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today after the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) held a subcommittee hearing entitled Paid Family Leave: The Benefits for Businesses and Working Families. Gillibrand has been a vocal leader urging Congress to join every other industrialized nation in the world by passing federal legislation that would create paid maternity leave, in addition to medical leave. Gillibrand's Family … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Bipartisan Bill Takes Aim At Sexual Assault On Campuses, Protecting Students, Boosting Accountability And Transparency At Colleges And Universities

WASHINGTON - New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions-including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation's new standards for training, data and best practices. Amid troubling reports of cases of sexual violence at colleges and universities, the Campus Safety and Accountability Act was … Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel Announce City Of New Rochelle Will Receive More Than $1.8 Million In FEMA Funding To Repair Damages To Hudson Park Infrastructure Damaged By Hurricane Sandy

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel announced that the City of New Rochelle will receive $1,839,599.10 in federal funding to repair damages sustained to Hudson Park during Hurricane Sandy. This funding will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which will shoulder 90 percent of the total cost of rebuilding and rehabilitation. The funding will reimburse New Rochelle for repairs to the stacked stone wall, sundeck, … Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Major Grant For Siena College

LOUDONVILLE - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that Siena College will receive funding in the amount of $687,876 to support the Siena Plan for Attracting and Retaining Computer Scientists (SPARCS). The grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will boost local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and continue the tradition of innovation and excellence in Capital Region … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Sen. Gillibrand and Sen. Cruz Lead Senate Bipartisan Denouncement of Hamas' Use Of Human Shields, Supporting Israel's Right To Self-Defense

Washington, DC - U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, filed a resolution with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to condemn the use of civilians as human shields by the terrorist group Hamas and support Israel's right to self-defense. A similar resolution is sponsored in the House by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Florida, and Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida. "The use of human shields by Hamas is deplorable," said Sen. Gillibrand. "The international community must stand up against this terrorist … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $2.1 Million To Improve Emergency Preparedness For Religious Institutions & Organizations In-And-Around NYC; Grants Awarded To 30 At-Risk Jewish Schools & Congregations

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that 30 New York Jewish organizations, including schools and congregations, and more have received a combined total of $2,188,517 for the 2014 fiscal year as Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Awardees. The program, run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), awards federal funds to nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of a national terrorist attack to … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce, After Their Push, Village Of Westfield In Chautauqua County To Receive Over $2.1 Million In Federal Funding For Waste-Water Treatment Project – Project Expected To Create & Retain 150 Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that, after their push, the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County will receive $2,116,400 in federal funding for upgrades to the village's waste-water treatment facility. This funding will be allocated by the federal Economic Development Agency (EDA) and will greatly benefit Chautauqua County's grape producers and processors. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that this waste-water treatment plant helps support the … Continue Reading

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