Press Releases

July 28, 2014

Senators Gillibrand, Warren & Feinstein Question FDA About Efforts To Curb Antibiotic Overuse In Food Animals

Washington, DC - United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter today to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg requesting information about the FDA's efforts to curb the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production. "The use of antibiotics in food-producing animals must be reduced as part of the effort to preserve the efficacy of antibiotics," the senators wrote. "Research has shown … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Standing On The Shore Of Mirror Lake, Gillibrand Discusses Legislation To Prevent Future Invasive Species

Lake Placid, NY - Standing on the shore of Mirror Lake, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, today discusses her comprehensive legislation to stop the spread of invasive species and protect New York's waterways. Senator Gillibrand's bill, which was recently the subject of the key Senate Committee hearing, would protect New York from the threat of invasive species by preventing the importation of potentially harmful species across … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

After Gillibrand’s Push, Va Replaces Cross With Star Of David On Wwii Veteran’s Grave

New York - After a Queens rabbi discovered that the grave of his distant relative, a Jewish World War II soldier, was marked with a Christian cross instead of a Star of David, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand immediately urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the soldier's resting place is properly honored by replacing the incorrect symbol with the Star of David on his headstone. A headstone, known as matzeivah, signifies the final resting-place of a Jewish person. It is … Continue Reading


July 25, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $66,000 For The West Crescent Fire District In Saratoga County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $66,037 in federal funding for the West Crescent Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The West Crescent Fire District will use these federal funds to purchase 14 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). These SCBA air-packs help firefighters breathe when in burning buildings and hazardous … Continue Reading


July 25, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $230,000 For Three Fire Departments In Broome County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $236,978 in federal funding for the Harpursville, West Colesville, and Sanitaria Springs Fire Districts in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). These three fire departments will split this grant and use these federal funds to purchase a 44 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The Harpursville … Continue Reading


July 25, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $680,000 In Fed Funds To Equip All 764 Emergency Responders In Wyoming County With New Radio Equipment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $688,950 in federal funding for the Silver Springs Fire Department, which applied for these funds on behalf of all 18 county fire departments and the one independent EMS squad. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will equip 100 percent of the 764 emergency responders within Wyoming County with tone-in, analog … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Plattsburgh International Airport To Receive More Than $75,000 In Federal Funds

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $76,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds. The airport will utilize these funds to study the airfield and determine which trees and other obstructions will need to be removed. Schumer explained that there is an imaginary surface over the airfield that is not allowed to be obstructed up to a certain height. Trees and buildings need to be removed or marked … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Gillibrand Statement On Un Human Rights Council’s Anti-Israel Resolution

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council voted in a special session yesterday for a resolution that will launch an inquiry into alleged human rights violations by Israel. "I am greatly disappointed but not surprised that once again the UN Human Rights Council has taken a biased and one-sided approach against Israel. The resolution that came out of the UN Human Rights Council yesterday has little … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Genesee County Airport To Receive $630,000 In Federal Funds

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Genesee County Airport will receive $630,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds. The airport will utilize these funds to construct and pave the taxiway area that will become home to 16 hangar structures. These hangars, which are closed structures that hold airport aircraft in protective storage, will allow more planes to come into and fly out of the airport. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that this … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $100,000 For Rochester Institute Of Technology

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $98,888 in funding for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The funding will be used to complete phase II of their fuel cell research project. The project will focus on fuel cell integration and the funding will be used to create the design for a prototype residential power system, which will be used to power a lawn … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $250,000 In Federal Funds For Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $248,995 in federal funding for three Hudson Valley fire departments. The Village of Larchmont Fire Department in Westchester County will receive $59,375, the Philipstown North Highlands Fire District in Putnam County will receive $110,675 and the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County will receive $78,945. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Nearly $210,000 In Federal Funding For Weedsport Fire Department

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that the Weedsport Fire Department has been awarded $209,562 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Weedsport Fire Department will use this grant to purchase 25 new self-contained breathing apparatus and other equipment, including self-rescue ropes and helmets. "These much-needed funds will allow the … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

After Schumer-Gillibrand Push, Feds Find Nine Countries Are Guilty Of Dumping Foreign Steel, Senators Announce Feds Take Major Step To Protect New York Steel Jobs From Unfairly Priced Foreign Imports

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), in their final determination, has found that companies from nine countries are dumping steel pipe products into the United States. In May, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand joined 55 of their colleagues to urge the DOC to engage in a thorough investigation of possible dumping of certain steel pipes, called Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG), which threatened U.S. … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.6 Million For Westchester County Airport

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $1,687,500 federal grant to the Westchester County Airport for important infrastructure improvements. Specifically, Westchester County Airport will acquire updated snow removal and deicing equipment, which will keep the airport and aircrafts serviceable during snow periods and enhance the efficiency and safety of operations. Furthermore, funding … Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

Gillibrand, Hanna Announce Army Corps Approves Mohawk Valley Edge’s Wetland Permit, Last Major Hurdle In Moving Chip Fab Forward In Oneida County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Richard Hanna announced that the Army Corps of Engineers approved the wetland permit for the site being developed by Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises (EDGE) to attract the chip fabrication industry to Marcy, New York. For several years, EDGE has been actively engaged in the development of the site to attract a semiconductor manufacturing facility in Marcy; the effort has broad support from the … Continue Reading


July 23, 2014

At Gillibrand’s Urging, Dot Proposes New Rules For Transporting Hazardous Materials, Including The Phasing Out Of Dot-111 Tankers

Washington, D.C. - At U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's urging, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for transporting crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The new proposed rule would also propose new operational requirements that would reduce operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains. DOT also announced an Advanced Notice … Continue Reading


July 22, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Nearly $4 Million To Rehabilitate Runway At Albany International Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that Albany International Airport will receive $3,978,545.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. The federal funding will be used to rehabilitate the existing Runway, the pavement of which is nearing the end of its useful life. This federally funded grant will be issued as a multi-year grant and dispensed with $1,248,827 in fiscal … Continue Reading


July 22, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $100,000 In Fed Funding For Hudson River Museum Of Westchester – Funds Will Help Create Public Art Pieces & Bring First-Ever River Arts Festival To City Of Yonkers

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $100,000 in federal funding will be awarded to the Hudson River Museum of Westchester. This funding will be provided through the National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) "Our Town" grant program, and will be used to help the museum partner with the City of Yonkers to host the first-ever Downtown Yonkers River Arts Festival. As a part of this festival, the museum and city will be working to support local artists in the … Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $140,000 For Coventry Emergency Squad

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $143,925 in federal funding for the Coventry Emergency Squad in Chenango County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Coventry Emergency Squad will use these federal funds to purchase a new ambulance. "These much-needed funds will allow the Coventry Emergency Squad to invest in the new ambulance they need to do … Continue Reading


July 21, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel Announce, After Their Push, City Of New Rochelle Will Receive More Than $1.4 Million In FEMA Funding To Repair Damages To Municipal Marina And Docks 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 $1,408,044.61 in federal funding to repair damages sustained to the municipal marina and docks 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 total cost for New Rochelle to repair the damaged marina offices … Continue Reading

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