Press Releases

July 10, 2014

Gillibrand-Fattah Bill To Connect Youth With Strong Job Opportunities Passes Congress – Heads To The President’s Desk To Be Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) today announced key provisions from their legislation to help increase employment among at-risk youth passed Congress as part of a bipartisan, bicameral deal - the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) - which reauthorizes federal job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). The bill now heads to the President's desk to be signed into law. The Urban Jobs Act would provide … Continue Reading


July 10, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Senate Passage of Bill To Create Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Dan Maffei today announced Senate passage of legislation to establish the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn as a National Historical Park, which would also encompass the Tubman Home for the Aged, the Thompson Memorial AME Zion Church and Rectory. The bill also establishes the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland. Schumer and Gillibrand are sponsors of the Senate legislation, … Continue Reading


July 09, 2014

Hobby Lobby: Schumer, Gillibrand To Introduce Legislative Fix To Protect Women’s Health In Aftermath Of Supreme Court Decision

(Washington, D.C.)- Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce the Protect Women's Health from Corporate Interference Act to restore the contraceptive coverage requirement guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act and protect coverage of other health services from employers who want to impose their beliefs on their employees by denying benefits. Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Louise Slaughter (D-NY) are introducing companion … Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce FEMA Has Issued Disaster Declaration For 11 Upstate Counties, Which Will Unlock Critical Federal Funds That Will Help Upstate NY Recover From Recent Storms & Flooding

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced New York State's request for federal support to help communities across upstate New York recover from recent severe flooding has been approved. Specifically, the Major Disaster Declaration for 11 impacted counties includes Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Delaware, Herkimer, Lewis, Livingston, Ontario, Otsego, Steuben, and Yates. Back-to-back severe storms in May and June caused significant flooding, forcing residents … Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $500,000 For Capital Region Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced nearly $500,000 in federal funding for Capital Region fire departments. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program's priorities and demonstrate financial need. "These much-needed federal funds will help six Capital … Continue Reading


July 08, 2014

After Harmful Algal Blooms Found In Long Island Lakes & Waterways, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Stop The Spread Of Harmful Algal Blooms Signed Into Law By The President

Washington, D.C. - After harmful algal bloom was discovered in a Southampton pond this month, totaling four water bodies across Suffolk County tainted with this bacteria, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, today announced that President Obama recently signed into law the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act, bipartisan legislation aimed to help prevent the spread of harmful algal blooms in New York … Continue Reading


July 07, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $165,000 For The Briarcliff Manor Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $167,451 in federal funding for the Briarcliff Manor Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Briarcliff Manor Fire Department will use these federal funds to purchase a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) fill station, a mobile data terminal and pagers for firefighters and emergency … Continue Reading


July 07, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $580,000 In Federal Funds For Suffolk County Fire Departments; Investment Means Vital Equipment For First Responders At Medford Fire District, Jamesport Fire Dept & Gordon Heights Fire District

United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that three fire departments on Suffolk County are set to receive a total of $583,786 in federal funding. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Jamesport Fire Department is set to receive $24,791 in federal funding to purchase protective equipment for fire fighters. Some of these items include: eight helmets, eight fire … Continue Reading


July 07, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $11.5 Million In Federal Sandy Aid For Critical Runway Repairs At JFK And Laguardia Airports

New York - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding $11.5 million in federal funding to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) for Superstorm Sandy-impacted damage to both JFK and LaGuardia Airports' arrestor bed technology designed to prevent aircraft from overrunning runways, known as Engineered Material Arresting System (EMAS). An estimated $8.24 million will go towards JFK Airport … Continue Reading


July 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $20,000 In Federal Funds For Cortlandville Fire District In Cortland County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $23,465 in federal funding for the Cortlandville Fire District in Cortland County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase 2,500 feet of new fire hoses and six nozzles. The hose and its nozzles have reached the end of their reliable life and have begun deteriorating, making the need for new equipment … Continue Reading


July 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $40,000 In Federal Funds For Village Of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department In Hamilton County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $40,128 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE is designed to protect firefighters from serious injuries resulting from contact with chemical, physical or … Continue Reading


July 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $40,000 For Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $40,945 in federal funding for the Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance in Yates County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Middlesex Valley Volunteer Ambulance will use these federal funds to purchase new life-saving medical equipment. "Our firefighters are our local heroes-they protect our residents and our … Continue Reading


July 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $925,000 In Funding For Groundwork Usa In Yonkers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide $928,592 for Groundwork USA in Yonkers, to provide technical assistance to communities working to clean up their brownfield sites. Federal funding was awarded through EPA's Brownfields Program, which helps communities assess, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated properties. "This major award from the EPA will tremendously benefit the City … Continue Reading


July 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Over $850,000 In Federal Funding For Six Fire Departments In Onondaga County

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Dan Maffei today announced that six fire departments in Onondaga County have been awarded a total of $852,225 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Taunton Fire Department, together with departments in Solvay, Lakeside, Onondaga Hill and the Northwest Fire District, will use a regional grant to replace outdated equipment with … Continue Reading


July 01, 2014

Gillibrand, Reed Announce Key Senate Committee Passage Of Legislation To Name Corning Post Office After Fallen Army Specialist

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tom Reed today announced legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Corning after Army Specialist Ryan Jayne passed out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Army Specialist Ryan Jayne is an Elmira native who died in 2012 while serving in Afghanistan. The legislation passed the House on June 17, 2014 and now heads to the Senate floor for a final vote. "Specialist Jayne served with truly … Continue Reading


July 01, 2014

Gillibrand, Collins Announce Key Senate Committee Passage Of Legislation To Name Alden Post Office After Fallen Army Sergeant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Chris Collins today announced legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Alden after Army Sergeant Brett Gornewicz passed out of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Army Sergeant Brett Gornewicz is an Alden native who died in 2012 while courageously serving in Afghanistan. The legislation passed the U.S. House of Representatives on June 17, 2014, and now heads to the Senate floor for a final … Continue Reading


July 01, 2014

At Gillibrand’s Urging, Albany Pine Bush Preserve Designated National Natural Landmark

Washington, D.C. - At U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's urging, Albany Pine Bush Preserve, a 3,200-acre nature preserve, received a National Natural Landmark (NNL) designation. Senator Gillibrand sent a letter to U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell in September 2013, highlighting the Albany Pine Bush's unique ecosystem. "The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is a unique sanctuary," Senator Gillibrand said. "The National Natural Landmark status will help preserve this park for … Continue Reading


July 01, 2014

Gillibrand Statement On Deaths Of Three Israeli Teenagers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement as funerals are being held today for three kidnapped and murdered Israeli teenagers Naftali Frankel, Eyal Yifrach, and Gilad Shaar. "My thoughts and prayers are with the three families and with the Israeli people in this moment of great tragedy and loss. Those responsible for these heinous and cold-blooded murders must be held accountable. If, as suspected, members of Hamas are responsible, it is further … Continue Reading


June 30, 2014

Senator Gillibrand’s Statement On Supreme Court Hobby Lobby Decision

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement following the Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that closely held companies with religious objections can opt out of providing contraception coverage: "I am disappointed in today's misguided ruling. It is shocking that in 2014 women still have to fight over access to birth control. For the first time in our history, the Supreme Court has declared that some for-profit corporations have … Continue Reading


June 30, 2014

Gillibrand, Colleagues Urge Indian Prime Minister To Combat Gender-Based Violence And Improve Safety Of Women In India

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and nine of her colleagues sent a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this month urging him to take immediate action to combat gender-based violence and improve the safety of women and girls in India. The Senators' letter to the newly-elected Prime Minister comes after reports that two young Indian girls were raped and murdered in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh. The letter was also signed by U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer … Continue Reading

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