Press Releases

February 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Binghamton to Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Families Struggling with Substance Use Disorder in New York

Binghamton, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Family & Children's Counseling Services to announce her bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It would also … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Rochester to Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Families Struggling With Substance Use Disorder in New York

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence to announce her bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

As New York Farmers Struggle Against Influx of Cheap Canadian Produce, Gillibrand and Schumer Call For Investigation Into Unfair Trade Subsidies

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called for investigations into unfair trade subsidies to Canadian growers, as New York State onion farmers struggle against an influx of produce, priced below the price of production, coming across the border. "New York State is home to prime onion-producing land, yet our farmers are unable to sell their goods in a domestic market that is flooded by … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

Gillibrand Denounces Trump Administration Global Entry Policy Targeting New Yorkers

Washington, DC - Addressing the Trump administration's announcement that the Department of Homeland Security is temporarily banning New York residents from enrolling in Global Entry, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "Once again, the Trump administration is misusing the federal government for political retribution. There is no factual basis for this policy-its true design is to punish New York for embracing diversity and … Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

Senator Gillibrand Statement on Vote to Convict President Trump

Washington, DC - Addressing her votes to convict President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Senator Gillibrand issued the following statement: "The Senate failed the American people today. Despite overwhelming evidence that President Trump abused his power and obstructed Congress, Senate Republicans voted to acquit him, putting their personal ambitions and political futures ahead of the Constitution they swore to uphold. "I voted to convict President Trump because I … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Hours Before President Trump Gives The State Of The Union, Gillibrand Highlights Issues She Hopes To See In President’s Address

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Remarks HERE** Washington, DC - Hours before President Trump gives the State of the Union, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her priorities for New Yorkers and our country, and what she hopes to see included in the president's address. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as delivered: Thank you for joining me. Tonight, President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address, touching on the developments of the past year and his agenda going … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Gillibrand, Portman Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Clear Federal Criminal Records of Human Trafficking Victims

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), today announced bipartisan legislation, the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2020, which would clear the federal criminal records of the survivors of human trafficking. Human trafficking is a form of slavery that affects an estimated 40.3 million victims globally, including hundreds of thousands of people in the United States. Survivors of human trafficking are commonly charged with crimes - such as … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Nearly $27 Million in Federal Funding for the Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-20) today announced $26.9 million in federal funding for the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA). The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Transportation Capital Investment Grants program and will be used to provide faster, more direct, and more reliable transit service along the Hudson River Corridor. Specifically, the … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues to Vote to Convict President Trump

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to vote to convict President Trump. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as delivered: Colleagues, over the past few weeks, we have conducted the third impeachment trial in our entire nation's history for a president. Let's be perfectly clear about something. Democrats did not want to impeach President Trump. From the … Continue Reading


February 03, 2020

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Vote To Convict President Trump

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to vote to convict President Trump. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as delivered: Colleagues, over the past few weeks, we have conducted the third impeachment trial in our entire nation's history for a president. Let's be perfectly clear about something. Democrats did not want to impeach President Trump. From the … Continue Reading


February 03, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$1.3 Million in FEMA Funding For Oswego River Walk Restoration

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,396,687.61 in federal funding for critical repairs to the River Walk West in the city of Oswego. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to restore Oswego's River Walk West, which has been severely damaged by flooding that took place on Lake Ontario in 2017 and 2019. "The flooding of Lake … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On Republicans Voting To Block Witnesses And Relevant Documents In The Impeachment Trial Of President Trump

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on Republicans voting to block witnesses and relevant documents in the impeachment trial of President Trump: "This is a sad day for our democracy and an ominous chapter in our nation's history. Despite pledging to do impartial justice, Republicans conducted a sham trial from the beginning, voting to bar witnesses with first-hand knowledge of the president's crimes, and blocking the admission of relevant … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce USDA Approved Natural Disaster Designation for 43 Upstate New York Counties that Suffered Heavy Rains and Severe Flooding During 2019 Farming Season

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Sonny Perdue, approved a natural disaster designation for 43 Upstate New York counties that suffered heavy rains and severe flooding during the 2019 farming season. This designation allows communities hurt by extreme weather to access certain federal assistance, such as emergency loans and other aid programs, from the Farm … Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey, Engel, Maloney Call On Nuclear Regulatory Commission To Hold A Public Hearing Before Moving Forward On Indian Point License Transfer

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY-17), Eliot Engel (D-NY-16), and Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) today sent a letter to the Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Kristine Svinicki, calling on the Commission to hold a public hearing before taking any action to approve transferring the NRC license for the Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan, NY, from … Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Equip Female Service Members with Proper Fitting Body Armor

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, announced her cosponsorship of the Female Body Armor Modernization Act of 2019 to help equip female and male service members with properly fitting personal protective equipment (PPE). Often, access to female-specific or non-standard male body armor is severely limited and mostly issued to service members who are deploying, and not during initial entry training (IET) or … Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Amidst Persistent And Growing Spate Of Hate Crimes Across New York, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce FEMA & DHS-Led Webinars On Nonprofit Security Grant Program For LI Nonprofits Like Schools, Shuls, Congregations And More; Senators Call On FEMA & NYS DHSES To Hold Public Forum In Five Towns Community To Assist Applicants

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, in partnership with the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, is hosting nine webinars on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) over the next couple of months for faith-based, community, and nonprofit partners. The webinars will include an overview of the NSGP, information on grant program … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Following Horrific Monsey Attack, Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Announce FEMA & DHS-Led Webinars For Rockland Nonprofits, Such As Schools And Houses Of Worship, On Fed Security Grant Program; Call On NYS DHSES To Hold Public Forum To Assist Rockland Applicants Asap

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and House Appropriations Chairwoman Nita Lowey today announced that, following their push, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are teaming up to host nine webinars on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) between January and March to give faith-based, community, and nonprofit partners, such as churches and synagogues, across the nation, including those … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Amidst Persistent And Growing Spate Of Hate Crimes In New York City, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce FEMA & DHS-Led Webinars On Nonprofit Security Grant Program For NYC Nonprofits Like Schools, Shuls, Congregations And More; Senators Call On FEMA & NYS DHSES To Hold Public Forum In Brooklyn To Assist Applicants

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate, in partnership with the DHS Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, is hosting nine webinars on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) over the next couple of months for faith-based, community, and nonprofit partners. The webinars will include an overview of the NSGP, information on grant program … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From The Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Capital Region to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military and Air Force Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from the Capital Region to attend these distinguished … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From Central New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Central New York to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from Central New York to attend these distinguished … Continue Reading

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