Press Releases

March 31, 2021

Gillibrand Makes Historic Recommendation For U.S. Attorney, Recommends Carla Freedman To Be First Woman Confirmed To Lead Northern District

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recommended Carla Freedman for U.S. Attorney for the Northern District. With Senator Gillibrand's historic recommendation, Ms. Freedman could be the first woman confirmed to lead the Northern District. "I'm proud to recommend Carla Freedman to be U.S. Attorney for the Northern District. She is an accomplished and passionate attorney who has dedicated her career to equal justice under the law," said Senator Gillibrand. "Ms. Freedman is a brilliant legal … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Invest $6 Billion In Emergency Broadband To Close Growing Education Gap And Ensure Families Can Access Essential Online Services During Pandemic

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation to invest $6 billion for the Emergency Broadband Benefit program to help close the homework gap and ensure families across New York can access essential online services. The Emergency Broadband Connections Act will bolster funding for the program, which provides $50 per month to workers who have been laid off or furloughed during the pandemic and $75 per month on Tribal lands, along with a range of other assistance. The legislation also … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Gillibrand, Cornyn Call On Biden Administration To Implement Overdue NDAA Provisions To Bolster Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and John Cornyn (R-TX) called on the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and Labor to implement long overdue provisions included in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing. Last Congress, Gillibrand and Cornyn led the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America (CHIPS) Act (S. 3933) and the American Foundries Act (S.4130) and successfully included provisions in … Continue Reading


March 30, 2021

Gillibrand, Colleagues Push For $55B In Capital Investments For Northeast Corridor Passenger Rail

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined a group of 12 other senators from states along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) in a letter urging President Biden to support $55 billion in long-term funding for passenger rail infrastructure in order to repair the NEC rail network. The letter also calls for robust support to expand Amtrak passenger rail service nationwide. The senators are calling for an ambitious $55 billion over 10 years in dedicated federal funding to expand commuting zones, create … Continue Reading


March 29, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $100 Million For Flooding And Disaster Management Projects On Long Island

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $106,102,329 in federal funding for emergency and disaster prevention projects on Long Island. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help safeguard our communities from natural disasters and better prepare for future flooding and severe storms in the town of Long Beach, West Islip, and Nassau County. "I was proud … Continue Reading


March 29, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Invest In Workforce Training And Get New Yorkers Back To Work

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation to invest in high quality workforce training so that New Yorkers have the necessary skills for in demand jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. New York State lost more than 1 million jobs between January 2020-January 2021 and the state's annual average unemployment rate grew to 10.0% last year from 3.8% in 2019. Because of the changing pandemic economy, access to affordable and high-quality job training will be critical to help … Continue Reading


March 29, 2021

Gillibrand Y Bennet Anuncian Las Guías Para El Programa De La “Fuerza De Salud” Y Hacen Un Llamado Para Que Haya Reclutamientos Equitativos En Las Comunidades Desatendidas

Hoy, los senadores de los Estados Unidos Kirsten Gillibrand y Michael Bennet enviaron recomendaciones y guías al Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) y a los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC) mientras que la administración labora para implementar el programa de la Fuerza de Salud para combatir la pandemia. El Plan de Rescate Estadounidense que se aprobó recientemente destinó $7.66 mil millones para una nueva fuerza de salud … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Marco Rubio Introduce Landmark Burn Pits Legislation, Championed By Congressman Raul Ruiz In The House; Announce April 13th Press Conference With Jon Stewart And Veterans Advocates

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan and bicameral Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act, championed in the House by Congressman Raul Ruiz M.D (D-CA) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA). This bill would streamline the process for veterans to obtain VA benefits for illness due to exposure to burn pit and other toxic exposures. Approximately 3.5 million veterans have been exposed to burn … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Gillibrand And Member Of White House Council Of Economic Advisors Highlight Efforts In American Rescue Plan To Reduce Child Poverty, Help Women And Families Recover From Economic Crisis

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Heather Boushey, co-founder of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and member of the Biden Administration's Council of Economic Advisors, highlighted efforts in the American Rescue Plan to reduce child poverty and help women and families recover from the economic crisis. The legislation provides critical tools to help rebuild a stronger, more equitable economy. "The American Rescue Plan is one of the most significant pieces of … Continue Reading


March 26, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $400 Million In Federal Funding For 63 Community Health Centers Across New York State

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $396,801,375 in emergency federal funding for 63 community health centers (CHCs) across New York State. These funds, provided in the American Rescue Plan, will give New York's CHCs the support needed to expand COVID-19 vaccination, testing, and treatment for underserved populations. CHCs are on the frontline of health care in the United States, particularly in rural and underserved areas, and … Continue Reading


March 24, 2021

Gillibrand, Bennet Announce Guidelines For ‘Health Force’ Program And Call For Equitable Hiring In Underserved Communities

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Michael Bennet sent recommendations and guidelines to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as the administration works to implement the Health Force program to combat the pandemic. The recently passed American Rescue Plan delivered $7.66 billion for a new public health workforce based on Gillibrand and Bennet's "Health Force'' legislation to expand the nation's public health jobs and … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Gillibrand Introduces Bill To Guarantee Access To Counsel For Children During Immigration Removal Proceedings

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act, a bill that guarantees access to government-funded legal counsel during removal proceedings for children, individuals with disabilities, victims of abuse, torture, and violence, and those living at or below 200% of the federal poverty line. Unlike American constitutional guarantees in criminal cases, those subjected to immigration removal proceedings do not have a guaranteed … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Gillibrand Presenta Proyecto Para Garantizar El Derecho A Representación Legal A Los Niños Durante Los Procedimientos Migratorios De Deportación

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, hoy presentó el proyecto de ley de Financiación deAbogados para los Procedimientos de Deportación de Indigentes (FAIR, por sus siglas en inglés),que busca garantizar el acceso al acompañamiento legal financiado por el gobierno durante los procedimientos de deportación de niños; personas con discapacidades;víctimas de abuso, tortura y violencia; y aquellos que viven en o debajo del 200 … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $900K In Tenant Protection Vouchers For Hud Assisted Families In New York City

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $909,293 in federal funding for Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) for HUD assisted families in New York City. This federal funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HVCs) and would help the nearly 600,000 individuals living in NYCHA buildings. These vouchers help ensure the continuity of housing assistance for … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Unclassified National Intelligence Brief: Attacks On Asian American Communities Are Wake Up Call To Tackle Online Hate

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement about a declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that highlighted the heightened threat posed by domestic violent extremism in 2021 and that how white supremacist and militia extremists pose the most lethal threat to our country. In the wake of recent targeted attacks against Asian Americans across the country, and in New York, the timely … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Unclassified National Intelligence Brief: Attacks On Asian American Communities Are Wake Up Call To Tackle Online Hate

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement about a declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that highlighted the heightened threat posed by domestic violent extremism in 2021 and that how white supremacist and militia extremists pose the most lethal threat to our country. In the wake of recent targeted attacks against Asian Americans across the country, and in New York, the timely … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Deliver Nearly $2.5 Million In Economic Relief For Airports In Upstate New York

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,454,304 in federal funding for twelve airports across New York State. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Department of Transportation (DOT) and will serve as a lifeline to local airports struggling to stay afloat after nearly a year of limited operations. Airports and tourism play an important role in New York's regional and rural economies and have … Continue Reading


March 22, 2021

Senators Gillibrand, Sanders, And Casey Call On FCC To Swiftly Expand Access To Essential 2-1-1 Program To Thousands Of Vulnerable Americans Who Lack Consistent Cell Service

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) called on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to immediately expand access to essential 2-1-1 calls to thousands of vulnerable Americans who lack consistent cell service. The 2-1-1 hotline provides essential community services for millions of Americans seeking information related to supplemental food and nutrition programs, rental assistance, veteran services, … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Harkness Career & Technical Center to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at Dr. Weeks Elementary School to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, collaborative leadership, … Continue Reading

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