Press Releases

June 19, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hanna Announce New York’s Chobani And Upstate Niagara Have Won Bid To Provide Greek Yogurt For One Month Of Pilot Program In Public Schools – Company Will Now Provide Yogurt To Public Schools In 7 States From Beginning Of School Year In August Through September

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representative Richard Hanna today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded New York's Chobani Yogurt with a one-month contract to provide its yogurt to public schools across seven states through the USDA's School Lunch Program Pilot. These states will include New York, Arizona, Idaho, California, Iowa, Illinois, and Mississippi. Chobani will be providing its greek yogurt from the beginning of the … Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Push To Secure $1 Million In Federal Funds To Develop Long-Term Plan To Upgrade Transportation Infrastructure In Newburgh

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced their push to secure a $1 million federal grant to develop a long-term framework to bolster and upgrade transit infrastructure in Newburgh. The Senators announced that they are seeking the funding for this project through the federal Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant program, which provides funding for road, rail, transit and port projects … Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Final Congressional Passage Of Bipartisan Legislation To Stop The Spread Of Harmful Algal Blooms In NY Waterways – Heads To Presidents Desk To Be Signed Into Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, today announced final Congressional passage of the Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act, bipartisan legislation that can help prevent the spread of harmful algal blooms in New York State waterways. The bill now heads to President Barack Obama for signature. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) are a problem across New York, and have resulted in the … Continue Reading


June 18, 2014

Gillibrand Announces $125,000 In Rural Development Funding For Habitat For Humanity Affiliates Across Upstate New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $125,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Community Development Initiative Grant Program for Habitat for Humanity New York State, Inc (HFH-NYS). The organization's nine local affiliates throughout upstate New York will use the funding to get training and technical assistance on board development, family selection and mortgage compliance, finance management, fundraising and resource … Continue Reading


June 17, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge President Obama & FEMA To Quickly Approve Disaster Declaration For Upstate Communities

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged President Barack Obama to swiftly approve New York State's request for federal support in light of the severe flooding in communities across upstate New York. Specifically, Schumer and Gillibrand are requesting swift approval of a Major Disaster Declaration for the impacted counties that include Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Delaware, Herkimer, Lewis, Livingston, Ontario, Otsego, Steuben and Yates Counties. Back-to-back … Continue Reading


June 17, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Push To Secure Over $11.3 Million In Federal Funds To Make City Of Kingston A Regional Rail Trail Hub – Project Would Connect 4 Major Regional Rail Trails, Make Key Throughfares More Pedestrian- & Bike-Friendly

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced they are pushing to secure a $11.3 million federal grant that would transform the City of Kingston's rail trail system by linking four major regional trails in the city's center, creating a hub for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as improving accessibility for vehicle traffic. These rail trails would link the Wallkill Valley, O&W Rondout, Kingston Point and Catskill Mountain rail trails, culminating at the … Continue Reading


June 16, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Push to Secure Federal Funding That Will Improve Access To & Spur Redevelopment of Isolated Former Glenwood Power Plant in Yonkers – Better Transportation Is Key to Turning Plant into World-Class Cultural Center & Redeveloping Waterfront Area for Residents, Business, Tourism

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand launched their push to secure a $14 million federal grant that would spur the ongoing revitalization of the Glenwood Power Plant, and the surrounding area, by improving access to the site. Schumer and Gillibrand announced that they are seeking the funding for this project through the federal Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant program, which provides funding for road, … Continue Reading


June 16, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Push To Secure Over $10 Million In Federal Funds To Transform City Of Ithaca’s Bus System, Make Key Throughfares More Pedestrian- & Bike- Friendly & Promote Connectivity To Massive Ithaca Commons Overhaul

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced they are pushing to secure a $10.7 million federal grant that would transform the City of Ithaca's bus system and make improvements to streets downtown, making them more pedestrian- and bike-friendly. This federal funding from the Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant program would be used to transform the key transit routes of Stewart Avenue and College Avenue … Continue Reading


June 16, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Push to Secure $2 Million to Make Critical Repairs to Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced their push to secure a $2 million federal grant that would make critical repairs to the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. The Senators announced that they are seeking the funding for this project through the federal Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant program, which provides funding for road, rail, transit and port projects that promise … Continue Reading


June 12, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $60,000 for Goshen Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $61,760 in federal funding for Goshen Fire District in Orange County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) fill station. Both Senators Schumer and Gillibrand wrote letters to Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig … Continue Reading


June 12, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $66,000 For Wilton Emergency Squad

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $66,604 in federal funding for Wilton Emergency Squad in Saratoga County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to begin competency and scenario based training for emergency squad members. The funding will also be used to purchase life-like adult simulators that can be programmed to have various ailments a … Continue Reading


June 12, 2014

Gillibrand & Higgins Announce 5-Year, $1.4M Award For Summer Cancer Research Programs At Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) today announced $280,332 in 2014 funding for Roswell Park Cancer Institute's (RPCI) Summer Research Experience Programs in Cancer Sciences and Oncology in Buffalo. This federal funding, part of a five-year, $1.4 million allocation, will be used to engage college and medical school students in research and clinical internships. "It is critical that we continue to invest in cutting-edge, life-saving cancer … Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $700,000 for Rochester-Finger Lakes Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $700,000 in federal grant money for three Rochester-Finger Lakes are fire departments. Specifically, the Canandaigua Emergency Squad in Ontario County will receive $445,274, the Fishers Fire District in Ontario County will receive $168,150, and the Bennington Volunteer Fire Company in Wyoming County will receive $97,546. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) … Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

Gillibrand, Slaughter Announce Brockport Post Office to Be Named After Fallen Army Staff Sergeant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter today announced final passage of legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Brockport after Nicholas Reid, a Brockport native and Army Staff Sergeant who died as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion while serving in Afghanistan. The legislation passed in late May and was signed into law by President Barack Obama earlier this week. "Staff Sergeant Reid served with truly heroic bravery," … Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

Gillibrand Statement on Filibuster of Student Loan Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today after the Senate blocked the advancement of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act legislation introduced by Senator Elizabeth Warren. New York graduates are currently saddled with an estimated $60 billion in student loan debt, this legislation would help tens of millions of graduates refinance their federal student loans. National student loan debt is now approximately $1.2 trillion, … Continue Reading


June 11, 2014

After FDA Apparently Backtracks From Altering Cheese-Making Process, Gillibrand Urges FDA to Issue Clear Guidelines Ensuring Artisan Cheese Makers Can Continue to Use Wooden Boards

Washington, DC - After the U.S. Federal and Drug Administration (FDA) seemed to backtrack from banning the traditional practice of aging artisanal cheese on wooden boards, leaving New York artisan cheese makers and small businesses in limbo over whether or not the agency may still crack down on the practice, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the FDA to issue clear guidelines to assure that artisan cheese makers can continue to use the decades-old practice without fear and outline … Continue Reading


June 09, 2014

Gillibrand Urges VA to Reimburse NY Veterans Who Sought Emergency Care at Civilian Hospitals

New York - After the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied reimbursement for at least six New York veterans who needed urgent, timely care for their medical emergencies at civilian hospitals, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today urged Acting Secretary of Veterans Affairs Sloan Gibson to provide clear guidance to VA officials to ensure veterans who paid out-of-pocket for civilian care in medical emergencies are securing the … Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce Over $5 Million in Federal Funding For Brookhaven Calabro Airport and Long Island Macarthur Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Tim Bishop today announced $1,487,534 million in Federal Aviation Administration funding for Brookhaven Calabro Airport and nearly $3.6 million in funding for Long Island MacArthur Airport. The Department of Transportation funding will provide for the rehabilitation of the taxiway lighting system for taxiways, installation of new runway visual guidance system and rotating beacon at Brookhaven Calabro Airport. The … Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Finger Lakes Airports To Receive Over $1.8 Million In DOT Funding For Infrastructure, Safety Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that three Finger Lakes region airports will receive approximately $1.8 million in total funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport infrastructure and facility upgrades. Specifically, Penn Yan Airport in Yates County will receive $201,330 to conduct an airport pavement study for infrastructure upgrades and $198,000 for the purchase of snow removal equipment. Dansville Airport in Livingston County … Continue Reading


June 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Dutchess County Regional Airport to Receive More Than $1 Million in DOT Funding For Infrastructure Improvements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Dutchess County Airport will receive $1,000,800 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. "I am pleased to add this federal investment to the list of 'arrivals' at Dutchess County Regional airport," said Senator Schumer. "We should always strive to achieve the highest standards of aviation safety, and this funding will support that goal by repairing and … Continue Reading

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