Press Releases

June 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $80,000 for Churchtown Fire Company

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $80,218 in federal funding for Churchtown Fire Company in Columbia County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase new rescue equipment and a diesel exhaust fan for the fire station, which also serves as an emergency shelter in the event of a disaster. "These much-needed federal funds will … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Innovative Education Agenda to Boost Stem Proficiency for Rochester-Finger Lakes Students

Rochester, NY - Standing at Rochester STEM High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, MCC President Anne Kress and Rochester City School District Superintendent Bolgen Vargas, announced today her innovative education agenda to encourage more youths, especially women, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), bolster engineering education programs across New York's elementary, middle, and high schools and encourage the … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

Gillibrand Announces More Than $2.5 Million for Cortland Head Start Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,521,071 in federal funding for Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc. (CAPCO), a Central New York community based organization. This federal investment will support Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. "This is a smart investment that can help give more Cortland County children the chance they deserve to start out strong, and go as far as … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $730,000 for North Country Family Health Center for Jefferson and Lewis Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $732,251 in federal funding for the North Country Family Health Center, which serves both Jefferson and Lewis counties. The Health Resources and Service Administration within the Department of Health and Human Services awarded the funding to help the North Country Family Health Center provide primary health care services for low income families in Jefferson and Lewis Counties "These much-needed federal funds will help … Continue Reading


June 02, 2014

At House Renovated By Schenectady YouthBuild Students, Gillibrand & Tonko Push to Keep Federal Funding for Vital Job Training and Educational Programs

Schenectady, N.Y. - After touring a house that was renovated by Schenectady YouthBuild students over the past two years, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko urged Congress to continue funding vital programs like this that provide job training and educational programming to students. The YouthBuild program's authorization expired in 2012. After YouthBuild was slated for elimination in the House-passed SKILLS Act last year, Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko … Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $216,482 in Federal Funds for Collins Volunteer Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $216,482 in federal funding for Collins Fire District. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funds will be used to purchase new bottles, face pieces, and air packs to replace their self-contained breathing apparatus, which are all approximately 20 years old. "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance … Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $115,000 for Lake George Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $114,950 in federal funding for Lake George Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase a new in-house oxygen system. "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that the Lake George Fire Department needs to replace critical equipment. First responders are our … Continue Reading


May 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $650,000 in Federal Funds for Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $452,700 for the Yonkers Fire Department and $203,965 in federal funding for Carmel Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal grant funds will be used by the Yonkers Fire Department to purchase new medical equipment and to conduct paramedic training. The funds will be used by Carmel Fire Department to … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Gillibrand Announces More Than A Half A Million Dollars For Cornell University’s Outreach & Assistance Program For NY Dairy Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York's first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today announced $543,000 in federal funding for Cornell University's development of a web-based decision making tool and outreach to local New York dairy farmers. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the 2014 Farm Bill and will be used to create an Agricultural Risk Management and Policy Institute to help both local and … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA, SBA to Be Ready to Swiftly Approve Disaster Declaration For Up to Six Severely Impacted Finger Lakes Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand urged FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to be ready to swiftly approve New York State's anticipated request for federal support in light of the severe flooding in the Finger Lakes, if the damage assessment meets the federal threshold. Specifically, Schumer and Gillibrand are requesting FEMA quickly approve of a disaster declaration for the impacted counties that include Yates, Ontario, … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Senator Gillibrand Announces Nearly $85,000 Federal Investment for The Center For Discovery In Sullivan County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $84,975 federal grant for The Center for Discovery in Sullivan County. This investment, allocated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program, will be used to expand telemedicine services to adults and children with autism and severe disabilities living in rural areas. In July 2011, Senator Gillibrand toured the center, meeting with program participants … Continue Reading


May 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $30,000 for Brier Hill Fire District in St. Lawrence County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $29,973 in federal funding for Brier Hill Fire District in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that Brier Hill Fire District needs to replace critical equipment. First responders are our primary line of defense - they safeguard our … Continue Reading


May 28, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $40,000 in Federal Funds for Taunton Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,356 in federal funding for the Taunton Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). "These much-needed federal funds will provide the assistance that Taunton Fire Department needs to replace critical equipment like their air filling station for their breathing … Continue Reading


May 28, 2014

Key Senate Panel Includes Gillibrand, Schumer Measure to Provide $25 Million to Upgrade School Kitchens Across The Country

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced a $25 million school kitchen equipment measure was included in the Fiscal Year 2015 Agriculture Appropriations bill, which passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee late last week. The funding would be allocated through a competitive grant program for schools across the country. Senators Gillibrand, Schumer and twelve of their colleagues urged funding for this program. The legislation now heads … Continue Reading


May 28, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Rochester, Finger Lakes Region Have Won Key Federal Designation That Will Deliver Economic Development Grants, Support New Manufacturing At Eastman Biz Park, & Provide Huge Boost to Local Economy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Rochester has won a key national "manufacturing community" designation that can help businesses grow and support job creation. Earlier this year, the Senators lobbied the EDA and sent a letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker calling for the swift approval of the city of Rochester's application for the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Program, which was today … Continue Reading


May 27, 2014

Key Senate Committee Passes Gillibrand Legislation Requiring Mental Health Professional on Military Review Board

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Senate Armed Services Committee member, announced today that a key Senate committee passed her legislation that would require the panel that reviews military discharges to have at least one mental health professional on its board. After hearing from a local Long Island veteran who was discharged from the military as the result of an undiagnosed mental health condition, Senator Gillibrand introduced legislation last month that would ensure … Continue Reading


May 27, 2014

Senators Welcome New Timeline for Food Safety Standards

Washington-The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it will draft new safety standards for Campylobacter in poultry, in addition to the previously-announced timeline on Salmonella. These standards are expected to be ready by the end of September. The letter announcing the actions can be found here. The Department took this step in response to an April letter from Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) that expressed concern over food … Continue Reading


May 23, 2014

Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend, Gillibrand Honors 83 Year-Old Korean War Veteran From Orange County

Warwick, NY - Ahead of Memorial Day weekend, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today honored Korean war veteran John O'Neill, thanking the 83 year-old Orange County resident for his courageous service and sending Mr. O'Neill a United States flag that was flown over the Capitol in Washington, DC. According to O'Neill's family, Mr. O'Neill served as a prison guard at Koje-do Island Prison Camp for North Korean and Chinese prisoners of war (POWs) during the camp's final months of operation in … Continue Reading


May 23, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Committee Approval of $23 Million for New Army Reserve Training Center in Mattydale

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that the Senate Armed Services Committee has authorized $23 million for a new Army Reserve Training Center in Mattydale as part of the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act. In addition, a $23 million appropriation for the construction has passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The funding package now heads to the full Senate for … Continue Reading


May 23, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $27 Million in Funding for Fort Drum’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hangar Clears Key Senate Panel

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Armed Services Committee, today announced funding to build the unmanned aerial vehicle hangar at Fort Drum in the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In addition, a $27 million appropriation for the construction has passed out of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The funding package now heads to the full Senate for a vote. Fort Drum's Gray Eagle UAS mission became active in … Continue Reading

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