Press Releases

December 13, 2018

As New York’s Barley Industry Continues To Grow And With Brewers Around The State And The Country Relying On High-Quality New York Barley To Produce Their Beer, Gillibrand Announces That Her Amendment To Support New York’s Barley Growers Has Passed The House And Senate In Final Version Of The Farm Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that her amendment to support barley growers in New York State has passed the House and Senate as part of the final conferenced version of the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill now heads to the President's desk and is expected to be signed into law. Gillibrand's amendment would direct the National Agricultural Statistics Service of USDA to document barley production in New York State. This would ensure that producers have the information … Continue Reading


December 13, 2018

Following Her Push, Gillibrand Announces That Final Farm Bill – Which Just Passed Senate And House – Includes Her Amendment To Protect Long Island Shellfish Producers And Expand Insurance Coverage

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that a provision she introduced and fought to pass to protect Long Island shellfish and aquaculture producers was included in the final Farm Bill, which just passed the Senate and House of Representatives. Shellfish producers are at high risk of losing their crops and equipment because of weather, diseases, and changes in the marine environment. This provision would allow shellfish … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $4 Million In Federal Funding To Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes In Broome County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,500,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction (LHRD) grant program funding and $600,000 in Health Homes Supplemental funding for Broome County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in 160 housing units, providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. "Lead poisoning is an irreversible, preventable tragedy … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2 Million In Federal Funding To Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes In Niagara County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration (LHRD) grant program funding for Niagara County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address lead hazards in 100 housing units in Niagara County, providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. "Lead poisoning is an irreversible, preventable tragedy that robs many … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Following Her Push, Gillibrand Successfully Includes Bipartisan Rural Broadband Legislation In The Final Senate-Passed Version Of The Farm Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that after her consistent push, her bipartisan Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act (B-CROP Act), was included as a provision in the final Senate-passed version of the Farm Bill. This bipartisan legislation, introduced by Senator Gillibrand and Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), would expand the current USDA Rural Utilities Service Broadband Program to allow … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

As Rural Communities Throughout New York State Face Declines In Businesses And Jobs, Gillibrand Announces That Her Bipartisan Amendment To Invest In New Rural Businesses And Create Rural Jobs Has Passed The Senate In Final Conferenced Version Of The Farm Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that her bipartisan bill, the Rural Jobs and Investment Act, has passed the Senate as part of the final conferenced version of the Farm Bill. The legislation now heads to the House of Representatives for a final vote. Gillibrand's legislation would expand access to much-needed resources and investment for rural entrepreneurs in Upstate New York to start and expand local businesses. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 57 percent … Continue Reading


December 12, 2018

Following Her Push, Gillibrand Announces That Senate-Passed Final Version Of The Farm Bill Includes Her Bill To Provide Refund For Dairy Farmers Who Paid Into Failed Insurance Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the Senate-passed final version of the Farm Bill includes a proposal she fought for that would put money back into the pockets of New York dairy farmers who paid into a failed system that did not help them when milk prices dropped. Gillibrand has been fighting for this funding since earlier this year when she introduced the Dairy Premium Refund Act. "I am thrilled to announce … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

In The Aftermath Of Widespread Food Contamination Outbreaks Across The Country – Including New York – Gillibrand Reveals That Fda Has Failed To Implement A Law She Championed And Helped Pass Years Ago That Would Protect Americans From Food-Borne Illness, Notify Consumers About Tainted Products That May Already Be On Their Shelves

Washington, DC - In the aftermath of widespread food contamination outbreaks in recent months, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed to implement a law she championed and passed years ago that would protect Americans from food-borne illnesses and notify consumers about tainted products that may have already purchased. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that three million New Yorkers get sick from … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

After Senate Blocks Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, Which Already Passed The House Unamiously, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Colleagues To Immediately Come Together To Pass This Critical Legislation Before Time Runs Out This Year

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), alongside U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today called on the Senate to pass the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, legislation Gillibrand has championed that would ensure that thousands of Navy veterans, and their families, exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are able to receive the death and health care benefits they earned. This … Continue Reading


December 10, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $3 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,026,912 in federal funding for Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc. The funding was provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Program. It will be used to provide early childhood development programs for 223 Head Start-eligible children and 32 Early Head Start-eligible children. The programs would benefit families in Kingston, … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Following Scathing New Report, Gillibrand, Murray, Kaine And Senate Democrats Call On Department Of Justice Inspector General To Complete Full Investigation Of Epstein Case Process

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and 13 other Senate Democrats sent a letter calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to complete a full investigation into the DOJ's 2007 decision-making process when then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta granted a non-prosecution agreement to accused serial sexual abuser, Jeffrey Epstein. The Senators are calling for the DOJ Inspector General to investigate this … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Hud Has Delivered Almost $5 Million In Delayed Community Development Block Grant Funding To Syracuse; Senators Say With Funding Now Accessible, On-Hold Development Projects And Programs In The City Can Move Forward Once Again

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has delivered $4.87 million worth of delayed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding to Syracuse. The senators explained that communities throughout Central New York depend on this CDBG funding to support affordable housing, economic development and other critical resources for seniors, low- … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Hud Has Delivered Over $13 Million In Delayed Community Development Block Grant Funding To Buffalo; Senators Say With Funding Now Accessible, On-Hold Development Projects And Programs Can Move Forward Once Again

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has delivered $13,677,706 million worth of delayed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds to the City of Buffalo. The senators explained that the City of Buffalo depends on this CDBG funding to support affordable housing, economic development and other critical resources for seniors, low- and … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $750,000 In Federal Funding For The Suny Research Foundation’s Binghamton Xceed Project

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for the Research Foundation for the State University of New York's Binghamton Acceleration of Cleantech Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (XCEED) Initiative. The funding was allocated through the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 Challenge program. Specifically, the XCEED Initiative will use these funds to mentor and support clean-tech … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

After Trump Administration Rolled Back Protections Against Discriminatory Lending Practices That Result In People Of Color Paying Thousands Of Dollars More When Buying A Car, Gillibrand Calls On Federal Trade Commission To Protect Consumers Against Discrimination In Auto Lending

Washington, DC - After the Trump Administration rolled back protections against discriminatory lending practices that result in people of color paying thousands of dollars more when they buy a car, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect consumers against discrimination in automobile lending. Car dealerships often charge higher-interest loans, set longer loan terms and higher monthly payments, and offer less financing options for consumers … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

As Trump Administration Drags Its Feet On Implementing New Law That Would Help End The Use Of Dangerous Pfas Chemicals At Airports Across New York And The Country, Gillibrand Calls For Immediate Implementation Of Law That Would Finally Allow Airports To Stop Using Toxic Chemicals That Poison Local Waterways

Washington, DC - As the Trump Administration drags its feet on implementing a new law that would help end the use of dangerous PFAS chemicals at airports across New York and the country, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called for the immediate implementation of the new law that would finally allow airports to stop using these toxic chemicals that poison local waterways. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a toxic group of chemicals that are the primary ingredient in … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding For The City Of Ogdensburg In St. Lawrence County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,001,000 in federal funding for the City of Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program and will be used for improvements to the city's wastewater treatment system. Ogdensburg's wastewater treatment plant was originally constructed in 1965, and with the exception of minor … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $130k In Federal Funding For The Village Of Whitehall In Washington County For A Sewer System Improvement Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $130,000 in federal funding for the Village of Whitehall in Washington County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program. The Village of Whitehall will use the funding to upgrade the village's sewer system. Specifically, the village will eliminate three storm sewer cross connections, consolidate and manage sewer … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Gillibrand, Schumer, Maloney, Velázquez, Nadler, Espaillat Introduce Legislation To Rename Manhattan Va Medical Center After Revolutionary War Hero Margaret Corbin

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Nydia Velázquez, Jerrold Nadler, and Adriano Espaillat today announced new legislation to rename the Manhattan Campus of the VA New York Harbor Health Care System after Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin. Margaret Corbin fought alongside the Revolutionary Army and was the … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal: Buffalo And Tonawanda Waiting On Over $15 Million In Critical Hud Community Development Block Grant Funding, Holding Up Essential Development Projects And Hurting Local Service Providers; Senators Demand Hud Immediately Release Much-Needed Federal Funds To Buffalo And Tonawanda

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to deliver delayed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding to the City of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that Buffalo is owed a total of $13,677,706 and Tonawanda is owed a total of $1,665,083 and that this delay in funding delivery has had major consequences for the … Continue Reading

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