Press Releases

April 26, 2019

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce New Push to Protect Families from Lead Poisoning and Fund Epa Programs That Help New Yorkers Detect And Remove Lead From Their Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced their renewed push to secure much-needed funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) lead based paint abatement, inspection, and enforcement programs. This push comes as the President's proposed budget cuts EPA funding by over 30 percent. The EPA lead abatement, inspection and enforcement programs are essential … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.6 Million in Federal Head Start Funding For Parsons Child And Family Center In Albany

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,650,899 in federal funding for Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Albany County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Their Push to Secure At Least $5 Million In Federal Funds To Support Maple Syrup Producers In Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced their push to secure no less than $5 million in federal funding for the Acer Access and Development Program and support the maple syrup industry. This program creates opportunities for investment and research for maple syrup, helps to increase maple production across Upstate New York, strengthens conservation efforts, and drives … Continue Reading


April 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.3 Million In Federal Head Start Funding For The Head Start Of Eastern Orange County, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,362,537 in federal funding for The Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Eastern Orange County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


April 23, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.8 Million In Federal Funding For Krull Park Shoreline Restoration In Niagara County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,888,493.25 in federal funding for shoreline restoration in Niagara County. 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 the Krull Park Shoreline in Niagara County, which was severely damaged by flooding that took place in Lake Ontario in 2017. "The flooding of Lake Ontario in 2017 … Continue Reading


April 23, 2019

Following Faa Recommendation To Relocate Binghamton And Elmira-Corning Air Traffic Control Operations Away From Local Airports, Gillibrand Calls On FAA To Keep Air Control Operations In Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to keep Air Traffic Control (ATC) operations at the Binghamton and Elmira-Corning airports. This push comes after a recent report, the National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, recommended that the FAA relocate ATC TRACON operations away from Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) and Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM) to Scranton-Wilkes Barre Airport (AVP) in Pennsylvania. … Continue Reading


April 22, 2019

Gillibrand Announces Her Push To Secure Millions In Funding For Federal Employment And Training Program To Help At-Risk Young Adults Get Jobs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her push to secure millions in federal funding for a Department of Labor (DOL) program that helps at-risk young adults get jobs across New York State and the country as part of its Reintegration of Ex-Offenders program. This program provides grants to national and regional nonprofit organizations that provide critical services that help at-risk youth, aged 16 to 24, attain the skills and education needed for success. These … Continue Reading


April 22, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $26 Million In Federal Funding To Aid Long Island Economic Development And Smart Growth

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $26,273,939 in federal funding for communities across Long Island. The funding was provided by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, the funding comprises $21,390,557 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and $4,883,382 in HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding. "The … Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $86 Million In Federal Funding For Columbia University To Work With Hard Hit Ny Counties To Combat Spiking Opioid Epidemic Deaths

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced approximately $86 million in federal funding for Columbia University's School of Social Work to address the opioid epidemic with cutting-edge research intended to reduce opioid overdose deaths across New York State. The funding was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of National Institutes of Health. "Columbia University is a New York icon that has long been a leader … Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $172 Million In Federal Funding To Aid NY State Economic Development & Affordable Housing

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $172,063,152 in federal funding for communities across New York. The funding was provided by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, the funding comprises $127,839,843 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and $44,223,309 in HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding. As the … Continue Reading


April 17, 2019

Gillibrand, Daines Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Create Permanent Legislative Fix To Protect Vietnam Veterans Who Were Exposed To Agent Orange During Their Service In Vietnam

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Steve Daines (R-MT) today announced the reintroduction of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure that thousands of "Blue Water" Navy veterans can receive the disability and health care benefits they earned after their exposure to the dangerous pesticide Agent Orange while fighting in the Vietnam War. "Decades after the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans are sick today because they … Continue Reading


April 17, 2019

Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Eliminate Pesticide From Food In School Meals

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced a new bill to effectively eliminate a pesticide, chlorpyrifos, from food in school meals. Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that is sprayed on a wide variety of crops, such as apples, oranges, strawberries, corn, and wheat. Studies have linked chlorpyrifos to developmental disabilities in children. Gillibrand's legislation, the Safe School Meals for Kids Act, would restrict schools from … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Senators Gillibrand, Grassley Introduce Bill To Improve Access For First Responders And Their Families To The Benefits They Earned

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today announced bipartisan legislation to update the first responders federal benefits program so that first responders and their families can receive the full benefits they deserve. The Protecting America's First Responders Act would allow the Department of Justice (DOJ) to change the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program, which provides death benefits to the survivors of officers who die or are … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Senator Gillibrand Statement On EPA “Certification Of Completion” For GE’s Unfinished Hudson River PCB Cleanup Job

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Certification of Completion for the General Electric Company's (GE) unfinished work to remove the toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) it dumped into the Hudson River. "The EPA's decision today is a failure of leadership by the Trump Administration to protect clean water for New Yorkers who are demanding a full cleanup of the Hudson River. The … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $800,000 In Federal Funds To Four Upstate New York Organizations Working To Stop Housing Discrimination

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $800,000 in federal funding for four organizations across Upstate New York that work to mitigate housing discrimination through compliance with the Fair Housing Act. These federal funds were administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Fair Housing Initiatives Program (FHIP). The funding will be used to assist people who believe they have been … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Gillibrand, Kaine Lead Group Of 13 Senators To Introduce New Legislation To Overhaul Flawed Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, Ensure Millions Of Americans Will Now Be Eligible For The Loan Forgiveness They Have Earned

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) today led a group of 13 Senators to introduce the What You Can Do for Your Country Act of 2019, new legislation that would overhaul the flawed Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and ensure millions of teachers, social workers, members of the military, first responders, nurses, public defenders, and many other public service professionals will qualify for the loan forgiveness they have earned. … Continue Reading


April 11, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Launch Push To Secure Over $82 Million In Fed Funding For Rochester Laser Lab In 2020 Budget – Funding Would Keep 350 Workers On The Job And United States At The Cutting Edge Of High-Tech Energy Research

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today launched their push to secure $82.4 million in federal funding for the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Schumer and Gillibrand urged federal appropriators to include this funding in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget. This boosted funding would be used to provide the necessary resources to support the Lab's research program and operations and experiments on OMEGA, which is the second most powerful ultraviolet … Continue Reading


April 05, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Lead Push In Senate To Secure Millions In Federal Funding For RIT-Led Remade Manufacturing Institute To Support High-Tech Jobs And Clean Energy Innovation In Rochester

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Senate to provide full funding for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)-led REMADE Institute. Rochester's Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute is one of the nation's Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) institutes, which were created by the U.S. Department of Energy with public and private investment. The REMADE Institute works … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, Gillibrand Takes To Senate Floor And Urges Colleagues To Act On House-Passed Legislation To Finally Close The Wage Gap

***WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE*** Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took to the Senate floor to mark Equal Pay Day and to urge her colleagues to pass legislation that would help to finally close the gender wage gap in the United States. Equal Pay Day is the day in the new year when the salary of the average woman catches up to the salary earned by the average man in the previous year. Gillibrand called on her colleagues to pass the … Continue Reading


April 02, 2019

Gillibrand, Grassley Lead Bipartisan Coalition Of Senators To Reintroduce Legislation To Combat Sexual Assault On College Campuses, Strengthen Accountability And Transparency For Institutions

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today announced they have led a bipartisan coalition of Senators to reintroduce the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students and by strengthening accountability and transparency for colleges and universities. Gillibrand and Grassley are reintroducing this legislation with Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Joni Ernst (R-IA), … Continue Reading

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