Press Releases

January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From The Hudson Valley

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Hudson Valley to four of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from the Hudson Valley to attend these … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the North Country to the United States Naval Academy, one of the nation's leading service institutions. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate Peter Harvill, one of the best and brightest students from the North Country, to attend the United States Naval Academy," … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from New York City to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from New York City to attend these distinguished … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Southern Tier to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from the Southern Tier to attend these … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From Western New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Western New York to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military and Air Force Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from Western New York to attend these distinguished institutions," … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From Long Island

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Long Island to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military and Air Force Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from Long Island to attend these distinguished institutions," said … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Gillibrand Announces 2020 Service Academy Nominations From The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Air Force Academies. "Our nation's service academies cultivate exceptional officers, and it is a privilege to nominate some of the best and brightest students from the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region … Continue Reading


January 23, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Army To Select Fort Drum For New Corps Headquarters; Senators Say Fort Drum’s World-Class Personnel, Existing Infrastructure And Deployable Readiness Capabilities Make It The Perfect Home For Critical Capacity

The Army Is Currently Determining Which Military Installation Should House The Army's Newest Corps Headquarters; Fort Drum Was Recently Revealed To Be On The Army's Short List Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Army To Select The Installation As Soon As Possible, Citing Its Superior Infrastructure And Readiness Investments, Jefferson County's Ideal Location On The East Coast Near A Major Airport And Fort Drum's Elite, Skilled Personnel Schumer, Gillibrand To Army: No Better Home For New Corps HQ Than … Continue Reading


January 22, 2020

Gillibrand, Portman Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation To Help Support People With Disabilities During Hospital Stays

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Rob Portman (R-OH) today announced new, bipartisan legislation that would help support patients, particularly older adults and people with disabilities, by allowing them to maintain their direct support professional (DSP) during short hospital stays. DSPs are personal aids that support people in ways that promote independent living and community inclusion. Currently, Medicaid does not cover personal DSPs when a patient is admitted to … Continue Reading


January 22, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Call On Feds To Extend Comment Period For Indian Point Transfer; Reps Say 30 Days Isn’t Nearly Enough To Ensure Thousands Of NY’ers Impacted By Indian Point’s Closure Have Their Voices Heard

In 2019, Entergy Announced It Would Be Selling The Plant To Holtec For Decommissioning; Tomorrow's License Transfer Announcement Only Provides Public 30 Days To Comment On Major Agreement With Thousands Of NYers Impacted By License Transfer & Decommissioning Of Indian Point, Schumer, Gillibrand And Lowey Call For 30-Day Extension Of Comment Period Schumer, Gillibrand & Lowey To Feds: Indian Point's Closure Means Too Much To Too Many-The Public Needs More Time To Comment U.S. Senate … Continue Reading


January 21, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Call On Army Corps To Advance First-Of-Its Kind Resiliency Blueprint To Protect Great Lakes Shorelines; Senators Say With Upstate Ny Being Ravaged By Floods In Recent Years, There Is A Paramount Need To Identify And Fix Shoreline Vulnerabilities

Following vicious flooding of Lake Ontario during two of the last three years, with private and public property and infrastructure being destroyed, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study in its Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. The study, Schumer and Gillibrand said, would seek to both identify vulnerable areas on the Great Lakes' shorelines and … Continue Reading


January 21, 2020

On 10th Anniversary Of The Citizens United Decision, Gillibrand Announces Her 100% A+ Rating On Democracy Reform Scorecard

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced she received a 100% A+ rating on the 2019 legislative scorecard released last week by End Citizens United Action Fund. This designation recognizes her strong record of fighting the power of special interests in Washington. The scorecard tracks members' support for legislation to end the dominance of big money in politics, restore ethics in Washington, and protect and expand the right to vote. "We have to get money out of … Continue Reading


January 17, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal: Feds Plotting To Exclude New York From Vital $20 Billion Pot Of Funds To Expand Rural Broadband Connectivity; Senators Say Rural Broadband Access Is Essential To Thrive In The Modern Economy, Call On FCC To Reverse Course At Once

The FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Will Allocate +$20 Billion For States To Connect Rural, Unserved Communities To High-Speed Internet; New FCC Proposal Would Unjustly Prevent New York From Participating In Fund FCC Disqualifying NYS Due To Its Participation In Previously Established Federal Rural Broadband Programs; Senators Call Decision Unfair And Urge Agency To Let All 50 States Access Vital Funding Schumer, Gillibrand To Feds: Treat Upstate New York Fairly And Do Your Part In … Continue Reading


January 17, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand And Brindisi Announce Construction Will Finally Start On Long-Awaited And Once Threatened Rome Lab Perimeter Security; Reps Say $13.15m Army Corps Contract Marks Major Progress In Effort To Shield Rome Lab From Potential Harm

Air Force Research Laboratory In Rome, NY Is DoD's Premier Research Organization For Command, Control, Communications, Cyber & Intelligence Technologies; After Securing $13.2M Project In 2019 Defense Appropriations Package And Personally Lobbying Air Force Secretary To Move Forward With Project, Schumer, Gillibrand & Brindisi Reveal Feds Finally Award Contract & Construction Set To Begin; Schumer, Gillibrand & Brindisi: It's Critical To Do Everything Possible To Secure Rome … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

As Chautauqua Lake Continues To Suffer From Toxic Algal Blooms, Schumer, Gillibrand Call On Army Corps Of Engineers To Prioritize Funding To Protect Lake’s Water Quality

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to prioritize funding to protect the lake's water quality from toxic algal blooms by including the Chautauqua Lake Feasibility Study in its Fiscal Year 2020 Work Plan. Chautauqua Lake and its surrounding communities suffer from continued environmental, public health, and economic … Continue Reading


January 16, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On The Start Of President Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the start of President Trump's impeachment trial: "With the Senate trial set to begin, I will do my constitutional duty to hold the president accountable and try him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The facts laid out by the House are disturbing. According to an admission by his own chief of staff, President Trump withheld military aid to an ally, currently engaged in warfare … Continue Reading


January 14, 2020

After Report Reveals Challenges To Access Child Care On College Campuses Nationwide, Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Help Expand Child Care Services For Student Parents

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced legislation that would help expand access to high-quality child care services at no cost to student parents enrolled in community colleges and minority-serving institutions (MSIs). This comes after a report revealed that one in five college students are raising a child under the age of five while in school, and that many of these parents have trouble finding affordable and high-quality child care. The Preparing and Resourcing Our … Continue Reading


January 14, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On Voting Against USMCA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on her vote against the USMCA: "I plan to vote against President Trump's USMCA agreement. "President Trump's USMCA deal may be slightly better than NAFTA, but let's be clear: That's not good enough. "Bad trade deals, including NAFTA, hollowed out upstate New York's manufacturing industry. I don't believe this agreement will reverse this trend or help the generations of New Yorkers who lost good … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Utica To Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation To Support Families Struggling With Substance Use Disorder In New York

Utica, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Center for Family Life and Recovery to announce her new, bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It would also help … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Newburgh To Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation To Support Families Struggling With Substance Use Disorder In New York

Newburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Cornerstone Family Healthcare's Center for Recovery to announce her new, bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It … Continue Reading

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