Press Releases

September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million for Greater Binghamton Airport; Dept. of Transportation Grant for Apron Rehabilitation

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Greater Binghamton Airport is set to receive a $1,134,153 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant to rehabilitate the west apron at the airport. The west apron at Greater Binghamton is separate from the runways and taxiways and is where aircraft are loaded and unloaded, boarded, parked and refueled. "I'm pleased to add this million dollar grant to the list of 'arrivals' at Greater Binghamton," said Senator … Continue Reading


September 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.4 Million for Greater Rochester International Airport; Dept. of Transportation Award for Apron Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Greater Rochester International Airport is set to receive a $1,448,112 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, the funding will be used to rehabilitate the apron on taxiway C, where aircraft are loaded and unloaded, boarded, parked and refueled. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Greater Rochester International Airport can continue to … Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $700,000 for Finger Lakes Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $704,966 in federal funding is being awarded to the Finger Lakes Regional Airport to upgrade the airport's runway infrastructure. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca Falls can continue to safely serve residents and all … Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million for Saratoga County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two federal awards totaling $1,148,309 are being awarded to the Saratoga County Airport for infrastructure upgrades and wildlife hazard assessments. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "These Federal Aviation Administration grants will allow for important infrastructure upgrades at the Saratoga County Airport, … Continue Reading


September 16, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Almost $2 Million for Stewart International Airport; Dept. of Transportation Funding for Runway Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Stewart International Airport is set to receive a $1,979,977 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, this funding will allow Stewart to repair cracks in the runway pavement, making it less susceptible to deterioration, particularly with the winter months coming up. In addition, the funding will be used to lay new lines on the rehabilitated runway. Schumer and … Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Griffiss International Airport to Receive Over $445k in Dept. of Transportation Funding for Lighting

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Griffiss International Airport is set to receive a $449,100 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant for airport facility upgrades. Specifically, this funding will allow Griffiss to install edge lighting on taxiway K and enhance airport safety by providing adequate lighting. Schumer and Gillibrand applaud DOT for their work to increase safety at all airports. "I am pleased to add this federal investment to the … Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announces $1.1 Million in Federal Funding for Town of Wolcott Sewer System

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Town of Wolcott, in Wayne County, has received a Water and Waste Disposal Grant totaling $1,100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development. The funding will be used to create a new sewer district in the Blind Sodus Bay area, which will be a benefit to local residents and help guard against contamination getting into Blind Sodus Bay. "Efficiently supporting our rural communities with funding … Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

Gillibrand, McCarthy Announce Hofstra University Museum Set to Receive $142,000 in Federal Funding to Provide Educational Programs to Underserved School Districts in Nassau County

Long Island, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy today announced that the Hofstra University Museum is set to receive $142,231 in federal funding through the Institute of Museum and Library Services for its hallmark educational program. The program, also known as the "Art Travelers through Time: Literacy and History through Art," will engage third grade children across five school districts in Nassau County to thousands of artifacts belonging to the museum's … Continue Reading


September 13, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announces Over $3.8 Million for Town of Cortlandville - Federal Funding for Repairs to Sewer System

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Town of Cortlandville has received a Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant totaling $3,845,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development. The award is comprised of a $3,495,000 loan and a $350,000 grant. The funding will be used to repair the existing sewer system to bring the sewer into compliance with the Cortland County Health Department codes. "Efficiently supporting our rural … Continue Reading


September 12, 2013

Gillibrand Introduces Amendment to Allow Storm-Impacted Homeowners, Businesses, and Communities to Use Federal Disaster Relief Aid for Energy-Efficient Infrastructure Upgrades

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today introduced an amendment to the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 that would allow residents and publically-owned utilities who receive federal disaster aid to directly use the funding to replace damaged equipment or structures with more energy-efficient models. Legislation would expand emergency aid to include energy-efficient upgrades, streamlining the … Continue Reading


September 12, 2013

On the Heels of GAO Report that Criticized New USDA Poultry Safety Program, Gillibrand Introduces Meat and Poultry Safety Bill

Washington, D.C. - On the heels of a Government Accountable Office (GAO) report that found that the Food Safety and Inspection Service at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was moving forward with an expanded poultry pilot without proper data collection and evaluation, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chairwoman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing and Agriculture Security, today introduced the Safe Meat and Poultry Act that would reduce the number of … Continue Reading


September 12, 2013

Gillibrand Announces Pratt Institute of Brooklyn to Receive $300,000 in Department of Commerce Funding to Support Green Manufacturing in NYC

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Pratt Institute of Brooklyn is set to receive a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) to assess the production and use of green building products in New York City. The study will support the growth of the green building cluster in New York as well as the Pratt's Spec It Green Manufacturing Initiative to encourage the use of locally-produced green building … Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $500,000 for International Institute of Buffalo to Combat Human Trafficking in Western New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 for the International Institute of Buffalo to combat human trafficking in Western New York. The competitive federal grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice to support a comprehensive strategy against human trafficking in all forms. Earlier this year, both senators wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging his support for the International Institute of Buffalo efforts to … Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in FEMA Funding for Debris Removal in Old Westbury After Superstorm Sandy

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,486,636 of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for the village of Old Westbury which will reimburse the cost to collect, remove and dispose of debris after Superstorm Sandy. "Superstorm Sandy wreaked significant damage throughout the village of Old Westbury, creating a massive cleanup effort," said Schumer. "This federal reimbursement for debris cleanup is critical in making sure that … Continue Reading


September 11, 2013

Gillibrand Statement on the 12th Anniversary of September 11th

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement on the 12th anniversary of September 11th and urged first responders and community survivors who were exposed to toxins at Ground Zero to register for compensation through the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund before the October 3rd deadline: "Today, we honor the memory of the victims of September 11th, and stand united with families and friends who lost loved ones on that horrific day twelve years ago. … Continue Reading


September 10, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $700k Investment to Cattaraugus County - Olean Airport – Funding from Federal Aviation Administration for New Construction

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $705,600 in federal grants to the Cattaraugus County - Olean Airport for important infrastructure improvements. Specifically, a $633,600 grant will be used to help create a taxilane to assist aircrafts accessing aircraft hangars parallel to taxiway A. In addition, a $72,000 grant will be used to build a perimeter fence specifically to protect the airport from … Continue Reading


September 10, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.1 Million for Plattsburgh International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $2,138,662 in federal grants is being awarded to the Plattsburgh International Airport to replace obsolete fuel tanks, move the location of the new fuel tanks and rehabilitate sections of the runway to maintain structural integrity. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This Department of Transportation grant … Continue Reading


September 10, 2013

Gillibrand Statement on President Obama’s Plan for Syria

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement tonight following President Obama's address on Syria: "After meeting with President Obama earlier today in the Capitol, and Vice President Biden in the White House situation room last night, I am pleased the President spoke directly to the American people tonight to lay out his strategy for the path ahead with Syria. "A credible diplomatic solution at the … Continue Reading


September 09, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $677k Investment to Elmira Corning Regional Airport – Funding from Federal Aviation Administration for New Beacons Surrounding the Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $677,250 federal grant to the Elmira Corning Regional Airport for important infrastructure improvements. Specifically, this funding will be used to rehabilitate six off-airport beacons in the high terrain surrounding the airport. The existing beacons are over thirty years old and have reached the end of their useful lives. This project includes repair or … Continue Reading


September 09, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $60,000 for Sullivan County International Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $63,810 in federal funding is being awarded to the Sullivan County International Airport to upgrade airport drainage in the terminal area and Runway 33 safety area. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This FAA investment will help make essential infrastructure upgrades at the Sullivan County … Continue Reading

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