Press Releases

July 30, 2013

With 15 NYS Counties Confirmed to Have Emerald Ash Borer, Senator Gillibrand Calls for Funding to Eradicate Invasive Beetle

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry Committee, today urged for additional funding to help research, control and eradicate the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect threatening the 900 million ash trees in New York and throughout the country. There are no known methods to control the Emerald Ash Borer. "New York State is home to some of the world's most beautiful forests that today are at a major risk," Senator … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Standing at Niagara Transformer Corporation, Gillibrand & Higgins Announce New Bipartisan Effort to Revitalize Inactive, Contaminated Sites

Buffalo, NY - Standing with local leaders at Niagara Transformer Corporation, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Congressman Brian Higgins announced a new bipartisan effort to reauthorize and improve programs to cleanup and rebuild on brownfield sites. The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development (Build) Act, would jumpstart development efforts and provide additional resources and for sites in need of redevelopment. … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Standing at the Former Carriage Factory Site, Gillibrand Announces New Bipartisan Effort to Revitalize Inactive, Contaminated Sites

Rochester, NY - Standing with Mayor Thomas S. Richards at the former Carriage Factory site, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced a new bipartisan effort to reauthorize and improve programs to cleanup and rebuild on brownfield sites. The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development (Build) Act, would jumpstart development efforts and provide additional resources and for sites in need of redevelopment. The measure would … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce FEMA Approves Additional Public Assistance for Severely Impacted Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that FEMA has added Broome, Chautauqua, Clinton and Essex Counties to the disaster declaration following heavy rain and flooding last month, making the counties eligible for public assistance, including: debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair or replacement of damaged public facilities. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand have continually advocated for the federal government's support for flood-ravaged … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Standing at the Syracuse Community Health Center’s New Healthcare Campus Project, Gillibrand & Maffei Announces New Bipartisan Effort to Revitalize Inactive, Contaminated Sites

Syracuse, NY - Standing with local leaders at the Syracuse Community Health Center's new healthcare campus project, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Congressman Dan Maffei announced a new bipartisan effort to reauthorize and improve programs to cleanup and rebuild on brownfield sites. The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development (Build) Act, would jumpstart development efforts and provide additional resources and for … Continue Reading


July 29, 2013

Standing in Sheridan Hollow, Gillibrand & Tonko Announce New Bipartisan Effort to Revitalize Inactive, Contaminated Sites

Albany, NY - Standing with local leaders in Sheridan Hollow, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and Congressman Paul Tonko announced a new bipartisan effort to reauthorize and improve programs to cleanup and rebuild on brownfield sites. The Brownfields Utilization, Investment and Local Development (Build) Act, would jumpstart development efforts and provide additional resources and for sites in need of redevelopment. The measure would … Continue Reading


July 26, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, King Announce Over $1.6 Million in Federal Funds to Repair Boardwalk at Robert Moses State Park After Superstorm Sandy

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Peter King today announced over $1.6 million in funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the restoration and repair of the Robert Moses State Park Boardwalk after it was destroyed by Superstorm Sandy. The federal funds are being provided to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. "Superstorm Sandy caused significant damage to the boardwalk at Robert Moses State Park … Continue Reading


July 26, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in FEMA Funding for Debris Removal for Hempstead Sanitary District No. 1 After Superstorm Sandy

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,144,833 of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for the Hempstead Sanitary District No. 1 which will reimburse the costs for debris removal operations as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Sanitary District No. 1 in the Town of Hempstead covers the Long Island towns of Lawrence, Cedarhurst, Woodmere, Inwood, Hewlett, Lynbrook, and Valley Stream. "Superstorm Sandy wreaked significant damage … Continue Reading


July 26, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hanna Announce New York’s Chobani Yogurt Chosen for Greek Yogurt Pilot Program in School Lunches

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representative Richard Hanna today announced New York-based Chobani Greek Yogurt will be the yogurt of choice in a USDA pilot program to serve Greek yogurt in school lunches. New York State was chosen for the pilot program earlier this month because of its burgeoning Greek yogurt manufacturing sector and the high level of interest in the program among New York State school districts. The federal officials announced … Continue Reading


July 25, 2013

Gillibrand Fact Sheet on Sexual Assaults in the Military

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office released the following facts today. Any of the following can be attributed to Senator Gillibrand's office: Today we heard more of the same in opposition to the bipartisan coalition sponsoring the Military Justice Improvement Act. This carefully crafted legislation supported by 44 Senators from both sides of the aisle seeks to reverse the systemic fear that numerous victims of military sexual assault have told us they have in … Continue Reading


July 25, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop, Israel Announce Over $150,000 in Federal Funding for Suffolk County Fire Rescue & Emergency Services

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Tim Bishop and Congressman Steve Israel today announced $159,000 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for the Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. The funding is being awarded under the FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Program, an initiative included in the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Suffolk County Fire Rescue and Emergency Services will be using the funding to purchase an all … Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Federal Dept of Transportation to Provide $5 Million in Immediate Aid to New York State for Road, Highway Work in Flood-Damaged Upstate New York Counties

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, after speaking with federal Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, announced that the Dept. of Transportation (DOT) will provide $5 million in immediate storm relief funding to help state, local and municipal governments rebuild roads and highways. The funding is part of the Federal Highway Administration Quick Release Emergency Relief Program which provides funds to New York State for the repair or reconstruction of … Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

Gillibrand, Bishop Host Federal Fire Grant Workshop

YAPHANK -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop sponsored a workshop last night in Yaphank to provide Eastern Suffolk Fire Districts with information and strategies to obtain federal grants. Approximately 25 local firefighters from 12 different departments attended the workshop to learn more about funding opportunities through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program for new equipment such as improved breathing apparatus and … Continue Reading


July 24, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million for Penn Yan Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,046,328 in federal funding is being awarded to Penn Yan Airport to improve 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 Penn Yan Airport can continue to safely serve residents, businesses and visitors to the area for years to come," said … Continue Reading


July 22, 2013

Gillibrand Statement on European Union’s Designation of Hezbollah’s Military Wing as a Terrorist Organization

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement today after the European Union added the military wing of Hezbollah to a list of terrorist organizations. Last September, Senator Gillibrand signed a letter with 62 of her Senate colleagues to Baroness Catherine Ashton urging the EU to take such action. "I commend the European Union for recognizing Hezbollah for what it is - a terrorist organization. The evidence is clear that Hezbollah has conducted … Continue Reading


July 19, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $100,000 Federal Grant for Delhi Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the Delhi Fire Department will receive $97,537 in federal grants to purchase new hoses, nozzles, and thermal imaging cameras. The funding comes from the FY12 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are designed to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, … Continue Reading


July 19, 2013

Standing Overlooking Lake Champlain, Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Prevent Future Invasive Species

Plattsburgh, NY - Standing at Lake Champlain, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, today announced the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Protection Act, comprehensive legislation to stop the spread of invasive species and protect New York's waterways. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would protect New York from the threat of invasive species by preventing the importation of potentially harmful species across state lines or into the United … Continue Reading


July 18, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce HUD to Provide Additional Flexibility to Sandy-Victims Who Declined Gov’t Loans Immediately After Superstorm Sandy; Senators Pushed for Rule Change to Allow for Maximum Sandy-Aid

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that, after their push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will issue new guidelines providing more flexibility for Sandy-victims who turned down Small Business Administration (SBA) loans in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. Many victims rejected these loans because they couldn't afford to take on more debt, or because the terms were less generous than initially expected. HUD's initial … Continue Reading


July 18, 2013

Gillibrand Announces Partnership Between West Point and Fredonia High-Tech Start-Up

Washington, D.C - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Silicon Wolves Computing Society LLC., a high-tech start-up based in Dunkirk, New York, teamed up with West Point to host an intern this summer. While touring the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator last year, Senator Gillibrand met with the Silicon Wolves Computing Society (SWCS) CEO and pledged to help the company build a relationship with West Point for their internship program. The company, which turned two years old in … Continue Reading


July 18, 2013

Bipartisan Momentum Continues…Another Retired General Comes Forward in Support of Gillibrand Proposal to Create Independent, Non-Biased, Objective Military Justice System for Victims of Sexual Assault in the Military

Washington D.C. - Just two days after announcing that Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) have joined a growing bipartisan coalition of 41 Senators publicly supportive of creating an independent military justice system outside the chain of command, including 34 cosponsors of the Military Justice Improvement Act, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released a letter from the latest retired General to speak out in favor of this carefully crafted proposal. In a letter to Gillibrand (see full … Continue Reading

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