Press Releases

July 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $485,000 For Suffolk County Fire Departments; Investment Means Vital Equipment For First Responders At Lindenhurst & Orient Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $176,850 in federal funding for Lindenhurst Fire Department and $308,750 in federal funding for Orient Fire District. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Lindenhurst Fire Department will use the federal funds to purchase approximately 30 self-contained breathing apparatus. The Orient Fire District will use the federal funds to purchase a new … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Gillibrand Statement On Today’s Senate Hearing On Paid Family Leave

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today after the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) held a subcommittee hearing entitled Paid Family Leave: The Benefits for Businesses and Working Families. Gillibrand has been a vocal leader urging Congress to join every other industrialized nation in the world by passing federal legislation that would create paid maternity leave, in addition to medical leave. Gillibrand's Family … Continue Reading


July 30, 2014

Bipartisan Bill Takes Aim At Sexual Assault On Campuses, Protecting Students, Boosting Accountability And Transparency At Colleges And Universities

WASHINGTON - New, bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday takes aim at sexual assaults on college and university campuses by protecting and empowering students, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions-including establishing stiff penalties for non-compliance with the legislation's new standards for training, data and best practices. Amid troubling reports of cases of sexual violence at colleges and universities, the Campus Safety and Accountability Act was … Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel Announce City Of New Rochelle Will Receive More Than $1.8 Million In FEMA Funding To Repair Damages To Hudson Park Infrastructure Damaged By Hurricane Sandy

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel announced that the City of New Rochelle will receive $1,839,599.10 in federal funding to repair damages sustained to Hudson Park during Hurricane Sandy. This funding will come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which will shoulder 90 percent of the total cost of rebuilding and rehabilitation. The funding will reimburse New Rochelle for repairs to the stacked stone wall, sundeck, … Continue Reading


July 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Major Grant For Siena College

LOUDONVILLE - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced that Siena College will receive funding in the amount of $687,876 to support the Siena Plan for Attracting and Retaining Computer Scientists (SPARCS). The grant, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will boost local science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and continue the tradition of innovation and excellence in Capital Region … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Sen. Gillibrand and Sen. Cruz Lead Senate Bipartisan Denouncement of Hamas' Use Of Human Shields, Supporting Israel's Right To Self-Defense

Washington, DC - U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, filed a resolution with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to condemn the use of civilians as human shields by the terrorist group Hamas and support Israel's right to self-defense. A similar resolution is sponsored in the House by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Florida, and Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Florida. "The use of human shields by Hamas is deplorable," said Sen. Gillibrand. "The international community must stand up against this terrorist … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $2.1 Million To Improve Emergency Preparedness For Religious Institutions & Organizations In-And-Around NYC; Grants Awarded To 30 At-Risk Jewish Schools & Congregations

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that 30 New York Jewish organizations, including schools and congregations, and more have received a combined total of $2,188,517 for the 2014 fiscal year as Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Awardees. The program, run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), awards federal funds to nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of a national terrorist attack to … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce, After Their Push, Village Of Westfield In Chautauqua County To Receive Over $2.1 Million In Federal Funding For Waste-Water Treatment Project – Project Expected To Create & Retain 150 Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that, after their push, the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County will receive $2,116,400 in federal funding for upgrades to the village's waste-water treatment facility. This funding will be allocated by the federal Economic Development Agency (EDA) and will greatly benefit Chautauqua County's grape producers and processors. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that this waste-water treatment plant helps support the … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Introduce Senate Bill To Name Monroe Post Office In Orange County In Honor Of Fallen Cia Officer Gregg David Wenzel

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they have introduced legislation that would rename the Post Office at 787 State Route 17M in Monroe the "National Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency NCS Officer Gregg David Wenzel Memorial Post Office." The post office renaming would be in honor of Gregg David Wenzel, a Monroe native who lost his life while serving in the CIA. Schumer and Gillibrand said that renaming the Post Office in his honor … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Senators Gillibrand, Warren & Feinstein Question FDA About Efforts To Curb Antibiotic Overuse In Food Animals

Washington, DC - United States Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter today to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Margaret Hamburg requesting information about the FDA's efforts to curb the overuse of antibiotics in food animal production. "The use of antibiotics in food-producing animals must be reduced as part of the effort to preserve the efficacy of antibiotics," the senators wrote. "Research has shown … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

Standing On The Shore Of Mirror Lake, Gillibrand Discusses Legislation To Prevent Future Invasive Species

Lake Placid, NY - Standing on the shore of Mirror Lake, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, today discusses her comprehensive legislation to stop the spread of invasive species and protect New York's waterways. Senator Gillibrand's bill, which was recently the subject of the key Senate Committee hearing, would protect New York from the threat of invasive species by preventing the importation of potentially harmful species across … Continue Reading


July 28, 2014

After Gillibrand’s Push, Va Replaces Cross With Star Of David On Wwii Veteran’s Grave

New York - After a Queens rabbi discovered that the grave of his distant relative, a Jewish World War II soldier, was marked with a Christian cross instead of a Star of David, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand immediately urged the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that the soldier's resting place is properly honored by replacing the incorrect symbol with the Star of David on his headstone. A headstone, known as matzeivah, signifies the final resting-place of a Jewish person. It is … Continue Reading


July 25, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $66,000 For The West Crescent Fire District In Saratoga County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $66,037 in federal funding for the West Crescent Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The West Crescent Fire District will use these federal funds to purchase 14 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). These SCBA air-packs help firefighters breathe when in burning buildings and hazardous … Continue Reading


July 25, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $230,000 For Three Fire Departments In Broome County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $236,978 in federal funding for the Harpursville, West Colesville, and Sanitaria Springs Fire Districts in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). These three fire departments will split this grant and use these federal funds to purchase a 44 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). The Harpursville … Continue Reading


July 25, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $680,000 In Fed Funds To Equip All 764 Emergency Responders In Wyoming County With New Radio Equipment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $688,950 in federal funding for the Silver Springs Fire Department, which applied for these funds on behalf of all 18 county fire departments and the one independent EMS squad. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will equip 100 percent of the 764 emergency responders within Wyoming County with tone-in, analog … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Plattsburgh International Airport To Receive More Than $75,000 In Federal Funds

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $76,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds. The airport will utilize these funds to study the airfield and determine which trees and other obstructions will need to be removed. Schumer explained that there is an imaginary surface over the airfield that is not allowed to be obstructed up to a certain height. Trees and buildings need to be removed or marked … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Gillibrand Statement On Un Human Rights Council’s Anti-Israel Resolution

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement after the United Nations Human Rights Council voted in a special session yesterday for a resolution that will launch an inquiry into alleged human rights violations by Israel. "I am greatly disappointed but not surprised that once again the UN Human Rights Council has taken a biased and one-sided approach against Israel. The resolution that came out of the UN Human Rights Council yesterday has little … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Genesee County Airport To Receive $630,000 In Federal Funds

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Genesee County Airport will receive $630,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funds. The airport will utilize these funds to construct and pave the taxiway area that will become home to 16 hangar structures. These hangars, which are closed structures that hold airport aircraft in protective storage, will allow more planes to come into and fly out of the airport. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that this … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $100,000 For Rochester Institute Of Technology

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $98,888 in funding for Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The funding will be used to complete phase II of their fuel cell research project. The project will focus on fuel cell integration and the funding will be used to create the design for a prototype residential power system, which will be used to power a lawn … Continue Reading


July 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $250,000 In Federal Funds For Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $248,995 in federal funding for three Hudson Valley fire departments. The Village of Larchmont Fire Department in Westchester County will receive $59,375, the Philipstown North Highlands Fire District in Putnam County will receive $110,675 and the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County will receive $78,945. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to … Continue Reading

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