Press Releases

June 07, 2013

Gillibrand Tours First-Of-Its-Kind Veterans Health Center on Long Island, Pushes for Improved Behavioral Health Care for Veterans, Service Members, and Their Families

Bay Shore, N.Y. - Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, toured the North Shore LIJ's Mildred and Frank Feinberg Division of the Unified Behavioral Health Center for Military Veterans and Their Families - the first-of-its-kind veterans behavioral health facility in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that provides critical services and treatments for veterans returning home from combat and their family members. … Continue Reading


June 06, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $30k for Scotia Fire Department; Funding Means Vital Equipment for First Responders

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the Scotia Fire Department is set to receive $31,464 in Round 29 of 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, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect … Continue Reading


June 06, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Nearly $160,000 Federal Grant for Poughkeepsie Area Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney announced the Fairview Fire District is set to receive $158,948 in federal funding to replace outdated personal protective equipment, including updated SCBA breathing apparatus units. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "With this funding, Fairview's first responders can focus on their important work … Continue Reading


June 03, 2013

Gillibrand Statement on Passing of Senator Lautenberg

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today on the passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg: "I am saddened by the loss of my dear friend and colleague Senator Frank Lautenberg, and my heart goes out to his wife and family. Frank was a true champion for those who need a voice in Washington. I am honored to have had the privilege to fight side-by-side to secure health care for our 9/11 first responders, ensure federal support for the families and … Continue Reading


May 31, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $30,000 Federal Grant for Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company; Investment Means Vital Equipment for First Responders

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Schuyler Volunteer Fire Company in Oneida County was awarded a $29,693 federal grant in Round 28 of 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, protective gear, emergency … Continue Reading


May 31, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $100,000 Federal Grant for New Haven Volunteer Fire Corp.; Investment Means Vital Equipment for First Responders

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the New Haven Volunteer Fire Corporation was awarded a $101,757 federal grant in Round 28 of 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, protective gear, emergency vehicles, … Continue Reading


May 30, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 for Capital Region First Responders

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $184,274 in federal funding for the Albany Fire Department, $136,278 and Speigletown Fire District to purchase new firefighting equipment and gear, including new self-contained breathing apparatus, air tanks and new swift water rescue suits. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "With this funding, firefighters in … Continue Reading


May 30, 2013

Gillibrand Fights for Tax Exemption to Boost New York Wine and Craft Beverage Sales to Canada

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a new member of the President's Export Council, is taking action today to change a burdensome tax regulation to help increase exports of New York wine and craft beverages to Canada, and attract more tourism to New York's vineyards, distilleries and breweries. In a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative, Senator Gillibrand urged for a provincial sales tax exemption for all wine and craft beverages grown and produced in New York State. … Continue Reading


May 29, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Village of Hempstead for Cleanup After Superstorm Sandy

Long Island, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the Village of Hempstead was awarded over $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding to reimburse them for cost of debris removal in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. "Superstorm Sandy wreaked significant damage in-and-around the village of Hempstead, creating a massive cleanup effort that, in turn, threatened to place a burden on local taxpayers," said … Continue Reading


May 29, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million in Federal Funding for Generators at Bellevue Hospital, Coney Island Hospital & Coler-Goldwater Hospital After Superstorm Sandy Damaged Electrical Power

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced over $2 million of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (NYCHHC), which will reimburse the cost of owned and rented generators to provide emergency backup power at Bellevue, Coler- Goldwater Hospital due to Superstorm Sandy. "Several of New York's major public hospitals were devastated by Superstorm Sandy and needed emergency … Continue Reading


May 29, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Sandy-Related Repairs to Lighting along Coney Island Boardwalk

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced over $1 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for Superstorm Sandy-related repairs to street lighting along the Coney Island Boardwalk. "Coney Island's much-loved boardwalk was seriously damaged by Superstorm Sandy, including its lighting system," said Schumer. "This federal funding will get the lights back on, just in time for summer, and make sure that New York City residents are not on the … Continue Reading


May 20, 2013

Gillibrand Announces East Syracuse Company as Recipient of President’s “E” Award for Exports

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that INFICON, located in East Syracuse, was presented with the prestigious President's "E" Award for Exports by Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank. The presentation of the "E" Award for Exports is considered the highest recognition for supporting export activity in the United States. Since 2009 INFICON has increased its export revenue from $35.5 million to $69.8 million. "I am proud that President Obama and … Continue Reading


May 19, 2013

With Student Loan Rates Set To Double Next Month And NYC Graduates Facing Sky High Student Debt, Gillibrand Announces Legislation Enabling Grads to Refinance Their Current Federal Loans, Reduce Debt Burden

New York, NY - With student loan debt surpassing $1 trillion and New York graduates facing sky high student debt at an average of more than $27,000 per graduate, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), was joined today by New York City students, graduates, Campus Progress Director Anne Johnson and New York Public Interest Research Group's (NYPIRG) Higher Education Program Coordinator Kevin Stump, in announcing new legislation to reduce student debt on federal loans by allowing millions of … Continue Reading


May 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Nearly $40,000 Federal Grant for Town of Clermont Fire District

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Town of Clermont Fire District will receive $36,067 in federal grants to purchase a new Cascade Air Fill System. 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 … Continue Reading


May 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Nearly $35,000 Federal Grant for North Castle South Fire District #1

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the North Castle South Fire District #1 will receive $34,661 in federal grants to purchase new hydraulic rescue tools, commonly known as the Jaws of Life. 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 … Continue Reading


May 17, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $100k for Hammond Fire & Rescue Department; Funding Means Vital Equipment for First Responders

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the Hammond Fire & Rescue Department is set to receive $100,463 in Round 26 of 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, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources … Continue Reading


May 17, 2013

Gillibrand Pushes for Massena, NY to be Designated CSX Select Site

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the CSX Corporation to choose Massena, New York for their Select Site Program. The program certifies rail-served sites that are capable of accommodating larger, rail-served industrial end-users. CSX Select Sites are the first premium certified rail-sites focused on industrialization. In order to receive the designation, sites will have to comply with certain criteria such as land control, infrastructure and utility availability, … Continue Reading


May 16, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million in Federal Funding for the Nassau County Police Dept After Superstorm Sandy

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the Nassau County Police Department was awarded over $3,423,420 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding for emergency protective measures in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. "Nassau County Police put their lives on the line to take care of residents in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy," said Schumer. "This funding for emergency protective measures is critical in making sure that … Continue Reading


May 16, 2013

Gillibrand, Collins, Boxer, Johanns, Benishek, Gabbard, Begich, Blumenthal, Coons, Franken, Hirono, Mikulski, Pryor, Schatz, Shaheen, Rockefeller, Feinstein, Hanna, Sinema, Joined by Service Members Victimized by Sexual Assault in Announcing Bicameral Legislation Reforming Military Justice System

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Mike Johanns (R-NE), Representatives Dan Benishek (R-MI) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Senators Mark Begich (D-AK), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE), Al Franken (D-MN), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Mark Pryor (D-AR), Brian Schatz (D-HI, Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), and Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) were joined … Continue Reading


May 15, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $125,000 for Churchville Volunteer Fire Department; Funding Means Vital Equipment for First Responders

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the Churchville Volunteer Fire Department is set to receive $125,581 in Round 26 of 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, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources … Continue Reading

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