Press Releases

April 04, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $16,000 Federal Grant for Dundee Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the Dundee Volunteer Fire Department is set to receive $16,150 in federal funding to purchase a new fire hose and adapters necessary to fit the new hose to their new fire truck. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "With this funding, Dundee Volunteer fire fighters can focus on their important work, knowing they have new and reliable … Continue Reading


April 02, 2013

As Senate Prepares to Debate Farm Bill Again, Gillibrand Announces Plan to Strengthen New York Dairy Farms

Washington, D.C. - As the Senate gets set to again take up the Farm Bill in the coming weeks, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a comprehensive plan to help provide long-term support and certainty for New York's dairy farmers by providing a fair safety net for small producers, and improving inventory reporting and transparency. The cornerstone of Senator Gillibrand's plan is the new, bipartisan Gillibrand-Collins Dairy Pricing Reform Act to reform the way the USDA sets dairy … Continue Reading


March 29, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Nearly $130,000 Federal Grant for Silver Springs Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $128,464 in federal funding for the Silver Springs Fire Department to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBAs) and an air compressor and fill station. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand appealed personally to DHS Secretary Janet A. Napolitano and FEMA Administrator … Continue Reading


March 29, 2013

At Gillibrand’s Urging, Administration Releases New Third Tier of Emission Reduction Standards

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced that the Obama Administration is releasing plans to implement a third tier of emission reduction standards that will increase vehicular fuel efficiency. The President initially instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move forward with a new proposal in 2010 as part of proposed vehicle efficiency standards, but the rules had yet to be formally proposed. … Continue Reading


March 29, 2013

Gillibrand, Slaughter Announce Legislation to Name Brockport Post Office After Fallen Army Staff Sergeant

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter today announced legislation to name the U.S. Post Office in Brockport after Nicholas Reid, a Brockport native and Army Staff Sergeant who died as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) explosion while serving in Afghanistan. "Staff Sergeant Reid served with truly heroic bravery," Senator Gillibrand said. "He answered the highest call, saved the lives of countless of his brothers and sisters in … Continue Reading


March 28, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $230,000 Federal Grant for Ulster Hose Company #5

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the Ulster Fire Hose Company #5 is set to receive $236,360 in federal funding to purchase new air packs that will replace their currently outdated models. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "With this funding, Ulster Hose Company's fire fighters can focus on their important work, knowing they have new and reliable equipment," said … Continue Reading


March 28, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $464,000 Federal Grant for Jamestown Fire Department; Investment Means Vital Vehicles for First Responders

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Jamestown Fire Department will receive $464,364 in federal grants in Round 19 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 … Continue Reading


March 28, 2013

Gillibrand Reacts to President Obama’s Executive Order Creating Voting Commission, Urges Congress to Do Its Part to Ensure Every American’s Voice is heard at the Ballot Box

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement today after President Obama announced he will sign an executive order creating a Presidential Commission on Election Administration. Earlier this year, Gillibrand teamed up once again with Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis and re-introduced the Senate companion of the Voter Empowerment Act authored by Rep. Lewis that would modernize our voter registration system. The Voter Empowerment Act would help … Continue Reading


March 28, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $50,000 Federal Grant for City of Corning Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the City of Corning Fire Department is set to receive $47,500 in federal funding to purchase a new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air compressor to replace their currently outdated one. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "With these funds, Corning firefighters will have the proper equipment to safely respond to emergencies … Continue Reading


March 28, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $228,000 Federal Grant for Greenport Fire District; Investment Means Vital Equipment for First Responders

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Greenport Fire District in Hudson, NY will receive $228,000 in federal grants in Round 19 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


March 28, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $31,000 Federal Grant for Hinsdale Fire Department; Investment Means Vital Equipment for First Responders

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Hinsdale Fire Department will receive $31,626 in federal grants in Round 19 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 … Continue Reading


March 27, 2013

Federal Delegation Urges VA to Fulfill Commitment to Host Golden Age Games in Western New York

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) stood with Visit Buffalo Niagara President, Dottie Gallagher-Cohen, local veterans and business representatives to protest the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) decision to "postpone" the 27th Annual "Warriors on the Waterfront" Golden Age Games, scheduled to have taken place in Western New York beginning May 30, 2013. "After years of planning, the VA has abruptly knocked the Golden Age Games off the winner's podium in … Continue Reading


March 27, 2013

Gillibrand Urges President to Exempt Bulk Shipments of Apples from Double Inspection

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a newly appointed member of the President's Export Council, today urged the President to exempt bulk shipments of apples to Canada from double inspection. Fixing this would help New York apple growers streamline operations and save money. Exempting bulk shipments of U.S. apples to Canada from double inspection required by the Apple Export Act would offer growers immediate savings of approximately $300 per truckload, and allow growers to create … Continue Reading


March 22, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $360,000 For Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $279,990 in federal funding for the Village of Spring Valley Fire Department and $79,906 for the Mountain Dale Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, and will be used by both departments to make equipment upgrades. "With this funding, Hudson Valley firefighters will have better equipment to keep … Continue Reading


March 21, 2013

Gillibrand Hails Queens Non-Profits As Environmental Champions

Queens, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, announced that two Queens non-profits won the 2013 Environmental Quality Award. The Community Environmental Center (CEC) in Long Island City and the American Littoral Society in Broad Channel - both of whom Senator Gillibrand nominated this past February - will receive the Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious honor for their commitment and significant contributions to greening … Continue Reading


March 21, 2013

Gillibrand Hails Lumi Solair As Environmental Champion

Brooklyn, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, congratulated Lumi•Solair for winning the 2013 Environmental Quality Award. Based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the company manufactures hybrid solar and wind streetlights. During Superstorm Sandy, six Lumi•Solair lights remained operational and nearly half were functioning in the Navy Yard, despite five feet of water and over 80 mph winds. The organization, which Senator … Continue Reading


March 21, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Feds To Extend Deadline For City Of Binghamton To Repay Federal Loan – Forcing City To Pay Too Soon Could Jeopardize Local Redevelopment & Cost Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan to extend the City of Binghamton's deadline to repay a Section 108 loan. The City of Binghamton initially took out this loan from HUD in 1985 by pledging their Community Development Block grant funding as collateral. The loan was taken out on behalf of a developer to help build the former Regency Hotel and Conference Center as part of a larger … Continue Reading


March 20, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million In Federal Funding For Cleanup After Superstorm Sandy In White Plains

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the City of White Plains in Westchester County was awarded $1,216,140 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance funding which will reimburse for the cost of debris removal in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. "Superstorm Sandy wreaked significant damage in-and-around White Plains, creating a massive cleanup effort for the towns that, in turn, threatened to place a burden on local taxpayers," said … Continue Reading


March 20, 2013

Key Senate Panel Passes Gillibrand Measure Giving Army Corps Permanent Authority To Prevent Asian Carp From Invading Great Lakes, NYS Waterways

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced Committee passage of her measure that authorizes the Army Corps of Engineers to take emergency measures in the event of an imminent threat of Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species entering the Great Lakes. In addition, the bill also includes the Harbor Maintenance Act, which would keep money in the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund that could help dredge … Continue Reading


March 20, 2013

Key Senate Committee Passes Gillibrand Measures To Strengthen Army Corp’s Disaster Response

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, announced today that a key Senate panel passed two Gillibrand measures that would strengthen the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers' disaster response by authorizing the Corps to recommend specific projects to reduce flood risks in areas hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy and providing the Corps with more flexibility to put the necessary infrastructure upgrades in place to prepare for … Continue Reading

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