Press Releases

September 28, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.8 Million for Delaware County from FEMA for Hurricane Irene Recovery Efforts

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding more than $1.8 million for the Delaware County Department of Public Works for bridge repairs from damage caused from Hurricane Irene last August. "The Southern Tier suffered immense damage as a result of last year's storm, but Delaware County was hit particularly hard and spent more than millions of dollars to clean up the damage," said Schumer. "That's why I applaud … Continue Reading


September 27, 2012

Gillibrand Announces $1 Million for Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $1million for an aquifer direct water system for food processors at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Economic Development Agency, and is being awarded after Senator Gillibrand toured the recently-finished Alpina Yogurt facility, and called for more federal investments in infrastructure at the Ag-Park in Batavia. In July, Senator Gillibrand wrote to the EDA … Continue Reading


September 26, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Call for USDA Support for New York’s Dairy Farms

Washington, D.C. - As dairy farmers struggle to cope with rising production costs driven up during this summer's severe drought, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, joined a bipartisan group of senators from leading dairy states asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to review the floor price for unprocessed milk. "Dairy farmers have long been the lifeblood of upstate New York, and now more than ever we must ensure that … Continue Reading


September 26, 2012

Gillibrand, Schumer Secure Final Senate Passage of Legislation to Name Buffalo Courthouse after Robert H. Jackson of Jamestown

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced the full Senate has passed their legislation to name the Buffalo Federal Courthouse after Robert H. Jackson, the distinguished Supreme Court Justice raised in Jamestown, famous for his role as chief prosecutor in the international Nuremberg Trials. Robert H. Jackson began his legal career in a Jamestown firm and went on to serve the as Solicitor General, Attorney General, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice, … Continue Reading


September 25, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $960k Dept. of Justice Grant for Westminster Foundation; Investment Will Help Fight Buffalo Gang Violence & Drug Crime

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a $962,765 Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation (BCJI) Program grant from the Department of Justice will be awarded to the Westminster Foundation, in Buffalo. Specifically, the Westminster Foundation will used this grant to implement the Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Save Our Streets program that will assign officers to the designated high-crime areas, provide the community with case management services, and organize and … Continue Reading


September 25, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $70,000 for Hudson Valley Regional Council to Help Strengthen Local Economy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $70,000 for the Hudson Valley Regional Council. The investment comes through the U.S. Economic Development Agency, and will be used to support the public-private partnership to strengthen the Hudson Valley's economy. "The bottom line is that the federal government should do everything it can to support economic development and get people back to work," said Senator Schumer. "The … Continue Reading


September 25, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $70,000 to Jumpstart Public-Private Partnership to Strengthen Capital District Economy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $70,000 for the Capital District Regional Planning Commission. The investment comes through the U.S. Economic Development Agency, and will be used to help establish a public-private partnership to strengthen the Capital Region's economy. "The Capital Region has been a national leader in creating public-private partnerships that have revitalized the economy. CNSE, GlobalFoundries … Continue Reading


September 24, 2012

As Ahmadinejad Prepares to Deliver Yom Kippur Speech at United Nations, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Senate Resolution Demanding U.N. Action Against Iranian Leaders’ Incitement to Genocide

New York, NY - As Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepares to address the UN General Assembly later this week, outrageously on Yom Kippur - the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the U.N. today with elected officials from across New York State, Jewish Community Relations Council President Alan Jaffe, and other community leaders in urging the UN to take immediate action against Iranian leaders for their deplorable statements calling … Continue Reading


September 21, 2012

At Schumer & Gillibrand’s Urging, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to Tour Bethpage’s Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security on Monday

Bethpage, NY - Monday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will visit Bethpage's Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center. Earlier this year, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Secretary to visit the non-profit organization to highlight the success of this unique first-responder, public-private partnership. The Morrelly Homeland Security Center is the first privately owned homeland security … Continue Reading


September 21, 2012

Senator Gillibrand Teams Up With Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis to Introduce Voter Empowerment Act in Senate

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today teamed up with Rep. John Lewis, a nationally recognized leader often called "one of the most courageous persons the Civil Rights Movement ever produced," by introducing companion legislation in the Senate of the Voter Empowerment Act, authored by a collaboration between Majority Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Leader Jim Clyburn, and Reps. John Lewis, Jim Brady, and John Conyers. The House version of the bill was introduced earlier this … Continue Reading


September 20, 2012

Gillibrand Announces $300,000 for Unity House of Troy, Inc.

Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $300,000 in federal funding for Unity House of Troy, Inc. The investment will be used to strengthen legal assistance programs for victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice Legal Assistance for Victims Grant (LAV) Program. "It is critical that we provide women everywhere with the support, education and safety they need to combat sexual and … Continue Reading


September 20, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce $270K Department of Justice Investment for Stony Brook University; Investment Will Address Dating Violence

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, and Congressman Tim Bishop announced that Stony Brook University will receive a grant totaling $270,000 from the Department of Justice "Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking on Campus Program." Stony Brook University will establish a prevention and education program about sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, including a bystander intervention program, for … Continue Reading


September 19, 2012

After Push from Schumer & Gillibrand, Griffiss Airport will Re-Enter MAP Program – First Installment of $745,000 to Upgrade Airport

Washington, D.C. - After pushing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator this summer, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the FAA will re-admit Griffiss International Airport into the Military Airport Program (MAP),with a grant worth $270,000 in MAP funding to renovate hangars and make them more energy efficient. Additionally, Griffiss International Airport is receiving a second … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand, Owens Announce Over $6.5 Million for Plattsburgh International Airport; Funding for Major Terminal Expansion

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bill Owens announced that Plattsburgh International Airport will receive three grants totaling $6,554,491 from the Federal Aviation Administration. A federal grant of $2,995,891 was awarded for the expansion of the terminal at Plattsburgh International to bring additional flights and business to the airport. An additional $151,200 will be used to rehabilitate existing runways, and a $3,407,400 grant will help the … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $800,000 for Schenectady County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $815,425 in federal funding is being awarded to Schenectady County 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 Schenectady residents, businesses and all visitors to the area can continue to access the region," said Senator … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

Schumer and Gillibrand Call on USPS to Ensure that Northport’s Only Post Office Stays in Same Location Downtown

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today called on the United States Postal Service to ensure that the Northport Post Office remain downtown and in the same location. The United States Postal Service recently announced it might consider relocating the retail facility, on Main Street, to a smaller facility within the Northport 11768 zip code. The post office is currently located near many of the village's businesses, in an area that the Northport residents frequently … Continue Reading


September 18, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand, Markowitz, Hynes Announce $900,000 Department of Justice Grant for Brooklyn

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes today announced that Brooklyn will receive $900,000 in funds from the Department of Justice's Office on Violence Against Women through the Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies and Enforcement of Protection Orders Program. The Borough of Brooklyn will use this money in collaboration with a number of non-profit and non-governmental victims, … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million for Stewart International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,958,949 in federal funding is being awarded to Stewart International 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 federal grant will literally pave the way for economic development in the Hudson Valley," said Senator Schumer. "By facilitating runway repairs at Stewart … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $117k for Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $117,412 for the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration. The federal funding will be used by the airport to rehabilitate off-airport beacons in the high terrain surrounding the airport. The existing beacons are forty to fifty years old and have reached the end of their useful life. Rehabilitation of the beacons will include repair and replacement of the support towers and … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $160k for Finger Lakes Regional Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $162,900 for the Finger Lakes Regional Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration. The federal funding will be used to acquire 27 acres of land and enable the airport to control land use within the runway protection zone for Runway 1. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Finger Lakes Regional can grow and continue to safely serve residents, businesses and visitors to region for … Continue Reading

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