Press Releases

September 14, 2012

Standing at Syracuse’s Inner Harbor, Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Revitalize Inactive Waterfront Industrial Sites

Syracuse, NY - Standing at the Syracuse Inner Harbor, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner, today introduced new legislation to revitalize inactive industrial sites. COR Development plans to develop the Inner Harbor, a brownfield site, into a residential, commercial and higher education mixed use community. The Waterfront Brownfields Revitalization Act would award grants to local government and nonprofits that redevelop abandoned, idled or underused … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $740,000 Investment for Greater Binghamton, Sidney Municipal & Lt. Warren Eaton Airports

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $737,148 in federal funding is being awarded to Greater Binghamton Airport, Sidney Municipal and Lt. Warren Eaton airports. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program and is being used to update infrastructure and equipment at the airports. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that airports across the … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

At Woman-Owned Small Business in Patchogue, Gillibrand, Bishop Push to Extend Small Business Tax Breaks

Patchogue, NY - Standing at Queen City Cupcakes in Patchogue, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop announced federal legislation designed to extend targeted tax breaks for small businesses. Women-run small businesses are among the fastest growing segments of the economy, but start with eight times less capital. Senator Gillibrand urged the U.S. Senate to vote on the SUCCESS Act of 2012, legislation that would provide investors with strong incentives to invest in small … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

Standing at the Former Vacuum Oil Site, Gillibrand, Slaughter Announce Legislation to Revitalize Inactive Waterfront Industrial Sites

Rochester, NY - Standing at the former Vacuum Oil site, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, joined by Mayor Thomas S. Richards, along with southwest neighborhood leaders John Curran and Dorothy Hall, today introduced new legislation to revitalize inactive industrial sites. The Vacuum Oil Brownfields Opportunity Area (BOA) is a collection of public and privately held properties along the Genesee River. The City of Rochester is currently undertaking master … Continue Reading


September 14, 2012

Standing at Niagara River World in Tonawanda, Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Revitalize Inactive Waterfront Industrial Sites

Tonawanda, NY - Standing at Niagara River World in the Town of Tonawanda, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Supervisor Anthony Caruana and Buffalo-Niagara Riverkeeper Executive Director Jill Jedlicka, today introduced new legislation to revitalize inactive industrial sites. The site, a priority project in the Town's Master Plan and once home to one of the region's largest steel plants, consists of over 100 acres of privately owned land, that when developed would be utilized for both … Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

At Lawmakers’ Urging, Feds Issue Fishery Disaster Declaration for New York’s Fishing Communities

New York - At the urging of U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Tim Bishop, the U.S. Department of Commerce today declared a federal groundfish fishery disaster for New York's fishing communities. The lawmakers requested emergency relief after a recent preliminary report projected significant cuts-up to 70 percent- in catch limits for New England groundfish stocks in 2013. These cuts to multispecies fishery, such as cod and yellowtail flounder, would harm Long … Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

Gillibrand Calls for Answers on FAA Investigations Into Air Traffic Controllers at Westchester County Airport

White Plains, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to immediately provide an update on the status and timeline of their investigations into air traffic controllers at Westchester County Airport. The Senator's request comes after a recent near collision of two small planes at the airport cleared by an air traffic controller and allegations earlier this year of controllers' sleeping in the control tower. Senator Gillibrand asked for an … Continue Reading


September 13, 2012

Gillibrand, Lowey Announce $146k Federal Grant for Hypres to Significantly Improve the Performance of MRI Systems

Elmsford, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services has awarded HYPRES, Inc., an Elmsford-based company that develops digital superconductor electronics, a $145,821 federal grant through the agency's Small Business Innovation Research Grants. Specifically, HYPRES will use the funding to develop a retrofit module for MRI systems using its superconductor digital circuits to provide higher resolutions and … Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $185,000 for Oneonta Municipal Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $185,000 in federal funding is being awarded to Oneonta Municipal Airport to improve runway safety. 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 Oneonta Municipal can continue to safely serve residents, businesses and visitors to region for years to come," said … Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $180,000 for Finger Lakes Regional Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $180,000 for the Finger Lakes Regional Airport from the Federal Aviation Administration. The federal funding will be used by the airport to rehabilitate taxiway A. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Finger Lakes Regional can continue to safely serve residents, businesses and visitors to region for years to come," said Senator Schumer. "Maintaining a safe runway is essential for the … Continue Reading


September 12, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $600,000 for Kingston-Ulster Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $627,840 in federal funding is being awarded to Kingston-Ulster Airport to upgrade runway infrastructure. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This Federal Aviation Administration grant will ensure that the Kingston-Ulster Airport can continue to serve residents and visitors and help boost the area's economy," said … Continue Reading


September 11, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Almost $2 Million Federal Clean Energy Investment to NFTA–Funding to Create Natural Gas Fueling Station

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Department of Transportation has awarded a $1,960,808 federal grant to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) through the Clean Fuels Program. Specifically, the NFTA will use funding to create a compressed natural gas fueling station at the Frontier Bus Facility in Buffalo. "This federal investment will spur cleaner air and more efficient transportation for the Buffalo areas residents, businesses and … Continue Reading


September 10, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $150,000 for LeRoy Aviation Services

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $149,400 in federal funding for new snow removal equipment at LeRoy Airport. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This funding will ensure that LeRoy Airport will remain safely open during those harsh unexpected winter storms," said Senator Schumer. "I applaud the DOT for helping LeRoy Airport continue to serve … Continue Reading


September 10, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $255K Investment to Wellsville Municipal Airport from Federal Aviation Administration – Funding to Improve Runway, Lighting

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $255,996 in federal grants to the Town of Wellsville for important infrastructure improvements. An $189,000 investment from the FAA via the Airport Improvement Program will allow Wellsville Municipal Airport to repair its cracked and dated runway. An additional $66,996 grant will be used to install updated lighting along Taxiway A, creating a safer airfield during … Continue Reading


September 07, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million for Canandaigua Airport to Complete Airport Upgrades

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,048,074 in federal funding for the Canandaigua Airport to finish a long-term infrastructure project to lengthen their runway for aircraft use. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "Completing this infrastructure project is a shot in the arm for Canandaigua Airport, area residents and the local economy," said … Continue Reading


September 07, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Almost $300k for Monroe County for Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Department of Justice has awarded $278,224 to Monroe County under the DNA Backlog Reduction Program to cut DNA backlogs and increase the efficiency of DNA analysis. Monroe County will use the funding to increase accuracy within DNA testing and reduce the existing backlog of unprocessed DNA samples, which has burdened the efficiency of the criminal justice system for years. "DNA research is an increasingly vital … Continue Reading


September 06, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $400k Federal Grant for Monroe Community College; Investment to Support College Retention

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Monroe Community College (MCC) received a grant totaling $400,000 from the Department of Education's Strengthening Institutions Program. Specifically, MCC will use this grant to support the Building a Culture of Engagement and Success Project which will redesign the curriculum to help students who have gaps in their educations, lack skills or retrain older adults. This funding will also support progress … Continue Reading


August 31, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Over $260,000 Federal Investment To Promote Math And Science At University Of Rochester

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $262,500 to help strengthen math and science skills among students at the University of Rochester. The federal investment is part of the Upward Bound Math and Science Program through the U.S. Department of Education. "Our ability to lead in the global economy relies on our ability to out-educate the global competition," Senator Gillibrand said. "That starts with strengthening our students' skills in math … Continue Reading


August 31, 2012

Standing At University Of Rochester’s Medical Campus, Gillibrand Announces Bill To Spur The Growth Of New Science And Technology Jobs In The Rochester Region

Rochester, NY - After touring the New York Influenza Center of Excellence (NYICE) at the University of Rochester's Medical Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by President Joel Seligman and Mikael Totterman, Chairman and CEO of iCardiac Technologies Inc, today announced legislation to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs in the Rochester region and across New York. The America Innovates Act would help scientists and researchers secure valuable resources and training … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Federal Investment To Extend Runway At Canandaigua Airport – $72k Will Fund Important Land Acquisition

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that $72,000 in federal funding was awarded to Ontario County through the Department of Transportation's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Ontario County will use this federal grant to purchase land adjacent to the existing runway at Canandaigua Airport and extend the runway by 2,300 feet for an ultimate length of 5,500 feet. This is the final piece in the project's planning and development phase and now positions the … Continue Reading

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