Press Releases

March 23, 2021

Gillibrand Presenta Proyecto Para Garantizar El Derecho A Representación Legal A Los Niños Durante Los Procedimientos Migratorios De Deportación

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, hoy presentó el proyecto de ley de Financiación deAbogados para los Procedimientos de Deportación de Indigentes (FAIR, por sus siglas en inglés),que busca garantizar el acceso al acompañamiento legal financiado por el gobierno durante los procedimientos de deportación de niños; personas con discapacidades;víctimas de abuso, tortura y violencia; y aquellos que viven en o debajo del 200 … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $900K In Tenant Protection Vouchers For Hud Assisted Families In New York City

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $909,293 in federal funding for Tenant Protection Vouchers (TPVs) for HUD assisted families in New York City. This federal funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers (HVCs) and would help the nearly 600,000 individuals living in NYCHA buildings. These vouchers help ensure the continuity of housing assistance for … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Unclassified National Intelligence Brief: Attacks On Asian American Communities Are Wake Up Call To Tackle Online Hate

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement about a declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that highlighted the heightened threat posed by domestic violent extremism in 2021 and that how white supremacist and militia extremists pose the most lethal threat to our country. In the wake of recent targeted attacks against Asian Americans across the country, and in New York, the timely … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Unclassified National Intelligence Brief: Attacks On Asian American Communities Are Wake Up Call To Tackle Online Hate

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement about a declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) that highlighted the heightened threat posed by domestic violent extremism in 2021 and that how white supremacist and militia extremists pose the most lethal threat to our country. In the wake of recent targeted attacks against Asian Americans across the country, and in New York, the timely … Continue Reading


March 23, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Deliver Nearly $2.5 Million In Economic Relief For Airports In Upstate New York

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,454,304 in federal funding for twelve airports across New York State. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under the Department of Transportation (DOT) and will serve as a lifeline to local airports struggling to stay afloat after nearly a year of limited operations. Airports and tourism play an important role in New York's regional and rural economies and have … Continue Reading


March 22, 2021

Senators Gillibrand, Sanders, And Casey Call On FCC To Swiftly Expand Access To Essential 2-1-1 Program To Thousands Of Vulnerable Americans Who Lack Consistent Cell Service

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) called on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to immediately expand access to essential 2-1-1 calls to thousands of vulnerable Americans who lack consistent cell service. The 2-1-1 hotline provides essential community services for millions of Americans seeking information related to supplemental food and nutrition programs, rental assistance, veteran services, … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Harkness Career & Technical Center to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at Dr. Weeks Elementary School to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, collaborative leadership, … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at Morristown Central School to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, collaborative leadership, and … Continue Reading


March 19, 2021

Gillibrand Hace Llamado A La USDA Para Que Priorice Los Alimentos Saludables Cultivados En Nueva York Para Su Nuevo Programa De Compra Y Distribución De Alimentos

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, hoy instó al Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) a que le de prioridad a las frutas y vegetables cultivados en Nueva York para su nuevo programa de compra y distribución de alimentos que se preveé que reemplazará el programa de alimentos Farmers to Families Food Box program. La pandemia por el coronavirus causó estragos en la cadena alimenticia, … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Bold Actions To Invest In American Companies, Protect Jobs, And Ensure Covid Relief Is Reinvested At Home To Spur Economic Recovery

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for bold actions to invest in American companies, protect jobs, and ensure coronavirus relief funds are reinvested in the United States economy. Gillibrand recently cosponsored the bicameral No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act, legislation that would protect U.S. jobs by ending tax incentives created by the 2017 Trump tax giveaway bill, which send jobs and profits overseas. The bill would ensure multinational corporations pay the same tax rate on … Continue Reading


March 18, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.5 Million For Bridge And Road Repairs In The Town Of Salisbury

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,438,527.75 in federal funding to repair the Bingham Mills Road Bridge that collapsed into Trammel Creek as a result of severe storming that eroded the supporting walls. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will help fix structural concerns, repair infrastructure to its pre-disaster design, and implement measures to … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Gillibrand Calls On USDA To Prioritize New York-Grown Healthy Foods In New Food Purchase And Distribution Program

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to prioritize New York-grown fruits and vegetables in the new food purchase and distribution program set to replace the Farmers to Families Food Box program. The coronavirus pandemic caused a breakdown in the food supply chain and left many farmers and hardworking families unable to make ends meet. As restaurants, hotels, schools, and other food service entities ceased or scaled back operations, … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Assignment As Chair Of Senate Agriculture Subcommittee On Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, And Food Safety And Security

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her assignment as chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security. The subcommittee oversees many matters important to New York, including dairy and food safety issues. In this role, Senator Gillibrand will push for transparency and reform in dairy pricing systems to ensure farmers are receiving a fair price for their milk. "I am honored to serve as the chair of the … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The North Country

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,224,481 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in the North Country, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $11 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The Capital Region

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,874,441 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in the Capital Region, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $9 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Central New York

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,955,833 in FY 2021allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Central New York, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $6 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Rochester

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,170,651 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Rochester, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public Housing … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $18 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Western New York

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $18,088,849in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Western New York, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The Southern Tier

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,010,209in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in the Southern Tier, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading

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