Press Releases

July 22, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On The Passing Of Ed Bartholomew, Former Mayor Of Glens Falls And President Of EDC Warren County

Addressing the passing of Ed Bartholomew, former Mayor of Glens Falls and President of EDC Warren County, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "I'm deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ed Bartholomew, a devoted public servant and a passionate advocate for his community. Ed worked tirelessly to secure funding and support for the projects that have built present-day Warren County, including his leadership in the continued revitalization of downtown Glens Falls. … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On Trump Effort To Ban Undocumented Immigrants From Being Counted In 2020 Census

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement in response to President Trump's effort to ban undocumented immigrants from being counted in the US Census 2020: "The Census is a vital tool to ensure that all our communities receive the resources they need to thrive. As New Yorkers work to rebuild our economy and our neighborhoods, we can't afford to leave a single dollar on the table of much needed funding for education, transportation, hospitals, and infrastructure. We must … Continue Reading


July 22, 2020

Gillibrand Urges Senate To Pass Legislation To Block Trump Rule Allowing Employers To Deny Birth Control Coverage

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand cosponsored legislation to protect access to birth control and prevent the Trump administration from allowing employers to deny birth control coverage based on religious or moral opposition. Following a Supreme Court decision upholding the administration's rule to undermine access to birth control, Gillibrand and her Senate colleagues are urging the Senate to pass the Protect Access to Birth Control Act. The Protect Access to Birth Control Act would block … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Following Disappearance And Murder Of Vanessa Guillén, Gillibrand Offers Amendment To Review Military’s Missing Person Investigation Procedures

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, offered an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would require the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the military's missing person investigation procedures in order to correct past missteps and modernize the process. Gillibrand offered the amendment following the murder of Specialist Vanessa Guillén, who had been missing for two … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Gillibrand Requests $3.9 Billion In Federal Funding For MTA, Additional Measures For Port Authority To Cover $3 Billion In Lost Revenues

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, recently sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) requesting at least an additional $3.9 billion in federal funding for the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) be included in upcoming COVID-19 federal legislation to address the massive budget deficit the transit agency is facing due to loss revenue and fare loss. In the letter, Gillibrand also requested to include language that … Continue Reading


July 21, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $98 Million In Federal Funding For The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $98.2 million in federal funding for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) allocated in the CARES Act through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). These funds are in addition to the $3.9 billion in CARES Act funding previously delivered to the MTA and will be used to support operational expenses for the agency, which operates the New York City Subway, Buses, and … Continue Reading


July 20, 2020

As New York’s Local Governments Face Billions In Lost Revenue Due To COVID-19 Crisis, Gillibrand Calls For Direct Federal Relief Funding For Local Governments Responding To And Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic In North Babylon

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the North Babylon Fire Department to call for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs from the COVID-19 emergency. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, local assistance is needed to complement direct relief which states also require to recover from this crisis. Senator Gillibrand stood with … Continue Reading


July 20, 2020

As New York’s Local Governments Face Billions In Lost Revenue Due To COVID-19 Crisis, Gillibrand Calls For Direct Federal Relief Funding For Local Governments Responding To And Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic In Glens Falls

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, direct assistance is needed to help state and local governments recover from this crisis. Concerned about the layoffs of public health care workers, firefighters, police, … Continue Reading


July 20, 2020

As New York’s Local Governments Face Billions In Lost Revenue, Gillibrand Calls For Direct Federal Relief Funding For Local Governments Responding To And Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic In Watertown

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for legislation to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services and offset lost revenues and increased costs stemming from the COVID-19 crisis. As local governments have faced slashed revenues due to the pandemic, direct assistance is needed to help state and local governments recover from this crisis. Concerned about the layoffs of public health care workers, firefighters, police, sanitation … Continue Reading


July 17, 2020

Gillibrand Joins Bipartisan Call To Invest $5.6 Billion In COVID-19 Vaccine Development And Support

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined a bipartisan call to dedicate federal funding in the next coronavirus relief package to boost the country's vaccine supply and distribution system. Robust vaccine infrastructure will be critical to manufacture and deploy a future COVID-19 vaccine. Gillibrand and her colleagues are calling on Congress to provide at least $5.6 billion in funding for vaccine distribution, provider training, public education, and expanded vaccine access. "In order to … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $500K In Agricultural Research Funding For Rural New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced $494,000 in federal funding for agricultural research and development at Cornell University and the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and will be used to develop economically, environmentally sustainable agricultural programs, and … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $150K In FEMA Funding For Firefighters

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,847.25 in federal funding to provide essential PPE for New York's firefighters responding to COVID-19. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) - COVID-19 Supplemental Program. "In settled times, and during the peak of the pandemic in New York, our brave firefighters are … Continue Reading


July 16, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand: DOJ Must Take Immediate Action To Implement And Enforce Death In Custody Reporting Act

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently joined colleagues in a letter to Department of Justice Attorney General Barr requesting that Department of Justice (DOJ) take immediate action to implement and enforce the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013 (DCRA). The bill requires state and federal law enforcement to report to the DOJ how many individuals die each year while in police custody or during the course of an arrest. Despite a 2018 DOJ … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Senator Gillibrand Visits PRG Scenic Technologies, Calls For Legislation To Invest In Workforce Training And Protect American Jobs In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited PRG Scenic Technologies and called for legislation to invest in workforce training and technical education in response to the COVID-19 crisis. PRG Scenic Technologies, a division of Production Resource Group, known for its international live events, entertainment and scenic production, has revamped its manufacturing facility to meet public health guidelines in order to produce face shields for health care workers and thermal temperature scanning … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Senator Gillibrand Visits Central Association For The Blind And Visually Impaired (CABVI), Calls For Legislation To Invest In Workforce Training And Protect American Jobs In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI), and called for legislation to invest in workforce training and technical education in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Central Industries, the employment and manufacturing division of CABVI, employs 110 workers and trains blind and visually impaired employees to produce medical products and provide services needed by federal and state governments. Since the beginning of the … Continue Reading


July 15, 2020

Senator Gillibrand Visits The Trudeau Institute, Calls For Legislation To Invest In Workforce Training And Protect American Jobs In Response To COVID-19 Crisis

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Trudeau Institute and called for legislation to invest in workforce training and technical education in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Trudeau Institute is a world-renowned immunological research facility established to study infectious diseases of the lungs and the immune system, and develop vaccines and treatments for diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis, and influenza. Due to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute has … Continue Reading


July 14, 2020

Gillibrand, Colleagues Urge ICE And DHS To Withdraw New Guidance That Threatens International Students With Deportation

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined nearly 100 Senate and House Democrats in a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), urging the agencies to withdraw new guidance issued by ICE that imperils the status of international students who would be studying online at U.S. institutions this coming academic year. The guidance threatens international students with deportation if they do not comply with the requirement that they take … Continue Reading


July 13, 2020

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $6 Million In Federal Funding For Telehealth Services

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,211,956 in federal funding to provide additional telehealth services for New Yorkers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. This set of telehealth funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) COVID-19 Telehealth Program as allocated by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES). This federal funding will be used to purchase telehealth devices … Continue Reading


July 13, 2020

Gillibrand Cosponsors Legislation To Provide Resources For Senior Housing Facilities To Protect Older Adults Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Aging Committee, cosponsored legislation to ensure senior housing facilities have the resources needed to keep older adults safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The Emergency Housing Assistance for Older Adults Act would provide $1.2 billion for two critical Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing assistance programs for older adults to ensure that federally-assisted senior housing facilities can keep vulnerable older … Continue Reading


July 10, 2020

As New York Hospitals Face Sustained Revenue Losses Due To COVID-19 Crisis, Gillibrand Calls On Congress To Provide Additional Relief And Forgive Loans In Next Relief Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on Congress to provide financial relief to hospitals struggling to stay afloat due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to Senate leadership, Gillibrand called for Medicare accelerated/advanced payment program loan forgiveness for hospitals across New York. To date, New York State has experienced nearly 400,000 confirmed cases, nearly 100,000 hospitalizations, and approximately 25,000 deaths. New York's hospitals have had to make significant investments … Continue Reading

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