Press Releases

August 29, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $450K in Federal Grants for St. Lawrence and Clarkson Universities; Investment to Encourage Underrepresented Youth to Pursue Graduate Degrees

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Clarkson University will receive a grant totaling $226,795 and St. Lawrence University will receive a grant worth $225,000 from the Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement program. Specifically, both institutions will use this grant to provide ongoing educational opportunities to first generation college students or students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in … Continue Reading


August 29, 2012

Kirk, Gillibrand Disappointed in Ban Ki-moon’s Attendance at Summit in Tehran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Yesterday U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) wrote to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to express disappointment in his attendance at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit in Tehran, Iran. The Senators argued that the Secretary-General's attendance further legitimizes the Iranian regime, while Tehran continues to sponsor terrorism, pursue an illicit nuclear program, threaten Israel's existence, and deny basic rights and freedoms … Continue Reading


August 29, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $775k Federal Grants for RIT, U of R, SUNY Brockport; Investment to Encourage Underrepresented Youth to Pursue Graduate Degrees

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Rochester Institute of Technology will receive a grant totaling $220,000, the University of Rochester will receive $256,591, and SUNY Brockport will receive $298,738 from the Department of Education's Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement program. Specifically, the institutions will use this grant to provide ongoing educational opportunities to first generation college students or students from groups … Continue Reading


August 29, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $500k in Federal Grants for Buffalo Area Colleges; Investment to Encourage Underrepresented Youth to Pursue Graduate Degrees

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the University at Buffalo will receive a grant totaling $270,000, and Buffalo State College will receive $233,722 from the Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement program. Specifically, both schools will use this grant to provide ongoing educational opportunities to first generation college students or students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate … Continue Reading


August 29, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Almost $250K Federal Grant for Binghamton University; Investment to Encourage Underrepresented Youth to Pursue Graduate Degrees

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Binghamton University will receive a grant totaling $249,686 from the Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement program. Specifically, Binghamton will use this grant to provide ongoing educational opportunities to first generation college students or students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. The McNair Scholars' focus on science, technology, … Continue Reading


August 29, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $230K Federal Grant for Syracuse University; Investment to Encourage Underrepresented Youth to Pursue Graduate Degrees

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Syracuse University will receive a grant totaling $231,440 from the Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement program. Specifically, Syracuse will use this grant to provide ongoing educational opportunities to first generation college students or students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. The McNair Scholars' focus on science, technology, … Continue Reading


August 29, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $220K Federal Grant for Mercy College; Investment to Encourage Underrepresented Youth to Pursue Graduate Degrees

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Mercy College will receive a grant totaling $220,000 from the Department of Education Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement program. Specifically, Mercy College will use this grant to provide ongoing educational opportunities to first generation college students or students from groups who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education. The McNair Scholars' focus on science, technology, … Continue Reading


August 28, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Federal Investment to Repair Taxi Lane and Apron Rehabilitation at Tri-Cities Airport – Over $1.4 Million to Go to Critical Repairwork

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that $1,428,660 in federal funding was awarded to the Village of Endicott through the Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Endicott will use this federal grant to rehabilitate the north taxi lane and the main apron at Tri-Cities Airport. The existing pavement has reached the end of its useful life and requires rehabilitation to ensure safe aircraft operations. "This Department of … Continue Reading


August 28, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $234k Federal Investment for Cortland County- Chase Field Airport – Funding for Important Take-Off & Landing Equipment

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that $234,000 in federal funding was awarded to Cortland County through the Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Cortland will use this federal grant to replace the current airport beacon, wind cone, segmented circle and Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) that have reached the end of their useful life at Cortland County- Chase Field Airport. "This Department of Transportation grant will … Continue Reading


August 28, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Federal Investment for Albany International Airport – up to $3.1 Million will Fund Important Upgrades to Deicing Waste Collection System

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that $3,144,600 in federal funding was awarded to the Albany County Airport Authority through the Department of Transportation Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically this federal grant will be used to replace a portion of the existing glycol collection, treatment and disposal system at Albany International Airport. A new sealed storage tank with added capacity to collect and treat deicing material will replace … Continue Reading


August 28, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $370,000 for Sullivan County International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $370,080 in federal funding for the Sullivan County International Airport to purchase new snow removal equipment. The funding is allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This funding will ensure that Sullivan County Airport will remain safely open during those unexpected winter storms," said Senator Schumer. "I applaud the DOT for helping Sullivan County Airport continue … Continue Reading


August 28, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million for Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,023,300 in federal funding for the Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field Airport to improve their infrastructure through rehabilitating the existing runway pavement. The funding is allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program. "This Department of Transportation grant will ensure that Greater Binghamton/Edwin A. Link Field can continue to safely serve residents, businesses … Continue Reading


August 28, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Urge Feds to Issue Fishery Disaster Declaration for New York’s Fishing Communities

New York - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Tim Bishop today urged the U.S. Department of Commerce to immediately declare a federal groundfish fishery disaster for New York's fishing communities. The request for emergency relief comes 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


August 23, 2012

Gillibrand Announces More Than $60,000 for Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $61,332 in federal funding for the Hagaman Volunteer Fire Department to fund fire prevention programs to help engage and educate the community on the importance of everyday fire safety. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Program. "This is an important investment that can help families in … Continue Reading


August 22, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand, McCarthy Announce FEMA Agrees to Extend Low-Cost ‘Preferred Risk’ Flood Insurance Policies for Nassau County Homeowners

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congresswoman McCarthy announced today that FEMA has agreed to their call for an extension of the low-cost preferred risk flood insurance policies for Nassau County property owners. Under the existing flood insurance program, homeowners who live in an area designated as a flood zone are required to purchase flood insurance. These policies can cost up to $2,000 per year on Long Island. Certain residents in Nassau County, however, … Continue Reading


August 21, 2012

Gillibrand, Peralta Joined By Make the Road New York, Queens Small Business Owners, Workers in Calling for Increase in Federal Minimum Wage

Queens, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and New York State Senator Jose Peralta were joined at Make the Road New York in Jackson Heights, Queens today by Make the Road New York Co-Executive Director Ana Maria Archila, United NY, Queens small business owners, workers and advocates for working families in calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9.80 over the next three years. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012, co-sponsored by Gillibrand, would boost the … Continue Reading


August 21, 2012

At Woman-Owned Small Business in Queens, Gillibrand, Meng Push to Extend Small Business Tax Breaks

Queens, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblywoman Grace Meng were joined at Great Bear Auto Repair, a woman-owned auto repair shop in Flushing, by owner Audra Fordin to announce federal legislation designed to extend targeted tax breaks for small businesses. Women-owned small businesses are among the fastest growing segments of the economy but start with eight times less capital. Senator Gillibrand and Assemblywoman Meng urged the U.S. Senate to vote on the SUCCESS Act of … Continue Reading


August 20, 2012

Gillibrand, Jeffries Joined by Brooklyn Small Business Owner Calling for Increase in Federal Minimum Wage

Brooklyn, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries were joined at Tiny Cup café in Bedford-Stuyvesant today by Brooklyn small business owner Daicha Perkins in calling for an increase in the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $9.80 over the next three years. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2012, co-sponsored by Gillibrand, would boost the incomes of an estimated 651,000 New York City workers, including approximately 195,000 Brooklyn residents, according … Continue Reading


August 20, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $200,000 Grant for Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $199,821 for a secondary access road at the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park. The funding is allocated through the USDA's Rural Business Enterprise Grant program, and is being awarded after Senator Gillibrand toured the nearly-finished Alpina Yogurt facility and called for more federal investments in infrastructure at the Ag-Park in Batavia. "This is an important investment that can help attract more … Continue Reading


August 20, 2012

At Woman-Owned Small Business in Staten Island, Gillibrand, Savino Push to Extend Small Business Tax Breaks

Staten Island, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and New York State Senator Diane Savino were joined at Total Electric, a woman-owned small business in Staten Island, by Total Electric Distributors President Lenore Schwartz, Staten Island Economic Development Corporation Board Member and President of Statewide Fire Corp. Pamela Columbia, and Staten Island women business leaders to announce federal legislation designed to extend targeted tax breaks for small businesses. Women-owned … Continue Reading

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