Press Releases

September 07, 2018

Gillibrand, McCaskill Call On Betsy Devos And Trump Administration To Delay Releasing Any New Title IX Rule Until Meeting With Sexual Assault Survivors

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Trump Administration to get additional input from sexual assault survivors prior to releasing its proposed new rule on Title IX. The Administration is expected to release its new rule soon, and according to reports from the past year, Secretary DeVos has prioritized meeting with students accused of sexual assault, and has had limited engagement with … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $20K In Federal Funding For The Village Of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department In Hamilton County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,058 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to replace an outdated fire hose from the 1980s. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the equipment they need to stay safe on the job," … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1m In Federal Funding For Ten Western New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,157,507 in federal funding for ten Western New York fire departments. Specifically, the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co. will receive $144,247, the Depew Volunteer Fire Department will receive $319,667, the Little Valley Fire Joint District will receive $36,667, the Newton Abbott Fire Company will receive $251,844, the North Java Fire Department will receive $95,048, the Rapids Volunteer Fire … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce $207k In Federal Funding For The Vails Gate Fire District In Orange County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $207,000 in federal funding for the Vails Gate Fire District in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Vails Gate Fire District will use the funding for a tuition reimbursement program that will help recruit new … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $35K In Federal Funding For Oneida Fire Department In Madison County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,715 in federal funding for the Oneida Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Oneida Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new air compressors for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) masks and face pieces that are worn by firefighters to help breathe clean … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $57K In Federal Funding For The Lackawanna Fire Department In Erie County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,939 in federal funding for the Lackawanna Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to purchase new equipment. Specifically, the Lackawanna Fire Department will use this funding to purchase a new attack and supply hose, which will replace the department's … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $264K In Federal Funding For The East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department In Monroe County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $264,004 in federal funding for the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department in Monroe County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase a new radio system for the department. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the equipment they need to stay safe on the job," said … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Nearly $1.5 Million In Funding For Newburgh Fire Department; Federal Reps Say Funding Will Restaff Newburgh Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $1,497,886 in federal funding for the City of Newburgh Fire Department (NFD) in Orange County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The funding will allow the City of Newburgh Fire Department to hire 9 firefighters. The members of Congress explained … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $19K In Federal Funding For The Village Of Mexico In Oswego County To Study Water Infrastructure Upgrades

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,000 for the Village of Mexico in Oswego County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program. The Village of Mexico will use the funding to prepare a Preliminary Funding Estimate study, which will provide solutions to problems facing their aging water system. The Village's water system is estimated to be 100 … Continue Reading


September 04, 2018

As NAFTA Renegotiations Resume With Canada This Week, Gillibrand Calls On President Trump To Protect Dairy Farmers In New York And Across The Country

As NAFTA renegotiations resume with Canada this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today urged the Trump Administration to reject any trade agreement unless it protects New York dairy farmers. Unfair Canadian trade policies limit American dairy producers' access to the Canadian market, and Gillibrand called on the Administration to end these practices in any new trade negotiation. In addition, with the Administration's trade war and … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $397K In Federal Funding For The City Of Auburn

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $397,037 for the City of Auburn. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women's Improving Criminal Justice Responses Grant Program. The City of Auburn, in collaboration with its non-profit, non-governmental victim service partner, the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency, Inc., will use this funding to expand the Domestic Violence High … Continue Reading


August 30, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Over $120K In Federal Funding For The City Of Beacon Fire Department In Dutchess County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $120,660 in federal funding for the City of Beacon Fire Department in Dutchess County. Specifically, the Fire Department will receive $110,040 from the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program, which will be used to hire a recruitment coordinator. The coordinator will … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $31K In Federal Funds For Village Of Fayetteville Fire Department In Onondaga County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $31,410 in federal funding for the Village of Fayetteville Fire Department in Onondaga County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to administer CPR training, and support the Department's "Stop the Bleed" campaign, which aims to ensure that members of the public are trained to help … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Passage Of Their Amendment Allowing Up To $45 Million In Federal Funding To Reimburse Communities And State For Clean Up Of Pfoa/Pfos At Newburgh, Suffolk/Gabreski & Beyond

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the senators' amendment to the FY 2019 Defense Appropriations bill, which authorizes $45 million for the Air Force and the National Guard to make payments to reimburse local communities for the cleanup of PFAS contamination due to Air Force- and National Guard-related activities. "From the … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

As Maternal Mortality Rates Continue To Rise Across The Country And New York State, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Prevent Women From Dying Before, During, And After Childbirth

Maternal Deaths per 100,000 Live Births Washington, DC - With maternal mortality rates on the rise across the country and New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, new legislation that would help prevent women from suffering from medical complications or dying before, during, and after childbirth. The United States has more pregnancy-related deaths than any other developed country in the world, particularly among … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

With Maternal Mortality Rates On The Rise In The United States, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Reduce Maternal Deaths, Help Hospitals Implement Best Practices To Prevent Women From Dying Before, During And After Childbirth

Maternal Deaths per 100,000 Live Births Source: NPR/ProPublica Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, new legislation that would help prevent women from suffering from medical complications or dying before, during, and after childbirth. The United States has more pregnancy-related deaths than any other developed country in the world, particularly among black women. Each year it is estimated that … Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Following Report That Department Of Veterans Affairs Mishandled More Than A Thousand Claims Of Military Sexual Trauma, Senators Gillibrand And Jones Call On VA To Immediately Review Denied Claims, Establish New Review Process To Ensure Proper Oversight For Future Military Sexual Trauma Cases

Washington, DC - Following a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (OIG) revealing that approximately 1,300 claims of military sexual trauma were mishandled by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Doug Jones called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to immediately take corrective action and implement reforms to ensure that … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

With PFAS Chemicals Still Contaminating Water Supplies In Communities Across New York, Gillibrand Calls On EPA To Hold Community Engagement Meeting To Hear Directly From New Yorkers, Include Their Input In Federal PFAS Cleanup Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold a meeting to hear directly from New Yorkers who have been affected by the harmful contaminants known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The water supplies in numerous communities across New York are still contaminated by these chemicals, which are proven to have harmful effects on human and environmental health. The EPA is currently drafting a PFAS cleanup plan and has … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Introduce Legislation To Require The EPA To Reestablish Office Of Noise Abatement And Control To Address Noise Pollution From Aircraft Noise

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Quiet Communities Act, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reestablish an Office of Noise Abatement and Control and reauthorize the Office's activities through fiscal year 2023. This legislation would empower the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oversee airplane noise issues across the country, including airplane noise-plagued … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Over $243K In Federal Funding For The Warwick Fire Department In Orange County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $243,182 in federal funding for the Warwick Fire Department in Orange County. The funding was provided through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to replace all of the air packs in the entire fire department, which consists of four companies. The air packs are worn by … Continue Reading

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