Press Releases

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


August 30, 2012

After Meeting With Chobani, Gillibrand-Hanna Urge USDA To Reclassify Greek Yogurt In Nutrition Guidelines

Norwich, NY - While standing at the Chobani Yogurt Plant, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Richard Hanna today announced support for the reclassification of Greek yogurt under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) MyPlate nutrition guides. Currently, Greek yogurt is not differentiated from traditional yogurt. However, Greek yogurt has twice the protein than regular yogurt. "Greek yogurt should be a protein option during lunch in our schools," Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $340k Investment To Saratoga County Airport From Federal Aviation Administration – Funding To Bring Airport Up To Date With FAA Systems

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a $342,000 federal grant to Saratoga County for important infrastructure improvements. Specifically, this investment from the FAA via the Airport Improvement Program will help fund updates to Saratoga County Airport's master plan to collect imagery and data for uploading into the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Geographic Information System. Additionally, … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $340k Investment To Town Of Wawarsing From Federal Aviation Administration – Funding For Snow Removal Equipment And Perimeter Fencing At Joseph Y. Resnick Airport

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded two grants to the town of Warwarsing: one for $97,626 and one for $251,856 for important infrastructure improvement. The two grants are funded through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, this investment from the FAA via the Airport Improvement Program will help fund Joseph Y. Resnick Airport's acquisition of … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $330,000 Federal Investment For BioHud Valley Initiative

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $328,000 to build a new biotech training center for the New York BioHud Valley Initiative in Valhalla. The investment comes from the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) and will be used to renovate an existing building at New York Medical College. The grant for the BioHud Valley Initiative is part of a $1.4 million investment the EDA is making in projects across New York State. "New York State is … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $350,000 Federal Investment For University At Buffalo Innovation Hub

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $349,565 to help create and implement the Innovation Hub (iHub) at the University at Buffalo. The investment comes from the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA). The grant for the iHub is part of a $1.4 million investment the EDA is making in projects across New York State. "New York State is poised to lead in the high-tech economy of the future," Senator Gillibrand said. "With these investments, we … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

At Gillibrand’s Urging, Photech Redevelopment Project In Rochester To Receive $700,000 Federal Investment

Washington D.C. - At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the U.S. Economic Development Agency (EDA) today announced a federal grant worth $700,000 to support the City of Rochester's proposal to redevelop the Photech Manufacturing site into an industrial park. Investment from the EDA opens the door for private businesses to use the park and create an estimated 200 to 250 jobs for the Rochester area. In a May letter to the EDA, Senator Gillibrand called for federal investment into … Continue Reading


August 30, 2012

At Woman-Owned Small Business In Nyack, Gillibrand, Lowey Push To Extend Small Business Tax Breaks

Nyack, NY - Standing at Maria Luisa's Boutique in Nyack, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita Lowey 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


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

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