Press Releases

October 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel Announce Inclusion Of Mamaroneck And Sheldrake River Basin Project In Bipartisan Agreement For Water Resource Bill; Project Is Vital To Protect Mamaroneck Residents’ Homes & Businesses, Which Remain At Risk Of Flooding

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel today announced they were successful in securing authorization to continue to move forward with the Mamaroneck-Sheldrake River project in the final, bipartisan agreement for the 2018 Water Resource Development Act (WRDA), which passed the Senate on Wednesday and passed the House last week. The … Continue Reading


October 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Call On NTSB To Complete A Thorough Investigation Into Stretch Limousine Accident And Issue Concrete Safety Recommendations Immediately

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today thanked the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for their immediate response to the tragic limousine crash that killed 20 people in Schoharie, NY on October 7th, 2018, and called on the agency to conduct and conclude a thorough investigation into this accident, that should include specific new recommended safety requirements for altered stretch limousines that protect passengers, drivers, those in … Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Following Defense Secretary Mattis’s Comment That “The Jury Is Out” On Whether Women Can Be Successful In Military Combat Roles, Gillibrand And Blumenthal Lead Group Of 11 Senators Demanding Respect For Female Servicemembers And Commitment To Pentagon’s Ongoing Combat Integration Efforts

Washington, DC - Following comments by Defense Secretary James N. Mattis that "the jury is out" on whether women can be successful in military combat roles, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote a letter to Secretary Mattis outlining the Defense Department's own hard-fought progress in opening all combat roles to women and urging him not to stand in the way of continued integration. Secretary Mattis made the comments during a question-and-answer session … Continue Reading


October 11, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On Social Security Administration’s Latest Cola Announcement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Aging Committee, today released the following statement regarding the Social Security Administration's announcement of a 2.8 percent Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for 2019 Social Security benefits: "Today's announcement from the Trump Administration of just a 2.8% cost of living adjustment for seniors on their Social Security is inadequate. At a time when Congress is rewarding their corporate donors with tax breaks … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Recently-Passed Faa Reauthorization Bill Includes Funding Authorizations For The Essential Air Service And Airport Improvement Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the recently passed five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, which was signed into law on Friday, October 5, includes funding authorizations for both the FAA's Essential Air Service (EAS) program and the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the EAS program was authorized at an average of $163 million, and the AIP was authorized for $3.35 billion each … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce That The Fort Ontario Study Act Has Been Signed Into Law

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that their legislation to begin the process of creating a national park site at Fort Ontario was signed into law last night. The Fort Ontario Study Act will authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study to assess the feasibility of incorporating Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum in Oswego County as a unit of the National Park Service. … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Senators Schumer And Gillibrand Announce That Recently Passed Bipartisan Federal Funding Bill Includes Significant Investments For Education, Health, And Child Development Programs That Support New York Families

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the recently passed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Defense, Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill includes significant investments for K-12 learning programs, higher-education programs, and health and child development programs. Schumer and Gillibrand fought to make sure that this funding bill prioritized critical investments for New York students, … Continue Reading


October 10, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Call On U.S. Air Force To Make Critical Infrastructure Upgrades At NFARS; Senators Say Improvements Would Greatly Enhance NFAR’s Ability To Execute Its Essential KC-135 Tanker Mission, Promote Economic Development In Western NY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the United States Air Force (USAF) to make critical infrastructure upgrades to the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS). Schumer and Gillibrand said that NFARS is home to the 914th Refueling Wing's KC-135 mission and that improvements to NFARS' apron, runway, hangars, and hydrant system would greatly benefit their ability to execute their critical mention. The senators explained that the … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $461k In Federal Funding For Five Fire Departments Throughout The Capital Region

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $461,477 in federal funding for five fire departments in the Capital Region. Specifically, the Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company will receive $153,524, the Lebanon Valley Protective Association will receive $104,096, the Schodack Landing Fire Company will receive $98,572 the Speigletown Fire District will receive $52,381, and the Stephentown Fire District No. 1 will receive $52,904. The funding … Continue Reading


October 04, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.3 Million For Two Southern Tier School Districts To Improve Literacy Skills

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,398,952 for two school districts in the Southern Tier. Specifically, the Elmira City School District will receive $727,431 and the Hornell City School District will receive $671,522. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Education's Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. The City School District of the City of Elmira will use the funding to further the … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

With 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Set To Expire In 2020, Senators Schumer, Gillibrand & U.S. Reps Maloney, Nadler, & King Urge Congress To Stand Up For 9/11 Heroes; Cosponsor Upcoming Legislation To Permanently Reauthorize And Fund VCF

Washington, DC - On the heels of today's announcement that the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF) could run out of funding before its expiration date in 2020 and with cancer rates among 9/11 first responders continuing to rise, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12), U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (NY-10) and U.S. Representative Peter T. King (NY-2) released the following joint statement … Continue Reading


October 02, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Fema Has Heeded Their Call, Approved Major Disaster Declaration For New York State To Aid Seven Rochester-Finger Lakes, Southern Tier Counties Impacted By Severe Flooding This August

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following the severe thunderstorm and floods that battered counties across the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region and the Southern Tier from August 13th to 15th of this year. During this thunderstorm, up to nine inches of rain fell in some areas over the … Continue Reading


October 01, 2018

Senators Schumer And Gillibrand Announce That Just-Passed Health And Human Services Spending Bill Includes $3.7 Billion For The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program To Help Seniors And Families Pay Their Energy Bills

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill includes $3.7 billion for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This bipartisan legislation was signed into law on Friday and provides a $50 million increase from FY 2018. LIHEAP is the main federal program that helps low-income households and seniors … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million In Federal Funding For The Unity House Of Troy To Combat Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Against Women

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,540,243 in federal funding for the Unity House of Troy. Funding was provided through two different grants from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women. The first grant will provide $750,000 from the Consolidated Youth and Engaging Men Program, which will be used to implement a comprehensive project to develop, expand, and strengthen coordinated … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $89 Million In Federal Funding For YouthBuild Programs In Just-Passed Education Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill that just passed into law today includes $89,534,000 for the U.S. Department of Labor's (DOL) YouthBuild Program. YouthBuild is a pre-apprenticeship program that helps at-risk youth from ages 16 to 24 develop skills and knowledge to gain industry-recognized job credentials, … Continue Reading


September 28, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Major Week Of Progress In New York’s Ongoing Battle With The Opioid Epidemic, Including Passage Of Over $3 Billion In Health And Human Services Funding, Over $56 Million Sent To New York By Fed Substance Abuse And Mental Health Services Administration, And A Bipartisan, Bicameral Agreement On A Package Of New Opioid Policy Changes And Program Authorizations

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that major progress was made in New York State's fight against the opioid epidemic via a package of new legislation, new funding, and disbursement of previously authorized Congressionally-mandated anti-opioid funding to local service and law enforcement entities. First, the recently-passed Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies … Continue Reading


September 27, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $8 Million In Funding For Cornell Chess Lab As Part Of Recently-Passed Defense Appropriations Bill; Funding Will Maintain Lab’s Partnership With The U.S. Air Force To Develop High-Performance Materials For Aircraft

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that they secured $8 million in federal funding for a partnership between the U.S. Air Force's High Performance Materials program and Cornell University's High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) laboratory in the recently-passed, bipartisan Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Defense Appropriations bill, which is expected to pass the House in the coming weeks. The senators said that CHESS, home of one of … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $150,000 In Federal Funding For Town Of North Hempstead For An Environmental Study To Clean Up And Revitalize New Cassel Brownfield Properties

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for the Town of North Hempstead. The funding was provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Program. With this funding, the Town of North Hempstead will conduct an environmental investigation of vacant, abandoned, and underutilized brownfield sites in New Cassel to help plan the cleanup and encourage the redevelopment of these … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

With Dr. Christine Blasey Ford Scheduled To Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee Tomorrow That She Was Sexually Assaulted By Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Gillibrand Takes To Senate Floor And Urges Colleagues To Listen To The Credible Allegations Of Sexual Assault Against Kavanaugh

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - As Dr. Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today took to the Senate floor and urged her colleagues to take Dr. Blasey Ford's story seriously, to listen to her, and to treat her the with respect she deserves. Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been credibly accused of sexual … Continue Reading


September 26, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2 Million In Federal Funding To Help Build A New, State-Of-The-Art Electric Charging Building For Rochester Buses

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Transportation funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) to help construct a new $10 million Advanced Environmental Service Building, which will both support charging of new, low-pollution electric buses and use reclaimed water to clean buses to reduce the environmental impact and lower operational … Continue Reading

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