Press Releases

December 11, 2018

In The Aftermath Of Widespread Food Contamination Outbreaks Across The Country – Including New York – Gillibrand Reveals That Fda Has Failed To Implement A Law She Championed And Helped Pass Years Ago That Would Protect Americans From Food-Borne Illness, Notify Consumers About Tainted Products That May Already Be On Their Shelves

Washington, DC - In the aftermath of widespread food contamination outbreaks in recent months, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has failed to implement a law she championed and passed years ago that would protect Americans from food-borne illnesses and notify consumers about tainted products that may have already purchased. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that three million New Yorkers get sick from … Continue Reading


December 11, 2018

After Senate Blocks Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, Which Already Passed The House Unamiously, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Colleagues To Immediately Come Together To Pass This Critical Legislation Before Time Runs Out This Year

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), alongside U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Steve Daines (R-MT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), today called on the Senate to pass the bipartisan Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, legislation Gillibrand has championed that would ensure that thousands of Navy veterans, and their families, exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are able to receive the death and health care benefits they earned. This … Continue Reading


December 10, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $3 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,026,912 in federal funding for Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc. The funding was provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Program. It will be used to provide early childhood development programs for 223 Head Start-eligible children and 32 Early Head Start-eligible children. The programs would benefit families in Kingston, … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Following Scathing New Report, Gillibrand, Murray, Kaine And Senate Democrats Call On Department Of Justice Inspector General To Complete Full Investigation Of Epstein Case Process

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and 13 other Senate Democrats sent a letter calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General to complete a full investigation into the DOJ's 2007 decision-making process when then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta granted a non-prosecution agreement to accused serial sexual abuser, Jeffrey Epstein. The Senators are calling for the DOJ Inspector General to investigate this … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Hud Has Delivered Almost $5 Million In Delayed Community Development Block Grant Funding To Syracuse; Senators Say With Funding Now Accessible, On-Hold Development Projects And Programs In The City Can Move Forward Once Again

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has delivered $4.87 million worth of delayed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding to Syracuse. The senators explained that communities throughout Central New York depend on this CDBG funding to support affordable housing, economic development and other critical resources for seniors, low- … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Hud Has Delivered Over $13 Million In Delayed Community Development Block Grant Funding To Buffalo; Senators Say With Funding Now Accessible, On-Hold Development Projects And Programs Can Move Forward Once Again

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has delivered $13,677,706 million worth of delayed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds to the City of Buffalo. The senators explained that the City of Buffalo depends on this CDBG funding to support affordable housing, economic development and other critical resources for seniors, low- and … Continue Reading


December 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $750,000 In Federal Funding For The Suny Research Foundation’s Binghamton Xceed Project

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for the Research Foundation for the State University of New York's Binghamton Acceleration of Cleantech Entrepreneurial and Economic Development (XCEED) Initiative. The funding was allocated through the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 Challenge program. Specifically, the XCEED Initiative will use these funds to mentor and support clean-tech … Continue Reading


December 06, 2018

After Trump Administration Rolled Back Protections Against Discriminatory Lending Practices That Result In People Of Color Paying Thousands Of Dollars More When Buying A Car, Gillibrand Calls On Federal Trade Commission To Protect Consumers Against Discrimination In Auto Lending

Washington, DC - After the Trump Administration rolled back protections against discriminatory lending practices that result in people of color paying thousands of dollars more when they buy a car, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to protect consumers against discrimination in automobile lending. Car dealerships often charge higher-interest loans, set longer loan terms and higher monthly payments, and offer less financing options for consumers … Continue Reading


December 04, 2018

As Trump Administration Drags Its Feet On Implementing New Law That Would Help End The Use Of Dangerous Pfas Chemicals At Airports Across New York And The Country, Gillibrand Calls For Immediate Implementation Of Law That Would Finally Allow Airports To Stop Using Toxic Chemicals That Poison Local Waterways

Washington, DC - As the Trump Administration drags its feet on implementing a new law that would help end the use of dangerous PFAS chemicals at airports across New York and the country, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called for the immediate implementation of the new law that would finally allow airports to stop using these toxic chemicals that poison local waterways. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a toxic group of chemicals that are the primary ingredient in … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding For The City Of Ogdensburg In St. Lawrence County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,001,000 in federal funding for the City of Ogdensburg in St. Lawrence County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program and will be used for improvements to the city's wastewater treatment system. Ogdensburg's wastewater treatment plant was originally constructed in 1965, and with the exception of minor … Continue Reading


December 03, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $130k In Federal Funding For The Village Of Whitehall In Washington County For A Sewer System Improvement Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $130,000 in federal funding for the Village of Whitehall in Washington County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program. The Village of Whitehall will use the funding to upgrade the village's sewer system. Specifically, the village will eliminate three storm sewer cross connections, consolidate and manage sewer … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Gillibrand, Schumer, Maloney, Velázquez, Nadler, Espaillat Introduce Legislation To Rename Manhattan Va Medical Center After Revolutionary War Hero Margaret Corbin

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, and U.S. Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney, Nydia Velázquez, Jerrold Nadler, and Adriano Espaillat today announced new legislation to rename the Manhattan Campus of the VA New York Harbor Health Care System after Revolutionary War hero Margaret Corbin. Margaret Corbin fought alongside the Revolutionary Army and was the … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal: Buffalo And Tonawanda Waiting On Over $15 Million In Critical Hud Community Development Block Grant Funding, Holding Up Essential Development Projects And Hurting Local Service Providers; Senators Demand Hud Immediately Release Much-Needed Federal Funds To Buffalo And Tonawanda

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to deliver delayed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funding to the City of Buffalo and the Town of Tonawanda. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that Buffalo is owed a total of $13,677,706 and Tonawanda is owed a total of $1,665,083 and that this delay in funding delivery has had major consequences for the … Continue Reading


November 30, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $401k In Federal Funding For The Town Of Sterling In Cayuga

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $401,000 in federal funding for the Town of Sterling in Cayuga County. The funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program. This federal funding will specifically be used to finance the construction of Water District #3 in the Town of Sterling. This service area currently has no municipal water system and residents must … Continue Reading


November 27, 2018

In A Speech On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Opposes Confirmation Of Thomas Farr Over His Biased Record On Voting Rights

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - With the Senate expected to vote on Thomas Farr's nomination for a lifetime appointment to the federal bench, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today took to the Senate floor to oppose his confirmation. From designing North Carolina's voter suppression laws, to defending racially discriminatory gerrymandering in court, Thomas Farr has worked to undermine the voting rights for black Americans throughout his legal … Continue Reading


November 27, 2018

With An Increase In Cases Of Polio-Like Disease Causing Paralysis In Children, Gillibrand Calls On Congress To Immediately Provide Emergency Funding For Research, Treatment, And Prevention Efforts For Acute Flaccid Myelitis (Afm)

Washington, DC - With an increase in cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a debilitating, polio-like disease that has been affecting children in New York and across the country, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on Congress to immediately provide emergency funding for research, treatment, and prevention efforts against this disease. AFM is a rare condition that targets the nervous system, specifically the spinal cord, and can cause serious muscle weakness or paralysis. There is no … Continue Reading


November 26, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $16 Million In Federal Funding To Be Used For Repairs At The World’s Fair Pavilion In Flushing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,468,030 in federal funding to be used for repairs at the World's Fair Pavilion in Flushing. The funding will be provided to the New York Office of Management and Budget and will be used to repair and replace several electrical units at the World's Fair Park, which were severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy. The funding will also be used to implement mitigation measures to … Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

With Thanksgiving Around The Corner, Senators Gillibrand And Blumenthal Call On The USDA To Disclose Information Regarding Deadly Strain Of Salmonella Linked To Raw Turkey

Washington, DC - With Thanksgiving around the corner, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide the public with critical information regarding a deadly strain of multidrug-resistant Salmonella linked to raw turkey products. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that 164 people from 35 states, including twelve people in New York and three in Connecticut, have been … Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

As Final Farm Bill Negotiations Continue This Week, Gillibrand Calls On President Trump To Reject Any Farm Bill That Does Not Include Refund For Dairy Farmers Who Paid Into Failed Insurance Program

Washington, DC - As the Farm Bill Conference Committee works to craft a final Farm Bill in the final days of the current session of Congress, today U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on President Trump to only support a Farm Bill that includes a refund for the failed Dairy Margin Protection Program and puts money back into the pockets of New York dairy farmers. "Our dairy farmers have been suffering from abysmally low milk prices, unfair trade policies, and a failed insurance system for … Continue Reading


November 19, 2018

As Families Prepare For Holiday Travel, Senator Gillibrand Announces That Following Her Push, Airlines Must Now Allow Parents Traveling With Children To Check Strollers Of All Sizes At Gates

Washington, DC - As families prepare for holiday travel, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following her push, parents traveling with children are now able to their check strollers at airline gates, regardless of size. Some airlines had previously placed size and weight restrictions on gate-checked strollers. These restrictions resulted in instances where gate agents denied parents with strollers the ability to check their strollers at the gate, when they have already made … Continue Reading

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