Press Releases

August 24, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Newburgh To Announce Critical Federal Funding For Historic Preservation; Gillibrand's Successful Bipartisan Push To Senate Appropriators Prevented Devastating Cut To Program

Newburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Ritz Theater in Newburgh to announce her successful push to include $88.91 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 Senate Interior Appropriations bill for the Department of Interior's Historic Preservation Fund. This funding amount is $56.2 million more than President Trump's budget request for the program. The Historic Preservation Fund supports historic preservation and economic development projects around the state, including in … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $29K In Federal Funds For Hammond Fire & Rescue Department In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $29,143 in federal funding for the Hammond Fire & Rescue Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to purchase 45 pagers and 15 portable radios. "It is vital that we provide our first responders with the tools they need to succeed," said Senator Schumer. … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.8 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding For Taxiway Improvements At Genesee County Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,860,921 in federal funding for the Genesee County Airport in Batavia, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the Genesee County Airport will use the funding to reconstruct its taxiways and taxiway lighting. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock International Airport; Senators Say New Funding Will Support Reconstruction Of Deicing Containment Facility

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,167,158 in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to reconstruct the airport's deicing containment facility and support the safe operation of … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.4 Million In Federal Funds For University At Buffalo

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,450,000 in federal funding for University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Specifically, the funding will be put towards the Compact Muon Solenoid (CHS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in order to search for new particles, carry out precision measurements of Standard Model (SM) processes, and study the decay of Higgs … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.2 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding For Installation Of Life-Saving Positive Train Control Technology For Middletown & New Jersey Railroad In Orange County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,200,000 in federal funding for Middletown & New Jersey Railroad's Positive Train Control (PTC) system in Orange County, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) FY 2018 Positive Train Control Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. Specifically, the Middletown & New Jersey Railroad Project … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

As The Opioid Epidemic Continues To Hurt Communities Across New York State, Gillibrand Announces That Following Her Push, Critical Funding For Opioid Treatment And Prevention Programs Was Included In Legislation That Could Pass The Senate As Soon As This Week

Washington, DC - As the opioid epidemic continues to hurt communities across New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following her push, the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill includes critical funding that would help communities combat the opioid crisis. This legislation, which could pass the Senate as soon as this week, includes $3.7 billion in federal funding for treatment and prevention … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $12K In Federal Funding For The Milton Fire District In Ulster County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,143 in federal funding for the Milton Fire District. 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 washer, extractor, and dryer system that will meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for contamination control on the firefighter's turnout gear. … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce $150K In Rural Economic Development Funding For Wells College Water Plant Improvements

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for Wells College in Cayuga County. This federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Business Grant Program. Specifically, the funds will be used to address a new vulnerability in Wells College's water plant system, which is the water source for the campus as well as businesses and residents in the village of … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA To Stand Ready To Quickly Approve Potential Disaster Declaration For Southern Tier And Finger Lakes Counties Impacted By Recent Flooding And Severe Weather

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration following the severe thunderstorm and floods that battered counties across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region and the Southern Tier on August 14. During this thunderstorm, up to nine inches of rain fell in some areas over the span of a few hours, … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $47K In Federal Funding For The Whitesboro Fire Department In Oneida County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $47,620 in federal funding for the Whitesboro Fire Department in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to replace a diesel exhaust system, which will help remove harmful chemicals and particles from the department's fire truck engines to ensure clean air in the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $61K In Federal Funding For The Richville Volunteer Fire Department In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $61,905 in federal funding for the Richville Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Richville Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 10 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices and 20 air bottles that are worn by firefighters to … Continue Reading


August 14, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $44K In Federal Funding For The Westons Mills Fire District In Cattaraugus County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $44,062 in federal funding for the Westons Mills Fire District in Cattaraugus County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Westons Mills Fire District will use the funding to purchase new lifting air bags, rescue struts, and battery-operated rescue tools. The fire district's current equipment … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $46K In Federal Funding For The City Of Watertown Fire Department In Jefferson County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $46,364 in federal funding for the City of Watertown Fire Department in Jefferson County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase three gear washer-extractors and three gear dryers - one for each of Watertown's three fire stations. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $16K In Federal Funding For The Endicott Fire Department In Broome County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,191 in federal funding for the Village of Endicott in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase new equipment, including a gear washer-extractor, a gear dryer, and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) mask cleaner. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Following Troubling Reports That Federally Contracted, Privately Run Detention Centers Are Withholding Basic Necessities From Immigrant Detainees Unless They "Volunteer" To Work, Gillibrand Leads Group Of Six Senators In Calling On Department Of Homeland Security To Immediately End These Illegal Practices, Create More Accountability And Oversight At These Facilities

Washington, DC - Following multiple reports that federally contracted, privately run detention centers are withholding food, hygienic supplies, and contact with loved ones from immigrant detainees in order to force them to "volunteer" to perform tasks that include scrubbing toilets, mopping, waxing floors, and cleaning medical facilities, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led a group of five other Senators in calling on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to … Continue Reading


August 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $59K In Federal Funding For The Greenfield Fire District

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $59,524 in federal funding for the Greenfield Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Greenfield Fire District will use the funding to purchase a new air compressor storage station with filling cascade system, which is used to fill the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices that are worn … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Major Federal Investment To Expand High-Speed Internet Access And Battle Opioid Crisis In Rural Communities Across Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Agriculture Appropriations bill that just passed the Senate includes $425 million for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Utilities Service's broadband grant-loan pilot program, which is modeled after Gillibrand's bipartisan Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program (B-CROP) Act and will be used to help expand access to high-speed broadband … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce That Senate Interior Appropriations Bill Includes $11 Million To Protect Great Lakes Against Asian Carp

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Interior Appropriations bill that just passed the Senate includes $11 million in federal funding to help protect the Great Lakes from the threat of Asian carp. The funding would be provided to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Conservation Offices and would be used to control Asian carp in the Mississippi and Ohio River Basins to prevent … Continue Reading


August 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Funding Authorization For Five Military Construction Projects Across New York In Recent Defense Bill; Senators Vow To See Funding Through Appropriations Process

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the just-passed Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) included Military Construction (MILCON) funding authorizations for five projects across Upstate New York. The federal funding authorizations came out to a total of $199.1 million and will permit for the construction of a perimeter fence at Rome Lab, a physical fitness center at Niagara Falls Air … Continue Reading

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