Press Releases

March 23, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $55,000 for Floyd Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $54,986 in federal funding for the Floyd Fire District. These federal dollars will be used by the Floyd Fire District for equipment vital to the firefighter's safety. The funding is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "This is a great investment for the Rome area," Senator Gillibrand said. "This federal … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $311,000 For Central Islip Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $311,850 in federal funding for the Central Islip Fire District. These federal dollars will be used by the Central Islip Fire District for equipment vital to the firefighter's safety. The funding is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "This is a great investment for Central Islip," Senator Gillibrand said. … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $6 Million For Fresh Fruits And Vegetables For New York Schools

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the USDA is expanding funding for its Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program including allocating $6,736,788 for the New York State Department of Education's programs in New York. The Fruit and Vegetable Program provides fresh produce to low-income elementary schools. With this significant additional funding, the program will serve an additional 600,000-950,000 students nationwide, including thousands in New York. … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $66,000 For Arlington Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $66,719 in federal funding for the Arlington Fire District. These federal dollars will be used by the Arlington Fire District for equipment vital to improve EMT services for patients. The funding is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "This is a great investment for Poughkeepsie," Senator Gillibrand said. … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Gillibrand Statement on Bomb Attack in Jerusalem

Washington, DC - Following a bomb explosion near Jerusalem's central bus stop today which injured dozens of people, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement: "This is a reprehensible act of terrorism against Israeli civilians. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the attack and their families. We stand with the people of Israel during this difficult … Continue Reading


March 23, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Reintroduce Legislation To Help Save Long Island's Fishing Industry By Increasing Flexibility In Arbitrary Federal Fishing Rules

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced they have reintroduced legislation in the Senate that will bring much-needed flexibility to the federal rules now stifling Long Island's once thriving commercial and recreational fishing industry. The bill is co-sponsored by North Carolina Senators Kay Hagan and Richard Burr. The Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, as it is presently written, requires any fishery designated by the … Continue Reading


March 21, 2011

Gillibrand Stands With Long Island First Responders To Call For Upgrade To Emergency Communications Systems

Bethpage, New York - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano stood with Long Island first responders today to announce her support of legislation that would provide first responders and public safety officials with critical interoperable radio airwaves needed to effectively communicate in the event a major response is needed. The 9/11 Commission Report identified insufficient interoperability between communications systems used by first responders during … Continue Reading


March 17, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $55,000 For Winchester Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $54,448 in federal funding for the Winchester Fire Department. These federal dollars will be used by the Winchester Fire Department to recruit additional first responders. The funding is allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "This is a great investment for the West Seneca," Senator Gillibrand said. "This federal investment will help … Continue Reading


March 17, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $10,000 for Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $10,218 in federal funding for the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department. These federal dollars will be used by the Lawrence-Cedarhurst Fire Department to recruit additional first responders. The funding is allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "This is a great investment for the communities of Lawrence and Cedarhurst," Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


March 17, 2011

Gillibrand Urges Preserved Funding For Blythedale Children's Hospital Workforce Training Program

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called to preserve funding for Blythedale Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program, which ensures more medical training for professionals treating children. Blythedale Children's Hospital in Valhalla depends on CHGME funds to train new doctors and continue to provide high quality care to the children in the Hudson Valley. However, the President eliminated this program in his 2012 budget proposal. "The Children's … Continue Reading


March 16, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $80,000 For South Onondaga Fire District, Inc.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $81,485 in federal funding for the South Onondaga Fire District, Inc. These federal dollars will be used by the South Onondaga District for equipment vital to the firefighter's safety. The funding is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "This is a great investment for Onondaga County," Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


March 16, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $1 Million For Vails Gate Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $986,080 in federal funding for the Vails Gate Fire Department. These federal dollars will be used by the Vails Gate Fire Department to recruit additional first responders. The funding is allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "This is a great investment for Vails Gate," Senator Gillibrand said. "This federal investment will help improve … Continue Reading


March 16, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $400,000 For Deer Park Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $402,000 in federal funding for the Deer Park Fire Department. These federal dollars will be used by the Deer Park Fire Department to recruit additional first responders. The funding is allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program. "This is a great investment for Deer Park," Senator Gillibrand said. "This federal investment will help improve the … Continue Reading


March 16, 2011

After Two Fatal Bus Crashes Claim 17 Lives in New York Region, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Legislation to Require Federal Commercial Driver Training; Currently No Requirement Exists for Commercial Driver Training for Bus Operators

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced their co-sponsorship of legislation to strengthen bus safety and improve driver training to reduce the number of low-fare bus crashes and related fatalities. The two bus crashes this week involving World Wide Tour and Super Luxury Tours are not isolated incidents, but the latest in a series of crashes, and near crashes, that have occurred in the discount tour bus industry. In August 2005, a low-fare tour … Continue Reading


March 16, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $225,000 For Woodstock Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $225,929 in federal funding for the Woodstock Fire District. These federal dollars will be used by the Woodstock Fire District for equipment vital to the firefighter's safety. The funding is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "This is a great investment for Woodstock," Senator Gillibrand said. "This federal … Continue Reading


March 16, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $40,000 For West Sand Lake Fire District No. 1

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $40,223 in federal funding for the West Sand Lake Fire District No. 1. These federal dollars will be used by the West Sand Lake Fire District for equipment vital to the firefighter's safety. The funding is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). "This is a great investment for West Sand Lake," Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


March 16, 2011

Gillibrand, Senate Colleagues Introduce Legislation to Repeal DOMA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined with leading advocates, Senate colleagues, and Suffolk County Legislator Jon Cooper and his husband Robert to introduce the Respect for Marriage Act. The legislation, authored by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and allow all couples in America to get married, and restore the rights of all lawfully married couples to the benefits of marriage under federal law. "Every loving, … Continue Reading


March 15, 2011

Gillibrand Praises Feds' Decision To Include Northeast Corridor In Competition For High Speed Rail Funding

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement after Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood's announcement today designating New York's Northeast Corridor as the eleventh and final High-Speed Rail corridor, which allows the Northeast Corridor to compete for all federal high-speed rail funding opportunities: "This is great news for New York's economy. Putting New York's Northeast Corridor on equal footing for high-speed rail projects and new federal investments … Continue Reading


March 15, 2011

Gillibrand Calls For Plan To Begin Combat Troop Redeployment From Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. - After nearly a decade at war in Afghanistan and more than 1,600 New York troops deployed there currently, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today called for a clear plan for withdrawal of America's combat forces from Afghanistan by 2014. Over the last decade, America spent a total of $336 billion to fund the war and $11 billion for assistance in Afghanistan, with about $124 billion more set to be approved by Congress for … Continue Reading


March 14, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $500,000 for Ogdensburg Marina

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $501,311 in federal funding for boating infrastructure projects in Ogdensburg. These federal dollars will be used to add a new fueling station, as well as berthing for 32-45 transient recreational boats on the St. Lawrence River. The funding is allocated through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. "This is a great investment for Ogdensburg," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal … Continue Reading

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