Press Releases

January 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Utica To Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation To Support Families Struggling With Substance Use Disorder In New York

Utica, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Center for Family Life and Recovery to announce her new, bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It would also help … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Newburgh To Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation To Support Families Struggling With Substance Use Disorder In New York

Newburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Cornerstone Family Healthcare's Center for Recovery to announce her new, bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It … Continue Reading


January 10, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Gillibrand Visits Hauppauge To Announce New, Bipartisan Legislation To Support Families Struggling With Substance Use Disorder In New York

Hauppauge, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Thrive Suffolk to announce her new, bipartisan legislation that would provide families with the tools they need to support their loved ones living with addiction. The Family Support Services for Addiction Act would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help nonprofits and community organizations provide support services to families with loved ones seeking addiction treatment. It would also help empower families with … Continue Reading


January 09, 2020

Amid Nationwide Addiction Crisis, Senators Gillibrand And Capito, Congressmen Trone And Meuser, Introduce New, Bipartisan Legislation To Support Families Struggling With Substance Use Disorder

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Congressman David Trone (D-MD-06), and Congressman Dan Meuser (R-PA-09) today introduced the Family Support Services for Addiction Act. The new legislation would create a $25 million grant program over five years to help national and local nonprofit organizations provide family support services for addiction treatment and would empower families with the resources to help loved ones struggling … Continue Reading


January 08, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On Iran Crisis And Recent Missile Strikes

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today released the following statement on the crisis with Iran: "I am greatly relieved that Iran's retaliatory missile strikes did not result in casualties to U.S. service members caught in the middle of these hostilities. My thoughts are with U.S. troops and diplomats in the region and their families. "This crisis was unnecessary and avoidable. Without seeking congressional … Continue Reading


January 03, 2020

Gillibrand Statement On Unauthorized Military Action Against Iran

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today released the following statement on the unauthorized military action against Iran: "Gen. Soleimani was directly responsible for the deaths of many Americans and our allies. But rather than making America and the world safer, President Trump's impulsive actions have instead moved us closer to war. "Without seeking congressional authorization or presenting any coherent or … Continue Reading


December 30, 2019

Standing With Religious Leaders, Community Members, And Elected Officials, Gillibrand Speaks Out Against Anti-Semitism Following Horrific Attack

Airmont, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today hosted a roundtable at Ramapo Town Hall in Rockland County to speak out against anti-Semitism following the horrific attack in Monsey. She heard directly from religious and community leaders, elected officials, and advocates on Saturday's attack in Monsey, as well as other recent attacks on the Jewish community. She discussed ways to stop anti-Semitism and protect the Jewish community, calling for more funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant … Continue Reading


December 29, 2019

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Monsey Attack: ‘Horrific And Evil’

Washington, DC - Addressing the attack against the Jewish community in Monsey, New York, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "The attack last night on the Jewish community in Monsey is horrific and evil. Nothing could be more heinous than attacking worshippers gathered to celebrate their traditions, culture, and values. My heart breaks for the victims, and I am praying for them and their families in this terrible time. Disturbingly, this is not an isolated incident. In … Continue Reading


December 23, 2019

Following Her Push, Gillibrand Announces $22 Million In Maternal Health Care Funding Included In The FY 2020 Bipartisan Appropriations Package

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the bipartisan FY 2020 appropriations package includes $22 million in funding to address the maternal mortality and postpartum depression crises in New York and across the country. Specifically, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was awarded $12 million to support state-run Maternal Mortality Review Committees. These committees are comprised of local public health experts who study maternal deaths to better … Continue Reading


December 23, 2019

Following Her Push, Gillibrand Helps Secure $150 Million In Federal Funding For Breast Cancer Research

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following her push, the recently-passed National Defense Authorization Act authorized $150 million for the Department of Defense peer-reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (DoD BRCP) to continue progress in the fight against breast cancer. Earlier this year, Senator Gillibrand led a bipartisan letter with 28 of her Senate colleagues to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee to maintain the level of funding for this vital … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Record-Setting $90 Million In Security Funding For Nonprofit Organizations; Included In Final, Bipartisan Fed Budget Deal, Surge In Funds Is 50% More Than Last Year

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that nonprofit organizations are set to receive $90,000,000 in federal funding through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), an agreement reached as part of the larger bipartisan budget deal, which was just approved by both chambers. The $90 million represents a substantial increase from last year's NSGP funding level of $60 million. The Nonprofit Security Grant Program provides funding … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Bipartisan Appropriations Bill Funds $495 Million In Federal Funds To Land And Water Conservation Fund

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed, bipartisan appropriations bill funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) at $495 million, an increase of $60 million from last year's spending bill. The LWCF has been instrumental in preserving some of the nation's most important and iconic public spaces, and has invested more than $336 million in funding to protect public lands, water resources, and … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Following Their Push, Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $547 Million In Federal Crime Prevention Funding In Just-Passed Bipartisan Spending Package

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced they secured $547 million for the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program in the just-passed, bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year 2020. This program provides funding to states and local governments to support a range of crime prevention activities based on state and local needs. The … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Feds Have Heeded Their Call, Approved Major Disaster Declaration For New York State To Eighteen Upstate Counties Impacted By The Halloween Storm

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their aggressive push, President Trump has approved New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following the severe Halloween thunderstorm and floods that battered counties throughout Upstate New York from October 31st through November 1st. Specifically, FEMA will be providing disaster Public Assistance (PA) funding to Chautauqua, Chenango, Clinton, Cortland, Erie, … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Still On The Front Lines Of Combating Lyme Disease, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2 Million Increase In CDC Lyme Disease Funding & Inclusion Of Kay Hagan Tick Act In Final, Bipartisan Budget Deal; Senators Say Funding Boost & Bill Are Vital To Support All-Out War Against Tick-Borne Diseases Across Upstate NY

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced, following their tireless advocacy, $14 million in federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases and the Kay Hagan Tick Act were included in the final, soon-to-pass bipartisan spending package for Fiscal Year 2020. The $14 million in funding amounts to a $2 million increase over last year's level. Last year, a … Continue Reading


December 20, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce That Following Their Push, U.S.–Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Programs To Receive $500 Million In Federal Funds

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that following their push, the U.S.-Israeli Cooperative Missile Defense Program will receive $500 million in federal funds. The FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed earlier this week, authorizes full funding for the development of the Iron Dome, David's Sling, and Arrow 3 weapon … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, $80 Million In Funding For Rochester Laser Lab In Just-Passed Bi-Partisan Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, the federal government will include $80 million in funding for the OMEGA Laser Facility at University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) in the year-end funding package. The funding will help the lab meet the scientific milestones laid out in the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) 10-year strategic plan and provide … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.5 Million In 2020 Funding For Critical National Firefighter Cancer Registry And $5 Million Boosts For Two Essential Firefighter Grant Programs In Bipartisan Spending Bill; Schumer-Backed Registry Gets $1.5m Increase To Help Researchers Track, Treat And Eventually Thwart Connection Between Firefighters & Cancer

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that they secured $2.5 million for the National Firefighter Cancer Registry as part of the bipartisan spending agreement, which is expected to pass Congress shortly. In June 2018, Congress passed Schumer-backed legislation that established a specialized National Firefighter Cancer Registry, which is now managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Schumer has long fought on … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce That Soon-To-Pass Appropriations Bill Increases Funding Cap For Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor To $14 Million

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY-20) today announced that their amendment to raise and extend the federal funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor to $14 million has been included in the soon-to-pass end of the year budget package. This is an increased funding cap of $2 million, without which, the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor would have no … Continue Reading


December 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Relentless Advocacy & The Administration’s Previous Plan To Cut Vital Funding To Ny Schools, Bipartisan Spending Bill Includes +$1.4b In Impact Aid Funding—A $40 Million Increase—To Provide Critical Resources For Schools On Federal Land, Including Those Near West Point, Ft. Drum & Native American Lands

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the soon-to-pass, bipartisan spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 includes $1.486 billion in federal funding for the Department of Education Impact Aid Program. The $1.486 billion funding level for FY2020 is a $40 million increase over FY2019's funding level. The senators explained that the Impact Aid program provides flexible support for school districts impacted by the presence of … Continue Reading

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