Press Releases

June 06, 2022

Gillibrand Pushes For Action To Address Food Insecurity In Underserved East Side Neighborhood

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined elected officials and food industry experts to address food insecurity in the region. The recent tragedy that killed 10 innocent New Yorkers at the Tops grocery store further exacerbated longstanding food insecurity in the underserved East Side neighborhood of Buffalo. In fact, nearly 95,000 residents in the Buffalo and Erie County live in neighborhoods designated by the USDA as "food deserts" where healthy food access is limited and food … Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Ahead Of This Week’s Vote, Senator Gillibrand Urges Congress To Pass Burn Pits Legislation To Help Millions Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins At Vankeuren Square In Syracuse

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at VanKeuren Square to make a major push to gain the 60 votes necessary for passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022. This legislation is expected to go to the Senate floor for a vote this week and would help millions of service members and veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxins and many of whom are now suffering from rare cancers, … Continue Reading


June 06, 2022

Ahead Of This Week’s Vote, Senator Gillibrand, Congressman Morelle Urge Congress To Pass Burn Pits Legislation To Help Millions Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Joe Morelle (D-NY-25) held a press conference at the Monroe County Veterans Service Agency alongside County Executive Adam Bello to make a major push to gain the 60 votes necessary for passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022. This legislation is expected to go to the Senate floor for a vote this week and would help millions of service members and … Continue Reading


June 02, 2022

Gillibrand, 9/11 Advocate John Feal And Veterans Groups Urge Congress To Pass Burn Pits Legislation To Help Millions Of Veterans Exposed To Toxins

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined by 9/11 advocate FealGood Foundation's John Feal, Reserve Officers Association's Jeffrey Phillips, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America's Victor Bohm and Burn Pits 360's Gina Cancelino to call on the Senate to pass the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, major legislation that will help millions of service members and veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Gillibrand Delivers Keynote Speech At Memorial Day Naturalization Ceremony

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand delivered the keynote address at a special Memorial Day naturalization ceremony welcoming 102 new citizens. The citizenship candidates originate from 38 countries and include several current members of the U.S. military. Read Senator Gillibrand's remarks as prepared for delivery below: Congratulations and welcome! We are so blessed to have all of you joining us as citizens of the United States. Thank you to those of you who have made this momentous … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Gillibrand Memo: Upcoming Burn Pits vote

Next week, the Senate will vote on the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, major legislation that will help millions of service members and veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxins and are now suffering from rare cancers, lung diseases, and respiratory illnesses. The centerpiece of the legislation is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's bipartisan Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and … Continue Reading


June 01, 2022

Gillibrand Memo: Upcoming Burn Pits vote

Next week, the Senate will vote on the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act of 2022, major legislation that will help millions of service members and veterans who were exposed to burn pits and other toxins and are now suffering from rare cancers, lung diseases, and respiratory illnesses. The centerpiece of the legislation is Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's bipartisan Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and … Continue Reading


May 31, 2022

Sen. Gillibrand & Rep. Clarke Announce Bicameral Housing Legislation To Invest $15 Billion Annually In Affordable Housing And Address Outdated Ami Formulas Impacting Affordable Housing In New York City And Urban Areas

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) to announce the Senate introduction of their bicameral bill, the Affordable Housing and Area Median Income Fairness Act of 2022, which addresses core challenges that have led to a lack of affordable housing in New York City and our nation's urban areas. The bill would invest $15 billion in affordable housing each year for 10 years and reexamine a key metric used in determining eligibility for low-income housing. While … Continue Reading


May 26, 2022

WATCH: Gillibrand Calls For Gun Safety Legislation At Everytown For Gun Safety Rally

Following mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde, Texas, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action in front of the U.S. Capitol to call for commonsense gun reform. WATCH SENATOR GILLIBRAND'S FULL REMARKS … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Gillibrand Lays Out Multipronged Plan To Fight Domestic Terrorism And Violent Extremism

As acts of domestic terrorism and violent extremism continue to rise across the country, most recently in the racist attack that killed 10 people in Buffalo, today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is outlining her multipronged plan to combat these dangerous threats and racist acts of violence. The actions include passing the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, directing the FBI to prioritize domestic extremist and white supremacist threats and establishing a Data Protection Agency to help erect … Continue Reading


May 25, 2022

Gillibrand And 81 Senate Colleagues Push Biden To Expedite Sweden And Finland NATO Applications

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and 81 of her Senate colleagues joined in a bipartisan push urging President Biden to expedite the process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership. During this pivotal moment in global security, the senators note this expansion will further strengthen NATO's military and diplomatic capabilities to address emerging threats. The letter, signed by an overwhelming majority of the Senate, will send a clear message to Putin and … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Texas Elementary School Shooting

Addressing the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Less than two weeks since the Buffalo shooting, another community has been devastated by gun violence. My heart is with the victims, their loved ones and especially with the parents of these innocent children. We are the only country in the world that tolerates mass shootings at our schools, stores and places of worship, a fact that is as horrific as it is … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Gillibrand, Rounds Lead Forty-Four Senators In Bipartisan Push To Fully Fund U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) led a bipartisan group of 44 senators in calling for $500 million to fully fund U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023. Israel's missile defense system is made up of four operational layers: Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 2 and now Arrow 3. In addition to contributing to ballistic missile defense, the funding will support crucial work on research, development … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Gillibrand Greets Defending Major League Soccer Champions New York City FC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted current Major League Soccer (MLS) champions New York City FC (NYCFC), congratulating the club on their thrilling MLS Cup victory over the Portland Timbers in December 2021. Senator Gillibrand congratulated NYCFC defender Anton Tinnerholm, NYCFC CEO Brad Sims, club Vice Presidents Sam Pugsley and Sam Cooke, and Communication Advisor Anthony Hayes, who were in town for their match against D.C. United and defeated 2-0 at Audi Field. NYCFC defeated Atlanta … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Gillibrand Applauds Biden For Acting On Her Proposal To Invoke Defense Production Act To Address Baby Formula Shortage

Days after U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act, the White House has announced it will move forward with this critical action. In response, Senator Gillibrand praised the swift response. "I am grateful that President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act, which will enable the U.S. to ramp up domestic production of baby formula, address hoarding and prevent price gouging. This swift action will help millions of American … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Gillibrand Applauds Biden For Acting On Her Proposal To Invoke Defense Production Act To Address Baby Formula Shortage

Days after U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act, the White House has announced it will move forward with this critical action. In response, Senator Gillibrand praised the swift response. "I am grateful that President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act, which will enable the U.S. to ramp up domestic production of baby formula, address hoarding and prevent price gouging. This swift action will help millions of American families … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Senator Gillibrand Announces Plan To Combat Baby Formula Shortage

In light of the ongoing baby formula shortage, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a video press conference to announce the introduction of her bicameral Emergency Infant Formula Act. The new legislation would take important steps to increase domestic production and expand sourcing of formula in order to alleviate the current crisis and prevent future shortages. This bill is led in the House of Representatives by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA). "No family in America should ever be … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Gillibrand, Rubio Statement On Bipartisan VA Burn Pits Package

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Marco Rubio, original authors of the Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act, issued the following statement on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits: "This bipartisan agreement represents an enormous victory for service members across the country who have been suffering for years from their exposure to toxic burn pits. Under this agreement, our nation's brave men … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On House Intelligence Committee Hearing On Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on today's House Intelligence Committee hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena: "We are grateful to the House Intelligence Committee, especially subcommittee Chairman Carson and Ranking Member Crawford, for hosting today's hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. Public congressional interest in this issue will contribute toward countering the stigma faced by service members and others in reporting their own encounters with … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

[Video] Gillibrand Remarks In Buffalo Commemorating Victims Of Tops Supermarket Shooting

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