Press Releases

October 17, 2022

SENATOR GILLIBRAND AND WHITE HOUSE INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATOR MITCH LANDRIEU VISIT LOCAL LEADERS IN ROCHESTER TO DISCUSS THE INNER LOOP PROJECT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Today, after helping secure at least $27 billion in funding for New York State through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) brought White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu to the Prayer House Church of God by Faith to discuss the Rochester Inner Loop project. They were joined by U.S. Congressman Joe Morelle (D-NY-25), Rochester Mayor Malik Evans, County Executive Adam Bello, and … Continue Reading


October 17, 2022

After Delivering $1 Billion In Infrastructure Funding To Reconnect America’s Communities, Senator Gillibrand Brings White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu To Buffalo To Support Main Street Revitalization Project

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu held a press conference at Buffalo City Hall with Mayor Byron Brown, Congressman Brian Higgins and local leaders, advocates and workers to support the ongoing community-led effort concerning the transformation of Buffalo's Main Street. The project, which recently received $25 million in federal funding made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will … Continue Reading


October 17, 2022

Senator Gillibrand Brings White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu To Albany To Highlight Major Federal Investment In Capital District Transportation Authority

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu visited Albany to hold a press conference highlighting the historic $25.4 million federal investment in the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA). The funding was made possible by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and will allow CDTA to expand its fleet of electric buses and develop its charging infrastructure in order to reduce emissions and fight … Continue Reading


October 17, 2022

After Delivering $1 Billion In Infrastructure Funding To Reconnect America’s Communities, Senator Gillibrand Brings White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu To Syracuse To Support I-81 Revitalization Project

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and White House Infrastructure Coordinator and Senior Advisor to the President Mitch Landrieu visited Syracuse for a briefing led by Mayor Ben Walsh, local leaders, and stakeholders to support the ongoing community-led effort concerning the transformation of Syracuse's I-81. Gillibrand and Landrieu highlighted the historic funding coming to New York through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which includes billions for the state's roads, bridges, … Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

Gillibrand Leads Call For EPA To Further Address Toxic PFAS Pollution In Upcoming Guidance

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with 13 colleagues, sent a letter calling for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase its efforts to stop the flow of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into our communities. Ahead of the EPA's upcoming guidance to state permitting authorities on how to address PFAS in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, Senator Gillibrand and her colleagues are urging Administrator Michael S. Regan … Continue Reading


October 13, 2022

Statement From U.S. Senate Aging Committee Member Senator Kirsten Gillibrand On Social Security Cost-Of-Living Increase

Today, U.S. Senate Aging Committee member Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on the Social Security cost-of-living increase. "Today's Social Security Administration announcement of an 8.7 percent increase in benefit checks, the largest increase since 1981, is fantastic news for more than 70 million Americans who are struggling with skyrocketing drug prices, prohibitive housing costs, and the rising cost of living. The larger Social Security checks will start hitting … Continue Reading


October 11, 2022

In Plattsburgh, Gillibrand Announces $60 Million Federal Investment In LIHEAP For New York State

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at City Hall in Plattsburgh to announce the $1 billion in emergency supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding she fought to secure in the recently passed continuing resolution. LIHEAP is a federal program that helps millions of Americans, including over 1 million New York households, heat their homes and will be especially critical this winter as residential energy costs are expected to rise … Continue Reading


October 11, 2022

In Elmira, Gillibrand Announces $60 Million Federal Investment In LIHEAP For New York State

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyle in Elmira to announce the $1 billion in emergency supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding she fought to secure in the recently passed continuing resolution. LIHEAP is a federal program that helps millions of Americans, including over 1 million New York households, heat their homes and will be especially critical this winter as residential energy costs are … Continue Reading


October 11, 2022

In Westchester, Gillibrand Announces $60 Million Federal Investment In LIHEAP For New York State

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at the Westchester County Office Building to announce the $1 billion in emergency supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding she fought to secure in the recently passed continuing resolution. LIHEAP is a federal program that helps millions of Americans, including over 1 million New York households, heat their homes and will be especially critical this winter as residential energy costs are expected to … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On New York City’s State Of Emergency Due To Migrant Buses Coming From Out-Of-State

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement regarding New York City Mayor Eric Adams declaring a state of emergency due to the migrant buses arriving from out-of-state: "New York City has a long history and proud tradition of welcoming immigrant families from around the globe, who have thrived, becoming important pillars of the local economy and culture. "Coordination and communication is incredibly important in ensuring we direct the needed resources … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

On Long Island, Gillibrand Announces $60 Million Federal Investment In LIHEAP For New York State

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference on Long Island to announce the $1 billion in emergency supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding she fought to secure in the recently passed continuing resolution. LIHEAP is a federal program that helps millions of Americans, including over 1 million New York households, heat their homes and will be especially critical this winter as residential energy costs are expected to rise drastically. This aid … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

In Utica, Gillibrand Announces $60 Million Federal Investment In LIHEAP For New York State

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference in Utica to announce the $1 billion in emergency supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding she fought to secure in the recently passed continuing resolution. LIHEAP is a federal program that helps millions of Americans, including over 1 million New York households, heat their homes and will be especially critical this winter as residential energy costs are expected to rise drastically. This aid will … Continue Reading


October 07, 2022

Senator Gillibrand Headlines The 86th NAACP NYS Conference Convention In Binghamton; Stands With Hazel Dukes To Address Issues Impacting The African American Community

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference with Hazel Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference, at the 86th NAACP New York State Conference Convention in Binghamton to address issues impacting the African American community. Immediately following the press conference, Gillibrand delivered remarks at the convention. Senator Gillibrand's remarks as prepared for delivery: Hello everybody. It's so great to be here for the NAACP New York State Conference's 86th … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

In Rochester, Gillibrand Announces $60 Million Federal Investment In LIHEAP For New York State

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at Kennedy Tower in Rochester to announce the $1 billion in emergency supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding she fought to secure in the recently passed continuing resolution. LIHEAP is a federal program that helps millions of Americans, including over 1 million New York households, heat their homes and will be especially critical this winter as residential energy costs are expected to rise … Continue Reading


October 06, 2022

In Niagara Falls, Gillibrand Announces $60 Million Federal Investment In LIHEAP For New York State

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at the Beloved Community Center in Niagara Falls to announce the $1 billion in emergency supplemental Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding she fought to secure in the recently passed continuing resolution. LIHEAP is a federal program that helps millions of Americans, including over 1 million New York households, heat their homes and will be especially critical this winter as residential energy costs are … Continue Reading


October 05, 2022

As Canada Lifts Restrictions Along The Northern Border, Gillibrand And Higgins Call For The United States To Ease Restrictions

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) are calling on the Biden administration to ease restrictions along the U.S.-Canada border in light of Canada's lifting of their border restrictions. Starting October 1st, the Canadian government allowed its final COVID-19 entry restrictions to expire, ending random testing and vaccine requirements. Gillibrand and Higgins have repeatedly urged the administration to prioritize the reopening of the land border … Continue Reading


September 30, 2022

Gillibrand, Blackburn, Hirono, Graham Statement On Senate Passage Of The Speak Out Act

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement regarding the Senate passage of the Speak Out Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would prohibit predispute non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in instances of sexual harassment or sexual assault. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent on September 29, 2022. "Today, we took another big step in strengthening workplace protections and … Continue Reading


September 29, 2022

As Part Of Her Advocacy For New York’s Small Dairy Farmers, Gillibrand Calls For Review Of Federal Milk Pricing System

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security, held a video press conference calling on the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to evaluate the workability of the federal milk pricing system, which leaves many of New York's small and mid-sized dairy farmers at risk of inadequate pay. This action is a follow-up to Senator Gillibrand's introduction of her legislation, the … Continue Reading


September 28, 2022

Gillibrand Calls On Pentagon To Further Address PFAS Exposure At Military Installations

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, joined a bipartisan group of 40 senators to urge the Department of Defense (DoD) to increase its efforts regarding the testing and remediation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances?(PFAS). In a letter sent to DoD Secretary Lloyd Austin, the senators asked the Department to prioritize PFAS testing, remediation, and disposal as part of its annual budget requests, as well as to improve PFAS-related … Continue Reading


September 26, 2022

After Hurricane Fiona, Gillibrand Calls For Billions In Comprehensive Federal Relief For Puerto Rico

A week after Hurricane Fiona devastated Puerto Rico, leaving at least 16 people dead and hundreds of thousands more without power or running water, today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood in Midtown Manhattan to call for billions in federal economic relief for the island. Gillibrand is urging congressional leadership to provide emergency supplemental funding for disaster recovery and relief support as well as $1 billion in nutritional aid for Puerto Rico. She is also asking the Biden … Continue Reading

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