Press Releases

September 13, 2018

Gillibrand Delivers Keynote Speech At High Wage America Summit

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the High Wage America Summit, co-hosted by The Century Foundation and the Economic Policy Institute. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as delivered: Thank you so much for that kind introduction and for your vision. I think it is extraordinary and I think it's important and I think it's timely. I also want to recognize Bernard Schwartz, who has been a dear … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce: Following Their Push, $190 Million To Complete Last Phase Of Canandaigua Va Campus Expansion Included In Just-Passed Va/Milcon Appropriations Bill; Senators Say $190 Million Will Complete Long-Sought Upgrade, Guard Against Future Closure Threats, And Boost Quality Of Care For Veterans & Economic Development To Rochester Region

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, $190 million in funding for the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Campus modernization project was secured in the just-passed Fiscal Year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill. The much-needed funding will enable the completion of the second and final phase of the modernization project, which began following a … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500K In Federal Funding For The Utica Fire Department In Oneida County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Utica 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 purchase a new fire truck, as their current truck is 30-years old. Schumer previously wrote to the Department of Homeland Security to support the Utica Fire Department's … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $468k In Federal Funding For Four Southern Tier Fire Departments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $468,590 in federal funding for four Southern Tier fire departments. Specifically, the Coopers Plains Long Acres Fire Department will receive $16,667, the Harpursville Fire Department will receive $157,720, the Spencer Fire Department will receive $208,096, and the West Corners Fire Department will receive $86,107. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $550k In Federal Funding For The Legal Aid Society Of Rochester

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $550,000 in federal funding for the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Justice for Families Grant Program. The Legal Aid Society of Rochester will use the funding to provide families within the criminal justice system with a history of domestic violence and sexual assault with essential … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400k In Federal Funding For Watertown International Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $409,960 in federal funding for the Watertown International Airport in Jefferson County. 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 purchase a new snow plow, as well as a new truck to remove snow. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $22K In Federal Funding For The Cowlesville Fire Company In Wyoming County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,477 in federal funding for the Cowlesville Fire Company in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Cowlesville Fire Company is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that serves the residents of Cowlesville and the surrounding Western Bennington community. The funding will be used … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On 17th Anniversary Of The Attacks On September 11, 2001

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: "Seventeen years ago, as the world witnessed a heinous act of barbaric terrorism, we also saw the best of our nation as thousands of firefighters, police officers, federal and local law enforcement officers, medical workers, construction workers, and other heroes selflessly rushed to Ground Zero to answer the call of duty. … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Over $50K In Federal Funding For The Arlington Fire District In Poughkeepsie

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $50,381 in federal funding for the Arlington Fire District in Poughkeepsie. The funding was provided through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to purchase new personal protection equipment for firefighters. In addition, the federal funding will also be used to update the … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

As Rural Communities Throughout New York State Face Declines In Businesses And Jobs, Gillibrand Pushes Inclusion Of Bipartisan Provision In Final Farm Bill That Invests In New Rural Businesses And Creates Rural Jobs

Plattsburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Norsk Titanium in Plattsburgh to call for her bipartisan legislation, the Rural Jobs and Investment Act, to be included in the final Farm Bill that is currently being negotiated. Gillibrand's proposal, which already passed with bipartisan support in the Senate and was included as an amendment to the Senate Farm Bill that passed on the Senate floor in June, would expand access to much-needed resources and investment for rural … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $164K In Federal Funding For The South Lockport Fire Company In Niagara County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $164,328 in federal funding for the South Lockport Fire Company in Niagara County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program and will be used for a four-year recruitment campaign to help hire new firefighters and EMTs. Specifically, the South Lockport Fire Company will use the … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $94K In Federal Funding For The Cragsmoor Fire District In Ulster County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $94,762 in federal funding for the Cragsmoor Fire District in Ulster County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Cragsmoor Fire District will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices that are worn by firefighters to help them breathe clean air. "It is … Continue Reading


September 10, 2018

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

Utica, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Stanley Theater in Utica to announce her successful bipartisan 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 … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Gillibrand, McCaskill Call On Betsy Devos And Trump Administration To Delay Releasing Any New Title IX Rule Until Meeting With Sexual Assault Survivors

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) called on Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the Trump Administration to get additional input from sexual assault survivors prior to releasing its proposed new rule on Title IX. The Administration is expected to release its new rule soon, and according to reports from the past year, Secretary DeVos has prioritized meeting with students accused of sexual assault, and has had limited engagement with … Continue Reading


September 07, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $20K In Federal Funding For The Village Of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department In Hamilton County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,058 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to replace an outdated fire hose from the 1980s. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the equipment they need to stay safe on the job," … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1m In Federal Funding For Ten Western New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,157,507 in federal funding for ten Western New York fire departments. Specifically, the Cambria Volunteer Fire Co. will receive $144,247, the Depew Volunteer Fire Department will receive $319,667, the Little Valley Fire Joint District will receive $36,667, the Newton Abbott Fire Company will receive $251,844, the North Java Fire Department will receive $95,048, the Rapids Volunteer Fire … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce $207k In Federal Funding For The Vails Gate Fire District In Orange County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $207,000 in federal funding for the Vails Gate Fire District in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Vails Gate Fire District will use the funding for a tuition reimbursement program that will help recruit new … Continue Reading


September 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $35K In Federal Funding For Oneida Fire Department In Madison County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $35,715 in federal funding for the Oneida Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Oneida Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new air compressors for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) masks and face pieces that are worn by firefighters to help breathe clean … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $57K In Federal Funding For The Lackawanna Fire Department In Erie County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,939 in federal funding for the Lackawanna Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to purchase new equipment. Specifically, the Lackawanna Fire Department will use this funding to purchase a new attack and supply hose, which will replace the department's … Continue Reading


September 05, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $264K In Federal Funding For The East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department In Monroe County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $264,004 in federal funding for the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department in Monroe County. 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 radio system for the department. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the equipment they need to stay safe on the job," said … Continue Reading

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