Press Releases

May 29, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel Announce Senate Committee Clears Bill That Will Authorize Mamaroneck And Sheldrake River Basin Project; Project Is Vital To Protect Mamaroneck Residents’ Homes & Businesses Which Remain At Risk Of Being Flooded

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel today announced they were successful in securing an authorization for the Mamaroneck-Sheldrake River project, in the Water Resource Development Act (WRDA), which Senator Gillibrand voted in favor of advancing out of the Senate EPW Committee. The federal representatives said that without progress on this project … Continue Reading


May 29, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate EPW Committee Clears Bill That Will Authorize First Of Its Kind Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study; Senators Say Project Is Needed To Protect Lake Ontario Shoreline From Erosion Damage, Flooding, And Aging Infrastructure

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced that following their push, the Senate Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) includes a new authorization for the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study. The senators said that following the damaging flooding that impacted New York's Lake Ontario shoreline communities last summer, causing millions of dollars in damages, there is a … Continue Reading


May 29, 2018

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand, & Rep. Maloney Urge FEMA To Stand Ready To Quickly Approve Potential Disaster Declaration For Hudson Valley Counties Impacted By Recent Tornadoes And Severe Weather

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration following the fatal tornados, macro-burst, severe rain and flooding that battered the Hudson Valley on May 15. Tragically, these storms were responsible for multiple deaths, including that of 11 year old child who was … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Gillibrand, Tillis Announce Committee Passage Of Bipartisan Bill To Protect Military Families From Intimate Partner Violence And Child Abuse

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that their bipartisan bill to protect military families from intimate partner violence and child abuse and neglect, the Military Family PROTECT Act, was included in the FY 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed last night out of … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Senators Gillibrand, Murray, Baldwin Announce Resolution Opposing Trump Administration’s ‘Gag Rule’ To Take Away Women’s Access To Critical Health Care

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today announced that they have introduced a resolution opposing the Trump Administration's proposed new restrictions to Title X family planning funds. Earlier this week, the Trump Administration announced a domestic "gag rule" that would prevent health care providers from discussing the full range of reproductive services with patients and undermine access to potentially life-saving care … Continue Reading


May 25, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Inclusion of New Provision On Military Protective Orders In Senate National Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced the successful inclusion of a new provision in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that will allow military judges and magistrates to issue and enforce Military Protective Orders for domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault. This provision ensures that protective orders issued by the Armed Forces meet the requirements … Continue Reading


May 24, 2018

Following Trump Administration’s Decision To Eliminate Protections Against Predatory Student Loan Practices, Gillibrand Calls For New Oversight Regulations, Pushes For Legislation That Lowers Monthly Payments To Help Protect College Graduates Against Loan Default And Financial Despair

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called for new oversight regulations and legislation that could dramatically lower student loan payments for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers. This announcement comes after the Trump Administration's recent decision to eliminate the office that protects graduates from predatory loan practices, which could create massive financial burdens for recent graduates and push them into default when they are just entering the … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Following CBS News Investigation Of Fraud In National Flood Insurance Program, Gillibrand And Cassidy Decry “Shocking Lack Of Oversight,” Demand Answers From FEMA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), along with U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Cory A. Booker (D-NJ), and John Kennedy (R-LA), are urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to immediately crack down on flood insurance fraud in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The Senators' action follows an alarming CBS News investigation on the "broken" National … Continue Reading


May 23, 2018

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Bipartisan Senate Deal To Combat Sexual Harassment In Congress, End Taxpayer-Funded Settlements

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after Senate leadership reached a bipartisan deal to address the problem of sexual harassment and discrimination in Congress: "Today's announcement of a bipartisan deal in the Senate that would finally end a system designed to protect harassers in the halls of Congress is an important step forward. By passing this reform, we can finally make sure that when a member of Congress sexually harasses or … Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

After Bipartisan Co-Op And Employee Ownership Legislation Advances Through The House, Senator Gillibrand And Congresswoman Velazquez Urge Senate To Pass Legislation Into Law

Brooklyn, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez today visited IceStone, a tile, stone fabrication, and installation company, to push for the U.S. Senate to pass bipartisan legislation, the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, which just passed in the House of Representatives this month. This legislation would support small businesses that invest in their workers and communities by transitioning to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) or a cooperative … Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $6 Million In Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For P.E.A.C.E. INC.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,850,534 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at P.E.A.C.E. Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Syracuse. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children through programs like Head Start and Early Head … Continue Reading


May 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.5 Million In Federal Funding For Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. In Elizabethtown

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,505,922 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Adirondack Community Action Programs, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to provide early child care services and education for low-income families. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young … Continue Reading


May 18, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.8 Million In Federal Funding For Head Start And Early Head Start Programs In The Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,886,147 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs throughout the Capital Region. Specifically, the Schenectady Community Action Program will receive $1,575,489 for Head Start, and the Schoharie County Child Development Council, Inc. will receive $1,310,658 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. … Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

After 100 Days Of Senate Dragging Its Feet On Sexual Harassment Reform, Gillibrand Uses Senate Procedure To Demand Immediate Consideration On Legislation To Combat Sexual Harassment And Discrimination In Congress, End Taxpayer-Funded Settlements For Members Of Congress

***Watch Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took to the Senate floor today, 100 days after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to end taxpayer-funded settlements in sexual harassment and discrimination cases by members of Congress, to demand that the Senate take action to address the problem of sexual harassment and discrimination in Congress. Gillibrand invoked Senate Rule XIV to … Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $6 Million In Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,680,993 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Chautauqua County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children through … Continue Reading


May 17, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million In Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Cattaraugus County Head Start, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,915,574 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Cattaraugus County Head Start, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Cattaraugus and Wyoming counties. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million In Federal Funding For The Endicott Wastewater Treatment Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,223,500 in federal funding for the Endicott Wastewater Treatment Plant. The funding was provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used specifically for the second phase of a water and sanitary sewer systems project. The project will work to protect the exterior of seven wastewater treatment plant buildings and to reduce the risk of flooding. This … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Following Troubling Report That White House Intervened In Release Of Study On PFAS To Avoid “Public Relations Nightmare,” Gillibrand Leads 10 Other Senators In Calling On EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt & Other Administration Officials To Immediately Release Department Of Health And Human Services Study And All Internal Documents Discussing Attempted Cover-Up

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today led a letter with nine other senators calling on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other administration officials to immediately release the study reportedly being kept secret by the Trump administration which shows that perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are dangerous at far lower levels than EPA previously said was safe. … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Following Troubling Report That White House Intervened In Release Of Study On PFAS To Avoid “Public Relations Nightmare,” Gillibrand Leads 10 Other Senators In Calling On EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt & Other Administration Officials To Immediately Release Department Of Health And Human Services Study And All Internal Documents Discussing Attempted Cover-Up

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today led a letter with ten other senators calling on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and other administration officials to immediately release the study reportedly being kept secret by the Trump administration which shows that perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are dangerous at far lower levels than EPA previously said was safe. Gillibrand also demanded that Pruitt release all … Continue Reading


May 16, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3 Million In Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Cortland County Community Action Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,762,224.00 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Cortland County Community Action Program. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Cortland County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young … Continue Reading

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