Press Releases

March 16, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In The Hudson Valley

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,785,898 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Hudson Valley, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Center Street Elementary School to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, collaborative … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Gillibrand Calls For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Binghamton University Downtown Center to call for legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student support, expanded and enriched learning opportunities, collaborative … Continue Reading


March 15, 2021

Gillibrand, Jones Call For Legislation To Expand Community School Funding, Bolster Services For Low-Income And Underserved Students

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones stood at Spring Valley High School to call for their legislation to expand community school funding and bolster services for low-income and underserved students, families, and communities. The Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 would deliver more than $3.6 billion to expand community schools in New York State and around the country to provide integrated student supports, expanded and enriched learning … Continue Reading


March 14, 2021

Gillibrand, Joined By NYC Public Advocate Williams And Children’s Aid Vice President, Announces Major Bicameral Push To Review And Update Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infant, Children (WIC) Food Packages

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, announced a bicameral push from over 135 members of Congress, urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to review and increase the value of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food packages in order to reflect a modern, healthy diet. Since the WIC program was started in 1974, it has earned a reputation as one of the most successful federally … Continue Reading


March 12, 2021

Gillibrand Meets With New NRC Chair, Raises Concerns About Indian Point

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recently met with the newly-appointed U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chair Christopher T. Hanson and had a productive conversation where she raised concerns about the NRC staff's decision to deny New Yorkers a chance to publicly weigh in on the license transfer to Holtec from Entergy, among other issues. Below is a statement about the meeting: "I had a productive introductory meeting with Chair Hanson and I look forward to working with him and his … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Senator Gillibrand Joins Bicameral Call To Rescind Last Administration’s Harmful Title X Policies And Restore Full Family Planning Funding

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Senate and House Democrats in urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to rescind the former administration's harmful Title X policies that effectively cut off federal funding for family planning programs and severely limited access to vital reproductive and sexual health services. The Trump administration's Title X domestic "gag rule" prevented health care providers from discussing the full range of reproductive services with patients … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Gillibrand Urgió A Los Neoyorquinos A Presentar Sus Impuestos Electrónicamente Para Acceder Con Agilidad Al Crédito Tributario Por Niños Y Por Ingreso De Trabajo Del Plan De Rescate Estadounidense

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, está pidiendo a los neoyorquinos a que presenten sus impuestos electrónicamente para acceder con agilidad a importantes medidas antipobreza del Plan de Rescate Americano. Una de estas es el Crédito Tributario por Niños (CTC, por sus siglas en inglés), que proveerá pagos anuales de $3,600 para niños de menos de seis años y $3,000 para aquellos entre las edades de seis y 17, así … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To File Taxes Electronically To Quickly Access American Rescue Plan’s Child Tax Credit And EITC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging New Yorkers to file their taxes electronically to quickly access major anti-poverty provisions in the American Rescue Plan like the now fully refundable Child Tax Credit, which will provide annual payments of $3,600 for children under 6 years old and $3,000 for those between the ages of 6 and 17, and an expanded Earn Income Tax Credit (EITC) available to more low-income earning families. Across New York state, 87% of children under the age of 18 would … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In Long Island

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,499,890 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in Long Island, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 11, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $600 Million In Funding For Public Housing Assistance In New York City

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $601,270,521 in FY 2021 allocations for the Capital Fund Program in New York City, which provides annual grants to Public Housing Authorities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will help communities across New York address housing insecurity, increase health and safety measures for public housing residents, and develop and modernize Public … Continue Reading


March 10, 2021

As Unemployment Remains High, Gillibrand Announces Expanded Aca Benefits And Premium Savings For Cobra Assistance To Newly Unemployed Americans; Urges New Yorkers To Enroll On NYS Exchange

As millions of Americans have lost their jobs and employer-based benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing expanded health care benefits for New Yorkers in the recently passed American Rescue Plan (ARP) and urging New Yorkers to sign up for health care through the New York State of Health Marketplace exchange. The bill includes new premium savings in Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) Assistance to newly unemployed Americans, … Continue Reading


March 09, 2021

Gillibrand Highlights Key Wins For New Yorkers In $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand highlighted key legislative victories for New Yorkers in the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan. The $1.9 trillion COVID relief package will deliver critical resources to American families and small businesses and will bolster funding for public health, health care, economic recovery, and essential services. Senator Gillibrand successfully negotiated the inclusion of several provisions in the relief package that will bring direct aid and essential … Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers Who Lost A Job Or Added A Dependent In Past Year To File 2020 Taxes In Order To Qualify For $1400 Stimulus Checks

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging New Yorkers who added a dependent or whose income dipped under $80,000 in the past year to file their 2020 taxes as soon as possible, in order to qualify for the $1400 stimulus checks allocated under the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan. Under the American Rescue Plan, individuals that make under $80,000 and couples that make under $160,000 qualify for stimulus checks and will receive additional $1400 checks per child and adult dependent. In … Continue Reading


March 08, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Key Legislative Victories For New Yorkers In American Rescue Plan

Aided by aggressive action by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senate today passed the American Rescue Plan to support American families and small businesses, and deliver critical resources for public health, health care, economic recovery and essential services. Gillibrand successfully negotiated the inclusion of several provisions in the relief package-she authored legislation to create a Health Force to aide vaccine distribution and deliver funding for cash-strapped state and local … Continue Reading


March 06, 2021

Gillibrand Anuncia Victorias Legislativas Clave Para Los Neoyorquinos En El Plan De Rescate Estadounidense

Luego de acciones asertivas por la senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, para darle un alivio a los trabajadores y a las familias neoyorquinas, el Senado aprobó hoy el Plan de Rescate Estadounidense (en inglés, American Rescue Plan) para apoyar a los personas en los Estados Unidos y a las pequeñas empresas, y brindar recursos cruciales para la salud pública, el cuidado de la salud, la recuperación económica y los servicios esenciales. … Continue Reading


March 05, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Bills To Strengthen And Expand Background Check Requirements To Reduce Gun Violence

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Senate Democrats to introduce two bills to strengthen and expand background check requirements as communities across New York State experience increased gun violence during the pandemic. Today, Senator Gillibrand cosponsored the Background Check Completion Act, legislation that would require a completed background check for every gun buyer who purchases a gun from a federally-licensed gun dealer. Senator Gillibrand also reintroduced the bicameral … Continue Reading


March 04, 2021

Senators Gillibrand And Rubio, Representatives Cohen And Desaulnier Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Strengthen Safety Measures To Prevent Deadly ‘Underride’ Accidents Involving Tractor-Trailers

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to strengthen safety measures to prevent deadly underride accidents involving tractor-trailers and straight trucks. The bipartisan Stop Underrides Act would require underride guards on the sides and front of all new trucks and update outdated standards for underride guards on the rear of trucks. An underride crash … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Head Start Funding For Delaware Opportunities, Inc.

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,361,543 in Head Start funding for Delaware Opportunities, Inc. in Hamden. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to enhance early child development programs and foster productive learning for children in low-income families, with a focus on early learning and development, health, and family well-being. "Study after study shows that … Continue Reading


March 03, 2021

Gillibrand, Colleagues Introduce Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act To Compensate Essential Workers Affected By COVID-19

U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the introduction of the Pandemic Heroes Compensation Act, which will create a new program for all essential workers and personnel who have been injured or impacted by COVID-19. Modelled after the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund (VCF), the new fund would provide compensation to any individuals, or their families, who were deemed essential workers that were required to leave their home to perform services, and became ill or died as a result of … Continue Reading

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