Press Releases

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


May 15, 2018

With Historically Low Milk Prices Continuing To Hurt Dairy Farmers Across New York, Gillibrand Calls On USDA To Approve Immediate Emergency Funding To Support Farmers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today called on U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to authorize $300 million in emergency relief funding for dairy farmers immediately. Dairy farmers across New York are suffering from historically low dairy prices and are forced to shoulder an increasing amount of debt in order to continue operating their farms. The USDA has the authority to provide direct financial … Continue Reading


May 14, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Rochester To Announce Bipartisan Co-Op And Employee Ownership Legislation

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with Mayor Lovely Warren at H&C Tool Supply and Hewes Fastener Corporation to announce her bipartisan legislation the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, which would support small businesses that invest in and reward their workers and communities by transitioning to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) or a cooperative (co-op). ESOPs and co-ops have demonstrated that employee ownership is good for businesses, workers, and the … Continue Reading


May 14, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Small Business Administration’s Microloan Program, Help Minority- And Women-Owned Businesses Succeed

Utica, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with local business owners and community leaders at the Utica Women's Business Center to announce bipartisan legislation, the Microloan Modernization Act, to expand the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Microloan Program that provides loans and technical assistance to minority and women business owners, among other entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs face challenges accessing the capital needed to start and expand small businesses … Continue Reading


May 14, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Long Island Association To Announce Bipartisan Co-Op And Employee Ownership Legislation

Melville, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Long Island Association to announce her bipartisan legislation the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, which would support small businesses that invest in and reward their workers and communities by transitioning to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) or a cooperative (co-op). ESOPs and co-ops have demonstrated that employee ownership is good for businesses, workers, and the local economy. Companies that transition to … Continue Reading


May 11, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Increase Transparency And Accountability For Border Patrol And Ice Agents

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation, the Department of Homeland Security Accountability and Transparency (DATA) Act, S.2832, which would require accountability and transparency within Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by establishing a formal record-keeping process of all stops and searches. Currently, there is no required record-keeping process for officers making a patrol stop or inspection, except … Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Gillibrand, Sanders, Pocan Introduce Legislation To Protect And Strengthen Workers’ Rights

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI), and their colleagues in both chambers of Congress introduced legislation, the Workplace Democracy Act, that would strengthen the middle class by restoring workers' rights to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. The legislation has been endorsed by nearly every major union in America. The bill is cosponsored by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Cory … Continue Reading


May 09, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce: Over $6.3 Million In Fed Funds On The Way To Staten Island Ferry For Major Improvements; Platform & Walkway Work Will Improve Safety, Flow Of Passengers & Ferry Function

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,303,200 in federal funding for the New York City Department of Transportation. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and will be used for improvements for the Staten Island Ferry. This grant will fund two projects. The first project will modify raised platforms and walkways for personnel to safely access Staten … Continue Reading

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