Press Releases

February 26, 2018

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand And Congresswoman Stefanik Urge Army Secretary And Chief Of Staff To Choose Fort Drum And North Country For New U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB)

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik wrote a letter to urge Secretary of the Army Mark Esper and Chief of Staff of the Army General Mark Milley to choose Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division as the next location for the newest U.S. Army Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB). Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division have the capacity and expertise to support the SFAB's train and … Continue Reading


February 23, 2018

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce $30,000 In Research Funding For Town Of Black Brook In Clinton County

Washington, DC -Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $30,000 in federal assistance for the Town of Black Brook in Clinton County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Household (SEARCH) program. Specifically, the Town of Black Brook will receive a grant of $30,000 in rural development funds and will also contribute $3,500 for the … Continue Reading


February 23, 2018

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce Over $1.8 Million In Federal Funding For Water Infrastructure For Town Of Sterling In Cayuga County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,820,000 in federal funding, including a loan of $1,270,000 and a grant of $550,000 for the Town of Sterling in Cayuga County. This federal funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grants program, and the loan will be financed over a period of 38 years. Specifically, the funds will be used to … Continue Reading


February 23, 2018

Gillibrand Urges Senate Leadership To Take Action Now To Pass Her Bipartisan Bill To Reform Sexual Harassment Reporting Process In Congress

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged Senate Leadership to take action to address sexual harassment in Congress by putting her bipartisan legislation, the Congressional Harassment Reform Act of 2017, on the floor for a vote or include it as part of the upcoming Omnibus Appropriations bill. Gillibrand's legislation, which has over 25 bipartisan cosponsors, would require Members of Congress found personally liable for harassment to pay settlements out of their own pockets … Continue Reading


February 22, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Funding For Public Housing Organizations Throughout New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,703,350 in federal funding to public housing authorities and housing non-profit organizations throughout New York. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency-Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC). The funds will be used to hire or retain Service Coordinators, who will assess the needs of … Continue Reading


February 21, 2018

Gillibrand Leads Letter With Senators Schumer, Menendez, Booker, Blumenthal To Call On OMB Director Mick Mulvaney To Protect The World Trade Center Health Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led a letter with four Senate colleagues urging Office of Management and Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney to keep the World Trade Center Health Program (WTCHP) housed in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). President Trump's budget would move NIOSH from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which could take away resources from participants, including … Continue Reading


February 14, 2018

Senators Markey and Gillibrand Fight to Protect Corporation for Public Broadcasting After Trump Budget Elimination

Washington (February 14, 2018) - Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today sent a letter to President Donald Trump communicating their opposition to the complete elimination of funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in the White House Fiscal Year 2019 budget. CPB supports nearly 1,500 locally-owned and operated public television and public radio stations across the country and provides virtually all Americans with access to educational content … Continue Reading


February 14, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Support For Landmark Legislation To Legalize Marijuana, Help Reverse Decades Of Failed Drug Policies That Disproportionately Hurt Communities Of Color And Low-Income Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced she is cosponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act, landmark legislation that would legalize marijuana and help reverse decades of failed drug policy that has disproportionately hurt communities of color and low-income communities in New York and across the country. This legislation, introduced by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level. It would … Continue Reading


February 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $4 Million In Federal Funds For Sandy-Damaged Infrastructure On Long Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4.3 million in federal funding for Sandy-damaged infrastructure on Long Island. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds will help pay for the localities' repairs to the Merrick Sanitation Building in Hempstead, as well as the Bellport Village Marina bulkhead and parking lot.. "Critical infrastructure throughout Long Island was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and in need of repair," said Senator Schumer. "These … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $132,000 In Federal Funding To Combat The Opioid Crisis In The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $132,899 in federal funding to Southern Tier Health Care Systems, Inc. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase telecommunications equipment for a distance learning program. The equipment will allow Southern Tier Health Care Systems, Inc. to connect with … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $474,000 In Federal Funding For The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter In Utica

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $474,258 in federal funding to the Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase telemedicine equipment, including computer servers, bridges, video conferencing equipment, and software. The telemedicine services will connect Utica with … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Gillibrand And 31 Senate Colleagues Demand Answers On Stalled Investigation Into Equifax Breach

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with 31 Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney demanding answers on reports that the CFPB has halted its investigation into how credit reporting agency Equifax failed to protect the personal data of over 145 million Americans. Gillibrand was joined by U.S. Senators Schatz (D-HI), Menendez (D-NJ), Warren … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Gillibrand Statement Following Release Of Annual Report On Sexual Harassment And Assault At The Military Service Academies

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement in response to the annual report on sexual harassment and assault at the nation's military service academies: "This report is more confirmation that sexual assault is still a major problem at our military service academies. Despite repeated claims by military leadership of zero tolerance for sexual assault throughout the military, it is disheartening to see a lack of significant progress in preventing and … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Gillibrand, Slaughter Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Exempt New York State from the Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter (NY-25), co-chair of the bipartisan House Great Lakes Task Force, today launched a bipartisan, bicameral effort to exempt the State of New York from the Trump administration's push to open up oil and gas drilling off the coasts of the United States. More than 20 members of the House and Senate have joined this effort, asking Interior … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

To Honor 25th Anniversary Of Family And Medical Leave Act, Gillibrand Speaks On Senate Floor And Urges Colleagues To Pass The FAMILY Act

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor today and called on Congress to pass the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not guarantee access to some form of paid leave, forcing millions of American workers to choose between earning a paycheck and leaving their job to take care of their family. Gillibrand's … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Senators Gillibrand, Kaine And Murray Introduce Legislation To Support Military Spouses And Decrease Unemployment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, introduced new legislation to help reduce military spouse unemployment and examine the effects of frequent moves and reassignments on military spouses' careers. The Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018 expands hiring and career opportunities, improves access to continuing education programs, helps ensure military families can find affordable child care, and provides better … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On House-Passed Congressional Sexual Harassment Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the sexual harassment bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives: "The House made important progress yesterday passing bipartisan legislation that would help bring transparency and accountability to the sexual harassment reporting process in Congress. Now it's time for the Senate to act without delay. The American people are watching to see whether Congress will do the right thing or … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On Republican Paid Family Leave Proposal

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement in response to the paid family leave proposal announced by Senate Republicans: "Congress should be working to strengthen Social Security, but this Senate Republican plan weakens it. Any plan that robs the Social Security trust fund will hurt low-income workers, seniors, and women the most. Women already receive less Social Security benefits than men, and this plan only exacerbates that problem. Our country … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $460,000 In Federal Funding For Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming Boces

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $466,686 in federal funding for the Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase video conferencing equipment, network-enabled scientific instruments, and computer networking equipment that … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $96,000 In Federal Funding For The Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital In Steuben County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $96,775 in federal funding for the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Steuben County. The grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine program. The funds will be used to purchase telemedicine equipment such as carts, digital stethoscopes, exam cameras, software, and network equipment. This technology will … Continue Reading

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