Press Releases

May 08, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On President Trump’s Decision To Leave The Iran Nuclear Agreement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump announced that he would break U.S. commitments and withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran Nuclear Agreement: "I strongly oppose President Trump's shortsighted and dangerous decision to leave the JCPOA. The agreement gave us the critical ability to aggressively monitor and verify Iran's behavior. By walking away from the … Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $500,000 In Federal Funds For Binghamton University

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $448,607.00 in federal funding for Binghamton University. The funding was allocated through Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The funding will be used to support researchers at Binghamton University and their important efforts in studying how cells develop in order to help prevent defects from occurring during cell … Continue Reading


May 08, 2018

Senators Schumer And Gillibrand Call On Department Of Transportation To Give The Approvals Needed To Help Chautauqua County Land A New Air Service Provider

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao to urge her to provide the necessary waivers and approvals that could allow for a new air service provider to land at Chautauqua County's Jamestown Airport. The Senators said access to commercial air service, when reliable, can be a critical resource for Chautauqua County and that the Department of Transportation should issue the … Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

In Buffalo, Gillibrand Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Increase Access To Capital For Small Manufacturers

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood today with community leaders at Rigidized Metals to push bipartisan legislation, the Investing in America's Small Manufacturers Act, that would increase the availability of affordable loans for small manufacturers through the Small Business Administration's (SBA) 7(a) and 504 loan guarantee programs. The bipartisan legislation would increase the loan guarantee limit for loans to small manufacturers, eliminate a penalty that new manufacturers … Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

After Successfully Securing $16 Million Increase In Federal Funding For Historic Preservation, Gillibrand Visits Historic Elmira To Push For Expansion Of National Registry Designation

Elmira, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited historic Elmira and stood with local elected officials and community leaders to call on the National Park Service (NPS) to approve the boundary expansion for the Elmira Civic Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. In the Fiscal Year 2017 appropriations bill, passed in March, Gillibrand secured an increase of $16 million for the Historic Preservation Fund, increasing the level of funding for this program to … Continue Reading


May 07, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Adirondack North Country Association To Announce Bipartisan Co-Op And Employee Ownership Legislation

Saranac Lake, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) 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). ANCA is currently developing an initiative to assist business owners across the North Country who are at or near retirement in … Continue Reading


May 03, 2018

Following Reports That Trump Administration Is Dismissing Hundreds Of Civil Rights Complaints Without Justification, Gillibrand, Mccaskill Call Out Secretary Of Education Devos For Rolling Back Title Ix Protections, Demand Release Of Detailed Information On All Title Ix Cases

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) today wrote a letter calling out Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos for rolling back Title IX protections and demanding the Department of Education release detailed information on all Title IX cases. This letter comes following reports that under DeVos's leadership, the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) is dismissing civil rights cases that they consider burdensome. "We are concerned by … Continue Reading


May 03, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5.7 Million In Federal Funding For Head Start And Early Head Start In The Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,732,664 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in the Capital Region. Specifically, the Saratoga County Economic Council will receive $4,150,016 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs, and the Parsons Child and Family Center in Schenectady will receive $1,582,648 for Early Head Start. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department … Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.2 Million In Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Pro Action Of Steuben And Yates County, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,205,224 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Pro Action of Steuben and Yates County, 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 throughout Steuben and Yates counties. "Study after study shows that the better we … Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.2 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Eastern Orange County Head Start Program

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,299,875.00 for the Head Start Program at Head Start of Eastern Orange County. 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 the Orange County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the better they … Continue Reading


May 02, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Reported Comments On The Holocaust

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement responding to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's reported comments that the Jewish people were to blame for the Holocaust: "President Abbas's reported statement about the Holocaust is a reprehensible lie and deeply offensive to the memory of the six million Jewish men, women, and children who were slaughtered in the Holocaust. There is no excuse for this shameful and dangerous rhetoric. We all … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On New Investigation Shedding Light On A “Broken” National Flood Insurance Program That Continues To Shortchange Homeowners Nearly Six Years After Superstorm Sandy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) after a CBS News investigation last night reported that after flooding in Louisiana in 2016, "much of the money that should have helped people rebuild…instead goes to the very people fighting against them." This report comes nearly six years after the same "broken system" systematically … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $174 Million In Federal Funding To Aid Ny State Economic Development & Affordable Housing

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $174,612,269 in federal funding for communities across New York. The funding was provided by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, the funding comprises $125,737,252 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and $48,875,017 in HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding. As the Senate … Continue Reading


May 01, 2018

ICYMI: More Than 80 Days After The House Unanimously Passed Congressional Sexual Harassment Reform, Republican Senate Leadership Has Yet To Bring Senator Gillibrand’s Bipartisan Legislation To The Floor For A Vote

Washington, DC - More than 80 days after the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to end taxpayer-funded settlements in sexual harassment cases by members of Congress, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continues to urge Republican Senate leadership to bring her bipartisan legislation, the Congressional Harassment Reform Act, to the Senate floor for a vote. Gillibrand's legislation has 32 co-sponsors, and in March Gillibrand led a letter with Senators Klobuchar … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On Latest DoD Report On Sexual Assault In The Military

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the Department of Defense's latest report on sexual assault in the military: "For over 20 years, every Secretary of Defense has pledged zero tolerance for sexual assault in the military. Last week, Secretary Mattis specifically called sexual assault in the ranks a 'cancer.' Today's FY17 SAPRO report may come with new platitudes from the DoD, but the end result is unchanged. "Last year, 6,769 brave … Continue Reading


April 30, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Schenectady Steel Company In Rotterdam To Announce Bipartisan Co-Op And Employee Ownership Legislation

Rotterdam, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Schenectady Steel Company 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


April 30, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Syracuse Label & Surround Printing In North Syracuse To Announce Bipartisan Co-Op And Employee Ownership Legislation

North Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Syracuse Label & Surround Printing, which supports worker-owned co-ops, 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 … Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding For Clean-Up At Brownfield Sites Throughout The Rochester Region And Central New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal funding for communities throughout the Rochester region and Central New York. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program. The Senators said the funding will help localities throughout Rochester and Central New York survey, clean-up, redevelop, and reuse contaminated and abandoned properties. The City of … Continue Reading


April 27, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding For Clean-Up At Brownfield Sites Throughout The Rochester Region And Central New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal funding for communities throughout the Rochester region and Central New York. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program. The Senators said the funding will help localities throughout Rochester and Central New York survey, clean-up, redevelop, and reuse contaminated and abandoned properties. The City of Rochester, … Continue Reading


April 26, 2018

After All Four Military Service Chiefs Confirm Transgender Troops Have Not Harmed Unit Cohesion, Discipline, Or Morale, Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Group Of 50 Senators In Telling Defense Secretary Mattis Transgender Troop Ban Is Harmful To Military

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today led a bipartisan group of 50 Senators in a letter to Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis opposing the Trump Administration's ban on transgender service members and decrying the Secretary's implementation recommendations for the ban. The Senators' letter follows statements by the chiefs of the Army, Navy, and Air Force and commandant of the Marine Corps … Continue Reading

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