Press Releases

February 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $500,000 In Federal Funding For The New York State Office Of Mental Health

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding to the New York State Office of Mental Health. 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 video conference equipment, tablets, and software, which will be used by clinics, schools, doctors' offices, … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $500,000 In Federal Funding For The New York State Office Of Mental Health

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding to the New York State Office of Mental Health. 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 video conference equipment, tablets, and software, which will be used by clinics, schools, doctors' offices, … Continue Reading


February 05, 2018

After New York Dairy Farmers Paid Millions In Premiums For Insurance Program That Left Them Empty-Handed When They Needed It The Most, Gillibrand Pushes Legislation To Require USDA To Put That Money Back Into The Pockets Of Dairy Farmers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation, the Dairy Premium Refund Act, to return insurance premiums to farmers who paid millions of dollars for an insurance program that left them empty-handed when milk prices plummeted. According to the USDA Economic Research Service 2016 reports, New York State dairy farmers are a major economic driver in the state and produce more than $2.51 billion worth of milk per year on 4,420 farms across 53 counties. "I've … Continue Reading


February 03, 2018

Following Reports That U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Knew About Team Doctor Abuse As Early As 2015 And Took No Action, Gillibrand Calls On Department Of Justice To Launch An Investigation, Determine How These Failures Happened And If USOC Violated The Law

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Department of Justice to investigate the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) following recent reports that the USOC was informed of probable crimes committed by Dr. Larry Nassar as early as 2015, but took no action. As the organization that oversees USA Gymnastics, USOC had a duty to act when informed of a possible crime. "Over the past few weeks we've seen more than 150 young women bravely come forward to talk about the abuse … Continue Reading


February 02, 2018

Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Appropriations Committees To Include Adequate Funding For Critical Department Of Homeland Security Science And Technology Laboratories In Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today sent a letter with a bipartisan group of Members of Congress urging the Senate and House Appropriations Committees to fully fund three Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Laboratories: the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL), the National Biodefense Analysis and Countermeasures Center (NBACC), and the Chemical Security Analysis Center (CSAC). The three laboratories have played a critical role in … Continue Reading


February 01, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $11.5 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Community Action Org Of Erie County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,549,528 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Community Action Organization of Erie 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 and early childhood education for low-income families in Western New York. "Study after study shows that the better we … Continue Reading


January 31, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Push Army Corps For Plan To Protect Lake Ontario, Lake Erie & St. Lawrence River Shoreline From Flood, Erosion Damage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with members of the bipartisan Senate Great Lakes Task Force, today urged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to include the Great Lakes Coastal Resiliency Study in the president's FY2019 budget request. Following the damaging flood waters that impacted New York's Lake Ontario shoreline communities last year, causing millions of dollars in damages, the senators said the U.S. Army Corps of … Continue Reading


January 29, 2018

Gillibrand And 21 Senate Colleagues Call On Department Of Labor Secretary Acosta And Bureau Of Labor Statistics Acting Commissioner Wiatrowski To Collect Data On Economic Costs Of Sexual Harassment In The Labor Force

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with 21 Senators, today wrote a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary R. Alexander Acosta and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Acting Commissioner William Wiatrowski to urge the BLS to collect data on the economic costs of sexual harassment in the labor force. "In recent weeks and months, the #MeToo movement has brought to light the experiences of countless workers who have endured sexual harassment for far too long. A vast … Continue Reading


January 26, 2018

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

Corning, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with Corning Mayor William Boland, local business owners, and economic development leaders at Cugini Café and Market 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 women and minority business owners, among other entrepreneurs who face challenges accessing the capital needed to start and … Continue Reading


January 26, 2018

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

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with local business owners and economic development leaders at Right Price Companies 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 women and minority business owners, among other entrepreneurs who face challenges accessing the capital needed to start and expand small businesses because they are … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Announce $150,000 In Federal Funding To Expand Dental Services In Tioga County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding to Tioga County Mobile Dental Services. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission and will be matched by the New York State Community Development Block Grant program, which has committed $300,000 to the project, and the Floyd Hooker Foundation, which has committed $25,000, totaling $475,000 for the project. The funding … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Western New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Western New York to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the North Country to the United States Naval Academy, one of the nation's leading service institutions. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominee from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall achievement. Final acceptance is … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Hudson Valley

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Hudson Valley to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Naval, Military, and Air Force Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from New York City to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Capital Region to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Merchant Marine and Air Force Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Long Island

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Long Island to the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, Merchant Marine, and Air Force Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Rochester – Fingerlakes Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Rochester - Finger Lakes region to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Central New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Central New York to the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and … Continue Reading


January 19, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Fema Has Added Monroe And Cayuga Counties To Disaster Declaration; Senators Say New York State Now Has Support To Aid All Lake Ontario Communities Impacted By Severe Flooding

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the Trump administration has added Cayuga and Monroe Counties to New York State's Major Disaster Declaration for damages caused by flooding along Lake Ontario. Previously, Schumer and Gillibrand announced a disaster declaration for: Jefferson, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne Counties. The declaration releases FEMA public assistance and hazard … Continue Reading

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