Press Releases

May 18, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On DoD Report Showing Reports Of Sexual Assault Remain At Record Highs And Conviction Rates Continue To Decrease

Today, the Department of Defense released its FY20 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, and the data demonstrates that reports of sexual assault in the military remain at record highs, that the number of cases that went to trial after substantiation of allegations of sexual assault decreased, and conviction rates dropped significantly. "This year's report and more than a decade of data on sexual assault in the military shows a clear and disturbing trend-reports of sexual assaults … Continue Reading


May 18, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $28 Million In Federal Funding For Beth Israel Medical Center

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $27,940,643.70 in federal funding for the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City. The funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Many hospitals and health centers have exceeded their normal and assisted operating budgets due to the demands of the pandemic draining their resources. Beth Israel Medical Center used approximately … Continue Reading


May 17, 2021

In The Bronx: Gillibrand, Bowman, Joined By Biaggi And Local Leaders, Announce Federal Legislation To Create Permanent, Nationwide Universal School Meals Program

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Representative Jamaal Bowman stood in front of P.S. 24 in the Bronx to discuss their recently-introduced bicameral legislation, the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021. The federal lawmakers were joined by New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, Christina Hanson, Executive Director of Part of the Solution (POTS), and P.S. 24 principal Steven Schwartz. While the United States Department of Agriculture … Continue Reading


May 16, 2021

Photos: Gillibrand Visits Ferrara Manufacturing In Garment District; Company Pivoted From Runway To PPE During Pandemic

Today, U.S. Senator Gillibrand visited Ferrara Manufacturing in the Garment District. Founded by wife and husband Carolyn and Joseph Ferrara in 1987, and run with the help of their children Gabrielle and Angelo since 2016, Ferrara Manufacturing has spent more than 30 years in Manhattan's Garment District producing fine tailored clothing for the fashion industry's most notable and prestigious brands, including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and Donna Karen. The union shop employs members of … Continue Reading


May 16, 2021

Standing In Sunset Park, Gillibrand, Clarke, Velazquez, Nadler Announce Introduction Of Peaker Act Of 2021

*additional photos and video available upon request* U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Yvette D. Clarke were joined by Representatives Nydia Velazquez and Jerrold Nadler at the Sims Recycling Plant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, to announce the introduction of their new legislation, the Promoting Energy Alternatives is Key to Emission Reductions Act of 2021, also known as the PEAKER Act of 2021. The bill would provide financial incentives to facilitate more rapid deployment of … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7.2 Million In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In New York City

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $7,275,931 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 13, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300K In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs On Long Island

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $319,630 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Gillibrand Pushes To Make Universal School Meals Program Permanent In Upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is pushing for her recently introduced Universal School Meals Program Act of 2021 in the upcoming Child Nutrition Reauthorization currently being negotiated by the Senate Agriculture Committee. The bicameral legislation would permanently implement a Universal School Meals program to provide free school meals for all students. While the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) currently provides free school meals … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand, Jones, Maloney, Bowman Seek Clarification On Holtec’s Plans To Ensure Transparency And Engagement With Federal, State, And Local Stakeholders Throughout Indian Point Decommissioning Process

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, Representatives Mondaire Jones, Sean Patrick Maloney and Jamaal Bowman wrote a letter to Holtec International requesting the company's plans to hold public meetings with local Hudson Valley stakeholders. The lawmakers outlined a series of questions they requested answers to, in the hopes of ensuring transparency and good-faith engagement over the course of the Indian Point decommissioning process. "As the federal … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Gillibrand, Colleagues Call On Biden Administration To Strengthen Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program And Deliver Essential Student Loan Relief For Public Servants

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, alongside U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Congressman John Sarbanes (D-MD), led more than 50 Senate and House colleagues in a call on the Biden administration to strengthen the nation's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program to support frontline public service workers as the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic. While the program was created to alleviate student loan debt for individuals who commit to working in public service for 10 years, … Continue Reading


May 07, 2021

Gillibrand Encabeza A Sus Colegas En Un Esfuerzo Por Fortalecer El Acceso A La Asistencia Legal De Los Menores No Acompañados Y A Las Poblaciones Vulnerables En Los Procedimientos De Deportación

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, lideró a veinte colegas en dos solicitudes de fondos distintas a los miembros del Comité de Asignaciones del Senado para asegurarse de que el Departamento de Justicia (DOJ) y el Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos (HHS) tengan los recursos necesarios para asegurar que haya un debido proceso eficiente y justo para los menores no acompañados y otras poblaciones vulnerables durante los procedimientos de … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Gillibrand Leads Colleagues In Push To Strengthen Access To Counsel For Unaccompanied Minors, Vulnerable Populations During Immigration Removal Proceedings

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led 20 colleagues in two separate funding requests to appropriators to deliver necessary resources to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), to ensure efficient and fair due process for unaccompanied minors and other vulnerable populations during immigration removal proceedings. "Fairness and due process shouldn't be available just to those who can afford the resources needed to navigate a vast and complex … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand, Re-Up Senate Plan To Set Federal Limousine-Safety Regulations & Close Safety Loopholes To Get Dangerous Limos Off The Road & Save Lives

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will re-introduce three pieces of legislation to increase the safety of stretch limousines for all of the Americans and New Yorkers who ride in them: the Safety, Accountability, and Federal Enforcement of Limos Act (SAFE Limos Act), the Take Unsafe Limos Off the Road Act, and the End the Limo Loophole Act. The senators explained that their bipartisan legislation would set a full slate of new federal stretch … Continue Reading


May 06, 2021

Gillibrand Passes Bipartisan Amendment To Help Address PFAS Contamination Of Private Wells

Last week, the Senate overwhelmingly passed the bipartisan and comprehensive Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act of 2021 which included an amendment cosponsored by Senator Gillibrand that would provide the owners of private wells with access to federal funding to test and clean up PFAS contamination of their drinking water sources. The bill also authorizes funds to replace lead service lines, the Drinking Water and Clean Water State Revolving Funds, a pilot program at the … Continue Reading


May 05, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Bill To Reduce Lead Hazards For New Yorkers And Eliminate Health And Safety Risks Of Lead Exposure In Homes

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced legislation to reduce lead hazards for New Yorkers by helping families cover the cost of eliminating lead from their homes. The Home Lead Safety Tax Credit Act of 2021 would create flexible tax credits worth up to $4,000 to cover the cost of abating lead hazards in paint, pipes, or soil. The tax credits would be available to offset costs of eliminating lead paint exposure. Additionally, the legislation would supplement other federal, state and … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $850K In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In Central New York

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $850,841 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $400K In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In Western New York

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $359,358 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In The Hudson Valley

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,205,983 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In The Capital Region

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,096,431 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Mark Milley, Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Dropping Opposition To Removing Decisions About Prosecuting Sexual Assault Out Of The Chain Of Command

According to the Associated Press, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Mark Milley said today that "he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders." Addressing this major news, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "It is deeply significant that General Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has dropped his opposition to removing decisions about prosecuting sexual assault and … Continue Reading

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