Press Releases

September 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $831K in Federal Funding for Five Fire Departments in Central New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $831,960.89 in federal funding for five fire departments in Central New York. Specifically, the Fleming Volunteer Fire Department #1 will receive $23,714.28, the Dewitt Fire District will receive $24,952.38, the Cortlandville Fire District will receive $85,159.09, the City of Fulton Fire Department will receive $49,953.33, and the Scriba Volunteer Fire Department will receive … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

At Nomination Hearing for the Next Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Gillibrand Questions Nominee on Her Role In EPA’s Decision to Issue A Certificate of Completion for Dredging in the Hudson River, Despite Concerning Levels of Dangerous PCB Chemicals

**Watch EPW Committee Hearing Video HERE** Washington, DC - At a Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee hearing this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand questioned the nominee to be the next Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Aurelia Skipwith, on her role in the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to issue a certificate of completion to General Electric (GE) for the Hudson River dredging. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is one of the Natural … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $445K In Federal Funding For Four Fire Departments In Western New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $445,421.89 in federal funding for four fire departments in Erie and Cattaraugus Counties to purchase new breathing equipment. Specifically, the Village of Depew Fire Department will receive $14,246.66, the Memorial Volunteer Fire Company Of Chaffee-Sardinia NY, Inc. will receive $150,175.23, the Town of West Seneca Fire Department will receive $200,000, and the Randolph Fire … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Gillibrand, Velázquez Condemn Trump for Seizing $400 Million in Military Construction Funds from Puerto Rico to Build Wall at Southern Border

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY-7) today condemned President Trump for his decision to seize $400 million in military construction funding from Puerto Rico to build a wall at the Southern Border. Last week, the Pentagon announced that it would redirect over $3 billion in military construction funding for 127 projects across the country. Among the affected projects are the construction of a National Guard Readiness … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $149K in Federal Funding for Jamestown Community College to Improve Technology Program

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $149,677 in federal funding for Jamestown Community College in Chautauqua County. The funding will be used to improve its robotics and engineering programs to help students and workers get jobs in tech fields like mechanical engineering, electronics, computer engineering, and telecommunications engineering. Specifically, the funding will help purchase state-of-the-art equipment … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $400K in Federal Funding for Unity House of Troy, Inc. to Protect Seniors from Abuse

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,000 in federal funding for Unity House of Troy, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and will be used support senior survivors of abuse in Rensselaer County. Specifically, Unity House of Troy, Inc. will collaborate with the Troy Police Department, the Rensselaer County District Attorney's Office, and the … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $153K In Federal Funding For The Union Vale Fire District In Dutchess County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $153,333.33 in federal funding for the Union Vale Fire District in Dutchess County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will specifically be used to replace the department's soon-to-expire self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) packs with 23 new … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Gillibrand, Cramer Lead Bipartisan Push To Honor Vietnam Veterans And Include U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Act In National Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kevin Cramer (R-ND), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced their bipartisan push for leadership on the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to include the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Act in this year's National Defense Authorization Act. The U.S.S. Frank E. Evans Act would honor the 74 crewmembers who died in the sinking of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War by placing their names on the Vietnam … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $400K In Federal Funding For Vera House, Inc. To Protect Seniors From Abuse

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $400,000 in federal funding for Vera House, Inc. in Syracuse. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life Program and will be used to support senior survivors of abuse in Onondaga County. Specifically, Vera House, Inc. will collaborate with the Onondaga County … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$106K In Federal Funding For The West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $106,666.66 in federal funding for the West Potsdam Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace 14 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices with spare bottles and masks, which help firefighters … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $292K In Federal Funding For Five Fire Departments Throughout Central New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $292,697.04 in federal funding for five fire departments in Central New York. Specifically, the Caughdenoy Volunteer Fire Department will receive $159,428.57, the Smithfield Eaton Volunteer Ambulance Corp. will receive $33,812.38, the Tully Joint Fire District will receive $18,912.38, the City of Utica will receive $15,781.81 and the Woodgate Volunteer Fire Department will receive $64,761.90. The … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$1.4 Million In Federal Funding For Town Of Wawarsing In Ulster County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,492,250 in federal funding for the Town of Wawarsing in Ulster County. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program and will be used to renovate water infrastructure in the Hamlet of Kerhonkson. Specifically, the funding will be used to replace 12,480 feet of outdated, asbestos-cement piping and cast iron piping with new pipes made … Continue Reading


September 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $498K In Federal Funding For Three Fire Departments Throughout The Southern Tier

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $498,651.20 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Southern Tier. Specifically, the Binghamton Fire Department will receive $417,484.54, the Corning Volunteer Fire Department will receive $54,976.19 and the Endicott Fire Department will receive $26,190.47. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "It … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Denounce Menashi Nomination To New York 2nd Circuit, Cite Long, Disturbing Record

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today released the following statement opposing Steven Menashi's nomination to the United States Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. The Senators express deep concern with Menashi's long, disturbing record-including his central role in executing Secretary of Education Betsy Devos's crusade to hinder sexual assault victims seeking justice, fund schools brazenly discriminatory to … Continue Reading


September 11, 2019

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Calls On Colleagues To End Gun Violence Epidemic, Finally Pass Commonsense Gun Control Legislation

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to pass commonsense gun control legislation. Gillibrand's speech comes on the heels of the House Judiciary Committee passing three bills last night to strengthen gun control laws. The Senate has not passed any meaningful legislation to address the nation's gun violence crisis. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Gillibrand Calls on Trump Administration to Stand With the People of Hong Kong, Send a Clear Message That The United States Supports Their Fundamental Human Rights

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today urged President Trump to uphold fundamental human rights by taking a strong stand in calling on the Chinese government to address Hong Kong's calls for democracy and justice. She also called on the Trump administration to review U.S. exports of crowd control tools in order to ensure they are not abused by the Chinese government to harm human rights in Hong Kong. … Continue Reading


September 10, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $70K in Federal Funding for Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $70,107.62 in federal funding for Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to provide fire safety training for children aged 4-12 and other community members in Chautauqua and Erie counties. The funding will also be used to … Continue Reading


September 09, 2019

Following Notice That Trump Administration Will Seize Military Construction Funds To Build Border Wall, Schumer, Gillibrand, And Maloney Call On Congress To Limit President’s Ability To Divert Military Funds To Build A Border Wall

Washington, DC - Following the Trump administration's notice that essential military construction funding will be seized to build a wall at the Southern border, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY-18) today called on Congress to act and limit the President's ability to divert allocated military funding. In a letter sent today, the New York … Continue Reading


September 09, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million In Federal Funding For The New York City Fire Department Foundation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $993,314.29 in federal funding for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Foundation. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will specifically be used to help implement a fire safety outreach and education program and install fire alarms in low-income homes. Earlier this year, Senator … Continue Reading


September 06, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $304K In Federal Funding For The Village Of Endicott Fire Department In Broome County

Washington, DC - Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $304,920.70 in federal funding for the Village of Endicott Fire Department in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER) and will specifically be used to help hire two firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car accident, or … Continue Reading

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