Press Releases

February 01, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Army Corps Of Engineers To Evaluate Environmental Risks Of Proposed Waste Transfer Facility Near Seneca Lake

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, called on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District Commander LTC Eli Adams to fully evaluate the potential environmental risks associated with the proposed materials recovery and solid waste transfer facility in the Town of Cayuta, Schuyler County, New York. Echoing community concerns, Schumer and Gillibrand urged the Army Corps of Engineers to … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Keep Our Pact Act To Support Low-Income Students And Students With Disabilities

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced bicameral legislation to support educational programs for low-income students and students with disabilities. The Keep Our Promise to America's Children and Teacher's (PACT) Act would put Congress on a fiscally-responsible path to provide mandatory funding for Title I and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). School closures and remote learning during the pandemic have already impeded educational progress for millions of students, … Continue Reading

January 29, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400K In Federal Funding To Invest In Oral Disease Technology And Research At The University Of Rochester

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $420,800 in federal funding to support the research and development of oral disease and disorder technology at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and was awarded to the Clinical and Translational Research Core at the University of Rochester's Eastman Institute for … Continue Reading

January 28, 2021

Gillibrand, Delgado Announce ‘Rebuild Rural’ Legislation, Bill Would Deliver Resources To New York’s Rural Communities To Aid Response To Pandemic And Growing Economic Crisis

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado today announced their Rebuild Rural America Act, which would deliver federal resources directly to rural communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Traditionally, rural communities must compete against each other for limited grant funding while larger communities are guaranteed assistance through funding entitlements. Now, the pandemic has exacerbated the financial challenges … Continue Reading

January 26, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $20 Million Investment In The Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,728,000 in federal funding to improve the Metro-North Railroad (MNR) Harlem Line in Westchester, Dutchess, and Putnam Counties. This federal funding was awarded through the Commuter Authority Rail Safety Improvement (CARSI) grant program to support construction projects to improve safety and eliminate hazards at public railway-highway crossings. "When it comes to risky rail crossings, which have led to tragedy here … Continue Reading

January 25, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300K In FEMA Funding For New York Firefighters Responding To COVID-19

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $306,624.52 in federal funding will be administered to twelve counties across New York to support COVID-19 emergency response preparedness measures. This funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) second round of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant - COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S 2) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. This funding was … Continue Reading

January 25, 2021

Gillibrand Statement Responding To Biden’s Buy American Executive Order

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement in reaction to President Joe Biden's executive order that will strengthen American manufacturing: "President Biden's Buy American executive order signals the renewal of our federal government's commitment to not just rebuilding, but reimagining the tools needed to beat this pandemic and recover stronger. From upstate manufacturing hubs to New York City, New Yorkers are ready to ramp up production of quality American-made … Continue Reading

January 25, 2021

Gillibrand Applauds Biden Order Overturning Ban On Transgender Military Service

Today, the Biden administration announced an executive order overturning a Trump-era rule that barred additional transgender people from serving openly in the military. Applauding the action, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, released the following statement: "I applaud the Biden administration for taking swift action to overturn the harmful and discriminatory ban on transgender people serving openly in our military. For … Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

ICYMI: Senator Gillibrand Data For Progress Op-Ed: Paid Family Leave Is A Critical Part Of COVID Recovery

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand published an opinion piece in Data For Progress outlining the urgent need for universal paid family to recover from and move beyond the COVID-19 crisis. In his recent speech announcing the American Rescue Plan, President Biden highlighted the importance of extending emergency paid leave in upcoming relief legislation. The full text of Gillibrand's op-ed may be found here and below: Paid Family Leave Is A Critical Part Of COVID Recovery By Senator … Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

Gillibrand: Ready To Work With Biden Administration To Tackle Hunger Crisis Exacerbated By Covid-19

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following statement in response to the Biden administration's new executive actions set to tackle food insecurity: "The Biden administration understands a truth that I've highlighted throughout the pandemic: to meet the moment, we must expand meaningful federal relief for families struggling to keep themselves healthy and fed. Through no fault of their own, this pandemic has … Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

A Medida Que Se Dispara La Covid-19 Surges A Través Del Estado De Nueva York, Gillibrand Insta Al Congreso Entregar Fondos De Emergencia A Los Centros De Salud Comunitarios Y Reforzar Los Sistemas Del Cuidado De La Salud En Áreas Desventajadas

A medida que las infecciones por coronavirus se disparan a lo largo del estado de Nueva York, la Senadora de los EE.UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, ayer instó al Congreso establecer un Programa de Preparación para los Centros de Salud Comunitarios (CHCPP, por sus siglas en inglés). El Fondo de Emergencias proporcionaría $13.5 mil millones en fondos federales para ayudar a los CSCs prepararse para responder a las crisis de salud pública. La Senadora Gillibrand … Continue Reading

January 22, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million In Agricultural Research Funding For Cornell University

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced $1,974,745 million in federal funding for food and agriculture research at Cornell University. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under their Water Quantity and Quality, Tactical Sciences Coordination Network, and the Food Safety and Defense research … Continue Reading

January 21, 2021

Gillibrand, Bennet, Colleagues To Introduce Bicameral Health Force, Resilience Force, And Jobs To Fight COVID-19 Act To Combat Public Health And Economic Crises

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, Brian Schatz, Ed Markey, Chris Van Hollen, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Bob Casey, Tammy Duckworth, and Jack Reed announced the introduction of the Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act, legislation that would invest billions in the nation's public health jobs and infrastructure and aid the country's lagging vaccine distribution campaign. The bicameral legislation will be introduced in the … Continue Reading

January 21, 2021

As COVID-19 Surges Across New York State, Gillibrand Urges Congress To Deliver Emergency Funding For Community Health Centers And Bolster Health Care Systems In Underserved Areas

As the coronavirus continues to surge across New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged Congress to establish a Community Health Center Preparedness Program (CHCPP). The Emergency Fund would dedicate $13.5 billion in federal funding to help CHCs prepare for and respond to public health crises. Senator Gillibrand is also calling for an additional $12.4 billion for urgent workforce and infrastructure investments. CHCs are on the frontline of health care in the United States, … Continue Reading

January 21, 2021

Following Push, Gillibrand Announces $614M In Critical Nutrition Aid Funding To Puerto Rico And Other Territories In Recently Passed FY 21 Spending Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced the inclusion of $614 million in the recently passed government spending package, which will provide increased food aid to Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. Gillibrand previously wrote to Senate leadership urging the inclusion of increased food aid to Puerto Rico in the recently passed spending package. The funds will be distributed as block grants … Continue Reading

January 21, 2021

Gillibrand Anuncia $614 Millones En Fondos Cruciales De Ayuda Nutricional Para Puerto Rico Y Otros Territorios En El Recién Aprobado Paquete De Gastos Públicos Para El ‘21

La senadora de los EE. UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, miembro del Comité del Senado de Agricultura, Nutrición y Bosques, anunció hoy la inclusión de seiscientos catorce millones de dólares en el paquete de gastos públicos recién aprobado, lo que proveerá más ayudas alimenticias a Puerto Rico, las Islas Marianas del Norte y Samoa Americana. Gillibrand anteriormente le había cursado una carta al liderazgo del senado para urgir que … Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Declaración De Gillibrand Sobre La Toma De Posesión Del Presidente Joe Biden Y La Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris

En celebración de la investidura del Presidente Joe Biden y la Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris, la senadora de los EE. UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, emitió las siguientes declaraciones: "La toma de posesión hoy del Presidente Joe Biden y la Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris fue un despliegue del optimismo y determinación del pueblo estadounidense. Mientras nuestra nación sigue enfrentando una crisis económica y de salud pública sin precedentes, la … Continue Reading

January 20, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On The Inauguration Of President Joe Biden And Vice President Kamala Harris

Celebrating the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Today's inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a demonstration of the American people's resolve and optimism. While our nation continues to face an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, the inauguration was a moment of hope, and the start of a journey to not only recover from the pandemic, but to … Continue Reading

January 19, 2021

Gillibrand, Collins Applaud General Lloyd Austin’s Commitment To Overturning Ban On Transgender Military Service

Addressing the testimony of retired General Lloyd Austin before the Senate Armed Services Committee, in which he committed to overturning the ban on transgender people serving in the military, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME), issued the following statement: "After years of fighting to overturn the ban on open transgender military service, we welcome and applaud Mr. Austin's support for overturning the discriminatory prohibition on transgender people serving in … Continue Reading

January 19, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Strengthen State Dept Role In Combating Anti-Semitism Signed Into Law

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the signing of S.238, H.R. 221, also known as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2019, into law. The bipartisan and bicameral bill will enhance the State Department's role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism across the globe. "During these difficult times, it is important for all of us to double down on our commitment to combating anti-Semitism here at home, and across the globe," said Senator Gillibrand. "I am … Continue Reading

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