Press Releases

February 14, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Support For Landmark Legislation To Legalize Marijuana, Help Reverse Decades Of Failed Drug Policies That Disproportionately Hurt Communities Of Color And Low-Income Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced she is cosponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act, landmark legislation that would legalize marijuana and help reverse decades of failed drug policy that has disproportionately hurt communities of color and low-income communities in New York and across the country. This legislation, introduced by Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, making it legal at the federal level. It would … Continue Reading


February 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $4 Million In Federal Funds For Sandy-Damaged Infrastructure On Long Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4.3 million in federal funding for Sandy-damaged infrastructure on Long Island. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds will help pay for the localities' repairs to the Merrick Sanitation Building in Hempstead, as well as the Bellport Village Marina bulkhead and parking lot.. "Critical infrastructure throughout Long Island was hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and in need of repair," said Senator Schumer. "These … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $132,000 In Federal Funding To Combat The Opioid Crisis In The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $132,899 in federal funding to Southern Tier Health Care Systems, Inc. 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 telecommunications equipment for a distance learning program. The equipment will allow Southern Tier Health Care Systems, Inc. to connect with … Continue Reading


February 09, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $474,000 In Federal Funding For The Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter In Utica

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $474,258 in federal funding to the Arc, Oneida-Lewis Chapter. 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, including computer servers, bridges, video conferencing equipment, and software. The telemedicine services will connect Utica with … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Gillibrand And 31 Senate Colleagues Demand Answers On Stalled Investigation Into Equifax Breach

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with 31 Senate colleagues, sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney demanding answers on reports that the CFPB has halted its investigation into how credit reporting agency Equifax failed to protect the personal data of over 145 million Americans. Gillibrand was joined by U.S. Senators Schatz (D-HI), Menendez (D-NJ), Warren … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Gillibrand Statement Following Release Of Annual Report On Sexual Harassment And Assault At The Military Service Academies

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement in response to the annual report on sexual harassment and assault at the nation's military service academies: "This report is more confirmation that sexual assault is still a major problem at our military service academies. Despite repeated claims by military leadership of zero tolerance for sexual assault throughout the military, it is disheartening to see a lack of significant progress in preventing and … Continue Reading


February 08, 2018

Gillibrand, Slaughter Lead Bipartisan, Bicameral Effort to Exempt New York State from the Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter (NY-25), co-chair of the bipartisan House Great Lakes Task Force, today launched a bipartisan, bicameral effort to exempt the State of New York from the Trump administration's push to open up oil and gas drilling off the coasts of the United States. More than 20 members of the House and Senate have joined this effort, asking Interior … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

To Honor 25th Anniversary Of Family And Medical Leave Act, Gillibrand Speaks On Senate Floor And Urges Colleagues To Pass The FAMILY Act

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor today and called on Congress to pass the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. The United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not guarantee access to some form of paid leave, forcing millions of American workers to choose between earning a paycheck and leaving their job to take care of their family. Gillibrand's … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Senators Gillibrand, Kaine And Murray Introduce Legislation To Support Military Spouses And Decrease Unemployment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, introduced new legislation to help reduce military spouse unemployment and examine the effects of frequent moves and reassignments on military spouses' careers. The Military Spouse Employment Act of 2018 expands hiring and career opportunities, improves access to continuing education programs, helps ensure military families can find affordable child care, and provides better … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On House-Passed Congressional Sexual Harassment Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the sexual harassment bill passed yesterday by the U.S. House of Representatives: "The House made important progress yesterday passing bipartisan legislation that would help bring transparency and accountability to the sexual harassment reporting process in Congress. Now it's time for the Senate to act without delay. The American people are watching to see whether Congress will do the right thing or … Continue Reading


February 07, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On Republican Paid Family Leave Proposal

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement in response to the paid family leave proposal announced by Senate Republicans: "Congress should be working to strengthen Social Security, but this Senate Republican plan weakens it. Any plan that robs the Social Security trust fund will hurt low-income workers, seniors, and women the most. Women already receive less Social Security benefits than men, and this plan only exacerbates that problem. Our country … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $460,000 In Federal Funding For Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming Boces

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $466,686 in federal funding for the Cattaraugus-Allegany-Erie-Wyoming Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). 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 video conferencing equipment, network-enabled scientific instruments, and computer networking equipment that … Continue Reading


February 06, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $96,000 In Federal Funding For The Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital In Steuben County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $96,775 in federal funding for the Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in Steuben County. 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 carts, digital stethoscopes, exam cameras, software, and network equipment. This technology will … 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 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

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