Press Releases

November 20, 2017

Standing With Long Island Residents Who Survived Drive-By Shooting And Recent Mass Shooting In Las Vegas, Senator Gillibrand To Call On Congress To Take Immediate Action And Pass Gun Control Reforms

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Uniondale Public Library to stand with advocates and survivors of gun violence and announce the reintroduction of the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act, a bill to prevent gun trafficking, and call on Congress to immediately pass legislation to ban assault weapons and bump stocks. According to the New York State Attorney General, 52,915 firearms were recovered in New York State from 2010 to 2015. … Continue Reading


November 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan Announce Just-Passed Defense Bill Includes Re-Evaluation Of Housing Allowance Provided To Staten Island Student Veterans

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congress member Dan Donovan today announced that the just-passed National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes a key amendment for Staten Island's student veterans. The bill, which is now headed to the President's desk to be signed into law, requires the Department of Defense (DOD) re-evaluate Staten Island's basic allowance for housing (BAH) for student veterans. The re-evaluation means a new BAH for Staten Island is determined … Continue Reading


November 16, 2017

With Scandal After Scandal In The Military, Gillibrand Stands With Bipartisan Group Of Senators To Demand Congress Finally Address Crisis Of Military Sexual Assault And Protect Service Members

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with a bipartisan group of colleagues, survivors, and advocates to re-introduce the Military Justice Improvement Act. In recent months, scandal after scandal has shown that despite years of efforts and small reforms, sexual assault and harassment remain pervasive in the military. Top officials in the military continue to assert that they alone will fix this, but little has changed. "Congress should finally be out of excuses to continue protecting … Continue Reading


November 15, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.3 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Warren County Head Start, Inc.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,393,349 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at Warren County Head Start, Inc. 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 for low-income families in the Adirondack Region. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start and … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Economic Development Loan Funding For Town Of Hopewell In Ontario County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Town of Hopewell is set to receive a $1,960,000 federal loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. This funding will finance the construction of critical water system upgrades in the Town of Hopewell. This will extend public water service to 79 residents in the town who do not have safe and potable water. Installation of … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce Over $800,000 In Economic Development Funding For Town Of Murray In Orleans County

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $825,000 in federal assistance for the Town of Murray in Orleans County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the Town of Murray will receive a loan of $456,000 and a grant of $369,000. This funding will finance construction of a water system that … Continue Reading


November 14, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Fema Has Approved Major Disaster Declaration For New York State For 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 issued a Major Disaster Declaration for New York State as a result of damages caused by flooding along Lake Ontario. Counties approved so far for the declaration include the following: Jefferson, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne Counties. The declaration releases FEMA public assistance and hazard mitigation funds to cover … Continue Reading


November 10, 2017

In Observance Of Veterans Day, Senator Gillibrand Visits VFW Post 6778 In Wayne County, Pushes Legislation To Boost Federal Employment For Veterans And Protect Veterans’ Rights To Justice In Court

Palmyra, NY - In observance of Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6778 to urge the Senate to pass two key pieces of legislation that would boost federal employment of veterans and protect the ability of veterans and service members to access justice by allowing them to exercise their right to be heard in court. "Our veterans and service members have sacrificed an enormous amount for our … Continue Reading


November 10, 2017

In Observance Of Veterans Day, Senator Gillibrand Visits American Legion Post 310 In Rockland County, Pushes Legislation To Boost Federal Employment For Veterans’ Rights To Justice In Court

Nyack, NY - In observance of Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, visited American Legion Post 310 urge the Senate to pass two key pieces of legislation that would boost federal employment of veterans and protect the ability of veterans and service members to access justice by allowing them to exercise their right to be heard in court. "Our veterans and service members have sacrificed an enormous mount for our country, so we ow … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Economic Development Funding For New York

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Otsego County, Delaware County, Chenango County, and Schoharie County are set to receive a $5,113,000 federal loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, they will use the funding to help finance 7 new miles while also improving, 25 miles of line. The loan funding also includes $37,200 for smart grid projects. "This … Continue Reading


November 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million In FEMA Funding To Mitigate Flood Risk In Schenectady

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,206,000 in federal funding to carry out projects to reduce future flood risk to the Stockade Historic District in the City of Schenectady from the adjacent Mohawk River. The neighborhood has experienced repetitive flooding, and suffered extensive damages from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. Specifically, the federal funding will be used to evaluate the … Continue Reading


November 06, 2017

After Air Force Failure To Input Critical Records That Could Have Prevented Purchase Of Gun Used In Texas Shooting, Senator Gillibrand Calls On Secretary Of Defense Mattis To Immediately Initiate Audit Of Notifications By All Military Criminal Investigative Organizations

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on U.S. Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis to immediately initiate a full audit of required notifications to the FBI by all military criminal investigative organizations. This letter follows the report that the Air Force failed to input the Sutherland Springs, Texas, killer's domestic violence records into the federal database that could have blocked him from buying the gun he used in the mass shooting. "Hearing that the shooter … Continue Reading


November 06, 2017

Gillibrand Speaks On The Senate Floor Following Mass Shooting In Texas: “Americans Are Being Slaughtered, And Congress Is Refusing To Stand Up For Them”

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - Following the mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, yesterday that killed 26 people, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon to call out Congress's failure to take action against gun violence. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as delivered: Mr. President, I rise to speak about the mass shooting in Texas yesterday - the latest mass shooting in what … Continue Reading


November 03, 2017

As Victims Of Sexual Harassment In Congress Come Forward To Tell Their Stories, Gillibrand To Introduce Comprehensive Legislation To Combat Sexual Harassment In Congress, Overhaul The Current Inadequate Process Staffers Must Go Through To Report Sexual Harassment

Washington, DC - As victims of sexual harassment in Congress come forward to tell their stories in today's AP report, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she will introduce comprehensive legislation to combat sexual harassment in Congressional offices. This bill would create more transparency in Congressional offices and give sexual harassment victims the resources and protections they need to report incidents. "Congress should never be above the law or play by their own set … Continue Reading


November 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Menendez And Booker Urge Secretary Of State Tillerson And Acting Secretary Of Homeland Security Duke To Extend Temporary Protective Status For Approximately 58,000 Haitians Before Upcoming Deadline

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke to extend Temporary Protective Status (TPS) for approximately 58,000 displaced Haitians before the November 23rd Department of Homeland Security (DHS) decision deadline. There are an estimated 5,200 Haitians who are TPS recipients living in New York State, and … Continue Reading


November 01, 2017

Gillibrand Introduces Pedestrian Safety Bill To Provide Federal Funding For Installation Of Bollards And Traffic Barriers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she has introduced the Stopping Threats on Pedestrians (STOP) Act in the U.S. Senate. The STOP Act would create a new grant program at the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund the installation of traffic barriers, including bollards, jersey barriers, and planters, that are designed to keep vehicles away from bicycle paths, sidewalks, pedestrian plazas, and walkways. This bill will provide local governments with more … Continue Reading


October 25, 2017

Senators Gillibrand And Schumer Announce Karen Hill's Appointment To Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of 19th Amendment

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the appointment of Karen Hill, President and CEO of the Harriet Tubman Home and Park (HTH), to the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission. The State of New York was the birthplace of the women's suffrage movement and is home to some of the most notable landmarks in the history of the women's suffrage movement. This appointment will allow Karen Hill to serve as a voice for New … Continue Reading


October 22, 2017

As GOP Moves To Pass Tax Overhaul That Protects Corporate Profits, Gillibrand Calls On Congress To Close Tax Loopholes That Force Taxpayers To Subsidize Massive CEO Compensation

New York, NY -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with community advocates and workers and called on Congress to reject the GOP's tax overhaul that protects corporate profits and the wealthiest Americans, and urged her colleagues to pass her legislation to close tax loopholes that force taxpayers to subsidize massive CEO compensation. Gillibrand's legislation, the Stop CEO Excessive Pay Act would put taxpayers first by closing the tax loophole that allows companies to deduct part of … Continue Reading


October 20, 2017

Gillibrand Urges EPA Administrator Pruitt To Continue Dredging Of Upper Hudson, Investigate PCB Contamination In Lower Hudson

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney, Paul Tonko, Nita Lowey, Carolyn Maloney, Jerrold Nadler and Eliot Engel wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this week calling on Administrator Scott Pruitt to initiate further dredging to clean up polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) in the Upper Hudson and investigate PCB contamination in the Lower Hudson. "As the EPA report … Continue Reading


October 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $495,000 In U.S. Department Of Agriculture Funding For Cornell University

Ithaca, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $495,000 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Specifically, Cornell University will use the funding to research new identification methods, treatment techniques, and develop automated health- monitoring technology. Dairy farmers spend substantial … Continue Reading

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