Press Releases

January 29, 2018

Gillibrand And 21 Senate Colleagues Call On Department Of Labor Secretary Acosta And Bureau Of Labor Statistics Acting Commissioner Wiatrowski To Collect Data On Economic Costs Of Sexual Harassment In The Labor Force

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with 21 Senators, today wrote a letter to Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary R. Alexander Acosta and Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Acting Commissioner William Wiatrowski to urge the BLS to collect data on the economic costs of sexual harassment in the labor force. "In recent weeks and months, the #MeToo movement has brought to light the experiences of countless workers who have endured sexual harassment for far too long. A vast … Continue Reading


January 26, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Small Business Administration’s Microloan Program, Help Women And Minority-Owned Businesses Succeed

Corning, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with Corning Mayor William Boland, local business owners, and economic development leaders at Cugini Café and Market to announce bipartisan legislation, the Microloan Modernization Act, to expand the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Microloan Program that provides loans and technical assistance to women and minority business owners, among other entrepreneurs who face challenges accessing the capital needed to start and … Continue Reading


January 26, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Small Business Administration’s Microloan Program, Help Women And Minority-Owned Businesses Succeed

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with local business owners and economic development leaders at Right Price Companies to announce bipartisan legislation, the Microloan Modernization Act, to expand the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Microloan Program that provides loans and technical assistance to women and minority business owners, among other entrepreneurs who face challenges accessing the capital needed to start and expand small businesses because they are … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Announce $150,000 In Federal Funding To Expand Dental Services In Tioga County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding to Tioga County Mobile Dental Services. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission and will be matched by the New York State Community Development Block Grant program, which has committed $300,000 to the project, and the Floyd Hooker Foundation, which has committed $25,000, totaling $475,000 for the project. The funding … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Western New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Western New York to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the North Country to the United States Naval Academy, one of the nation's leading service institutions. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominee from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall achievement. Final acceptance is … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Hudson Valley

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Hudson Valley to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Naval, Military, and Air Force Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from New York City to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Capital Region to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Merchant Marine and Air Force Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Long Island

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Long Island to the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, Merchant Marine, and Air Force Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Rochester – Fingerlakes Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Rochester - Finger Lakes region to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership … Continue Reading


January 23, 2018

Gillibrand Announces 2018 Service Academy Nominations From Central New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Central New York to the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and … Continue Reading


January 19, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Fema Has Added Monroe And Cayuga Counties To Disaster Declaration; Senators Say New York State Now Has Support To Aid All 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 added Cayuga and Monroe Counties to New York State's Major Disaster Declaration for damages caused by flooding along Lake Ontario. Previously, Schumer and Gillibrand announced a disaster declaration for: Jefferson, Niagara, Orleans, Oswego, St. Lawrence and Wayne Counties. The declaration releases FEMA public assistance and hazard … Continue Reading


January 19, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On Potential Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement regarding a potential government shutdown: "For the first time in our nation's history, it is possible we will have a government shutdown tonight while one party controls the White House, the U.S. Senate, and the House of Representatives. A government shutdown is both regrettable and 100 percent avoidable. The problem is that President Trump has previously declared he wanted the government shut down and … Continue Reading


January 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $9 Million In Federal Funding For 33 Homeless Assistance Programs On Long Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,156,647 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for 33 Long Island programs that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD's Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, which provides funding to nonprofits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage … Continue Reading


January 11, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand And 34 Senate Colleagues Push Back On Trump Administration’s Offshore Drilling Reversal

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and 34 Senate colleagues sharply criticized the Trump administration's decision to reopen offshore drilling leases three years ahead of schedule. This decision puts vast stretches of coastline along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts and in the Arctic at risk. "This draft proposal is an ill-advised effort to circumvent public and scientific input, and we object to sacrificing public trust, community … Continue Reading


January 11, 2018

Senators Schumer And Gillibrand Introduce Legislation To Name Post Office In Honor Of Maurice Hinchey

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced legislation to rename the U.S. Post Office at 111 Market St, Saugerties, New York after former U.S. Representative Maurice Hinchey. "Congressman Maurice Hinchey or 'Mighty Moe,' as I used to call him, deserves to be honored for his determination, endless energy, rare legislative skills, and his unwavering commitment to his constituents. During his 38 years of public service, … Continue Reading


January 08, 2018

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Small Business Administration’s Microloan Program, Help Women And Minority-Owned Businesses Succeed

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood by Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, local business owners, and economic development leaders at Instant Monogramming to announce bipartisan legislation, the Microloan Modernization Act, to expand the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Microloan Program that provides loans and technical assistance to women and minority business owners, among other entrepreneurs who face challenges accessing the capital needed to start and expand small … Continue Reading


January 08, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Niagara Gear in Buffalo To Hear From Workers About Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Niagara Gear, which supports and rewards its workers through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Niagara Gear manufactures gear parts for various industries, including the automotive, aerospace, medical, and energy industries, among others. Gillibrand gathered feedback from employees currently enrolled in the ESOP to inform her legislation in the Senate supporting employee ownership around the country. Employee Stock Ownership … Continue Reading


January 04, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On Reports That Attorney General Sessions Will Rescind Current Federal Marijuana Policy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement regarding news reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind current policy and allow federal prosecutors to decide how aggressively to enforce marijuana laws: "Attorney General Sessions's reported decision is a direct attack on patients. Parents should be able to give their sick kids the medicine they need without having to fear that they will be prosecuted. Veterans should be able to come … Continue Reading

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