Press Releases

September 20, 2017

Sens. Warren, Brown, Gillibrand, Rep. Sherman Introduce Legislation to Protect Workers Ahead of Upcoming NAFTA Renegotiations

Bill Text (PDF) Washington, DC - United States Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today introduced the Protecting Workers and Improving Labor Standards Act, to prohibit states from introducing laws that make it harder for workers to form unions and fight for higher wages and better working conditions. The legislation introduced today would repeal Section 14(b) of the Taft-Hartley Act, which currently gives states the ability to ban … Continue Reading


September 20, 2017

Gillibrand, Coons & Graham Announce Investment In Manufacturing Training Program Passed As Part Of Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Chris Coons, and Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced the passage of a $20 million investment in a Department of Defense program to help universities in New York, Delaware, South Carolina and throughout the country strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry in the Senate-passed National Defense … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 In Rural Development Funding For The Town Of Batavia

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Town of Batavia in Genesee County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the Town of Batavia will use the funding to create a new Southwest Water District. The new water district will bring public water service to 40 residential users who do not currently have access to safe … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Following Massive Equifax Data Breach, Gillibrand Calls On Federal Trade Commission To Conduct Immediate Review Of Consumer Data Protection At Top Consumer Reporting Agencies

Washington, DC - Following the massive data breach at Equifax, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined a group of Democratic Senators today to call on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to immediately review data security at Equifax and the other two major consumer reporting agencies, Experian and TransUnion. "As one of the three major consumer reporting agencies, Equifax centrally holds the most sensitive PII [Personally Identifiable Information]-information that determines whether Americans … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Legislation To Reform Handling Of Sexual Assault Cases At U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the passage of the Merchant Marine Academy Improvement Act in the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The legislation, included as a provision in the NDAA, establishes new requirements and provides additional resources to make the Academy campus and Sea Year a safer place for students. This legislation will help … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of New Bipartisan Military Justice Reforms In National Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new bipartisan military justice reforms that she successfully fought to secure in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate. The NDAA will now go to conference committee with the U.S. House of Representatives before heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. "I'm disappointed that, once again, the Senate blocked a vote on my Military Justice Improvement Act, which would put the decision … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Provisions To Support Military Families In National Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passage of new programs and funding to support military families that she successfully fought to secure in the Senate National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA will now go to conference committee with the U.S. House of Representatives before coming back to House and Senate for final passage and then heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Our service members and their families make enormous … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Manufacturing, Job Training Investments In National Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced critical investments in manufacturing and job training programs that she successfully fought to secure in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate. The NDAA will now go to conference committee with the U.S. House of Representatives before heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. "These critical investments in manufacturing and job training will help create more opportunities for New … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $80,000 In Federal IMLS Funds For Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,500 in federal funds for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. The funding was allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Museums for America discretionary grant program. Schumer and Gillibrand said this significant and historical institution will benefit greatly from these federal funds. "With this timely and vital funding, the Carrousel Factory Museum will be … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 In Federal Funding For Family Services Of Westchester

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $331,250 in federal funding for Family Services of Westchester in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers Program. Specifically, the Family Services of Westchester will use the funding to support a new … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding For Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. The funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) FY 2017 Low or No-Emission Vehicle (Low-No) Competitive Program. Specifically, the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority will use the funding to purchase electric buses, maintenance equipment, and charging … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.7 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding To Upgrade Airports Throughout Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,740,752 in federal funding for three critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the federal funding will be used for renovations and improvements to operational efficiency to airports in the Capital Region, Finger … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $23 Million In Federal Funding For Cornell University

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $23,234,000 in federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to advance next-generation research at the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) to enhance national capabilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and materials research at all levels through an … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Senators McCain, Gillibrand, Collins, Reed Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Transgender Service Members

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced a bipartisan bill that would protect transgender service members by preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing currently serving members of the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Transgender troops have been openly serving in the military since June 2016. This legislation comes after Senate leadership cut off debate on the National … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $42,000 In Federal Funding For Lancaster Fire Department In Erie County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,066 in federal funding for the Lancaster Fire Department in Erie County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the Lancaster Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment, retention and training initiatives. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car accident, or … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Gillibrand, Graham Propose Legislation To Establish National Commission On Cybersecurity Of U.S. Election Systems

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today introduced bipartisan legislation to establish the National Commission on the Cybersecurity of the United States Election Systems. The Commission - based on a model similar to the 9/11 Commission that investigated the terror attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania - would look into the cyber-attacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle and make recommendations on … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.7 Million In Fed Funds For Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,775,000 in federal funding for Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of Neurological Disorders And Stroke (NINDS). The grant will fund clinical research related to neurological disorders; specifically, the modulation of cortical networks, a new approach to spinal cord injury … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Vote On Bipartisan Amendment To Protect Transgender Service Members

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor to urge her colleagues to vote on a bipartisan amendment to prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing qualified service members from the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Senator Gillibrand's amendment with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Gillibrand, Sanders And 15 Democratic Senators Announce Medicare-For-All Legislation

VIDEO LINK Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and 15 of her Democratic colleagues to announce the Medicare-For-All Act of 2017. The bill includes a major provision written by Senator Gillibrand that would allow Americans to buy into a public health insurance plan during the transition period to single-payer. Below are Senator Gillibrand's full remarks as delivered: "Thank you Senator Sanders for his amazing leadership on this … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Gillibrand Announces $600,000 In Federal Funding For Domestic Abuse Support Programs In Northeastern New York

Albany, NY - U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. Specifically, the Albany-based legal aid organization will use these funds to provide legal representation to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in 13 primarily rural counties in northeastern New … Continue Reading

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