Press Releases

December 03, 2017

Gillibrand, Espaillat Stand With Dreamers And Urge Republican Leaders To Include Daca Fix In Long-Term Spending Bill

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with U.S. Representative Adriano Espaillat, Dreamers, advocates, and community leaders to announce that she will vote against any long-term spending deal that fails to protect Dreamers. Gillibrand is urging her colleagues to join her in opposing any long-term spending bill that does not include a provision to reverse President Trump's decision to end the DACA program, which would put hundreds of thousands of Dreamers at risk for losing … Continue Reading


November 30, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Family Services Of Westchester

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,146,132 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Family Services of Westchester. 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 Hudson Valley. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


November 29, 2017

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Oppose Republican Tax Plan That Would Hurt Families In New York And Across The Country

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor today to urge her colleagues to reject the Republican tax plan. Senate Republican Leadership is set to push through this partisan tax bill tomorrow with a late-night vote. The passage of this bill would provide permanent tax cuts for the largest corporations and wealthiest Americans, partially paid for by raising taxes on many American families. Below are … Continue Reading


November 29, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.4 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,473,635 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Ulster County Community Action Committee. 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 Hudson Valley. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through … Continue Reading


November 29, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.9 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Community Action Org Of Erie County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,908,486 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 for low-income families in Western New York. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through … Continue Reading


November 29, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Comprehensive Legislation To Help Puerto Rico And The U.S. Virgin Islands Rebuild And Recover Following Hurricanes Irma And Maria

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new legislation, the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Equitable Rebuild Act of 2017, to help Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands rebuild after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The bill would provide $154.4 billion in recovery and rebuilding funding for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands across several sectors, including the energy grid, transportation and water infrastructure, agriculture, housing, health care, and economic … Continue Reading


November 22, 2017

Senator Gillibrand And 10 Democratic Women Senators Call On Senate Majority Leader McConnell To Pass The Dream Act Before Senate Recesses In December

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and 10 Democratic women Senators sent a letter calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the Dream Act before the Senate recesses in December. In the letter, Senator Gillibrand and her colleagues urge the Trump Administration to reverse their decision to rescind the DACA program. Specifically, they write that women Dreamers and their families will be hit hardest, making up 53% of DACA recipients. The Senators underscored the … Continue Reading


November 21, 2017

Senator Gillibrand And Representative Suozzi Announce 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 of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Representative Tom Suozzi, 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 safer for students. This … Continue Reading


November 21, 2017

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

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the passage of new programs and funding to support military families that she successfully fought to secure in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by both the House and Senate. The NDAA will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law. "Our service members and their families make enormous sacrifices for our country, and Congress has a responsibility to make sure we provide them with greater … Continue Reading


November 21, 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 both the House and Senate. The NDAA will now go 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 Yorkers to get good-paying jobs," said Senator Gillibrand, … Continue Reading


November 21, 2017

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

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced new bipartisan military justice reforms that she successfully fought to secure in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by both the House and Senate. The NDAA will now head to the President's desk to be signed into law. "I am proud to fight for reforms to improve our military justice system, and I am pleased that these reforms made it into … Continue Reading


November 20, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Promote Vocational Education & Entrepreneurship, Train Future Workforce For 21st Century Economy

Albion, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Charles D'Amico High School to announce her bipartisan legislation, the 21st Century Strengthening Hands On Programs that Cultivate Learning Approaches for Successful Students Act. This bill would direct federal funding to high-tech training and education programs in high schools and institutions of higher education, which would give more students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to get good-paying jobs in the high-tech … Continue Reading


November 20, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Promote Vocational Education & Entrepreneurship, Train Future Workforce For 21st Century Economy

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Broome-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) to announce her bipartisan legislation, 21st Century Strengthening Hands On Programs that Cultivate Learning Approaches for Successful Students Act. This bill would direct federal funding to high-tech training and education programs in high schools and institutions of higher education, which would give more students the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to get good-paying … Continue Reading


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

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