Press Releases

September 06, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $99,000 In Federal Funding For Village Of Waterloo

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $99,500 in federal funding for the Village of Waterloo in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Waterloo will use the funding to replace the pressure relief valve at the PRV station on River Road. The Village of Waterloo will also work closely with the Towns of … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Federal Funding For Academic, Cultural, Research Institutions In New York State

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,065,138 in federal funding for New York State through the Institute of Museum and Library Services's (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. Specifically, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, New York University, the Council of State Archivists, Rhizome Communications, Inc., Pratt Institute, and the Trustees … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $146,000 In Federal Funding For North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,178 in federal funding for the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga 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 North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment and retention in the community. "Whether it's a … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $480,000 In Federal Funding For The Massena International Richards Field Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $480,700 for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to make drainage improvements necessary to adequately handle stormwater runoff. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On President Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to end protections for DREAMERs through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:"President Trump's action today is an affront to who we are as Americans. He is needlessly targeting children who know no other country as home than America. This does not make our communities safer or our economy stronger. In fact, it does just the opposite. Congress … Continue Reading


September 01, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA To Swiftly Review and Approve Disaster Declaration For Central And Other Upstate New York Counties Impacted By July's Severe Thunderstorms And Flooding

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly review and approve New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following July's thunderstorms and severe flooding. Severe storms impacted communities across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley including: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Warren, … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Gillibrand, Katko Visit Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, Renew Push For Legislation To Begin Process Of Making Museum A National Park Service Site In Central New York

Oswego, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative John Katko today visited the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum. Gillibrand and Katko have introduced legislation that would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study on whether the museum should become a part of the National Park system. This designation would provide significant resources to Central New York, including increased federal funding for historic preservation and economic development … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Cuomo, & Serrano Announce Over $2.4 Million In Federal Funding For New Regional Food Hub In The Bronx

Bronx, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Representative José E. Serrano today announced $2,484,746 in federal funding for GrowNYC. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will allow GrowNYC to move forward with construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the South Bronx. The new facility will include a new wholesale farmers' market, USDA compliant … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $530K In Fed Funds For Village of Medina Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $530,661 in federal funding for the Village of Medina Fire Department in Orleans County. The Medina Fire Department is the largest in the county, responding to more than 2/3 of the fires in Orleans 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 Village of … Continue Reading


August 30, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce $311,746 for New York State Fire Prevention

ALBANY, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul Tonko announced this morning that a combined $311,746 has been awarded to the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) through the Department of Homeland Security FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program. The award will support two NYSAFC projects: - $88,086 for a Smoke Alarm Installation Project to install 2,500 smoke … Continue Reading


August 28, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $250,000 In Federal Funding For Geneva Housing Authority In The Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announce $250,000 in federal funding for the Geneva Housing Authority in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Emergency and Security Program. This funding will allow the Geneva Housing Authority to purchase a security camera system, security alarms, and lighting for the Elmcrest and Courtyard Apartments, to improve … Continue Reading


August 27, 2017

Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko Hold Roundtable Meeting With Seniors and Announce Legislation to Protect Seniors From Financial Scams

Saratoga Springs, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a roundtable meeting with Congressman Paul Tonko and New York seniors to discuss the widespread problem of financial scams targeting seniors. She also announced bipartisan legislation, the Senior Financial Empowerment Act, a bill to help ensure that seniors and their caregivers have access to critical information regarding financial abuse. Gillibrand's bill would standardize and improve the way senior financial abuse is reported, … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Joins 52 Other Members to Call Out Jeff Sessions For Tying Funds that Support Police to Trump's Discriminatory Immigration Agenda

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined 52 other members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives to call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions for tying critical violence prevention funds used by American cities to compliance with the Trump Administration's immigration policies. The Department of Justice has placed new and burdensome conditions on local law enforcement's access to federal funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Calls For Inspector General Investigation Into The Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General to conduct an investigation into the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center following reports that 526 patients may be at risk for infection due to improperly cleaned medical scopes. "This is not the first time that we have heard of grave health concerns resulting from practices at the Buffalo VAMC," Senator Gillibrand wrote in her letter to the VA. "Our men and women in … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Calls For Inspector General Investigation Into The Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Honorable David J. Shulkin Secretary of Veterans Affairs 810 Vermont Avenue Northwest Washington, D.C. 20571 Dear Secretary Shulkin, I am writing to express my deep concern in learning that 526 patients of the Buffalo Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York may be at risk for infection due to improperly cleaned medical scopes. By failing to follow the proper disinfection process outlined by the equipment's manufacturer, VA personnel exposed these Veterans to the transmission … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Funding for Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,099,854 in new federal funding for the Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the Catholic Charities Diocese of Rochester continue its great work by giving many young … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Funding for Nubian Directions II, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,100,000 in new federal funding for Nubian Directions II, Inc., in Poughkeepsie, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help Nubian Directions II, Inc., continue its great work by giving many young adults the … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $928k in U.S. Department of Labor Funding for YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $928,685 in new federal funding for YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County in Kingston, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster County continue its great work by giving many young … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Funding for the Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,100,000 in new federal funding for The Service Collaborative of Western New York, Inc., in Buffalo, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to strengthen "YouthBuild," a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc., continue its … Continue Reading


August 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in U.S. Department of Labor Funding for Mohawk Valley Community College

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,099,916 in new federal funding for Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor. These grants will be awarded to MVCC's YouthBuild program, a pre-apprenticeship program for at-risk youth from ages 16-to-24. "This federal funding will help Mohawk Valley Community College continue its great work by giving many young … Continue Reading

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