Press Releases

August 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $130K In Fed Funds For Town Of Sennett Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $130,120 in federal funding for the Sennett Fire Department. 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 Sennett Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities and to retain its current 26 volunteer firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $216K In Federal Funds For 2 Fire Departments In Orange County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $216,377 in federal funding for Chester Fire Department and New Hampton Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, Chester Fire Department will receive $52,272 to purchase a new exhaust vent system for the firehouse, and New Hampton Fire Department will receive $164,105 to purchase new SCBA … Continue Reading


August 09, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.2 Million In Northern Border Regional Commission Funding For Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $2.2 million in federal funding for six projects aimed at improving the economy in Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Northern Border Regional Commission's (NBRC) Economic & Infrastructure Development Investment Program to support infrastructure projects and other initiatives that create jobs, support entrepreneurs, and strengthen the economy in St. … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

During Visit To City of Norwich Fire Department, Senator Gillibrand Announces Passage of Legislation To Provide Funding And Resources To Local Fire Departments

Norwich, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will announce the passage of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program Reauthorization bill at the City of Norwich Fire Department in Chenango County. The City of Norwich Fire Department has received nearly $90,000 this year in AFG grants. "This bill will ensure the continuation of vitally important federal funds that our first responders rely on for the … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

During Visit To Central Fire Station In Ithaca, Senator Gillibrand Announces The Passage Of Legislation To Provide Funding And Resources To Local Fire Departments

Ithaca, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the passage of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program Reauthorization bill at the Central Fire Station of the Ithaca Fire Department. The Ithaca Fire Department has received over $1 million in AFG and SAFER grants in the last two years. "This bill will ensure the continuation of vitally important federal funds that our first responders rely … Continue Reading


August 08, 2017

Standing At Credo Community Center & Mountain View Prevention Services In Lewis County, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days

Lowville, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Credo Community Center & Mountain View Prevention Services in Lewis County to announce the Opioid Addiction Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation to crack down on one of the most dangerous root causes of the opioid addiction crisis: the over-prescription of opioids for patients with short-term, acute pain. The bill, modeled after New York State law, would limit the supply of an initial opioid prescription for acute pain to … Continue Reading


August 04, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $787,000 In CDBG Funding For Poughkeepsie

Poughkeepsie, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $787,692 in federal funding for the City of Poughkeepsie. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to support various economic development initiatives, sidewalk and infrastructure improvements, and enhancing programming for families, children, and the homeless. "Improving … Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Early Head Start Funds For The Community Action Organization Of Erie County

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,040,919 for 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 programs like … Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Gillibrand & Ernst Announce Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities Legislation Passes Small Business Committee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced bipartisan legislation to direct the Small Business Administration to conduct a study on women-owned small business' (WOSB) participation in federal multiple award contracts (MACs) was approved by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "We need to do everything we can to make sure that women-owned small businesses can compete for federal contracts on a level playing field, so that … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $25K For The Village Of Johnson City In Broome County

U. S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,000 for the Village of Johnson City in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Impact Initiative Program. Specifically, the Village Johnson City will use the funding to purchase a new 2017 patrol SUV and an unmarked 2017 police vehicle. The vehicles will be used by officers to respond to calls for service within the … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Commission On Economic Opportunity In The Capital Region

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,192,469 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) for the Greater Capital Region. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in the Capital Region. Schumer and Gillibrand said … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $42,000 In Federal Funds For Five Mile Point Fire Company, Inc

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,048 in federal funding for the Five Mile Point Fire Company, Inc. in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Five Mile Fire Company, Inc. will use the funding to purchase new air cascade systems. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Duckworth, Murray, Gillibrand, Casey, Durbin Introduce Legislation To Expand Campus Child Care And Help Student Parents Graduate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-WA) reintroduced legislation today with the help of U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to help increase access to on-campus child care for student parents, who make up more than one quarter of all college students in America. Despite the growing number of student parents enrolled in postsecondary … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Albany Community Action Partnership

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,336,005 for Head Start services at Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP). The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Albany County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will continue to support efforts … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Gillibrand, Blumenthal, Murphy & Casey Introduce Legislation To Promote Economic Growth And Protect Natural Resources In The Highlands Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced legislation known as the Highlands Conservation Act. This legislation would allow states to access federal funding for projects to promote conservation, tourism, and recreation in the region. The Highlands Region of the Northeastern United States consists of forested mountains and hills stretching from Connecticut, through New York and New Jersey, to … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Salvation Army In Central New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,529,532 for Early Head Start Programs run by the Salvation Army. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and grow early education and development services for low-income families at three different centers in Central New York; the Salina Infant Child Care Center, Cab Horse … Continue Reading


July 31, 2017

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce EPA Finally Designates Superfund Site In Hoosick Falls

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally added Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in the Village of Hoosick Falls to the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL). The designation will allow the EPA to facilitate the permanent cleanup of PFOA at the Saint-Gobain site and community revitalization … Continue Reading


July 30, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.4 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Head Start of Rockland

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,408,091 for the Early Head Start Programs at Head Start of Rockland. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program will be used to support childcare and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Rockland County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will continue to support efforts to … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Letter With 44 Senators Urging Secretary Mattis Not To Implement Transgender Ban

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today led a bipartisan letter signed by 44 additional Senators to Secretary James N. Mattis urging him to advise the President against implementing the announcement he made via Twitter Wednesday that transgender Americans can no longer serve in the military. This announcement contradicts existing Defense Department policies, undermines our military readiness, and puts our transgender service members as well as their commanders in an impossible … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $42,000 In Federal Funds For Richmondville Fire Department

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,289 in federal funding for the Richmondville Fire Department in Schoharie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Richmondville Fire Department will use the funding to upgrade communications equipment including portable radios, pagers, and a radio base station. "It is … Continue Reading

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