Press Releases

July 16, 2021

Gillibrand, Rep. Jones Urge New York Families To Sign Up For Child Tax Credit Benefits

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones, hosted a press conference at the YMCA of Central & Northern Westchester, where she outlined the details of the historic Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion. The Child TaxCredit will aid most working families with children in New York State, and the lawmakers are urging families to take all necessary steps to secure this crucial benefit. Starting July 15th, most families began receiving monthly payments of up to … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Following Meeting With Fort Drum’s New Commanding General Milford Beagle, Gillibrand Outlines Military Priorities

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division for a meeting with the Commanding General, Brigadier General Milford Beagle Jr., who assumed command of the 10th Mountain Division this week, to discuss their shared priorities and plan for the future of the Fort Drum base. Following their meeting, Senator Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, held a press conference to discuss her priorities for Fort Drum and its facilities … Continue Reading


July 16, 2021

Gillibrand Urges New York Families To Sign Up For Child Tax Credit Benefits

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a press conference at the Schenectady Community Ministries (SiCM), where she outlined the details of the historic Child Tax Credit (CTC) expansion. The Child Tax Credit will aid most working families with children in New York State, and the lawmakers are urging families to take all necessary steps to secure this crucial benefit. Starting July 15th, most families began receiving monthly payments of up to $250 for each child aged six to seventeen years old … Continue Reading


July 15, 2021

Senator Gillibrand And Restaurateur Tom Colicchio Call For An Additional $60 Billion In Aid For Independent Restaurants

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and restaurateur Tom Colicchio, owner of Crafted Hospitality and founding member of the Independent Restaurant Coalition, called for an additional $60 billion in relief to help independent restaurants struggling to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The bicameral Restaurant Revitalization Fund Replenishment Act of 2021 would allow the Small Business Administration to continue awarding grants to applicants who were previously approved but have yet to … Continue Reading


July 14, 2021

Gillibrand, Graham, Durbin, Bustos, Griffith And Jayapal Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Allow Sexual Assault & Harassment Survivors To Seek Justice And Accountability

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with U.S. Representatives Cheri Bustos (D-IL), Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) announced bipartisan and bicameral legislation to empower sexual assault and harassment survivors. Several of the lawmakers announced the introduction of the bill at a press conference today with former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson. The Ending Forced … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Bill To Protect Afghan Allies Through Special Immigrant Visa Program

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, announced her bipartisan effort to help protect Afghan civilians who risked their lives to support U.S.-led missions in Afghanistan. The Afghan Allies Protection Act would increase the number of authorized Afghan Special Immigrant Visas (SIV), remove extraneous paperwork requirements, and improve the program's efficiency as U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan. "Afghan men and women supported the … Continue Reading


July 13, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Major Push To Increase Funding For Maternal Health In The FY 2022 Bipartisan Appropriations Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing to increase funding to address the maternal mortality and postpartum depression crises in New York State and across the country in the bipartisan FY 2022 appropriations package. Specifically, she is calling for a $2 million increase in funding for the Health Resources and Services Administration's (HRSA) Maternal Mental Health Hotline. Senator Gillibrand and Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA) successfully established the Hotline program in 2021 to … Continue Reading


July 08, 2021

ICYMI: Congressional Black Caucus Endorses The Vanessa Guillén Military Justice Improvement And Increasing Prevention Act

In case you missed it, yesterday, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) formally endorsed the Vanessa Guillén Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, which would reform the military justice system by moving the decision to prosecute serious crimes in the military from the chain of command to trained military prosecutors. The Vanessa Guillén Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act is the House companion to Senator Gillibrand's Military Justice … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

Gillibrand, Bipartisan Group Of Colleagues Call For Increased Funding For Special Envoy To Monitor And Combat Antisemitism

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Antisemitism, joined over two dozen Senate colleagues in a bipartisan letter to Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, respectively, requesting $1.25 million for the U.S. State Department's Office of the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism for … Continue Reading


July 06, 2021

ICYMI: In Washington Post Op-Ed, Military Veteran Congressman Anthony Brown Highlights Racial Disparities In The Military Justice System

In case you missed it, yesterday, Congressman Anthony Brown (MD-04), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, published an opinion piece in the Washington Post outlining the racial disparities that plague our nation's military justice system. A combat veteran with 30 years of service and a retired Colonel in the United States Army Reserve, Congressman Brown has served as an aviator, a Judge Advocate General (JAG) officer, and a clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed … Continue Reading


July 02, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Independent Review Commission And Defense Secretary Recommendations On Sexual Assault In The Military

Today, addressing the Independent Review Commission and Secretary of Defense recommendations that prosecution of sexual assault should be removed from the chain of command, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Today's recommendations from the Independent Review Commission and Secretary of Defense continue to add momentum to efforts to reform the military justice system. It is a historic sign of progress that after decades of obstruction, the Secretary of Defense … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Funding For Youth Development Programs In New York State

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,258,126 in YouthBuild funding for four organizations across New York State. This federal funding, allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, helps at-risk youth from ages 16 to 24 develop skills and knowledge to gain industry-recognized job credentials, apprenticeships, and employment. In the United States alone, there are 3 million young adults in … Continue Reading


July 01, 2021

Gillibrand, Cassidy Push To Fund Centers Of Excellence To Fortify Emergency Response Preparedness And Build Resiliency Against Future Pandemics

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) are pushing for funding to establish a COVID-19 and Pandemic Response Centers of Excellence Program to designate academic medical centers as research and communication hubs that will improve the United States' ability to swiftly respond to emerging public health threats and to continue battling COVID-19. Academic medical centers have been at the forefront of our nation's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and have … Continue Reading


June 30, 2021

Gillibrand: As Landmark Veterans Toxic Exposure Bill Heads To House Vote, Senate Must Act Swiftly To Protect Toxic-Exposed Vets

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today applauded the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs vote to send the Honoring Our PACT Act to a full floor vote. The package includes the bipartisan and bicameral Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act, which would help approximately 3.5 million veterans exposed to toxic burn pits while serving overseas. Addressing the bill's advancement, Gillibrand released the … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Schumer & Gillibrand Visit Inner Loop North In Rochester; Senators Push For American Jobs Plan To Fund Removal Of Inner Loop North, Support Local Workers & Revitalize Rochester

Following a year of tireless advocacy for federal aid and support for hard-hit New York state amidst the COVID pandemic, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Inner Loop North in Rochester to push for the Reconnecting Communities Act and to make permanent an expansion of the local hire pilot program as part of the American Jobs Plan, which would help kick-start the process of removing and reforming the northern portion of the Inner … Continue Reading


June 29, 2021

Schumer & Gillibrand Bring Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg To Visit I-81 In Syracuse; Secretary Joins Senators To Push For American Jobs Plan To Fund I-81 Project, Support Local Workers & Revitalize Syracuse

Following a year of tireless advocacy for federal aid and support for hard-hit New York state amidst the COVID pandemic, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today brought Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to visit I-81 in Syracuse where together they pushed for the Reconnecting Communities Act and to make permanent an expansion of the local hire pilot program as part of the American Jobs Plan, which would help fund the I-81 … Continue Reading


June 28, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $200 Million In Emergency Funding For NYC And Long Island Public Housing Authorities, Including NYCHA

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $177,904,896 in funding allocated in the American Rescue Plan for five Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) in New York City and Long Island. The funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will support tenant-based rental assistance for individuals who are experiencing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness, or who are fleeing from domestic … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

Gillibrand Celebrates Ward Lumber’s Transition To A Worker-Owned Cooperative At ‘Board’ Cutting Ceremony; Gillibrand’s Main Street Employee Ownership Act Was Instrumental In Ward Lumber’s Ownership Transition

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Ward Lumber to celebrate their successful transition to a Worker-Owned Cooperative. This transition was inspired by Senator Gillibrand's Main Street Employee Ownership Act and will preserve over fifty jobs and generate $15 million in annual sales for Ward Lumber. The bipartisan Main Street Employee Ownership Act, became law in 2018, supports small businesses that invest in their workers and transition to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) or a … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

To Curb Rise Of Pandemic-Related Scams, Gillibrand, With Attorney General James, Announces Bipartisan Senior Financial Empowerment Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Special Committee on Aging, was joined by Attorney General Letitia James to announce her bipartisan Senior Financial Empowerment Act, which ensures that seniors and their caregivers have access to critical information regarding financial abuse. The bill would standardize and improve the way senior financial abuse is reported, establish a national hotline that would advise seniors on where and how to report fraud, and provide more resources to … Continue Reading


June 25, 2021

To Curb Rise Of Pandemic-Related Scams, Gillibrand, With Attorney General James, Announces Bipartisan Senior Financial Empowerment Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Special Committee on Aging, was joined by Attorney General Letitia James to announce her bipartisan Senior Financial Empowerment Act, which ensures that seniors and their caregivers have access to critical information regarding financial abuse. The bill would standardize and improve the way senior financial abuse is reported, establish a national hotline that would advise seniors on where and how to report fraud, and provide more resources to … Continue Reading

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