Press Releases

January 25, 2021

Gillibrand Applauds Biden Order Overturning Ban On Transgender Military Service

Today, the Biden administration announced an executive order overturning a Trump-era rule that barred additional transgender people from serving openly in the military. Applauding the action, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, released the following statement: "I applaud the Biden administration for taking swift action to overturn the harmful and discriminatory ban on transgender people serving openly in our military. For … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

ICYMI: Senator Gillibrand Data For Progress Op-Ed: Paid Family Leave Is A Critical Part Of COVID Recovery

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand published an opinion piece in Data For Progress outlining the urgent need for universal paid family to recover from and move beyond the COVID-19 crisis. In his recent speech announcing the American Rescue Plan, President Biden highlighted the importance of extending emergency paid leave in upcoming relief legislation. The full text of Gillibrand's op-ed may be found here and below: Paid Family Leave Is A Critical Part Of COVID Recovery By Senator … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Gillibrand: Ready To Work With Biden Administration To Tackle Hunger Crisis Exacerbated By Covid-19

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, released the following statement in response to the Biden administration's new executive actions set to tackle food insecurity: "The Biden administration understands a truth that I've highlighted throughout the pandemic: to meet the moment, we must expand meaningful federal relief for families struggling to keep themselves healthy and fed. Through no fault of their own, this pandemic has … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

A Medida Que Se Dispara La Covid-19 Surges A Través Del Estado De Nueva York, Gillibrand Insta Al Congreso Entregar Fondos De Emergencia A Los Centros De Salud Comunitarios Y Reforzar Los Sistemas Del Cuidado De La Salud En Áreas Desventajadas

A medida que las infecciones por coronavirus se disparan a lo largo del estado de Nueva York, la Senadora de los EE.UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, ayer instó al Congreso establecer un Programa de Preparación para los Centros de Salud Comunitarios (CHCPP, por sus siglas en inglés). El Fondo de Emergencias proporcionaría $13.5 mil millones en fondos federales para ayudar a los CSCs prepararse para responder a las crisis de salud pública. La Senadora Gillibrand … Continue Reading


January 22, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million In Agricultural Research Funding For Cornell University

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced $1,974,745 million in federal funding for food and agriculture research at Cornell University. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) under their Water Quantity and Quality, Tactical Sciences Coordination Network, and the Food Safety and Defense research … Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

Gillibrand, Bennet, Colleagues To Introduce Bicameral Health Force, Resilience Force, And Jobs To Fight COVID-19 Act To Combat Public Health And Economic Crises

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Michael Bennet, Brian Schatz, Ed Markey, Chris Van Hollen, Amy Klobuchar, Richard Blumenthal, Cory Booker, Bob Casey, Tammy Duckworth, and Jack Reed announced the introduction of the Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act, legislation that would invest billions in the nation's public health jobs and infrastructure and aid the country's lagging vaccine distribution campaign. The bicameral legislation will be introduced in the … Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

As COVID-19 Surges Across New York State, Gillibrand Urges Congress To Deliver Emergency Funding For Community Health Centers And Bolster Health Care Systems In Underserved Areas

As the coronavirus continues to surge across New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged Congress to establish a Community Health Center Preparedness Program (CHCPP). The Emergency Fund would dedicate $13.5 billion in federal funding to help CHCs prepare for and respond to public health crises. Senator Gillibrand is also calling for an additional $12.4 billion for urgent workforce and infrastructure investments. CHCs are on the frontline of health care in the United States, … Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

Following Push, Gillibrand Announces $614M In Critical Nutrition Aid Funding To Puerto Rico And Other Territories In Recently Passed FY 21 Spending Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, today announced the inclusion of $614 million in the recently passed government spending package, which will provide increased food aid to Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands, and American Samoa. Gillibrand previously wrote to Senate leadership urging the inclusion of increased food aid to Puerto Rico in the recently passed spending package. The funds will be distributed as block grants … Continue Reading


January 21, 2021

Gillibrand Anuncia $614 Millones En Fondos Cruciales De Ayuda Nutricional Para Puerto Rico Y Otros Territorios En El Recién Aprobado Paquete De Gastos Públicos Para El ‘21

La senadora de los EE. UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, miembro del Comité del Senado de Agricultura, Nutrición y Bosques, anunció hoy la inclusión de seiscientos catorce millones de dólares en el paquete de gastos públicos recién aprobado, lo que proveerá más ayudas alimenticias a Puerto Rico, las Islas Marianas del Norte y Samoa Americana. Gillibrand anteriormente le había cursado una carta al liderazgo del senado para urgir que … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Declaración De Gillibrand Sobre La Toma De Posesión Del Presidente Joe Biden Y La Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris

En celebración de la investidura del Presidente Joe Biden y la Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris, la senadora de los EE. UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, emitió las siguientes declaraciones: "La toma de posesión hoy del Presidente Joe Biden y la Vicepresidenta Kamala Harris fue un despliegue del optimismo y determinación del pueblo estadounidense. Mientras nuestra nación sigue enfrentando una crisis económica y de salud pública sin precedentes, la … Continue Reading


January 20, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On The Inauguration Of President Joe Biden And Vice President Kamala Harris

Celebrating the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Today's inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris was a demonstration of the American people's resolve and optimism. While our nation continues to face an unprecedented public health and economic crisis, the inauguration was a moment of hope, and the start of a journey to not only recover from the pandemic, but to … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

Gillibrand, Collins Applaud General Lloyd Austin’s Commitment To Overturning Ban On Transgender Military Service

Addressing the testimony of retired General Lloyd Austin before the Senate Armed Services Committee, in which he committed to overturning the ban on transgender people serving in the military, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME), issued the following statement: "After years of fighting to overturn the ban on open transgender military service, we welcome and applaud Mr. Austin's support for overturning the discriminatory prohibition on transgender people serving in … Continue Reading


January 19, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Strengthen State Dept Role In Combating Anti-Semitism Signed Into Law

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the signing of S.238, H.R. 221, also known as the Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Act of 2019, into law. The bipartisan and bicameral bill will enhance the State Department's role in combating and monitoring anti-Semitism across the globe. "During these difficult times, it is important for all of us to double down on our commitment to combating anti-Semitism here at home, and across the globe," said Senator Gillibrand. "I am … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Gillibrand Announces $17 Million In Maternal Health Care Funding Included In Bipartisan Omnibus Legislation

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the bipartisan FY 2021 appropriations package includes $17 million in funding to support maternal health care services and to address the maternal mortality and postpartum depression (PPD) crises facing the nation. Early studies have found that PPD has significantly increased during the COVID-19 pandemic and this year's funding is critical to combating this growing epidemic. Specifically, $3 million was awarded to help establish a Mental … Continue Reading


January 15, 2021

Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Signing Of Margaret Corbin Bill Into Law

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Representative Carolyn B. Maloney, announced the signing of H.R. 1925 into law. The bill renames the Manhattan VA the "Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System." The bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and in the House by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY). "I am proud to bring this win home for New … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Applauds Biden’s American Rescue Plan, Inclusion Of Emergency Paid Leave, Health Force And State And Local Funding

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand applauded President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan, which includes among its provisions emergency paid sick and family leave, a Health Force proposal, and direct state and local funding. Gillibrand has spent months fighting for these critical measures, which will help American families recover from the unprecedented public health and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. "I applaud President-elect Biden's American Rescue Plan, which will … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations From The Capital Region

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Capital Region to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military and Air Force Academies. "It is my honor to nominate these talented young leaders to our nation's service academies," said Senator Gillibrand. "These New Yorkers have demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $16 Million Increase In CDC Lyme Disease And Tick-Borne Disease Funding In FY 21 Bipartisan Appropriations Package

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that following their fierce advocacy, $16 million in federal funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to combat Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases is included in the recently passed bipartisan government funding package. The $16 million in funding amounts to a $2 million increase over last year's level. Through their advocacy, Schumer and Gillibrand also delivered $5 million in new funding for the … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nomination From The Rochester-Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region to the United States Military Academy, one of the nation's leading service institutions. "It is my honor to nominate this talented young leader to our nation's service academies," said Senator Gillibrand. "Andrew has demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our nation. I'm … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nomination From The North Country

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nomination for a candidate from the North Country to the United States Air Force Academy, one of the nation's leading service institutions. "It is my honor to nominate this talented young leader to our nation's service academies," said Senator Gillibrand. "Katherine has demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our nation. I'm proud to … Continue Reading

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