Press Releases

September 25, 2019

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Guarantee Paid Family And Medical Leave For Federal Workers And Their Families

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to pass guaranteed paid family and medical leave for two million federal workers. This came as Senate Republicans blocked a motion that would have provided paid family and medical leave for federal workers and their families. Gillibrand, a champion of paid family leave and author of the FAMILY Act, called on her colleagues to … Continue Reading


September 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $535K in Federal Funding for St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $535,000 in federal funding for the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) to help expand jobs in log handling, sawing, and finishing. Specifically, the St. Lawrence IDA will work with local organizations to repurpose a vacant industrial building in the Town of Oswegatchie into a fully operational log handling, sawing, and finishing facility. "This federal … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

As New York Fruit and Vegetable Farmers Struggle With Produce-Pricing Crisis, Gillibrand Calls on USDA to Investigate Why Prices Paid to Farmers Aren’t Keeping Up With the Market

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to investigate if fruit and vegetable farmers in New York and across the country are receiving fair prices for their produce. While the prices of fruits and vegetables have increased for both consumers at the grocery store and for wholesale buyers, the prices that farmers receive for these same products has not kept up with these increases - … Continue Reading


September 24, 2019

Gillibrand, Booker Introduce Bill To Help Make The Legal System More Fair By Banning The Use Of Discriminatory Calculations When Determining Civil Damages

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) today announced legislation to ban the use of discriminatory calculations, such as race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or actual or perceived sexual orientation, when determining damages in civil lawsuits. The Fair Calculations in Civil Damages Act would help make the legal system more fair by prohibiting federal courts from awarding victims of crimes less compensation on the basis of their race, … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $32K In Federal Funding For The Village Of Canisteo In Steuben County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $32,000 in federal funding for the Village of Canisteo in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Agency's Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant program. Specifically, the federal funding will be used to acquire a new ambulance, which will serve Canisteo, Hartsville and Howard, equipped with a cot and loading … Continue Reading


September 23, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $126K In Federal Funding For Two Fire Departments In The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $126,401.90 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Southern Tier. Specifically, the City of Elmira Fire Department in Chemung County will receive $49,640 to replace old vehicle extrication equipment, which is used in hazardous materials incidents and helps rescue people from confined spaces. The Brooktondale Fire District in Tompkins County will receive $76,761.90 to … Continue Reading


September 21, 2019

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce $6.9M In Funding To Remove Lead Paint Hazards From Homes In Rochester-Finger Lakes Region; Senators Say Investment Will Protect The Health And Well-Being Of Rochester-Finger Lakes Children From Insidious Lead-Poisoning

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5 million in federal funding for the City of Rochester under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) High Impact Neighborhood (HIN) Program and $600 thousand in Healthy Homes Supplemental Funding, and $1.3 million for Genesee County under HUD's Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The senators explained that the funding will allow Rochester and Genesee County to continue addressing and removing … Continue Reading


September 21, 2019

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce Over $8M In Funding To Remove Lead Paint Hazards From Homes In Western NY; Senators Say Investment Will Protect The Health And Well-Being Of WNY Children From Insidious Lead-Poisoning

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5.6 million in federal funding for Erie County and $2.75 million for Niagara County under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The senators explained that the funding will allow Erie and Niagara Counties to continue addressing and removing lead-based paint hazards in homes throughout the region, which have been grappling with the threat of destructive … Continue Reading


September 20, 2019

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce $5.6M In Funding To Remove Lead Paint Hazards From Homes In Onondaga County; Senators Say Investment Will Protect The Health And Well-Being Of CNY Children From Insidious Lead-Poisoning

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5.6 million in federal funding for Onondaga County Community Development Division's (OCCD) under the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program. The Senators explained that the funding will allow OCCD to continue addressing and removing lead-based paint hazards in homes throughout the county, particularly in low-income communities in the City of Syracuse, which have been … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $900K in Federal Funding for Nassau County and Levittown Fire District

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $901,900 in federal funding for Nassau County and Levittown Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, Nassau County was awarded $860,400 and will use the funding to recruit and retain firefighters through a tuition … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.4 Million In Federal Funding For Four Organizations In New York City To Support Survivors Of Sexual And Domestic Violence

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,400,000 in federal funding for four organizations in New York City that provide legal services to survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Legal Assistance for Victims Grant (LAV) Program. Specifically, the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation, Sanctuary for Families, Inc., New York Legal … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $300K In Federal Funding For The College Of Saint Rose To Combat Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence On Campus

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $299,727 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women to help reduce sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Specifically, the funding will help implement programming to address the needs of students with disabilities, students of color, LGBTQ students, students … Continue Reading


September 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$106K In Federal Funding For Three Fire Departments Throughout The Southern Tier

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $106,939.02 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Southern Tier. Specifically, East Worcester Hose Co. 1 will receive $22,619.04, the McDonough Fire Department will receive $40,510.47 and the North Hornell Fire Department Club will receive $43,809.52. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to … Continue Reading


September 18, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.7 Million In Federal Funds For Greater Rochester International Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,700,161 in federal funding for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to build a new aircraft rescue and fire fighting training facility. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

Senator Gillibrand Takes To Senate Floor; Demands Republicans Take Action On Gun Violence Crisis In America

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE ** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took to the Senate floor today to demand that Senate Republicans take action on the gun violence crisis in the United States. Although the House has passed three commonsense gun control bills earlier this year, and the House Judiciary Committee passed three additional bills out of committee last week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has refused to act. Gillibrand joined … Continue Reading


September 17, 2019

With Less Than Two Weeks To Go Until National Flood Insurance Program Expires, Gillibrand Urges Senate To Reauthorize Flood Insurance Program Immediately; Ensure Any Legislation Includes Her Reforms To End Problems Plaguing Broken And Corrupt System

Washington, DC - With the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) set to expire at the end of this month, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged Senate leadership to extend the NFIP without delay and to ensure that any legislation includes her reforms to fix the current broken system and make flood insurance policies more affordable for New Yorkers. Gillibrand helped write the bipartisan National Flood Insurance Program Reauthorization and Reform (NFIP Re) Act of 2019, which would extend … Continue Reading


September 15, 2019

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce New Action To Demand A Vote On Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation Amid All-Out Failure Of Mitch Mcconnell To Bring Legislation To Floor

Delivering Vote On Bipartisan, House-Passed Universal Background Check Bill & Closing Dangerous Loopholes Will Be Focus Of Next Week's 'Full Court Press' To Force Action On Floor Standing With Survivors Of Tragic Massacres & Advocates, Gillibrand & Schumer Detail What's Sitting On McConnell's Desk & The Plan To Up The Pressure On Senate & Trump Admin Now Doing Bidding Of NRA Gillibrand, Schumer: Immediate Action On Gun Violence Gripping America Can Be Achieved If We … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$440K In Federal Funding For The Pelham Fire Department In Westchester County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $440,053.95 in federal funding for the Pelham Fire Department in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Pelham Fire Department will use the funding to hire new firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car accident, or … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$268K In Federal Funding For The Monticello Joint Fire District In Sullivan County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $268,809.52 in federal funding for the Monticello Joint Fire District in Sullivan County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to upgrade 40 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices with spare bottles and masks, which help firefighters breathe clean … Continue Reading


September 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce +$390K In Federal Funding For The Town Of Niskayuna Fire Department In Schenectady County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $390,128 in federal funding for the Town of Niskayuna Fire Department in Schenectady County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The Town of Niskayuna Fire Department will use the funding to hire two new firefighter paramedics. "Whether it's a fire, … Continue Reading

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