Press Releases

May 25, 2022

Gillibrand And 81 Senate Colleagues Push Biden To Expedite Sweden And Finland NATO Applications

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and 81 of her Senate colleagues joined in a bipartisan push urging President Biden to expedite the process to advance Sweden and Finland's applications for NATO membership. During this pivotal moment in global security, the senators note this expansion will further strengthen NATO's military and diplomatic capabilities to address emerging threats. The letter, signed by an overwhelming majority of the Senate, will send a clear message to Putin and … Continue Reading


May 24, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Texas Elementary School Shooting

Addressing the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Less than two weeks since the Buffalo shooting, another community has been devastated by gun violence. My heart is with the victims, their loved ones and especially with the parents of these innocent children. We are the only country in the world that tolerates mass shootings at our schools, stores and places of worship, a fact that is as horrific as it is … Continue Reading


May 20, 2022

Gillibrand, Rounds Lead Forty-Four Senators In Bipartisan Push To Fully Fund U.S.-Israel Missile Defense Cooperation

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) led a bipartisan group of 44 senators in calling for $500 million to fully fund U.S.-Israel cooperative missile defense programs in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2023. Israel's missile defense system is made up of four operational layers: Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 2 and now Arrow 3. In addition to contributing to ballistic missile defense, the funding will support crucial work on research, development … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Gillibrand Greets Defending Major League Soccer Champions New York City FC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted current Major League Soccer (MLS) champions New York City FC (NYCFC), congratulating the club on their thrilling MLS Cup victory over the Portland Timbers in December 2021. Senator Gillibrand congratulated NYCFC defender Anton Tinnerholm, NYCFC CEO Brad Sims, club Vice Presidents Sam Pugsley and Sam Cooke, and Communication Advisor Anthony Hayes, who were in town for their match against D.C. United and defeated 2-0 at Audi Field. NYCFC defeated Atlanta … Continue Reading


May 19, 2022

Gillibrand Applauds Biden For Acting On Her Proposal To Invoke Defense Production Act To Address Baby Formula Shortage

Days after U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act, the White House has announced it will move forward with this critical action. In response, Senator Gillibrand praised the swift response. "I am grateful that President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act, which will enable the U.S. to ramp up domestic production of baby formula, address hoarding and prevent price gouging. This swift action will help millions of American … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Gillibrand Applauds Biden For Acting On Her Proposal To Invoke Defense Production Act To Address Baby Formula Shortage

Days after U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act, the White House has announced it will move forward with this critical action. In response, Senator Gillibrand praised the swift response. "I am grateful that President Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act, which will enable the U.S. to ramp up domestic production of baby formula, address hoarding and prevent price gouging. This swift action will help millions of American families … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Senator Gillibrand Announces Plan To Combat Baby Formula Shortage

In light of the ongoing baby formula shortage, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a video press conference to announce the introduction of her bicameral Emergency Infant Formula Act. The new legislation would take important steps to increase domestic production and expand sourcing of formula in order to alleviate the current crisis and prevent future shortages. This bill is led in the House of Representatives by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA). "No family in America should ever be … Continue Reading


May 18, 2022

Gillibrand, Rubio Statement On Bipartisan VA Burn Pits Package

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Marco Rubio, original authors of the Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act, issued the following statement on the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee deal to help veterans exposed to burn pits: "This bipartisan agreement represents an enormous victory for service members across the country who have been suffering for years from their exposure to toxic burn pits. Under this agreement, our nation's brave men … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On House Intelligence Committee Hearing On Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on today's House Intelligence Committee hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena: "We are grateful to the House Intelligence Committee, especially subcommittee Chairman Carson and Ranking Member Crawford, for hosting today's hearing on unidentified aerial phenomena. Public congressional interest in this issue will contribute toward countering the stigma faced by service members and others in reporting their own encounters with … Continue Reading


May 17, 2022

[Video] Gillibrand Remarks In Buffalo Commemorating Victims Of Tops Supermarket Shooting


May 16, 2022

Gillibrand To Travel To Buffalo With President Biden To Meet With Officials And Victims’ Families

Tomorrow, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will travel to Buffalo with President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden to visit with local officials and the victims' families. "The people of New York share the terrible pain and grief of the entire Buffalo community. My heart aches for the victims and their loved ones-now we must use the examples of their lives to guide our path forward." Further details will be released by the White … Continue Reading


May 16, 2022

Senator Gillibrand Calls For President Biden To Invoke The Defense Production Act To Urgently Address Baby Formula Shortage

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on President Biden to invoke the Defense Production Act to urgently address the current baby formula shortage. A champion of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Gillibrand leads the annual effort to fully fund WIC and to provide supplemental funding for baby formula. She also supports the bipartisan WIC Healthy Beginnings Act, which promotes competition and quality for infant formula manufacturers … Continue Reading


May 14, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Mass Shooting In Buffalo

"My prayers are with the victims of this racially motivated act of violence and my heart goes out to the victims' loved ones, our emergency personnel and the entire Buffalo community. Racism, prejudice and hatred have no place in our state or our country. I pledge to the people of New York that I will continue to fight my hardest to pass commonsense gun safety measures and to confront and defeat the scourge of white … Continue Reading


May 13, 2022

Senator Gillibrand Announces Groundbreaking Fabric Act To Reinvigorate The Garment Industry In The U.S., Strengthen Garment Workers’ Rights, Drive Wage Growth And Promote Equity

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the introduction of her groundbreaking Fashioning Accountability and Building Real Institutional Change (FABRIC) Act. Garment workers are a cornerstone of the American economy and, for far too long, have faced unsafe working conditions, wage theft, and piecework pay, which often prioritizes fast fashion over the safety of workers. Supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic have only exacerbated these ongoing issues, which are … Continue Reading


May 12, 2022

Gillibrand, Colleagues Urge Defense Secretary Austin To Protect Abortion Rights For Service Members

Following the publication of the draft majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led seven of her colleagues in writing a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin urging him to act proactively to protect service members' abortion rights. If the draft opinion goes into effect, hundreds of thousands of troops, dependents, and DoD civilians stationed in states that ban abortion will lose access to lifesaving reproductive health care and may even face criminal … Continue Reading


May 11, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On The House Passage Of The Empowering The U.S. Fire Administration Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement regarding the passage of the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act in the House of Representatives: "The Twin Parks North West apartments fire was one of the worst tragedies in New York City in the last 30 years and we must act to prevent anything like this from happening again. That is why I have been working with Congressman Ritchie Torres to help pass the Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act, which would … Continue Reading


May 11, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Protecting Reproductive Freedom

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's draft ruling overturning Roe v. Wade: "The draft majority opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is an insult not only to women everywhere but to the bipartisan majority of Americans who support reproductive freedom. This decision clearly does not represent the will of the American people, and it betrays our shared constitutional rights to life, liberty, and privacy. If this ruling goes into effect, more … Continue Reading


May 09, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Nick Perry’s Swearing In As Ambassador To Jamaica

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement regarding Nick Perry's swearing in as ambassador to Jamaica: "I want to warmly congratulate Nick Perry on becoming the new ambassador to Jamaica. "Not only does he understand the needs of Jamaicans both on the island and the U.S. mainland, but he represented the large and vibrant Caribbean diaspora of the 58th Assembly District in Brooklyn. "As an immigrant, veteran and elected official, Nick Perry represents everything … Continue Reading


May 06, 2022

Gillibrand Closes Funding Gap On Community Bridge Project That Will Help Connect Dryden And Ithaca With $700k Federal Investment

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Dryden Rail Trail to announce the $700,000 in federal funding she secured to complete the Dryden Rail Trail Bridge project. The $2.9 million project was initially stalled due to lack of funds. Senator Gillibrand secured this significant federal investment to close the funding gap and put the stalled Dryden Rail Trail Bridge project back on track. Senator Gillibrand was joined by Assembly Member Anna Kelles, Town of Dryden Supervisor Jason … Continue Reading


May 06, 2022

Standing At The Port Of Albany, Gillibrand And Tonko Fight To Bring Clean Energy And Renewable Offshore Wind Jobs To New York

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko stood at the Port of Albany to announce their plan to bring clean energy and renewable offshore wind jobs to Albany and position New York to be a key player in helping the U.S. meet its national goal of deploying 30GW of offshore wind energy by 2030. Their bicameral legislation, the Restoring Offshore Wind Opportunities Act, would reverse the harmful and arbitrary Trump-era ban on offshore wind leasing, which will halt progress … Continue Reading

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