Press Releases

September 19, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Manufacturing, Job Training Investments In National Defense Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced critical investments in manufacturing and job training programs that she successfully fought to secure in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed by the Senate. The NDAA will now go to conference committee with the U.S. House of Representatives before heading to the President's desk to be signed into law. "These critical investments in manufacturing and job training will help create more opportunities for New … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $80,000 In Federal IMLS Funds For Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,500 in federal funds for the Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum. The funding was allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Museums for America discretionary grant program. Schumer and Gillibrand said this significant and historical institution will benefit greatly from these federal funds. "With this timely and vital funding, the Carrousel Factory Museum will be … Continue Reading


September 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 In Federal Funding For Family Services Of Westchester

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $331,250 in federal funding for Family Services of Westchester in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) Second Chance Act Strengthening Relationships Between Young Fathers, Young Mothers Program. Specifically, the Family Services of Westchester will use the funding to support a new … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding For Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,000,000 in federal funding for the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. The funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) FY 2017 Low or No-Emission Vehicle (Low-No) Competitive Program. Specifically, the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority will use the funding to purchase electric buses, maintenance equipment, and charging … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.7 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding To Upgrade Airports Throughout Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,740,752 in federal funding for three critical infrastructure projects at local airports across Upstate New York. This funding was allocated through the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the federal funding will be used for renovations and improvements to operational efficiency to airports in the Capital Region, Finger … Continue Reading


September 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $23 Million In Federal Funding For Cornell University

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $23,234,000 in federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) and will be used to advance next-generation research at the Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR) to enhance national capabilities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and materials research at all levels through an … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Senators McCain, Gillibrand, Collins, Reed Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect Transgender Service Members

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced a bipartisan bill that would protect transgender service members by preventing the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing currently serving members of the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Transgender troops have been openly serving in the military since June 2016. This legislation comes after Senate leadership cut off debate on the National … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $42,000 In Federal Funding For Lancaster Fire Department In Erie County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,066 in federal funding for the Lancaster Fire Department in Erie County. 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 Lancaster Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment, retention and training initiatives. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car accident, or … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Gillibrand, Graham Propose Legislation To Establish National Commission On Cybersecurity Of U.S. Election Systems

Washington, DC -- U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-New York) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today introduced bipartisan legislation to establish the National Commission on the Cybersecurity of the United States Election Systems. The Commission - based on a model similar to the 9/11 Commission that investigated the terror attacks in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania - would look into the cyber-attacks that took place during the 2016 election cycle and make recommendations on … Continue Reading


September 15, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.7 Million In Fed Funds For Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,775,000 in federal funding for Winifred Masterson Burke Medical Research Institute. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) National Institute of Neurological Disorders And Stroke (NINDS). The grant will fund clinical research related to neurological disorders; specifically, the modulation of cortical networks, a new approach to spinal cord injury … Continue Reading


September 14, 2017

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Vote On Bipartisan Amendment To Protect Transgender Service Members

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, spoke on the Senate Floor to urge her colleagues to vote on a bipartisan amendment to prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing qualified service members from the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Senator Gillibrand's amendment with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) is … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Gillibrand, Sanders And 15 Democratic Senators Announce Medicare-For-All Legislation

VIDEO LINK Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and 15 of her Democratic colleagues to announce the Medicare-For-All Act of 2017. The bill includes a major provision written by Senator Gillibrand that would allow Americans to buy into a public health insurance plan during the transition period to single-payer. Below are Senator Gillibrand's full remarks as delivered: "Thank you Senator Sanders for his amazing leadership on this … Continue Reading


September 13, 2017

Gillibrand Announces $600,000 In Federal Funding For Domestic Abuse Support Programs In Northeastern New York

Albany, NY - U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Legal Assistance for Victims (LAV) Grant Program. Specifically, the Albany-based legal aid organization will use these funds to provide legal representation to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking in 13 primarily rural counties in northeastern New … Continue Reading


September 12, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Support For Medicare-For-All Legislation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she has signed on to the Medicare-For-All Act of 2017 as an original cosponsor. The bill, which will be introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, includes a major provision written by Senator Gillibrand that would allow Americans to buy into a public health insurance plan during the transition period to single-payer. Senator Gillibrand's statement is below: "Health care should be a right, not a privilege, so I will be … Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Senators Gillibrand, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Amendment To Protect Transgender Service Members

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Susan Collins (R-ME) introduced a bipartisan amendment today that would prevent the Department of Defense (DoD) from removing qualified service members from the Armed Forces based solely on their gender identity. Transgender service members have been openly serving since June 2016. Senators Collins' and Gillibrand's amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act would also require Secretary of Defense James Mattis to proceed … Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $230,000 In Federal Funding for Inwood Fire Department To Purchase New Technologically Advanced Breathing Apparatus That Helps Locate Trapped Firefighters

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $230,286 in federal funding for the Inwood Fire Department to purchase 41 new self-contained breathing apparatus and 82 air bottles for its volunteer firefighters. According to the fire department, the new breathing apparatus are equipped with a location technology to help locate firefighters who may be trapped in a blaze. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to … Continue Reading


September 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $50,00 In Federal Funds For Nanuet Fire Department In Rockland County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,976 in federal funding for Nanuet Fire Department in Rockland County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Nanuet Fire Department will use the funds to replace 20 lengths of fire supply hose and purchase an SCBA air cascade system. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $62K In Federal Funds For Chili Fire Department In The Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $62,336 in federal funding for Chili Fire Department in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to update the Department's hydraulic extrication tools, which allow for efficient and safe, removal of persons trapped in motor vehicles. The Department's current hardware … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $193,000 In Rural Economic Development Funding For The North Country

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $193,381 in federal funding for the North Country Chamber of Commerce, St. Lawrence County IDA, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of SLC. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development program. Specifically, the North Country Chamber of Commerce will receive $74,000 in federal funds to provide training through the Program … Continue Reading


September 08, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $73,000 In Federal Funds For Bellerose Terrace Fire Department; Funding Means Vital Equipment For First Responders

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $73,334 in federal funding for the Bellerose Terrace Fire Department to purchase 10 new sets of turnout gear and 8 new self-contained breathing apparatus to replace older and worn models. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). "It is critical that we provide our local fire departments-like the Bellerose Terrace Fire Department-- with the … Continue Reading

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