Press Releases

July 24, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.7 Million in Federal Funding For Plattsburgh International Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two grants totaling $ 3,786,030 for Plattsburgh International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, both grants, the first being $3,427,830 and the second $ 358,200.00, will be used to rehabilitate runways. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

At The Mental Health Association In Chautauqua County, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days

Jamestown, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County to announce the Opioid Addiction Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation to crack down on one of the most dangerous root causes of the opioid addiction crisis - the over-prescription of opioids for patients with short-term, acute pain. The bill, modeled after New York State law, would limit the supply of an initial opioid prescription for acute pain to seven days. Many individuals become … Continue Reading


July 21, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $337,000 In Federal Funds For Three Rochester-Finger Lakes Region Fire Departments

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $337,319 in federal funding for three fire departments in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Hilton-Parma Fire District in Monroe County will receive $160,134, to purchase new communications equipment. The Alexander Fire Department, Inc. in … Continue Reading


July 21, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $247,000 In Federal Funds For Boston Volunteer Fire Company

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $247,524 in federal funding for the Boston Volunteer Fire Company in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Boston Volunteer Fire Company will use the funding to purchase 17 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we provide our … Continue Reading


July 20, 2017

Blumenthal, McCaskill, Gillibrand Call For Removal of Education Department Civil Rights Officer

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), today wrote to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos calling for the immediate removal of Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Candice Jackson, the top Department of Education official charged with enforcing civil rights protections at institutions of higher education. The Senators also requested a meeting with DeVos to discuss the Department's commitment to upholding Title … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $74,000 In Federal Funds For North Brookfield Fire Department

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $74,286 in federal funding for the North Brookfield Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Brookfield Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 12 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we provide our … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $21K In Federal Funds For West Glenville Fire District No. 6

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $21,429 in federal funding for West Glenville Fire District No. 6 in the Capital Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, West Glenville Fire District No. 6 will use the funding to replace old turn-out gear and buy a washer extractor to wash the turn out gear. "It is essential that we … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $180,000 In Federal Funds For Nyack Joint Fire District And Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $182,118 in federal funding for fire departments in the Lower Hudson Valley Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Nyack Joint Fire District in Rockland County will receive $27,572, which will help them purchase pagers. The Brewster-Southeast Joint Fire District in Putnam County will … Continue Reading


July 19, 2017

Gillibrand & Menendez, With 24 Senate Colleagues, Urge U.S. Dept. of State and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security To Extend Temporary Protected Status For Individuals From 10 TPS-Designated Countries

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) today with 24 Senate colleagues wrote to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging Secretaries Rex Tillerson and John Kelly to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) of nationals currently residing in the United States. The TPS designation is a temporary benefit aimed at providing relief to foreign nationals in the United States and countries devastated by natural … Continue Reading


July 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.6 Million In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock International Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced two grants totaling $4,621,050 for Syracuse Hancock International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, $3,424,050 will be used to improve the terminal building and $1,197,000 to update the airport's bathrooms to make them compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). "Keeping our … Continue Reading


July 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $820,000 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 $820,660 in federal funding for four 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 Central New York, Rochester- … Continue Reading


July 17, 2017

With Lyme Disease Cases Increasing in Washington County, Senator Gillibrand Announces Key Provision In Her Lyme Disease Law Being Implemented By Dept. of Health and Human Services; Urges Trump Administration To Include Patient Voices As Process Continues

Hudson Falls, NY - With Lyme disease cases increasing in Washington County, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Juckett Park in Washington County to announce the Trump Administration has begun to establish the Tick-Borne Disease Working Group, a key provision in her Lyme and Tick-Borne Disease Prevention, Education, and Research Act, which became law as a part of the 21st Century Cures Act in December 2016. The Tick-Borne Disease Working Group will review all federal activities related to … Continue Reading


July 17, 2017

Standing At Putnam Hospital Center, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days

Carmel, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Putnam Hospital Center to announce the Opioid Addiction Prevention Act, bipartisan legislation to crack down on one of the most dangerous root causes of the opioid addiction crisis - the over-prescription of opioids for patients with short-term, acute pain. The bill, modeled after New York State law, would limit the supply of an initial opioid prescription for acute pain to seven days. Many individuals become addicted to opioids after … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $33,000 in Federal Funds For Eaton Fire District #1 in Madison County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $33,813 in federal funding for the Eaton Fire District #1 in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Eaton Fire District #1 to purchase a new heart monitor. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $94,000 In Federal Funds For West Charlton Fire District And Port Henry Fire Department

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $94,896 in federal funding for fire departments in Capital Region and Adirondack Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the West Charlton Fire District in Saratoga County will receive $83,467 to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. The Port Henry Fire … Continue Reading


July 14, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $8 Million In Fed Funds For Hudson River HealthCare

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,306,360 in federal funding for Hudson River HealthCare. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA). The grant will support Hudson River HealthCare's mission to provide care to vulnerable and uninsured populations in the Hudson Valley and Long Island. "Hudson River HealthCare is a main provider of … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Republican Health Care Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act: "The cuts to Medicaid in this tweaked version of a disastrous bill are no less outrageous today than they were a couple of weeks ago. Today, Medicaid serves one in five Americans - not only the poor, but two-thirds of those in nursing homes, more than 30 million children, and countless individuals with disabilities. The Republican health care … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $86,000 in Federal Funds For The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department in Madison County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $86, 853 in federal funding for the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department in Madison County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department to purchase 13 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we provide our … Continue Reading


July 13, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $300,000 In Federal Funds For Four Cattaraugus County Fire Stations

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced nearly $300,000 in federal funding for four fire departments across Western New York. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). AFG funds are typically distributed to fire departments with equipment needs that exceed their budget. In Yorkshire and Portville, the funds will be used to purchase updated … Continue Reading


July 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $250,000 in Federal Funds For North Tonawanda Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $250,010 in federal funding for the North Tonawanda Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow North Tonawanda firefighters to obtain fifty new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. Currently, the North Tonawanda Fire Department is using … Continue Reading

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