Press Releases

August 29, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $31K In Federal Funds For Village Of Fayetteville Fire Department In Onondaga County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $31,410 in federal funding for the Village of Fayetteville Fire Department in Onondaga County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to administer CPR training, and support the Department's "Stop the Bleed" campaign, which aims to ensure that members of the public are trained to help … Continue Reading


August 29, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Passage Of Their Amendment Allowing Up To $45 Million In Federal Funding To Reimburse Communities And State For Clean Up Of Pfoa/Pfos At Newburgh, Suffolk/Gabreski & Beyond

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the U.S. Senate has passed the senators' amendment to the FY 2019 Defense Appropriations bill, which authorizes $45 million for the Air Force and the National Guard to make payments to reimburse local communities for the cleanup of PFAS contamination due to Air Force- and National Guard-related activities. "From the … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

As Maternal Mortality Rates Continue To Rise Across The Country And New York State, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Prevent Women From Dying Before, During, And After Childbirth

Maternal Deaths per 100,000 Live Births Washington, DC - With maternal mortality rates on the rise across the country and New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, new legislation that would help prevent women from suffering from medical complications or dying before, during, and after childbirth. The United States has more pregnancy-related deaths than any other developed country in the world, particularly among … Continue Reading


August 28, 2018

With Maternal Mortality Rates On The Rise In The United States, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Reduce Maternal Deaths, Help Hospitals Implement Best Practices To Prevent Women From Dying Before, During And After Childbirth

Maternal Deaths per 100,000 Live Births Source: NPR/ProPublica Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, new legislation that would help prevent women from suffering from medical complications or dying before, during, and after childbirth. The United States has more pregnancy-related deaths than any other developed country in the world, particularly among black women. Each year it is estimated that … Continue Reading


August 27, 2018

Following Report That Department Of Veterans Affairs Mishandled More Than A Thousand Claims Of Military Sexual Trauma, Senators Gillibrand And Jones Call On VA To Immediately Review Denied Claims, Establish New Review Process To Ensure Proper Oversight For Future Military Sexual Trauma Cases

Washington, DC - Following a report by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of the Inspector General (OIG) revealing that approximately 1,300 claims of military sexual trauma were mishandled by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, and U.S. Senator Doug Jones called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert Wilkie to immediately take corrective action and implement reforms to ensure that … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

With PFAS Chemicals Still Contaminating Water Supplies In Communities Across New York, Gillibrand Calls On EPA To Hold Community Engagement Meeting To Hear Directly From New Yorkers, Include Their Input In Federal PFAS Cleanup Plan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold a meeting to hear directly from New Yorkers who have been affected by the harmful contaminants known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The water supplies in numerous communities across New York are still contaminated by these chemicals, which are proven to have harmful effects on human and environmental health. The EPA is currently drafting a PFAS cleanup plan and has … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Introduce Legislation To Require The EPA To Reestablish Office Of Noise Abatement And Control To Address Noise Pollution From Aircraft Noise

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Quiet Communities Act, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reestablish an Office of Noise Abatement and Control and reauthorize the Office's activities through fiscal year 2023. This legislation would empower the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oversee airplane noise issues across the country, including airplane noise-plagued … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce Over $243K In Federal Funding For The Warwick Fire Department In Orange County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $243,182 in federal funding for the Warwick Fire Department in Orange County. The funding was provided through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program and will be used to replace all of the air packs in the entire fire department, which consists of four companies. The air packs are worn by … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Gillibrand Visits Newburgh To Announce Critical Federal Funding For Historic Preservation; Gillibrand's Successful Bipartisan Push To Senate Appropriators Prevented Devastating Cut To Program

Newburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Ritz Theater in Newburgh to announce her successful push to include $88.91 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 Senate Interior Appropriations bill for the Department of Interior's Historic Preservation Fund. This funding amount is $56.2 million more than President Trump's budget request for the program. The Historic Preservation Fund supports historic preservation and economic development projects around the state, including in … Continue Reading


August 24, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $29K In Federal Funds For Hammond Fire & Rescue Department In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $29,143 in federal funding for the Hammond Fire & Rescue Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will be used to purchase 45 pagers and 15 portable radios. "It is vital that we provide our first responders with the tools they need to succeed," said Senator Schumer. … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.8 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding For Taxiway Improvements At Genesee County Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,860,921 in federal funding for the Genesee County Airport in Batavia, NY. 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 Genesee County Airport will use the funding to reconstruct its taxiways and taxiway lighting. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is … Continue Reading


August 23, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock International Airport; Senators Say New Funding Will Support Reconstruction Of Deicing Containment Facility

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,167,158 in federal funding for Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Syracuse, New York. 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 reconstruct the airport's deicing containment facility and support the safe operation of … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.4 Million In Federal Funds For University At Buffalo

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,450,000 in federal funding for University at Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF). Specifically, the funding will be put towards the Compact Muon Solenoid (CHS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in order to search for new particles, carry out precision measurements of Standard Model (SM) processes, and study the decay of Higgs … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.2 Million In Department Of Transportation Funding For Installation Of Life-Saving Positive Train Control Technology For Middletown & New Jersey Railroad In Orange County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,200,000 in federal funding for Middletown & New Jersey Railroad's Positive Train Control (PTC) system in Orange County, New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) FY 2018 Positive Train Control Grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Grant Program. Specifically, the Middletown & New Jersey Railroad Project … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

As The Opioid Epidemic Continues To Hurt Communities Across New York State, Gillibrand Announces That Following Her Push, Critical Funding For Opioid Treatment And Prevention Programs Was Included In Legislation That Could Pass The Senate As Soon As This Week

Washington, DC - As the opioid epidemic continues to hurt communities across New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following her push, the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies appropriations bill includes critical funding that would help communities combat the opioid crisis. This legislation, which could pass the Senate as soon as this week, includes $3.7 billion in federal funding for treatment and prevention … Continue Reading


August 21, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $12K In Federal Funding For The Milton Fire District In Ulster County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,143 in federal funding for the Milton Fire District. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase a new washer, extractor, and dryer system that will meet the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for contamination control on the firefighter's turnout gear. … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce $150K In Rural Economic Development Funding For Wells College Water Plant Improvements

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $150,000 in federal funding for Wells College in Cayuga County. This federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Business Grant Program. Specifically, the funds will be used to address a new vulnerability in Wells College's water plant system, which is the water source for the campus as well as businesses and residents in the village of … Continue Reading


August 20, 2018

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA To Stand Ready To Quickly Approve Potential Disaster Declaration For Southern Tier And Finger Lakes Counties Impacted By Recent Flooding And Severe Weather

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Saturday urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for a major disaster declaration following the severe thunderstorm and floods that battered counties across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region and the Southern Tier on August 14. During this thunderstorm, up to nine inches of rain fell in some areas over the span of a few hours, … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $47K In Federal Funding For The Whitesboro Fire Department In Oneida County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $47,620 in federal funding for the Whitesboro Fire Department in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to replace a diesel exhaust system, which will help remove harmful chemicals and particles from the department's fire truck engines to ensure clean air in the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $61K In Federal Funding For The Richville Volunteer Fire Department In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $61,905 in federal funding for the Richville Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Richville Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 10 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices and 20 air bottles that are worn by firefighters to … Continue Reading

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