Press Releases

March 20, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.5 Million In Federal Funds For The Village Of Saltaire In Suffolk County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,504,629.58 in federal funding for the Village of Saltaire in Suffolk County. These federal funds are administered through U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to repair Lighthouse Promenade Walkway from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. Lighthouse Promenade Walkway serves as an essential part of the Fire Island Emergency Access Route. It would be used by the … Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Gillibrand, Toomey Introduce New Bipartisan Legislation To Expand Federal-Work Study Program To Let Students Get A Full-Time Job Experience In Their Field Of Study While In School

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) today announced the Classroom to Careers Act, new bipartisan legislation that would expand the Federal Work-Study program to allow students in the program to get a full-time job in their field of study. The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who have financial need. Currently, students enrolled in the Work-Study Program often work in part-time, … Continue Reading

March 15, 2019

Senators Gillibrand And Gardner Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today announced bipartisan legislation to combat the opioid crisis. The John S. McCain Opioid Addiction and Prevention Act would limit the supply of initial opioid prescriptions for acute pain to seven days. This bill is named after late-Senator John McCain, who was the Republican lead of this legislation last Congress. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are … Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Gillibrand Announces That Her Legislation To Expand The FDR National Historic Site Has Been Signed Into Law

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that her legislation to expand the Home of Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) National Historic Site was signed into law on Tuesday. Gillibrand's FDR Historic Preservation Act authorizes the National Park Service to acquire 89 acres of land that are directly adjacent to the Home of FDR National Historic Site in Hyde Park and are currently owned by Scenic Hudson. Gillibrand's legislation was signed into law as a provision in the Natural … Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce That Legislation To Permanently Reauthorize Land And Water Conservation Fund Has Been Signed Into Law

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their push, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has been permanently reauthorized. The LWCF has been instrumental in preserving some of the nation's most important and iconic public spaces, and has invested more than $336 million in funding to protect public lands, water resources, and historic sites across New York State. Additionally, according to the … Continue Reading

March 14, 2019

Gillibrand Announces That Her Legislation To Begin Process Of Designating The Finger Lakes Region As A National Heritage Area Has Been Signed Into Law

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that her legislation to take the first step towards designating the Finger Lakes Region as a National Heritage Area was signed into law on Tuesday as a provision in the Natural Resources Management Act. Gillibrand's legislation, the Finger Lakes National Heritage Area Study Act, authorizes the National Park Service to conduct a feasibility study in Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, … Continue Reading

March 12, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Reed Announce Jamestown Comedy Center Is Officially The National Comedy Center Of The United States; The 2019 Lands Package Has Been Signed Into Law

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Tom Reed today announced that their legislation designating Jamestown's National Comedy Center as the official "National Comedy Center" of the United States has passed Congress and been signed into law as part of the 2019 Lands Package. The Comedy Center, located in downtown Jamestown and partially built to honor the vision of Jamestown native Lucille Ball, serves as a landmark that … Continue Reading

March 12, 2019

Gillibrand Statement On New Republican Paid Leave Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is the lead sponsor of the FAMILY Act, today released the following statement after Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced new paid leave legislation: "The vast majority of Americans don't have any access to paid leave, and both parties now recognize that this is hurting our economy and holding our country back. Unfortunately, this bill is not a realistic plan. It only covers new parents and it creates a false choice … Continue Reading

March 12, 2019

Gillibrand Invites Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission To Meet At Seneca Falls To Honor The 100 Year Anniversary Of Women’s Suffrage

Washington, DC - As the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission begins to coordinate events to commemorate the upcoming 100 year anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her invitation for the Commission to host one of their meetings at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls. The Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission was created to honor the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th amendment. The … Continue Reading

March 08, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Katko Call On U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers To Provide Funding For Repairs To Little Sodus Bay Harbor In The Village Of Fair Haven

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and U.S. Representative John Katko (R-NY-24) today announced that they are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide funding for repairs to the West Pier and West Barrier Bar of Little Sodus Bay Harbor in the Village of Fair Haven. Little Sodus Bay is a harbor that provides safe passage for recreational boats traveling between Little Sodus Bay and Lake Ontario. … Continue Reading

March 07, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $750,000 In Federal Funding To Support 4,000 Senior Corps Volunteers Across Upstate New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $764,110 in federal funding for 13 Senior Corps Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) projects in Upstate New York. The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will support 4,136 Senior Corps volunteers from organizations throughout Upstate New York. By supporting additional volunteers who provide elderly care, tutor students, and assist communities … Continue Reading

March 07, 2019

As Congress Takes Up Legislation To Strengthen The Nation’s Gun Control Laws, Gillibrand Introduces Bill To Crack Down On The Flow Of Illegal Guns Across State Lines And Help Prevent Gun Violence

Washington, DC - As Congress takes up legislation to strengthen the nation's gun control laws, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today reintroduced her bill to crack down on the flow of illegal guns on our nation's streets. Gillibrand's bill, the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking & Crime Prevention Act of 2019, would establish gun trafficking as a federal crime and provide law enforcement officials with the tools they need to get illegal guns off the streets and away … Continue Reading

March 06, 2019

With Tax Season In Full Swing, Gillibrand Introduces Taxpayer Penalty Protection Act To Protect Families From Unfair Penalties Caused By Changes Made Under The Trump Tax Law

Washington, DC - With families across New York State and the country facing smaller tax refunds and higher tax bills due in part to changes made in the 2017 Trump tax law, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced the Taxpayer Penalty Protection Act, legislation that would erase penalties for some families who unknowingly under-withheld their income taxes throughout the year. In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued new withholdings schedules meant to reflect changes in the … Continue Reading

March 05, 2019

Senators Gillibrand And Rubio And Representatives Cohen And Desaulnier Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Put In Place Simple Safety Measures To Help Protect Drivers From Fatal Tractor-Trailer Truck Accidents

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representatives Steve Cohen (D-TN-9) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA-11) today reintroduced bipartisan legislation, the Stop Underrides Act, to help prevent deadly truck underride crashes. An underride crash occurs when a car slides under a large truck, such as a semi-trailer, during an accident. When these accidents happen, a car's safety features are rendered useless because most of the car slides under the … Continue Reading

March 01, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Call On International Joint Commission And International Lake Ontario-st. Lawrence River Board To Take All Available Actions Now, Including Maximizing Moses-saunders Dam Outflows, To Mitigate Lake Flood Risk

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the International Joint Commission (IJC) and the International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board of Control to assess and take all actions possible to mitigate flood risks to Lake Ontario & St. Lawrence River communities. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that Lake Ontario's water levels have risen 6 inches over the past month, and the lake is currently 15 inches above the normal average … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Gillibrand Introduces Clear Act To Increase Transparency In Campaign Finance Reform

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced the CLEAR Act that would help increase transparency and reduce corruption in politics by requiring additional publicly available disclosures for lobbyists funding political ads or other political activities. This legislation, introduced in the House by Rep. Antonio Delgado, is included in the H.R. 1 government reform bill scheduled to be on the House floor for a vote this week. "Elected leaders should be accountable to voters, … Continue Reading

February 26, 2019

Gillibrand Leads Group Of 9 Senators To Reintroduce Voter Empowerment Act To Help Protect The Voting Rights Of People Across The Country And Ensure All Americans Have Equal Access To The Ballot

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ed Markey (D-MA) today announced the reintroduction of the Voter Empowerment Act. This legislation would help protect the voting rights of people across the country by ensuring equal access to the ballot for every eligible voter, modernizing voter … Continue Reading

February 25, 2019

9/11 Responders And Survivors, Jon Stewart Joins Members Of Congress To Unveil The Bipartisan Never Forget The Heroes: Permanent Reauthorization Of The September 11th Victim Compensation Act And Call For Swift Passage

Washington, DC - 9/11 first responders, survivors, and their families joined with Jon Stewart, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Gardner (R-CO), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Representatives Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Peter King (R-NY) today to introduce the bipartisan Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act and call for its swift passage. The bipartisan legislation introduced today … Continue Reading

February 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $8.5 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For The Head Start Of Rockland, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,528,137 in federal funding for Head Start of Rockland, Inc. The funding was provided by the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program. Head Start of Rockland, Inc. will use the funding to provide comprehensive cognitive education, health, nutrition, and family services to 950 children, between birth and five-years-old, and their families enrolled in the Head … Continue Reading

February 24, 2019

With Prescription Drug Prices Continuing To Skyrocket, Gillibrand Calls On Congress To Pass Legislation To Protect New Yorkers From Drug Price Gouging And Hold Pharmaceutical Companies Accountable For Price Spikes

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined patients, health care advocates, and medical professionals to call on Congress to pass legislation that would protect New Yorkers from prescription drug price gouging, help drive down prescription drug prices, and help ensure that all patients have access to affordable medications. Gillibrand's push comes as the Senate Finance Committee is set to hear testimony from pharmaceutical executives next week as part of a hearing on rising … Continue Reading

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