Press Releases

August 03, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Early Head Start Funds For The Community Action Organization Of Erie County

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,040,919 for Early Head Start programs at the Community Action Organization of Erie County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Western New York. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


August 03, 2017

Gillibrand & Ernst Announce Women-Owned Small Business Opportunities Legislation Passes Small Business Committee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced bipartisan legislation to direct the Small Business Administration to conduct a study on women-owned small business' (WOSB) participation in federal multiple award contracts (MACs) was approved by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. "We need to do everything we can to make sure that women-owned small businesses can compete for federal contracts on a level playing field, so that … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $25K For The Village Of Johnson City In Broome County

U. S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,000 for the Village of Johnson City in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Economic Impact Initiative Program. Specifically, the Village Johnson City will use the funding to purchase a new 2017 patrol SUV and an unmarked 2017 police vehicle. The vehicles will be used by officers to respond to calls for service within the … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Commission On Economic Opportunity In The Capital Region

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,192,469 for Head Start and Early Head Start programs at the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) for the Greater Capital Region. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in the Capital Region. Schumer and Gillibrand said … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $42,000 In Federal Funds For Five Mile Point Fire Company, Inc

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,048 in federal funding for the Five Mile Point Fire Company, Inc. in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Five Mile Fire Company, Inc. will use the funding to purchase new air cascade systems. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Duckworth, Murray, Gillibrand, Casey, Durbin Introduce Legislation To Expand Campus Child Care And Help Student Parents Graduate

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Patty Murray (D-WA) reintroduced legislation today with the help of U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bob Casey (D-PA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to help increase access to on-campus child care for student parents, who make up more than one quarter of all college students in America. Despite the growing number of student parents enrolled in postsecondary … Continue Reading


August 02, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Albany Community Action Partnership

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,336,005 for Head Start services at Albany Community Action Partnership (ACAP). The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Albany County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will continue to support efforts … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Gillibrand, Blumenthal, Murphy & Casey Introduce Legislation To Promote Economic Growth And Protect Natural Resources In The Highlands Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced legislation known as the Highlands Conservation Act. This legislation would allow states to access federal funding for projects to promote conservation, tourism, and recreation in the region. The Highlands Region of the Northeastern United States consists of forested mountains and hills stretching from Connecticut, through New York and New Jersey, to … Continue Reading


August 01, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Salvation Army In Central New York

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,529,532 for Early Head Start Programs run by the Salvation Army. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and grow early education and development services for low-income families at three different centers in Central New York; the Salina Infant Child Care Center, Cab Horse … Continue Reading


July 31, 2017

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce EPA Finally Designates Superfund Site In Hoosick Falls

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally added Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics in the Village of Hoosick Falls to the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL). The designation will allow the EPA to facilitate the permanent cleanup of PFOA at the Saint-Gobain site and community revitalization … Continue Reading


July 30, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.4 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Head Start of Rockland

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,408,091 for the Early Head Start Programs at Head Start of Rockland. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program will be used to support childcare and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Rockland County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will continue to support efforts to … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Gillibrand Leads Bipartisan Letter With 44 Senators Urging Secretary Mattis Not To Implement Transgender Ban

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today led a bipartisan letter signed by 44 additional Senators to Secretary James N. Mattis urging him to advise the President against implementing the announcement he made via Twitter Wednesday that transgender Americans can no longer serve in the military. This announcement contradicts existing Defense Department policies, undermines our military readiness, and puts our transgender service members as well as their commanders in an impossible … Continue Reading


July 28, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $42,000 In Federal Funds For Richmondville Fire Department

Albany, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $42,289 in federal funding for the Richmondville Fire Department in Schoharie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Richmondville Fire Department will use the funding to upgrade communications equipment including portable radios, pagers, and a radio base station. "It is … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $569,000 In Federal Funding for New York State Brownfields Response Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $569,994 in federal funding for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation's (NYSDEC) Brownfields State Response Program. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide technical assistance to communities working to clean-up and rebuild on sites that are currently unusable due to contamination. Specifically, the NYSDEC will … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $210,000 In Federal Funding For Fire Departments In Jefferson County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $$212,381 in federal funding for the Town of Brownville Joint Fire Department, Sackets Harbor Fire Company, and Glen Park Village Fire Department in Jefferson County. With this funding, the Departments will be able to purchase new portable radio systems, thereby improving firefighter communication. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $120,000 In Federal Funds For Village of Milford Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $120,000 in federal funding for the Village of Milford Fire Department in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the Village of Milford Fire Department will use the funding to­­­ purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.1 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Eastern Orange County Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $1,161,201 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at Head Start of Eastern Orange County. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in Orange County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement After Department of Justice Weighs In Against LGBTQ Protections In The Workplace

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the Department of Justice filed court papers arguing that federal civil rights law does not protect LGBTQ employees from discrimination in the workplace. You can watch video here of Gillibrand forcefully speaking out against this issue on national television earlier today. "President Trump's brazen attacks on the civil rights of Americans at the ballot box, in the military, and now in the workplace … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Hudson River Superfund Site Designation In New York City

New York, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting in New York City on the Hudson River PCBs Five-Year Review Report on August 9th. The meeting follows the extension of the public comment period pushed by Senators Schumer and Gillibrand on the Agency's second five-year review of the Hudson River … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Children Foundation Of Astor's Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $ 1,078,706 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at Astor Services for Children and Families. The federal funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Early Head Start Program and Head Start Program and will be used to support and grow early education and development services for low-income families in the Hudson Valley. Schumer and Gillibrand said this … Continue Reading

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