Press Releases

July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $690,000 In Federal Funds For City of Kingston Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $690,390 in federal funding for the City of Kingston Fire Department. 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 City of Kingston Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring four new firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car … Continue Reading


July 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $184,000 In Federal Funds For North Evans Fire Department

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $184,477 in federal funding for the North Evans Fire Department in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Evans Fire Department will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million In Federal Funds For 7 Monroe County Fire Districts

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,537,916 in federal funding for seven Monroe County Fire Districts. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the money will be used for upgrades to the radio equipment for seven fire districts throughout North East Monroe County, including Laurelton Fire District, North East Joint Fire District … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.3 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Cortland County Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today announced $1,370,167 for Early Head Start and Head Start Programs at the Cortland County Community Action Program. 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 Cortland County. Schumer and Gillibrand said this … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $15 Million In Federal Funds For Westchester County Head Start Programs

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $14,041,738 in federal funding for the Westchester Community Opportunity Program. 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 Westchester and Putnam Counties. Schumer and Gillibrand said this … Continue Reading


July 26, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement on President Trump's Discriminatory Decision to Ban Transgender Service Members From The U.S. Military

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Personnel Subcommittee on the Senate Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's discriminatory decision to ban transgender service members from the U.S. military: "This morning transgender service members put on their uniform and showed up for their military duties to be told by their Commander in Chief via Twitter that he doesn't want them in 'any capacity.' These … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $30 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Programs Across New York State

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced $30,991,024 for 10 Early Head Start and Head Start Programs throughout New York. 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 education and development services for low-income families. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will continue to support efforts to improve education for low-income … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Funding For Genesee County Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,076,222 for Genesee County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will be used to rehabilitate the runway and install runway "distance-to-go" signs. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to the Finger Lakes Region," said Senator … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement on Senate Vote To Open Debate on The Repeal of The Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the Senate vote to open debate on the repeal of the Affordable Care Act: "I am hard-pressed to remember a vote in the U.S. Senate that has treated the American people with less respect. This is not a game. My Republican colleagues would be well-served to remember this is about the health and wellbeing of millions of families in every corner of this country. When lawmakers are this secretive, you can be … Continue Reading


July 25, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million in Federal Funding For The Greater Rochester International Airport

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,104,300 for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Greater Rochester International Airport will use the funding to reconstruct the existing de-icing fluid management system. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $818,000 In Federal Funding For The Massena International-Richards Field Airport

Massena, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $818,900 for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Massena International-Richards Field Airport will use the funding to reconstruct 2,600 feet of the existing Taxiway A pavement and update the existing edge lighting system. "Keeping our … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Urges USDA To Expand Crop Insurance Coverage For New York State Industrial Hemp Farmers

Eaton, NY - Standing at JD Farms, one of the largest industrial hemp farms in New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand crop insurance coverage for New York State industrial hemp farmers. "If our farmers are going to invest their resources to grow industrial hemp and help build our local economy, they should have the peace of mind that their investments are going to be protected if a natural disaster comes and wipes out their … Continue Reading


July 24, 2017

Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Reed Announce New Push to Designate Finger Lakes Region as a National Heritage Area

Watkins Glen, NY - Standing at the Lakeside Park and Pavilion, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Tom Reed today announced a new push to designate the Finger Lakes Region as a National Heritage Area. Gillibrand introduced legislation that would authorize the National Parks Service to take the first step towards designating the region as a National Heritage Area by conducting a feasibility study in Cayuga, Chemung, Cortland, Livingston, Monroe, Onondaga, Ontario, Schuyler, … Continue Reading


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

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