Press Releases

April 19, 2017

Gillibrand, With 24 Senate Colleagues, Urges Appropriations Committee To Designate $154 Million To EPA Brownfields Program In Fiscal Year 2018

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, with 24 Senate colleagues, urged federal appropriators to include $154 million in federal funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Brownfields Program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. The EPA's Brownfields Program is a federal program that provides funding and technical assistance to assess and clean up contaminated property sites for redevelopment, and help promote local economic development in communities across the United … Continue Reading


April 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Menendez, & Booker Announce Over $229 Million in Federal Funding for Repairs to the Holland Tunnel

New York, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bob Menendez and Cory Booker today announced $229,627,041.30 of new federal funding to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make necessary repairs to 22 sites on the Holland Tunnel damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. "The Holland Tunnel was severely flooded by storm surge after Superstorm Sandy and repairs were sorely needed in … Continue Reading


April 14, 2017

Gillibrand, with 41 Senate Colleagues, Urges Appropriations Committee to Designate $3.3 Billion to HUD Community Development Funding in Fiscal Year 2018- President's Budget would Eliminate Funding to HUD Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, with 41 Senate colleagues, urged federal appropriators to include $3.3 billion in federal funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget. CDBG is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Over the last 40 years, the program invested more than $149 billion … Continue Reading


April 13, 2017

Gillibrand Urges Senate Appropriations Committee To Boost Federal Funding For Omega Laser Facility At University Of Rochester- Pushes For $75 Million In 2018 Funding Bill To Advance Research & Development

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged federal appropriators to include $75 million in federal funding for the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. Gillibrand is also advocating for the inclusion of $68 million in the final FY 2017 appropriations bill as Congress aims to fund the government at the end of April. This funding would provide the necessary resources to support the Lab's … Continue Reading


April 13, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand & Lowey Announce Over $95,000 In Federal Funds For Stony Point Ambulance Corps

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Nita Lowey today announced $95,239 in federal funding for the Stony Point Ambulance Corps. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Stony Point Ambulance Corps will use the federal funding to purchase new Stryker Power-Load Model 6390 Cot Loaders and Fasteners to secure patients during emergency rescues … Continue Reading


April 13, 2017

Senators Gillibrand and McCain Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Combat Opioid Crisis By Limiting Prescriptions To Seven Days

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and John McCain (R-AZ) today announced bipartisan legislation to combat opioid addiction by limiting the supply of an initial opioid prescription for acute pain to seven days. Many individuals become addicted to opioids after taking prescriptions for acute pain, such as a broken bone or wisdom tooth extraction. This federal legislation is modeled after laws in several states, including New York and Arizona. "Our bipartisan bill would … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $23K In Fed Funds For Victor- Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corp. In Ontario County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,691 in federal funding for the Victor-Farmington Volunteer Ambulance Corp. in Ontario County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The Victor-Farmington Ambulance Corp. will use federal funding to enhance support for emergency medical services, including towards improving their operations and safety infrastructure. "Emergency … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $15K in Fed Funds for Sidney Emergency Medical Services in Delaware County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,903 in federal funding for Sidney EMS in Delaware County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the funding will be used to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and allow them to purchase critical safety and operations supplies. "The Sidney EMS technicians are local heroes who are … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $65,000 In Fed Funds For Randolph Regional EMS Corporation In Cattaraugus

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $65,239 in federal funding for the Randolph Regional EMS Corporation in Cattaraugus County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the federal funding will be used to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and allow them to purchase critical safety and operations supplies. "Our first … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $153K for St. Regis Falls Ambulance, Inc. Fire Department in Franklin County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $153,362 in federal funding for the St. Regis Falls Fire Ambulance Inc. in Franklin County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funds will be used to update certain tools crucial to the fire department, such as wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment and modifications to facilities. The funds will … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7,000 In Federal Funds For Newburgh Emergency Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,554 in federal funding for the Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services will use the federal funding to upgrade their communications equipment to coordinate with 911. "These much needed federal funds will provide … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand and Baldwin Call on Trump Administration to Act on Restrictive Canadian Trade Barriers Threatening American Dairy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have called on the Trump Administration to act on restrictive Canadian trade barriers that are hurting American dairy farmers and processors. The Senators sent a letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Secretary of Agriculture Michael Young, detailing the negative impact these unfair trade practices are having on America's dairy … Continue Reading


April 10, 2017

Standing at the Ontario County Historical Society, Senator Gillibrand Calls on Senate to Reject President Trump's Cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities

Canandaigua, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Ontario County Historical Society and stood with community leaders to call on the Senate to reject President Trump's budget proposal to zero out funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. "The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities allow families and community organizations to help give our children the chance to experience and learn about … Continue Reading


April 10, 2017

Standing At The Bethel Woods Center For The Arts, Senator Gillibrand Calls On Senate To Reject President Trump's Cuts To The National Endowment For The Arts And National Endowment For The Humanities

Bethel, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts and stood with community leaders to call on the Senate to reject President Trump's budget proposal to zero out funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. "The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities allow families and community organizations to help give our children the chance to experience and learn about art, … Continue Reading


April 10, 2017

Standing at the Long Island Children's Museum, Senator Gillibrand Calls on Senate to Reject President Trump's Cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities

Garden City, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Long Island Children's Museum and stood with community leaders to call on the Senate to reject President Trump's budget proposal to zero out funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities. "The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities allow families and community organizations to help give our children the chance to experience and learn about art, … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand on Bombing of Syrian Air Base

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the bombing of an air base in Syria: "The chemical attacks by the Assad regime in Syria are unconscionable atrocities and a direct violation of international law; these attacks demand a firm response from the U.S. and the world community. "However, unilateral military action by the U.S. in a Middle East conflict causes grave concern, given the lack of any Authorization for Use of Military Force from … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for STEM Majors at Stony Brook University

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $998,750 in federal funding for Stony Brook University. Specifically, the award will provide scholarship support for students who have completed an Associate's degree and who enroll in a STEM major at Stony Brook University. The project will also incorporate a two week mathematics immersion program and will also make available a network for advising, career and … Continue Reading


April 06, 2017

Senate Democrats Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service

(Washington, D.C.) - Led by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Patty Murray (D-WA), 36 Senators today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing concern over announcements that borrowers may not be able to rely on notices they have previously received about their eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). "Our nation's student loan borrowers who uphold their commitments expect the federal government to do the … Continue Reading


April 06, 2017

Bipartisan Coalition Of Senators Renew Legislation To Combat Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses

Washington, DC - A bipartisan coalition of Senators today renewed the Campus Accountability and Safety Act-legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students, promoting equity, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions. The bill was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mark Warner of Virginia, Marco Rubio of Florida, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Richard … Continue Reading


April 06, 2017

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Oppose Confirmation Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To U.S. Supreme Court

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to oppose the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, one of the most important constitutional duties we as Senators have is to decide whether a Supreme Court nominee is the right person for the job. When we make this decision, we … Continue Reading

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