Press Releases

April 05, 2017

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan "Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act" Passed the Senate Commerce Committee- Legislation Now Headed to Full Senate for a Vote

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act has passed the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and is now headed to the full Senate for a vote. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would grow the manufacturing industry across the country by creating a permanent program that designates local regions as "Manufacturing Communities," which would put them in the front of the line to receive federal … Continue Reading


April 05, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act Unanimously Passed the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee- Legislation Now Headed to Full Senate

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act has unanimously passed out of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and is now headed to the full Senate for a vote. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would combine two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization levels of $40 million and $25 million per year, respectively, through Fiscal … Continue Reading


April 04, 2017

Gillibrand Leads 15 Senators In Letter To Trump Administration Requesting Information On Children Separated From Deported Parents As A Result Of Uptick In Immigration Enforcement

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand led a group of 15 Senators in requesting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide data within 30 days regarding the effect of the increased immigration enforcement actions on children of deported parents and how the Trump Administration identifies and assists children in need of support as a result of immigration enforcement. "We are particularly concerned about the impact of … Continue Reading


April 02, 2017

Senator Gillibrand and New York Elected Leaders Urge Congress to Reject President Trump's Cuts and Save the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

New York, NY - Standing at the Children's Museum of Manhattan, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and New York leaders called on Congress to reject President Trump's budget proposal and save the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), as well as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). President Trump's proposed budget outline released last month would eliminate all federal funding for … Continue Reading


March 30, 2017

Gillibrand And Schumer Announce Fort Ontario Legislation Passes Senate Committee On Energy And Natural Resources

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced that legislation that would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study on whether Fort Ontario and the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum in Oswego should become a unit of the National Park system has passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. This legislation is the first step in an effort that would provide significant resources to Central New York, … Continue Reading


March 30, 2017

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Reject Bill That Would Take Away Funding From Family Planning Health Clinics

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon to urge her colleagues to oppose the Title X Congressional Review Act resolution of disapproval. The resolution would overturn a federal regulation that prohibits states from discriminating against family planning health care providers and denying them federal funding. Family planning health centers provide primary, preventive, and … Continue Reading


March 29, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $980,000 in U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Funding for Cornell University

Ithaca, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $980,000 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). NIFA grants support research and programs that help specialty crop growers achieve long-term viability, high yield, and labor efficient production of locally grown grains, fruits, and vegetables. Cornell University will use the … Continue Reading


March 29, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce U.S. Dept. of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance for Climax Manufacturing Company Workers

Lowville, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for workers at the Climax Manufacturing Company in Lowville. The approval of the TAA certification means former workers are now eligible to apply for TAA benefits. Last May, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand called on the Department of Labor to approve the certification for Climax Manufacturing, Inc. "I am pleased the Department … Continue Reading


March 27, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA to be Ready to Quickly Approve Disaster Declaration for Upstate New York Counties Hit by March Snowstorm

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to stand ready to quickly approve any request from New York State for federal support following Winter Storm Stella. In a letter to Acting FEMA Administrator Robert Fenton, Schumer and Gillibrand requested that FEMA stand ready to approve any forthcoming requests from the state for a disaster declaration for counties that were ravaged by the snowstorm. State … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Gillibrand Statement On House Decision To Pull Vote On Bill To Dismantle The Affordable Care Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the House decision to pull the vote on the bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act: "The only way anything ever happens in Washington is when regular people stand up and speak out - and that's exactly what happened with this awful bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. After so many New Yorkers and people across America raised their voices in opposition to this bill, the House of Representatives backed … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Call on U.S. Dept. of State & U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security to Extend Temporary Protected Status to Haitian Nationals Residing in U.S.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security urging Secretaries Rex Tillerson and John Kelly to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian nationals currently residing in the United States. The TPS designation is a temporary benefit aimed at providing relief to foreign nationals in the United States and countries devastated by natural disasters. It would allow … Continue Reading


March 24, 2017

Standing At Strand 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

Plattsburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Strand 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


March 23, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Blumenthal, Murphy, Zeldin & DeLauro Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Protect & Restore Long Island Sound

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Lee Zeldin (NY-1) today introduced legislation to support the restoration of Long Island Sound through 2020. The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act combines two complementary water quality and shore restoration program authorizations at their previous authorization levels of $40 million and $25 … Continue Reading


March 21, 2017

Gillibrand, Lankford, Huffman & Russell Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Improve Adoption And Foster Care Standards Nationwide

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and James Lankford (R-OK) and U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Steve Russell (R-OK) today introduced the "National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act," legislation that builds on successes in states like California to improve the matching of children and families in foster care and adoptions in the United States, including the advancement of home study standards. This bill would create a national standard and database … Continue Reading


March 17, 2017

Following New GAO Report, Gillibrand, Feinstein, Warren, DeLauro & Slaughter Call on U.S. Departments of Agriculture & Health and Human Services to End Overuse of Human Antibiotics in Farm Animals

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) and Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging increased collaboration and oversight to reduce the inappropriate use of medically important antibiotics in food animal production. At the request of Gillibrand, Feinstein, Warren, DeLauro, … Continue Reading


March 16, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On President Trump's Budget Proposal

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on President Donald J. Trump's budget proposal: "The President's budget is irresponsible and will short-change middle class New Yorkers, seniors, and students alike while doing harm to a fragile economy. I will do everything I can to fight these harmful cuts and protect funding that helps build our roads and bridges, supports our students and seniors, and makes smart investments to help grow the New York … Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

Senators Gillibrand and Wicker Announce Legislation to Promote Computer Science Programs in Schools, Train Future Workforce for 21st Century Economy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Roger Wicker (R-MS) today introduced the Computer Science Career Education Act, bipartisan legislation that would promote learning opportunities in computer science for underrepresented students, in order to create more opportunities in fields that demand high-tech skills training. With a projected 1.3 million job openings in computing occupations and with women, minority, rural, and low-income students underrepresented in STEM and … Continue Reading


March 15, 2017

With Recent Reports Of Budget Cuts To The Environmental Protection Agency, New York & Connecticut Congressional Members Urge EPA To Maintain Federal Funds For Long Island Sound Fiscal Year '18

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Lee Zeldin (NY-1) and Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) today led a bipartisan letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging Administrator Scott Pruitt to oppose cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's Long Island Sound geographic program for Fiscal Year 2018. The members cited ongoing efforts to restore and protect Long Island Sound's … Continue Reading


March 14, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Questions Commandant Of Marine Corps At Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing Following Allegations That Current And Former United States Marines Circulated Illicit Images Of Female Service Members And Veterans

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand at SASC Hearing Here** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand questioned Robert B. Neller, Commandant of the Marine Corps, this morning at the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) hearing on the illicit images of female service members, veterans and civilians circulated by United States Marines, former Marines, and civilians. Last week, Senator Gillibrand, in a letter to Committee Chairman John McCain and Ranking Member Jack Reed called on the Committee … Continue Reading


March 13, 2017

Gillibrand Statement On Congressional Budget Report On Trumpcare

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the CBO report released on the House bill to dismantle the Affordable Care Act: "The CBO report confirms what we already knew. Trumpcare will force millions to lose their insurance, cost seniors and families more, and give high-priced tax breaks to insurance companies at the expense of middle class … Continue Reading

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