Press Releases

September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $263 Million In Anti-Terrorism Funding For NYPD, Regional Law Enforcement, Transportation Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations In-And-Around NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive more than $263 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). First, Schumer and Gillibrand announced $178,123,000 in Fiscal Year 2017 funding for the New York City area through the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). In total, FEMA is providing $580,000,000 in UASI funds nationwide and therefore, New York has … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Department Of Education’s Announcement On Title IX Guidelines

Washington, DC - One day after standing with campus sexual assault survivors outside the Department of Education building, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced forthcoming changes to the Title IX guidelines for campus sexual assault: "Secretary DeVos's announcement today betrays our students, plain and simple. With so many sexual assaults still happening on college campuses all over the country, we should be … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Releases Newest Military Sexual Assault Report: Punishments For Military Sexual Assault Accusations Are Rare, Inconsistent & Insufficient

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today released her latest report on sexual assault in the military. Gillibrand's new report found that many of the troubling trends from the previous two decades have continued to be a pervasive problem in the military. For the third year in a row, a review of case files at four of the largest military installations in the United States shows that levels of civilian survivors … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Department Of Education's Announcement On Title IX Guidelines

Washington, DC - One day after standing with campus sexual assault survivors outside the Department of Education building, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced forthcoming changes to the Title IX guidelines for campus sexual assault: "Secretary DeVos's announcement today betrays our students, plain and simple. With so many sexual assaults still happening on college campuses all over the country, we should be … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $13 Million In Federal Funding To Aid NY State Economic Development & Affordable Housing; Senators Also Urge President To Reverse Course And Fully Fund Programs Next Year

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,911,499 in federal funding for communities across NY and relaunched their push to call on President Trump, who completely decimated the programs in the recent White House FY18 budget proposal. Earlier this year Schumer and Gillibrand expressed serious concerns over the administration's proposed elimination of all funding to the Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community … Continue Reading


September 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $263 Million In Anti-Terrorism Funding For NYPD, Regional Law Enforcement, Transportation Agencies & Non-Profit Organizations In-And-Around NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive more than $263 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). First, Schumer and Gillibrand announced $178,123,000 in Fiscal Year 2017 funding for the New York City area through the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). In total, FEMA is providing $580,000,000 in UASI funds nationwide and therefore, New York has … Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $77,000 In Federal Funding For Village Of Perry

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $77,900 in federal funding for the Village of Perry in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Perry will use this funding to support technical assistance in managing the Letchworth Gateway Villages project and to promote tourism in the region. The Village of Perry … Continue Reading


September 06, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $99,000 In Federal Funding For Village Of Waterloo

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $99,500 in federal funding for the Village of Waterloo in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Business Development Grant program. Specifically, the Village of Waterloo will use the funding to replace the pressure relief valve at the PRV station on River Road. The Village of Waterloo will also work closely with the Towns of … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Federal Funding For Academic, Cultural, Research Institutions In New York State

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,065,138 in federal funding for New York State through the Institute of Museum and Library Services's (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program and National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program. Specifically, the Research Foundation of the State University of New York, New York University, the Council of State Archivists, Rhizome Communications, Inc., Pratt Institute, and the Trustees … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $146,000 In Federal Funding For North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $146,178 in federal funding for the North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department in Onondaga County. 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 North Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department to bolster firefighter recruitment and retention in the community. "Whether it's a … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $480,000 In Federal Funding For The Massena International Richards Field Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $480,700 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 make drainage improvements necessary to adequately handle stormwater runoff. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial … Continue Reading


September 05, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Statement On President Trump’s Decision To End DACA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, released the following statement after President Trump announced his decision to end protections for DREAMERs through the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:"President Trump's action today is an affront to who we are as Americans. He is needlessly targeting children who know no other country as home than America. This does not make our communities safer or our economy stronger. In fact, it does just the opposite. Congress … Continue Reading


September 01, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA To Swiftly Review and Approve Disaster Declaration For Central And Other Upstate New York Counties Impacted By July's Severe Thunderstorms And Flooding

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly review and approve New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following July's thunderstorms and severe flooding. Severe storms impacted communities across Central New York and the Mohawk Valley including: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Essex, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Tioga, Warren, … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Gillibrand, Katko Visit Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum, Renew Push For Legislation To Begin Process Of Making Museum A National Park Service Site In Central New York

Oswego, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative John Katko today visited the Safe Haven Holocaust Refugee Shelter Museum. Gillibrand and Katko have introduced legislation that would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study on whether the museum should become a part of the National Park system. This designation would provide significant resources to Central New York, including increased federal funding for historic preservation and economic development … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Cuomo, & Serrano Announce Over $2.4 Million In Federal Funding For New Regional Food Hub In The Bronx

Bronx, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and U.S. Representative José E. Serrano today announced $2,484,746 in federal funding for GrowNYC. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and will allow GrowNYC to move forward with construction of a new Greenmarket Regional Food Hub in the South Bronx. The new facility will include a new wholesale farmers' market, USDA compliant … Continue Reading


August 31, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $530K In Fed Funds For Village of Medina Fire Department

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $530,661 in federal funding for the Village of Medina Fire Department in Orleans County. The Medina Fire Department is the largest in the county, responding to more than 2/3 of the fires in Orleans County. 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 Village of … Continue Reading


August 30, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce $311,746 for New York State Fire Prevention

ALBANY, NY - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Paul Tonko announced this morning that a combined $311,746 has been awarded to the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs (NYSAFC) through the Department of Homeland Security FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program. The award will support two NYSAFC projects: - $88,086 for a Smoke Alarm Installation Project to install 2,500 smoke … Continue Reading


August 28, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $250,000 In Federal Funding For Geneva Housing Authority In The Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announce $250,000 in federal funding for the Geneva Housing Authority in the Finger Lakes Region. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Emergency and Security Program. This funding will allow the Geneva Housing Authority to purchase a security camera system, security alarms, and lighting for the Elmcrest and Courtyard Apartments, to improve … Continue Reading


August 27, 2017

Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko Hold Roundtable Meeting With Seniors and Announce Legislation to Protect Seniors From Financial Scams

Saratoga Springs, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a roundtable meeting with Congressman Paul Tonko and New York seniors to discuss the widespread problem of financial scams targeting seniors. She also announced bipartisan legislation, the Senior Financial Empowerment Act, a bill to help ensure that seniors and their caregivers have access to critical information regarding financial abuse. Gillibrand's bill would standardize and improve the way senior financial abuse is reported, … Continue Reading


August 25, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Joins 52 Other Members to Call Out Jeff Sessions For Tying Funds that Support Police to Trump's Discriminatory Immigration Agenda

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined 52 other members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives to call out Attorney General Jeff Sessions for tying critical violence prevention funds used by American cities to compliance with the Trump Administration's immigration policies. The Department of Justice has placed new and burdensome conditions on local law enforcement's access to federal funding through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant … Continue Reading

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