Press Releases

January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations From New York City

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from New York City to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Air Force, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. "It is my honor to nominate these talented young leaders to our nation's service academies. These New Yorkers have demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our nation, and … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations From Western New York

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Western New York to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military and Air Force Academies. "It is my honor to nominate these talented young leaders to our nation's service academies," said Senator Gillibrand. "These New Yorkers have demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations From Long Island

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Long Island to three of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. "It is my honor to nominate these talented young leaders to our nation's service academies. These New Yorkers have demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our nation, and … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations From The Hudson Valley

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from the Hudson Valley to four of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies. "It is my honor to nominate these talented young leaders to our nation's service academies," said Senator Gillibrand. "These New Yorkers have demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue … Continue Reading


January 14, 2021

Gillibrand Announces 2021 Service Academy Nominations From Central New York

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, incoming Chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced her nominations for candidates from Central New York to two of the nation's leading service institutions: the United States Military and Naval Academies. "It is my honor to nominate these talented young leaders to our nation's service academies," said Senator Gillibrand. "These New Yorkers have demonstrated leadership and a strong desire to pursue a career of service to our … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Gillibrand, Murray, DeLauro, And Pressley Call On Biden Administration And Congressional Leadership To Extend And Expand Emergency Paid Leave Provisions

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) sent a letter urging the incoming Biden administration and congressional leadership to extend and expand the COVID-19 emergency paid leave provisions that expired at the end of last year. The bipartisan paid leave sick day and family leave provisions passed under the … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Gillibrand Urge A Los Neoyorquinos A Solicitar El Alivio Al Pago De Alquiler Debido Al Covid Antes Del 1 De Febrero

La senadora de los EE. UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, está urgiéndoles a los neoyorquinos a que soliciten un alivio al pago de alquiler mediante el Programa de Alivio al Alquiler por el COVID, un programa administrado por el estado de Nueva York. La fecha límite para solicitar es el primero de febrero. Las personas pueden solicitar en el portal delPrograma de Alivio al Alquiler por el COVID aquí, y está disponible en varios idiomas. Lea sus … Continue Reading


January 13, 2021

Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Apply For COVID Rent Relief Ahead Of February 1 Deadline

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging New Yorkers to apply for rental relief through the New York State-administered COVID Rent Relief Program. The application deadline is February 1, and individuals can apply through the COVID Rent Relief Program portal here, which is available in multiple languages. Read her statement below: "Too many New Yorkers are still struggling to pay their rent due to lost income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic-we must ensure that folks understand and can access … Continue Reading


January 12, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Re-Up Fight For Direct Federal Aid To State And Local Governments Responding To And Recovering From Coronavirus Pandemic

Today, incoming U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the upcoming introduction of their bill to provide local governments with direct federal relief that can be used to pay for essential services, retain vital frontline workers, and offset lost revenues and increased costs from the COVID-19 emergency. Schumer and Gillibrand will reintroduce their Direct Support For Communities Act in the new Congress to deliver urgently needed relief for … Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Gillibrand Asegura $360 Millones En Fondos Federales Para El Control De Peligros Por Plomo En El Paquete De Gastos Públicos Del Año Fiscal ‘21

La senadora de los EE. UU., Kirsten Gillibrand, hoy anunció la inclusión en el paquete de gastos públicos para el año fiscal 2021 de trescientos millones de dólares para la Oficina de Control de Peligros por Plomo y Hogares Seguros del Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano (HUD), lo que incluye sesenta millones para el Programa de Hogares Saludables y noventa y cinco millones para reducir las pinturas basadas en plomo. Esta asignación de fondos … Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Gillibrand Secures $360M In Federal Funding For Lead Hazard Control In FY 21 Spending Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the inclusion of $360 million for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)'s Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, including $60 million for the Healthy Homes Program and $95 million for lead-based paint reductions, in the recently passed FY 2021 government spending package. This funding provides competitive grants to cities and municipalities to reduce lead paint-based health hazards and correct serious threats to … Continue Reading


January 11, 2021

Following Push, Gillibrand Announces Nearly $25 Million For Poison Control Funding In FY 2021 Appropriations Bill

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that $24,846,000 in federal funding was secured for the Poison Control Program in the bipartisan FY 2021 appropriations package. Gillibrand originally called for $30.1 million to support the nation's network of 55 poison control center, however the appropriated funding is a $2 million increase from FY20. As public health and addiction support services operate on thin margins, these increased federal funds are necessary to continue providing … Continue Reading


January 07, 2021

Gillibrand Addresses Violent Insurrection At U.S. Capitol

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Full Remarks HERE** Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a video press conference to address the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, incited by President Trump. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as prepared for delivery: Yesterday, members of both chambers of Congress gathered inside the Capitol to certify the electoral votes, what is normally a ceremonial and routine step in our nation's process for a peaceful transition of power. We were met … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Storming Of U.S. Capitol

Addressing the storming of the U.S. Capitol, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement: "My staff and I are safe and currently in lockdown. The storming of the U.S. Capitol is a stain on American democracy. Make no mistake-this disgraceful violence will not stop the inauguration of Joe Biden on January … Continue Reading


January 06, 2021

Following Continued Advocacy, Gillibrand Announces $1.5 Billion In Funding For The Impact Aid Program To Provide Critical Resources For Schools On Federal Land

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the recently passed bipartisan FY2021 government funding package includes $1.5 billion in funding for the country's Impact Aid Program. The funding delivers a $15 million increase from previous years. Federally impacted school districts educate some of the most vulnerable student populations - including Native American and military connected children - and rely on Impact Aid for resources. As these school districts struggle to respond to the … Continue Reading


January 05, 2021

Gillibrand Successfully Secures $5 Million To Stimulate Job Growth And Strengthen New York’s Rural Economies In Recently Passed FY 2021 Bipartisan Appropriations Package

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that the bipartisan FY 2021 appropriations package includes $5 million in funding for the Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) grant program. The program was authorized under the 2018 Farm Bill in a provision based off of Gillibrand's Rural Jobs and Investment Act of 2018. Earlier this year, Senator Gillibrand led Senate colleagues in a letter to appropriators calling for robust funding for the … Continue Reading


January 05, 2021

Following Push, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $81.5 Million In Funding For Rochester Institute Of Technology’s National Technical Institute For The Deaf (NTID) In FY 2021 Bipartisan Appropriations Package

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that following their push, the recently-passed government funding package includes $81.5 million in funding for the Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), an increase of $2 million from FY20 funding levels. An additional $11 million in funding for NTID was secured in the latest COVID-19 emergency relief package. NTID provides a college education to deaf and … Continue Reading


January 05, 2021

Gillibrand Announces First Bill For New Congress; Renews Call To Pass Health Force Proposal To Aid Lagging Vaccine Distribution

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that her first bill in the new Congress will be her Health Force, Resilience Force, and Jobs to Fight COVID-19 Act in order to aid the country's lagging vaccine distribution campaign. While the Trump administration promised to vaccinate at least 20 million people by the end of December, roughly 4.2 million Americans have received their first dose. In New York State, only a third of available doses have been given so far. Federal aid is urgently … Continue Reading


January 04, 2021

Following Fierce Advocacy, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $5.6B In Statewide Public Transit Funding Included In FY 2021 Bipartisan Appropriations Package

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today announced the inclusion of more than $5.6 billion for public transportation agencies across New York state in the recently-passed government funding package. For months, the two senators have been advocating for federal relief for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), to address the massive budget deficit the transit agency has been grappling with due to loss … Continue Reading


December 31, 2020

ICYMI: Gillibrand In Buffalo News: Stock Act 2.0 Will Require New Transparency In Congress

In case you missed it, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand penned an op-ed in the Buffalo News today, calling for passage of her new legislation, the STOCK Act 2.0. The legislation will require that whenever a member of Congress, a high-ranking staff member in a position to make policy, the president, the vice president, or other executive branch officials apply for or receive a benefit of value from the government, they must report it in the same way they would report the sale of a stock. The … Continue Reading

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