Press Releases

July 07, 2022

In Rochester, Gillibrand, Morelle Announce Passage Of The Keep Kids Fed Act, Push For Further Action To Fight Child Hunger

As food prices continue to skyrocket nationwide, today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, stood at the Maplewood Family YMCA to announce the passage of the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. Passed after Gillibrand urged congressional leadership to take urgent action to address child hunger, the Keep Kids Fed Act will extend all pandemic school meal waivers and other flexibilities through the summer, making it easier and more affordable for schools to … Continue Reading


July 07, 2022

In Niagara Falls, Gillibrand Announces Passage Of The Keep Kids Fed Act, Pushes For Further Action To Fight Child Hunger

As food prices continue to skyrocket nationwide, today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, stood at Geraldine J. Mann Elementary School to announce the passage of the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. Passed after Gillibrand urged congressional leadership to take urgent action to address child hunger, the Keep Kids Fed Act will extend pandemic school meal waivers and other flexibilities through the summer, making it easier and more affordable for schools … Continue Reading


July 05, 2022

A Longtime Advocate For The National Technical Institute For the Deaf, Gillibrand Calls For $95.2 Million in FY23 Funding For Rochester Institution

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing her push for $95.2 million in funding for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in FY23, a $6.7 million increase from FY22. Every year, Senator Gillibrand leads the fight for RIT NTID appropriations to ensure the one-of-a-kind institution has the resources needed to provide deaf and hard-of-hearing students from around the country with a college education that gives them the skills … Continue Reading


July 01, 2022

Gillibrand Fights to Ensure Breastfeeding Individuals and Their Infants Can Travel Safely With Formula and Without Fear of Harassment

Last week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined 13 colleagues in calling on the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to address inconsistent implementation of the 3-1-1 Liquids Rule Exemption travel policy for breastmilk and formula at airport security checkpoints, and ensure lactating individuals and their infants can travel safely without fear of harassment. Under TSA's 3-1-1 Liquids Rule Exemption, travelers are permitted to bring formula and breastmilk in quantities greater than … Continue Reading


June 30, 2022

Gillibrand, Advocates Push Proposals Giving New Yorkers Tools to Protect and Support People Seeking Access to Reproductive Health Care

Following the Supreme Court's ruling last week overturning Roe v. Wade, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined by New York City Council Member Gale Brewer, President of the National Institute for Reproductive Health Andrea Miller, Associate Chief Medical Officer for Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Dr. Anne Davis, and Physicians for Reproductive Health fellows Dr. Bianca Hall and Dr. Stephanie Rand, to announce proposals and ensure people are aware of the resources available to … Continue Reading


June 29, 2022

Gillibrand, Adams, Sewell and Gun Safety Advocates Tout Criminalization of Gun Trafficking As Part of Historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined by New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York Police Commissioner Keechant L. Sewell, and Senior Director of Community Safety Initiatives for Everytown for Gun Safety Michael-Sean Spence to announce the passage of major provisions from her Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act. The measures passed as part of the historic gun safety bill signed by President Joe Biden, the most significant firearms … Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Bipartisan Gun Safety Package Becoming Law

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on President Biden signing Bipartisan Safer Communities Act into law: "I am grateful that President Biden today signed into law the first major gun safety legislation in nearly 30 years. And I am proud that in addition to strengthening background checks, incentivizing red flag laws, closing the boyfriend loophole, funding mental health services, and more, the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act also included major provisions … Continue Reading


June 28, 2022

After Her Push, Gillibrand Announces $650,000 in Federal Funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Following her advocacy on behalf of the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that NFTA has received $650,000 in federal funding to advance a Bus Rapid Transit project along Bailey Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Areas of Persistent Poverty Program and will be used for planning activities to reduce travel times, increase bus frequency, and enhance transit … Continue Reading


June 24, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Supreme Court Ruling Overturning Roe V. Wade

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's ruling overturning Roe v. Wade: "Today is a devastating day for all Americans. Today, more than half of the American population became second-class citizens, stripped of their constitutional right to privacy and bodily autonomy, regardless of where they live. People in as many as 28 states will no longer have the right to control when, under what circumstances and with whom they want to have … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Passage Of Bipartisan Gun Safety Package

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on the Senate's passage of the bipartisan gun safety bill: "This is a historic moment. For the first time in nearly 30 years, Congress has taken meaningful action to address the scourge of gun violence. This is an important step forward that will make our communities and our families safer now and in the future. By strengthening background checks for purchasers under the age of 21, incentivizing states to pass red flag … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Supreme Court Easing State Concealed Carry Restrictions

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on the Supreme Court's ruling on state concealed carry permitting laws: "Today's Supreme Court ruling, which guts state concealed carry permitting laws, is not just irresponsible, it is downright dangerous. Our nation is in the middle of a gun violence epidemic and instead of working to protect our communities, this court has made it even easier for potentially dangerous people to carry concealed handguns in public … Continue Reading


June 23, 2022

With Robust ARP Investments in ACA Set to Expire, Gillibrand Announces Push to Extend Health Care Coverage for Millions of Americans

With vital provisions of the American Rescue Plan that expanded the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) premium tax credits (PTCs) and made health insurance more affordable set to expire in the coming months, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on Congress to extend these subsidies and save millions of Americans from losing their health care coverage. At the height of the pandemic, provisions in ARPA expanded the ACA's PTCs, eliminating or reducing out-of-pocket premiums for millions of … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Major Provisions Secured In Senate Armed Services Committee Markup Of NDAA

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, announced that she has secured major provisions in the Senate Armed Services Committee's markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2023. Among the provisions are additional reforms to the military justice system, the establishment of a landmark Cyber Academy, a pay raise for service members, assessments on toxic exposures and suicide prevention, inclusion of women in … Continue Reading


June 17, 2022

As Benefits Cliff Rapidly Approaches, Gillibrand Leads 32 Colleagues In Push To Fight Food Insecurity

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is leading 32 of her Senate colleagues in a push to extend child nutrition waivers ahead of their expiration and enact a robust set of child nutrition priorities in any upcoming legislative vehicles. As school summer break is already underway in many states, it is vital that Congress extends and expands these programs as low-income families are facing a steep benefits cliff when the waivers expire on June 30, 2022. Specifically, in the letter, Gillibrand … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

ICYMI: Buffalo News Editorial Board Praises Senator Gillibrand’s Proposal To Fight Gun Trafficking

In case you missed it, The Buffalo News published an editorial praising Senator Gillibrand's proposal to make gun trafficking a federal crime, the core of which is included in the bipartisan gun reform package unveiled in the Senate early this week. In addition to criminalizing gun trafficking, Gillibrand's proposal would establish penalties for those who knowingly transfer firearms across state lines to individuals not legally allowed to possess a gun and go after those who sell or deal … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

ICYMI: The Buffalo News: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Crackdown On Gun Trafficking Included In Compromise

In case you missed it, The Buffalo News published a story highlighting the inclusion of the core of Senator Gillibrand's Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act in the recently announced bipartisan gun reform package. Senator Gillibrand's proposal would make trafficking in firearms a federal crime, establish penalties for those who knowingly transfer firearms across state lines to individuals not legally allowed to possess a gun, and go after those who … Continue Reading


June 16, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Senate Passage Of Landmark Burn Pits Legislation

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on Senate passage of the PACT Act: "Our service members and their families give everything for our country. And as a nation we promise to care for them when they come home. At last, we are honoring that promise and paying the price we owe them for our freedoms, our values, and our safety. Today's Senate passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act is an enormous victory for the service members, … Continue Reading


June 14, 2022

Gillibrand And Sanders Urge Amazon To Recognize Employees’ Historic Union Victory

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a letter to Amazon CEO Andy Jassy urging him to drop the company's objections to the historic union election on Staten Island and finally recognize the Amazon Labor Union. "If Amazon can afford to spend $10 billion in stock buybacks to enrich its wealthy shareholders and executives-including the second richest person in the world, Jeff Bezos-it can afford a unionized workforce," the senators wrote. "If Amazon can spend over $4 million in a … Continue Reading


June 14, 2022

Senator Gillibrand Highlights Provisions Of Her Federal Gun Trafficking Bill Included In The Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a video press conference to highlight that the centerpiece of the Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act was included in the bipartisan gun reform package announced over the weekend. Reintroduced earlier this Congress, Gillibrand's Hadiya Pendleton and Nyasia Pryear-Yard Gun Trafficking and Crime Prevention Act would make trafficking in firearms a federal crime and establish penalties for those who knowingly … Continue Reading


June 12, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On Announcement Of Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the announcement of a bipartisan gun safety deal: "The bipartisan gun safety announcement is an important step toward tackling the gun violence that plagues our communities, schools, hospitals and places of worship. Throughout my career, I have fought for legislation to strengthen background checks, combat gun trafficking up the Iron Pipeline, close the boyfriend loophole and fund mental health services- I'm grateful that … Continue Reading

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