Press Releases

March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Local Rochester-Finger Lakes Projects Will Receive Over $9 Million In Soon-To-Pass Bipartisan Omnibus Spending Package; Includes $$$ For Rochester Crisis Intervention Service, Urban League Biz Start-Up, Foodlink Upgrades, Rural Broadband & Keeping Our Communities Safe

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that critical projects based in Rochester and Finger Lakes communities will receive over $9 million in funding from the recently revealed bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The senators highlighted the below Rochester-area projects: $225,000 for the City of Rochester to bolster its mental health crisis and intervention response services. $200,000 for the Urban … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Newly Unveiled Bipartisan Omnibus Legislation Includes $293 Million For Rome Lab; Fed Funding Will Ensure Upstate New York Continues To Lead The Globe In Quantum Technology & Uas

Continuing their fierce advocacy for the Mohawk Valley and Central New York's ascent as a cutting edge tech hub, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that they have secured $293,248,000 in federal funding for the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome (Rome Lab) in the just unveiled omnibus legislation. The total amount includes specific provisions the reps pushed for, including $10 million for the "Quantum Computing Test Bed" at the … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Syracuse Will Receive Over $4 Million For Local Projects In Soon-To-Pass Bipartisan Spending Package; Includes I-81 Job Training, Affordable Housing, A New Catholic Charites Housing Service Center, & Public Safety Funding

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that Syracuse will see investment to the tune of over $4 million for critical local project from the recently revealed bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The senators said that Syracuse-based projects included: $300,000 for the Syracuse Build initiative to train Syracuse youth for I-81 construction jobs. $1,000,000 to aid Syracuse's Resurgent Neighborhoods … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Gillibrand To FEMA: Work With States To Implement Federal Dam Safety Infrastructure Funding

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell to work with state dam safety agencies as FEMA implements the $800 million included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for dam safety. Gillibrand was joined in her push by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Gary Peters (D-MI). "The scale of our nation's dam safety challenge is daunting," said Senator Gillibrand. "More than $20 billion is needed for … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Gillibrand Calls For Senate To Extend USDA School Meal Programs; Calls For McConnell To Drop ‘Callous Opposition’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Senate to protect and extend federal waivers for school meal programs that have prevented the country's neediest families to from going hungry during the pandemic. The program is facing opposition from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is reportedly blocking the extension of the waivers. "For many children, the harsh reality is that these meals are the only full meal they get to eat throughout the day, and it is unconscionable that we would … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Gillibrand, NYC CTO Fraser, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Miller, Comptroller Lander Urge New Yorkers To Protect Themselves From Russian Cyber Attacks

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined NYC Chief Technology Officer Matthew Fraser, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller and NYC Comptroller Brad Lander at a press conference where the officials provided guidance to New Yorkers on how to protect themselves from potential Russian cyber attacks. The officials outlined the 3 'S'es of Cyber Safety, which will help New Yorkers protect themselves during this time of increased threat. Please visit Senator … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Following Biden SOTU Call To Address Chip Shortage, Gillibrand Joins Ny Delegation In Push To Bring Major Chips Programs To NYS

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined the full New York delegation in a letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo calling for the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) and National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (NAPMP)-created under the CHIPS for America Act-to be established in New York State. This letter speaks to the goals outlined in President Biden's State of the Union address calling for increased manufacturing capabilities to shore up domestic supply … Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Broome County Department Of Public Transportation To Receive An Additional $1.8 Million From The American Rescue Plan; New Funding Will Ensure Wheels Keep Turning & Accelerate Broome County Transit’s Economic Recovery

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,819,219 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Broome County Department of Public Transportation. This competitive grant funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Additional Assistance program, which is determined by operational need. The grant will be used cover increased operating expenses incurred by Broome … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Gillibrand Applauds House Passage Of The Bipartisan Honoring Our Pact Act; Urges Senate To Quickly Pass The Presumptive Benefits For War Fighters Exposed To Burn Pits And Other Toxins Act

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is applauding the House passage of the bipartisan Honoring Our PACT Act, which passed by a vote of 256-174. The Honoring Our PACT Act includes provisions from Senator Gillibrand's bipartisan Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act, which would streamline the process for veterans to obtain VA benefits for illnesses due to exposure to burn pits and other toxic exposures. Approximately 3.5 million veterans have been … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Senators Gillibrand, Murkowski, Representatives Moore, Young Lead 112 House And Senate Colleagues In Urging USDA To Update The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program For Women, Infants, And Children (WIC) Food Packages, Ensure Access To Healthy Food For Low-Income Families

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Representative Don Young (R-AK-At Large), and Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI-4) led 112 of their Senate and House colleagues in writing a bipartisan, bicameral letter urging U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack to take swift action to issue the proposed rule, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children: Revisions in the WIC … Continue Reading


March 02, 2022

Gillibrand, Schumer Push For Boost In Cybersecurity Funding As Russia Cyber Attacks Threaten New York State

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) today pushed for a significant increase in cybersecurity funding to help New York State combat the threat of Russian cyber attacks. Given the increased threat to New York State from Russian cyber attacks, Schumer and Gillibrand sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee leadership pushing for an … Continue Reading


March 01, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On President Biden’s State Of The Union Address

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement following President Biden's State of the Union address: "Tonight was a reminder of the power and importance of democracy - at home and abroad. President Biden has made clear his commitment to promoting the truth, defending our values, and giving every person in this country the chance to succeed. His address reminded us of the unlimited potential the American people have to build a better future, no matter the challenges we … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act On Long Island

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Ignite Long Island to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance designed to expand and support … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Gillibrand Leads Colleagues In Announcing Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman David N. Cicilline are leading their colleagues in announcing the reintroduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal … Continue Reading


February 28, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act At Binghamton University

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Center of Excellence at Binghamton University to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance … Continue Reading


February 26, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On The 10-Year Anniversary Of The Death Of Trayvon Martin

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement on the 10-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin: "Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year old boy who was senselessly robbed of his future, murdered while returning home from a store. His death sparked a movement whose ripples we continue to feel today, as we continue to fight for equity and justice. While we still have much work to do, let us never forget Trayvon, as we march … Continue Reading


February 25, 2022

Gillibrand Statement On President Biden’s Nomination Of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson To The Supreme Court

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on President Biden's nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: "Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson's experience as a public defender, a trial court judge, and an appellate judge will add valuable professional diversity to the Supreme Court. She would not only bring her brilliant legal mind and dedication to protecting our rights to the bench, she would make history in the process. I commend President Biden for his … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act In Westchester

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Westchester Community College's new Gateway Center to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act In Rochester

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Monroe Community College in Rochester to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance designed to … Continue Reading


February 24, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act In Buffalo

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Northland Workforce Training Center in Buffalo to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance … Continue Reading

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