Press Releases

April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $15K in Fed Funds for Sidney Emergency Medical Services in Delaware County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,903 in federal funding for Sidney EMS in Delaware County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). Specifically, the funding will be used to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and allow them to purchase critical safety and operations supplies. "The Sidney EMS technicians are local heroes who are … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $65,000 In Fed Funds For Randolph Regional EMS Corporation In Cattaraugus

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $65,239 in federal funding for the Randolph Regional EMS Corporation in Cattaraugus County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the federal funding will be used to improve their ability to protect the health and safety of the public and allow them to purchase critical safety and operations supplies. "Our first … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $153K for St. Regis Falls Ambulance, Inc. Fire Department in Franklin County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $153,362 in federal funding for the St. Regis Falls Fire Ambulance Inc. in Franklin County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funds will be used to update certain tools crucial to the fire department, such as wellness and fitness programs equipment, personal protective equipment and modifications to facilities. The funds will … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7,000 In Federal Funds For Newburgh Emergency Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,554 in federal funding for the Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Town of Newburgh Emergency Medical Services will use the federal funding to upgrade their communications equipment to coordinate with 911. "These much needed federal funds will provide … Continue Reading


April 12, 2017

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand and Baldwin Call on Trump Administration to Act on Restrictive Canadian Trade Barriers Threatening American Dairy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) have called on the Trump Administration to act on restrictive Canadian trade barriers that are hurting American dairy farmers and processors. The Senators sent a letter to Acting U.S. Trade Representative Stephen Vaughn, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Acting Secretary of Agriculture Michael Young, detailing the negative impact these unfair trade practices are having on America's dairy … Continue Reading


April 10, 2017

Standing at the Ontario County Historical Society, Senator Gillibrand Calls on Senate to Reject President Trump's Cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities

Canandaigua, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Ontario County Historical Society 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 … Continue Reading


April 10, 2017

Standing At The Bethel Woods 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

Bethel, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Bethel Woods 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


April 10, 2017

Standing at the Long Island Children's Museum, Senator Gillibrand Calls on Senate to Reject President Trump's Cuts to the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities

Garden City, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited the Long Island Children's Museum 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


April 07, 2017

Senator Gillibrand on Bombing of Syrian Air Base

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the bombing of an air base in Syria: "The chemical attacks by the Assad regime in Syria are unconscionable atrocities and a direct violation of international law; these attacks demand a firm response from the U.S. and the world community. "However, unilateral military action by the U.S. in a Middle East conflict causes grave concern, given the lack of any Authorization for Use of Military Force from … Continue Reading


April 07, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding for STEM Majors at Stony Brook University

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $998,750 in federal funding for Stony Brook University. Specifically, the award will provide scholarship support for students who have completed an Associate's degree and who enroll in a STEM major at Stony Brook University. The project will also incorporate a two week mathematics immersion program and will also make available a network for advising, career and … Continue Reading


April 06, 2017

Senate Democrats Demand Fair and Consistent Treatment of Student Loan Borrowers in Public Service

(Washington, D.C.) - Led by Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Patty Murray (D-WA), 36 Senators today sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos expressing concern over announcements that borrowers may not be able to rely on notices they have previously received about their eligibility for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). "Our nation's student loan borrowers who uphold their commitments expect the federal government to do the … Continue Reading


April 06, 2017

Bipartisan Coalition Of Senators Renew Legislation To Combat Sexual Assault on College & University Campuses

Washington, DC - A bipartisan coalition of Senators today renewed the Campus Accountability and Safety Act-legislation to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses by protecting students, promoting equity, and strengthening accountability and transparency for institutions. The bill was reintroduced by U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Dean Heller of Nevada, Mark Warner of Virginia, Marco Rubio of Florida, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Richard … Continue Reading


April 06, 2017

On Senate Floor, Gillibrand Urges Colleagues To Oppose Confirmation Of Judge Neil Gorsuch To U.S. Supreme Court

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor to urge her colleagues to oppose the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, one of the most important constitutional duties we as Senators have is to decide whether a Supreme Court nominee is the right person for the job. When we make this decision, we … Continue Reading


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

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