Press Releases

May 24, 2017

Gillibrand, Maloney, Tonko, Lowey & Engel Urge EPA to Expand Agency Assessment of PCB Removal In Hudson

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and U.S. Representatives Sean Patrick Maloney, Paul Tonko, Nita Lowey, and Eliot Engel today wrote to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling on Administrator Scott Pruitt to incorporate data provided to the EPA as part of its Second Five-Year Review showing the continued presence of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contaminants in the Hudson River. The members cited the Second … Continue Reading


May 22, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $118,000 In Federal Funds for Danby Fire District In Tompkins County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $118,096 in federal funding for the Danby Fire District in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Danby Fire District to purchase 20 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs … Continue Reading


May 22, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $183,000 In Federal Funds for Watkins Glen Fire Department In Schuyler County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $183,048 in federal funding for the Watkins Glen Fire Department in Schuyler County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Watkins Glen Fire Department to purchase 31 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Gillibrand, Higgins Urge U.S. Department Of Energy To Suspend Transport Of Radioactive Liquid In New York State Until Thorough Environmental Impact Statement Is Conducted

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Congressman Brian Higgins today wrote to the U.S. Department of Energy calling on Secretary Rick Perry to conduct a new Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on their plan to transport radioactive liquid material from a site in Ontario, Canada to South Carolina via the Peace Bridge through many municipalities in New York. "We are … Continue Reading


May 18, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.5M in Neighborworks Funding to Develop and Preserve Affordable Housing, Revitalize Neighborhoods, and Create Jobs Across NY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,804,166 in grants for New York state community development organizations in the national NeighborWorks® network. The funds will support developing and preserving affordable housing, maintaining and expanding neighborhoods, and growing jobs. The FY 17 grant funding will be released by NeighborWorks America. "Access to affordable housing is essential for the health of our families and the economic strength of our … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $89,000 in Federal Funds for Norwich Fire Department in Chenango County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 89,524 in federal funding for the Norwich Fire Department in Chenango County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Norwich Fire Department to purchase a new vehicle exhaust extraction system. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs effectively," … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $78K in Federal Funds for Brighton Fire Department in Tonawanda

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $78,309 in federal funding for the Brighton Fire Department, which has 70 active volunteers and serves the Town of Tonawanda. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Brighton Fire Department to replace large diameter hoses which connect to fire hydrants and well as 2.5in hoses, and service hoses. "It is … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $120K in Fed Funds for Locke Fire District in Cayuga County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $120,000 in federal funding for the Locke Fire District in Cayuga County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Locke Fire District to purchase 21 new air packs, and 21 spare bottles, which will support firefighting operations and safety. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Grassley, Gillibrand Bill to Assist Families of Fallen Officers Passes Senate

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate today unanimously passed legislation authored by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to reduce the backlog of families awaiting approval of survivor benefits of public safety officers killed in the line of duty. The bill, passed during Police Week alongside other measures supporting law enforcement, now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration. "As a society, we've promised to support the loved ones of … Continue Reading


May 17, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 in US Department of Agriculture Funding for Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson 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 dairy producers and growers achieve long-term viability, high yield, and labor efficient production of local agricultural products. Clarkson University will use the funding … Continue Reading


May 15, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $137,000 In Federal Funds For Corning Fire Department

Corning, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $137,143 in federal funding for the Corning Fire Department in Steuben County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Corning Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 24 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to … Continue Reading


May 15, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $160K In Fed Funds For Palmyra Fire Department In Wayne County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $163,917 in federal funding for the Palmyra Fire Department in Wayne County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The federal funding will allow the Palmyra Fire Department to purchase new National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) compliant self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units. These new supplies will support firefighting … Continue Reading


May 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $118,000 In Federal Funds For Herkimer Fire Department

Herkimer, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $118,096 in federal funding for the Herkimer Fire Department. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Herkimer Fire Department will use the funding to purchase 20 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. "It is essential that we provide our firefighters with the tools they need to do their jobs … Continue Reading


May 11, 2017

Schumer, Gilibrand Announce Over $72,000 In Federal Funds For Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad Inc

Essex, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $72,482 in federal funding for the Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad Inc. in Essex County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Elizabethtown-Lewis Emergency Squad Inc. will use the funding to purchase two power ambulance cots and two patient surface extenders for advanced life support ambulance services. "It … Continue Reading


May 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $166,000 Federal Grant For Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Dept; Funding Means Vital Equipment For First Responders

United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department is set to receive $166,762 in federal funding to purchase 28 self-contained breathing apparatus. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "This much-needed federal funding will provide the assistance the Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department needs to purchase critical firefighting … Continue Reading


May 11, 2017

Sanders, Gillibrand, Polis, Delaney, and Pocan Introduce Legislation To Address Income Inequality

Washington: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.; Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo.; Rep. John Delaney, D-Md.; and Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis.; introduced legislation to address income inequality by encouraging the expansion of employee ownership business models. The Worker Ownership, Readiness, and Knowledge (WORK) Act establishes the grant program in the U.S. Dept. of Labor to assist employee ownership programs nationwide. Income inequality is a growing and persistent … Continue Reading


May 11, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $110K in Fed Funds for Carthage-Wilna Fire District in Jefferson County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $112,858 in federal funding for the Carthage-Wilna Fire District in Jefferson County. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The federal funding will allow the Carthage-Wilna Fire Department to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units, air bottles, face masks, and voice amplifiers. These new supplies will support … Continue Reading


May 10, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $23 Million Increase in Impact Aid that will Benefit Western NY Schools

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced their successful fight to increase federal funding for the Impact Aid Program by $23 million, bringing total funding for the program to $1.3 billion. The Impact Aid program is a federal program designed to supplement schools in districts that include large portions of nontaxable land. Several school districts in Western NY include students that reside on Native American land, and other nontaxable land, and depend on Impact … Continue Reading


May 10, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $23 Million Increase in Impact Aid, Which Provides Critical Funding to Highland Falls School District

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the federal funding deal provides $1.3 billion, a $23 million increase from last year, for the Impact Aid Program. The Impact Aid program is a federal program designed to supplement schools in districts that are on a large portion of federally-owned, nontaxable land. Several districts in New York, including the Highland Falls - Fort Montgomery Central School District, in the Hudson Valley around West Point rely on … Continue Reading


May 10, 2017

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $47,000 in Federal Funding for the McDonough Fire District in Chenango County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $47,239 in federal funding for the McDonough Fire Department to purchase 8 new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units. The money is allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). This funding will provide valuable resources to ensure Chenango County residents' safety. The McDonough Fire District will use this federal investment to replace outdated … Continue Reading

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