Press Releases

October 13, 2016

Senators Gillibrand And Feinstein Lead Effort Urging The Federal Aviation Administration To Reject Proposals That Would Weaken Airline Passenger Safety

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today led a letter with five other senators urging the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to reject proposals that would weaken airline passenger safety. It has recently been reported that the FAA is considering a proposal by the airline industry that would reduce the amount of flight hours required for commercial first officer training to as low as 500 hours for individuals with military … Continue Reading


October 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Announce More Than $7.8 Million In Fed Funding For Major Border Technology Infrastructure Improvements In Western NY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,813,256 in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding for the Niagara International Transportation Technology Coalition (NITTEC), Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA), New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), and partnering agencies. This funding will be used to implement a regional mobility management system in order to increase safety and to optimize regional transportation efficiency in … Continue Reading


October 12, 2016

Standing At Primelink, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Help Close Broadband Gap In Upstate New York's Rural Areas, Build An Improved Broadband System In Areas Of Highest Need

Plattsburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, bipartisan legislation that would help close the broadband gap in rural areas to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, high-speed Internet. This bill would expand resources available for building high-speed broadband infrastructure by creating a new program to combine grants and loans to help finance projects serving rural and tribal … Continue Reading


October 12, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Help Close Broadband Gap In Upstate New York's Rural Areas, Build An Improved Broadband System In Areas Of Highest Need

Glens Falls, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, bipartisan legislation that would help close the broadband gap in rural areas to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to high-speed Internet. This bill would expand resources available for building high-speed broadband infrastructure by creating a new program to combine grants and loans to help finance projects serving rural and tribal areas. … Continue Reading


October 12, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of 19th Amendment

Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at the American Legion Post 155 in Lake Ronkonkoma. This legislation would establish a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The Commission would work with federal, state and local governments, private … Continue Reading


October 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $808,000 In Federal Funding For Bullet Proof Vests For New York State Police Officers

New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $808,198.45 in new federal funding for the State of New York to purchase 13,005 bullet proof vests for police officers across 192 jurisdictions. The funding was allocated through the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance Bulletproof Vest Partnership program to purchase new bullet proof vests for police office and would also provide reimbursement to state and local law enforcement agencies for purchase of … Continue Reading


October 06, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In U.S. Department Of Agriculture Funding For Cornell University

Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million 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 fruits and vegetables. Cornell University will use the … Continue Reading


October 05, 2016

New York Lawmakers Urge President Obama To Reject Restrictive Canadian Trade Barriers Impacting New York Dairy Farmers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Charles B Rangel (NY-13), Brian Higgins (NY-26), Nydia Velazquez (NY-7), Steve Israel (NY-3), Daniel Donovan (NY-11), José E. Serrano (NY-15), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Louise Slaughter (NY-25), Richard Hanna (NY-22), Pete King (NY-2), Yvette Clarke (NY-9), Grace Meng (NY-6), Paul Tonko (NY-20), Gregory Meeks (NY-5), Tom Reed (NY-23), Chris Collins (NY-27), Eliot Engel (NY-16), John Katko … Continue Reading


October 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.2 Million In Federal Funds To Help New York Victims Of Human Trafficking

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,197,064 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for programs that help New York survivors of human trafficking. Specifically, the Senators announced $597,064 in funds for New York Asian Women's Center to assist Asian trafficking victims through legal advocacy, immigration assistance and support services. The Senators also announced $600,000 in funds for Restore NYC, Inc. to assist female trafficking victims … Continue Reading


October 04, 2016

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Re-Designation Of Rochester Finger Lakes Manufacturing Communities

Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the re-designation of the Greater Rochester Finger Lakers application for the Investing in Manufacturing Communities Partnership (IMCP) Program. The designation, approved by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce will continue efforts to expand regional business parks, promote the development of potential manufacturing businesses, grow existing manufacturers, … Continue Reading


October 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $125,000 In U.S. Department Of Agriculture Funding For Foodlink, Inc.

Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $125,000 in federal funding for Foodlink, Inc. based in Rochester. 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 fruits and vegetables. Specifically, Foodlink … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Clear Criminal Records Of Human Trafficking Victims

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with survivors of human trafficking, law enforcement officials and advocacy groups to announce new bipartisan legislation, the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act of 2016, which would clear criminal records of victims of human trafficking. This bill would apply to non-violent crimes committed by individuals as a direct result of human trafficking. "We need to make sure we're doing everything we can to take care of human trafficking … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of The 19th Amendment

Utica, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute. This legislation would establish a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The Commission would work with federal, state and local governments, private organizations, as well … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce $500K In Fed Funds Coming To The City Of Middletown To Put Four More Cops On The Beat - Funds Will Help Ensure Safer Streets

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced that the City of Middletown will receive $500,000 in federal funding to hire four new police officers. This funding comes from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). Specifically, the funding will be allocated through the COPS Hiring Program (CHP), which helps cities around the country put more cops on the beat. Schumer, … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Help Close Broadband Gap In Upstate New York's Rural Areas, Build An Improved Broadband System In Areas Of Highest Need

Watertown, NY - Standing at Westelcom, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, bipartisan legislation that would help close the broadband gap in rural areas to help ensure that all New Yorkers have access to high-speed Internet. This bill would expand resources available for building high-speed broadband infrastructure by creating a new program to combine grants and loans to help finance projects serving rural and … Continue Reading


October 03, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Rice Announce More Than $4.6 Million In Federal Recovery Funding For Island Park, Lawrence & Long Beach

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4,600,000 in federal grant funding to the Island Park School District, the Lawrence School District, and the City of Long Beach for repairs made as a result of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. The Island Park School District will receive $1,479,372.48 in federal funding for repairs to Francis X. … Continue Reading


September 30, 2016

Standing At The Roberson Museum, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of 19th Amendment

Binghamton, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at the Roberson Museum and Science Center. This legislation would establish a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The Commission would work with federal, state and local governments, private organizations, as … Continue Reading


September 30, 2016

Standing At The Historic Center In Tompkins County, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of 19th Amendment

Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at The History Center in Tompkins County. This legislation would establish a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The Commission would work with federal, state and local governments, private organizations, as well … Continue Reading


September 30, 2016

Semator Gillibrand & Congressman Higgins Urge U.S. Dept. Of Energy To Conduct New Environmental Impact Statement Prior To Transport Of Radioactive Liquid Material Via The Peace Bridge Through Western New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the Committees on Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security, today wrote to the U.S. Department of Energy urging the agency 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 … Continue Reading


September 30, 2016

Standing At The Eleanor Roosevelt Historic Site, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of 19th Amendment

Hyde Park, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site at Valkill. This legislation would establish a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. The Commission would work with federal, state and local governments, private … Continue Reading

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