Press Releases

January 17, 2017

Senator Gillibrand, Author Of The Stock Act, Calls On Securities And Exchange Commission To Immediately Investigate Department Of Health And Human Services Secretary Nominee Tom Price

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to immediately conduct an investigation into whether Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, violated the STOCK Act and other federal laws in the purchase and sale of shares of a medical device manufacturer. Senator Gillibrand introduced the bipartisan STOCK Act in 2011. This legislation, which Congress passed … Continue Reading


January 13, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Protect Seniors From Financial Scams

White Plains, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood at the Lanza Family Center for All Ages to announce the Senior Financial Empowerment Act, new legislation to protect seniors from financial fraud. "Senior fraud is a destructive and dangerous crime, in which scammers prey on vulnerable citizens, steal their personal information, and harm them financially with very few consequences," said Senator Gillibrand. "Under the current system, when seniors report these crimes, the … Continue Reading


January 13, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Protect Seniors From Financial Scams

Endicott, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood at the Broome West Senior Center to announce the Senior Financial Empowerment Act, new legislation to protect seniors from financial fraud. "Senior fraud is a destructive and dangerous crime, in which scammers prey on vulnerable citizens, steal their personal information, and harm them financially with very few consequences," said Senator Gillibrand. "Under the current system, when seniors report these crimes, the information often … Continue Reading


January 13, 2017

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Protect Seniors From Financial Scams

Cheektowaga, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood at the Cheektowaga Senior Center to announce the Senior Financial Empowerment Act, new legislation to protect seniors from financial fraud. "Senior fraud is a destructive and dangerous crime, in which scammers prey on vulnerable citizens, steal their personal information, and harm them financially with very few consequences," said Senator Gillibrand. "Under the current system, when seniors report these crimes, the information often … Continue Reading


January 12, 2017

Senators Portman & Gillibrand Announce Bipartisan Legislation to Clear Criminal Records for Human Trafficking Victims

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), founding Co-Chair of the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced bipartisan legislation, the Trafficking Survivors Relief Act, which would help human trafficking victims by clearing any federal convictions for nonviolent crimes from criminal records. Human trafficking is a modern day form of slavery affecting millions in the United States and abroad. This crime involves either the use of … Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

Gillibrand Goes to Senate Floor To Stand Against Attempts To Roll Back Women's Health Care Coverage

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech on the Senate Floor HERE** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand delivered a speech on the Senate floor today to announce her new push to fight against efforts to reverse progress on women's health care made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senator Gillibrand filed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Resolution that would take a stand against any attempt to take away or roll back the coverage protections and access to care for women … Continue Reading


January 11, 2017

After Year-Long Push, Gillibrand Announces New York State Barge Canal Designated As A National Historic Landmark

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that after her year-long push, the New York State Barge Canal has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior. "The New York State Barge Canal has played a pivotal role in the growth and development of not only New York State but the entire country. It facilitated and shaped the course of settlement in the Northeast, Midwest and Great Plains, and established New York City as the nation's … Continue Reading


January 08, 2017

Gillibrand: Homeless Domestic Violence Survivors Shouldn't Be Invisible, Deserve More Federal Resources And Support

New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new push calling on President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration to direct officials at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to permanently include homeless victims of domestic violence in its annual count of the homeless population. Currently, HUD does not require the count of these victims as part of the homeless population, resulting in underfunded programs and resources to help this vulnerable … Continue Reading


December 23, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Potential United Nations Security Council Resolution Vote Regarding Israel

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement regarding the effort to bring to a vote a United Nations Security Council Resolution regarding Israel:"As 87 of my colleagues and I wrote to President Obama earlier this year, one-sided resolutions at the UN are not helpful in trying to resolve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians and I call on the Administration to do everything in its power to make sure this resolution is not put forward or … Continue Reading


December 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over &8 Million In Federal Funds For 33 Long Island Organizations Working To End Homelessness

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,250,326 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services on Long Island that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage … Continue Reading


December 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand nnounce Over $108 Million In Federal Funds For 193 New York City Organizations Working To End Homelessness

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $108,089,919 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for services in New York City that promote the goal of ending homelessness. The funding was allocated through HUD's Continuum of Care Program, which provides funding to non-profits, as well as local and state governments, to quickly rehouse homeless individuals and families and promote access to programs that encourage … Continue Reading


December 16, 2016

Gillibrand Announces New Extensions To Parental Leave Policies For Servicemembers Included In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced new extensions to parental leave policies for servicemembers were included as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that passed the Senate and now heads to the President to be signed into law. The extensions Gillibrand fought to include in the NDAA for the first time allow adoptive and LGBT parents in the military up to six weeks of parental … Continue Reading


December 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.7 Million In Head Start And Early Head Start Funds For Cattaraugus County Project Head Start, Inc. In Western NY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,785,438 in federal funding for the Cattaraugus County Project Head Start, Inc. in Olean, N.Y. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding would allow the organization to continue its efforts in Cattaraugus County to improve education for low-income children at an early age, when major … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Gillibrand And Tillis Secure Autism Care Demonstration Program For Military Families In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Thom Tillis (R-NC), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that the Senate has passed their provision that would address issues with reimbursement rates for the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration program. DoD is currently implementing a demonstration project that is scheduled to expire in December, 2018 that provides access to Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy to all military dependents with Autism Spectrum Disorder … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Gillibrand Secures Autism Care Demonstration Program For Military Families In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that the Senate has passed her provision that would address issues with reimbursement rates for the TRICARE Autism Care Demonstration program. DoD is currently implementing a demonstration project that is scheduled to expire in December, 2018 that provides access to Applied Behavioral Analysis therapy to all military dependents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Gillibrand's efforts … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Gillibrand Secures $30 Million In Impact Aid Funding In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced $30 million in federal funding for the Impact Aid program. The Impact Aid program provides payments to school districts that have lost revenue due to the presence of tax-exempt federal property or increased expenditures which includes military bases and the enrollment of federally-connected children. Gillibrand also co-sponsored an amendment that would correct provisions in Every … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Gillibrand, Kirk Secures $600 Million In Federal Funding For U.S. - Israel Missile Defense Cooperation In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and Mark Kirk (R-IL) announced $601 million in funding for Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 3, and Iron Dome research and development in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These programs would provide defense capabilities that protect Israel from rocket and missile threats from short-range distances as well as mid- and long-range distances. In addition to the extra defensive … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Gillibrand Secures $600 Million In Federal Funding For U.S. - Israel Missile Defense Cooperation In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee announced $601 million in funding for Iron Dome, David's Sling, Arrow 3, and Iron Dome research and development in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These programs would provide defense capabilities that protect Israel from rocket and missile threats from short-range distances as well as mid- and long-range distances. In addition to the extra defensive capabilities for Israel, this … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan 'Manufacturing Universities' Legislation Passed In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced bipartisan legislation to help universities in New York and throughout the country strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Universities legislation authorizes the Department of Defense to support training at U.S. universities to help equip students with skills to compete in the 21st century manufacturing … Continue Reading


December 13, 2016

Gillibrand Secures Over $15 Million In Milcon Funding Included In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced $15.1 million in Military Construction (MILCON) funding for renovations of two NYS Marine Corps Reserve unit facilities in Syracuse and New York City. Training facilities used by E Company, 4th Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion of Syracuse will receive $13.2 million to construct a new reserve center; and the 6th Communications Battalion in Brooklyn will receive $1.9 million to … Continue Reading

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