Press Releases

September 20, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Urges EPA To Reverse Its Decision To Stop PCB Dredging In The Upper Hudson River

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reverse its decision to stop polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) dredging in the Upper Hudson River. "PCB dredging in the Hudson River should not have been stopped before the job was finished, and I urge the EPA to reverse its decision that dredging was complete," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Trade Adjustment Assistance For Fort Edwards GE Employees

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the Department of Labor will provide workers at the General Electric Capacitor Plant in Fort Edward access to Trade Adjustment Assistance. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand wrote to Secretary of Labor Perez on August 30, 2016, requesting these resources after the Department of Labor initially rejected the TAA petition from GE workers in Fort Edward. "This is some much-needed … Continue Reading


September 20, 2016

Senators Gillibrand And Rounds Lead Bipartisan Initiative Urging President Obama To Reject And If Needed Veto Any One-Sided Resolutions At The United Nations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) today led a bipartisan letter with 86 other Senators urging President Obama to continue the longstanding U.S. policy of vetoing any one-sided UN Security Council resolution offered at the United Nations that would ultimately make it more difficult for Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate a sustainable two-state solution. "At a time of great challenges in the Middle East, we are disappointed that … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.7 Million In Federal FEMA Funds For Village Of Cobleskill In Schoharie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,769,000 in federal funding for Village of Cobleskill. The funding is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The grant will fund several critical improvements to the Cobleskill Water System in order to prevent the loss of water service and ensure that the system meets safety and quality standards. This grant funds Phase II of a two-phase project. … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce U.S. Senate Passes Critical Legislation That Will Provide $1.5 Billion To Great Lakes Restoration Initiative - Senators Have Secured GLRI Funds For NY Projects That Protect NY Waterways Like Lakes Erie & Ontario; Urges House To Immediately Pass Bill Before Returning Home

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Senate has passed the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which authorized $300 million per year, for the fiscal years 2017 through 2021, for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). This five-year reauthorization will provide $1.5 billion in total for the initiative, which has funded hundreds of projects along the Great Lakes, including many in Upstate NY along waterways like Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.8 Million In Federal Funds For Long Island MaCarthur Airport; FAA Grant Will Help Funding Construction Of Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Building At Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Long Island MacArthur Airport is receiving a $3,874,557 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to construct an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Building. Earlier this year, the Senators announced $5,880,437 for the Firefighting Building. "Keeping our airports running smoothly and safely each and every day is essential to the health of the region's economy," said Senator … Continue Reading


September 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $896,000 In Federal Funding For Two Western New York Regional Airports

Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $896,050 for Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport and Cattaraugus County-Olean Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, Chautauqua County/Jamestown Airport located in Chautauqua County will receive $745,750 to complete the final phase of full-depth reconstruction of approximately 7,200 square yards of the … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $7 Million In Fed Funding For Elmira/Corning Regional Airport In Chemung County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,000,000 in federal funding for the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport in Chemung County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the grant will fund the construction of a taxiway and the rehabilitation of the airport apron, an area used for aircraft parking, loading, unloading, refueling, and boarding. "Making sure our airports … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $6.7 Million In Federal Funding For The Buffalo Niagara International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,776,181 for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the funding will be all the airport to install new guidance signs, runway distance-to-go signs and runway lighting. "Making sure our airports are clear for takeoff is essential for the safety of air travelers and the smooth … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $400K In Federal Funds For Three Museums & Art Galleries In The City Of Rochester

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $417,281 in federal funds for three City of Rochester museums and art galleries. The funding was allocated through The Institute of Museum and Library Services' (IMLS) Museums for America discretionary grant program. Schumer and Gillibrand said these three significant and historical institutions will benefit greatly from these federal funds, and these federal investments will allow the public to enjoy the intellectual and … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Senate Passes Long Island Sound Legislation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced that the Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act has passed the Senate as part of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). Gillibrand's provision to revise the Army Corps of Engineers' standards for the disposal of dredged material, which would help protect Long Island Sound and other waterways throughout New York, also passed the Senate as part of … Continue Reading


September 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Funding For Two Rochester-Finger Lakes Airports In Wayne & Genesee Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,554,613 in federal funding for critical infrastructure projects at two airports in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Program. Specifically, the Williamson-Sodus Airport in Wayne County will receive $143,413 to reconstruct and repave its runway and parallel taxiway. The Genesee County Airport in Genesee … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.8 Million In Federal Funding For Two Hudson Valley Regional Airports

Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,789,111 for Stewart International Airport and Kingston-Ulster Airport, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Stewart International Airport located in Orange County will receive $1,717,911 to rehabilitate 11,817 feet of Runway 9/27 and 6,004 feet of Runway 16/34 to maintain the structural … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $260K In Federal Funds For Two Western NY Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $266,305 in federal funding for two fire departments in Western New York. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Mayville Fire Department in Chautauqua County will receive $30,000 to purchase a new defibrillation unit. The East Aurora Fire Department in Erie County will receive $236,305 to purchase as many as 20 new … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $227,000 In Federal Funding For Three Fire Departments In Hudson Valley

Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $227,589 in federal funding for the Village of Scarsdale, Nanuet Fire District and Hortonville Volunteer Fire Company Inc. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Scarsdale located in Westchester County will receive $174,991 to purchase approximately 30 SCBA sets - air packs, 2 bottles and … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $20K In Federal Funds For Speigletown Fire District In Rensselaer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,334 in federal funding for the Speigletown Fire District in Rensselaer County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase a specialty washing machine and dryer capable of cleaning turnout gear, fire hoses and other equipment. "The men and women of the Speigletown Fire District are local heroes … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Gillibrand Statement On U.S. Military Aid Agreement With Israel

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement regarding the new U.S.-Israel memorandum of understanding being signed today: "I am very pleased that the Obama Administration and the Netanyahu government are signing this agreement today. The agreement represents our commitment to Israel and to the security of all Israelis, and I was proud to join my colleagues in urging the Administration to come to an agreement as quickly as possible. Israel should have all … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400K In Federal Funds For NYPD To Fight Internet Crimes Against Children

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $430,440 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for the New York Police Department (NYPD)'s New York City Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The funding has been allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Specifically, the funds will help the NYPD increase the number of affiliate agencies within the task force and better utilize the resources … Continue Reading


September 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $661,000 In Federal Funding For Three Long Island Fire Departments

Long Island, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $661,985 in federal funding for the Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department Inc., Oyster Bay Fire Co. No. 1 and Bay Shore Fire Department. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. Specifically, the Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department Inc. will receive $499,200 to hire new firefighters, Oyster Bay … Continue Reading


September 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1 Million In Federal Funding For NYC DNA Backlog Reduction Program

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1 million in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Department of Forensic Biology in an effort to reduce the backlog and turnaround time of DNA testing. "This federal funding will help the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner identify perpetrators and achieve justice for victims," said Senator Schumer. "I will continue doing everything I can to … Continue Reading

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