Press Releases

November 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $500K In Fed Funds For Mohawk Valley Community College's "thINCubator" - Fed Funds Will Provide Resources For Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs To Grown, Expand & Create Jobs in Burgeoning Industries Like Nanotech & Cybersecurity

Fed Funds Will Help thINCubator Build On Previous Success By Providing Entrepreneurs With Start-Up Funding & Connecting Them With Resources Needed To Succeed & Create Jobs Schumer, Gillibrand: Fed Funds Will Keep Job-Creating, Innovation Engine At Mohawk Valley CC Chugging U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $499,500 in federal funds for Mohawk Valley Community College's thINCubator. This funding was allocated through the federal Economic … Continue Reading


November 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Feds Have Approved Critical Funds Needed For Launch NY In Buffalo, Which Is Already Positively Impacting Upstate Job Growth - Fed Funds Will Provide Resources For Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs To Grow, Expand & Create Jobs

New, Additional Funds Secured By Schumer & Gillibrand Will Provide More Entrepreneurs In Upstate NY With Resources To Start-Up Companies & Create Jobs - $245K In Fed Funds Will Allow Launch NY To Invest In Entrepreneurs & In Upstate Economy Schumer, Gillibrand: Launch NY Has Been A Huge Success; Additional Fed Funds Will Keep Job-Creating Engine Chugging U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $245,460 in federal funds for Buffalo-based Launch New … Continue Reading


November 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2 Million In Federal Funds For the Akwesane Tourism Working Group

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal funding for the Akwesasne Tourism Working Group. The working group will receive $400,000 for the first year, and a total of $2 million over the next five years. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Administration for Native Americans (ANA) Sustainable Employment and Economic Development Strategies Program (SEEDS).The Akwesanse … Continue Reading


November 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, De Blasio Announce Nearly $47 Million In Federal Funds For NYC's Sandy-Related Repairs In Rockway

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $46,965,661 in federal funding to the New York Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on behalf of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation for repairs to three buildings containing public services for the Beaches in Rockaway. OMB will also be reimbursed for repairs made to four boardwalk sections, known as "entry islands," which provide public access to the beaches. The facilities were damaged as … Continue Reading


November 03, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2.3 Million In U.S. Department of Agriculture Value-Added Producer Funding For New York State

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,279,655 in federal funding for the State of New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program and will be used to create new products and improve their marketing strategy to raise brand awareness and increase sales. "Ensuring that agriculture is able to flourish - and the unique needs of New York agriculture are … Continue Reading


October 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand: Clock Has Ticked For 27 Months But DHS IG Report On Failures Of Flood Program Is Nowhere To Be Found; Senators Rally For Release Of Full Report On Four Year Anniversary, Critical NFIP Changes On Behalf Of Homeowners Relies On Full Report Senators Want Made Public

Both Senators Have Relentlessly Pushed Reforms & Schumer Grilled FEMA At Committee Hearing But More Needs To Be Done; Senators Want Report Released ASAP Schumer, Gillibrand: Flood Of Questions Remain On FEMA & Its Agents Response To Sandy-And We Want Those Answers Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (IG) to prioritize and provide a timeline for completing an … Continue Reading


October 31, 2016

With Winter Just Around The Corner, Senators Schumer & Gillibrand Announce Over $325 Million For Federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; Senators Say Families Across New York Rely On These Funds To Help Heat Their Homes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the release of $325,060,769 in heating and home energy assistance funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is the main federal program that helps low-income households and seniors with their energy bills, providing vital assistance during both the cold winter and hot summer months. Even though the number of households eligible … Continue Reading


October 28, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $7 Million In Federal Funds For Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Education Initiatives At NYC Colleges

New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,965,380 in federal funding for seven New York colleges. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's Hispanic-Serving Institutions Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Articulation Program. The federal funding will be used to bring more access to and support services in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs at Queens College, Lehman … Continue Reading


October 20, 2016

Senators Urge Appropriations Committee To Unlock Federal Funds For U.S. Dairy Farmers Struggling With Historically Low Milk Prices

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand were joined by Susan Collins (R-ME), Jack Reed (D-RI), Bernard Sanders (I-VT), Angus King Jr. (I-ME), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Al Franken (D-MN), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeanne Shaheen (D- NH), Patrick J. Leahy (D-VT), Chris S. Murphy (D-CT), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Kelly A. Ayotte (R-NH), Robert P. Casey Jr. (D-PA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D- RI) urging federal appropriators … Continue Reading


October 19, 2016

Following Roundtable With Spotify Employees, Senator Gillibrand Announces Spotify Is Latest Business To Endorse FAMILY Act

New York, NY - Following a roundtable with employees at Spotify's New York City headquarters, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Spotify has endorsed the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act. Spotify, a music subscription service with over 100 million active users, is the latest in a growing list of businesses to endorse the bill and implement a companywide paid parental leave policy of its own. Senator Gillibrand's FAMILY Act would create a gender and age neutral … Continue Reading


October 18, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Reforms To Combat Scourge Of Sexual Assault And Harassment Of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen

Kings Point, N.Y. - Following a recent survey revealing a staggering number of sexual assault and harassment incidents at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) campus and at sea, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new plan to combat sexual violence and change the climate at the USMMA. According to the USMMA's most recent survey of midshipmen on sexual harassment and sexual assault, in the 2014-2015 academic year, 63 percent of women and 11 percent of men said they had been … Continue Reading


October 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $132K For Capital & Central NY Region Police Departments - Funds Will Help Expand & Implement Program That Builds & Promotes Positive Relationships Between Area Law Enforcement & At Risk Youth

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $132,319 for the Albany Police Department to support its Youth Police Initiative (YPI) as well as expand it to three other police departments across Upstate New York. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that the YPI program aims to promote dialogue and increased understanding between law enforcement and at-risk youth through classes, forums and other community-based programs. Specifically, the grant will support the … Continue Reading


October 14, 2016

Gillibrand Statement On UNESCO Board

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the vote of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) board on item 25 of its agenda regarding the Old City of Jerusalem: "I am very disappointed by the UNESCO board's inflammatory vote denying the historic and religious ties Judaism and Christianity have to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The Temple Mount is one of the holiest sites in Judaism, Christianity, and … Continue Reading


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

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