Press Releases

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


September 30, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $750K In Fed Funds To Combat Human Trafficking In The Hudson Valley

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $749,927 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for My Sister's Place, a White Plains-based nonprofit, to provide services to victims of human trafficking in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley region. This funding was allocated through the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office for Victims of … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Senators Gillibrand, Portman And Blumenthal And U.S. Representatives Wagner, Gabbard, And Jolly Announce Bipartisan Legislation To Clear Criminal Records Of Human Trafficking Victims

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Rob Portman (R-OH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representatives Ann Wagner (R-MO), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and David Jolly (R-FL) today introduced 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. Human trafficking is a modern … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Gillibrand Statement On The Passing Of Former Israeli President Shimon Peres

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the passing of former Israeli President Shimon Peres: "I am very saddened by the death of Shimon Peres. Israel and the world have lost a visionary leader who was devoted to security, prosperity, and peace for his country and the whole Middle East. President Peres's long life in many ways reflected the story of Israel, from its founding to its search for stability, security, and ultimately peace. We … Continue Reading


September 28, 2016

Senators Gillibrand, Capito Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Help Close Broadband Gap In Rural Areas, Build An Improved Broadband System In Areas Of Highest Need

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today introduced the Broadband Connections for Rural Opportunities Program Act, bipartisan legislation that would help close the broadband gap in rural areas to ensure that all Americans 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 … Continue Reading


September 27, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $115K In Federal Funds For University of Rochester's AIN Center For Entrepreneurship - Center Aims To Spur Innovation & Job Creation Across Rochester-Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $116,667 in federal funding for the Ain Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Rochester. The funding was allocated through the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) University Center grant program. This federal investment will support the Ain Center's efforts to cultivate innovation, expand business in urban and rural areas across the Finger Lakes region, and develop a high-skilled regional … Continue Reading


September 25, 2016

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

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today stood with survivors of trafficking 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 survivors who manage to escape from … Continue Reading


September 23, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2 Million In Federal Funding For Job Training Program Provided To NYCHA Residents

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2 million in federal U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Specifically, the funding is authorized by HUD's Jobs-Plus Pilot Program, which provides public housing authorities and their partners with funding to help residents increase their earned income and become self-sufficient. Jobs-Plus supports work readiness and connects public housing … Continue Reading

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