Press Releases

May 06, 2019

Senator Gillibrand And Congressman Garcia Announce New Legislation To Protect Consumers Against Discrimination In Credit Lending

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Jesús "Chuy" García (D-IL-04) today announced a new bill, the Protections in Consumer Lending Act, to help protect people against discrimination when they apply for different types of credit. Although it is illegal for credit lenders to discriminate against credit applicants due to their race, religion, sex, marital status, or age, it is still a widely recognized problem and there is currently no method of … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Video: Gillibrand Grills Top Army Leader and Demands Taking Problem of Sexual Assaults Seriously After DOD Releases Shocking New Report Showing That Sexual Assaults in the Military Have Dramatically Increased

**Watch SASC Committee Hearing Video HERE** Washington, DC - In today's Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today demanded General James C. McConville, nominated to be Chief of Staff of the Army, to take the problem of sexual assault in the military seriously and take responsibility for dramatic increase in sexual assaults in the military last year. Gillibrand called out the Department of Defense's latest report on sexual assault in the military, which … Continue Reading


May 02, 2019

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Latest DOD Report On Sexual Assault In The Military

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the Department of Defense's latest report on sexual assault in the military. According to the report being released today, there were an estimated 20,500 instances of sexual assault - an increase over the 14,900 estimated in the previous 2016 survey. The number of women in the military who experienced sexual assault increased by 50% from 8,600 in FY2016 to 13,000 in FY2018. "Almost six years after the … Continue Reading


May 01, 2019

Gillibrand Announces Landmark Legislation To Reform Campaign Finance System, Empower Voters And Help Ensure Politicians Are Not Beholden To Wealthy Donors And Special Interests

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation that would reform the campaign finance system and help end the influence of big money in politics. Gillibrand's Clean Elections Act would give every American citizen $200 in "Democracy Dollars" to donate to federal candidates each election. Federal candidates must agree not to accept donations over $200 in order to be eligible for "Democracy Dollars" donations. "Elected leaders should be accountable to voters. … Continue Reading


May 01, 2019

With City Of Newburgh Having One Of NY’s Lowest 2010 Census Response Rates, Schumer, Gillibrand & Maloney Launch Push To Maximize 2020 Census Participation; Officials Stress An Accurate Census Count Is Critical To Resources For City Of Newburgh

To maximize participation in the 2020 census, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today called on the U.S. Census Bureau (Bureau) to establish a Questionnaire Assistance Center (QAC), hold a local jobs fair and work in lockstep with the City of Newburgh to maximize local participation in the upcoming decennial census. The officials explained that in 2010, Newburgh had one of the lowest … Continue Reading


May 01, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $900,000 In Federal Funding To Support Americorps Vista Members Throughout New York City

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $927,135 in funding for three organizations that work to mitigate poverty through a variety of services. The funding, provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will support 61 AmeriCorps VISTA members in organizations throughout New York City. The funding will help these organizations address food insecurity, expand affordable housing opportunities, and provide job … Continue Reading


April 30, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4 Million in Federal Head Start Funding For Steuben and Yates Counties

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,317,541 in federal funding for Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Steuben and Yates Counties. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce New Push to Protect Families from Lead Poisoning and Fund Epa Programs That Help New Yorkers Detect And Remove Lead From Their Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced their renewed push to secure much-needed funding for the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) lead based paint abatement, inspection, and enforcement programs. This push comes as the President's proposed budget cuts EPA funding by over 30 percent. The EPA lead abatement, inspection and enforcement programs are essential … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.6 Million in Federal Head Start Funding For Parsons Child And Family Center In Albany

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,650,899 in federal funding for Parsons Child and Family Center in Albany. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families throughout Albany County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the … Continue Reading


April 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Their Push to Secure At Least $5 Million In Federal Funds To Support Maple Syrup Producers In Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced their push to secure no less than $5 million in federal funding for the Acer Access and Development Program and support the maple syrup industry. This program creates opportunities for investment and research for maple syrup, helps to increase maple production across Upstate New York, strengthens conservation efforts, and drives … Continue Reading


April 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.3 Million In Federal Head Start Funding For The Head Start Of Eastern Orange County, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,362,537 in federal funding for The Head Start of Eastern Orange County, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Eastern Orange County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like … Continue Reading


April 23, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.8 Million In Federal Funding For Krull Park Shoreline Restoration In Niagara County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,888,493.25 in federal funding for shoreline restoration in Niagara County. The federal funds are administered through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to restore the Krull Park Shoreline in Niagara County, which was severely damaged by flooding that took place in Lake Ontario in 2017. "The flooding of Lake Ontario in 2017 … Continue Reading


April 23, 2019

Following Faa Recommendation To Relocate Binghamton And Elmira-Corning Air Traffic Control Operations Away From Local Airports, Gillibrand Calls On FAA To Keep Air Control Operations In Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to keep Air Traffic Control (ATC) operations at the Binghamton and Elmira-Corning airports. This push comes after a recent report, the National Facilities Realignment and Consolidation Report, recommended that the FAA relocate ATC TRACON operations away from Greater Binghamton Airport (BGM) and Elmira Corning Regional Airport (ELM) to Scranton-Wilkes Barre Airport (AVP) in Pennsylvania. … Continue Reading


April 22, 2019

Gillibrand Announces Her Push To Secure Millions In Funding For Federal Employment And Training Program To Help At-Risk Young Adults Get Jobs

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her push to secure millions in federal funding for a Department of Labor (DOL) program that helps at-risk young adults get jobs across New York State and the country as part of its Reintegration of Ex-Offenders program. This program provides grants to national and regional nonprofit organizations that provide critical services that help at-risk youth, aged 16 to 24, attain the skills and education needed for success. These … Continue Reading


April 22, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $26 Million In Federal Funding To Aid Long Island Economic Development And Smart Growth

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $26,273,939 in federal funding for communities across Long Island. The funding was provided by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, the funding comprises $21,390,557 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and $4,883,382 in HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding. "The … Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $86 Million In Federal Funding For Columbia University To Work With Hard Hit Ny Counties To Combat Spiking Opioid Epidemic Deaths

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced approximately $86 million in federal funding for Columbia University's School of Social Work to address the opioid epidemic with cutting-edge research intended to reduce opioid overdose deaths across New York State. The funding was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of National Institutes of Health. "Columbia University is a New York icon that has long been a leader … Continue Reading


April 19, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $172 Million In Federal Funding To Aid NY State Economic Development & Affordable Housing

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $172,063,152 in federal funding for communities across New York. The funding was provided by the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), which is part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Specifically, the funding comprises $127,839,843 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding and $44,223,309 in HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding. As the … Continue Reading


April 17, 2019

Gillibrand, Daines Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation To Create Permanent Legislative Fix To Protect Vietnam Veterans Who Were Exposed To Agent Orange During Their Service In Vietnam

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Steve Daines (R-MT) today announced the reintroduction of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, bipartisan legislation to ensure that thousands of "Blue Water" Navy veterans can receive the disability and health care benefits they earned after their exposure to the dangerous pesticide Agent Orange while fighting in the Vietnam War. "Decades after the Vietnam War ended, thousands of Vietnam veterans are sick today because they … Continue Reading


April 17, 2019

Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Eliminate Pesticide From Food In School Meals

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced a new bill to effectively eliminate a pesticide, chlorpyrifos, from food in school meals. Chlorpyrifos is a pesticide that is sprayed on a wide variety of crops, such as apples, oranges, strawberries, corn, and wheat. Studies have linked chlorpyrifos to developmental disabilities in children. Gillibrand's legislation, the Safe School Meals for Kids Act, would restrict schools from … Continue Reading


April 15, 2019

Senators Gillibrand, Grassley Introduce Bill To Improve Access For First Responders And Their Families To The Benefits They Earned

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) today announced bipartisan legislation to update the first responders federal benefits program so that first responders and their families can receive the full benefits they deserve. The Protecting America's First Responders Act would allow the Department of Justice (DOJ) to change the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program, which provides death benefits to the survivors of officers who die or are … Continue Reading

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