Press Releases

September 20, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.3 Million In Federal Funding For The Henrietta And Brighton Fire Districts In Monroe County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,339,127 in federal funding for two fire districts in Monroe County. The Henrietta Fire District in West Henrietta will receive $669,182 and the Brighton Fire District in Rochester will receive $669,945. Both fire districts will use the funding to hire new firefighters. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Staffing for Adequate Fire and … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $188m In Federal Funding For Four Military Construction Projects Across Upstate New York As Part Of Recently-Passed Military Construction Appropriations Bill; Funding Will Be Used To Modernize And Fortify World-Class Upstate Military Facilities

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, the recently-passed Fiscal Year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related (MILCON-VA) Appropriations Bill includes federal funding for four Military Construction (MILCON) projects across Upstate New York. The federal funding came out to a total of $188.2 million, and will fund the construction of a perimeter fence at Rome Lab, a physical fitness center … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $95k In Federal Funding For The Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department In Oswego County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $95,362 in federal funding for the Williamstown Volunteer Fire Department in Oswego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to replace 15 self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) devices, which help firefighters breathe clean air. The department's current SCBAs are 18 years old. "It is … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $732K In Federal Funding For Six Fire Departments Throughout The Finger Lakes Region And In Rochester

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $732,682 in federal funding for six fire departments in Rochester and in the Finger Lakes region. Specifically, the Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department will receive $287,332; the Lyons Fire District will receive $170,953; the Part Town of Avon Fire District will receive $71,305; the Perry Center Fire Department will receive $69,939; the Wayne Fire Department will receive $66,667; and the Ridge … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $245 Million For Rome Lab Secured In Just-Passed, Bipartisan FY2019 Defense Appropriations Bill

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-passed, bipartisan Senate Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations bill, which is expected to pass the House in the coming weeks, includes $245.48 million in federal funding for the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, or Rome Lab. The senators explained that the FY19 funding level of $245.48 million is $32 million more than the President's budget request … Continue Reading


September 19, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $225K In Federal Funding For Oneonta Municipal Airport In Otsego County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $225,000 in federal funding for the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase new snow removal equipment. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to safe travel for area … Continue Reading


September 18, 2018

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Fema To Quickly Approve New York State’s Disaster Declaration Request For Southern Tier, Finger Lakes And Capital Region Counties Impacted By Recent Flooding And Severe Weather

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to quickly approve New York State's request for a major disaster declaration following the severe thunderstorm and floods that battered counties across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region, the Southern Tier, and the Capital Region on August 14th of this year. During this thunderstorm, up to nine inches of rain fell in some areas over the span of a few … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

With Senate Set To Vote On Major Legislation To Address Opioid Crisis, Gillibrand Makes Final Push For Funding To Help New York State Combat Opioid Epidemic, Increase Funding For Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs That Help Prevent Drug Abuse & Prescription Fraud

Harrison, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited St. Vincent's Hospital Westchester, a Division of St. Joseph's Medical Center, in Harrison to push for funding to combat the opioid epidemic and support prescription drug monitoring programs that help prevent opioid abuse and prescription fraud. Gillibrand was joined by U.S. Representative Nita Lowey, Westchester County Executive George Latimer, and community leaders. The Senate is expected to vote on the Opioid Crisis Response Act … Continue Reading


September 17, 2018

With Senate Set To Vote On Major Legislation To Address Opioid Crisis, Gillibrand Makes Final Push For Funding To Help New York State Combat Opioid Epidemic, Increase Funding For Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs That Help Prevent Drug Abuse & Prescription Fraud

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today visited Save the Michaels of the World, Inc. in Buffalo to push for funding to combat the opioid epidemic and support prescription drug monitoring programs that help prevent opioid abuse and prescription fraud. Gillibrand was joined by U.S. Representative Brian Higgins, New York State Senator Tim Kennedy, and community leaders. The Senate is expected to vote on the Opioid Crisis Response Act this week, a major legislative package that would … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Inclusion Of Their Amendment In Final Must-Pass Defense Appropriations Bill Authorizing $20 Million In Federal Funding To Reimburse Local Water Authorities And New York For Clean Up Of Pfoa/Pfos At Newburgh

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that the final FY 2019 Defense Appropriations bill, which is expected to pass both chambers of Congress in the coming weeks, includes their language that authorizes $20 million in federal funding for the Air National Guard to make payments to reimburse the State of New York and local water authorities for the cleanup of PFOA … Continue Reading


September 14, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $600K In Federal Funding For Legal Services Of The Hudson Valley

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for Legal Services of the Hudson Valley. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Legal Services of the Hudson Valley will use the funding to provide legal services such as legal representation and referrals to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $80 Million In Funding For Rochester Laser Lab In Fiscal Year 2019 Energy And Water Appropriations Bill; $80M In Funding Rejects Administration’s Misguided Budget Proposal To Close Laser Lab And Cut Hundreds Of Rochester Jobs

Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the just-passed Senate Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill includes $80 million for the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) and its OMEGA Laser Facility. This funding level rejects the Administration's budget request to cut the Lab's funding and a 3-year phase-out of all federal support for LLE. The bill also maintains stable support for the … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Gillibrand Delivers Keynote Speech At High Wage America Summit

**WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Speech HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the High Wage America Summit, co-hosted by The Century Foundation and the Economic Policy Institute. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as delivered: Thank you so much for that kind introduction and for your vision. I think it is extraordinary and I think it's important and I think it's timely. I also want to recognize Bernard Schwartz, who has been a dear … Continue Reading


September 13, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce: Following Their Push, $190 Million To Complete Last Phase Of Canandaigua Va Campus Expansion Included In Just-Passed Va/Milcon Appropriations Bill; Senators Say $190 Million Will Complete Long-Sought Upgrade, Guard Against Future Closure Threats, And Boost Quality Of Care For Veterans & Economic Development To Rochester Region

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that following their push, $190 million in funding for the Canandaigua Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Campus modernization project was secured in the just-passed Fiscal Year 2019 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related (MilCon-VA) Appropriations Bill. The much-needed funding will enable the completion of the second and final phase of the modernization project, which began following a … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500K In Federal Funding For The Utica Fire Department In Oneida County

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the Utica Fire Department in Oneida County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and will be used to purchase a new fire truck, as their current truck is 30-years old. Schumer previously wrote to the Department of Homeland Security to support the Utica Fire Department's … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $468k In Federal Funding For Four Southern Tier Fire Departments

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $468,590 in federal funding for four Southern Tier fire departments. Specifically, the Coopers Plains Long Acres Fire Department will receive $16,667, the Harpursville Fire Department will receive $157,720, the Spencer Fire Department will receive $208,096, and the West Corners Fire Department will receive $86,107. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $550k In Federal Funding For The Legal Aid Society Of Rochester

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $550,000 in federal funding for the Legal Aid Society of Rochester. The funding is provided by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women's Justice for Families Grant Program. The Legal Aid Society of Rochester will use the funding to provide families within the criminal justice system with a history of domestic violence and sexual assault with essential … Continue Reading


September 12, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400k In Federal Funding For Watertown International Airport

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $409,960 in federal funding for the Watertown International Airport in Jefferson County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase a new snow plow, as well as a new truck to remove snow. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $22K In Federal Funding For The Cowlesville Fire Company In Wyoming County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,477 in federal funding for the Cowlesville Fire Company in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The Cowlesville Fire Company is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that serves the residents of Cowlesville and the surrounding Western Bennington community. The funding will be used … Continue Reading


September 11, 2018

Gillibrand Statement On 17th Anniversary Of The Attacks On September 11, 2001

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement to commemorate the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: "Seventeen years ago, as the world witnessed a heinous act of barbaric terrorism, we also saw the best of our nation as thousands of firefighters, police officers, federal and local law enforcement officers, medical workers, construction workers, and other heroes selflessly rushed to Ground Zero to answer the call of duty. … Continue Reading

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