Press Releases

September 12, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $194K In Federal Funding For The Perry-Warsaw Airport In Wyoming County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $194,862 in federal funding for the Perry-Warsaw Airport in Wyoming County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant will fund the acquisition of a new plow for snow removal. This upgrade will allow for increased safety and efficiency at the airport during the winter months. "Making sure our runways are clear for takeoff, especially … Continue Reading


September 12, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $427K In Federal Funding For Schenectady County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $427,500 in federal funding for the second part of a two-phase project at the Schenectady County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and will allow the airport to install a 5,200 foot wildlife perimeter fence in order to protect the airport from unauthorized and inadvertent entry as well as potential wildlife hazards. "Keeping our … Continue Reading


September 12, 2016

Senators Gillibrand & Ernst Urge FBI To Collect Crime Data On Stalking And Domestic Violence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) today sent a letter to James Comey, Director of the FBI, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, urging the FBI to begin collecting data on stalking and domestic violence crimes in the United States. Under the FBI's current system for crime data collection, detailed information and data are collected on a wide range of crimes, from homicide to loitering, but no data are collected on stalking and … Continue Reading


September 09, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.8 Million In Federal Funding For Greater Rochester International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,849,400 in federal funding for the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The grant will fund the relocation of ac critical taxiway at the airport and the construction of a new 320-foot taxiway. Both of these major infrastructure upgrades will allow the airport to meet industry design standards and … Continue Reading


September 09, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $190,00 In Federal Funds For The Village Of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department In Hamilton County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $193,113 in federal funding for the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department in Hamilton County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Speculator Volunteer Fire Department will use the funding to replace Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs. The department will also … Continue Reading


September 09, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.5 Million In Federal Funding For Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,467,062 in federal funding for Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) program. Skidmore College will receive this funding to advance Science Medicine And Research & Technology for Emergency Responders (SMARTER) program. This project will advance technology that focus on early … Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Introduces Provision To Require EPA To Close Loophole In Current Water Testing System, Test All Public Water Systems In The United States For Unregulated Contaminants Such As PFOA

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today introduced an amendment to the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that would require the EPA to expand water testing for unregulated drinking water contaminants to all public water supplies. Currently, the EPA is only required to test for unregulated contaminants in water systems serving over 10,000 people. "With one-third of all New Yorkers and millions of Americans … Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lowey Announce: More Than $5 Million In Federal Funds For Safety Upgrades At Metro-North & LIRR Rail Grade Crossings; New Signals, Cameras & Signage At More Than 50 Potentially Dangerous Rail Grade Crossings Now On Track For Installation; Senators Continue Rail Safety Push

Last Year, a Metro-North Harlem Line Train Struck an SUV in a Valhalla Grade Crossing, Tragically Killing 5 Passengers & the Car's Driver; Between 2005 and 2014, There Were 341 Railway Grade Crossing Incidents in New York That Resulted in 59 Fatalities and 96 Injuries Funds Will Also Upgrade Roadway & Improve Signage at LIRR Grade Crossings in Deer Park & Oceanside, Metro-North Crossing in North White Plains Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and … Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $350,000 In Federal Funds For Three Hudson Valley Fire Departments

Hudson Valley, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $349,610 in federal funding for three fire departments in Hudson Valley. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Roosevelt Fire District in Dutchess County will receive $270,090 to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs. The Loch Sheldrake Fire District in Sullivan County will … Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $69,000 In Federal Funding For Chester Fire District In Orange County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $69,500 in federal funding for the Chester Fire District in Orange County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. These funds will allow the Chester Fire District to improve recruitment and retention of firefighters. "These essential federal funds will provide the Chester Fire District with the assistance it … Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan Announce $125,000 In Federal Funding To Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse On State Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Dan Donovan today announced $125,000 in federal grant funds for the Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness' Tackling Youth Substance Abuse (TYSA) Initiative. The funding is provided through the White House's Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Programs. The ONDCP-SAMHSA funds are provided to local … Continue Reading


September 08, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $630K In Fed Funds For City of Ithaca Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $634,016 in federal funding for the City of Ithaca Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. This funding will allow the City of Ithaca Fire Department to expand its emergency services capabilities by hiring four new firefighters. "Whether it's a fire, flood, car accident, or when disaster strikes, … Continue Reading


September 07, 2016

Gillibrand Statement On EPA Announcement To Add Hoosick Falls To Superfund Priority List

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announcement that the agency is adding Hoosick Falls to the Superfund Program's National Priority List: "The EPA made the right decision by formally proposing the Saint-Gobain facility in Hoosick Falls as a federal Superfund site. I have been urging the EPA to designate Hoosick Falls a Superfund site so that a long overdue cleanup can finally begin. I … Continue Reading


September 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $717,000 In Federal Funding For Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport

Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $717,300 in federal funding for the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport. The funding allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be used to acquire a new high speed multi-tasking snow removal vehicle to keep the airport serviceable during snow periods and aid in the efficiency and safety of operations. "Making sure our airports are clear for … Continue Reading


September 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $875,000 In Federal Funding To Help Prevent Youth Substance Abuse On Long Island

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $875,000 in federal grant funds for seven Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Programs in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The grants will provide $125,000 in funding to local community coalitions for preventing youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. On Long Island, the grant recipients include: Central Nassau Guidance & Counseling Services for its Northport/East Northport … Continue Reading


September 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Goldfeder Announce More Than $23K In Federal Funds For Point Breeze Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder today announced $23,571 in federal funding for the Point Breeze Fire Department. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase ten sets of new, protective turnout gear. "This funding will help keep our local heroes safe as they continue to bravely serve the Breezy Point community," … Continue Reading


September 06, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $300,000 In Federal Funding For New York Asian Women's Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $300,000 in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for the New York Asian Women's Center. The funding was allocated through the DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Sexual Assault Services Program. The funds will be used to support Asian child victims of sexual assault and abuse. "Sexual assault is never acceptable and we must do all we can to both prevent it in the first place, and to … Continue Reading


September 06, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $500K In Federal Funds For Gerritsen Beach Fire Volunteers

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $503,145 in federal funding for the Gerritsen Beach Fire Volunteers. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, these funds will be used to purchase new radios that will help the volunteer firefighters better communicate with New York City. "This funding ensures that our local heroes in Gerritsen Beach will have the proper resources … Continue Reading


September 06, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.8 Million In Federal Funding For Domestic Abuse Support Programs In NYC

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.8 million in federal Department of Justice (DOJ) funding for domestic abuse support programs in New York City. The funding was allocated through the DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women and is authorized through the Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program. Specifically, the Korean American Family Service Center will receive $300,000 in federal funding to provide free and comprehensive services that empower … Continue Reading


September 02, 2016

Standing At The National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of The 100th Anniversary Of Passage And Ratification Of The 19th Amendment

Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at the National Susan B. Anthony House. 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

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