Press Releases

August 12, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $6 Million In Fed Funding For Water Infrastructure Upgrades In Jefferson County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,190,000 in federal funding for the Village of Clayton in Jefferson County to make new investments in local water infrastructure. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Specifically, this funding comes in the form of a $1,500,000 grant and a $4,690,000 loan, the latter of which can be paid back over 38 years with low … Continue Reading


August 11, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $300K In Federal Funds For Photonics Research & Development At The Rochester Institute Of Technology; Fed Investment Will Bring Nano-Photonics Production Capabilities To Rochester

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $305,000 in federal funding through the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). This federal funding will allow RIT to purchase an inductively coupled plasma reactive-ion etching system. This high-tech system will allow RIT to conduct fundamental research and education in the fields of nano-photonics, nano-electronics and nano-bio devices. Ultimately, this etching system will … Continue Reading


August 11, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Statement On DEA's Long Overdue Decision To End Monopoly On Medical Marijuana Research

Washington, D.C. - After over a year of urging the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to change its antiquated policies on medical marijuana, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the agency's decision to end the University of Mississippi's monopoly on medical marijuana research and to allow other universities to apply to grow marijuana for research purposes. Senator Gillibrand said, "This is an important first step toward helping countless children who … Continue Reading


August 10, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $52K In Federal Funds For The New Hampton Fire District In Orange County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $52,334 in federal funding for the New Hampton Fire District in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the New Hampton Fire District will use the federal funding to purchase a new compressor system to fill Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs for firefighters. The New Hampton Fire District is a … Continue Reading


August 10, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $178K In Federal Housing & Urban Development Funding For Local Chautauqua Charity

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $178,704 in federal funds to Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program and will be used to advance local programs designed to help those most in need become self-sufficient through housing, skills training, and health care services. "These federal funds from HUD's Self-Sufficiency … Continue Reading


August 10, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Visits Alpha-EN, Announces New Bipartisan "Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act" To Grow Manufacturing Industry In Westchester

Yonkers, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined today by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano to visit the new headquarters of alpha-En in Yonkers and announce her bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would grow the manufacturing industry and help create good-paying jobs in Westchester by creating a permanent program that designates local regions as "Manufacturing Communities," which would put them in the front of the line to … Continue Reading


August 10, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Tours Manufacture New York To Announce New Bipartisan "Made In America Communities Act" To Grow Apparel, Textile, And Wearable Tech Manufacturing Industry In Brooklyn

Brooklyn, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday toured Manufacture New York, a woman-owned fashion design and production incubator in Brooklyn for independent designers, and announced her bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would grow the apparel, textile, and wearable tech manufacturing industry in Brooklyn by creating a permanent program that designates local regions as "Manufacturing Communities," which would put … Continue Reading


August 10, 2016

As Prescription Opioid-& Heroin-Related Deaths In New York Continue To Climb, Senator Gillibrand Holds Roundtable On Solutions To End Epidemic

Bronx, NY - As prescription opioid- and heroin-related deaths in New York continue to climb, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today hosted a roundtable with families and advocates to discuss bolstering efforts to help end the opioid epidemic. Earlier this year, Senator Gillibrand called on Congress to pass the Preventing Overprescribing for Pain Act, legislation that would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidelines for the safe prescribing of opioids for … Continue Reading


August 09, 2016

As Opioid & Heroin Related Deaths In New York Continue To Climb, Senator Gillibrand & State Senator Savino Hold Roundtable On Solutions To End Epidemic

Staten Island, N.Y. - As opioid and heroin related deaths in New York continue to climb, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and State Senator Diane Savino hosted a roundtable with families and advocates to discuss bolstering efforts to help end the opioid epidemic. Earlier this year, Senator Gillibrand called on Congress to pass the Preventing Overprescribing for Pain Act, legislation that would require the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidelines for the safe … Continue Reading


August 09, 2016

Senator Gillibrand, Joined By CEO Christine Quinn And Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Visits Win Family Shelter

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand yesterday visited Win (formerly Women in Need), the largest provider of shelter for homeless families in New York City, to meet with a homeless mother fleeing domestic violence and make art with children at Camp Win, a summer-long day camp. Senator Gillibrand, a champion for vulnerable families in the United States Senate, was joined by Win CEO Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and shelter leaders, including case workers … Continue Reading


August 08, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Tours Boyce Technologies, Announces New Bipartisan "Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act" To Grow Manufacturing Industry In Queens

Long Island City, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today toured Boyce Technologies in Queens and announced her bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would grow the manufacturing industry and help create good-paying jobs in Queens by creating a permanent program that designates local regions as "Manufacturing Communities," which would put them in the front of the line to receive federal economic development funding … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.4 Million In Federal Funds For Syracuse Hancock International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,479,500 in federal funding for the Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Onondaga County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the funding was allocated through two separate grants. The first grant of $1,980,000 will provide for the replacement of two outdated passenger boarding bridges in the airport terminal; this will … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.5 Million In Federal Funds For Rochester-Finger Lakes Airports In Monroe, Genesee & Yates Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,529,490 in federal funding for airports across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Greater Rochester International Airport in Monroe County will receive $1,930,500 to design and construct an 11,700 square foot de-icing facility to provide a central deicing operations area and support … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $22K In Federal Funds For The Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. In Erie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,329 in federal funding for the Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. in the town of Hamburg in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will use the federal funding to purchase vehicle extrication equipment that will help first responders quickly remove victims from vehicles … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2 Million In US Department Of Agriculture Funding For Cornell University

Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,019,142 in 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) Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to advance and support research and programs that help support specialty crop growers to ensure long-term viability, high yield, and labor efficient production of locally grown fruits and … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400K In Federal Funds For Fulton Fire Department In Oswego County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $428,572 in federal funding for the Fulton Fire Department in Oswego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Fulton Fire Department will use the federal funding to purchase a new fire engine. "With this funding, the brave firefighters of the Fulton Fire Department will be even better prepared to answer residents' … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $46K In Federal Funds For Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company In Schoharie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $46,834 in federal funding for the Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Schoharie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company will use the federal funding to purchase seven Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs, spare tanks and face masks to keep firefighters safe … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $970K In Fed Funds For Troy Fire Department In Rensselaer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $972,377 in federal funding for the Troy Fire Department in Rensselaer County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The federal funding will allow the Troy Fire Department to expand its emergency personnel by hiring seven new firefighters. "These essential federal funds will provide the City of Troy Fire … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $4.2 Million In US Department Of Agriculture Funding For Cornell University

Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,281,618 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) Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to advance and support research and programs that help support specialty crop growers to ensure long-term viability, high yield, and labor efficient production of locally grown fruits … Continue Reading


August 02, 2016

Gillibrand, Schumer & Collins Announce Bergen Post Office Officially Renamed After Barry Miller With President's Signature

Bergen, NY - U.S Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Chris Collins today announced President Obama has signed into law legislation to rename the Bergen Post Office located at 15 Rochester Street in Genesee County as the "Barry G. Miller Post Office." Earlier this year, both the Senate and House unanimously passed the legislation introduced by Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Collins. "Barry Miller was deeply involved in the Bergen community and his passion … Continue Reading

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