Press Releases

July 18, 2016

Standing On The Shores Of Lake Erie, Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species From Entering United States

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act, legislation to protect New York's natural resources from the threat of invasive species. This legislation would prevent potentially harmful species from being imported into the country and across state lines. "The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act would give federal wildlife officials new tools to keep out invasive … Continue Reading


July 15, 2016

Schumer & Gillibrand Announce Legislation To Reestablish "EPA Office Of Noise Abatement & Control" Solely Dedicated To Addressing Noise Pollution, Like Airplane Noise

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced new legislation in the Senate that empowers the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to oversee airplane noise issues across the country, including airplane noise-plagued areas near JFK and LaGuardia airports. Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversees airplane noise issues, however, Schumer and Gillibrand explained that the EPA is better fit to address these matters. "Communities in the New York- … Continue Reading


July 15, 2016

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand and Representative Crowley Announce Bill To Name Jackson Heights Post Office In Honor Of LGBT Activists & Queens Native Jeanne & Jules Manford Has Cleared Congress; Now Heads To President's Desk For Final Signature - Schumer, Gillibrand & Crowley Urge President To Sign Bill Into Law

Queens, NY - U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Joe Crowley today announced that the legislation to rename the Jackson Heights Post Office, located at 7802 37th Avenue in Queens, as the "Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office." has passed in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Today, the Senate unanimously passed the bill, and the House unanimously passed the bill last month. With passage secured in both chambers of Congress, the bill now … Continue Reading


July 15, 2016

Gillibrand Calls On USDA To Reimburse Dairy Insurance Premiums To Struggling Dairy Farmers In New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the Agency to reimburse insurance premiums and fees to dairy producers after a significant fall in milk prices in the last two years. With decreased export market opportunities, an abundant domestic supply of dairy products, and limited processing capacity creating a significant loss in revenue for dairy producers, the Senator urged USDA to reimburse a significant portion of the … Continue Reading


July 13, 2016

Gillibrand Announces Callicoon Downtown Historic District Placed On National Register Of Historic Places

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Callicoon Downtown Historic District in Sullivan County was officially added to the National Register of Historic Places. During the 1800's the Callicoon District was a local service center, river landing and railroad stop for Delaware Valley and adjoining Catskills. It was the center of economic development and industry in the region, extending along Route 97. The official designation expands opportunities for federal … Continue Reading


July 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $930,000 In Federal Funds For Upstate New York Housing Organizations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $936,606 in federal funds to regional housing organizations stationed in the Capital Region, Rochester, Western New York, Central New York and the Southern Tier. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Housing Counseling Program and will be used to advance local programs designed to improve financial literacy, expand homeownership opportunities, and … Continue Reading


July 10, 2016

With Families Of Fallen First Responders Waiting Years To Receive Federal Benefits, Senator Gillibrand & Congressman King Announce Bipartisan Bill To Cut Red Tape & Help Families Get Compensation Their Loved Ones Earned

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Pete King today announced bipartisan legislation, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Improvement Act, to cut bureaucratic red tape for families of fallen first responders who are seeking compensation that their loved ones earned from the federal government. Under the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program, a federal program, families of public safety officers - police, fire, and EMT - who died as a result of their work or in … Continue Reading


July 08, 2016

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species From Entering The United States

West Babylon, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act, legislation to protect New York's natural resources from the threat of invasive species. This legislation would prevent potentially harmful species from being imported into the country and across state lines. "The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act would give federal wildlife officials new tools to keep out … Continue Reading


July 08, 2016

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species From Entering The United States

Rome, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act, legislation to protect New York's natural resources from the threat of invasive species. This legislation would prevent potentially harmful species from being imported into the country and across state lines. "The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act would give federal wildlife officials new tools to keep out invasive … Continue Reading


July 08, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species From Entering The United States

West Babylon, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today announced the Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act, legislation to protect New York's natural resources from the threat of invasive species. This legislation would prevent potentially harmful species from being imported into the country and across state lines. "The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act would give federal wildlife officials new tools to keep out … Continue Reading


July 08, 2016

Gillibrand Holds Roundtable Discussion With Residents From Hoosick Falls And Petersburgh Communities To Hear How PFOA Contamination Has Personally Impacted Their Lives

Hoosick Falls, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today held a roundtable discussion hosted by Hoosick Falls Central School District Superintendent Kenneth Facin to hear from residents of the Hoosick Falls, Hoosick and Petersburgh communities about how perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination has personally impacted their lives. "No mother should have to go to bed worrying about what her child's PFOA levels mean for their future. I will take all of the stories told at this discussion … Continue Reading


July 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $270K In Fed Funds For Central New York Region Fire Departments In Cayuga, Cortland, And Oneida Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $272,022 in federal funding for four fire departments throughout the Central New York region. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Fleming Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Cayuga County will receive $13,681 in funding to purchase a new washer and dryer to keep protective turnout gear clean. The Cincinnatus Fire Department … Continue Reading


July 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $75K In Federal Funds For Two Westchester County Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $78,668 in federal funds for two Westchester County fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Irvington Fire Department will receive $27,239 to purchase new protective turnout gear to keep firefighters safe while in burning buildings and dangerous situations. The Tarrytown Fire Department will receive $51,429 … Continue Reading


July 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hanna Announce $2 Million In Federal Funding For Griffiss International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Richard Hanna today announced $2,048,340 in federal funding for the Griffiss International Airport located in Rome. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will enable the airport to revamp essential infrastructure, including their taxiway. With this funding, Griffiss International Airport will be able to ensure the safest … Continue Reading


July 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Funding For Adirondack Regional Airport In Franklin County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 1,546,405 in federal funding for the Adirondack Regional Airport in Franklin County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These federal funds will allow the airport to further upgrade its emergency rescue capabilities by expanding its aircraft rescue and firefighting building. The grant will also fund the expansion of the airport's snow … Continue Reading


July 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $234K In Federal Funds For North Country Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $234,081 in federal funding for two fire departments in the North Country. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Upper Jay Volunteer Fire Department in Essex County will receive $34,286 in funding to purchase 15 new sets of personal protective equipment sets as well as replace its 1,000 foot long fire hose, which is over 20 … Continue Reading


July 07, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $650K In Federal Funding For Oswego County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $648,255 in federal funding for the Oswego County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These federal funds will allow the airport to replace its runway's aging lighting system to ensure safe operations, departures and arrivals during low-visibility conditions. These funds will also allow the airport to construct a new visual guidance … Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Gillibrand Announces USDA To Expand Barley Crop Insurance Coverage To New York State Producers, Boosting Local Breweries & Distilleries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) will be expanding conventional barley crop insurance to 13 new counties this year and an additional 16 counties for crop year 2017. Additionally, RMA will begin offering coverage for malting barley in four counties beginning in 2017. This expansion comes after Senator Gillibrand called on USDA Secretary Vilsack to provide crop insurance for barley in … Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $80K In Federal Funds For Two Dutchess County Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $82,927 in federal funds for two Dutchess County fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of Fishkill Fire Department in Dutchess County will receive $58,381 to purchase new protective turnout gear to keep firefighters safe while in burning buildings and dangerous situations. The Arlington Fire … Continue Reading


July 06, 2016

Nadler, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $10.6 Million Federal Grant To Port Authority For Cross Harbor Freight Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) announced over $10.6 million in federal grant money awarded to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for key elements of the Cross Harbor Freight Program, which will finally connect the New York City region to the national freight rail grid. The grant is part of the Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects Program, also known as the FASTLANE program, which Congress authorized as part of the Fixing … Continue Reading

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