Press Releases

July 05, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Veterans First Legislation

"While I support the initiatives in the Veterans First Act, this is not how we should be funding these important measures. The New GI Bill is a critical tool in the reintegration of our veterans after service and we should be looking for ways to fund these new and improved veterans programs without harming this program. I am also frustrated that the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was excluded from the Veterans First Act. Thousands of Vietnam Veterans are suffering horrific health … Continue Reading


July 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $720K In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $720,000 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). This federal funding will allow the airport to purchase vital equipment needed for snow removal during the winter months. With these funds, the Syracuse Hancock International Airport will be able to purchase … Continue Reading


June 30, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Statement On Secretary Carter's Decision To Lift Ban On Transgender Service In The Military

"I congratulate Secretary Carter for making the decision today to lift the ban on transgender service in the military, ending this outdated and discriminatory policy," said Senator Gillibrand, ranking member of the Senate Armed Service Committee's Personnel Subcommittee. "Service members who are willing to die for our country deserve to be allowed to live and serve openly and the only thing that should matter is an individual's ability to serve. I will do everything I can to support the … Continue Reading


June 30, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Rice Announce Nearly $4.5 Million In Federal Funding For Sandy-Damaged East Rockaway High School

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded nearly $4.5 million to the East Rockaway School District for Sandy-related repairs and mitigation work at East Rockaway High School. Students at the high school were displaced for six months after Superstorm Sandy severely damaged the school's entire electrical system, main boilers, the gymnasium floor, multiple … Continue Reading


June 30, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.2 Million To Support Domestic Violence Survivors In NYC

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,283,497 in federal funding to the Gay Men's Health Crisis, Inc. (GMHC) in New York City. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAWA/HOPWA). The GMHC will receive $1,085,977 through HOPWA and another $197,520 through the … Continue Reading


June 30, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million To Support Domestic Violence Survivors In Troy

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,066,776 in federal funding to the Unity House of Troy, Inc. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) under the Violence Against Women Act and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (VAWA/HOPWA). The Unity House of Troy will receive $869,257 through HOPWA and another $197,519 through the transitional … Continue Reading


June 30, 2016

Senator Gillibrand, Joined By Bipartisan Group Of Senators And Representatives, Urge DEA To Remove Barriers To Research On Medical Marijuana, Request Meeting

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), along with Senators Cory A. Booker (D-NJ), Jeffrey A. Merkley (D- OR), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Ted Lieu (D-CA) sent a letter today urging acting Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Chuck Rosenberg to remove barriers to research on medical marijuana to facilitate new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives. The Senators and … Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $257 Million In Anti-Terrorism Funding For NYPD & Law Enforcement Agencies

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive $257,236,686 million in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). First, Schumer and Gillibrand announced $178,623,000 in Fiscal Year 2016 funding for the New York City area through the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). The UASI program provides funding to address the unique needs of high-threat, … Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $780K In Federal Funding For North Country Airports In Franklin, St. Lawrence, Jefferson & Clinton Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $786,432 in federal funding for airports across the North Country. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Malone-Dufort Airport in Franklin County will receive $434,972 in funding to reconstruct 5,000 square yards of the airport's aircraft parking apron pavement, which has reached the end of its useful life. The Potsdam … Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $300K In Federal Funding For Oneonta Municipal Airport In Otsego County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $306,255 in federal funding for the Oneonta Municipal Airport in Otsego County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With these funds, the airport will be able to expand its aircraft apron by 2,200 square yard in order to provide additional space for aircraft parking. "Keeping our airports up-to-date is crucial to attracting business and … Continue Reading


June 29, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $5.1 Million To Improve Emergency Preparedness For Religious Institutions & Organizations In-And-Around NYC; Grants Awarded To 66 At-Risk Jewish Schools and Congregations

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that 66 New York Jewish organizations, including schools and congregations, and more have received a combined total of $5,172,143 for the 2016 fiscal year as Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Awardees. The program, run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), awards federal funds to nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of a national terrorist attack to … Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $800,000 In Federal Funding For Lighting Upgrades At Brookhaven and Republic Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $800,000 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant funding for upgrades at airports on Long Island. Specifically, $234,338 in funds will be provided to Brookhaven Calabro Airport for new taxiway lighting and $569,605 in funds will be provided to Republic Airport for the installation of an airport beacon. "This important investment will help improve safety at both Brookhaven Calabro Airport and Republic … Continue Reading


June 28, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10 Million In Federal Sandy Relief Funds For Repairs To Nassau County Buildings & Equipment

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $9,848,434 in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding for Nassau County, which will reimburse the cost of Superstorm Sandy-related repairs for buildings and equipment. The funds also include hazard mitigation efforts. "Buildings throughout Nassau County were hit hard by Superstorm Sandy and in need of critical repairs," said U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer "These federal funds will not only help make Nassau … Continue Reading


June 27, 2016

Gillibrand, Feinstein, DeLauro & Slaughter Urge USDA To Revise Pathogen Testing Protocols

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Dianne Feinstein and Representatives Rosa Luisa DeLauro and Louise Slaughter today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging them to revise current pathogen testing protocols to improve test accuracy and protect the public health. The members wrote to USDA Secretary, Thomas J. Vilsack in response an article published this month by the Agricultural Research Service entitled, "Effect of Simulated Sanitizer Carryover on Recovery of … Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Protect New York's Natural Resources, Prevent Invasive Species From Entering The U.S.

Ithaca, 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


June 24, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Calls On EPA To Use New Toxic Substances Law To Determine If Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) Should Be Restricted Or Banned

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to use the brand new powers provided by the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act to determine if perfluorooctanoic acid, commonly known as PFOA, should be restricted or banned at the federal level. President Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, … Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

Standing At The Matilda Joslyn Gage Home, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation To Establish Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission In Honor Of 100th Anniversary Of Passage Of 19th Amendment

Fayetteville, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the bipartisan Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission Act (S.3073) at the Matilda Joslyn Gage Home in Fayetteville. This legislation would establish a Women's Suffrage Centennial Commission in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage 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 as … Continue Reading


June 24, 2016

Gillibrand, Nadler And New York Delegation Praise Official Designation Of Stonewall Inn As National Monument By President Obama

New York, N.Y. - Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Jerrold Nadler Senator Chuck Schumer, Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York State Senator Brad Hoylman, New York State Assemblymember Deborah Glick, Councilmember Corey Johnson, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, and Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer applauded President Obama's designation of a new national monument commemorating the Stonewall Uprising of 1969. The Stonewall National Monument is … Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Introduces Three Provisions To Strengthen Gun Safety Regulations, Crack Down On Flow Of Illegal Guns

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced three amendments to the Fiscal Year 2017 Criminal Justice Science Appropriations Bill that would strengthen existing gun safety regulations, crack down on illegal gun trafficking, and give federal law enforcement the tools necessary to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals. "Every time a mass shooting happens somewhere in America, we hear the same calls for better, stronger gun laws, and nearly every time, the gun … Continue Reading


June 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce EDA Accepts Binghamton University Proposal After Their Push; NY Will Retain Its Trade Adjustment Assistance Center And Receive Nearly $1 Million In Fed Funding To Help Companies Adapt Foreign Competition

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the EDA has accepted a proposal submitted by Binghamton University to retain a Trade Adjustment Assistance Center in New York State. This approval means that $984,934.95 in funding through the federal Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms (TAAF) program will flow to this center. The proposal's acceptance means that New York State will continue to have its center located in … Continue Reading

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