Press Releases

August 18, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $350K In Federal Funds For Two Central New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $355,715 in federal funding for two fire departments in the Central New York. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Village of DeRuyter Fire Department in Madison County will receive $35,143 in funding to purchase a new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air pack compressor unit. The Village of East Syracuse Fire … Continue Reading


August 18, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $50K In Federal Funds For 12 Albany County Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $57,026 in federal funding for the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company in Albany County and 11 other fire departments in the Hilltown region. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program's (AFG) Fire Prevention & Safety Program (FP&S). Specifically, the funding will be used to train 10 fire investigators and buy a trailer and critical … Continue Reading


August 18, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $55K In Federal Funds For Children's Charity In Chautauqua County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $54,739 in federal funding for the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village in Chautauqua County. The funding was allocated through a Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Children's Safety Village will use the funds to launch a fire safety program to reduce residential fires and fire-related … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100K In Federal Funds For Two Western NY Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,392 in federal funds for two Western New York fire departments. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Rapids Volunteer Fire Company in Niagara County will receive $67,545 to purchase two new cardiac defibrillator monitors. Additionally, West Seneca Fire District #4 in Erie County will receive $33,847 to replace old, … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $400K In Federal Funds For North Country Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $416,880 in federal funding for three fire departments in the North Country. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the DeKalb Junction Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County will receive $21,905 to replace the hoses for their fire trucks and fire house. The City of Watertown Fire Rescue in Jefferson County … Continue Reading


August 17, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $180k In Federal Funding For The Rochester Police Department

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the City of Rochester has been awarded $180,154 in federal U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) funding. The funds were awarded through the DOJ's Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to support a range of crime prevention activities based on state and local needs. The Rochester Police Department will use these funds … Continue Reading


August 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3 Million In Federal Funds For Upgrades At JFK Airport; Runway Projects Will Help Reduce Delays & Improve Safety

New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,924,604 in federal funding to complete the final phase for key runway and airfield upgrades at John F. Kennedy International Airport. The funding covers the last phase of four projects currently under construction that would upgrade runways, build new taxiways and help reduce the time planes spend on the ground while also enhancing safety measures. "As one of the most traveled through hubs in the … Continue Reading


August 16, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Urges CDC To Partner With New York State Department Of Health To Offer Blood Testing For PFOS To Newburgh Residents

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control AND PREVENTION urging the agency to partner with the New York State Department of Health to offer blood testing for perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to residents of Newburgh, NY. "Residents of Newburgh should be able to drink their water without having to worry about whether it is going to harm them, and they have a … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $194K In Federal Funds For Columbia County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $194,886 in federal funding for the Columbia County Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This funding will allow the airport to fund improvements to the runway safety area in order to meet Federal Aviation Administration design standards. These funds will also allow the airport to install new visual guidance systems, including a … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Tonko Announce Over $3 Million In Federal Funding For Albany International Airport

Albany, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today announced $3,036,119 in federal funding for the Albany International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Albany International to Airport will use the funding to design and construct three passenger boarding bridges to maintain the efficient movement of passengers at the airport. "Keeping our … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Senators Gillibrand And Capito Urge President Obama To Take Action To Require CDC To Issue Guidelines For Prescribing Opioids For Treatment Of Acute Pain

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) sent a bipartisan letter urging President Obama to use his administration to develop and publish guidelines for prescribing opioids for acute pain treatment. Currently, the CDC is focused primarily on opioid prescribing guidelines for the treatment of chronic pain. However, many individuals become addicted to opioids after taking prescriptions for acute pain, such as a broken bone or wisdom … Continue Reading


August 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $109,000 In Federal Funding For Greater Rochester International Airport

Rochester, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $109,980 in federal funding for critical infrastructure project at the Greater Rochester International Airport. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to assess the environmental impacts related to a service road relocation. "Making sure our airports are clear for takeoff is essential for the safety of air travelers and the smooth … Continue Reading


August 12, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $245K In Federal Housing & Urban Development Funding For Ithaca Housing Authority To Support Services To Seniors

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $246,000 in federal funds to the Ithaca Housing Authority (IHA), located in Tompkins County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. The funds will be used to help ensure the highest quality of life possible for 250 elderly residents in the town of Ithaca who are reliant on the IHA for their housing … Continue Reading


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

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