Press Releases

June 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $600K In Fed Funding For Cornell University To Conduct Ground-Breaking Research & Spur Innovation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $611,617 in federal funding for Cornell University. This funding was allocated through the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), which falls under the purview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This federal investment will allow Cornell researchers to further develop their "FeverPhone" technology. Schumer and Gillibrand explained … Continue Reading


June 20, 2016

Gillibrand Secures Impact Aid For North Country In National Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that she has secured $25 million for the Department of Defense Impact Aid Supplemental Program and an additional $5 million for the Department of Defense Impact Aid for Children with Severe Disabilities Program as part of the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the Senate yesterday. "I was proud to fight for this funding to help schools in the … Continue Reading


June 17, 2016

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Introduce Bill In Senate To Rename Jackson Heights Post Office In Honor Of LGBT Activists & Queens Natives Jeanne & Jules Manford

Queens, NY - U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced legislation to rename the Jackson Heights Post Office, located at 7802 37th Avenue in Queens, as the "Jeanne and Jules Manford Post Office." Representative Joe Crowley introduced the House companion version of this legislation, which was approved by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last month. Jeanne Manford, a Queens native, publicly denounced the beating of her openly-gay son, Morty … Continue Reading


June 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.2 Million In Fed Funds For Critical Water Infrastructure Upgrades In Wayne County

U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,224,000 in federal funding for the Town of Sodus in Wayne County to make new investments in its local water infrastructure. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Grant Program. Specifically, $500,000 will come in the form of a grant, and $724,000 in the form of a low-interest loan that can be paid back over the next 38 years. These funds … Continue Reading


June 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $62,000 In Federal Funds For Hermon Volunteer Fire Department In St. Lawrence County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $62,381 in federal funding for the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Hermon Volunteer Fire Department will use the federal funding to purchase ten Self Contained Breathing Apparatus's (SCBA) to help keep firefighters safe while responding to … Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $160K In Federal Funding For Mount Hope Fire Department In Orange County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $166,667 in federal funding for the Mount Hope Fire Company, a volunteer department located in Orange County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Mount Hope Fire Company will use this funding to upgrade its Scotts-Paks, breathing devices worn by firefighters when they enter the scene of an emergency. "With this funding, … Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins Announce More Than $2.2 Million In Fed Funds For SUNY Buffalo To Conduct Ground-Breaking Research And Increase Primary Care Services In Western NY

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced $2,298,508 in federal funding for the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). The funding was awarded in three separate grants through the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is under the purview of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Schumer, Gillibrand and Higgins said these funds will allow UB … Continue Reading


June 15, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $290K In Federal Funds For Utica Fire Department In Oneida County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $295,546 in federal funding for the Utica Fire Department in Oneida County. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Utica Fire Department will use this funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs for its firefighters, which will replace its obsolete equipment that is no longer compliant with … Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Senator Gillibrand's Bipartisan 'Manufacturing Universities' Legislation Passes Senate

Washington, DC - The Senate today passed Senator Gillibrand's bipartisan legislation to help universities in New York and throughout the country strengthen their engineering programs to meet the demands of the modern manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Universities legislation, which was led by Senators Gillibrand, Chris Coons (D-DE), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), passed as part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This provision … Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $4 Million In Critical Fed Funds For Rochester Rehabilitation Center In Monroe County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4 million in federal funds for Rochester Rehabilitation Center. This funding was allocated by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), through its Strengthening Working Families Initiative. Schumer and Gillibrand said this program will help low- to middle- skilled parents access the affordable, quality child care they need to earn an education, participate in job-training programs and ultimately compete for better-paying jobs … Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Gillibrand Statement On Senate's Failure To Vote On Military Justice Improvement Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement following the Senate's failure to vote on the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act: "I am deeply upset that the Senate closed the National Defense Authorization Act without even debating military sexual assault and the Military Justice Improvement Act specifically. The bipartisan amendment has previously earned the support of a majority of Senators twice before and is widely supported by Veterans Service … Continue Reading


June 14, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $165K In Federal Funding For The Syracuse Hancock International Airport In Onondaga County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $165,600 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). With these funds, the airport will be able to make critical drainage improvements to its service road in order to protect the runway's access road from deterioration. Specifically, the airport will use these … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500K In Fed Funds For Cornell University To Conduct Ground-Breaking Research

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in federal National Science Foundation (NSF) funds for Cornell University. These funds will allow Cornell to research ways to improve telecommunications networks across the country. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that the ability to compress more data will allow telecommunications systems and infrastructure to transmit information faster and more efficiently, which could benefit residents and businesses across … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.6 Million In Fed Funds For University Of Rochester To Conduct Ground-Breaking Research Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $1.6 million in federal National Science Foundation (NSF) funds for the University of Rochester. This funding will be used to fund two separate, innovative projects at the university. Schumer and Gillibrand said $1,151,534.00 of this funding will allow researchers to identify ways to improve education and training for students in the geosciences, a STEM discipline that is of growing importance when it comes to … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Senator Gillibrand and EXIM Bank Chairman Hochberg Convene Roundtable On Exporting To Help Boost Rochester Business

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of President Obama's Export Council, and Fred P. Hochberg, the chairman and president of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the United States, will host a roundtable conversation to promote the exporting potential of businesses in the Rochester area. "Our global economy is more connected now than it's ever been, and competition can come from anywhere in the world," said Senator Gillibrand. "We need to make sure that businesses in the … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Senator Gillibrand & EXIM Bank Chairman Hochberg Convene Roundtable On Exporting To Help Boost Binghamton And Southern Tier Businesses

Binghamton, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of President Obama's Export Council, and Fred P. Hochberg, the chairman and president of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the United States, today convened a roundtable conversation at McIntosh Laboratory, Inc. to promote the exporting potential of businesses in Binghamton and the Southern Tier. "Our global economy is more connected now than it's ever been, and competition can come from anywhere in the world," said Senator Gillibrand. … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Senator Gillibrand, EXIM Bank Chairman Hochberg, And Congresswoman Nita Lowey Host Roundtable On Exporting To Help Boost Business In Westchester County And The Lower Hudson Valley

Elmsford, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of President Obama's Export Council, Fred P. Hochberg, the chairman and president of the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank of the United States, and Congresswoman Nita Lowey hosted a roundtable conversation today at Magnetic Analysis Corporation to promote the exporting potential of businesses in Westchester County and the Lower Hudson Valley region. "Our global economy is more connected now than it's ever been, and competition can come from … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan Demand Dueling Federal Agencies Get On The Same Page - ASAP - To Prevent The Innovative And Vital Flood-Preventing "Bluebelt" Project From Stalling

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand along with Congressman Dan Donovan today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) to quickly come to an agreement over each agency's land ownership rights in-and-surrounding the flood-preventing Bluebelt project on Staten Island. Schumer, Gillibrand and Donovan said federal indecision could put the project in peril, and said that both federal agencies must immediately craft an agreement … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $3 Million In Federal Funding To Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes In The City Of Albany

Albany, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,000,000 in federal funds to the City of Albany. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration program. The City of Albany will use the funding to address lead hazards in 150 housing units to provide safer homes for low income families. "Lead poisoning is an irreversible, preventable tragedy that robs many families and … Continue Reading


June 13, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $3.4 Million In Federal Funding To Help Remove Lead Hazards From Homes In Erie County

Buffalo, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,000,000 in Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration funding and $400,000 in Healthy Homes Supplemental funding to Erie County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to address lead hazards in 180 housing units providing safer homes for low and very low-income families with children. The Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration grant program will also perform healthy … Continue Reading

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