Press Releases

July 22, 2016

Joined By Central New York Small Brewers, Senator Gillibrand Announces Expanded Barley Crop Coverage To New York State Producers, Boosting Local Breweries & Distilleries

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that following her push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding barley crop insurance to New York state producers. The new USDA policy will help the small brewing industry in Central New York grow while also expanding economic opportunities for local farmers. Under current state law, many small brewers will soon be required to source local New York barley to produce … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Meets With Farmers And Producers In The Finger Lake Region As Part Of Statewide Agriculture Listening Tour

Penn Yan, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion at Abandon Brewing Company with local farmers and producers today as part of a statewide agriculture listening tour. Senator Gillibrand listened to concerns raised by farmers and producers to get their input on how to make the next Farm Bill as helpful as possible to the agriculture industry in the Finger Lakes Region. "I'm grateful to all of the farmers, growers and … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Meets With Farmers And Producers In The Hudson Valley As Part Of Statewide Agriculture Listening Tour

Hopewell Junction, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion at Fishkill Farms with local farmers and producers today as part of a statewide agriculture listening tour. Senator Gillibrand listened to concerns raised by farmers and producers to get their input on how to make the next Farm Bill as helpful as possible to the agriculture industry in the Hudson Valley. "I'm grateful to all of the farmers and dairy producers … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $12K In Federal Funds For Jamestown Fire Department In Chautauqua County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,728 in federal funding for the Jamestown Fire Department in Chautauqua County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the City of Jamestown in Chautauqua County will use these funds to test their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs and respirators to ensure firefighter safety. "With this funding, the first … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.3 Million In Federal Funds For Four Central New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,344,696 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 Canastota Fire Department in Madison County will receive $868,143 to purchase a new firetruck to transport firefighters safely. The Clinton Fire Department in Oneida County will receive … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $124,000 In Federal Funds For Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company In Albany County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $124,861 in federal funding to Westerlo Fire Company in Albany County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Westerlo Fire Company will use the funding to purchase new self-contained breathing apparatus SCBAs. "It is critical that we provide our local fire departments with the most up-to-date equipment … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $62,000 In Federal Funds For Finger Lakes Fire Departments In Livingston & Seneca Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $62,242 in federal funding for Part Town of Avon Fire District located in Livingston County and Waterloo Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. located in Seneca County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Waterloo Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. will receive $33,889 to purchase a new fire supply hose with adapters … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.7 Million In Federal Funds For Education Programs That Help Low-Income Students Throughout New York State

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $2,731,680 in federal U.S. Department of Education funds for education institutions throughout New York State. The federal grant funds are administered via the Talent Search Program, which promotes student achievement for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access for higher education and individual mentoring for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Specifically these funds … Continue Reading


July 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $540K In Fed Funds For University Of Rochester & SUNY Brockport To Work With Local High School Students To Increase Educational Opportunities For Disadvantaged Students

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a combined $547,200 in federal funds for the University of Rochester and SUNY Brockport to expand higher-education opportunities for disadvantage children. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's "the Talent Search" Program. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that these funds will allow the universities to help better serve students in high-poverty areas throughout the City of Rochester and … Continue Reading


July 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $450K In Federal Funds For Massena International-Richards Field Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $458,937 in federal funding for the Massena International-Richards Field Airport in St. Lawrence County, NY. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This funding will allow the airport to complete the final phase of its project to rehabilitate the lighting systems for multiple runways and taxiways. This funding also supports the replacement of … Continue Reading


July 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $36K In Fed Funds For North Hoosick Falls Fire Department In Rensselaer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $36,667 in federal funding for the North Hoosick Fire Department in Rensselaer County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the North Hoosick Fire Department will use the federal funding to replace out-of-date protective turnout gear for its firefighters. "With this funding, the brave first responders of the North Hoosick … Continue Reading


July 18, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Meets With North Country Farmers And Producers As Part Of Statewide Agriculture Listening Tour

Watertown, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion with local farmers and producers today as part of a statewide agriculture listening tour. Senator Gillibrand listened to concerns raised by farmers and producers to get their input on how to make the next Farm Bill as helpful as possible to the agriculture industry in the North Country. "I'm grateful to all of the farmers and dairy producers who participated in this … Continue Reading


July 18, 2016

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

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter, co-chair of the bipartisan House Great Lakes Task Force, today announced introduction of 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 … Continue Reading


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

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