Press Releases

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


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

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