Press Releases

December 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Meeks Announce Final National Defense Bill Expected To Pass Next Week Authorizes Massive $91M In Funding For Expansion And Renovation At National Guard Readiness Center At Jamaica Armory In Queens, New York; Projects Will Modernize Infrastructure, Enhance Readiness

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressman Gregory Meeks today announced that following their push, sorely-needed and long-sought projects at the Jamaica Armory cleared a major hurdle towards securing federal funding. The senators and congressman explained that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY2020), which has just been finalized and is expected to pass early next week, will authorize full funding for a … Continue Reading


December 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure More Than 30 Imperative Provisions In National Defense Bill To Vastly Improve Privatized Military Housing On Bases Like West Point; Bill, Set To Pass Next Week, Contains First Of Its Kind Provisions, The First Step In Ensuring Our Nation’s Heroes & Their Families Have The Safe, Hazard-Free Homes They Deserve

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced, following their major push, that more than thirty provisions to improve the military's privatized housing at installations like West Point and Fort Drum have been included in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020, which is expected to pass Congress and be signed into law early next week. This September, following Schumer's June visit to West Point to call on … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

ICYMI – Senator Gillibrand Op-Ed On CNN: We Need Real Paid Family Leave; White House Parental Leave Summit Is Just A Photo Op

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the foremost champion of paid family leave in the U.S. Senate, today wrote an op-ed for CNN on her landmark legislation, the FAMILY Act. Gillibrand contrasted her policy with the proposals being considered at the White House summit today, noting those policies fall far short of true paid family and medical leave. The full text of Gillibrand's op-ed may be found here and below. On Thursday, the President's daughter and senior advisor, Ivanka … Continue Reading


December 12, 2019

Following Their Push, Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins Announce National Defense Bill Authorizes New, Critical Funding For National Maritime Heritage Grant Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Brian Higgins (D-NY-26) today announced that following their push, the FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) includes their provision to increase funding for the National Maritime Heritage Grant Program. The National Maritime Heritage Grant Program helps celebrate and honor the nation's maritime legacy by funding projects that preserve and boost public … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Gillibrand Announces Her Legislation To Identify Where Pfas Chemicals Are Released Into The Environment Included In Final National Defense Authorization Act, Vows To Continue To Fight To Regulate And Clean Up Chemicals In Drinking Water

Washington, DC - Following her successful push, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the PFAS Release Disclosure Act, her bipartisan legislation to identify where per- and polyfuluroalkyl substances (PFAS) chemicals are released into the environment was included in the conferenced FY 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The final, conferenced NDAA is expected to be put to a vote by Congress in coming days. The conferenced NDAA also includes a provision she pushed for … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce National Defense Bill Expected To Pass Next Week Authorizes $40m+ In Funding For New Top-Priority Railhead And Uav Hangar At Fort Drum; Senators Say Projects Would Modernize Base Infrastructure, Enhance Readiness

Fiscal Year 2020 NDAA, Which Is Set To Pass Congress Next Week, Authorizes $21M To Fully Fund Construction Of Updated Fort Drum Railhead To Ensure Installation's Ability To Enhance Deployable Readiness National Defense Bill Also Includes Authorization To Fully Fund Construction Of A New $23M UAV Hangar AtFort Drum, To Properly Service And House Additional Tactical UAVs Year-Round Senators: Railhead Improvement And New UAV Hangar At Fort Drum Would Keep World-Class Installation Ahead Of The … Continue Reading


December 10, 2019

Gillibrand Provision To Ensure Military Installations Receive Local Dairy, Fruits, And Vegetables Included In Final NDAA

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced that her provision to guarantee local dairy, fruit and vegetable farmers can sell their products directly to military installations has been included in the conferenced NDAA. This comes following a federal proposal by the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) to consolidate suppliers that would have forced New York's farmers to ship their products away from New York … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Following Release Of Afghanistan Papers, Gillibrand Calls For Senate To Hold Hearings For Complete Review Of Afghanistan Strategy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today called for a Senate hearing to investigate U.S. strategy and obstacles to success in Afghanistan. Gillibrand's letter comes following the Washington Post's release of previously confidential documents and interviews, in which senior U.S. military, administration, and diplomatic officials make clear that there was no clear objective to U.S. policy in Afghanistan, and no … Continue Reading


December 09, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $167K In Federal Funding For Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc. In Monroe County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $167,720 in federal funding for the Bishop Sheen Ecumenical Housing Foundation, Inc. in Monroe County. The funding is provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Housing Preservation Grants program and will be used to help address health and safety hazards in 26 homes in Ontario, Seneca, Steuben, Wayne, and Yates Counties. Specifically, the funding will help … Continue Reading


December 08, 2019

With Veteran And Military Suicide Posing A Crisis In New York And Across The Country, Gillibrand Stands With Veterans, Advocates, Medical Experts And Unveils New Push To Strengthen Mental Health Access And Support For The Military Community

New York, NY - With veteran and military suicide rates posing a crisis in New York and across the country, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today stood with veterans, advocates, and medical experts to demand immediate action to better support service members and veterans and ensure they have access to the care they need. More than 45,000 veterans and active-duty service members have committed suicide in the past six years. … Continue Reading


December 05, 2019

ICYMI – Senator Gillibrand Op-Ed In New York Daily News: We Need A New War Powers Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today wrote an op-ed for the New York Daily News on her landmark legislation, the War Powers Reform Resolution, that would restore Congress's leadership in the nation's foreign policy and finally put an end to unauthorized forever wars. Specifically, Gillibrand's War Powers Reform Resolution would amend the War Powers Resolution to ensure no Authorizations for the Use of … Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Senator Gillibrand Leads Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee Hearing On Steep Rise In Military And Veteran Suicides

**Watch Senator Gillibrand's opening remarks HERE** Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today led a subcommittee hearing to examine the issue of service member, family, and veteran suicides, and strategies to prevent these tragedies. Gillibrand first called for this hearing immediately following a U.S. Department of Defense report showing that service member suicide rates spiked in 2018 after rising steadily … Continue Reading


December 04, 2019

Gillibrand Announces That Following Her Push, Stewart Air National Guard Is A Finalist To Host A New Air National Guard Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today announced Stewart Air National Guard Base is one of seven bases being considered to host a new Air Force Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. Gillibrand is leading the push for Stewart ANG to receive this squadron, and following her phone call with Secretary of the Air Force Barbara Barrett, the Air Force has selected Stewart ANG as one of the finalists nationwide for the Air … Continue Reading


December 03, 2019

With Less Than Three Weeks To Go For Congress To Approve Funding For Critical Health Programs, Gillibrand Launches New Push For Congress To Extend, Raise, And Reauthorize Funding For Community Health Centers

Washington, DC - With less than three weeks to go for Congress to approve funding for vital health care programs, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand launched a new push to extend, raise, and reauthorize funding for Community Health Centers (CHCs) across New York and the country. CHCs provide high-quality, comprehensive, and low-cost care to millions of New Yorkers, and provide services to patients regardless of income and insurance coverage. Unless Congress approves funding for Community Health … Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Gillibrand Statement On Army’s Renewable Energy Project Staying In Fort Drum

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today released the following statement on the Army's decision to honor its contract with ReEnergy: "Ensuring the energy resilience of our military installations is critical for our national security, and I am pleased the Defense Department has reconsidered changing its commitment to Fort Drum and the North Country. New York's largest military base can now rest assured that it … Continue Reading


November 26, 2019

Gillibrand Visits Troops In Afghanistan And Kuwait For Thanksgiving, Calls On Congress To Take On Leadership And Support Our Service Members

Washington, DC - After visiting the troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait for Thanksgiving, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, today called on Congress to uphold its responsibility to support the nation's service members and reaffirmed her commitment to protecting our national security. Gillibrand met with members of New York's 10th Mountain Division and 77th Sustainment Brigade as a part of her trip, and met with a group of women in … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Gillibrand Joins Hirono And Booker To Introduce New Legislation To Help Combat Homelessness And Expand Access To Safe And Affordable Housing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), along with U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), today introduced new legislation that would help end homelessness and housing poverty by expanding access to safe and affordable housing. The Pathway to Stable and Affordable Housing for All Act would create a new, 10-year investment plan in programs that have been successful in combating homelessness and housing poverty across the country. These programs … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $225K In Federal Funding For Launch NY In Buffalo

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $225,000 in federal funding for Launch NY in Buffalo. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI) and will help Launch NY support small businesses in Upstate New York, with a focus on those located in low-income communities and those that are minority- and women- owned. Specifically, Launch NY … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Brindisi Announce Over $238K In Federal Funding To Help Combat The Opioid Epidemic In The Southern Tier

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY-22) today announced $238,083 in federal funding for the Addiction Center of Broome County in Binghamton to mitigate opioid addiction and abuse. The funding was allocated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and will be used to evaluate community-based efforts to address the opioid epidemic and support collaboration between … Continue Reading


November 25, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Announce Over $357K In Federal Funding To Help Combat The Opioid Epidemic In The Capital Region

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY-20) today announced $357,500 in federal funding for the Health Research, Inc. Public Safety Overdose Response Initiative in Menands. The funding will be used to mitigate opioid addiction and abuse in Albany County. The funding was allocated by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and will be used to evaluate community-based efforts … Continue Reading

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