Press Releases

August 15, 2019

With Federal Funding For Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor At Risk, Gillibrand, Schumer, Tonko, Higgins, Morelle, Delgado Push To Extend Canalway’s Funding Cap In Must-Pass National Defense Bill

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY-20), Brian Higgins (D-NY-26), Joseph Morelle (D-NY-25), and Antonio Delgado (D-NY-19) announced their push to extend and raise the federal funding cap for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Unless a provision to extend and raise the cap is included in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) conference bill, the … Continue Reading


August 14, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $16.1 Million In Federal Funding To Expand Rural Broadband In Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $16,183,329 in federal funding to expand high-speed, broadband internet access throughout Upstate New York. The federal funding was administered through the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Connect America Fund, which works to expand broadband deployment in underserved rural areas. "To build the vibrant Upstate New York economy of tomorrow that creates and sustains the … Continue Reading


August 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $9.3 Million in Federal Funding for Five Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Bronx

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $9,319,861 in federal funding for five Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Bronx. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to provide child care and support services for low-income families. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through … Continue Reading


August 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $14 Million in Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Funding for Manhattan

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,095,067 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs throughout Manhattan. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through … Continue Reading


August 13, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million in Federal Head Start and Early Head Start Funding for Brooklyn

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $7,026,839 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs at Project Social Care Head Start, Inc., in Brooklyn, New York. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families. "Study after study shows that the … Continue Reading


August 09, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million In Federal Head Start Funding for Glen Cove Child Day Care Center, Inc.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,508,577 in federal funding for Glen Cove Child Day Care Center, Inc. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start Program and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Nassau County. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, through programs like Head Start, the … Continue Reading


August 09, 2019

Gillibrand, Capito Call for PFAS Provisions to be Included in Final National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today announced they are calling on the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee to include their bipartisan, Senate-passed per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) provisions in the upcoming final National Defense Authorization Act conference bill. "As you begin conference negotiations with the House of Representatives to reconcile the House and Senate-passed NDAAs, we request … Continue Reading


August 08, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5.8 Million In Federal Head Start And Early Head Start Funding For Rensselaer And Schenectady Counties

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,868,752 in federal funding for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in the Capital Region. The funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Programs and will be used to support child care and support services for low-income families in Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. "Study after study shows that the better … Continue Reading


August 08, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Passage of Legislation To Name Middletown Post Office in Honor of Former Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that legislation they introduced to rename a Middletown post office after Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman has passed the Senate. The post office is located at 40 Fulton Street, Middletown, New York. Schumer and Gillibrand introduced this legislation in February, and it passed the Senate last week. "Congressman Gilman deserves to be honored for his relentless commitment to public … Continue Reading


August 05, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $781 Thousand in Early Head Start Funding for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $781,313 in federal funding for the Early Head Start program at Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and will be used to support child care services for low-income families in Orleans and Genesee Counties. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young … Continue Reading


August 02, 2019

Gillibrand, McEachin, Lofgren Unveil Legislation To Guarantee Legal Counsel For Children, People With Disabilities, And Other Eligible Groups During Immigration Court Proceedings

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), U.S. Representative A. Donald McEachin (D-VA-04), and U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) today unveiled legislation to guarantee legal counsel for eligible individuals navigating the nation's complex immigration court system. With many of the individuals currently held in the nation's immigration detention system claiming asylum and other legal protections, the Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act would … Continue Reading


August 02, 2019

Gillibrand Calls On Department Of Justice Inspector General To Review AG Barr's Decision Not To Charge NYPD Officer In Garner Case

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after the New York Police Department (NYPD) suspended Officer Daniel Pantaleo following the recommendations from an NYPD administrative judge and the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board that Pantaleo should be fired. Senator Gillibrand also released a letter written to the Inspector General of the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for a full review of Attorney General Barr's decision not to … Continue Reading


July 31, 2019

Gillibrand, Bass Introduce Landmark Legislation to Make Bold Reforms to American Infrastructure Investment to Raise Wages and Labor Standards, Train a New Generation of Workers, Put Low-Income Communities First, and Help End Decades of Failed Federal Policies That Have Isolated Communities of Color

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-CA-37), chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), today announced new landmark legislation to make bold reforms to federal infrastructure programs that would help create family-supporting jobs rebuilding the country while working to right the wrongs of decades of disinvestment and exclusionary federal policies that have cut off communities of color and marginalized populations from opportunity in … Continue Reading


July 31, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $750K In Federal Funds For Cornell University’s Prototype To Production Accelerator

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for Cornell University's Prototype to Production Accelerator. The funding was allocated through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) i6 challenge program. Specifically, the Prototype to Production Accelerator will use the funding to help hardware tech startups enter the market with a viable product and support existing manufacturers in the … Continue Reading


July 29, 2019

Gillibrand Announces “Resilient Highways Act” to Give New York State and States Across the Country More Flexibility to Use Federal Funding to Protect Bridges and Highways from Sea Level Rise, Extreme Weather, and Climate Change

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure, today announced new legislation to provide more flexibility for New York State and states across the country to use their federal transportation funding for projects that make bridges and highways more resilient to the impacts of sea-level rise, extreme weather, and climate change. Gillibrand's Resilient Highways Act of 2019 would … Continue Reading


July 29, 2019

Gillibrand Statement on President Trump Signing Permanent 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Bill Into Law

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement after President Donald J. Trump signed the Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act into law. The bipartisan bill to make the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund permanent passed the Senate by a vote of 97-2 and passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 402-12. "We have already lost too many 9/11 … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

Ahead of FCC Vote That Could Put Public Access Channels at Risk, Gillibrand and Schumer Call on FCC to Protect Local TV Programming

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced their call on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reject a proposal that could threaten local public access television channels and force local municipalities to choose between providing public access channels or funding other vital community services. Earlier this month, the FCC released a proposal that would allow cable companies to place a dollar value on public … Continue Reading


July 26, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $900K In Federal Funding For CDC Health Study On Toxic PFAS Chemicals In New York State

Washington, DC - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $890,851 in federal funding to support a New York State health study on toxic PFAS chemicals. This funding was allocated through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and will be used to expand a biomonitoring program to better assess the extent of PFAS exposure in New York communities. New York State is one of six recipients for this funding and is expected to … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $115k In Federal Funding To Pro Action Of Steuben & Yates, Inc.

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $115,665 in federal funding for the Pro Action of Steuben & Yates, Inc. to help expand child care services in the region and provide training opportunities to staff. Specifically, the funding will be used to hire two career development specialists to provide outreach, education, and support to child care providers. It is projected that this funding will raise incomes for 20 … Continue Reading


July 24, 2019

Gillibrand Announces $50k in Federal Funds for Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $50,000 in federal funding for Chemung-Schuyler-Steuben Workforce New York (CSS Workforce NY) to provide worker training for 18 workers. These individuals may have had difficulty finding work due to a low education level or their involvement with the criminal justice system. Specifically, this funding will help CSS Workforce NY develop two new worker training programs with Corning Community College and the … Continue Reading

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