Press Releases

February 16, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand: President's Budget Request for 2017 Provides Increased Funding for Brookhaven National Lab's Ion Collider; Senators Vow to Continue Fighting for Increased Funding in the Senate

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that President Obama's budget request for FY2017 includes an increase in federal funding for Brookhaven National Lab's (BNL) Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Specifically, the President has requested $179.700 million in federal funding for the RHIC. Last year's omnibus allocated $172.088 million in federal funding for the RHIC. Additionally, the President requested an increase in federal funding for BNL's National … Continue Reading


February 16, 2016

Gillibrand Urges USDA To Expand Barley Crop Insurance Coverage To New York State Producers To Boost Local Breweries & Distilleries

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging the Agency to expand crop insurance for barley in all counties in New York where production is possible. Crop insurance would afford additional protection to growers of barley and help farmers meet the current demands of local breweries and distilleries. Since 2011, there has been a 72 percent increase in farm based breweries, cideries, and distilleries in New York, which has … Continue Reading


February 11, 2016

Gillibrand, Schumer, Cuomo Secure Dept. Of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance For Alcoa Workers Who Lost Their Jobs As A Result Of Unfair Trade

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer and Governor Andrew Cuomo today announced the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has approved a much-needed Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) certification for laid-off workers at Alcoa in Massena. The approval of the TAA certification means former employees can now apply for critical TAA benefits. Last fall, Alcoa announced that it would be shutting down its Massena smelter and laying off more than 480 workers. … Continue Reading


February 11, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand: President's Budget Request for 2017 Provides Increased Funding for Brookhaven National Lab's Ion Collider; Senators Vow to Continue Fighting for Increased Funding in the Senate

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that President Obama's budget request for FY2017 includes an increase in federal funding for Brookhaven National Lab's (BNL) Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). Specifically, the President has requested $179.700 million in federal funding for the RHIC. Last year's omnibus allocated $172.088 million in federal funding for the RHIC. Additionally, the President requested an increase in federal funding for BNL's National … Continue Reading


February 10, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $220 Million in Fed Funding Needed for Rome Labs has Officially been Included in President's 2017 Budget Request

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the just-released President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 includes nearly $220 million in funding for the Information Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, or Rome Labs. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that Rome Labs is a national leader in communications and cyber technology in the heart of the Mohawk Valley. Schumer visited Rome Labs in November 2015 to tour the facility, as well as reaffirm his strong … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Bipartisan Group of Senators and Representatives Introduce New Legislation to Create Regional Manufacturing Hubs, Invest in Manufacturing Jobs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Mark Kirk (R-IL), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Coons (D-DE) along with Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Tom Reed (R-NY), Tim Ryan (D-OH), John Katko (R-NY) and Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), today introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to boost American manufacturing. This legislation would grow the manufacturing industry across the country by creating a permanent program that … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from the Capital Region to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from Western New York to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from New York City to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from the Hudson Valley to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from Central New York to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from Rochester-Finger Lakes to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, … Continue Reading


February 09, 2016

Gillibrand Announces 2016 Service Academy Nominations

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of candidates from Long Island to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


February 08, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Bipartisan "Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act" to Create Manufacturing Jobs

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand along with Mayor Lovely Warren and local community officials and economic development leaders today announced her new bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would grow the manufacturing industry in Upstate New York by creating a permanent program that designates local regions as "Manufacturing Communities," which would put them in the front of the line to receive federal economic … Continue Reading


February 08, 2016

Standing at Feldmeier, Senator Gillibrand & Representative Katko Announce new Bipartisan "Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act" to Create Manufacturing Jobs

Syracuse, NY - Standing at Feldmeier Equipment, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand along with U.S. Representative John Katko and local economic development leaders today announced the Senator's bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would grow the manufacturing industry in Upstate New York by creating a permanent program that designates local regions as "Manufacturing Communities," which would put them in the front of the line to … Continue Reading


February 05, 2016

Gillibrand, Feinstein & Durbin Announce New USDA Food Safety Measures to Reduce Foodborne Illnesses in Poultry

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) finalized new federal standards that will reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses from poultry. The new standards are targeted at Salmonella and Campylobacter in chicken parts and ground chicken and turkey products. FSIS will use these new pathogen standards to assess the food safety performance of … Continue Reading


February 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Department of Commerce to Rapidly Take Action to Protect Nucor Steel & Nearly 600 Local Jobs against Flood of Predatorily Priced Steel Imports from Turkey - Senators Call on Feds to Level the Playing Field ahead of Construction Season

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today pushed the U.S. Department of Commerce to take action to protect Nucor - a key domestic reinforcing bar, "rebar," producer in upstate New York - against predatory trade practices. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that Dept. of Commerce did not thoroughly address the dumping and subsidization of cheap rebar imports from Turkey in their 2014 investigation. The Senators said that while Commerce and the International Trade Commission … Continue Reading


February 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Engel Announce More Than $5.4 Million In FEMA Funding To Complete Sandy-Related Repairs At Yonkers Waterfront Park

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Eliot L. Engel today announced $5,466,331 in federal funding to repair the Yonkers Waterfront Park for damages suffered as a direct result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and will be used to cover administrative costs and replace damaged power switches and transformers. This funding is provided under authority of Section 406 of the … Continue Reading


February 04, 2016

As Opioid Epidemic Continues to Escalate, Senators Gillibrand and Capito Urge CDC to Issue Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Acute Pain

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) today urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidelines for doctors prescribing opioids for acute pain. Currently, the CDC is only focused on guidelines for opioids prescribed to treat chronic pain. However, many individuals become addicted to opioids after taking prescriptions for acute pain. Acute pain includes pain following a broken bone, wisdom tooth extraction, or other … Continue Reading


February 03, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Announces Daemen College as First Private University to Endorse Campus Accountability and Safety Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Daemen College has endorsed her bipartisan Campus Accountability & Safety Act, becoming the first private school to add their name in support of the bill. The Campus Accountability & Safety Act combats sexual assault on college campuses by transforming the way that colleges and universities deal with these crimes. The legislation flips the current incentives so that it is in the schools' best interest to report … Continue Reading

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