Press Releases

June 03, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $15 Million In Federal Funding To Upgrade Flood Prone Bridge In Erie County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $15,000,000 for repairs to Harlem Road Bridge located on Route 240 in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make necessary improvements for bridges in high-risk flood areas. "It is not enough to simply rebuild and repair after a significant flood; we must also prepare ourselves for the next storm and the next potential flood," said Senator … Continue Reading


June 03, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Rice Announce More Than $1 Million In Additional Funds For Sandy-Damaged Lawrence High School

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded an additional $1,019,197.14 in disaster relief funds to the Lawrence Union Free School District for emergency repairs and electrical work at Lawrence High School, which was temporarily forced to close after flooding from Superstorm Sandy corroded the building's electrical wiring. This is the second funding … Continue Reading


June 03, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $496,000 In Federal Funds For Southern Tier Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $496,572 in federal funding for four Southern the Lisle Fire Company in Broome County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Lisle Fire Company will use the federal funding to purchase new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). The Lisle Fire Company will also purchase new SCBAs for the Killawog Fire … Continue Reading


June 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $440,000 In Federal Funds For Hartsdale Fire District In Westchester County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $440,564 in federal funding for the Hartsdale Fire District in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Hartsdale Fire District will use the federal funding to purchase 80 new Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) for three fire departments. "This much-needed funding will provide our … Continue Reading


June 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $14K In Fed Funds for Scotia Fire Department In Schenectady County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $14,286 in federal funding for the Scotia Fire Department in Schenectady County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to purchase personal protective turnout gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs. The Scotia Fire Department currently consists of 12 career firefighters and 16 … Continue Reading


June 01, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $230K In Fed Funds For The Blasdell Fire Department In Erie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $231,858‎ in federal funding for the Blasdell Volunteer Fire Department in Erie County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to purchase 25 new sets of personal protective turnout gear, and allow the department to replace self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) packs that are more than a decade … Continue Reading


May 31, 2016

After Being Caught Willfully Misleading Congress And Distorting The Facts On Sexual Assaults, DoD Doubles Down On The Eve Of Reform Vote By Offering A Bizarre Explanation Of What Happened

Last week, the Pentagon offered its weakest effort yet in an attempt to stave off badly needed reform to hold those who commit sexual offenses in the military accountable. In response to a bipartisan Congressional inquiry made after an Associated Press report titled "Pentagon misled lawmakers on military sexual assault cases," the Secretary of Defense sent the lawmakers a lengthy document intended to question the Associated Press's conclusions. Instead, Secretary Carter's response raised more … Continue Reading


May 31, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million In Fed Funding For Waste Water Infrastructure Upgrades In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $694,000 in federal low-interest loans and $500,000 in federal grant funding for the Town of Norfolk in St. Lawrence County. This funding will allow the town to make new investments in its local water infrastructure. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Grant Program. These funds will be used to extend water infrastructure to bring … Continue Reading


May 27, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Tours Demers Ambulances & Announces New Bipartisan "Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act" To Create Manufacturing Jobs

Plattsburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today toured Demers Ambulances and 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 development funding specifically for the purpose of investing in … Continue Reading


May 27, 2016

Senator Gillibrand & Hanna Tour Candella's Farm & Announce New Bipartisan "Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act" To Create Manufacturing Jobs

Marcy, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Richard Hanna today toured Candella's Farm and Greenhouses and announced her new bipartisan Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act legislation. The 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 development funding specifically for … Continue Reading


May 27, 2016

Gillibrand And King Present Medals To Family Of Fallen World War II Veteran

Islip, NY -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and U.S. Representative Peter King today presented the family of Sgt. Nicholas Faraone with a Purple Heart, an Air Medal, an Army Good Conduct Medal, an Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star, and a World War II Victory Medal on Sgt. Faraone's behalf. Sgt. Faraone, who served as a radio operator in the United States Air Force, was killed in action over the Pacific during World War II. … Continue Reading


May 27, 2016

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Bill To Name Bergen Post Office In Honor Of Bergen Native Barry Miller Has Passed The Senate Unanimously -- Key Hurdle Cleared To Make The Barry G. Miller Post Office Official; Now Heads Over To House Of Representatives For Final Passage

Bergen, NY - U.S Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced that the legislation to rename the Bergen Post Office located at 15 Rochester Street in Genesee County as the "Barry G. Miller Post Office" has passed the Senate unanimously. With passage secured in the Senate, the bill now heads to the House of Representatives for final vote. The House is expected to vote on Congressman Chris Collins' version of the bill next month. "Barry Miller was deeply involved in the … Continue Reading


May 26, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.5 Million In Federal Funding For Clean-Up At Brownfield Sites Around Upstate New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1.5 million in federal funding for several regions in Upstate New York. The funding was allocated through the Environmental Protection Agency's Brownfields Program. Out of 240 recipients, Schumer and Gillibrand secured funding for six projects to help communities assess, clean up, redevelop and reuse contaminated and abandoned properties. Western New York will receive $500,000 for Niagara County, Hudson … Continue Reading


May 26, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $170,00 In Federal Funds For Three St. Lawrence Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $80,000 in federal funding for Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad, $56,381 in federal funding for Pierrepont Fire and $34,448 in federal funding for West Stockholm Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad will use these federal funds to purchase … Continue Reading


May 26, 2016

Senators Gillibrand And Kirk Announce Key Senate Committee Approves $600 Million For Israeli Missile Defense, Measure Now Heads To Senate Floor

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) today announced that $600 million in funding for Israeli missile defense programs has cleared a key hurdle and was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The measure will now head to the Senate floor for a vote. Senators Gillibrand and Kirk have been pushing for full funding of the U.S. Israel cooperative missile defense programs to be included in the Defense Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017. In … Continue Reading


May 24, 2016

Ahead Of Vote On National Defense Bill, Gillibrand And Grassley Lead Bipartisan Coalition Calling On Senate To Finally Pass Legislation To Address Crisis Of Sexual Assault In The Military

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), along with a bipartisan group of Senators, today called on the Senate to pass the bipartisan Military Justice Improvement Act, an amendment that will be offered to the National Defense Authorization Act that would establish an impartial, fair, and accountable military justice system to address the crisis of sexual assault. The Military Justice Improvement Act would remove sole decision-making authority over … Continue Reading


May 23, 2016

Gillibrand Urges EPA To Add Wappinger Creek To The Superfund National Priorities List-After Contamination From Manufacturing Activity, Gillibrand Calls On EPA To Expedite Designation After 60-Day Public Comment Period Officially Ends

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add Wappinger Creek in Dutchess County to the Superfund National Priorities List. Authorization of the designation would allow for the remedial investigation and feasibility study to proceed, and would make the Dutchess County site eligible for funds to conduct long-term cleanup operations on the creek. In Gillibrand's letter to the Administrator of the EPA, explained that … Continue Reading


May 23, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Releases Latest Military Sexual Assault Snapshot Report: New Data Show Despite Recent Congressional Reforms, Dysfunction In Military Justice System Remains

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released a new report on military sexual assault, finding in a review of 329 case files provided by the Department of Defense (DoD) that despite recent Congressional reforms, dysfunction in the military justice system remains. Gillibrand's latest report again found a high prevalence of sexual assault against civilian women near bases and civilian spouses of service members - two survivor groups not counted in DoD prevalence surveys. The … Continue Reading


May 20, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FERC To Suspend Construction On Aim Pipeline Expansion Until Independent Health And Safety Studies Are Conducted

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to suspend action on the Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Project until independent health and safety reviews of the project are completed. The Senators pointed to the impacted communities' significant environmental, safety and health impacts as impetus for this action, and also cited that this pass-through pipeline burdens many New York communities with risk and costs without … Continue Reading


May 19, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand & Lowey Announce Over $483,000 In Federal Funds For White Plains Fire Bureau And Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps In Westchester County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nita Lowey today announced $361,646 in federal funding for the White Plains Fire Bureau and $121,399 in federal funding for Ossining Volunteer Ambulance Corps both based in Westchester County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the White Plains Fire Bureau will replace 52 air packs for the self-contained breathing … Continue Reading

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