Press Releases

January 11, 2016

Gillibrand Leads Official Senate Trip To Middle East to Meet With Allies, Discuss Strategy To Fight Global Terrorism

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced that she led an official Senate trip to the Middle East last week to meet with allies and discuss a broad range of regional security issues, including the threat from groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and Hezbollah and progress on implementing the Iran nuclear agreement. Gillibrand and seven other senators met with heads of state, ambassadors and other top officials in Israel, Turkey, Saudi … Continue Reading


January 11, 2016

With Asthma Affecting Over 19 Thousand Westchester Children, Senator Gillibrand And Congresswoman Lowey Announces Federal Funding For Schools To Implement Asthma Management Plans

Port Chester, NY - With asthma affecting approximately 364,000 children in New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Lowey, joined by Westchester parents, school officials and medical professionals today announced that $1.65 billion in federal aid is now available for school districts to develop policies and procedures and implement training to respond to and help prevent students' asthma attacks as well as other local priorities for schools throughout the country, … Continue Reading


January 11, 2016

At Proctor High School, Senator Gillibrand Announces Federal Funding For School Districts For Physical Education And Fitness Programs

Utica, NY - Standing at Proctor High School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that $1.65 billion in federal aid is now available for national physical fitness and education programs as well as other local priorities for schools throughout the country, including approximately $125 million for New York schools. The funding is part of Senator Gillibrand's FIT Kids Act and was included in the national education bill recently passed by Congress and signed into law by President … Continue Reading


January 11, 2016

With Asthma Affecting Over 56 Thousand Long Island Children, Senator Gillibrand Announces Federal Funding For Schools To Implement Asthma Management Plans

Farmingdale, NY - With asthma affecting approximately 364,000 children in New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined by Long Island parents, school officials and medical professionals today announced that $1.65 billion in federal aid is now available for school districts to develop policies and procedures and implement training to respond to and help prevent students' asthma attacks as well as other local priorities for schools throughout the country, including approximately $125 … Continue Reading


January 05, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Statement On President Obama's Executive Action to Reduce Gun Violence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement after President Obama announced his executive action to reduce gun violence: "The only way we are going to make our country safer from this epidemic of gun violence is with action: we need to fix our background check system and we need to pass a federal law that actually defines gun trafficking as a crime. I'm pleased that the President and his administration are taking steps to address this crisis. We … Continue Reading


December 23, 2015

Gillibrand Secures $47 Million In Federal Aid For National Physical Education Program In Omnibus Deal Signed By President

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, after her push the Omnibus spending bill signed by the President last week includes $47 million for the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16). The funding Gillibrand pushed to include will allow the Department of Education to provide federal grants to school districts and community-based organizations to initiate, enhance, and expand physical education programs for students in … Continue Reading


December 23, 2015

Gillibrand Announces More Than $2.7 Billion In Federal Funding For Child Care And Development Program In Omnibus Bill Signed By President

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, after her push the Omnibus spending bill signed by the President last week includes $2.761 billion for the Child Care and Development Block Grant Program (CCDBG) for Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16). The funding Gillibrand pushed to include would provide assistance to low-income families across the United States to gain access to quality, affordable child care while parents work or attend school. The CCDBG program helps over 1.4 … Continue Reading


December 18, 2015

Statement From Senators Gillibrand & Schumer On Final Passage Of Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the lead sponsor of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Senate's final passage of legislation that will effectively make permanent, the renewal of the World Trade Center Health Program for 75 years as well as a five year, fully funded renewal of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, as part of the final omnibus spending … Continue Reading


December 17, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1M In Federal Sandy Relief Funds For Repairs To Dunes In Town Of Brookhaven

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,092,917 in federal funding to the Town of Brookhaven for restoration work to dunes at Friendship Beach that were damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is being provided through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Public Assistance program. "Superstorm Sandy caused significant damage to beaches throughout Long Island, including in the Town of Brookhaven. This federal funding will help the Town of … Continue Reading


December 16, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney Announce More Than $3.5 Million In Federal Aid For Highland Falls School District In Just-Unveiled Omnibus Bill – Passage In Congress Would Send Legislation To President’s Desk

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $66.8 million for Impact Aid section 8002 (Federal Properties), which will mean about $3.5 million in federal aid for the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery School District. Schumer and Maloney called this a victory for the school district, which is in a unique … Continue Reading


December 16, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Just-Unveiled Omnibus Bill Has More Than $91 Million In Federal Funding For DOD Science & Tech Program To Help Buffalo’s CUBRC – Passage In Congress Would Send Legislation To President’s Desk

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $91 million in funding for the Department of Defense's (DOD) Test and Evaluation/Science and Technology (T&E/S&T) program, an increase of roughly $9 million from last year. Schumer and Gillibrand said this program is critical to Wester NY, which Buffalo-based CUBRC depends on for … Continue Reading


December 16, 2015

Gillibrand, Hanna Announce $32 Million Increase For Rome Lab

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Richard Hanna today announced that the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, N.Y. will get a budget increase of $32 million, which will help Rome Lab continue to lead the nation in cutting edge cybersecurity research. The funding increase is millions more than President Barack Obama requested in his budget and is an increase of more than $32 million over last year's budget (Fiscal Year 2015) bringing the Lab's budget total … Continue Reading


December 15, 2015

Statement From Senators Gillibrand & Schumer, New York Congress Members On Inclusion Of Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs In Final Omnibus Spending Bill Set To Pass This Week

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the lead sponsor of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act and U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) along with Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Peter King (R-NY), and Dan Donovan (R-NY) today announced that Senate and House leaders have agreed to include an effectively permanent, 75 year renewal of the World Trade Center Health Program and a five year, fully funded renewal of the September 11th … Continue Reading


December 11, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Commitment from Chief of the U.S. Air Force Reserve, Lieutenant General Jackson, to Visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station; Schumer & Gillibrand Say Seeing First-Hand the World-Class Facilities & Crews at NFARS could Help Air Force when Deciding where to Move the KC-135 Fleet

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that they have secured a commitment from the Chief of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) Reserve, Lieutenant General Jackson, to visit the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) in Western NY. Schumer and Gillibrand said that, as the USAF considers where it will place KC-135 tanker aircraft as the new KC-46A tankers come online, it would be mutually beneficial to both the USAF and NFARS if Jackson experienced the world-class … Continue Reading


December 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $397,000 in Housing and Urban Development Funds for Western New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $397,147 in federal funds for five municipalities and housing authorities in Western New York. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS program assists local social services agencies, community colleges, businesses and other local organizations in providing education and job training in order to help those participating in … Continue Reading


December 09, 2015

New York and New Jersey Lawmakers Announce New Cyber Protection Team

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressmen Steve Israel (D-NY), Richard Hanna (R-NY) and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) announced today that after their year-long push, New York and New Jersey Army National Guards' formation of a combined Cyber Protection Team based in Latham, New York has been approved by the National Guard. Latham Armory, the Capital Region's National Guard … Continue Reading


December 09, 2015

Governor Cuomo, Senator Gillibrand and New York Congressional Delegation Announce $4.5 Million in Grants for Enhanced Homeland Security Protections

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand and members of the New York Congressional Delegation today announced $4.5 million in federal grants has been awarded to municipalities across New York State to support multiple homeland security efforts that include the strengthening anti-terrorism programs, the enhancement of emergency preparedness and the expansion of critical infrastructure protections. "We know all too well the threat posed by terrorism and recent events have only … Continue Reading


December 09, 2015

Gillibrand, on Senate Floor, Urges Congress to Provide Desperately Needed Relief to Puerto Rico

Speech Text Copied Below with Video Available HERE Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Senate to pass the Puerto Rico Chapter 9 Uniformity Act of 2015, a bill that would provide desperately needed relief to the people of Puerto Rico. Gillibrand spoke on the Senate floor in response to an objection that blocked passage of the bill. Below are Senator Gillibrand's remarks as prepared for delivery and video is available here: "Mr. President, I also want … Continue Reading


December 09, 2015

Gillibrand, Heller & Feinstein Announce Senate Passage of Key Provisions to Help Protect Children from Sexual Abuse in Final Bipartisan Education Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Dean Heller (R-NV), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today announced that the Senate passed key provisions from their bipartisan legislation to help protect children from sexual abuse by funding school programs that provide age-appropriate lessons to primary and secondary school students, as well as information to parents, guardians, and teachers, on how to recognize and safely report sexual abuse. These provisions, based on the Child … Continue Reading


December 08, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $74,000 in Housing and Urban Development Funds for Sullivan County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $ 74,839 in federal funding for the Monticello Housing Authority in Sullivan County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS program assists local social services agencies, community colleges, businesses and other local organizations in providing education and job training programs. The program helps assist eligible families … Continue Reading

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