Press Releases

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


February 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Collins, Slaughter, Reed will Join Families of Flight 3407 to Launch Push to Protect 3407-Inspired Aviation Safety Regulations as Part of Upcoming FAA Reauthorization - Rules Families Fought Hard for are at Risk of being Rolled Back in Coming Months

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Brian Higgins, Louise Slaughter, Chris Collins and Tom Reed joined together in Washington, D.C., with the families of Flight 3407, to kick off their advocacy efforts around the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Bill. The families were also joined by 'Miracle on the Hudson' First Officer and aviation safety expert Jeff Skiles. Together, they announced their push to make sure … Continue Reading


February 01, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Urges EPA to Expedite its Response to Address Water Contamination in Hoosick Falls

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the agency to expedite its response to address water contamination in the Village of Hoosick Falls and take immediate federal action to support and augment the State of New York's ongoing efforts. "I am extremely concerned by the presence of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) in Hoosick Falls, given that studies have linked exposure to PFOA with increased detrimental health … Continue Reading


January 31, 2016

As Deadline Approaches for VA to Renew its Rule that Prohibits Medical Marijuana, Senator Gillibrand Urges VA to Fix Discriminatory Policy & Allow Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana to Veterans

New York, NY - Today U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with New York veterans, medical professionals, and medical marijuana advocates urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to fix its discriminatory policy and allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to veterans in states where it is legal. "Veterans who live in states where medical marijuana is legal should be able to talk to their doctor about it as a treatment option just like any other resident," said Senator Gillibrand. "Our … Continue Reading


January 28, 2016

Schumer & Gillibrand, in Joint Call with Secretary of the Air Force Debra Lee James, Urge her to Bring KC-135 Aircraft back to Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station; Senators say Existing Infrastructure and Local Workforce makes NFARS a Perfect Fit for Supporting Additional Transport & Refueling Aircraft & Missions

During a call with U.S. Secretary of the Air Force Debra Lee James, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today urged her and the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to prioritize the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station (NFARS) in Western New York as they consider bases for new missions and make plans for FY 2017. Specifically, the Senators urged the USAF to consider NFARS as the next home for KC-135 tankers. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that, until 2008, the KC-135 was flown out of … Continue Reading


January 28, 2016

As Zika Virus Continues to Spread, Senator Gillibrand Urges National Institutes of Health to Accelerate Development of Vaccine and Treatment

Washington, D.C. - As Zika virus continues to spread rapidly throughout Americas, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to take immediate action to combat the spread of the Zika virus. In a letter sent to NIAID's director, Senator Gillibrand urged the agency to prioritize research on ways to combat the spread of the virus, which has already reached at least 24 countries and territories and … Continue Reading


January 27, 2016

Gillibrand Announces Bill to Name Bergen Post Office in Honor of Bergen Native Barry Miller

Bergen, NY - U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced legislation to rename the Bergen Post Office located at 15 Rochester Street in Genesee County as the "Barry G. Miller Post Office." Congressman Chris Collins recently introduced the House version of this legislation. "Barry Miller was deeply involved in the Bergen community and his passion showed in his dedication to service and answering the call of those in danger for the past 30 years," said Senator Gillibrand. "We collectively … Continue Reading


January 27, 2016

Gillibrand Urges National Park Service to Place B&B Carousell on the National Register of Historic Places

New York, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the National Park Service urging for B&B Carousell to be placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The B&B Carousel has a history spanning over 110 years, spending 84 years on Coney Island in New York City. This designation would expand opportunities for federal historic tax credits and other resources to support future preservation and development initiatives. "B&B Carousell has been a staple of Coney … Continue Reading

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