Press Releases

September 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $350,000 in Fed Funding for the Monroe County Crime Lab; Investment Will Help Maintain Operational Capacity and Reduce Case Backlog

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $345,144 in federal funding for the Monroe County Crime Lab (MCCL). This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice's DNA Backlog Reduction Program. The MCCL currently services 52 law enforcement agencies across eight counties in Upstate New York. However, the lab currently does not have the funding or ability to efficiently perform DNA analyses, resulting in a large … Continue Reading


September 24, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding to New York Botanical Garden & Storycorps

New York, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $971,457 in funding for the New York Botanical Garden and StoryCorps. This will be matched by $1,026,458 in private funding for the two recipients. The funding was allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Services' National Leadership Grants. Specifically, the New York Botanical Garden will receive $846,457 to expand online biodiversity literature. StoryCorps will receive $125,000 for recording … Continue Reading


September 22, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.2 Million in Federal Funding for Immigrant-Service Organizations in NYC; Grant Will Support Future Citizens Through Naturalization Process

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,250,000 in federal grants for organizations throughout New York City through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The organizations are each being awarded $250,000 and include: HANAC, Inc.; Shorefront YM-YHWA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach; Emerald Isle Immigration Center; Make the Road New York; and SEIU 1199 League Training and Upgrading Fund. "Immigrants are dreamers and doers and America is a great … Continue Reading


September 22, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan, de Blasio Announce More Than One Million in FEMA Funding to Complete Sandy-Related Repairs at Wolfe's Pond Park

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $1,427,436 in FEMA funding to repair Hurricane Sandy damage to Wolfe's Pond Park. Specifically, the funding will replace more than 600 square yards of safety surface at park playgrounds, and repair more than 1,400 square yards of asphalt path, among other work. This funding allows for the remaining Sandy-related repairs at Wolfe's Pond Park, as much of the work has … Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $750,000 in Federal Funding for Domestic Abuse Programs in Albany & Troy

Albany, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and the Unity House of Troy. Specifically, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York will receive $400,000 to strengthen civil and criminal legal assistance programs for adult and youth victims of domestic violence and the Unity House of Troy will receive $350,000 to a broad range of holistic, victim-centered transitional housing … Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on New Campus Assault Story

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the results of the new Association of American Universities (AAU) survey that found 23.1 percent of female undergraduate students have experienced unwanted sexual contact: "This is the latest study to confirm that at least one in five undergraduate women experiences some form of sexual assault on their campus. How many surveys will it take before we act with the urgency these crimes demand? We have a … Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Gillibrand to Push for Federal Medical Marijuana Reforms in Keynote Before the National Cannabis Industry Association

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will speak today before the National Cannabis Industry Association Fall Business Summit to push for the bipartisan reform measures she introduced with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY). While more than 40 states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, it is still prohibited under federal law. The bipartisan Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced earlier this year, takes on the … Continue Reading


September 20, 2015

Gillibrand & Nadler with National Parks Conservation Association Launch Campaign at Historic Stonewall Inn in New York City to Create First Ever National Park Site Honoring America's LGBT History

NEW YORK, NY -- Today, in front of the iconic Stonewall Inn, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the Human Rights Campaign, state and local elected officials, advocacy groups and community leaders launched a new campaign to designate the nation's first national park site dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history at Stonewall. The national campaign launch has been … Continue Reading


September 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following their Push, the Ogdensburg Airport Will Receive More Than $7.5 Million in Fed Funding For Long-Awaited Runway Extension - Longer Runway will Help Flights Land & Enable Airport to Begin Low-Fare Airline Service with Allegiant Air, a Key for Regional Job Growth and Increased Tourism

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved $7,597,458 in federal funding for the long-awaited runway extension at the Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS). In June, Schumer and Gillibrand launched their push to secure critical federal funding from the FAA through its Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to make this Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority project a reality. The Senators said this funding is … Continue Reading


September 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.3 Million in Fed Funding for Domestic Violence Prevention Programs in Oswego County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $1,398,310 in federal funding for Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Specifically, $700,000 will be used towards Oswego County Opportunities' Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program and $698,310 will be used for the Consolidated and Technical Assistance Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies. … Continue Reading


September 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand & Rice Announce $164,660 Federal Grant for Lynbrook Fire Department

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today announced that the Lynbrook Fire Department has been awarded $164,660 in federal grant funding to provide training and purchase new personal protective equipment. The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which provides grants directly to fire departments for projects that enhance public … Continue Reading


September 16, 2015

Support Grows For Permanent Extension Of Jams Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs As One hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart Lobby Congress

Video From Media Availability *HERE* Washington, D.C. - Senators and representatives added their names to the bill to permanently extend the 9/11 health and compensation programs as more than 100 first responders and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart spent the day lobbying members of Congress in Washington. Six Senators and 11 Representatives signed on as co-sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, bringing the total number of supporters to 43 in the … Continue Reading


September 16, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $48K in Fed Funding for the St. Johnsburg Fire Company in Niagara County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $48,027 for the St. Johnsburg Fire Co. in Niagara County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This funding will be used to purchase a new refilling station for firefighter air tanks, the first system of its kind the fire department has ever been able to purchase. "This much-needed funding will provide our St. Johnsburg firefighters with … Continue Reading


September 16, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $22K in Fed Funds for Danby Fire Department in Tompkins County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,423 in federal funding for the Danby Fire District in Tompkins 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 replace worn-out hoses and nozzles for two fire companies in the Danby Fire District, including the Danby Volunteer Fire Company and the West Danby Fire Company. "This much-needed … Continue Reading


September 15, 2015

As Congress Threatens to Cut Phys. Ed Funding, Gillibrand Announces New Push to Secure Student Fitness Programs for Schools Across the Country

Johnson City, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new push to secure student fitness programs for schools across the country, amid Congressional efforts to cut physical education funding. Standing at The Johnson City Intermediate School with Superintendent Mary Kay Frys, Athletic Director Jeffrey Paske, Intermediate School Principal Margaret Kucko and Board of Education member and Johnson City parent Jeannette Farr, Gillibrand outlined her initiative - the Fitness Integrated … Continue Reading


September 15, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Zeldin Announce Over $2.4 Million in Federal Funding for Suffolk County's Francis Gabreski Airport, Home to 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Lee Zeldin today announced $2,486,087 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding for Francis S. Gabreski Airport. The grant is being provided to Suffolk County for the rehabilitation of runway 15/33 at Gabreski Airport. ‎The airport is home to the 106th Rescue Wing of the Air National Guard and supports over 60,000 aircraft operations a year. The project will create about 50 construction and engineering … Continue Reading


September 15, 2015

As Congress Threatens to Cut Phys. Ed Funding, Gillibrand & Higgins Announce New Push to Secure Student Fitness Programs for Schools Across the Country

Cheektowaga, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced a new push to secure student fitness programs for schools across the country, amid Congressional efforts to cut physical education funding. Standing at Union East Elementary School with Congressman Brian Higgins, Superintendent of Cheektowaga Central School District Dennis Kane, Union East Elementary School Principal Brian Bridges and Erie County Health Commissioner, Dr. Gale Burstein, Gillibrand … Continue Reading


September 14, 2015

After Repeated Delays of Flight 3407 Reforms, Gillibrand Pushes Feds on Implementation of Safety Regulations

Buffalo, NY - With a new audit reporting repeated delays of flight safety regulations adopted in the wake of Colgan Air Flight 3407, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today pushed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make the reforms a priority. An audit by the Department of Transportation's Office of the Inspector General revealed that the FAA had missed several deadlines mandated by the 2010 Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act - including the development of … Continue Reading


September 14, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $425,000 to Support Domestic Violence Survivors in Suffolk County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $425,000 in federal funding to the Long Island Against Domestic Violence in Suffolk County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to bolster assistance programs for survivors of domestic violence. "Long Island Against Domestic Violence provides invaluable services to countless Long Islanders who have been victims of domestic violence and … Continue Reading


September 10, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces Babylon Village Historical Society Museum Placed On National Register Of Historic Places

Long Island, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Village of Historical Babylon Society Museum has been formally added to the National Register of Historic Places. This designation expands opportunities for federal and state tax credits and grants to support restoration, local tourism and economic development initiatives at the museum. "The inclusion of the Babylon Village Historical Society Museum on the National Register of Historical Places would allow the Museum … Continue Reading

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