Press Releases

September 08, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, King Announce Over $590,000 Federal Grant for West Sayville-Oakdale Fire District; Funding Means Vital Equipment for Firefighters

United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Peter King today announced that the West Sayville-Oakdale Fire District is set to receive $592,273 in federal funding. The funding will be used to purchase 100 self-contained breathing apparatus, 200 bottles and 100 masks. The equipment will be utilized by fire fighters within the district, including those in West Sayville, Bayport, Oakdale and Sayville. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency … Continue Reading


September 07, 2015

Gillibrand Statement On President’s Expansion Of Paid Sick Days To Federal Contract Employees

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on President Obama's Executive Order requiring businesses with federal contracts to provide paid sick days to the employees servicing those contracts: "Paid leave is a long overdue economic policy that will help grow the middle class, protect families and strengthen our workforce. Without it, our nation will continue to forfeit billions of dollars in lost wages and economic growth. Business leaders and … Continue Reading


September 02, 2015

Gillibrand Holds Round Table Meeting To Discuss Fight Against New Efforts To Weaken School Nutrition Standards, Ensure Students Get Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Corning, NY - Standing at Alternative School for Math and Science 291, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined by Natasha Thompson from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, hosted a round table meeting and discussed the fight against the latest efforts to weaken school nutrition standards, as well as the push to ensure students get fresh fruit and vegetables at school. Congress will debate child nutrition standards and school meals next week, as the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act is set to … Continue Reading


September 02, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Delivers Keynote Address At State Fair Women’s Day Luncheon

Syracuse, NY -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke at the Great New York State Fair Annual Women's Day Luncheon. The full text of Gillibrand's remarks as prepared for delivery are copied below: "Thank you, Liz, for that warm introduction and thank you all for joining me at our amazing state fair! "I especially want to thank Cheryl Levin for organizing today's event, as well as Troy Waffner for all the work on this year's Fair. "I also want to acknowledge Congressman John Katko and … Continue Reading


September 02, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Expand Small Businesses, Boost Manufacturing

Plainview, NY - Standing at the Composite Prototyping Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation to help small businesses expand their advanced manufacturing operations and create and keep high-paying, high skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States. Gillibrand introduced the Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company Act of 2015, a bill that would increase capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to scale-up and commercialize their advanced … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $22K in Fed Funds for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company in Washington County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,858 in federal funding for the Whitehall Volunteer Fire Company Inc. in Washington 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 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep firefighters safe. PPE typically consists of turnout coats, bunker pants, gloves, hoods and helmets. "With this … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $460K in Fed Funds for the Henrietta Fire District in Monroe County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $461,973 in federal funding for the Henrietta Fire District in Monroe 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 obsolete self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefighters safe. "This much-needed funding will provide our Henrietta … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100K in Fed Funds for East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Herkimer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,284 in federal funding for the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc., located in Herkimer 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 17 old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefighters safe. "This much-needed funding will … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100K in Fed Funds for East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Herkimer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,284 in federal funding for the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc., located in Herkimer 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 17 old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefighters safe. "This much-needed funding will … Continue Reading


August 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100K in Fed Funds for East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 in Herkimer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $101,284 in federal funding for the East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department #1 Inc., located in Herkimer 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 17 old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA); these new air packs will be used to keep firefighters safe. "This much-needed funding will … Continue Reading


August 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $142,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Yonkers

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the City of Yonkers has been awarded $142,222 in federal funding to purchase a marked police vehicle, computer software/hardware and communications equipment. A portion of JAG funds will also be used to support overtime expenses. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to support … Continue Reading


August 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $20 Million in FEMA Funds to Upgrade Bridges Over Flood-Prone Waters in Broome and Delaware Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $20,214,510 in federal funds for three Southern Tier municipalities to make bridges over flood-prone waters more resilient to future, repeated flooding. A total of $2,625,000 in federal funding will be used for work in the Town of Delhi, located in Delaware County, to upgrade the flood-prone bridge that carries NY State Route 10 over the Platner Brook. Additionally, $13,312,710 in federal funding will be used for work in … Continue Reading


August 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $22 Million in FEMA Funds to Upgrade Bridges Over Flood-Prone Waters in Albany and Rensselaer Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,780,000 in federal funds for two Capital Region municipalities to upgrade and enhance the resiliency of select bridges over flood-prone waters in order to protect them against threats from future, repeated flooding. Specifically, $21,280,000 in federal funding will be used for work in the City of Cohoes, located in Albany County, to upgrade the flood-prone bridge that carries NY State Route 32 over the Mohawk River. … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $27,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Troy

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that City of Troy has been awarded $27,569 in federal funding will be used to support overtime payments to police officers. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to support a range of crime prevention activities based on state and local needs. "When it comes to protecting the … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $47,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Schenectady

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that Schenectady County has been awarded $47,765 in federal funding to purchase traffic enforcement related equipment and cover for personnel administrative costs. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins & Collins Announce More Than $300K in Fed Transportation Funding for Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand along with Congressmembers Brian Higgins and Chris Collins announced $303,000 in federal funding through the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) to advance employment efforts that support "ladders of opportunity" for Western New York job seekers. "Providing New Yorkers with essential training and skills will allow them to thrive in the 21st Century global … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $45,000 in Federal Crime Prevention Funding for Niagara Falls

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that City of Niagara Falls has been awarded $45,666 in federal funding will be used to purchase body worn cameras and support overtime payments to police officers. The funds were awarded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program, which provides funding to states and local governments to support a range of crime prevention activities based on state and local … Continue Reading


August 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $20K in Fed Funds for Chatham Fire Dept. in Columbia County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,368 in federal funding for the Chatham Fire Department in Columbia 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 a new extrication tool set, including cutters that help first responders quickly remove victims from enclosed spaces quickly. This system will help them replace their current … Continue Reading


August 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $55,000 in Federal Funding for Erin Volunteer Fire Department in Chemung County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $55,762 in federal funding for Erin Volunteer Fire Department in Chemung County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Erin Volunteer Fire Department will use this federal investment to replace old self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA's). "This vital funding will provide Southern Tier firefighters with the equipment necessary … Continue Reading


August 24, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.2 Million in Fed Funding for the Broome County Health Department to Help Remove Lead from Homes- Lead is a Serious Health Hazard & These Funds Will Help Decrease Exposure

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant of $2,906,610 in Lead Hazard Control funding and $325,000 in Healthy Homes supplemental funding for Broome County to address lead hazards in 155 housing units. This critical funding will provide necessary resources to spur collaboration between the Broome County Health Department and the New York State-funded Childhood Lead Poisoning Primary Prevention, Lead Poisoning Prevention, and Healthy Neighborhoods … Continue Reading

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