Press Releases

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


December 08, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $137,000 in Housing and Urban Development Funds for the City of Ithaca

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $137,360 in federal funding for the Ithaca Housing Authority in Tompkins 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 help assist eligible families participating … Continue Reading


December 07, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $2.3 Million in Housing and Urban Development Funds for the Capital Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,318,695 in federal funds for 16 municipalities and housing authorities in the Capital Region. 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 … Continue Reading


December 07, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $150K in Housing and Urban Development Funds for the Central NY Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $149,500 in federal funds for three municipalities and housing authorities in the Central New York Region. 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 … Continue Reading


December 07, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $240K in Housing and Urban Development Funds for the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $241,456 in federal funds for two housing authorities in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region. 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 04, 2015

Gillibrand Announces, After Her Push, New Measure to Give States the Authority to Use More Federal Funds on Local Bridge Improvement Projects was Passed by Congress Last Night, Will Head to President's Desk to Become Law

Washington, D.C. - With more than one-in-three New York bridges in need of repair, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that after her push, a new measure she introduced in June that would give states the authority to use more federal funds on local bridge improvement projects was included in the final federal transportation bill that Congress passed last night. Senator Gillibrand's measure will now go to the President's desk to be signed into law. While 50 percent of New York's … Continue Reading


December 03, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Statement on Defense Secretary Carter's Decision to Open All Military Positions to Women

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the ranking member on the Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement on Defense Secretary Ash Carter's decision to open all military positions to women: "Today is a historic day for the U.S. military. After fighting for full combat integration, I strongly support Secretary Carter's decision to open all positions in the military to women. This will strengthen our armed forces, and it … Continue Reading


November 30, 2015

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

Freeville, NY - Standing at Incodema3D, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced legislation to help small businesses expand their advanced manufacturing operations and create and keep high-paying, high skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States. The Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company Act of 2015 would increase capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to scale-up and commercialize their advanced manufacturing and innovation operations. "If we want our … Continue Reading

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