Press Releases

May 04, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $400K In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In Western New York

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $359,358 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In The Hudson Valley

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,205,983 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 04, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Emergency Funding For Head Start Programs In The Capital Region

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $1,096,431 in supplemental emergency Head Start funding to foster productive learning and ensure all students have access to robust early childhood education programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. This federal funding was allocated through the Administration for Children & Families (ACF), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and will support the needs of children in … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Gillibrand Statement On Mark Milley, Chairman Of Joint Chiefs Of Staff, Dropping Opposition To Removing Decisions About Prosecuting Sexual Assault Out Of The Chain Of Command

According to the Associated Press, Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Mark Milley said today that "he is dropping his opposition to a proposal to take decisions on sexual assault prosecution out of the hands of commanders." Addressing this major news, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "It is deeply significant that General Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has dropped his opposition to removing decisions about prosecuting sexual assault and … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

In Niagara Falls, Gillibrand Announces Sweeping Legislation To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Aging Committee, stood at the Health Association of Niagara County Inc. (HANCI) in Niagara Falls to call for a package of three bills to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and help ensure that everyone can access the medicine they need. Over the years, prescription drug costs have become increasingly unaffordable, particularly for older Americans - who account for one in four Niagara County residents - who rely on Medicare … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

In Rochester, Gillibrand Announces Sweeping Legislation To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Aging Committee, stood at Trillium Health in Rochester to call for a package of three bills to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and help ensure that everyone can access the medicine they need. Over the years, prescription drug costs have become increasingly unaffordable, particularly for older Americans - who account for one in six Monroe County residents - who rely on Medicare yet still struggle to afford medications on a … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

In Syracuse, Gillibrand Announces Sweeping Legislation To Lower Prescription Drug Prices

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Aging Committee, stood at the Frank DeFrancisco Eastwood Community Center in Syracuse to call for a package of three bills to help reduce the cost of prescription drugs, and help ensure that everyone can access the medicine they need. Over the years, prescription drug costs have become increasingly unaffordable, particularly for older Americans - who account for one in six Onondaga County residents - who rely on Medicare yet still … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

ICYMI: The Buffalo News: Biden Families Plan Includes Echoes Of Gillibrand Proposals

In case you missed it, last Friday, The Buffalo News published a piece highlighting President Biden's American Families Plan which includes several of Senator Gillibrand's top legislative priorities, including $225 billion for a permanent comprehensive national paid family and medical leave and $1.8 trillion in care infrastructure. Gillibrand, a leading advocate in the United States Senate on paid family and medical leave, has been fighting for these provisions for nearly a decade. The full … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Senators Gillibrand, Grassley, Ernst, Blumenthal, Cruz, Shaheen, Kelly And Military Sexual Assault Advocates Introduce New, Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement And Increasing Prevention Act

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), chair of the Senate Armed Services Personnel Subcommittee, alongside U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Mark Kelly (D-AZ), President of Protect Our Defenders Colonel Don Christensen, USAF (ret.), survivor Amy Marsh, and IAVA Executive Vice President Tom Porter introduced new bipartisan legislation, the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

ICYMI: Washington Post Editorial Board Calls For Gillibrand’s Long-Overdue Legislation To Reform Military Justice System

In case you missed it, yesterday, The Washington Post published an editorial urging passage of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's new bipartisan legislation, the Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, which would move the decision to prosecute serious crimes from the chain of command and put it in the hands of trained, independent military prosecutors. The bill would also implement strong measures to prevent military sexual assault. The editorial calls for urgent action to … Continue Reading


April 29, 2021

Gillibrand Announces Full List Of 46 Original Co-Sponsors For New Bipartisan Military Justice Improvement And Increasing Prevention Act

Following the announcement of the new bipartisan Military Justice Improvement and Increasing Prevention Act, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the full list of original co-sponsors, which includes 46 senators, including 34 Democrats, 2 Independents and 10 Republicans. Gillibrand unveiled the bill earlier today outside the U.S. Capitol, alongside U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Mark Kelly … Continue Reading


April 28, 2021

Gillibrand Applauds Inclusion Of National Paid Leave And Critical Investment Of Care Infrastructure In American Families Plan

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement touting the inclusion of national paid leave and care infrastructure investment in President Biden's American Families Plan. The recently unveiled package would invest nearly $1.8 trillion in care infrastructure to support economic recovery, including $225 billion for a permanent comprehensive national paid family and medical leave program. "Nearly a decade ago, I introduced the FAMILY Act to create America's first … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Gillibrand Joins Colleagues To Reintroduce Bicameral Legislation To Establish National Paid Sick Day Policy

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined her colleagues, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), to reintroduce bicameral legislation to establish a long-overdue national paid sick day policy. The Healthy Families Act would guarantee workers at businesses with at least 15 employees can earn up to seven days of paid sick leave each year. Throughout the pandemic, emergency paid sick leave provisions have - despite their limitations - given an estimated 22 … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

As Indian Point Prepares To Close, Gillibrand Joins Colleagues In Renewed Bipartisan Push To Aid Communities Affected By Nuclear Power Plant Closures

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined colleagues to introduce the Sensible, Timely Relief for America's Nuclear Districts' Economic Development (STRANDED) Act, a bill to provide federal assistance to communities around the country that are burdened with storing stranded nuclear waste. The senators' bipartisan legislation would allocate $175 million annually for five years in a federal noncompetitive grant program to compensate communities with decommissioned nuclear power plants where spent … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Gillibrand Y Colegas Presentan El Proyecto De Ley “Medicare At 50”

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, miembro del Comité del Senado sobre Asuntos de la Vejez, se unió a otros colegas del Senado para volver a presentar el proyecto de ley "Medicare at 50", una medida que aumentaría la elegibilidad a Medicare de los neoyorquinos entre las edades de 50 y 64. A fecha de julio de 2020, cerca de 3,7 millones de personas de 65 años o más tenían Medicare en Nueva York. Reducir la edad de inscripción … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

Gillibrand, Colleagues Introduce Medicare At 50 Act

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Aging Committee, joined Senate colleagues to reintroduce the Medicare at 50 Act, legislation to give New Yorkers between the ages of 50 and 64 years old the option of buying into Medicare. As of July 2020, nearly 3.7 million people aged 65 and older were covered by Medicare in New York. Lowering the Medicare participation age to 50 would help 63 million uninsured and under-insured Americans - including those approaching retirement, or those … Continue Reading


April 27, 2021

ICYMI: New York Times: Gillibrand Makes Major Push To Reform Military Justice System

In case you missed it, the New York Times today published a story detailing U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's major push to enact long-overdue reforms in the military justice system that support justice for survivors of sexual assault. The article highlights a critical shift in support in Congress and the Pentagon for changes in military laws that would remove the charging decision of service members for sexual assault, and other felonies, from the chain of command. Experts agree that giving … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Schumer, Gillibrand Deliver Nearly $13 Million In Economic Relief To Local New York Airports For Operational And Cleaning Costs

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,901,648 in federal funding for seven airports across New York. Secured in the CARES Act championed by the senators, this funding was allocated through the Department of Transportation (DOT) and will serve as a lifeline to local airports struggling to stay afloat after more than a year of limited operations. This funding will help alleviate the cost required to meet increased safety standards and … Continue Reading


April 23, 2021

Gillibrand Reintroduces Bicameral Legislation Requiring The Federal Reserve To Address Economic Inequalities, Close Racial Employment And Wage Gaps

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, alongside U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), reintroduced bicameral legislation to address economic inequalities and close racial employment and wage gaps. The Federal Reserve Racial and Economic Equity Act would require the Federal Reserve to use its authority to eliminate racial employment and wage gaps and report on progress to address existing disparities over time. "Not only did the pandemic reveal the … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

Gillibrand: La Extensión Por El USDA De Los Alimentos Escolares Universales Gratuitos Sienta Las Bases Para Que Los Políticos Hagan Permanente Esta Flexibilización Crucial

La senadora de los Estados Unidos, Kirsten Gillibrand, quien forma parte del Comité de Agricultura del Senado, le dio la bienvenida al anuncio del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés) de que extenderá los alimentos escolares universales gratuitos durante el año escolar 2021-2022. Anteriormente, el USDA extendió los vales del programa extendido de nutrición para la niñez que proveen alimentos … Continue Reading

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