Press Releases

November 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan, de Blasio Announce Over $4 Million In Federal Funding To Rebuild Sandy-Damaged John D'Amato Field; New Location Will Be Built At Fairview Park; Will Continue To Honor & Preserve The Memory Of Beloved Staten Islander, Community Leader & Athlete John D'Amato

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $4,323,626 in federal funding for the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to rebuild Staten Island's John D'Amato Field, which was damaged as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The destroyed field was located in a flood zone along the shoreline. The new multi-sports facility and field will be built approximately 7.5 miles away from the former location to Fairview … Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Funding For The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station In Military Construction Appropriations Bill Has Passed Congress & Is Now On Its Way To The President's Desk - Legislation Includes $7.7 Million Facility Upgrade

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities incorporated into the Military Construction appropriations bill have passed Congress and are now on their way to the President's desk. Specifically, the bill includes $7.7 million to convert the current squadron operations facility into a fully mission-capable operations center. This major upgrade will bring squadron operations, flight training and communications maintenance facility under … Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Funding For West Point Projects In Military Construction Appropriations Bill Has Passed Congress & Is Now On Its Way To The President's Desk - Legislation Includes Funding For $70 Million Waste Water Treatment Plant On Base & $55 Million To Build New West Point Elementary School

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities incorporated into the Military Construction appropriations bill have passed Congress and are now on their way to the President's desk. Specifically, the bill includes $70 million to replace the waste water treatment plant at West Point. The plant was built in 1956 and has not been upgraded since 1972. As a result, the plant suffers from leaking tanks that are beyond repair. Additionally, … Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Funding For Rockland County's Army Reserve Center In Military Construction Appropriations Bill Has Passed Congress & Is Now On Its Way To The President's Desk - Legislation Includes Funding For $4.2 Million Facility Upgrade

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities included in the Military Construction appropriations bill have passed Congress and are now on their way to the President's desk. Specifically, the bill includes $4.2 million to build a new Organizational Maintenance Shop within the Army Reserve Center (ARC) in Rockland County. The current facility cannot meet the training needs of the engineer company. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that … Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following Their Push, Funding For Ft. Drum Training Facility In Military Construction Appropriations Bill Has Passed Congress & Is Now On Its Way To The President's Desk - Legislation Includes Funding For $19 Million State-Of-The-Art Ft. Drum Training Academy

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that several New York priorities that were incorporated into the Military Construction appropriations bill have passed Congress and are now on their way to the President's desk. Specifically, the bill includes $19 million in funding for a new non-commissioned officer (NCO) training academy at Fort Drum in Watertown. The current NCO academy is located in twenty substandard and deteriorating World War II-era structures that … Continue Reading


November 10, 2015

Sens. Gillibrand and Cruz Lead Bipartisan Letter to the EU Opposing New Guidelines For Israeli Product Labeling

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Ted Cruz (R-T.X.) today sent a bipartisan letter signed by 36 senators to Federica Mogherini, vice president of the European Commission. The letter expresses concern over reports that the European Union (EU) intends to move forward with new guidelines this week to label certain products made by Israeli companies imported into the EU. "As allies, elected representatives of the American people, and strong supporters of Israel, we … Continue Reading


November 09, 2015

ICYMI: Senator Gillibrand On Face The Nation, Urges Renewal Of Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs

***Watch Gillibrand on Face the Nation Here*** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared on Face the Nation Sunday urging the permanent renewal of the Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Programs. Gillibrand told Face the Nation that allowing these programs to expire is an "outrage" and renewing them is "America's moral obligation." Watch Gillibrand's interview on Face the Nation here. Excerpt from Face the Nation interview: John Dickerson: Let me talk to you about … Continue Reading


November 09, 2015

Gillibrand & Maloney Award Navy Veteran With 4 Medals, Air Crewman Badge

Newburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Sean Patrick Maloney awarded former Petty Officer Third Class Ed Foddrill with the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with campaign star, and the Air Crewman Badge. Ed Foddrill is a Navy veteran who served in the Vietnam War and was stationed in Da Nang, a port city nicknamed "Rocket City, Vietnam," because of the intense fighting that took place there. … Continue Reading


November 06, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on President Obama's Rejection of Proposed Keystone Pipeline

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on President Obama's rejection of the proposed construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. "President Obama made the right decision to reject the Keystone pipeline. I have long opposed this project and I am glad this export pipeline won't be moving forward. The United States and our communities would have shouldered all the risk for this export pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico only to ship oil to … Continue Reading


November 06, 2015

Slaughter, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce President Has Signed Their Bill to Honor Fallen Rochester Hero

WASHINGTON, DC - Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today celebrated the signing into law their legislation to honor fallen Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson. Their bill, which was signed by President Obama last night, honors his life and sacrifice of Officer Pierson by rededicating the East Rochester Post Office as the Officer Daryl R. Pierson Memorial Post Office Building. "Today we move closer to honoring the dedication and sacrifice … Continue Reading


November 05, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan & De Blasio Announce More Than $100 Million In FEMA Funding For Staten Island Homeport, Howland Hook Container Terminal, And Other Vital Waterfront Investments

Washington, DC-November 5, 2015.... Senators Charles Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan, and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $103 million in federal funding to repair Sandy damage to the Staten Island Homeport, while also making improvements to vulnerable shorelines and other vital waterfront assets. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under authority of Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act and will go to the City of … Continue Reading


November 05, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.9 Million In Federal Funding For Water Infrastructure Development In Central New York

Oswego, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,947,000 in federal funding for the Town of Mexico in Central New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Waste and Water Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The Town of Mexico will receive a grant amount of $462,000 and an additional loan of $1,485,000 to design and cover the costs of a new water district, Water Service Area #3, to provide safe and reliable water for … Continue Reading


November 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $690,000 In Federal Funding for Hawthorne Valley Association Beginning Farmer Initiative

Ghent, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $693,918 in federal funding for Hawthorne Valley Association. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) and administered by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Hawthorne Valley Association will use this funding to create a training pipeline for farmers with 0-7 years of experience as a means to either … Continue Reading


October 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Call on USAF to Choose Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station As a Main Operating Base to Bring the KC-135 Fleet to WNY- Schumer, Gillibrand Say Existing a Perfect Fit for Supporting Additional Transport Aircraft & Missions

NFARS Previously Flew KC-135 And Has Existing Infrastructure That Would Enable Base To Once Again Be The Home To This Air Force Tanker Which Has Proven Its Enduring Value Over Time - Schumer & Gillibrand Say USAF Should Select NFARS As Site Of KC-135 Fleet Again, Citing Base's Strategic Location And Critical Role In Protecting National Security Schumer, Gillibrand: The KC-135 Fleet Belongs in Niagara Falls U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged … Continue Reading


October 29, 2015

Gillibrand Announces Filibuster-Proof Majority of 61 Senate Cosponsors for Permanent & Fully Funded 9/11 Zadroga Health & Compensation Bill, 237 Bipartisan Cosponsors in the House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, a bill to permanently extend and fully fund the 9/11 health and compensation programs, has garnered 61 Senate cosponsors, including 15 Republicans? - a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate - and 237 cosponsors in the House of Representatives. "61 Senators have done the right thing for our heroes by supporting legislation that ?reauthoriz?es? and … Continue Reading


October 29, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.8 Million in Federal Funds to Nassau Community College Education Initiative

Long Island, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,887,950 in federal funding over the next five years for Nassau Community College. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's TRIO Student Support Services Program. Nassau Community College will use the grant to provide academic support services to over 450 students with disabilities. The installment for the first budget period is $377,588. Nassau Community College will … Continue Reading


October 27, 2015

Senator Gillibrand, Chef Tom Colicchio & Padma Lakshmi Push to Keep Strong Nutrition Standards At School, Provide Students with Healthy Meals

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, with Chef Tom Colicchio, Food Policy Action and the Center for Science in the Public Interest, today brought real school lunches to Congress that meet the updated nutrition standards and called on lawmakers to fight back against attempts to weaken school meal nutrition standards. "For too many children, the only healthy meal they eat during the day is the meal they're given at school," said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York … Continue Reading


October 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Serrano, De Blasio Announce $10 Million in Federal DOT Funding to Complete Final Link Along Bronx River Greenway; Federal Investment Means Thousands of South Bronx Residents Will Be Better Connected to Other Neighborhoods in the Bronx Via Bicycle & Pedestrian Bridges

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman José Serrano and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the City of New York with $10 million in federal funds that will go towards finishing the construction of the final link needed to connect thousands of South Bronx residents to the Bronx River Greenway. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, the federal funding will go towards … Continue Reading


October 26, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce: U.S. Dept of Transportation Has Awarded City of Buffalo $18 Million in Fed Funds to Transform Buffalo's Lower Main Street - Project Will Reopen Car Access, Revamp Metro Rail Facilities on City's Main Street & Continue to Breathe New Life into Buffalo's Downtown

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the City of Buffalo with $18 million in federal funds that will allow the city to transform Buffalo's lower Main Street by making it accessible to both cars and light rail. Schumer previously pushed for Buffalo to receive this critical federal investment from this extremely competitive process. Schumer and Gillibrand said the City of Buffalo will now be able to … Continue Reading


October 25, 2015

After Superstorm Sandy Victims Faced Burdensome & Fraudulent Insurance Claims Process, Senator Gillibrand Announces New Reforms To Protect Homeowners In Future Storms; Renews Push For FEMA To Move Faster On Claims

New York, NY - After Superstorm Sandy victims faced an extensive, burdensome and fraud-ridden flood insurance claims process, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation to require more transparency and accountability from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) so that home and property owners who carry flood insurance policies are better protected in the event of another storm. Gillibrand also renewed her push for FEMA to expedite its review of insurance claims - a … Continue Reading

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