Press Releases

August 07, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Cuomo & De Blasio Announce More Than $8.9 Million For Runway Upgrades At JFK Airport To Reduce Delays & Improve Safety

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced more than $8.9 million in federal funding for key runway and airfield upgrades at John F. Kennedy International Airport that will help reduce the time planes spend on the ground while also enhancing safety measures. The grant will fund the second of a three-phase improvement plan that includes runway upgrades and new taxiways. "This important federal investment will help … Continue Reading


August 06, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Launch Push To Secure Fed Funding For Advanced Manufacturing Performance Center In Utica; Facility Would Support Expansion At SUNY Poly’s Quad-C By Creating A Nanotech Development & Testing Site In Utica – Senators Say Center Has Potential To Spur Growth Across The Nanotech Corridor & Bring High-Tech Jobs To CNY

Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand launched their push to secure federal funding for a public-private partnership between SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) and a consortium of local companies in their proposal to create a nanotechnology testbed site in Utica, NY. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that SUNY Poly, along with local companies SEMATECH, Edwards Vacuum and INFICON, have applied through the Economic Development Administration's (EDA) Economic Adjustment … Continue Reading


August 06, 2015

Gillibrand: Why I’m Supporting An Imperfect Iran Deal

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her decision to support the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as agreed to by the P5+1 and Iran. Senator Gillibrand discussed her support in a post published on Medium, writing that while imperfect, "if we reject this deal, we do not have a viable alternative for preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons," which has been and remains the United States' primary goal. Her post is available here and copied below. Why I'm … Continue Reading


August 05, 2015

Manchin, Kirk, Ernst, Gillibrand Launch Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today launched the Post-9/11 Veterans Caucus with industry leaders Starbucks and Uber to address the challenges that this new generation of post-9/11 veterans face when entering the job market. Starbucks and Uber have committed to hiring at least 60,000 veterans and military spouses by 2018. Also in attendance was Illinois native and Student Veterans of America government … Continue Reading


August 04, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $21,000 In Federal Funding For Hoosick Falls Joint Fire District In Rensselaer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $21,724 in federal funding for Hoosick Falls Joint Fire District in Rensselaer County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Hoosick Falls Joint Fire District will use this federal investment to purchase a washer-extractor and drying cabinet to clean turnout gear. "It is critical that we provide our fire departments with the … Continue Reading


August 04, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $5 Million In Fed Funding For Orange County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,023,500 in federal funding for Orange County Airport. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will transform the Orange County Airport, located in the Village of Montgomery, by allowing it to make major safety upgrades to the main runway. The runway will be moved 1,000 feet north and 8 degrees to the right, creating … Continue Reading


August 04, 2015

Booker, Gillibrand, Murray, Coons, Peters Introduce Bill To Scale-Up Investments For Small Advanced Manufacturing Businesses

Washington, DC - U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Chris Coons (D-DE), and Gary Peters (D-MI) today introduced the Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company (SUMIC) Act of 2015, legislation that increases access to capital for entrepreneurs looking to scale-up and commercialize their advanced manufacturing innovations. "Small businesses are the backbone of the U.S. economy and a tremendous engine for innovation and job growth," Sen. Booker said. … Continue Reading


August 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $590k In Fed Funding For Two Rochester-Finger Lakes Region Airports

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand today announced $587,880 in federal funding for two Rochester- Finger Lakes region airports. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These funds will provide the Dansville Municipal Airport in Livingston County with $346,500 and the Canandaigua Airport in Ontario County with $241,380. These federal funds will be used to invest in updating Airport Master Plans, … Continue Reading


August 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $217k In Fed Funding For 4 Fire Departments In Otsego County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $217,143 in federal funding for the Worcester Hose Company in Otsego County, a volunteer fire company with four departments located in Worcester, East Worcester, Schenevus and Westford. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program. The federal funding will allow the Worcester Hose Company to purchase new radio systems for all four Otsego County … Continue Reading


August 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Fed Funding For Two Capital Region Airports In Albany And Saratoga Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,540,335 in federal funding for two Capital Region airports. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, Albany International Airport will receive $1,153,216 for the first phase of a two part project that will replace approximately 126,700 square feet of the airport terminal roof that has reached the end of its useful life. … Continue Reading


August 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $248k In Fed Funding For Syracuse Hancock International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $248,400 in federal funding for two critical infrastructure projects at the Syracuse Hancock International Airport. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This federal funding will allocate $220,500 to enable improvements to airport terminals and upgrade facilities to meet ADA standards, and an additional $27,900 to reconfigure airport … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $148k In Fed Funds For Three Western NY Fire Departments In Chautauqua And Cattaraugus Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $148,819 in federal funding for three fire departments in Western NY. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, $24,762 in federal funding will be awarded to the Frewsburg Fire Department in Chautauqua County to purchase heart monitors and other critical safety gear. In addition, $25,842 will be awarded to the Busti Fire … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $47,000 In Fed Funding For Keene Valley Hose And Ladder Company No. 1 In Essex County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $47,132 in federal funding for Keene Valley Hose and Ladder Company No. 1 in Essex County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Keene Valley Hose and Ladder Company No. 1 in Essex County will use this federal investment to purchase one Monitor/Defibrillator/Pacemaker for ambulance and four Biphasic Automated External Defibrillators … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $19,000 In Fed Funding For Oxbow Volunteer Fire Department In Jefferson County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $19,324 in federal funding for Oxbow Volunteer Fire Department in Jefferson County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Oxbow Volunteer Fire Department in Jefferson County will use this federal investment to purchase five new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBAs). "It is critical that we provide our fire departments with … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Gillibrand Calls For Hillburn Main School To Be Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the National Park Service to place Hillburn Main School on the National Register of Historic Places. This designation would recognize the school's history during New York State's desegregation movement. The national register also expands opportunities for federal historic tax credits and other resources to support future preservation and development initiatives. The Hillburn Main School in Rockland County was a focal point of … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $39k In Federal Funding For Pavilion Fire District In Genesee County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $39,200 in federal funding for the Pavilion Fire District in Genesee County. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This federal funding will allow the Pavilion Fire District to purchase new protective gear and safety equipment. "It is critical that we provide our local fire companies with the most up-to-date protective equipment … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $25k In Fed Funds For Lewiston Volunteer Fire Company In Niagara County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,036 in federal funding for the Lewiston Volunteer Fire Company in Niagara County. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. The federal funding will allow the Lewiston Volunteer Fire Company to purchase advertising materials to recruit new firefighters. "These much-needed federal funds will provide the … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

With New Partisan Threat To Shut Down Government Over Planned Parenthood, Gillibrand Speaks On Senate Floor In Defense Of Women’s Health

WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Remarks HERE Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today spoke on the Senate floor against the latest partisan threat to shut down the federal government as a means to defund Planned Parenthood. The women's healthcare provider receives just over $500 million in federal funding every year to provide essential preventative services, including breast exams, cancer screenings and immunizations, as well as adoption referrals and pediatric care. Federal … Continue Reading


July 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million In Fed Funding For City Of Poughkeepsie Fire Department In Dutchess County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $959,455 in federal funding for the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department in Dutchess County. The City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department will invest the funds to expand its emergency personnel by hiring seven new firefighters. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program. "These much-needed federal funds will provide the … Continue Reading


July 29, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, and Israel Announce Federal Grant to Improve Boat Access to Town Dock in North Hempstead

North Hempstead, NY-Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressman Steve Israel (D-Huntington) announced a $4,142,815.50 federal grant for the Town of North Hempstead to repair damage caused more than two years ago by Superstorm Sandy. This Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance grant will be used to remove sediment buildup in the bay around North Hempstead Town Dock and help increase boat access to the dock. "The Town of North Hempstead's … Continue Reading

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