Press Releases

June 08, 2015

Gillibrand Urges FAA To Fund Ogdensburg Airport Expansion, Bring In Lower Cost Flights

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fund Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority's $15 million runway expansion request for Ogdensburg International Airport. The expansion would allow for larger aircraft delivery services. The overall project will create construction jobs, bring in lower cost flight options for North Country residents and attract an estimated 38,000 new Canadian tourists into the North County. "This expansion project is a … Continue Reading


June 08, 2015

As Congress Debates Child Nutrition Standards, Senator Gillibrand Pushes For Fresh Fruits And Vegetables At School & Announces Legislation To Provide More Students With Nutritious Meals When School Is Out For Summer

Buffalo, NY - Standing at Buffalo Promise Neighborhood Children's Academy U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she will fight to protect healthier food standards and programs for schools as Congress prepares to debate child nutrition standards. Gillibrand also announced bipartisan legislation to provide more children with nutritious meals throughout the summer. Gillibrand's proposed legislation would give more children access to healthy summer meals by expanding the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


June 05, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $234,000 In Federal Funding For Westchester County Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Westchester County Airport will receive $234,000.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. This project will fund the design to rehabilitate 2,950 feet of the airport's existing access road to maintain access to the airport. "Keeping the Westchester County Airport in top-notch shape is critical for residents and Westchester businesses who regularly use this airport," said … Continue Reading


June 05, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Over $2.9 Million Fed Reimbursement For Carthage Area Hospital In Jefferson County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today secured a reimbursement payment from Medicare via the fiscal intermediary the National Government Services (NGS) for $2,930,287 owed to the Carthage Area Hospital in Jefferson County. The hospital had an outstanding Sole Community Hospital Low Volume Adjustment repayment request initially submitted on September 3rd, 2014. The reimbursement covers operational costs for medical services rendered to patients. Last July, Carthage Area … Continue Reading


June 05, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $720,000 In Federal Funding For Syracuse Hancock International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Syracuse Hancock International Airport in Onondaga County will receive $720,000.00 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for airport upgrades. The federal funding will be used to fund the installation of a passenger boarding bridge to improve efficiency of operations and meet passenger needs. "Keeping our airports in top-notch shape is crucial to attracting business and tourism to the region," … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

After Two Decades Of Pentagon Failure To Address Sexual Assault, Gillibrand Introduces Bipartisan Military Justice Reform To Finally Establish Fair Military Justice System For Survivors And Accused

Gillibrand's Floor Speech Copied Below with Video Available HERE Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the introduction of the Military Justice Improvement Act, a bipartisan and long overdue reform that would reverse the systemic fear of reporting and the pervasive distrust in the current adjudication process by moving the decision whether to prosecute serious crimes from the chain of command to independent and trained military prosecutors. Speaking on the Senate … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $37K In Fed Funds For The Carlton Fire Company In Orleans County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $37,558 in federal funding for the Carlton Fire Company in Orleans County, a volunteer fire company located in the Town of Albion. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program. The federal funding will allow the Carlton Fire Department to purchase new auto-extrication tools, including cutters that help first responders quickly remove victims … Continue Reading


June 04, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Ask President To Recognize Union and Clarkson As College Hockey National Champions

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko asked the White House today to reconsider its recent decision to forego an official ceremony congratulating the Union College Dutchmen and the Clarkson Golden Knights as the 2014 National Champions in Men's and Women's College Ice Hockey, respectively. Union College and Clarkson University, both Upstate New York schools, won upset victories against the Minnesota men's and women's ice hockey teams in … Continue Reading


June 03, 2015

After Senator Gillibrand’s Yearlong Push For Reform, White House Announces New Regulations To Prevent Dangerous Antibiotic Resistant Pathogens In Food

Washington, D.C. - Following her yearlong push for reform, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today applauded the new White House regulations that will require veterinarians to oversee the use of medically-important antibiotics in food animals. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish a the Veterinary Feed Directive which requires that medically important antibiotics be used under veterinary oversight, halts the over-the-counter sale of antibiotics, and ends the use of these … Continue Reading


June 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $147,000 In Federal Funding For The City Of Watertown Fire-Rescue In Jefferson County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $147,362 in federal funding for the City of Watertown Fire-Rescue to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Watertown Fire-Rescue will use this federal investment to upgrade radios for first responders and purchase new radios for the County's future truck radio system. "These much-needed federal funds … Continue Reading


June 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $47,000 In Federal Funding For The Pilot Knob Volunteer Firefighter’s Association In Warren County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $47,239 in federal funding for the Pilot Knob Volunteer Firefighter's Association Inc. to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Association will use this federal investment to purchase eight Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or air packs. The new SCBA's will replace the … Continue Reading


June 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $140,000 In Federal Funding For The Fort Montgomery Fire District And Piermont Fire Department In Hudson Valley

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $100,643 in federal funding for the Fort Montgomery Fire District and $46,326 in federal funding for the Village of Piermont Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. "It is critical that we provide our local fire companies with the resources they need to keep our citizens safe and do their … Continue Reading


June 02, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Transparency For Families Of 9/11 Victims And Survivors Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new bipartisan legislation, known as the Transparency for the Families of 9/11 Victims and Survivors Act of 2015 that would require President Obama to declassify and make publicly available the redacted 28 pages from the Joint Inquiry into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 2001. The legislation was introduced today by U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), and also cosponsored by … Continue Reading


June 02, 2015

With More Than One-In-Three New York Bridges In Need Of Repair, Gillibrand Announces New Measure To Give States The Authority To Use More Federal Funds On Local Bridge Improvement Projects

Washington, D.C. - With more than one-in-three New York bridges in need of repair, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new measure that will give states the authority to use more federal funds on local bridge improvement projects. While 50 percent of New York's 17,000 bridges are locally-owned, federal policy limits the amount of federal transportation funds that states can use to repair those bridges. Gillibrand's proposal will make local bridge projects eligible for federal … Continue Reading


June 01, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Committee Approval Of More Than Four Million To The Army Reserve

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $4.2 million for construction in the Army Reserve Center (ARC) in Rockland County. The investment, also included in the House Appropriations Bill, will be used to build a new Organizational Maintenance Shop within the ARC in Orangeburg. The current facility cannot meet the training needs of the engineer company. "The current ARC in Rockland needs a … Continue Reading


June 01, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Committee Approval Of More Than Seven Million To The 107th Air Wing

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee appropriated $7.7 million for the Air National Guard unit stationed at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station. The investment transforms the current squadron operations facility at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station into a fully-mission-capable military unmanned aerial vehicle Operations Center, Ground Control Station, squadron operations, flight training, and … Continue Reading


May 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $57,000 In Federal Funding For The Plattsburgh Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,943 in federal funding for the Plattsburgh Fire Department to purchase new equipment. The money was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The Plattsburgh Fire Department will use this federal investment to purchase a complete Air Compressor / Cascade breathing air system that allows first responders the ability to fill self-contained … Continue Reading


May 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand urge FERC To Extend Public Comment Period For Compressor Project In Pendleton; Proposal Seeks To Install A Compressor Station Near Residential Homes To Support Expansion Of Empire Pipeline– Senators Say Residents Need More Time To Respond To Proposal

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to extend the public comment period for a National Fuel Gas (NFG) project that would build a compressor station 1,600 feet away from the Pendleton neighborhood. Schumer and Gillibrand explained that NFG plans to build a 22,000 horsepower compressor station to support an expansion of the Empire Pipeline, which runs from Pennsylvania to Canada. Schumer and Gillibrand said that many … Continue Reading


May 26, 2015

Gillibrand Pays Tribute To World War II Veteran, Secures Posthumous Medals For His Family Members

Saratoga Springs, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that she secured posthumous medals for the family of WWII veteran Robert Maloney. After receiving a request for assistance from his family, Senator Gillibrand secured the Bronze Star Medal and 5 other military service medals. "We must never forget our brave service men and women who risked their lives to protect and defend our freedom," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. "I am pleased … Continue Reading


May 22, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $24K In Fed Funding For Belgium Cold Springs Volunteer Fire District In Central New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $23,810 in federal funding for the Belgium Cold Springs Fire District in Onondaga County. This funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The money will be used to purchase a washer for firefighters to clean their gear after fires. In many cases the firefighters' gear still has toxic carcinogens emitted from the fire and the clothing needs … Continue Reading

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