Press Releases

August 18, 2015

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

Greece, NY - Standing at Intrinsiq Materials, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new legislation to help small businesses expand their advanced manufacturing operations and create and keep high-paying, high skilled manufacturing jobs in the United States. Gillibrand introduced the Scale-Up Manufacturing Investment Company Act of 2015, a bill that would increase capital for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to scale-up and commercialize their advanced manufacturing and … Continue Reading


August 18, 2015

Gillibrand, Senate & House Members Push To End Limitations On Blood Donations Based On Sexual Orientation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with colleagues from both the Senate and the House wrote to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration to end the current discriminatory policy that limits gay men nationwide from donating blood. As the FDA released draft guidance on blood donation policy titled "Revised Recommendations for Reducing the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency," Senator Gillibrand joined by 15 Senators and 67 Representatives urged Commissioner Margaret … Continue Reading


August 14, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $540k in Fed Funding for Two Capital Region Airports in Fulton & Warren Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $539,821 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, Fulton County Airport will receive $224,821 for an airfield pavement study that will look at ways to establish the current condition of the airfield pavements and develop a pavement management program. The study will serve as an … Continue Reading


August 14, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $116K in Fed Funding for Potsdam Fire Department in St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $115,745 in federal funding for the Potsdam Fire Department in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. The Potsdam Fire Department will invest these funds in standardizing the fleet of fire apparatus. Specifically, it will outfit these trucks with large diameter hose, which allow for greater volumes of water to flow … Continue Reading


August 13, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand & Maloney Announce More than $100K in Fed Funding for Lagrange Fire District in Dutchess County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney today announced $114,324 in federal funding for the Lagrange Fire District in Dutchess County. This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) and will be used to purchase life-saving equipment for the Town of Lagrange Fire District's Emergency Medical Services (EMS). Specifically, it will be used to buy cardiac … Continue Reading


August 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $13 Million in Federal Funding to Help Study & Address Airplane Noise in-and-around JFK Airport; Senators Urge Port Authority to Expedite Completion of Study

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3.1 million in federal Department of Transportation (DOT) funding for JFK Airport's "Noise Compatibility Plan Study." The grant helps fund the Part 150 study, which better evaluates noise impacts to the communities surrounding JFK Airport. Schumer and Gillibrand have long supported the Part 150 study, and today the Senators are urging the Port Authority to expedite completion of the study. "The Part 150 study will … Continue Reading


August 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $20 million in Federal Sandy Funds for Resiliency Upgrades along Metro-North Hudson Line: MTA's 'Metro-North Railroad Power & Signal Resiliency Improvements Project' was Selected on Competitive Basis from Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Competition

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the obligation of over $20 million in federal Department of Transportation (DOT) emergency relief funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad Power and Signal Resiliency Improvements project. The federal grant will support the design and construction of 92 elevated steel equipment platforms at various locations along the Metro-North's Hudson Line to house critical power and signal … Continue Reading


August 12, 2015

With 9/11 Programs Set To Expire Later This Year, Gillibrand & First Responders Renew Push To Pass Permanent Extension Of James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

White Plains, NY - Standing at White Plains Fire Station No. 6, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined by New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Paul Ryan, President of the Westchester/Putnam Central Labor Body, John Feal, Founder of the FealGood Foundation, first responders, survivors and advocates to renew their push to pass a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Two of the Zadroga bill's critical programs - the World Trade Center (WTC) … Continue Reading


August 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $20 Million In Federal Sandy Funds For Resiliency Upgrades Along Metro-North Hudson Line; MTA’s ‘Metro-North Railroad Power & Signal Resiliency Improvements Project’ Was Selected On Competitive Basis From Hurricane Sandy Resiliency Competition

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the obligation of over $20 million in federal Department of Transportation (DOT) emergency relief funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Metro-North Railroad Power and Signal Resiliency Improvements project. The federal grant will support the design and construction of 92 elevated steel equipment platforms at various locations along the Metro-North's Hudson Line to house critical power and signal … Continue Reading


August 12, 2015

Underlying Health Risk Of Asthma In The Bronx Affecting Approximately 36,000 Bronx Children, Gillibrand, Diaz Jr., Bronx Officials & Advocates Fight For New Measures To Ensure Schools Prepare For & Prevent Asthma Attacks

Bronx, NY - Standing at the Children's Aid Society Health Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., State Senator Gustavo Rivera, Assemblyman Mike Blake, families, advocates and educators discussed her fight for new measures to ensure schools prepare for and prevent asthma attacks. The Bronx currently struggles with one of the highest asthma rates in the country, and poses as a potentially underlying health risk for other diseases. Gillibrand … Continue Reading


August 11, 2015

Gillibrand, Ortiz, Menchaca & Hunger Advocates Lead Fight Against New Efforts To Weaken School Nutrition Standards, Ensure Students Get Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Summer Meals

Sunset Park, NY - Standing at Sunset Park Recreation Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with New York State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, City Councilmember Carlos Menchaca, and hunger advocates visited with children and discussed the fight against the latest efforts to weaken school nutrition standards, as well as the push to ensure students get fresh fruit and vegetables at school. Gillibrand also announced bipartisan legislation to provide more children with nutritious meals throughout the … Continue Reading


August 11, 2015

With 9/11 Programs Set To Expire Later This Year, Gillibrand, Oddo, Rose & First Responders Renew Push to Pass Permanent Extension Of James Zadroga (/11 Health & Compensation Act

Staten Island, NY - Standing at the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Health Program Staten Island Clinical Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Staten Island Borough President James Oddo, Councilwoman Debi Rose, Pat Lynch, President of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, and John Feal, Founder of the FealGood Foundation, along with first responders, survivors, doctors and advocates to renew their push to pass a permanent extension of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation … Continue Reading


August 10, 2015

Gillibrand, Meng, Katz & Hunger Advocates Lead Fight Against New Efforts To Weaken School Nutrition Standards, Ensure Students Get Fresh Fruit & Vegetables, Summer Meals

Queens, NY - Standing at I.S. 5 The Walter Crowley Intermediate School, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Grace Meng with Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and hunger advocates visited with children and discussed the fight against the latest efforts to weaken school nutrition standards, as well as the push to ensure students get fresh fruit and vegetables at school. Gillibrand also announced bipartisan legislation to provide more children with … Continue Reading


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

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