Press Releases

August 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2.5 Million In Federal Funds For Rochester-Finger Lakes Airports In Monroe, Genesee & Yates Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,529,490 in federal funding for airports across the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Specifically, the Greater Rochester International Airport in Monroe County will receive $1,930,500 to design and construct an 11,700 square foot de-icing facility to provide a central deicing operations area and support … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $22K In Federal Funds For The Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. In Erie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,329 in federal funding for the Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. in the town of Hamburg in Erie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Scranton Volunteer Fire Company Inc. will use the federal funding to purchase vehicle extrication equipment that will help first responders quickly remove victims from vehicles … Continue Reading


August 05, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2 Million In US Department Of Agriculture Funding For Cornell University

Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,019,142 in federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to advance and support research and programs that help support specialty crop growers to ensure long-term viability, high yield, and labor efficient production of locally grown fruits and … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400K In Federal Funds For Fulton Fire Department In Oswego County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $428,572 in federal funding for the Fulton Fire Department in Oswego County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Fulton Fire Department will use the federal funding to purchase a new fire engine. "With this funding, the brave firefighters of the Fulton Fire Department will be even better prepared to answer residents' … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $46K In Federal Funds For Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company In Schoharie County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $46,834 in federal funding for the Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. in Schoharie County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Richmondville Volunteer Fire Company will use the federal funding to purchase seven Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs, spare tanks and face masks to keep firefighters safe … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $970K In Fed Funds For Troy Fire Department In Rensselaer County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $972,377 in federal funding for the Troy Fire Department in Rensselaer 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 Troy Fire Department to expand its emergency personnel by hiring seven new firefighters. "These essential federal funds will provide the City of Troy Fire … Continue Reading


August 04, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $4.2 Million In US Department Of Agriculture Funding For Cornell University

Ithaca, N.Y. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,281,618 in new federal funding for Cornell University. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to advance and support research and programs that help support specialty crop growers to ensure long-term viability, high yield, and labor efficient production of locally grown fruits … Continue Reading


August 02, 2016

Gillibrand, Schumer & Collins Announce Bergen Post Office Officially Renamed After Barry Miller With President's Signature

Bergen, NY - U.S Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Chris Collins today announced President Obama has signed into law legislation to rename the Bergen Post Office located at 15 Rochester Street in Genesee County as the "Barry G. Miller Post Office." Earlier this year, both the Senate and House unanimously passed the legislation introduced by Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Collins. "Barry Miller was deeply involved in the Bergen community and his passion … Continue Reading


August 02, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $4.4 Million In Head Start Funds For Western New York Organizations In Erie & Chautauqua Counties

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $4,384,012 in federal funding for two Early Head Start Programs in Western New York. Specifically, Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc., located in Buffalo, will receive $3,040,919 to support its Early Head Start program. In addition. Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc., located in Dunkirk, will receive $1,343,093 in funding for its Early Head Start and Child Care partnership program. Schumer and … Continue Reading


August 01, 2016

Gillibrand Urges USDA and ARC To Fund The Center For Craft Food and Beverage At Hartwick College In Oneonta

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) urging them to fund the Center for Craft Food and Beverage at Hartwick College located in Oneonta, New York. The Senator wrote to USDA Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack and ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl urging them to provide the federal funds necessary to purchase additional analytical equipment for grain testing, research, and processing … Continue Reading


July 29, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $650K In Fed Funds For Fishers Fire District In Ontario County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $653,728 in federal funding for the Fishers Fire Department in Ontario 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 Fishers Fire Department to hire four new firefighters, increasing the Fishers Department's staff. Having joined forces with the Victor Fire Department in the fall … Continue Reading


July 28, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $135K In Federal Funds For Madrid Volunteer Fire District In St. Lawrence County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $137,429 in federal funding for the Madrid Volunteer Fire District in St. Lawrence County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Madrid Volunteer Fire District will use the federal funding to purchase Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) air packs for firefighters, as well as replace aging Personal Protective Equipment … Continue Reading


July 27, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2 Million In Fed Funding For City Of Newburgh Fire Department In Orange County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,061,516 in federal funding for the City of Newburgh Fire Department in Orange County. The City of Newburgh Fire Department will invest the funds to expand its emergency personnel by hiring 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 assistance the … Continue Reading


July 25, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $765K In Federal Funds For Capital District Transportation Authority In Albany

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $767,500 in federal funding for the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA), which serves the Capital Region through its extensive transit system. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Federal Transit Authority (FTA). This funding will allow the CDTA to purchase 20 40-foot, ultra-low sulfur diesel buses. These new buses will cut down on maintenance expenses and make CDTA's … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5.8 Million In Federal Funds For Long Island MacArthur Airport; FAA Grant Will Help Fund Construction Of Aircraft Rescue & Firefighting Building At Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Long Island MacArthur Airport is receiving a $5,880,437 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant to construct an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Building. "Keeping our airports running smoothly and safely each and every day is essential to the health of the region's economy," said Senator Schumer. "These funds will give Long Island MacArthur Airport the resources it needs … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Joined By Central New York Small Brewers, Senator Gillibrand Announces Expanded Barley Crop Coverage To New York State Producers, Boosting Local Breweries & Distilleries

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced that following her push, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expanding barley crop insurance to New York state producers. The new USDA policy will help the small brewing industry in Central New York grow while also expanding economic opportunities for local farmers. Under current state law, many small brewers will soon be required to source local New York barley to produce … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Meets With Farmers And Producers In The Finger Lake Region As Part Of Statewide Agriculture Listening Tour

Penn Yan, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion at Abandon Brewing Company with local farmers and producers today as part of a statewide agriculture listening tour. Senator Gillibrand listened to concerns raised by farmers and producers to get their input on how to make the next Farm Bill as helpful as possible to the agriculture industry in the Finger Lakes Region. "I'm grateful to all of the farmers, growers and … Continue Reading


July 22, 2016

Senator Gillibrand Meets With Farmers And Producers In The Hudson Valley As Part Of Statewide Agriculture Listening Tour

Hopewell Junction, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, hosted a roundtable discussion at Fishkill Farms with local farmers and producers today as part of a statewide agriculture listening tour. Senator Gillibrand listened to concerns raised by farmers and producers to get their input on how to make the next Farm Bill as helpful as possible to the agriculture industry in the Hudson Valley. "I'm grateful to all of the farmers and dairy producers … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $12K In Federal Funds For Jamestown Fire Department In Chautauqua County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,728 in federal funding for the Jamestown Fire Department in Chautauqua County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the City of Jamestown in Chautauqua County will use these funds to test their self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) air packs and respirators to ensure firefighter safety. "With this funding, the first … Continue Reading


July 21, 2016

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.3 Million In Federal Funds For Four Central New York Fire Departments

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,344,696 in federal funding for four fire departments throughout the Central New York region. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Canastota Fire Department in Madison County will receive $868,143 to purchase a new firetruck to transport firefighters safely. The Clinton Fire Department in Oneida County will receive … Continue Reading

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