Press Releases

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


July 29, 2015

McCaskill, Heller, Gillibrand & Ayotte Joint Statement On Senate Campus Sexual Assault Hearing

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Dean Heller (R-NV), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) issued the following joint statement on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing on campus sexual assault: "We have a responsibility to make sure colleges and universities keep our students safe, and must act on the failure to properly address campus sexual assault. Thanks to the survivors who have come forward and to a growing body of … Continue Reading


July 29, 2015

Gillibrand Testifies Before Senate Hearing On Bipartisan Campus Accountability & Safety Act

WATCH Senator Gillibrand's Testimony Here Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the need to pass the bipartisan Campus Accountability and Safety Act (S.590) to better address the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. The legislation flips the current incentives so that schools report these cases and provide students with the resources they need, including a trained Confidential … Continue Reading


July 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $180 Million In Anti-Terrorism Funding For NYPD & Other Law Enforcement; Federal Funds Support NYC’s Critical Urban Areas Security Initiative; Award Includes $76 Million In State Homeland Security Grant Program Funding For NYS

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York is set to receive millions in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). First, Schumer and Gillibrand announced $180,926,000 in Fiscal Year 2015 funding for the New York City area through the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). The UASI program provides funding to address the unique needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas. The … Continue Reading


July 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, After Successfully Appealing To FEMA Administrator Fugate & Securing The Funds Needed To Relocate The Schoharie Public Safety Facility, The County Will Now Finally Receive $26 Million

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, following their successful appeals to the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), the more than $26 million in federal funds that will allow the county to relocate its Public Safety Building will be signed, sealed and delivered. In April, Schumer and Gillibrand announced that FEMA finally approved the framework needed to get this project underway and relocate the Schoharie County Public Safety Building … Continue Reading


July 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $320k In Fed Funding For Four Western NY Fire Departments In Cattaraugus And Erie Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $329,309 in federal funding for four fire departments in Western New York. The federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Farmersville Volunteer Fire Department in Cattaraugus County will receive $86,056 to purchase 12-14 new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA), or air packs. The West Seneca Fire District #4 in Erie … Continue Reading


July 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $138k For Two North Country Fire Departments In Clinton And Essex Counties

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $137,944 in federal funding for North Country fire departments. Specifically, $29,524 will be awarded to the Rouses Point Fire Department in Clinton County and $108,420 to the Port Henry Fire Department in Essex County. This federal funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. These funds will allow the Rouses Point Fire Department to purchase 20 sets … Continue Reading


July 27, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $195k In Fed Funds For Sparrowbush Engine Company In Orange County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $195,453 in federal funding for the Sparrowbush Engine Company, a volunteer fire company in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program. This federal funding will allow the Sparrowbush Engine Company to purchase 21 new self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA), spare bottles, and a new compressor fill station. These SCBA … Continue Reading

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