Press Releases

May 01, 2015

Gillibrand Statement On Latest DOD Report On Sexual Assault In The Military (2015)

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the Department of Defense's latest report on sexual assault in the military: "This is more of the same. All of the positive rhetoric ignores the reality that 75 percent of the men and women in uniform who have been sexually assaulted lack the confidence in the military justice system to come forward and report the crimes committed against them "Contrary to mission accomplished, we are right back on … Continue Reading


May 01, 2015

At Elmira College, Senator Gillibrand Meets Students and Leads Organizing Effort to Combat Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Elmira, NY - At a round table meeting at Elmira College, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined today by students and officials from Elmira College and other area colleges, as well as survivors, advocates, and law enforcement to discuss bolstering efforts to combat sexual violence on college campuses. According to data from the U.S. Department of Education, college campuses in New York reported 388 forcible sex offenses and over 5,000 offenses nationwide in 2013. In February Gillibrand … Continue Reading


May 01, 2015

At Union College, Senator Gillibrand Meets with Students and Leads Organizing Effort to Combat Sexual Violence on College Campuses

Schenectady, NY - At a round table meeting at Union College, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined today by students and officials from Union College and other area colleges, as well as survivors, advocates, and law enforcement to discuss bolstering efforts to combat sexual violence on college campuses. According to data from the U.S. Department of Education, college campuses in New York reported 388 forcible sex offenses and over 5,000 offenses nationwide in 2013. In February Gillibrand … Continue Reading


May 01, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Bolster Manufacturing Education at Universities and Train New York’s Workforce for 21st Century Economy

East Syracuse, NY - Standing at SBB, Inc. in East Syracuse today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new bipartisan legislation to bolster manufacturing education at universities and train the workforce to meet the growing demands of the 21st century manufacturing sector. Gillibrand introduced The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill that would designate 25 universities as 'Manufacturing Universities' and provide schools with incentives to better align their … Continue Reading


May 01, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on Latest DOD Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the Department of Defense's latest report on sexual assault in the military: "This is more of the same. All of the positive rhetoric ignores the reality that 75 percent of the men and women in uniform who have been sexually assaulted lack the confidence in the military justice system to come forward and report the crimes committed against them. "Contrary to mission accomplished, we are right back on … Continue Reading


April 30, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $800,000 in Federal Funding for Clinton County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $632,000 in federal grant funding and a $222,000 federal loan for the Town of Saranac in Clinton County to help finance improvements to Standish Water District. Funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. "This federal funding is great news for Town of Saranac and Clinton County," said Senator Schumer. "Improving the water system is a … Continue Reading


April 28, 2015

After Three Decades, Glens Falls Navy Vet Finally Receives War Medals

Glens Falls, NY - After more than three decades, a Glens Falls Navy veteran finally received the war medals he earned, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today. After he requested assistance from her office, Gillibrand helped fix Glens Falls resident Joseph Gagliardi's military record and secure the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM). With the Senator's help, Mr. Gagliardi also received the Navy Unit Commendation Ribbon, and he will now be eligible to receive military service … Continue Reading


April 26, 2015

With Presidential Campaign Season Officially Underway, Gillibrand and Good Gov’t Groups Push for National Online Voter Registration System: Modernizing Country’s Outdated Registration System Would Expand Voting Access to Almost 100 Million Eligible Voters

New York, NY - With the 2016 presidential campaign season officially underway, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined today by executives from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, Common Cause New York, the League of Women Voters of New York City and the New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG) and social activist, Russell Simmons in announcing federal legislation that would create a national online voter registration system to bring the election process into the … Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on Hostages Killed by U.S. Drone Strike

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the two hostages killed by a U.S. drone strike: "I am deeply saddened by the news that Dr. Warren Weinstein, an American hostage who had lived and taught in New York, was killed in a U.S. drone strike. Dr. Weinstein devoted his life to rebuilding war-ravaged communities, and his tragic death underscores both his bravery and sacrifice. My prayers are with his family, as well as with the family of … Continue Reading


April 23, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on Loretta Lynch Confirmation

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General: "I am pleased to finally be able to congratulate Loretta Lynch on her confirmation as Attorney General of the United States. Loretta is strong and fearless, and she is an ideal choice to lead the Justice Department. Not only is she making history as the first African American woman to serve in this role, she is one of our country's most … Continue Reading


April 22, 2015

With Asthma Affecting Nearly Half a Million New York Children, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation to Ensure Schools Prepare For & Prevent Asthma Attacks

Washington, D.C. - With asthma affecting 465,000 children in New York State, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced the School Asthma Management Plan Act to ensure schools are equipped to respond to asthma attacks and are working to help prevent them from happening. The bill would establish grants for schools to train staff to identify and respond to student attacks, and purchase medication and equipment to improve classroom air quality. According to the New York State Department of … Continue Reading


April 21, 2015

As Data Breaches in New York Triple, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Cyber Security Measures to better Prepare Businesses and protect Consumers Against From Attacks

**WATCH Senator's Speech Today On The Senate Floor** Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced two bipartisan bills to better prepare businesses and protect consumers against cyber security attacks and dangerous data breaches. In New York State alone, the number of data security breaches reported to the Attorney General tripled between 2006 and 2013, exposing a total of 22.8 million personal records. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Credit Act introduced with … Continue Reading


April 17, 2015

Gillibrand, Collins and Higgins Announce Legislation to Bolster Manufacturing Education at Universities and Train New York’s Workforce for 21st Century Economy

Tonawanda, NY - Standing together at the Praxair, Inc.'s global technology center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Chris Collins and Congressman Brian Higgins announced new legislation today to bolster manufacturing education at universities and train the workforce to meet the growing demands of the 21st century manufacturing sector. The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015 is a bipartisan bill that would designate 25 universities as 'Manufacturing Universities' and provide … Continue Reading


April 17, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Bolster Manufacturing Education at Universities and Train New York’s Workforce for 21st Century Economy

Rochester, NY - Standing at Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new bipartisan legislation to bolster manufacturing education at universities and train the workforce to meet the growing demands of the 21st century manufacturing sector. Gillibrand introduced The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill that would designate 25 universities as 'Manufacturing Universities' and provide schools with incentives to better align their … Continue Reading


April 17, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Bolster Manufacturing Education at Universities and Train New York’s Workforce for 21st Century Economy

Plattsburgh, NY - Standing at the Nova Bus plant in Plattsburgh today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new bipartisan legislation to bolster manufacturing education at universities and train the workforce to meet the growing demands of the 21st century manufacturing sector. Gillibrand introduced The Manufacturing Universities Act of 2015, a bipartisan bill that would designate 25 universities as 'Manufacturing Universities' and provide schools with incentives to better align their … Continue Reading


April 14, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on Equal Pay Day

Watch the video of Senator Gillibrand's remarks here. Washington, D.C. - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand gave the following remarks today about the gender pay gap and the importance of passing the Paycheck Fairness Act: "Equal pay is fundamental to our country, to our economy and to our ability to reach our full potential as a nation. When women are earning less than their full potential, when they're earning 78 cents on the dollar, or 68 cents on the dollar, or 53 cents on the dollar. What it … Continue Reading


April 14, 2015

Bipartisan Group of U.S. Senate and House Lawmakers From Across the Country Introduce Critical Reauthorization of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Washington, D.C. - After nearly a decade long fight to stand by our first responders who answered the call of duty on September 11th, Congress finally fulfilled its moral obligation in late 2010 and provided our 9/11 heroes with the health care and financial compensation they deserved by passing the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. With the Zadroga bill's two critical programs - the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program and the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund - set to … Continue Reading


April 03, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Wishes New Yorkers Joyous Passover

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement wishing New Yorkers who celebrate a Happy Passover: "This evening, Jewish families and friends will gather together around the Seder table to reflect on the exodus from slavery and oppression, and to look forward to a future free from injustice. I share in your fervent hope for a world filled with enduring peace and freedom, and send my best wishes for a sweet and joyous Passover celebration. Chag … Continue Reading


April 02, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on Federal Increase for New York City Anti-Terror Funds

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security announcement that it will increase New York City anti-terror funding to $181 million. Gillibrand has also fought to increase the amount of anti-terror funding for non-profit and religious institutions. "We have been fighting for years for the resources needed to protect the world's number one terrorist target. I want to thank Secretary Johnson for making this sound investment … Continue Reading


April 02, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Speaks at Centerstate CEO Meeting in Syracuse as Part of Statewide Tour to Build Support for Federal Legislation to Provide Every Worker in America with Paid Leave

Syracuse, NY - With 4.1 million New Yorkers serving as family caregivers, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke at CenterState CEO's annual meeting in Syracuse today as part of her statewide tour to build support for her federal legislation to provide every worker with paid leave. Gillibrand spoke before more than one thousand Central New York business leaders gathered at the Oncenter where she discussed the legislation she reintroduced earlier this month that would create paid family leave, … Continue Reading

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