Press Releases

March 14, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins Announce Over $10 Million To Revolutionize Buffalo’s Transportation Infrastructure: Reps Secure Massive Fed $$$ To Transform Buffalo’s Long-Overdue Riverline Project, Supercharging The WNY Economy And Local Electric Buses, Adding New Bike Paths, & Greenways, Reconnecting Buffalo’s Neighborhoods To The Waterfront

Standing at the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA) DL&W Terminal overlooking the Riverline project, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Congressman Brian Higgins today announced they have secured over $10 million for long desired community projects to transform the landscape of transportation in Buffalo. The representatives said these projects will create jobs, reconnect previously isolated portions of Downtown Buffalo to the … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand: Mohawk Valley To Receive Over $9 Million For Local Projects In The Recently Passed Bipartisan Funding Package; Includes Funding For Utica Pedestrian Bridge, Rural Broadband, Water Infrastructure, & Expanding Childcare

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that the Mohawk Valley will receive over $9 million in funding from the recently passed omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects. "From a new Utica Harbor Pedestrian Bridge to bridging the digital divide to expanding childcare and water service in Herkimer County, these projects will address some of the most critical infrastructure and community needs across … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Gillibrand Visits Fort Drum To Meet With Major General Milford Beagle Jr. And To Announce $27 Million In Omnibus Funding To Support New York’s Service Members And Military Families

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Fort Drum to announce $27,000,000 in funding secured for the 10th Mountain Division in the recently passed bipartisan omnibus package. Senator Gillibrand fiercely advocated for this funding to be included in the FY22 spending package to ensure Fort Drum has a self-sufficient water supply that is secure, sustainable, and resilient. Specifically, this funding will support the construction of 5 new potable water wells, pumps, monitoring wells, and … Continue Reading


March 14, 2022

Gillibrand Visits YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester To Announce Omnibus Funding To Support Facility & Program Upgrades

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester to announce she has secured $640,000 in federal funds for the organization as part of the historic bipartisan omnibus appropriations agreement for Fiscal Year 2022. Sen. Gillibrand joined Congressman Mondaire Jones and White Plains Mayor Tom Roach to speak with constituents, students, and YWCA White Plains & Central Westchester officials about the expansion of programs such as the Children's … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Hudson Valley And Westchester To Receive Over $10 Million For Local Projects In Bipartisan Funding Package; Includes Funding For Broadband, Water System And Housing Upgrades, Infrastructure Projects And More

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the Hudson Valley/Westchester region will receive over $10 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects. "From finally replacing the Lake St. Bridge in Newburgh to bridging the digital divide to boosting affordable housing in Westchester these project will address some of the most critical infrastructure, public health, and community … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act At Gene F. Haas Center For Advanced Manufacturing Skills At Hudson Valley Community College

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Gene F. Haas Center for Advanced Manufacturing Skills at Hudson Valley Community College to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act At Syracuse University National Veterans Resource Center

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Syracuse University National Veterans Resource Center to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical … Continue Reading


March 11, 2022

Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan, Bicameral Made In America Manufacturing Communities Act At SUNY Canton-Nevaldine Technology Center

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the SUNY Canton-Nevaldine Technology Center to announce her bipartisan, bicameral Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2022. Based on Gillibrand's successful Defense Manufacturing Community Support Program, this new program incentivizes private-public partnerships by empowering the Secretary of Commerce to designate consortiums as "Manufacturing Communities," which would be eligible for federal financial and technical assistance … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Western Ny Local Projects Will Receive Over $22 Million In Soon-To-Pass Bipartisan Omnibus Spending Bill; Includes Funding For Repairing Dunkirk & Barcelona Harbor, Rural Broadband, Upgrading Water Infrastructure, & Bolstering Local Healthcare

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that critical Western NY based projects will receive over $22 million in funding from the recently revealed bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The senators said that these Western NY projects include: Over $7 million for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to dredge and study-design breakwater improvements including: $1,150,000 for the Barcelona Harbor. $5,930,000 … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Following Push, Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Funding Package Includes Huge Boost To Cybersecurity Funding To Help New York State Guard Against Russian Cyber Attacks

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) announced that following their push, the final omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 includes at least $38 million for the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a federally funded cybersecurity resilience program. The funding represents an increase of $11 million over the … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Capital Region To Receive Nearly $12 Million For Local Projects In Soon-To-Pass Bipartisan Funding Package; Includes Funding For Infrastructure Projects, Battling Food Insecurity, Supporting Vulnerable Populations, Internet Upgrades And More

Today, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand revealed that the Capital Region will receive nearly $12 million in funding from the omnibus funding package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 for critical local projects. "From Albany to Glens Falls these projects will revitalize our neighborhoods, spur economic growth, and build the future of the Capital Region," said Senator Schumer. "This funding means jobs, new childcare programs, feeding the hungry, … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Local Rochester-Finger Lakes Projects Will Receive Over $9 Million In Soon-To-Pass Bipartisan Omnibus Spending Package; Includes $$$ For Rochester Crisis Intervention Service, Urban League Biz Start-Up, Foodlink Upgrades, Rural Broadband & Keeping Our Communities Safe

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that critical projects based in Rochester and Finger Lakes communities will receive over $9 million in funding from the recently revealed bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The senators highlighted the below Rochester-area projects: $225,000 for the City of Rochester to bolster its mental health crisis and intervention response services. $200,000 for the Urban … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Newly Unveiled Bipartisan Omnibus Legislation Includes $293 Million For Rome Lab; Fed Funding Will Ensure Upstate New York Continues To Lead The Globe In Quantum Technology & Uas

Continuing their fierce advocacy for the Mohawk Valley and Central New York's ascent as a cutting edge tech hub, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that they have secured $293,248,000 in federal funding for the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome (Rome Lab) in the just unveiled omnibus legislation. The total amount includes specific provisions the reps pushed for, including $10 million for the "Quantum Computing Test Bed" at the … Continue Reading


March 10, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Reveal Syracuse Will Receive Over $4 Million For Local Projects In Soon-To-Pass Bipartisan Spending Package; Includes I-81 Job Training, Affordable Housing, A New Catholic Charites Housing Service Center, & Public Safety Funding

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today revealed that Syracuse will see investment to the tune of over $4 million for critical local project from the recently revealed bipartisan omnibus spending package for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. The senators said that Syracuse-based projects included: $300,000 for the Syracuse Build initiative to train Syracuse youth for I-81 construction jobs. $1,000,000 to aid Syracuse's Resurgent Neighborhoods … Continue Reading


March 09, 2022

Gillibrand To FEMA: Work With States To Implement Federal Dam Safety Infrastructure Funding

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell to work with state dam safety agencies as FEMA implements the $800 million included in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for dam safety. Gillibrand was joined in her push by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Alex Padilla (D-CA), Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Gary Peters (D-MI). "The scale of our nation's dam safety challenge is daunting," said Senator Gillibrand. "More than $20 billion is needed for … Continue Reading


March 08, 2022

Gillibrand Calls For Senate To Extend USDA School Meal Programs; Calls For McConnell To Drop ‘Callous Opposition’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Senate to protect and extend federal waivers for school meal programs that have prevented the country's neediest families to from going hungry during the pandemic. The program is facing opposition from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is reportedly blocking the extension of the waivers. "For many children, the harsh reality is that these meals are the only full meal they get to eat throughout the day, and it is unconscionable that we would … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Gillibrand, NYC CTO Fraser, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Miller, Comptroller Lander Urge New Yorkers To Protect Themselves From Russian Cyber Attacks

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined NYC Chief Technology Officer Matthew Fraser, NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Intelligence and Counterterrorism John Miller and NYC Comptroller Brad Lander at a press conference where the officials provided guidance to New Yorkers on how to protect themselves from potential Russian cyber attacks. The officials outlined the 3 'S'es of Cyber Safety, which will help New Yorkers protect themselves during this time of increased threat. Please visit Senator … Continue Reading


March 07, 2022

Following Biden SOTU Call To Address Chip Shortage, Gillibrand Joins Ny Delegation In Push To Bring Major Chips Programs To NYS

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined the full New York delegation in a letter to Department of Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo calling for the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) and National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program (NAPMP)-created under the CHIPS for America Act-to be established in New York State. This letter speaks to the goals outlined in President Biden's State of the Union address calling for increased manufacturing capabilities to shore up domestic supply … Continue Reading


March 04, 2022

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Broome County Department Of Public Transportation To Receive An Additional $1.8 Million From The American Rescue Plan; New Funding Will Ensure Wheels Keep Turning & Accelerate Broome County Transit’s Economic Recovery

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,819,219 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Broome County Department of Public Transportation. This competitive grant funding was made available through the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Additional Assistance program, which is determined by operational need. The grant will be used cover increased operating expenses incurred by Broome … Continue Reading


March 03, 2022

Gillibrand Applauds House Passage Of The Bipartisan Honoring Our Pact Act; Urges Senate To Quickly Pass The Presumptive Benefits For War Fighters Exposed To Burn Pits And Other Toxins Act

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is applauding the House passage of the bipartisan Honoring Our PACT Act, which passed by a vote of 256-174. The Honoring Our PACT Act includes provisions from Senator Gillibrand's bipartisan Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act, which would streamline the process for veterans to obtain VA benefits for illnesses due to exposure to burn pits and other toxic exposures. Approximately 3.5 million veterans have been … Continue Reading

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