Press Releases

September 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.5 Million in Federal Funding for UAlbany to Advance Early Warning Weather Detection

Albany, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today $4,497,533 in federal funding to the University at Albany. The grant, allocated through the National Science Foundation (NSF) Partnerships in International Research and Education (PIRE) program, will fund the development of a U.S.-Taiwan consortium which will advance research in early warning systems to better predict the path and course of major storms. Led by the University at Albany's Atmospheric … Continue Reading


September 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Bill to Name Kingston Post Office in Honor of World War II Soldier

Kingston, NY - U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced legislation to rename the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston to the "Staff Sergeant Robert H. Dietz Post Office Building." Congressman Chris Gibson introduced the House version that recently passed with unanimous bipartisan support. Staff Sergeant Robert Dietz was born in January 1921 in Kingston, NY. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served as a Staff Sergeant in … Continue Reading


September 28, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice Announce More than $1.3 Million in Federal Funding to Complete Sandy-Related Repair Work at Long Beach's Magnolia Senior Community Center & Recreation Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmember Kathleen Rice today announced $1,397,439 in federal funding to the city of Long Beach for repairs to the Magnolia Senior Community Center and Recreation Center as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding will specifically fund the rebuilding of the child care center, new locker rooms in the recreational center, a new filtration system for the pool, a new glass atrium, new … Continue Reading


September 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $182,000 in Federal Funding for Jamesport Fire Department & Cutchogue Fire Department

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $182,478 in federal funding for the Jamesport Fire Department; the regional grant money will also be shared with Cutchogue Fire Department. The money was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The funding will be used to purchase personal protective equipment, including 80 complete sets of coats, helmets, boots, gloves, pants, ANSI vests and suspenders fore … Continue Reading


September 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $210,000 in Federal Funding to Port Crane Fire Company in Broome County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $214,221 in federal funding for the Port Crane Fire Company. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, the Port Crane Fire Company will use the federal funding to purchase 32 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). "It is critical that we provide our local fire companies with the most up-to-date equipment they need to keep … Continue Reading


September 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $60,000 in Federal Funding for SUNY Cobleskill Research Foundation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today $64,105 in federal funding to the Research Foundation of SUNY Cobleskill. The funding was allocated through the Appalachian Regional Commission and will fund the development of the Agriculture Retail Facility Project to assist crop producers and establish a local food retail outlet on the SUNY-Cobleskill campus. This funding will be matched by SUNY-Cobleskill. The funding will support the creation of an undergraduate … Continue Reading


September 25, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $350,000 in Fed Funding for the Monroe County Crime Lab; Investment Will Help Maintain Operational Capacity and Reduce Case Backlog

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $345,144 in federal funding for the Monroe County Crime Lab (MCCL). This funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) National Institute of Justice's DNA Backlog Reduction Program. The MCCL currently services 52 law enforcement agencies across eight counties in Upstate New York. However, the lab currently does not have the funding or ability to efficiently perform DNA analyses, resulting in a large … Continue Reading


September 24, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million in Federal Funding to New York Botanical Garden & Storycorps

New York, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $971,457 in funding for the New York Botanical Garden and StoryCorps. This will be matched by $1,026,458 in private funding for the two recipients. The funding was allocated through the Institute of Museum and Library Services' National Leadership Grants. Specifically, the New York Botanical Garden will receive $846,457 to expand online biodiversity literature. StoryCorps will receive $125,000 for recording … Continue Reading


September 22, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.2 Million in Federal Funding for Immigrant-Service Organizations in NYC; Grant Will Support Future Citizens Through Naturalization Process

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,250,000 in federal grants for organizations throughout New York City through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The organizations are each being awarded $250,000 and include: HANAC, Inc.; Shorefront YM-YHWA of Brighton-Manhattan Beach; Emerald Isle Immigration Center; Make the Road New York; and SEIU 1199 League Training and Upgrading Fund. "Immigrants are dreamers and doers and America is a great … Continue Reading


September 22, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Donovan, de Blasio Announce More Than One Million in FEMA Funding to Complete Sandy-Related Repairs at Wolfe's Pond Park

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced $1,427,436 in FEMA funding to repair Hurricane Sandy damage to Wolfe's Pond Park. Specifically, the funding will replace more than 600 square yards of safety surface at park playgrounds, and repair more than 1,400 square yards of asphalt path, among other work. This funding allows for the remaining Sandy-related repairs at Wolfe's Pond Park, as much of the work has … Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $750,000 in Federal Funding for Domestic Abuse Programs in Albany & Troy

Albany, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 in federal funding for the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York and the Unity House of Troy. Specifically, Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York will receive $400,000 to strengthen civil and criminal legal assistance programs for adult and youth victims of domestic violence and the Unity House of Troy will receive $350,000 to a broad range of holistic, victim-centered transitional housing … Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Gillibrand Statement on New Campus Assault Story

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement on the results of the new Association of American Universities (AAU) survey that found 23.1 percent of female undergraduate students have experienced unwanted sexual contact: "This is the latest study to confirm that at least one in five undergraduate women experiences some form of sexual assault on their campus. How many surveys will it take before we act with the urgency these crimes demand? We have a … Continue Reading


September 21, 2015

Gillibrand to Push for Federal Medical Marijuana Reforms in Keynote Before the National Cannabis Industry Association

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will speak today before the National Cannabis Industry Association Fall Business Summit to push for the bipartisan reform measures she introduced with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY). While more than 40 states have legalized some form of medical marijuana, it is still prohibited under federal law. The bipartisan Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act, introduced earlier this year, takes on the … Continue Reading


September 20, 2015

Gillibrand & Nadler with National Parks Conservation Association Launch Campaign at Historic Stonewall Inn in New York City to Create First Ever National Park Site Honoring America's LGBT History

NEW YORK, NY -- Today, in front of the iconic Stonewall Inn, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the Human Rights Campaign, state and local elected officials, advocacy groups and community leaders launched a new campaign to designate the nation's first national park site dedicated to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history at Stonewall. The national campaign launch has been … Continue Reading


September 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, Following their Push, the Ogdensburg Airport Will Receive More Than $7.5 Million in Fed Funding For Long-Awaited Runway Extension - Longer Runway will Help Flights Land & Enable Airport to Begin Low-Fare Airline Service with Allegiant Air, a Key for Regional Job Growth and Increased Tourism

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved $7,597,458 in federal funding for the long-awaited runway extension at the Ogdensburg International Airport (OGS). In June, Schumer and Gillibrand launched their push to secure critical federal funding from the FAA through its Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to make this Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority project a reality. The Senators said this funding is … Continue Reading


September 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.3 Million in Fed Funding for Domestic Violence Prevention Programs in Oswego County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $1,398,310 in federal funding for Oswego County Opportunities, Inc. Specifically, $700,000 will be used towards Oswego County Opportunities' Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Assistance Program and $698,310 will be used for the Consolidated and Technical Assistance Grant Program to Address Children and Youth Experiencing Domestic and Sexual Violence and Engage Men and Boys as Allies. … Continue Reading


September 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand & Rice Announce $164,660 Federal Grant for Lynbrook Fire Department

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice (NY-04) today announced that the Lynbrook Fire Department has been awarded $164,660 in federal grant funding to provide training and purchase new personal protective equipment. The funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, which provides grants directly to fire departments for projects that enhance public … Continue Reading


September 16, 2015

Support Grows For Permanent Extension Of Jams Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Programs As One hundred 9/11 First Responders & Former Daily Show Host Jon Stewart Lobby Congress

Video From Media Availability *HERE* Washington, D.C. - Senators and representatives added their names to the bill to permanently extend the 9/11 health and compensation programs as more than 100 first responders and former Daily Show host Jon Stewart spent the day lobbying members of Congress in Washington. Six Senators and 11 Representatives signed on as co-sponsors of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act, bringing the total number of supporters to 43 in the … Continue Reading


September 16, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $48K in Fed Funding for the St. Johnsburg Fire Company in Niagara County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $48,027 for the St. Johnsburg Fire Co. in Niagara County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. This funding will be used to purchase a new refilling station for firefighter air tanks, the first system of its kind the fire department has ever been able to purchase. "This much-needed funding will provide our St. Johnsburg firefighters with … Continue Reading


September 16, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $22K in Fed Funds for Danby Fire Department in Tompkins County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $22,423 in federal funding for the Danby Fire District in Tompkins County. This funding was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Specifically, this funding will be used to replace worn-out hoses and nozzles for two fire companies in the Danby Fire District, including the Danby Volunteer Fire Company and the West Danby Fire Company. "This much-needed … Continue Reading

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