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December 12, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of DOD Pilot Program To Bring High-Tech Innovation To The Marketplace

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Congress passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a provision to extend and enhance a Department of Defense (DOD) Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program based on key provisions from her legislation to help accelerate the commercialization of basic research. This provision authorizes military departments across DOD to make competitive awards to universities, non-profit research institutions, and … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of DOD Pilot Program To Bring High-Tech Innovation To The Marketplace

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Congress passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a provision to extend and enhance a Department of Defense (DOD) Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program based on key provisions from her legislation to help accelerate the commercialization of basic research. This provision authorizes military departments across DOD to make competitive awards to universities, non-profit research institutions, and … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of DOD Pilot Program To Bring High-Tech Innovation To The Marketplace

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Congress passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) a provision to extend and enhance a Department of Defense (DOD) Proof of Concept Commercialization Pilot Program based on key provisions from her legislation to help accelerate the commercialization of basic research. This provision authorizes military departments across DOD to make competitive awards to universities, non-profit research institutions, and … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hanna Announce After Their Push, Provisions That Would Provide Congress With More Oversight Over DFAS Personnel Plans And Add Protections For Rome DFAS Workers Passes Congress In Annual Defense Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Richard Hanna today announced, after their push, Congress passes a measure that would help provide additional protections for the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). The measure was included in the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and includes language requiring an independent review by the Deputy Chief Management Officer of an Army pilot program that threatens to harm … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Senate Passes Gillibrand Secured Measure In NDAA Bill Requiring Air Force To Provide Timeline On C-130s Return To Niagara Falls Air Force Reserve Base

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced a measure she pushed for that would require the U.S. Air Force to provide information about the return of the C-130H3s to the 914th Air Force Reserve unit at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, was passed by the Senate today in the Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Senator Gillibrand successfully passed this measure out of the Senate Armed Services … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Gillibrand And Maloney Announce Measure To Renew The Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area Designation Passes Congress

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced a measure to reauthorize the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area designation has passed the Senate in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). This reauthorization through 2021 keeps the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area operating to promote recreation and tourism, as well as enables the area to access federal funding for local projects. The legislation … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Senate Passes Gillibrand Legislation Requiring Mental Health Professional On Military Review Board

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Senate Armed Services Committee member, announced today that the Senate has passed her legislation that would require the panel that reviews military discharges to have either a mental health professional or a doctor with a mental health certification on its board. After hearing from Kristofer Goldsmith, a local Long Island veteran who was discharged from the military as the result of an undiagnosed mental health condition, Gillibrand … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Gillibrand Secures Impact Aid For North Country In NDAA, Which Passed Senate

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate passed today, includes funding for the Department of Defense Impact Aid programs and extends the Impact Aid Improvement Act of 2012 for an additional three years. Senator Gillibrand secured $25 million for the Department of Defense Impact Aid Supplemental Program and an additional $5 million for the Department of … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

At Schumer & Gillibrand’s Urging, FEMA Awards Owego Apalachin Central School District With Funding To Build Two New Facilities; Project Expected To Be Valued At More Than $23 Million

Washington, D.C. - At U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand's urging, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Owego Apalachin Central School District with funding to relocate the administration building and maintenance and storage facilities that were severely damaged during Tropical Storm Lee. There were several issues over whether funding would be used to repair the facilities in their current locations or … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

Cardin, Mikulski, Schumer, Gillibrand Celebrate Final Approval of Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (Both D-Md.), along with Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand (Both D-NY), praised Senate approval late Friday of legislation that will finally send approval of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park in Maryland and the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in New York to the President to be signed into law. The creation of these two national historical parks honors the life of Harriet Ross … Continue Reading


December 12, 2014

At Schumer & Gillibrand's Urging, FEMA Awards Owego Apalachin Central School District with Funding to Build two New Facilities; Project Expected to be Valued at More Than $23 Million

Washington, D.C. - At U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand's urging, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the Owego Apalachin Central School District with funding to relocate the administration building and maintenance and storage facilities that were severely damaged during Tropical Storm Lee. There were several issues over whether funding would be used to repair the facilities in their current locations or … Continue Reading


December 11, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4.7 Million in Federal Funding for Sandy Damages & Hazard Mitigation at Rockaway's Cross Bay Bridge

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced $4,712,320.36 in federal funding to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for the permanent repairs of the Cross Bay Bridge as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The funding is being provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under authority of Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act. "Superstorm Sandy damaged Rockaway's critical infrastructure like the Cross Bay Bridge, which connects the … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Following Tour Of Schenectady Youthbuild Site In June, Gillibrand Announces Over $79 Million In Federal Funding For Youthbuild Program In Just-Unveiled Omnibus Bill

Washington, DC - US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $79.689 million in funding for the YouthBuild program, which is an increase of more than $2 million from last year's funding level. Senator Gillibrand had already successfully fought for reauthorization of the program, which was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $68 Million In Funding For Rochester Laser Lab Included In Just-Unveiled Omnibus Spending Bill – Passage In Congress Would Send Legislation To President’s Desk

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $68 million for the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Schumer and Gillibrand continued their multi-year effort of advocating for increased funding for LLE during the appropriations process this year. The bill, along with the funding allotment for this program, which … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Following Tour of Schenectady Youthbuild Site in June, Gillibrand Announces Over $79 Million in Federal Funding for Youthbuild Program in Just-Unveiled Omnibus Bill

Washington, DC - US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $79.689 million in funding for the YouthBuild program, which is an increase of more than $2 million from last year's funding level. Senator Gillibrand had already successfully fought for reauthorization of the program, which was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $68 Million in Funding for Rochester Laser Lab Included in Just-Unveiled Omnibus Spending Bill – Passage in Congress Would Send Legislation to President’s Desk

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $68 million for the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Schumer and Gillibrand continued their multi-year effort of advocating for increased funding for LLE during the appropriations process this year. The bill, along with the funding allotment for this program, which … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $27 Million in Federal Funding for Fort Drum’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Hangar in Just-Unveiled Omnibus Bill

Washington, DC - US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $27 million in funding to build an unmanned aerial vehicle hangar at Fort Drum. Schumer and Gillibrand both wrote to Senate and House appropriators urging them to include funds for this hangar investment in the omnibus spending bill. "The inclusion of funding for a brand new hangar … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Following Tour of Poughkeepsie Youthbuild Site in October, Gillibrand Announces Over $79 Million in Federal Funding for Youthbuild Program in Just-Unveiled Omnibus Bill

Washington, DC - US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $79.689 million in funding for the YouthBuild program, which is an increase of more than $2 million from last year's funding level. Senator Gillibrand had already successfully fought for reauthorization of the program, which was included in the bipartisan, bicameral Workforce Innovation and Opportunity … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $58 Million in Federal Funding to Build New Barracks at West Point in Just-Unveiled Omnibus Bill

Washington, DC - US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $58 million in funding to build new barracks at West Point. This is the third federal funding installment for the barracks, which will be the first constructed at the United States Military Academy since 1972. Schumer and Gillibrand both wrote to Senate and House appropriators urging … Continue Reading


December 10, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $468 Million in Fed Funds for Lockheed Martin Owego’s Combat Rescue & Marine One Helicopter Programs is Included in Just-Unveiled Omnibus Spending Bill

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill - a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year - includes $368,086,000 for the Presidential Helicopter program and $100 million for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program, two major helicopter construction projects being undertaken by a team of Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin Owego. The bill, along with the funding allotment for these two … Continue Reading

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