Press Releases

February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $11.3 Million In Federal Funds For Western New York Housing Authorities

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $11,336,189 in federal funding for Western New York housing authorities. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will help support the housing authorities in Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie and Niagara counties to develop, finance, and modernize their public housing facilities for people within … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $6.6 Million In Federal Funds For Hudson Valley Housing Authorities

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,659,460 in federal funding for Hudson Valley housing authorities. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will help support the housing authorities in Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester Counties to develop, finance, and modernize their public housing facilities for … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $8 Million In Hud Funding For Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $8,245,246 in federal funding for housing authorities throughout eight counties in the Capital Region. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Capital Fund Program. These funds will be used to modernize and develop affordable housing for low-income, working families in the region. "Having a roof over your head is one of life's basic necessities, so … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $787 Million Federal Funding For MTA Sandy Repairs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $787,616,472 grant for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and will be used to reimburse MTA for recovery and resiliency projects needed in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. This funding will be used for projects in areas served by MTA. "With this massive injection … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maloney and Lowey Announce Significant $100 Million Metro-North Investment

Washington - Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) and Rep. Nita Lowey (NY-17) announced a $100 million federal investment for Metro-North for long-term capital improvement projects resulting from Hurricane Sandy. This Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant is part of a $787 million investment for MTA for recovery and resiliency capital projects resulting from Hurricane Sandy. All of the projects are either recovery or resiliency … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rice Announce Over $2.7m Million In Federal Transit Administration Sandy Funding For Long Beach To Replace 8 Buses & Vehicles

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice today announced over $2.7 million in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Sandy Emergency relief funds to the City of Long Beach for the purchase of 8 buses and vehicles that play an integral role in its public transit system. Superstorm Sandy destroyed a large portion of the system's 11-vehicle fleet. This funding will reimburse the City for the replacement of four 35 ft buses, one 30 ft bus, and three … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Velazquez Announce Over $1.6 Million In Federal Sandy Funding For Permanent Repairs To Red Hook Container Terminal

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez today announced $1.6 million in federal funding to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) for permanent repairs of the Red Hook Container Terminal in Brooklyn, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. Heavy rains and storm surge from Superstorm Sandy flooded the facility, which handles container ships and bulk cargo. The federal funding is being obligated by Federal Emergency … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand, Jeffries Announce Over $16m In Federal Sandy Funding For Permanent Repairs To Coney Island’s Edna Cohen School

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressmember Hakeem Jeffries today announced $16.2 million in federal funding to the New York City School Construction Authority for permanent work of P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School of Coney Island, as a result of Superstorm Sandy. Flooding from storm surge caused severe damage to the public school. Federal funding is being obligated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance program. "There is no better … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $800,000 In Federal Funding For Water And Infrastructure Upgrades In The Town Of Richmond

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a grant of $368,000 and a loan of $455,000 for the Town of Richmond in Ontario County. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program and will be used to install a new water main, valves, fire hydrants and other items needed to support the construction of a clean water supply and fire-protection … Continue Reading


February 10, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Town Of New Castle To Receive More Than $8.6 Million In FEMA Funds To Replace, Upgrade Flood-Prone Bridge Over The Kisco River Damaged By Superstorm Sandy

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $8,680,000 in federal funding for the Town of New Castle in Westchester County to replace the flood-prone bridge over the Kisco River on the Saw Mill River Parkway that was impacted by flooding resulting from Superstorm Sandy. These funds, which are being awarded as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will cover 100 percent of the cost for the project. This … Continue Reading


February 06, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $900k Head Start Grant For Community Action Of Orleans & Genesee

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $911,225 in federal funding for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc., a community-based agency. Schumer and Gillibrand said this funding will help support the organization's efforts to improve education for low-income children at their earliest age, when major learning strides take place. Funding for Community Action of Orleans and Genesee, Inc. will support a new Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership … Continue Reading


February 05, 2015

As An Est. 3 Million New Yorkers Contract Foodborne Illness Each Year, Senator Gillibrand Announces New Push To Improve Food Safety Standards

Washington, DC - As an estimated 3 million New Yorkers get sick from the food they eat each year U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced a new push today to prevent foodborne illness and improve food safety standards. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year approximately 1 in 6 Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of foodborne diseases. According the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates, nearly a quarter of all cut-up chicken parts are contaminated … Continue Reading


February 04, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.2 Million Head Start Grant For Schenectady County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $1,246,700 federal grant for Schenectady Community Action Program (SCAP), a community based agency. Funding for SCAP will support a new Early Head Start - Child Care Partnership program and expand SCAP's ability to provide education and development services for low-income children. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children via Head Start, the better they perform in school … Continue Reading


February 03, 2015

Gillibrand Applauds Passage Of The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand applauded the passage of The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans (SAV) Act. Gillibrand is an original cosponsor of the bill (S. 167/H.R. 203) which passed unanimously in the Senate today after passing in the House of Representatives earlier this month, and now heads to the President's desk. The bill aims to help reduce military and veteran suicides by improving mental health care and enhancing suicide prevention resources. "The … Continue Reading


February 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $7 Million Head Start Grant For Monroe County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $6,942,997 federal grant for Action For a Better Community (ABC), a Rochester community-based early-education agency. Funding for ABC will support the Early Learning and Head Start programs that provide education and development services for low-income children. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children via Head Start, the better they perform in school later in life," said … Continue Reading


February 03, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $740,000 In USDA Funding To Support Beginning Farmers Program At Stone Barns In Westchester

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $744,951 in federal funding for Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, in Westchester. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and will be used to continue to provide education and training programs for new farmers and ranchers. The program provides technical training, business skills, online connectivity training as … Continue Reading


February 02, 2015

Gillibrand, Mccaskill Praise Proposed New Resources To Combat Campus Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill today praised the more than $30 million in new resources included in the President's budget, to help fund an additional 200 full-time staff at the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights, which investigates and enforces sexual assault laws at colleges and universities. "There's a lot of work Congress must do to address and prevent campus sexual assault, and that includes enforcing the laws we already have on the … Continue Reading


February 02, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.4 Million In Federal Funds To Two Ithaca Institutions To Train Returning Vets To Be Farmers & Ranchers

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide $1,420,227 in federal funds to help two New York State organizations train beginning farmers and ranchers, including returning veterans looking to start farm-related careers. These federal funds will be allocated through the USDA's Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP). Cornell University in Ithaca will receive $712,500 in federal funds to … Continue Reading


February 02, 2015

Gillibrand: President’s Budget Important First Step For Middle Class Families & Important Investment To Fight Campus Sexual Assault

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement on the President's budget, announced today: "The President's budget is not just a starting point for discussions with Congress, it is fundamentally a statement of values. With his proposal, the President rightly makes the growth of the middle class a priority and focuses on addressing the challenges working families across the country face. On issues like paid family leave, affordable child care and early … Continue Reading


January 29, 2015

Gillibrand Urges Congress To Fully Fund Department Of Homeland Security

Washington, D.C. - As Congress prepares for a debate on the funding of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged her colleagues in Congress to fully fund the Department to ensure that it can continue to fulfill its duty to protect Americans. "A fully-funded Department of Homeland Security is vitally important to ensuring the safety of Americans in New York and across the country," said Senator Gillibrand. "I urge my colleagues to leave partisan politics … Continue Reading

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