Press Releases

February 24, 2015

Senator Gillibrand & Congressman Higgins Announce Award Of More Than $2 Million For Roswell Park Study On Breast Cancer Metastasis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins today announced a Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researcher has received a five-year, $2.01 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to explore the paradoxical observation of how normal cells of the body influence the progression of breast cancer. "The battle against breast cancer is ongoing and it's critical that we invest in cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research," Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


February 24, 2015

Gillibrand Statement On Urgent Need To Fully Fund Homeland Security Department

Washington, DC - With three days left before funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security runs out, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement urging Congress to quickly pass a bill that would fully fund DHS: "A fully funded Department of Homeland Security is vitally important to ensuring the safety of New Yorkers and Americans across the country. While there are strong opinions on both immigration and national security, that debate cannot interrupt our … Continue Reading


February 24, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $700,000 In Federal Funds For New Water Infrastructure In Orleans County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $692,000 in funding for the Town of Barre in Orleans County to make new investments in local water infrastructure. The Town of Barre will receive a $384,000 loan, along with a grant of $308,000 to construct a new water main, valves and hydrants that will extend clean water access to residents on Eagle Harbor, Route 31A and Long Bridge roads who currently have contaminated private wells. The funding was … Continue Reading


February 23, 2015

At North Shore Lij’s Unified Behavioral Health Center, Gillibrand, King And Zeldin Hail Passage Of The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act And Make Push For Continued Bipartisan Action To Help Veterans

Bay Shore, NY - Standing at the North Shore LIJ's Unified Behavioral Health Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Pete King (NY-2) and Rep. Lee Zeldin (NY-1) praised 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 the House and Senate unanimously passed this month and was signed into law. The bill aims to help reduce veteran suicides by improving mental health care and enhancing … Continue Reading


February 23, 2015

Ahead Of National Debate On Child Nutrition Standards, Senator Gillibrand Pushes For Fresh Fruits And Vegetables At School & Announces Legislation To Provide More Students With Nutritious Meals When School Is Out For Summer

Ithaca, NY - Standing in the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School cafeteria, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she will fight to protect healthier food standards and programs for schools as Congress prepares to debate child nutrition standards. Gillibrand also announced bipartisan legislation to provide more children with nutritious meals throughout the summer. Gillibrand's proposed legislation would give more children access to healthy summer meals by expanding the U.S. Department of … Continue Reading


February 23, 2015

Ahead Of National Debate On Child Nutrition Standards, Senator Gillibrand Pushes For Fresh Fruits And Vegetables At School & Announces Legislation To Provide More Students With Nutritious Meals When School Is Out For Summer

Binghamton, NY - Standing in the Binghamton High School cafeteria, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she will fight to protect healthier food standards and programs for schools as Congress prepares to debate child nutrition standards. Gillibrand also announced bipartisan legislation to provide more children with nutritious meals throughout the summer. Gillibrand's proposed legislation would give more children access to healthy summer meals by expanding the U.S. Department of Agriculture … Continue Reading


February 18, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $9 Million In Head Start Grants For Brooklyn & Staten Island

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $9 million in grants for early childhood education programs in Brooklyn and Staten Island, which will serve children from low-income families. Community organizations from across the state applied for the funding, and the award to three programs in New York City will support Early Head Start and Head Start programs that provide critical education and development services. "Skillfully educating … Continue Reading


February 17, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $5 Million In Federal Sandy-Relief Funding For Long Island Beaches, Including Replacement Of Long Beach Dune Walkovers & Permanent Repairs Throughout Hard-Hit Jones Beach

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $5 million in federal Sandy relief funding for Long Island. Specifically, $4.1 million in federal funding will be provided to the city of Long Beach to replace city-owned dune overwalks and mobi-mats (beach access mats) damaged in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. In addition, over $1 million in federal funding will be provided to Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation for permanent work of the Jones Beach … Continue Reading


February 17, 2015

At Central New York Veteran’s Outreach Center, Senator Gillibrand Hails Passage Of The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act And Makes Push For Continued Bipartisan Action To Help Veterans

Utica, NY - Standing at the Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praised 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 the House and Senate unanimously passed and was signed into law Thursday. The bill aims to help reduce veteran suicides by improving mental health care and enhancing suicide prevention resources. Following the swift bipartisan … Continue Reading


February 17, 2015

At Watertown Vet Center, Senator Gillibrand Hails Passage Of The Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention For American Veterans Act And Makes Push For Continued Bipartisan Action To Help Veterans

Watertown, NY - Standing at Watertown Vet Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand praised 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 the House and Senate unanimously passed and was signed into law Thursday. The bill aims to help reduce veteran suicides by improving mental health care and enhancing suicide prevention resources. Following the swift bipartisan passage of this legislation, … Continue Reading


February 13, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.4 Million In Funding For Sandy-Related Repairs To Staten Island’s St. George Ferry Terminal & Whitehall Ferry Terminal

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced over $2.4 million in federal funding for Sandy recovery projects at the Staten Island St. George and Whitehall Ferry Terminals as well as bus stops citywide. The funding will be provided to the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) as part of the Hurricane Sandy Relief-Public Transportation Emergency Relief Program through the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). "Superstorm Sandy highlighted how … Continue Reading


February 13, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces 2015 Service Academy Nominations From New York City

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of New Yorkers to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and overall achievement. … Continue Reading


February 13, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces 2015 Service Academy Nominations From Long Island

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of Upstate New Yorkers to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


February 13, 2015

Senator Gillibrand Announces 2015 Service Academy Nominations From Upstate New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced her nominations of Upstate New Yorkers to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including: academic record, leadership potential, and overall … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $4.4 Million In Hud Funding For Long Island

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,477,146 in federal funding for housing authorities throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. 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 we must do … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Gillibrand Statement On Confirmation Of Ashton Carter To Serve As Secretary Of Defense

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, released the following statement today after the Senate confirmed Ashton Carter to serve as the U.S. Secretary of Defense: "With the decisions facing our nation, it is right that Congress acted quickly to confirm Dr. Ash Carter as our new Secretary of Defense. During his confirmation hearing, I asked Dr. Carter about the continued injustice our men and women in uniform face after … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $5 Million In Hud Funding For Central New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,485,535 million in funding for housing authorities throughout five counties in Central New York. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Program and will be used to modernize and develop public housing. "Having a roof over your head is one of life's basic necessities, so we must do everything we can to help provide those truly in need … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $2 Million In Federal Funds For Southern Tier Housing Authorities

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,180,838 in federal funding for Southern Tier 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 Broome, Chemung, Chenango, Otsego, Steuben, and Tompkins Counties to develop, finance, and modernize their public housing facilities for … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.4 Million In Federal Funds For North Country Housing Authorities

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,417,611 in federal funding for North Country 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 Clinton, Franklin, Herkimer, Jefferson, and St. Lawrence Counties to develop, finance, and modernize their public housing facilities for … Continue Reading


February 12, 2015

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $4 Million In Hud Funding For Rochester Finger Lakes Area

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $4,173,257 million in funding for four housing authorities in the Rochester Finger Lakes area. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capital Fund Program and will be used to modernize and develop public housing throughout Genesee, Monroe, Ontario and Wayne Counties. "Having a roof over your head is one of life's basic necessities, so we must do … Continue Reading

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