Press Releases

October 10, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce More Than $530,000 In Housing And Urban Development Funding For Onondaga, Oneida, Oswego & Tompkins Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Dan Maffei today announced $530,230 in federal funding for cities and towns throughout Central New York. The funds were allocated through two Housing and Urban Development programs, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) and the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS). Both programs are aimed at curbing the various struggles that low-income and homeless individuals face on a daily basis. … Continue Reading


October 10, 2014

Gillibrand, Higgins Announce Historic Preservation Certification For HH Richardson Complex

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Brian Higgins announced that the federal Department of Interior is awarding the HH Richardson Complex a Historic Preservation Certificate. They had urged the Secretary of the federal Department of Interior in a letter to approve the Richardson Center Corporation's application for this major award. With the Department of Interior's approval, this project is now eligible for up to $10M in federal historic tax credits. The … Continue Reading


October 09, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $600,000 In Funding To Support Long Island’s LGBT Survivors Of Rape And Domestic Violence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $600,000 in federal funding for The Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth, Inc. (LIGALY). The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women and will be used to enhance support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) survivors of domestic and sexual violence. LIGALY plans to build a national network of more than 190 centers that … Continue Reading


October 09, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Push To Protect Hundreds Of Cement Jobs At Plants In Albany & Warren Counties – Canadian Govt. Potentially Providing Unfair Subsidies To Build A Large Cement Plant In Quebec, Could Harm Local Production; Senators Call For An Investigation

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate the nearly half a billion dollars in potential unfair subsidies that the Province of Quebec, Canada is providing to build a C$1.1 billion cement plant in Quebec, Canada. Canadian officials have indicated that this future plant would export the majority of its product to the U.S., which would result in unfairly subsidized, and potentially artificially priced cement … Continue Reading


October 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $600,000 In Housing And Urban Development Funding For Western New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced six grants totaling $582,771 in federal funding for Western New York. The funding was allocated through two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development programs. $189,204 was allocated though the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program and $393,567 was allocated through the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. The funding will be used to carryout services and provide housing vouchers for … Continue Reading


October 08, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.3 Million In Housing And Urban Development Funding For The Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,341,280 in federal funding for cities and towns throughout the Capital Region. The funding was allocated through two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs, the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) and the Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS). Both programs are aimed at curbing the various struggles that low-income and homeless individuals face on a daily basis. … Continue Reading


October 06, 2014

Gillibrand, Maloney Announce More Than $700,000 For The Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center In Orange County

Newburgh, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) today announced two grants totaling $718,792 for the Greater Hudson Valley Family Health Center in Orange County. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and will be used to monitor and reduce the effects and spread of HIV and AIDS. "This is a major investment for the Hudson Valley," Senator … Continue Reading


October 06, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Step Up Push To Protect Klein Steel, A Company In Rochester, Buffalo & Albany, Against Dumping Of Cheap Foreign Steel – Urge International Trade Commission To Level Playing Field For Ny Manufacturers Once And For All

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have called on the International Trade Commission (ITC) to carefully consider evidence that Mexico's and Turkey's steel producers have injured the U.S steel reinforcing bar - or "rebar" - industry by dumping unfairly priced rebar into the U.S. market, threatening companies like Klein Steel, which has a large presence in Upstate New York. Klein Steel is headquartered in Rochester and has locations in Buffalo and Albany. The ITC is … Continue Reading


October 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $3.4 Million In Housing And Urban Development Funding For New York City

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,410,944 in federal funding for New York City. The funding was allocated through two U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. $1,980,377 was allocated through HUD's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program and $1,430,567 was allocated through HUD's Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program. Both the New York City Housing Authority and the New York City Department of Housing … Continue Reading


October 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $5.6 Million In Federal U.S. Department Of Agriculture Funding For Specialty Crops Across New York State

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced $5,647,879.46 in federal funding to support New York State's specialty crop producers and specialty crop research initiatives. These funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) as well as its National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) program and were authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill. Specifically, AMS will be administering the Specialty Crop … Continue Reading


October 03, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge HHS Secretary To Release Critical Home Heating Assistance Funding

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today joined a bipartisan group of 46 Senators in urging Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell to release Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding as quickly as possible, to ensure more families can access the resources they need to heat their homes this winter. New York State has received over $300 million in LIHEAP funding each fiscal year for the last seven years. Similar funding … Continue Reading


October 02, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce $500,000 For The Air National Guard At The Gabreski Airport In Suffolk County

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Tim Bishop today announced $500,000 in federal funding for the 106th Rescue Wing at the Gabreski Airport in Westhampton Beach. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's (EERE) Federal Energy Management Program and will be used to install a solar rooftop system for the 106th Rescue Wing base at the Gabreski Airport. This … Continue Reading


October 01, 2014

Higgins & WNY Veterans Celebrate Congressional Approval and Presidential Authorization on the Legislation Keeping Kids Korner Open

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26), VA WNY Healthcare System Director Brian Stiller, and local veterans announced that legislation keeping Kids Korner open, H.R. 5404, the Extending Veterans Expiring Authorities Act, has crossed its final legislative hurdle ensuring the services will be available through 2015. The doors to Kids Korner would have closed on October 1, without this action. Kids Korner, a center that provides free childcare services to veterans while attending appointments at the … Continue Reading


October 01, 2014

Gillibrand Announces Major 3D Printing Partnership Between SUNY New Paltz And 3D Systems

Washington, DC - Following the recent awarding of a 10-million-dollar New York State investment in SUNY New Paltz's Engineering Innovation Hub, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the college will be partnering with 3D Systems, one of the world's leading 3D printing companies, in an initiative to promote the development and use of 3D printing in New York State. Senator Gillibrand spearheaded the effort to link 3D Systems with SUNY New Paltz as partners in their Hudson Valley … Continue Reading


October 01, 2014

Feinstein, Gillibrand, Warren Urge White House to Request Resources to Better Track Antibiotic Resistance

Washington-Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) today urged the president to include $15 million in his fiscal year 2016 budget request for the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), which tracks antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens. "NARMS collects samples of bacteria from animals, meat and poultry products, and human cases of foodborne illness and analyzes them for trends in antibiotic … Continue Reading


October 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $450,000 In Funding To Support Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Survivors Of Rape And Domestic Violence

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $447,000 grant for the Advocacy Services for Abused Deaf Victims (ASADV) in Monroe County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women and will be used in collaboration with the Gay Alliance of Genesee Valley (GAGV) to create more outreach services and resources for deaf and hard of hearing survivors of domestic and sexual violence, including … Continue Reading


October 01, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.8 Million To Help New Yorkers With Disabilities Find And Retain Good Jobs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,848,350 in federal funding for The Viscardi Center in Nassau County. The funding was allocated through the Department of Labor's (DOL) Office of Disability Employment Policy and will be used to help enhance recruitment procedures for individuals with disabilities. The Center will research policies related to the recruitment of individuals with disabilities and the implementation of outreach … Continue Reading


September 30, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3 Million For La Guardia Community College In Queens

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,908,031 in federal funding for La Guardia Community College in Long Island City, Queens. The federal funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Education's First in the World (FITW) Program and will be used to support La Guardia's Project Completa: Comprehensive Support for Student Success Program. More specifically, funding will be used to enhance pre-enrollment services for low-income and … Continue Reading


September 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand, Maffei Announce Onondaga Community College To Receive Nearly $2.5 Million In Federal Funds To Create Workforce Training Program

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Daniel Maffei announced that Onondaga Community College (OCC) will receive $2,499,477 in federal funds to create and support a workforce training program aimed at advanced manufacturing for the agribusiness industry. The funds were allocated through the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT). OCC's program, to be called "CNY Future Opportunities … Continue Reading


September 29, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge DOJ to Grant New York A Medical Marijuana Waiver

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to grant New Yorkers immediate access to a strain of medical marijuana mostly commonly known as "Charlotte's Web" before legalization is implemented in the state. The waiver requested by the Senators in a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder would allow cannabidiol, from the cannabis plant, known as cannabis oil, to be transported across state lines from Colorado into … Continue Reading

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