Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator for New York

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Federal Funding Requests

In recent years the earmark process has happened behind closed doors, lacking the transparency, oversight and accountability that the taxpayers deserve. I was proud to be among the first Members of Congress to voluntarily post my earmark requests online and advocate for important reforms to bring more openness and accountability to the process. However, this is only an initial step.  More reform is needed, and I will continue to lead by example and work with President Obama to bring more openness and transparency to Washington.

This year, my office received over 1,200 funding requests for New York projects. Each project received was given careful consideration, and in the end, only a fraction will be submitted to the Appropriations Committee for consideration for funding.  As I submit my federal funding requests to each appropriations sub-committee, I will be posting them online at the links below.

As we face the worst financial crisis of our lifetime, I am committed to holding government accountable for every single taxpayer dollar it spends. Currently, we in New York do not get our fair share from Washington.  I believe that the projects I am recommending will create jobs, improve education, make health care more accessible and affordable, and help ensure that New York gets its fair share.

The following is a list of my federal funding requests for FY2011.

Click here for a list of all my federal funding requests for FY2010.




Kirsten Gillibrand