April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Leads By Example: Launches First Sunlight Report

Continues Tradition Started in the House of Representatives to Post Official Schedule, Appropriations Requests, and Financial Disclosures Online

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today launched her first Sunlight Report, posting her official Senate schedule, personal financial disclosure, and complete list of appropriations requests online for the public to see.  Just as she did in the House of Representatives, Senator Gillibrand is doing her part to ensure open government and provide more transparency for the process. The Sunlight Report is part of Senator Gillibrand's new online office.

The Sunlight Report, along with a personal message from Senator Gillibrand, can be viewed on her website at http://gillibrand.senate.gov/newsroom/schedule/.

"The public deserves a government that is open, honest, and transparent," Senator Gillibrand said.  "That's what this Web site is about. New Yorkers can log on and see what I'm working on, keep track of the progress we're making to improve their lives, and send me ideas along the way."

Senator Gillibrand is a long time advocate for more public disclosure. She strongly supports President Obama's plans to reform the earmark process and plans to lead by example, letting New Yorkers know who she is meeting with and what she is working on in the U.S. Senate.

The Sunlight Report is viewable at Senator Gillibrand's new official web site. The site will provide New Yorkers with information on the Senator's agenda and how to contact her offices. As Senator Gillibrand continues to travel the state, the web site will include more information on what she is hearing about in communities across New York.

From job creation and affordable health care to promoting fair opportunity for every New Yorker, Senator Gillibrand's web site highlights her record on issues affecting New Yorkers and her action to move New York forward.

"I believe in open and honest government, transparency and accountability not just because it's what New York deserves, but because it produces the best policies and government.

"In these challenging economic times, we need this now more than ever," Senator Gillibrand added.