Press Release

Senator Gillibrand Continues Working Tour in Nassau County

Feb 20, 2009

Washington, D.C. – New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continued her working tour in
Nassau County today, meeting privately with local leaders and citizens
to learn more about their concerns and discuss her ideas for
solutions.  Senator Gillibrand focused on the economic recovery plan
she helped pass last week in Washington, which will create jobs and cut
taxes for Long Island residents.

was so pleased to introduce myself today to some of Long Island’s
leaders and constituents,” said Senator Gillibrand.  “This was my
opportunity to listen to their concerns and discuss my ideas for
solution. I look forward to returning to Long Island to continue
working together on these important issues.”

Gillibrand met with such elected officials as Nassau County District
Attorney, Kathleen Rice; Glen Cove Mayor, Ralph Suozzi; Town of North
Hempstead Supervisor, Jon Kaiman, and members of the Nassau County
Legislature. In afternoon, Senator Gillibrand met with Kevin Law of the
Long Island Power Authority, representatives of the Nassau Council
Chambers of Commerce, the Long Island Federation of Labor, and
representatives of the Glen Cove School District among others.  They
discussed everything from jobs and infrastructure to education, housing
and energy. The Senator expressed her desire to work closely with local
leaders to address the concerns of their constituents and communities.

Gillibrand later met with a group of local leaders and community
members at La Bussola Restaurant in Glen Cove.  She spoke with local
business owners, union workers, educators, about funding in the
economic recovery package that will help address their most pressing

top focus is creating jobs and rebuilding this economy and I believe
the economic recovery plan I helped pass last week will help us do
that,” said Senator Gillibrand.  “I look forward to working with people
on Long Island to secure federal funding to grow the economy in Long

stop was reminiscent of the frequent “Congress At Your Corner” stops
that were a hallmark of Senator Gillibrand’s tenure in Congress. 
Senator Gillibrand plans to host similar events around the state in the
coming months to hear directly from folks and strategize how to access
more federal dollars.

this was the Senator’s first trip to Long Island since being sworn in
just a few weeks ago, she is no stranger to the Island or its issues. 
Earlier this month, Senator Gillibrand met with Nassau County Executive
Tom Souzzi and State Senator Craig Johnson to discuss critical issues
affecting families and businesses in the area.