March 11, 2010

While NYers In Southern Tier And Finger Lakes Wait For New Member Of Congress, Gillibrand Makes It A Top Priority To Help New York’s 29th District

Gillibrand Working to Secure Federal Resources, Handle Casework, Help Constituents Navigate Federal Agencies

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today assured families and businesses in New York’s 29th District that while they wait for new representation in the House of Representatives, she will make it a top priority to make sure local communities in the district are getting their fair share of federal dollars, that all casework is being handled efficiently and effectively, and constituents receive all the help they need navigating federal bureaucracies.

“As I told Corning residents last week at Spencer’s Restaurant, I will continue to fight tooth and nail to ensure the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes region receives its fair share from the federal resources and constituents get all the help they need,” said Senator Gillibrand, who spent time meeting with local leaders, businesses and families in Corning, New York last week.  “My number one priority is creating jobs and getting our economy back on track – that means securing the critical federal dollars for infrastructure, research, and job training programs. I will continue to work with local leaders and organizations throughout the 29th district to secure federal funding through grants, appropriations and the recovery act.”

Voters in the 29th Congressional District will be able to select a new Representative if the Governor decides to call a special election in the next 45 days.

Senator Gillibrand’s local staff is available to take questions and concerns from constituents in the area, and help them with issues they may be having with the federal government.

Senator Gillibrand’s Rochester Office can be reached at (585) 263-6250 and is located at:

Kenneth B. Keating Federal Office Building
100 State Street
Room 4195
Rochester, NY