Press Releases

February 09, 2012

Gillibrand Statement on House Passage of Stock Act

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today after the House of Representatives passed their version of the STOCK Act: "We are entrusted with a profound responsibility by the American people to look out for their best interests, and nothing else, certainly not our own financial interests," said Senator Gillibrand, the first member of Congress to post her official daily schedule, all earmark requests and personal financial disclosure online. "Today, we … Continue Reading


February 08, 2012

Gillibrand Announces More Than $80,000 for East Area Volunteer Emergency Services Inc.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $83,872 in federal funding for East Area Volunteer Emergency Services Inc. (EAVES) to purchase new emergency response equipment for their trained volunteers. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. In October, Senator Gillibrand wrote FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate to encourage FEMA to fully fund the EAVES funding request through their … Continue Reading


February 08, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $50,000 in Value-Added Producer Grant for Long Island Farm

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $49,990 in federal funding for Martin Sidor Farms, Inc. in Mattituck, New York to revamp their marketing strategy to raise brand awareness and increase sales of their North Fork Potato Chips. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program. "This is great news for Martin Sidor Farms," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee. "We … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Hochul, Schumer, Gillibrand Announce EPA Decision to Remove Barrels from Leroy Superfund Site

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After Congresswoman Kathy Hochul spoke with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck yesterday, Congresswoman Hochul, along with Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, announced that the EPA will remove barrels from the federal Superfund site in LeRoy by the end of February. "I'm proud to announce that the EPA will finally help clean up LeRoy and will remove these barrels by the end of this month," said Congresswoman Hochul. … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Over $40,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Central New York Farms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $40,150 in federal funding for two farms in Central New York to help revamp their marketing strategies, conduct research and create new retail opportunities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) Program. "This is great news for these Central New York farms," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. "We need our farmers … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Over $500,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Rochester-Finger Lakes Farms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $506,291 in federal funding for local farms in the Rochester Finger-Lakes Region to help revamp their marketing strategies, conduct research and develop new products. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. "This is great news for these farms in the Rochester-Finger Lakes Region," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Committee on … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Over $333,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Hudson Valley Farms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $333,179 in federal funding for five local Hudson Valley farms to help expand their market opportunities and grow their businesses. The funding was allocated through the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. In September 2011, Senator Gillibrand wrote a letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging him to support Maple Shade Farm's application for a VAPG grant to expand … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $50,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Capital Region Farm

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $49,500 in federal funding for Kings Brothers Dairy in Schuylerville to help expand their retail capabilities and update company software. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Grant (VAPG) Program. "This is great news for Kings Brothers Dairy," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. "This federal grant will help ensure they have the … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $395,000 in Value-Added Producer Grants for Western New York Farms

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $394,499 in federal funding for three local farms in Western New York to help revamp their marketing strategies and develop new products. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program. "This is great news for Western New York farms," said Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. "These federal grants will help ensure that our … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Gillibrand Calls On U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Consider Capital Region for Satellite Office

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to consider the Capital Region as a site for a satellite office. New York State is the second highest patent issuer in the nation, with the Capital Region specifically known for its renowned innovative, high-tech companies, and expertise in fields such as nanotechnology. The USPTO Capital Region office would cultivate a workforce of well-paid patent examiners, and foster the … Continue Reading


February 03, 2012

Gillibrand Announces More Than $285,000 for Five Dutchess County Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $286,380 in federal funding for the New Hackensack, Beacon, Beekman, Pleasant Valley and LaGrange Fire Districts to upgrade their communications system and improve interoperability to help them respond to emergencies more effectively. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "This is an important investment for firefighters in Dutchess County," … Continue Reading


February 02, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Final Senate Passage of Stock Act to Make Insider Trading by Members of Congress Illegal

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced final Senate passage of the STOCK Act, bipartisan, common sense legislation to make insider trading in Congress clearly and expressly illegal. The Senate voted 96 to 3 to approve the bill. Senator Gillibrand has been a leading advocate for increasing the accountability and transparency of Congress. "We are entrusted with a profound responsibility by the American people to look out for their best interests, and nothing else, … Continue Reading


February 02, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400,000 in Federal Grants for Manhasset-Lakeville Fire District and New Hyde Park Fire District

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Manhasset-Lakeville Fire District will receive a grant totaling $249,920 and the New Hyde Park Fire District will receive a grant totaling $164,295 in Round 8 of the FY11 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. AFG awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are designed to help firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective … Continue Reading


February 02, 2012

Key Senate Committee Passes Gillibrand-Schumer-Brown Bill to Enforce Sanctions Against Syria

Washington, DC - United States Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer and Sherrod Brown announced today that the Senate Banking Committee passed their bill to impose sanctions against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad in the face of a violent and bloody crackdown the government has executed on opposition protestors in the country. The Gillibrand-Schumer-Brown bill would require the President to identify those persons in the Syrian government, and those helping them, who … Continue Reading


February 02, 2012

Gillibrand Announces $57,000 for Hannawa Falls Volunteer Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $57,000 in federal funding for the Hannawa Falls Volunteer Fire Department to replace an outdated brush-truck used by the department in the Town of Pierrepont and more remote sections of northern New York. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "This is an important investment for the Hannawa Falls Volunteer Fire Department," Senator … Continue Reading


February 02, 2012

Gillibrand Announces More Than $35,000 for Fort Covington Fire District

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $36,984 in federal funding for the Fort Covington Volunteer Fire Department to purchase new firefighting and rescue equipment that will help them respond to emergencies more effectively. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "This is an important investment for the Fort Covington Volunteer Fire Department," Senator Gillibrand said. "It is … Continue Reading


February 01, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $75,000 for Johnson City Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $74,195 in federal funding for the Johnson City Fire Department to install equipment to remove hazardous fumes from their firehouses and purchase new personal protective equipment for employees. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. "This is an important investment for the Johnson City Fire Department," Senator Gillibrand said. "Our first … Continue Reading


February 01, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $400,000 for City of Cortland Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $396,407 in federal funding for City of Cortland Fire Department on behalf of 12 local Fire Districts to purchase portable radios and interoperability upgrades that will help them respond to emergencies more effectively. The funding was allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. In November 2011, Senator Gillibrand wrote a letter to FEMA Administrator W. Craig … Continue Reading


February 01, 2012

Gillibrand Brings GSE Dynamics President to Senate Meeting in Washington, DC to Discuss Ways to Strengthen Local Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, DC - This morning, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced Anne D. Shybunko-Moore, President and Owner of GSE Dynamics Inc., a defense manufacturer providing complex structural assemblies to the United States Air Force, Navy, and Army, at a Senate meeting to discuss ways that Congress can strengthen New York's local economy and help create jobs. A strong advocate for manufacturing and small businesses on Long Island, Ms. Shybunko-Moore, along with leaders from more than … Continue Reading


February 01, 2012

Gillibrand Brings Clarkson University President to Committee Hearing in Washington, DC to Discuss Ways to Strengthen Local Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced Clarkson University President Anthony Collins at the Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee meeting to discuss ways Congress can help strengthen local economies and create jobs in the North Country. President Collins, a strong advocate for higher education-industrial partnerships that foster research, discovery and commercialization to advance sustainable energy solutions and technology innovation, focused his discussion … Continue Reading

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