Press Releases

July 12, 2012

American Athletes Kicking Off 2012 Olympic Games in Uniforms Made in China - Gillibrand and Israel Outraged, Call on U.S. Olympic Committee to Only Use Uniforms Made in America For Future Olympics

Washington, D.C. - Following reports that American athletes will be kicking off the 2012 Olympics in uniforms made in China, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel expressed outrage, and called on the U.S. Olympic Committee to produce uniforms for Team USA for all future Olympics that are made by American workers. Manufacturing Olympic garments in America would bring $1 billion into the U.S. economy. Senator Gillibrand said, "When America's best athletes are … Continue Reading


July 12, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Eased Hiring Certification for Vets Clears Final Congressional Passage – On to President’s Desk to Become Law

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced a new measure that will ease the hiring and certification process for veterans entering the civilian workforce has passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate this week, and now heads to President Obama's desk to be signed into law in the coming days. Specifically, the bipartisan Veterans Skills to Jobs Act requires agencies to recognize relevant military … Continue Reading


July 12, 2012

After Sudden Fishery Closure Notice Forced Squid Vessels to Return To Shore With Thousands of Dollars in Lost Expenses, Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Blast Agency for Lack of Notification that Could Easily Have Been Avoided

United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop blasted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for failing to properly notify the local fishing industry that a closure of the squid fishery was imminent, costing local fishermen thousands of dollars in haul preparation costs that cannot be recovered. Last Friday, NOAA sent out notification to a limited universe of fishing interests, via fax, notifying them that the 90 percent of the … Continue Reading


July 12, 2012

Post Office Reverses Decision on Hornell Post Office Naming

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tom Reed announced today that the U.S. Postal Service has reversed its decision and will allow Zachary Smith's name to be placed on the outside of the Hornell Post Office branch. Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Reed have been proactively putting pressure on the Postal Service to make an exception to its regulations prohibiting honoree's names to be placed on the outside of its branches. "Zachary Smith is truly a hometown hero," Senator … Continue Reading


July 12, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Congressional Passage of Bill to Confer a Congressional Gold Medal Upon Raoul Wallenberg

Washington, DC- Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that Congress passed a bill to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on Raoul Wallenberg, a hero who saved thousands of lives during the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War II. The bill, which the Senate passed last night and mirrors Senate legislation introduced by Senator Gillibrand in April, now heads to President Obama's desk for his signature. The House unanimously passed similar legislation in April. "Raoul … Continue Reading


July 11, 2012

Gillibrand Announces More Than $350,000 for Key Program to Fight Crime in Buffalo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $351,198 for the City of Buffalo from the U.S. Department of Justice's Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to assist local law enforcement in their efforts to reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system. In April, Senator Gillibrand helped lead the effort in the Senate to protect funding for the Byrne JAG program to equip local communities with the resources they need to keep families … Continue Reading


July 11, 2012

Gillibrand Announces More Than $9.7 Million for New York State for Key Program to Fight Crime

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal grant worth $9,771,691 for New York State from the U.S. Department of Justice's Byrne Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program to assist local law enforcement in their efforts to reduce crime and improve the criminal justice system. In April, Senator Gillibrand helped lead the effort in the Senate to protect funding for the Byrne JAG program to equip local communities with the resources they need to keep families safe. … Continue Reading


July 09, 2012

After Gillibrand Push, Feds Move Forward to Rid NYC Airports of Bird Strikes

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that after her push to cut through bureaucratic tape and remove Canada geese that pose a public safety risk to air travelers, the feds are finally taking action today to remove more than 750 geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and protect New York City airports from bird strikes. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) last week issued its final decision to adopt their final environmental impact study laying out a … Continue Reading


July 06, 2012

At Woman-Owned Small Business in Newburgh, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Small Business Tax Breaks

Newburgh, NY - Standing at Global Recycling, a woman-owned small business in Newburgh, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced bipartisan legislation to extend tax breaks for small businesses. Women-owned small businesses are among the fastest growing segments of the economy. The Small Business Tax Extenders Act would provide investors strong incentives to invest in small business stock, increase deductions for start-up expenses, and continue tax credits small businesses can take … Continue Reading


July 06, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand, Israel, Bishop Announce More Than $12.7 Million for Long Island Power Authority for Irene Recovery Efforts

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, and Congressmen Steve Israel and Tim Bishop today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding more than $12.7 million to reimburse the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) for repairs to the Electrical Power Transmission and Distribution System to repair damages caused by Hurricane Irene. "This is great news for Long Island," said Schumer. "Hurricane Irene left many parts of Long Island without power, but … Continue Reading


July 06, 2012

Standing at Stony Brook’s Long Island High Technology Incubator, Gillibrand Announces New Bill to Spur the Growth of New Science and Technology Jobs

Stony Brook, NY - Standing at Stony Brook University's Long Island High Technology Incubator (LIHTI), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, joined by Congressman Tim Bishop, Dr. Ben Hsiao, Stony Brook University's Vice President for Research, and Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President for Economic Development and Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, announced today a new bill to spur the growth of new science and technology jobs on Long Island and across New York. The Gillibrand … Continue Reading


July 06, 2012

At Woman-Owned Small Business in Troy, Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan Legislation to Extend Small Business Tax Breaks

Troy, NY - Standing at Market Block Books, a woman-owned small business in Troy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced bipartisan legislation to extend tax breaks for small businesses. Women-owned small businesses are among the fastest growing segments of the economy. The Small Business Tax Extenders Act would provide investors strong incentives to invest in small business stock, increase deductions for start-up expenses, and continue tax credits small businesses can take advantage … Continue Reading


July 05, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.5 Million in Federal Fire Grants for Three Long Island Fire Departments

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that Lynbrook, Rockville Centre Fire Departments and the Great Neck Alert Company will receive grants totaling $1,481,472 in Round 9 of the FY11 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program- Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). Lynbrook will receive $115,555, Rockville Centre will receive $865,225, and Great Neck Alert Company will receive $500,692. SAFER awards are administered by the U.S. … Continue Reading


July 05, 2012

Gillibrand Introduces Resolution Commemorating 200th Anniversary of War of 1812

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a resolution to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, fought between the U.S. and Great Britain. Canada, a former British colony, fought alongside the British. The conclusion of the war paved the way for amicable relations among the U.S., Canada and Great Britain, now among America's closest allies. "New York's proximity to Canada made it a hotbed for conflict in the War of 1812," said Senator Gillibrand. "New … Continue Reading


July 03, 2012

After Touring the Ithaca Commons, Gillibrand Announces Support for Transit Upgrades

Ithaca, NY - After touring Ithaca Commons with Mayor Svante Myrick and Ithaca community and business leaders, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her support for federal funding for transit upgrades. Senator Gillibrand is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to fund the City of Ithaca's request for federal investments to rebuild Ithaca Commons as a community transit hub that would support a more efficient bus route between local colleges and universities and downtown, … Continue Reading


July 03, 2012

Standing at Alpina Yogurt Construction Site, Gillibrand Announces Support of Federal Investment into Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park

Batavia, NY - While touring the nearly completed Alpina Yogurt facility, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the U.S. Economic Development Administration to approve funding for the Genesee Gateway Local Development Corporation (GGLDC). The funding would be used to complete infrastructure developments in the Genesee Valley Agri-Buniness Park (Ag-Park). The increase in infrastructure would bolster real estate development investments, which could lead to a sustainable long-term economy … Continue Reading


July 02, 2012

Gillibrand Fights to Extend Priority Access to USDA Funding for Sullivan County and Town of Wawarsing in 2012 Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced an extension of the Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) Zone designation for Sullivan County and the town of Wawarsing passed the full Senate as part of the 2012 Farm Bill. The measure would extend a designation that helps give the region priority access to federal funding from the USDA to help grow the local economy and revitalize rural communities. The current … Continue Reading


July 02, 2012

Gillibrand Fights to Extend Priority Access to USDA Funding for Tioga County in 2012 Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced an extension of the Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP) Zone designation for Tioga County passed the full Senate as part of the 2012 Farm Bill. The measure would extend a designation that helps give Tioga County priority access to federal funding from the USDA to help grow the local economy and revitalize rural communities. The current Tioga County REAP Zone designation … Continue Reading


July 02, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand, Owens Call for Federal Investment in North Country Advanced Manufacturing Project

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bill Owens called on the U.S. Economic Development Administration to invest in a North Country Advance Manufacturing project that would create and sustain new jobs in the region. A joint proposal submitted by the North Country Chamber of Commerce (NCCC) and Clarkson University would support the growth of advanced manufacturing in transportation equipment and advanced materials in the North Country. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce New York Receives $151.6 Million in Vital Anti-Terror Funding

United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that New York City has received a total of $151,579,096 in Urban Areas Security Initiative Funding (UASI), a huge victory for the City's anti-terror efforts, in the face of steep cuts elsewhere. The UASI program is the lifeblood of New York's anti-terror programs and funds the critical surveillance program for downtown Manhattan and its expansion into Times Square and midtown. New York also received the entire … Continue Reading

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