Press Releases

August 18, 2011

At Sanmina-SCI In Tioga County, Gillibrand Announces “Made In America” Grants To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing For New York

Owego, NY - While New York has lost a total of more than 123,000 manufacturing jobs since 2005, advanced and high-tech manufacturing jobs are thriving. Computer and electronic manufacturing industries increased employment by 9 percent from 2004 to 2008. To spark more growth in high-tech manufacturing in New York and create more of these good-paying jobs right here, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new manufacturing agenda. Senator Gillibrand's plan creates a Made In … Continue Reading


August 17, 2011

Gillibrand Announces $7 Million For Kinderhook Bank To Boost Lending To Small Businesses, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Kinderhook Bank Corp. is receiving $7 million in funding provided through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF). The SBLF, established as part of the Small Business Jobs Act that Senator Gillibrand voted to pass, encourages community banks to increase their lending to small businesses, helping them expand their operations and create new jobs. Last year, Senator Gillibrand fought hard to include measures that enhance … Continue Reading


August 17, 2011

With Significant Defense Cuts Starting Next Year, Gillibrand Announces Efforts To Protect Fort Hamilton

Brooklyn, NY - With deep cuts in defense spending and New York State military installations at-risk for reductions in resources beginning next year, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, stood at Fort Hamilton's Armed Forces Reserve Center today announcing that she will convene a statewide conference in New York on October 14th to begin efforts to prepare and protect Fort Hamilton. The Senator aims to bring together military communities and business … Continue Reading


August 17, 2011

Gillibrand, FDNY Commissioner Cassano, NYPD Commissioner Kelly Urge Passage Of First Responder Communications Bill To Effectively Respond To Major Crisis, Thwart Attacks

Staten Island, NY - As the 10th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks nears, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), New York City Fire Commissioner Salvatore Cassano, New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, and Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro stood in front of Engine 160, Rescue Company 5 calling on Congress to pass critical first responder communications legislation once Congress returns to session in September. The Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act would … Continue Reading


August 17, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $500,000 For Pedestrian Safety Improvements In Fonda, Ny

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded a total of $502,073 to the Village of Fonda. The grant will be used for the redesigning and rebuilding of roadway approaches in two crossings in the area. The funding is part of the DOT's Railway-Highway Crossing Hazard Elimination in High-Speed Rail Corridors program and will be allocated through the Federal Railroad Administration. "This … Continue Reading


August 16, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $735,000 For Stone Barns Center To Train New Farmers Across NYS In Sustainable Farming Practices

Washington, D.C. - U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $735,130 in federal funding for the Growing Farmers Initiative, a program at the Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills that will help train over 1,000 new farmers across New York State over a three-year period. The funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and will be allocated through its Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development program. In January, Senator Gillibrand wrote to Agriculture Secretary Thomas … Continue Reading


August 16, 2011

With More Than One-Third Of Minority Youth Unemployed, Gillibrand, Heastie, Bronx Clergy Leaders Hold Roundtable Discussion To Connect At-Risk Bronx Youth With Job Opportunities

Bronx, NY - With more than one-third of the nation's minority youth unemployed, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Assemblyman Carl Heastie (D-NY), and Bronx clergy leaders convened a roundtable at the Bronx Christian Fellowship Church discussing the need for federal legislation aimed at increasing employment among at-risk Bronx youth. The Urban Jobs Act that Senator Gillibrand is advocating for in the U.S. Senate would provide federal funding to nonprofit organizations, allowing them to … Continue Reading


August 16, 2011

With More Than One-Third Of Minority Youth Unemployed, Gillibrand, Rangel, National Urban League Push For Legislation To Connect At-Risk City Youth With Job Opportunities

New York, NY - With more than one-third of the nation's minority youth unemployed, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), Assemblyman Keith Wright (D-NY), National Urban League President Marc Morial, New York Urban League (NYUL) President Arva Rice, and New York City youth today stood at New York Urban League in Harlem to continue their push for federal legislation aimed at increasing employment among at-risk New York City youth. The Urban Jobs Act would … Continue Reading


August 15, 2011

Gillibrand Meets With Western New York Farmers, Continues Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Westfield, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Western New York farmers to continue her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new market … Continue Reading


August 15, 2011

At CUTCO Cutlery In Cattaraugus County, Gillibrand Announces “Made In America” Grants To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing For New York

Olean, NY - While New York has lost a total of more than 123,000 manufacturing jobs since 2005, advanced and high-tech manufacturing jobs are thriving. Computer and electronic manufacturing industries increased employment by 9 percent from 2004 to 2008. To spark more growth in high-tech manufacturing in New York and create more of these good-paying jobs right here, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new manufacturing agenda. Senator Gillibrand's plan creates a Made In … Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

At Specialty Silicone Products In Saratoga County, Gillibrand Announces “Made In America” Grants To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing For New York

Ballston Spa, NY - While New York has lost a total of more than 123,000 manufacturing jobs since 2005, advanced and high-tech manufacturing jobs are thriving. Computer and electronic manufacturing industries increased employment by 9 percent from 2004 to 2008. To spark more growth in high-tech manufacturing in New York and create more of these good-paying jobs right here, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new manufacturing agenda. Senator Gillibrand's plan creates a Made In … Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

At Bombardier, Gillibrand Announces “Made In America” Grants To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing For New York

Plattsburgh, NY - While New York has lost a total of more than 123,000 manufacturing jobs since 2005, advanced and high-tech manufacturing jobs are thriving. Computer and electronic manufacturing industries increased employment by 9 percent from 2004 to 2008. To spark more growth in high-tech manufacturing in New York and create more of these good-paying jobs right here, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new manufacturing agenda. Senator Gillibrand's plan creates a Made In … Continue Reading


August 12, 2011

At Bombardier, Gillibrand Announces “Made In America” Grants To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing For New York

Plattsburgh, NY - While New York has lost a total of more than 123,000 manufacturing jobs since 2005, advanced and high-tech manufacturing jobs are thriving. Computer and electronic manufacturing industries increased employment by 9 percent from 2004 to 2008. To spark more growth in high-tech manufacturing in New York and create more of these good-paying jobs right here, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her new manufacturing agenda. Senator Gillibrand's plan creates a Made In … Continue Reading


August 10, 2011

Hinchey, Gillibrand Urge U.S. Postmaster General to Maintain Full Operations at Mid Hudson Mail Processing Facility in Newburgh

Newburgh, NY -- Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) this week urged U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to maintain and continue full mail sorting operations at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility in Newburgh, New York. The lawmakers sent a letter yesterday to Donahoe in response to a current study that the U.S. Postal Service is conducting to potentially consolidate mail sorting operations at the Mid Hudson General Mail Facility (GMF) in … Continue Reading


August 10, 2011

Gillibrand Urges Feds To Support NYC’s Formal Challenge To 2010 Census Figures

New York, NY - After Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg submitted New York City's initial submission to the U.S. Census Bureau formally challenging new 2010 figures released earlier this year that appear to significantly undercount New York City communities, particularly in Queens and Brooklyn - two of the city's most populous boroughs, U. S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) wrote to Dr. Robert Groves, Director of the U.S. Census Bureau, in support of the City's challenge. New York City is … Continue Reading


August 07, 2011

Gillibrand Statement On The Passing Of Former Governor Hugh Carey

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement on the passing of former New York Governor Hugh Carey: "Today, we mourn the loss of Governor Hugh Carey, an extraordinary public servant who loved New Yorkers with all of his heart. The way he brought people together to lead our great state through an economic crisis and rescue New York City from the brink of financial collapse should serve as an inspiration for all elected officials today. My thoughts and … Continue Reading


August 04, 2011

Gillibrand, Hoeven Fight To Protect Consumers, U.S. Honey Industry From Mislabeled Products

Washington, D.C. - With deceptive manufacturing practices by foreign companies threatening domestic honey producers, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and John Hoeven called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to implement a national standard of identity for honey. While New York and North Dakota's honey producers generated $53.4 million in sales in 2009, producers have been strained as cheap, adulterated honey from abroad has inundated the U.S. market. "New York has some of the nation's … Continue Reading


August 03, 2011

Gillibrand Launches Effort To Make Newtown Battlefield A National Park

Washington, DC -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation to begin the process of making the Newtown Battlefield National Historic Landmark a National Park. As the site of a critical victory for the Continental Army during the American Revolution, the Newtown Battlefield is an important historic and cultural landmark for the people of Chemung County and New York State. "Making Newtown Battlefield a National Park is an integral part of Chemung County's economic development, … Continue Reading


August 03, 2011

Gillibrand Fights To Arm Local Law Enforcement With More Resources To Protect Ny Communities, Families

Washington, D.C. - To help relieve the strain of tight local budgets on New York's law enforcement agencies, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is co-sponsoring the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Improvements Act, legislation to strengthen resources for local law enforcement, giving them more of the tools they need to protect local communities and keep New Yorkers safe. "Law enforcement agencies across New York have been squeezed by budget cuts, forced to lay off critical … Continue Reading


August 02, 2011

Blumenthal, Gillibrand, Brown Introduce Legislation Outlawing Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Washington, D.C. -- Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today introduced the Fair Employment Opportunity Act of 2011, legislation that will make it illegal for employers and employment agencies to unfairly discriminate against unemployed job seekers, a counterproductive practice that persists in spite of high unemployment rates. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are original co-sponsors of the legislation and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT, 3rd District) has … Continue Reading

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