Press Releases

June 15, 2011

13 of Long Island’s African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders Arrive in Washington for 2nd Annual Gillibrand Legislative Summit

Washington, DC - Today, 13 of Long Island's African-American faith-based community leaders arrived in Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's second annual Legislative Summit. The summit, titled "A New Day, A New Revelation, A New Budget Reality: A Game Plan for Faith Based Institutions" was attended by more than 170 leaders from across the state representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities. A full list of all the local … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

Two of Buffalo’s African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders Arrive in Washington for 2nd Annual Gillibrand Legislative Summit

Washington, DC - Today, two of Buffalo's African-American faith-based community leaders arrived in Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's second annual Legislative Summit. The summit, titled "A New Day, A New Revelation, A New Budget Reality: A Game Plan for Faith Based Institutions" was attended by more than 170 leaders from across the state representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities. A full list of all the local … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

Two of Rochester’s African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders Arrive in Washington for 2nd Annual Gillibrand Legislative Summit

Washington, DC - Today, two of Rochester's African-American faith-based community leaders arrived in Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's second annual Legislative Summit. The summit, titled "A New Day, A New Revelation, A New Budget Reality: A Game Plan for Faith Based Institutions" was attended by more than 170 leaders from across the state representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities. A full list of all the local … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

Five of Syracuse’s African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders Arrive in Washington for 2nd Annual Gillibrand Legislative Summit

Washington, DC - Today, five of Syracuse's African-American faith-based community leaders arrived in Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's second annual Legislative Summit. The summit, titled "A New Day, A New Revelation, A New Budget Reality: A Game Plan for Faith Based Institutions" was attended by more than 170 leaders from across the state representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities. A full list of all the local … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

29 of the Hudson Valley’s African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders Arrive in Washington for 2nd Annual Gillibrand Legislative Summit

Washington, DC - Today, 29 of the Hudson Valley's African-American faith-based community leaders arrived in Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's second annual Legislative Summit. The summit, titled "A New Day, A New Revelation, A New Budget Reality: A Game Plan for Faith Based Institutions" was attended by more than 170 leaders from across the state representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities. A full list of all the … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

16 of the Capital Region’s African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders Arrive in Washington for 2nd Annual Gillibrand Legislative Summit

Washington, DC - Today, 16 of the Capital Region's African-American faith-based community leaders arrived in Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's second annual Legislative Summit. The summit, titled "A New Day, A New Revelation, A New Budget Reality: A Game Plan for Faith Based Institutions" was attended by more than 170 leaders from across the state representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities. A full list of all the … Continue Reading


June 14, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce FDA Agrees To Call For More Accurate Labeling On Sunscreen Products

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed to their call to implement new and more accurate labeling rules for sunscreen products. Schumer and Gillibrand have been pressuring the FDA to issue comprehensive regulations for the sunscreen industry, regarding formulation, labeling and testing requirements for over-the-counter sunscreen products, to protect consumers from dangerous ingredients and inaccurate … Continue Reading


June 14, 2011

Gillibrand Continues To Fight For Healthier School Meals

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) urged the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee to protect new rules to make school meals healthier under the Child Nutrition bill-the first major nutritional overhaul in 15 years. The House Republican-majority Appropriations Committee recently approved a spending bill that would slash funding needed to meet new nutritional standards for school breakfasts and lunches. This week, the bill will go to the floor of the House and … Continue Reading


June 10, 2011

Gillibrand, Schumer Secure Commitment From National Endowment For Arts Chair To Keynote League Of Historic Theatres Conference In Schenectady

Washington, DC - At the invitation of U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman, announced he will tour Proctors Theatre in Schenectady this summer and give the keynote address at the annual conference of the League of Historic American Theatres. In their invitation to Chairman Landesman, the Senators highlighted the theatre as a national model of "art that works" by renovating a former vaudeville theatre, and … Continue Reading


June 08, 2011

Gillibrand Calls On Defense Department To Recruit and Retain Cyber Warriors

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced the Cyberspace Warriors Act of 2011. While the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command and cyber components in each of the four services has been crucial to the development of military cyber security, military leaders recognize that attracting, retaining and maintaining cyber warriors remains a challenge. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would require the Secretary of Defense to … Continue Reading


June 08, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Committee Passes First Responder Communications Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate Commerce Committee has passed the Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act. Senator Gillibrand is a leader of the bipartisan effort to provide America's first responders with crucial lifesaving communications tools before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, and is fighting to pass this legislation together with Commerce Committee Chairman John Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX). This … Continue Reading


June 08, 2011

Gillibrand, Schumer Invite National Endowment For The Arts Chair To Keynote League Of Historic Theatres Conference In Schenectady

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today wrote to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman, inviting him to visit Proctors Theatre in Schenectady this summer to give the keynote address at the annual conference of the League of Historic American Theatres. The Senators highlighted the theater as a national model of "art that works" by renovating a former vaudeville theater, and transforming it into a beacon of vitality in … Continue Reading


June 07, 2011

As Unknown E. Coli Strain Claims Lives Overseas, Gillibrand Fights To Protect Funding For Historic New Food Safety Laws From GOP Attacks - Introduces Meat Safety Legislation To Regulate Unchecked, Deadly E. Coli Strains In Meat Supply

Washington, D.C. - As a previously unknown strain of E. coli is claiming lives in Europe, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is fighting to protect funding for the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, the first major update to America's food safety laws in nearly a century that Senator Gillibrand fought hard last year to pass. The new law puts new checks on domestic and imported vegetables and other food to protect Americans from food-borne illnesses. Federal funding for food safety at both the … Continue Reading


June 07, 2011

After Gillibrand Call For Investigation Into China's Unfair Trade Practices, China Ends Wind Turbine Subsidies

Washington, DC - Following U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's call for an investigation into China's unfair green technology trade practices, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced today that China has ended the practice of providing millions of dollars in subsidies to Chinese wind turbine manufacturers, which until now, gave Chinese wind power producers an unfair upper hand. Last year, Senator Gillibrand called on the USTR to investigate these practices after the United Steelworkers … Continue Reading


June 06, 2011

Slaughter, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation To Give Women In Uniform Same Reproductive Rights As Civilians

WASHINGTON - Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced that they have introduced legislation that would provide America's women in uniform with the same rights to reproductive choice as most other employees of the federal government. Currently, the health coverage provided to servicewomen fails to cover abortion, even in the case of rape or incest, which is unlike most other women receiving health care from the federal government … Continue Reading


June 06, 2011

In Wake of Two Deadly Bus Crashes, Gillibrand Calls On Transportation Department to Immediately Remove Unsafe Bus Drivers Off The Road, Implement Tough Safety Guidelines

Washington, DC - After two deadly bus tour crashes in Washington and Virginia claimed six lives last week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced that she is calling on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to immediately implement tough safety standards and accelerate efforts to get unsafe buses and fatigued drivers off the road. In a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood, Gillibrand is demanding that the DOT shorten the timeframe in which operators must comply with tough … Continue Reading


June 06, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand: Sunscreen Labels Promise Protection But Actually Put Sunlovers at Risk For Cancer Due to Lack Of Accurate Labeling; Join Colleagues to Introduce “SUN” Act That Would Require Clear Labeling To Protect Sunscreen Users

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced a new effort to put pressure on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finally issue comprehensive regulations for the sunscreen industry, regarding formulation, labeling and testing requirements for over-the-counter sunscreen products, to protect consumers from dangerous ingredients and inaccurate labels. As the summer months approach, and one million more Americans are expected to be diagnosed with skin cancer this … Continue Reading


June 06, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Steps in Ongoing Effort to Make Government More Open and Transparent at The Personal Democracy Forum 2011

New York, NY - Speaking at the Personal Democracy Forum 2011 at New York University, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced she is supporting two new efforts in an ongoing effort to make government more transparent and accountable. Senator Gillibrand said she will co-sponsor a proposal in the U.S. Senate which would for the first time require all Senators to file electronic Federal Election Commission (FEC) reports, a practice she will voluntarily comply with beginning the next … Continue Reading


June 03, 2011

At Watkins Glen Middle School, Gillibrand Sees Firsthand Virtual Classroom Software Program That Allows Students To Use Broadband At School And At Home

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at Watkins Glen Middle School saw firsthand how local students are using virtual classroom software program to access the internet at school and home. At Senator Gillibrand's urging, the Greater Southern Tier Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (GST BOCES) in Watkins Glen was chosen as one of twenty national projects eligible for up to $170,000 in funding allocated through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its … Continue Reading


June 03, 2011

At Watkins Glen Middle School, Gillibrand Sees Firsthand Virtual Classroom Software Program That Allow Students to Use Broadband at School and Home

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at Watkins Glen Middle School saw firsthand how local students are using virtual classroom software program to access the internet at school and home. At Senator Gillibrand's urging, the Greater Southern Tier Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (GST BOCES) in Watkins Glen was chosen as one of twenty national projects eligible for up to $170,000 in funding allocated through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and its … Continue Reading

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