Press Releases

January 26, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $130,000 Coming To East Patchogue For Firefighter Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $130,275 in funding for the Hagerman Fire Department in the city of East Patchogue. This funding is being allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding will be used by the Hagerman Fire Department to improve their ability to respond to fires and other hazards. "This is a great investment for the … Continue Reading


January 26, 2011

Gillibrand, Senate Colleagues Introduce Bill To Stop Congressional Pay Raises

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she and 12 other senators have introduced legislation to prevent Congress from getting an automatic pay raise each year. The legislation, which mirrors legislation that was previously introduced by Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) during the last Congress, would end the annual cost-of-living adjustment provided to members of Congress, which results in an automatic pay raise each year. "We need to end automatic pay raises for … Continue Reading


January 26, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $50,000 Coming To Village Of Tivoli For Firefighter Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $49,875 in funding for the Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department in the Village of Tivoli. This funding is being allocated through the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding will be used by the Tivoli Volunteer Fire Department to improve their ability to respond to fires and other hazards. "This is a great investment … Continue Reading


January 25, 2011

Gillibrand On President’s State Of The Union Address: Time To Come Together And Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. - After President Obama's State of the Union address tonight, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "This last election was not a mandate for any one political party. It was a mandate for action. President Obama laid out a bold vision for this Congress. It is time to come together and work to create jobs across America. "I firmly believe that Congress is capable of putting politics aside and coming together to forge solutions. The way we fulfilled … Continue Reading


January 21, 2011

Senator Gillibrand To Sit On Republican Side With Senator John Thune Of South Dakota At State Of The Union Address

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she intends to sit with her Republican colleague Senator John Thune of South Dakota during President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday. Senator Gillibrand was among the first of her Senate colleagues to support Senator Mark Udall's idea to have bipartisan seating for the State of the Union. Senators Gillibrand and Thune plan to sit together on the Republican side of the House of Representatives. "This is … Continue Reading


January 21, 2011

Senator Gillibrand Nominates 3 Of Queens’ Best And Brightest Students To Join Service Academies

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today her nominations of three outstanding Queens residents to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Military and Naval Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on a criteria including academic record, leadership potential and overall achievement. Final acceptance is determined solely by the service … Continue Reading


January 20, 2011

Senator Gillibrand Announces 2011 Academy Nominations From Long Island

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today her nominations of Long Island residents to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, Naval, and Merchant Marine Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall achievement. Final acceptance is determined solely by the … Continue Reading


January 20, 2011

Senator Gillibrand Announces 2011 Academy Nominations From Upstate New York

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today her nominations of Upstate New Yorkers to the nation's leading service institutions - the United States Air Force, Military, and Naval Academies. A selection committee formed by Senator Gillibrand chose the nominees from a large group of qualified applicants. Decisions were based on criteria including academic record, leadership potential, and overall achievement. Final acceptance is determined solely by the service academies. … Continue Reading


January 19, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $100,000 For Village Of Mamaroneck Emergency Medical Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $99,750 in federal funding for Village of Mamaroneck Emergency Medical Services (MEMS). This funding is being allocated through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Funding will be used by MEMS to improve its ability to provide emergency care. "This is a great investment for the Village of Mamaroneck," Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


January 19, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $85,000 For Onondaga County Fire Department

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $85,382 in federal funding for the Mottville Volunteer Fire Department. This funding is being allocated through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Funding will be used by the Mottville Volunteer Fire Department to improve its ability to respond to fires and other hazards. "This is a great investment for the the City of … Continue Reading


January 19, 2011

Senator Gillibrand To Travel With President Obama On Air Force One Friday To Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will travel with President Obama on Air Force One on Friday to the Capital Region. Senator Gillibrand issued the following statement: "I'm proud to welcome President Obama back to the Capital Region. I look forward to discussing the next steps to create jobs and the potential for economic growth right here in the region. "When the President arrives, I know he will meet strong families, workers, businesses and community leaders who stand … Continue Reading


January 19, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, King: Foot-Dragging By Feds Puts Billions Of Dollars For Ny Hospitals At Risk – Officials Urged Feds To Extend Deadline So Hospital Projects Can Move Forward

Today, U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representatives Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) released a letter urging Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Jacob J. Lew to extend an important construction completion deadline for capital and other projects at New York State hospitals and other health facilities, paid for with federal dollars. The construction deadline is … Continue Reading


January 18, 2011

Gillibrand Urges Administration To Oppose Latest Anti-Israel Action At U.N.

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today wrote to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging the administration to oppose a U.N. resolution that is being drafted by the Palestinian Authority (PA) in an effort to unilaterally dictate terms to Israel, enabling the PA to avoid direct negotiations. Steering negotiations through the U.N., known for its hostility toward Israel, hurts the prospects of a Middle East peace … Continue Reading


January 18, 2011

Gillibrand Urges President Obama To Press Chinese President On Cybersecurity And Rare Earth Elements During State Visit

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, is urging President Barack Obama to press his Chinese counterpart on China's role in cybersecurity matters and China's stronghold of rare earth elements (REE) next week. The President of the People's Republic of China, Hu Jintao, is scheduled for a state visit with President Obama this week. Strong evidence suggests China was responsible for a number of cyber attacks against the U.S. … Continue Reading


January 12, 2011

Gillibrand Announces More Than $21,000 For Cortland County Fire Department

Washington - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $21,375 in federal funding for Virgil Fire Department in the city of Cortland. This funding is being allocated through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program of the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Funding will be used by the Virgil Fire Department to improve its ability to respond to fires and other hazards. "This is a great investment for Cortland County," Senator … Continue Reading


January 12, 2011

Gillibrand Travels With President Obama To Memorial Service In Tucson

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand just boarded Air Force One with President Barack Obama to travel to Tucson, Arizona, and attend tonight's memorial service for the victims of last weekend's shooting. Senator Gillibrand, along with other Congressional members, will first travel to the University of Arizona Medical Center to visit with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' husband, staff, and other victims and their loved ones. Senator Gillibrand released the following … Continue Reading


January 11, 2011

Year After Haiti Earthquake, Gillibrand Says We Must Not Let Up On Pledge To Help Rebuild Haiti, Calls For Measures To Protect Haitians Living In The U.S., Unite Haitians With Their U.S. Families

Washington, DC - On the one year mark of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senator Foreign Relations Committee, is urging President Obama to extend Temporary Protected Status for Haitians living in America and bring tens of thousands of Haitians with approved visas to the U.S. Senator Gillibrand said, "Now that the television cameras have left, we can't let our compassion fade. The tragic loss of life and hardship from this disaster … Continue Reading


January 10, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Proposal To Spur Innovation And Job Creation In Syracuse And Central New York

Syracuse, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new proposal to spur innovation and job creation in Syracuse and Central New York. After touring the Tech Garden, Senator Gillibrand detailed a new proposal to expand, simplify, and make permanent the Research and Development Tax Credit. With leading research institutions, cutting edge businesses, and highly-skilled entrepreneurs, New York is poised to lead America's high tech economy. More than 2,000 New York companies could … Continue Reading


January 10, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Proposal To Spur Innovation And Job Creation In Buffalo And Western New York

Buffalo, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new proposal to spur innovation and job creation in Buffalo and Western New York. After touring Honeywell International, Senator Gillibrand detailed a new proposal to expand, simplify, and make permanent the Research and Development Tax Credit. With leading research institutions, cutting edge businesses, and highly-skilled entrepreneurs, New York is poised to lead America's high tech economy. More than 2,000 New York companies … Continue Reading


January 10, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Proposal To Spur Innovation And Job Creation In Rochester/Finger Lakes Region

Rochester, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new proposal to spur innovation and job creation in the Rochester/Finger Lakes Region. After touring High Tech Rochester, Senator Gillibrand detailed a new proposal to expand, simplify, and make permanent the Research and Development Tax Credit. With leading research institutions, cutting edge businesses, and highly-skilled entrepreneurs, New York is poised to lead America's high tech economy. More than 2,000 New York companies … Continue Reading

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