Press Releases

June 21, 2011

With Jobs Growing In Advanced Manufacturing, Gillibrand Announces "Made In America" Grants To Bolster High-Tech Manufacturing In New York

Washington, D.C. - 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


June 21, 2011

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Calls On Veterans Affairs To Do More To Prevent Veteran Suicides

WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of six Senators called on Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki to do more to stem the "unacceptable" level of suicides among veterans currently estimated to be 18 per day. The call came in a letter sent to the Administration on Friday. "Too many of our brave men and women in uniform return home from war only to struggle with the trauma of their experience and, tragically, take their own lives," Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Tuesday. "It is … Continue Reading


June 20, 2011

Gillibrand Statement On Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Wal-Mart Ruling

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision today to overturn the lower court's ruling that would have allowed more than one million women to proceed with a class-action discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart: "I am deeply disappointed by the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the lower court's decision and deny the largest civil rights class action suit in our history from moving forward. Pay … Continue Reading


June 20, 2011

New Crime Fighting Resources Coming To Newburgh As Schumer, Gillibrand and Hinchey Announce HIDTA Designation For Orange County

Washington, DC -- The City of Newburgh will soon receive new tools to combat the drug crime and gang violence. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) today announced that Orange County has received the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) designation they requested and have lobbied for since May 2010. The designation, granted by President Obama's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will enhance … Continue Reading


June 20, 2011

Gillibrand Secures Key Committee Approval On Defense Partnership Boosting Minorities And Women In Military Leadership Positions

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that her amendment requiring a Defense Department review of how to implement key Military Leadership Diversity Commission recommendations, including strengthening diversity among military leadership, and repealing the policy blocking women from serving in combat, was included in the FY 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. "More than sixty years after President … Continue Reading


June 16, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hanna Call On Army Corps To Quickly Approve Mohawk Valley Edge's Appeal - Development Group Needs Removal Of Roadblock To Potential Chip Fab Site

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with U.S. Representative Richard Hanna, called on the Army Corps of Engineers to swiftly consider and approve Mohawk Valley EDGE's appeal to have Special Condition No. 1 removed from their site development permit. The appeal, filed this week, asks USACE to issue a new permit without the burdensome provision that is preventing site preparation. USACE has previously issued a permit to the Mohawk Valley Economic Development … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

Gillibrand Secures Approval of $20 Million for Schenectady Army Reserve Center from Key Senate Committee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that a key Senate Panel has fully authorized $20 million for the construction of a new Army Reserve Center in Schenectady. The new facilities would allow for state-of-the-art, high security military and counter-terrorism training. "This is a great investment for Schenectady," said Senator Gillibrand. "This federal funding would allow the Army Reserve to better train soldiers … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

Gillibrand Secures Approval of Nearly $54 Million for Fort Drum

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that a key Senate Panel has fully authorized $53.7 million for the construction and upgrading of several facilities at Fort Drum. These facilities would help address a variety of shortages that have occurred as the base's population and mission have grown over the past years. "This is a great investment for Fort Drum and would help upgrade our military facilities while creating … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

Gillibrand Secures Key Senate Committee Approval for an Army Reserve Installation at Fort Wadsworth

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced that a key Senate Panel has fully authorized $18.55 million for Staten Island Army Reserve Center at Fort Wadsworth. The project would upgrade the three-building complex, improving training, boosting military recruitment, and lessening the travel burden on New York reservists. "This is great news for Staten Island," Senator Gillibrand said. "Building the Army Reserve Center … Continue Reading


June 15, 2011

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

Washington, DC - Today, 100 of New York City'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. "During this time of … Continue Reading


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

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