Press Releases

October 08, 2010

With Record Manufacturing Job Loss In NYS, Gillibrand Unveils Plan To Help Manufacturers Transition To Clean Energy Production, Create Jobs

Rochester, NY - New York has lost more than 160,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, or nearly one-quarter of its manufacturing base. The Rochester/Finger Lakes Region alone lost nearly 27,000 manufacturing jobs. To help New York's manufactures get back on track and to strengthen the economy for the long term, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan at a roundtable discussion at Harris RF Communications in Rochester to help New York's manufacturers transition to clean energy … Continue Reading


October 08, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Mcmahon Announce Three Million Dollars For Major Staten Island Ferry Improvements

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Michael McMahon today announced $3,000,000 in federal funding for reconstruction and repairs of two major elements of the Staten Island Ferry's infrastructure: the Whitehall Ferry Terminal slip substructure, and the Staten Island Ferry Maintenance Building. Both serve as crucial support systems for the Staten Island Ferry and will get a much needed boost with this federal funding. "Better … Continue Reading


October 08, 2010

With Record Manufacturing Job Loss In NYS, Gillibrand Unveils Plan To Help Manufacturers Transition To Clean Energy Production, Create Jobs

Binghamton, NY - New York has lost more than 160,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, or nearly one-quarter of its manufacturing base. The Southern Tier alone lost more than 6,000 manufacturing jobs. To help New York's manufactures get back on track and to strengthen the economy for the long term, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan at a roundtable discussion at VMR Electronics in Binghamton to help New York's manufacturers transition to clean energy production, … Continue Reading


October 07, 2010

With Record Manufacturing Job Loss In NYS, Gillibrand Unveils Plan To Help Manufacturers Transition To Clean Energy Production, Create Jobs

Utica, NY - New York has lost more than 160,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, or nearly one-quarter of its manufacturing base. The Mohawk Valley alone lost approximately 6,000 manufacturing jobs. To help New York's manufactures get back on track and to strengthen the economy for the long term, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan at a roundtable discussion at Mohawk Valley Community College to help New York's manufacturers transition to clean energy production, … Continue Reading


October 07, 2010

With Record Manufacturing Job Loss In NYS, Gillibrand Unveils Plan To Help Manufacturers Transition To Clean Energy Production, Create Jobs

Watertown, NY - New York has lost more than 160,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, or nearly one-quarter of its manufacturing base. The North Country alone lost more than 3,200 manufacturing jobs. To help New York's manufactures get back on track and to strengthen the economy for the long term, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan at a roundtable discussion at Timeless Frames in Watertown to help New York's manufacturers transition to clean energy production, … Continue Reading


October 05, 2010

With Record Manufacturing Job Loss In NYS, Gillibrand Unveils Plan To Help Manufacturers Transition To Clean Energy Production, Create Jobs

Syracuse, NY - New York has lost more than 160,000 manufacturing jobs since 2001, or nearly one-quarter of its manufacturing base. Central New York alone lost 13,140 manufacturing jobs. To help New York's manufactures get back on track and to strengthen the economy for the long term, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan at a roundtable discussion at SRCTec to help New York's manufacturers transition to clean energy production, including legislation to provide grants and tax … Continue Reading


October 05, 2010

As Storm Cleanup Continues, Gillibrand Urges Federal Disaster Declaration For New York City

New York, NY - As cleanup from last month's massive storm continues, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today urged Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to approve federal aid for New York City and recommend that President Obama issue a formal disaster declaration. Areas in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island were particularly hit hard by two destructive tornadoes and a macroburst that knocked down thousands of trees, destroyed dozens of buildings, and left 14,500 city residents … Continue Reading


October 05, 2010

Gillibrand Urges Feds To Investigate China’s Unfair Green Technology Trade Practices

Washington, DC - Earlier this month, the United Steelworkers (USW) filed a petition to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) asserting that China has provided more than $200 billion in subsidies and support to their local firms in violation of their World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged President Obama to take immediate and aggressive action against the practices cited in the petition. She has also called on the USTR to investigate alleged … Continue Reading


October 04, 2010

After House Passes 9/11 Health Bill, Gillibrand “Fast Tracks” Legislation In The Senate

Islandia, NY - Just hours after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senate's chief sponsor of the bill, secured Senate Leadership support to fast track the legislation, bypassing the lengthy Committee process and providing opportunity for a full Senate vote when the Senate reconvenes next month. "This should not be a partisan issue. We have an undeniable, moral obligation to pass this legislation … Continue Reading


October 01, 2010

Gillibrand Urges FCC To End False Roaming Charges For New York’s Border Communities

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to work with cellular phone service providers to put an end to false international roaming charges received by residents along the New York-Canadian border. New York often receive false roaming charges on calls they make locally because their cell signal bounces to Canadian towers that have higher signal strength. In her letter to Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


September 30, 2010

Gillibrand Announces $520,000 For Gloversville Police Departmets To Preserve, Create Law Enforcement Jobs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $520,400 for the Gloversville Police Department through the Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program at the U.S. Department of Justice- an effort to bolster law enforcement agencies nationwide. This federal funding will help address the law enforcement needs of the city of Gloversville by preserving current law enforcement jobs, providing salaries to re-hire officers who had been laid-off, and enabling additional … Continue Reading


September 30, 2010

Gillibrand Announces $1.1 Million For Binghamton Police Departmets To Preserve, Create Law Enforcement Jobs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,134,465 for the Binghamton Police Department through the Community Oriented Police Services (COPS) Hiring Program at the U.S. Department of Justice- an effort to bolster law enforcement agencies nationwide. This federal funding will help address the law enforcement needs of the city of Binghamton by preserving current law enforcement jobs, providing salaries to re-hire officers who had been laid-off, and enabling additional … Continue Reading


September 30, 2010

Gillibrand, Hinchey Announce Senate Passage Of Resolutions Honoring The Hudson River School Painters

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Maurice Hinchey today announced Senate passage of a resolution recognizing and honoring the painters of the Hudson River School - a mid-19th century American art movement led by a group of landscape painters, whose aesthetic vision was influenced by the romantic movement. Senator Gillibrand and Rep. Hinchey introduced identical resolutions in September 2009. Now that the Senate has passed the resolution, action is required in … Continue Reading


September 29, 2010

Gillibrand Commends House For Passing Historic 9/11 Health Legislation

Washington, D.C. - After the U.S. House of Representatives today passed the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senate's chief sponsor of the bill, issued the following statement: "I commend my colleagues in the House for their hard work in passing this historic legislation for our 9/11 heroes. "I'm working closely with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring the bill to a vote in the Senate. I know the Majority Leader fully supports our … Continue Reading


September 28, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Mcmahon Announce Nearly Three Million Dollars For Rumc’s Residency Slots Program; Funding Will Help To Preserve Health Care Access On Staten Island

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and U.S. Representative Michael McMahon today announced $2,880,000 in federal funding for Richmond University Medical Center's (RUMC) residency slots program, which has been under threat of losing millions of dollars in funding. Funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services new Primary Care Residency Expansion Grant Program, a program authorized under the Affordable Care Act. This program funds … Continue Reading


September 28, 2010

Leahy, Gillibrand Offer Bill To Give Dairy Workers Access To Visa Program

WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, Sept. 28) - U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) Tuesday introduced the H-2A Improvement Act, legislation to ensure that dairy farmers in Vermont, New York and other dairy states can use a visa program long used by other sectors of the agriculture industry to hire foreign workers. The U.S. Department of Labor struck a blow to the dairy industry earlier this year when it issued rules that continued to exclude the dairy industry from the … Continue Reading


September 28, 2010

Gillibrand Urges Feds To Investigate China’s Unfair Green Technology Trade Practices, Requests Meeting With Chinese Ambassador

Washington, DC - Earlier this month, the United Steelworkers (USW) filed a petition to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) asserting that China has provided more than $200 billion in subsidies and support to their local firms in violation of their World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today requested a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to discuss these accusations and the importance of fair and open access to international markets. She also urged the … Continue Reading


September 26, 2010

Gillibrand, NYPD Deputy Commissioner For Counterterrorism Announce $18.5 Million For Securing The Cities Initiative To Prevent Against Dirty Bombs

New York, NY - In Times Square, the site of an attempted terror attack earlier this year, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Counterterrorism Richard Daddario today announced an $18.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) for the Securing the Cities initiative, which combines federal, state and local resources to protect the New York metropolitan area against the threat of a … Continue Reading


September 23, 2010

Gillibrand, Polis, Castle Introduce National Environmental Education Act Reauthorization

Washington, DC - Working to create jobs and grow the new energy economy, Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) and Congressmen Jared Polis (D-CO) and Mike Castle (R-DE) today introduced bipartisan legislation that will help ensure that our young people and all Americans receive the educational foundation needed to better understand complex issues impacting the health of our fragile planet. The National Environmental Education Reauthorization Act (S. 3833, H.R. 6194) would update and modernize the … Continue Reading


September 22, 2010

Lautenberg, Menendez, Schumer And Gillibrand Urge President To Nominate Commissioners To The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on President Obama to quickly fill empty seats on the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission (FCSC) so that victims of terror and their family members can receive the compensation they deserve. Currently, the Commission cannot function because only one of three commissioners is in place. As a result, more than 200 claims from victims of Libyan … Continue Reading

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