Press Releases

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


January 10, 2011

Gillibrand Fights To Maintain $2 Million Funding For U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperative Agreement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today wrote to the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy, Steven Chu, urging his agency to preserve $2 million in funding for the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperative Agreement for FY2011. Because Congress failed to pass a new budget, the federal government is operating on a temporary spending bill, putting many important programs in jeopardy. Senator Gillibrand is urging the U.S. … Continue Reading


January 06, 2011

Gillibrand Statement On President Obama’s Upcoming Visit To Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - As the White House announces President Barack Obama will visit the Capital Region next week, U.S. Senator Kirsten 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 here and the potential for economic growth right here in the region. "When the President arrives next week, he will meet strong families, workers, businesses and community leaders who all stand … Continue Reading


January 06, 2011

Sworn In For New Term, Gillibrand Announces New Reform Strategy To Bring Transparency And Accountability To Washington

Washington, DC - After earning 63 percent of the vote and being sworn in for a new two year term in the United States Senate this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new strategy to promote transparency and accountability in the new Congress. With a mandate from New Yorkers for action to create jobs and foster economic growth, Senator Gillibrand is planning an aggressive legislative agenda to change the way business is done in Washington by reforming the filibuster, … Continue Reading


January 04, 2011

Gillibrand On Signing Of Food Safety Bill: Giant Step Forward To Protect Consumers, But More Work Needed To Ensure Safety Of Nation's Meat Supply

Washington, DC - As President Obama today signs the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act into law, marking the first major, comprehensive update to America's food safety laws in over a century, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who authored a portion of the bill that will provide better notification for consumers of FDA recalls, applauded the bill's signing, but called for additional protections for America's meat supply in the upcoming Farm Bill. Senator Gillibrand's Consumer Recall Notification … Continue Reading


January 02, 2011

Gillibrand On President’s Signing Of James Zadroga 9/11 Health Bill: All Americans Should Be Proud

Washington, DC - As President Barack Obama today signs the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act into law, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the legislation's chief Senate sponsor, issued the following statement: "All Americans should be proud of this accomplishment. Our nation - Democrats, Republicans, and Independents - all came together to do what was right and provide health care to the brave men and women who served with such heroism in the days and weeks following 9/11. This was … Continue Reading


December 22, 2010

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Final Senate Passage Of Major Legislation Providing Health Care To Heroic 9/11 First Responders—Bill Should Reach President’s Desk Later Today

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY) and Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) announced Wednesday that the Senate has unanimously passed major legislation to finally provide health care for 9/11first responders who fell ill in the years after performing rescue work at Ground Zero. The breakthrough came after marathon negotiations between the New York senators and Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) produced a compromise measure that reduced the bill's cost without … Continue Reading


December 22, 2010

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Bipartisan Deal On 9/11 Health

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced they have reached a bipartisan agreement to pass the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act today in the U.S. Senate. Senators Gillibrand and Schumer issued the following statement: "The Christmas Miracle we've been looking for has arrived. Over the last 24 hours, our Republican colleagues have negotiated in good-faith to forge a workable final package that will protect the health of the men and … Continue Reading

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