Press Releases

February 04, 2011

Gillibrand Fights Attempt To Eliminate Essential Air Service – Urges Senate To Pass Faa Bill With $73 Million Increase In Program

Washington, D.C. - As the Senate debates the FAA Reauthorization Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today is fighting a proposal to eliminate Essential Air Service (EAS) and is urging her colleagues in the Senate to pass a $73 million increase for the program. The EAS program subsidizes service at small airports and provides communities with better air service. Currently, more than 150 communities rely on EAS for access to the nation's air transportation system. In New York, six airports … Continue Reading


February 03, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $130,000 Coming To Floral Park For Firefighter Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $129,200 in funding for the Floral Park Fire Department. 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 Floral Park Fire Department to improve their ability to respond to fires and other hazards. "This is a great investment for Floral Park," Senator … Continue Reading


February 03, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $640,000 For Fire Departments In Erie And Cattaraugus Counties

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $637,794 in federal funding for the Collins Center Volunteer Fire Company. 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 Collins Center Volunteer Fire Company to supply essential interoperable radio equipment to volunteer fire companies throughout southern Erie and … Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $130,000 Coming To Camden For Firefighter Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $129,509 in funding for the Camden Volunteer Fire Department. 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 Camden Volunteer Fire Department to improve their ability to respond to fires and other hazards. "This is a great investment for Camden," Senator … Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $45,000 For Rockland Emergency Services

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $44,660 in federal funding for Rockland Paramedic Services Inc. 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 Rockland Paramedic Services to acquire much-needed patient monitoring equipment. "This is a great investment for Rockland County," Senator Gillibrand said. "It is … Continue Reading


February 02, 2011

Senators Gillibrand And Blumenthal Call On Colleagues To Uphold Women’s Access To Reproductive Health

Washington, DC - Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today called on their Senate colleagues to prevent efforts to block access to reproductive health care for millions of American women, citing recently-introduced Republican legislation in the House of Representatives designed to restrict choice and prevent access to vital health care services. In a letter to Senate colleagues, Gillibrand and Blumenthal noted that bills introduced by Representatives Mike … Continue Reading


February 01, 2011

Schumer, Gillibrand Introduce Bill To Create Harriet Tubman National Historical Park In Auburn; Bill Preserves And Promotes Local Landmark And Tourist Site

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation to create a National Historical Park preserving and promoting the life of Harriet Ross Tubman, the most famous "conductor" of the anti-slavery resistance network known as the Underground Railroad. The Harriet Tubman National Historical Park and The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historic Park Act would establish two parks, one in New York and one in Maryland. The National Historic Park in … Continue Reading


January 28, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Proposal To Spur Innovation And Job Creation In The Capital Region

Watervliet, NY -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new proposal to spur innovation and job creation in the Capital Region. At the Watervliet Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership, 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 … Continue Reading


January 28, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Proposal To Spur Innovation And Job Creation In Binghamton

Binghamton, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new proposal to spur innovation and job creation in the Southern Tier. At the Greater Binghamton Innovation Center, 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 28, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Proposal To Spur Innovation And Job Creation In Westchester

Rye, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new proposal to spur innovation and job creation in Westchester County. At Curemark, 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 take advantage of the R&D credit. … Continue Reading


January 28, 2011

Gillibrand Announces New Proposal To Spur Innovation And Job Creation On Long Island

Plainview, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a new proposal to spur innovation and job creation on Long Island. After touring Clever Devices, 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 take advantage of the … Continue Reading


January 27, 2011

Gillibrand To Serve On Senate Armed Services Committee

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced she will serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee in the 112th Congress. Gillibrand served on the House Armed Services Committee when she represented New York's 20th Congressional District, and has worked closely with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) to support America's troops and veterans in the Senate. Senator Gillibrand worked with Chairman Levin to strengthen our national security by repealing … Continue Reading


January 26, 2011

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $50,000 Coming To Town Of Greenville For Firefighter Assistance

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a total of $48,640 in funding for the Greenville Fire District in the Town of Greenville. 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 Greenville Fire District to improve their ability to respond to fires and other hazards. "This is a great investment for the Town of … Continue Reading


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

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