Press Releases

August 02, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Support For Elena Kagan Supreme Court Nomination

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate prepares to vote to confirm U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan to be the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement in support of her nomination. Senator Gillibrand met with Solicitor General Kagan in her Washington office in May. "Solicitor General Kagan is a strong, brilliant New Yorker, and I am proud to support her confirmation for the Supreme Court. Her historic achievements as the first woman … Continue Reading


August 02, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand: Bill Re-Naming Lynbrook Post Office In Honor Of Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Passes Senate

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced their legislation to rename the Lynbrook Post Office after Navy Corpsman Jeffrey L. Wiener Post Office passed the Senate late last week. The post office renaming is in honor of Jeffrey L. Wiener, a deceased Lynbrook resident who gave his life in service to his country. Wiener had served his community as a volunteer firefighter starting at the age of 14. In 2003, Wiener enlisted in the Navy and was sent to Iraq, where he was … Continue Reading


July 30, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Final Passage Of Flight 3407 Safety Provisions In FAA Extension


July 30, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $500,000 For New Science, Engineering And Technology Center At Suny Orange

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved $500,000 for SUNY Orange for the creation of a Center for Science, Engineering and Technology in the FY2011 Appropriations Bill. This project is estimated to help create more than 125 jobs. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "I firmly believe that no other state in the … Continue Reading


July 29, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $200,000 For University At Albany’s DNA/RNA Initiative Against Orphan Diseases

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has approved $200,000 for the University at Albany's DNA/RNA Initiative Against Orphan Diseases in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "It is critical that we invest in the life-saving … Continue Reading


July 29, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 For Youth Development Action Plan In Mount Vernon

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has approved $150,000 for City of Mouth Vernon Youth Development Action Plan in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "We can never allow the lure of gangs to surpass opportunities … Continue Reading


July 29, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $500,000 For Expansion Of Syracuse “Say Yes” To Education Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has approved $500,000 for the expansion of the Syracuse "Say Yes" to Education program in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "Say Yes Syracuse … Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

Gillibrand Praises Inclusion Of Flight 3407 Safety Provisions In FAA Extension -- Expected To Pass This Week

Washington, DC - U.S Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today praised inclusion of a Flight 3407 safety provision in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Extension legislation expected to pass Congress this week. The extension includes Senator Gillibrand's measure requiring the FAA to report back to Congress on all new safety recommendations issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigative reports. Senator Gillibrand's other priorities, including requirements to increase … Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 For Renovation, Expansion Of F. F. Thompson Hospital In Canandaigua

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has approved $150,000 for the renovation and expansion of facilities at F.F. Thompson Hospital in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "One of … Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $500,000 For North Shore LIJ Health System Health Information Technology Initiative

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies has approved $500,000 for the North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System's Health Information Technology Initiative in the FY2011 Appropriations Bill. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's … Continue Reading


July 28, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Their Request For Funding For Buffalo Development Corporation – Organization Set To Receive $3,000,000

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill which includes $3,000,000 for the City of Buffalo-Buffalo Development Corporation. The funding will be used to develop a mixed-use commercial building that will include more than 11 floors of parking and 4 floors of premium office space . Schumer and Gillibrand worked closely with members of … Continue Reading


July 27, 2010

Just Months After Meeting With Long Island Officials About Gang Violence, Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $200,000 For Suffolk County Gun, Gang, Heroin Suppression Initiative

Washington, DC - Just months after meeting with Long Island officials about gang violence, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $200,000 to help Suffolk County Police Department combat gang, gun, and drug related crimes. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "We can never allow the lure of gangs to surpass opportunities for our … Continue Reading


July 27, 2010

Just Weeks After Visit To Ryan Community Center, Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $1 Million For Rochester After-School Program For At-Risk Youth

Washington, DC - Just weeks after her visit to the Ryan Community Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $1 million to provide after-school job training and employment counseling for high school students. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "Earlier this month, I heard first hand from young people about the importance of this … Continue Reading


July 26, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Their Request For $200,000 For Monroe County Veterans Outreach Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill which includes $200,000 for the Monroe County Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. The funding will be used for the Veterans Alterative to Incarceration Program (VATIP) which focuses on getting substance-abusing veterans off drugs and out of jail, and giving them job skills to help rebuild their lives as stable, productive members of the … Continue Reading


July 26, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $500,000 For Freight Rail And Transfer Facility At Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that the Department of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $500,000 to help improve the freight rail and transfer facility at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market in the South Bronx. Senator Gillibrand worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. Senator Gillibrand said, … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Standing With Local Business Leaders, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Small Businesses Create Jobs Across Central New York

Syracuse, NY - Standing with local business leaders, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new Senate legislation to help small businesses create good-paying jobs across Central New York. Small businesses are responsible for half of all private sector jobs and roughly 70 percent of all new jobs in the past decade. Senator Gillibrand announced her new proposal that would support entrepreneurs, incentivize investments in small businesses, and increase lending. "The number one issue on … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Standing With Rochester Business Alliance, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Small Businesses Create Jobs Across Finger Lakes Region

Rochester, NY - Standing with the Rochester Business Alliance, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new Senate legislation to help small businesses create good-paying jobs across the Finger Lakes Region. Small businesses are responsible for half of all private sector jobs and roughly 70 percent of all new jobs in the past decade. Senator Gillibrand announced her new proposal that would support entrepreneurs, incentivize investments in small businesses, and increase lending. "The … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $250,000 For Army Corp Study Of Staten Island’s South Shore

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill, which includes $250,000 for an Army Corp of Engineers study along the south shore of Staten Island. Funding will be used to identify solutions and protection measures for several Staten Island communities hit hard by hurricane and storm damages. The loss of beachfront currently leaves the area vulnerable … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Their Funding Request For Monroe County Department Of Public Safety – Department Set To Receive $300,000 For Sex Offender Monitoring Systems

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee has approved the FY2011 Appropriations Bill which includes $300,000 for the Monroe County Department of Public Safety. The funding will help law enforcement officials monitor high risk sex offenders through the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The updated protections will allow law enforcement to alert probation officers immediately whenever … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $700,000 For Nassau County Green Energy Sustainable Loan Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development approved $700,000 for Nassau County's Green Energy Sustainable Loan Program in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "Developing new, clean, homegrown sources of energy is a vital part of our economic recovery," … Continue Reading

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