Press Releases

July 15, 2010

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Final Congressional Passage Of Bill To Re-Name Genesee Street Post Office After Zachary Smith

Today, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate has passed legislation to rename the Genesee Street Post Office in Hornell in honor of Lance Corporal Zachary Smith, who was killed while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The legislation has now passed both the House and the Senate and awaits all but certain approval by President Obama. Congressman Joseph Crowley sponsored a companion version of the legislation in the U.S. House of … Continue Reading


July 14, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $7,600,000 For Fort Drum Railroad Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that today the Senate Appropriations Committee, Military Construction Subcommittee approved $7,600,000 to support necessary upgrades to Fort Drum's railroad system. This project will enhance safety and operational efficiency during deployment operations. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending … Continue Reading


July 14, 2010

Menendez, Schumer, Lautenberg And Gillibrand Call On BP To Suspend Drilling Activity In Libya

Washington, DC - At a news conference today, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Charles Schumer (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on BP to suspend its oil drilling plans in Libya until its role in the freeing of the Pan Am Flight 103 bomber is fully known. Before BP makes money off of drilling there, the senators want to know to what extent BP helped to facilitate the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi from a Scottish prison in order to finalize and … Continue Reading


July 14, 2010

Lautenberg, Menendez, Schumer, Gillibrand Want Documents Related To BP’s Role In Release Of Lockerbie Bomber

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today called on BP to fully disclose its public and private communications related to the early release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi. The British oil giant previously acknowledged conversations with the U.K. government about prisoner transfers while negotiating a lucrative oil exploration contract with Libya. "It is disturbing to learn that oil … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

20 Leaders From Westchester Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 20 leaders from Westchester traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across New York State. For … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

More Than 20 Leaders From The Hudson Valley Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 23 leaders from Lower Hudson Valley traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across New York State. For … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Central New York And Mohawk Valley Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, five leaders from Central New York and the Mohawk Valley traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Rochester/Finger Lakes Region Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, three leaders from Rochester/Finger Lakes Region traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across New York … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Six Leaders From Western New York Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, six leaders from Western New York traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across New York State. For … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

More Than 20 Leaders From Long Island Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 24 leaders from Long Island traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across New York State. For … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

10 Leaders From The Capital Region Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 10 leaders from the Capital Region traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across New York State. For … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Reduce Fraud And Abuse In Medicare And Medicaid, Protect Health Care For Seniors, Save Taxpayers Billions

Washington, DC - With fraud and improper billing in Medicare and Medicaid costing New York taxpayers billions, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today is announcing new legislation to protect taxpayers, reduce wasteful spending, and preserve Medicare and Medicaid services for seniors and hardworking New Yorkers. The Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Enforcement and Prevention Act would toughen penalties for abusers attempting to cheat the Medicare and Medicaid systems, establish new screening … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Over 20 Manhattan Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 21 leaders from Manhattan traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

30 Brooklyn Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 30 leaders from Brooklyn traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Nearly 30 Queens Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, nearly 30 leaders from Queens traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

10 Leaders From The Bronx Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 10 leaders from the Bronx traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Over 90 New York City Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, more than 90 leaders from New York City traveled to Washington, DC to attend U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's first-ever legislative summit of African-American Faith-Based Leaders. The summit, titled "Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships: A Plan to Impact Our Communities," was attended by more than 200 ministers, pastors and executive directors representing faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving African-American communities across New York State. … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On The Passing Of George M. Steinbrenner III

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today upon the news that Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner III has died:"Today my thoughts and prayers are with the Steinbrenners and the entire Yankees family. "George's single-minded drive in the pursuit of excellence and his devotion to family inspired people far beyond the baseball diamond. He will be greatly missed by those in pinstripes and baseball fans in New York and throughout the … Continue Reading


July 12, 2010

Gillibrand Praises Extension Of Deadline To Apply For Temporary Protected Status To Haitians

Washington, D.C. - Six months after earthquakes devastated Haiti, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today praised President Barack Obama's decision to extend the application deadline for temporary protected status (TPS) of Haitians living in America. The TPS designation came at the urging of Senator Gillibrand, who was the first lawmaker to push for TPS for Haitians living in America immediately following the earthquakes six months ago. About 70,000 to 100,000 Haitians, most living in Florida … Continue Reading


July 12, 2010

Schumer, Menendez, Gillibrand, Lautenberg Call On State Department To Pressure London To Return Lockerbie Bomber To Prison; Al-Megrahi Was Given 'Three Months To Live' - Reports Say Terrorist Could Live Another Ten

Almost a year after the release of Abdul Al-Megrahi, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) today called on the US State Department to pressure London to immediately seek the return of convicted terrorist, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to Scottish prison. This past Friday, the Scottish government refused to reinvestigate the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Schumer and Menendez noted the release of al-Megrahi was … Continue Reading

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