Press Releases

September 20, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Department Of Defense Appropriations Bill Includes $3 Million For Military Infrastructure Project Through Watervliet Arsenal

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $3 million for Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership's Arsenal Support Initiative (ASPI) in Watervliet. The project will support infrastructure development and planning initiatives to the underused Army arsenal in Watervliet. "This funding is a win-win because it will help attract new businesses to the area and deliver good paying, family sustaining … Continue Reading


September 20, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $1.1 Million To Develop Life-Saving New Treatment For Military At North Shore-LIJ

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense approved $1.1 million for the North Shore-LIJ Health System to develop new treatment to address traumatic injuries that lead to severe blood loss and hemorrhaging in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. The development of this treatment has the potential to save lives of our troops serving overseas and all patients suffering from traumatic injuries. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied … Continue Reading


September 20, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $4.5 Million For Network Security Research At SUNYIT

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense has approved $4.5 Million in the FY11 Appropriations Bill for State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) at Utica/Rome to research mobile network security concerns and develop a training program to equip a qualified cyber security workforce. This project is estimated to help save 250 existing cyber security-related jobs and create approximately 70 new … Continue Reading


September 17, 2010

Arcuri, Schumer, Gillibrand Continue Push To Move Marcy Nanotech Project Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In an effort to advance development of the Marcy Nanotech site, U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY-24) and U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to remove the special condition in the draft wetlands permit issued to Mohawk Valley Economic Development Growth Enterprises (EDGE) that has prevented development until a semiconductor manufacturer can be identified and brought under … Continue Reading


September 16, 2010

Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Create Better Education Opportunities In Developing Countries, Build Stronger Global Economy

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced the Education for All Act of 2010, legislation to help achieve universal quality basic education, improve the lives of women and girls, and help strengthen the global economy, creating jobs here and abroad. The legislation is sponsored in the House of Representatives by Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-NY). Senator Gillibrand announced the legislation ahead of next week's United … Continue Reading


September 16, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passage Of Resolution Supporting New Start Treaty

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the resolution of advice and consent to the New START treaty: "The most dangerous threat to America and to the world is for a terrorist organization or network to obtain a nuclear weapon. Nuclear disarmament is among the most critical steps we must take to keep our nation and future generations safe. The passage of today's resolution of advice and consent to … Continue Reading


September 15, 2010

Gillibrand Announces New Upstate Jobs Bill To Put New Yorkers Back To Work, Rebuild Economy For Long Term Strength And Stability

Washington, DC - With more than 325,000 Upstate New Yorkers out of work, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Upstate Works Act, legislation she wrote to provide targeted support for multiple sectors of Upstate New York's economy, put New Yorkers back to work, and ensure long term economic strength and stability. The Upstate Works Act provides new access to capital for small businesses to grow and create jobs, retools New York's manufacturers to produce clean domestic … Continue Reading


September 15, 2010

Gillibrand, Udall Urge DOJ Not To Appeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling

Washington, D.C. - After a federal judge in California last week ruled the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy unconstitutional, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mark Udall (D-CO) today wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) not to appeal the judge's decision, and allow Congress to act to repeal the unconstitutional law that harms our national security. "There is no legal or military justification and not one shred of credible evidence that … Continue Reading


September 14, 2010

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

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Obama Administration to investigate trade practices by the Chinese government intended to protect Chinese producers of green and alternative energy products - including wind turbines, solar panels, next generation batteries and energy efficient vehicles. The United Steelworkers filed a petition last week to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) asserting that China has provided more than $200 billion in subsidies and support to their … Continue Reading


September 14, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Murphy Announce More Than $765,000 In Federal Funding For Construction Of Industrial Park In Glens Falls

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Scott Murphy today announced $765,336 in federal funding for the development of the Tech Meadows Industrial Park located in Glens Falls from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. The grant will help establish necessary water lines, sewer lines and other pieces of infrastructure, and will allow for the completion of the Park. This project will establish new High-Tech … Continue Reading


September 12, 2010

After Massive Recall Of Salmonella-Tainted Eggs, Gillibrand, Food Safety Advocates Announce New Legislation To Let Shoppers Know When They’ve Purchased Recalled Food

New York, NY - After a national salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of people and led to one of the largest egg recalls in U.S. history, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, stood at Morton Williams Supermarket in Manhattan along with food safety advocates to announce new Gillibrand legislation that would require grocery stores to notify shoppers about food recalls. Just last week, 8,000 gallons of milk … Continue Reading


September 10, 2010

Gillibrand: DADT Ruling Should Serve As Call To Action For Congress

Washington, D.C. - After a federal judge in California ruled the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy unconstitutional, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Judge Phillips' ruling is a major step forward for our efforts to repeal this immoral and harmful policy. I strongly hope that the ruling of this policy as unconstitutional will stand and that the Department of Justice will eventually choose not to appeal. President Obama has been an outspoken advocate for repeal … Continue Reading


September 03, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Western New York Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Lockport, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Western New York farmers to begin her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new market … Continue Reading


September 03, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Western New York Families

Buffalo, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter … Continue Reading


September 03, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Southern Tier Families

Binghamton, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Broome County Public Library announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter to … Continue Reading


September 02, 2010

Senator Gillibrand Joins Smith Family And Local Hornell Community To Dedicate Genesee Street Post Office In Honor Of Lance Corporal Zachary Smith

Hornell, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined with the Smith Family and the local Hornell Community to dedicate Genesee Street Post Office in honor of Lance Corporal Zachary Smith. Lance Corporal Smith was killed in January this year while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The legislation the rename the post office passed Congress and was signed by President Obama in July. "Zachary Smith is truly a hometown hero," Senator Gillibrand said. "He made the ultimate … Continue Reading


September 02, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Finger Lakes Region Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Dryden, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Finger Lakes region farmers to begin her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new market … Continue Reading


September 02, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Central New York Families

Syracuse, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Onondaga County Courthouse announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter to the … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On Hannah’s Hope Fund Winning Refresh Challenge Grant

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today congratulating Hannah's Hope Fund on winning a $250,000 grant in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge: "This is wonderful news for Hannah and her family. The grant awarded by PepsiCo is another step in the search for a cure and great news for the families fighting to find a cure for GAN. I applaud the efforts of the entire community to secure this grant and congratulate the Sames' for their hard work to rally us all … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Rochester/Finger Lakes Region Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Geneva, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Rochester/Finger Lakes region farmers to begin her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new … Continue Reading

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