Press Releases

September 01, 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 Rochester Families

Rochester, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Rochester 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 the … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

Gillibrand Praises Addition Of Pakistani Taliban To U.S. Terror List

Washington, D.C. - As the Obama Administration officially adds Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani Taliban group known as the TTP, to its official list of international terror organizations, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement. "America must take all steps necessary to contain and eliminate Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. In addition to the attempted bombing in Times Square, this terrorist group has been implicated in domestic terrorism in Pakistan for years and has … Continue Reading


September 01, 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 Mohawk Valley Families

Utica, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Utica 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 the Senate … Continue Reading


August 30, 2010

Gillibrand, Hall, Hudson Valley Veterans Announce New Push To Make Tax Cut For Businesses That Hire New Veterans Permanent

New Windsor, NY - With nearly 20 percent of recent Hudson Valley veterans under the age 30 looking for work, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today joined with Rep. John Hall (D-NY) and Hudson Valley veterans at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor to announce a new effort to make tax credits for businesses that hire recent veterans permanent. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit that Senator Gillibrand helped establish last year encourages businesses to hire recently-returned troops from … Continue Reading


August 26, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Lower Hudson Valley Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Goshen, 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 Lower Hudson Valley 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


August 26, 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 Westchester Families

White Plains, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the White Plains 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


August 24, 2010

Gillibrand: Race To The Top A Big Win For NY

Washington, DC - As the Obama Administration awards New York State as much as $700 million in the second round of Race to the Top funding, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "This is a big win for New York. It took enormous effort, but New Yorkers came together and delivered for our children. This investment will improve our schools and help prepare students for college and the jobs of the future. I worked hard with my colleagues to secure this investment for New … Continue Reading


August 19, 2010

Gillibrand, Local Residents: Pass New Law To Protect Long Island Seniors From Financial Fraud

Deer Park, NY - Standing at the United Way of Long Island, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, was joined by Long Island seniors and advocates today to urge the U.S. Senate to pass legislation authored by Senator Gillibrand that would protect Long Island elderly from financial fraud. They called on the Senate to move forward on legislation that would help stop abusive mail, telemarketing and Internet fraud and educate local seniors about how to … Continue Reading


August 17, 2010

Gillibrand, Local Residents: Pass New Law To Protect Western New York Seniors From Financial Fraud

Buffalo, NY - Standing inside the Cheektowaga Seniors Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, was joined by seniors and advocates today to urge the U.S. Senate to pass legislation aimed to help Western New York elderly protect their financial life savings. They called on the Senate to move forward on legislation authored by Senator Gillibrand that would help stop abusive mail, telemarketing and Internet fraud and educate local seniors about … Continue Reading


August 17, 2010

Gillibrand, Local Residents: Pass New Law To Protect Rochester/Finger Lakes Seniors From Financial Fraud

Rochester, NY - Standing inside the Brighton Seniors Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, was joined by Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel, seniors, and advocates today to urge the U.S. Senate to pass legislation, authored by Senator Gillibrand, that would protect Rochester/Finger Lakes elderly from financial fraud. They called on the Senate to move forward on legislation that would help stop abusive mail, telemarketing and Internet … Continue Reading


August 12, 2010

Gillibrand, Weiner, Local Residents: Pass New Law To Protect Queens Seniors From Financial Fraud

Queens, NY - Standing inside the Rego Park Senior Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Representative Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn/Queens), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, were joined by Queens seniors and advocates today to urge the U.S. Senate to pass legislation aimed to help Queens elderly protect their financial life savings. The lawmakers called on the Senate to move forward on legislation authored by Senator … Continue Reading


August 11, 2010

In Honor Of Brooklyn Native’s World War Ii Service, Gillibrand Secures Posthumous Medals For His Family

Brooklyn, NY - After a Brooklyn veteran's family discovered toward the end of the soldier's life that he was owed war medals for his service during World War II sixty four years ago, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) honored the family's request to secure the medals in his memory. William Danner McGuinness, who was raised in Brooklyn, passed away in December of 2009. Gillibrand presented five medals to the McGuinness family, including his children and grandchildren, at the American … Continue Reading


August 11, 2010

Gillibrand, Staten Island Business Community And Veterans Announce New Push To Make Tax Cut Permanent For Businesses That Hire Troops Returning Home

Staten Island, NY - With unemployment among recent Staten Island veterans under age 30 at nearly 20 percent, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was joined today by local elected officials, Staten Island veterans, members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and businesses who have employed new veterans at the Sgt. Michael J. Labetti Post to announce a new effort to make tax credits for businesses that hire recent veterans permanent. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit that Senator … Continue Reading


August 11, 2010

Gillibrand Announces New Push To Make Tax Cut Permanent For Businesses That Hire Veterans

Washington, D.C. - With unemployment among young veterans in New York nearly 20 percent, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing a new effort to make tax credits for businesses that hire recent veterans permanent. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit that Senator Gillibrand helped establish last year encourages businesses to hire veterans who have recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan in exchange for a 40 percent credit on the first $6,000 paid to a veteran. The tax credit is set to … Continue Reading


August 10, 2010

Senators Request Release Of Lockerbie Bomber’s Medical Records

Washington, DC - Amid growing questions about the medical prognosis given to Pan Am Flight 103 bomber Abdelbaset al-Megrahi that allowed his release from a Scottish prison on compassionate grounds, U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) today requested the disclosure of al-Megrahi's full medical records. In a letter to Scottish First Secretary Alex Salmond, the senators asked the Scottish government to provide the … Continue Reading


August 06, 2010

Senators Continue Investigation Into Release Of Lockerbie Bomber, Pose Specific Questions To UK Foreign Minister

Washington, DC - In a letter to the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom, William Hague, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) continue to push for details related to the release of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. The letter is part of an investigation the Senators have launched into whether BP and other British business interests played any role in the decision to release the convicted terrorist. "As we have previously … Continue Reading


August 05, 2010

Gillibrand On Child Nutrition Bill: “A Step In The Right Direction, But Not A Big Enough Step”

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced Senate passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act - the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act - calling the legislation, "a step in the right direction, but not a big enough step." The overhaul of the child nutrition programs includes a number of measures that Senator Gillibrand pushed for, including an increase in the reimbursement rate for schools, new regulation to eliminate junk food, major expansion of access to … Continue Reading


August 05, 2010

Gillibrand Praises Senate Confirmation Of Elena Kagan To U.S. Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate today voted to confirm U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the next U.S. Supreme Court Justice. U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement praising her confirmation. "Solicitor General Kagan is a strong, brilliant New Yorker, and I was proud to cast my vote for her confirmation to the Supreme Court. Solicitor General Kagan's historic achievements as the first woman to become Dean of Harvard Law School, and the first woman to serve as … Continue Reading


August 05, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves Gas Turbine Efficiency Legislation

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Energy & Natural Resources Committee passed her legislation that would improve the efficiency of natural gas turbines used in electric power generation systems, and lead to significant savings for consumers. The Gas Turbine Efficiency Act would create a research and development and technology demonstration grant program through the Department of Energy to help companies study ways to implement better technology and … Continue Reading


August 05, 2010

Gillibrand Introduces Bipartisan Bill To Encourage Use Of Mechanical Insulation – Help Businesses Cut Energy Costs, Create New Green Jobs

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mike Johanns (R-NE) today introduced bipartisan legislation to help businesses cut energy costs and create new, green jobs. The Mechanical Insulation Installation Incentive Act would create a tax credit for commercial buildings and industrial and manufacturing facilities, including power plants, refineries, hospitals, schools, and universities to increase the use of mechanical insulation. "Investment in energy efficiency is a vital … Continue Reading

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