Press Releases

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


July 23, 2010

Gillibrand Urges Empire Bluecross Blueshield Ceo To Return To Negotiating Table With Stellaris Health Network

Westchester, NY - As contract negotiations between Empire BlueCross BlueShield and Stellaris Health Network of Hospitals reached a standstill, forcing tens of thousands of New Yorkers to pay higher health care costs at four major hospitals in Westchester, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) urged the Empire BlueCross BlueShield CEO today to return to the negotiating table to reach a new multi-year agreement so patients can continue to receive quality, affordable care. Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

After Asian Carp Found Within Six Miles Of Great Lakes, Gillibrand Renews Call For Temporary Lock Closure, Announces Legislation To Expedite Study Of Long Term Solution To Stop Spread Of Invasive Species

Buffalo, NY -After Asian carp was found six miles from the Great Lakes, U.S. Senator Gillibrand today renewed her call for temporary lock closure and announced legislation to expedite the study of long term solutions to stop the spread of this species. Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, has demanded swift action by the federal government to temporarily close the O'Brien and Chicago Locks as a temporary management solution to stop the spread … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $100,000 For New York City Outward Bound Program For At-Risk Bronx Youth

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill, which includes $100,000 for a health program to help at-risk students from the Validus Preparatory Academy in the Bronx. The "Building Strong Minds & Strong Bodies Initiative" addresses alarmingly high rates of asthma, diabetes, gun-related deaths and other health issues facing … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $375,000 For The Mosholu Montefiore Community Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill, which includes $375,000 for the Mosholu Montefiore Community Center in the Bronx. Funding will be used to create dozens of jobs, help prepare hundreds of high-risk teens for college and help them enter the workforce through job training. Senator Gillibrand worked closely with members … Continue Reading


July 23, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $700,000 For Fordham University Energy Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill, which includes $700,000 for Fordham University in the Bronx. The funding will be used to purchase and install a new "green" energy efficient chiller plant at Fordham's Rose Hill Campus, helping to reduce the University's carbon footprint and ease the burden on the borough's electricity and power supply. Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Gillibrand, Mcmahon Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $200,000 For Staten Island Jewish Community Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, and Representative Michael McMahon (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn) announced today that the Senate Appropriations Energy and Water Subcommittee approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill, which includes $200,000 for the installation of a solar electric system at the Joan & Alan Bernikow Jewish Community Center (JCC) in Staten Island. Funding will be used to green the organization and … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Full Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Their Funding Request For City Of Yonkers Police Department – Yonkers Pd Set To Receive $500,000

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 $500,000 for the City of Yonkers Police Department. The funding will be used to expand the Westside Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) program, to strategically target school and domestic violence, as well as robberies and other violent crime on the Westside. Schumer and Gillibrand worked closely with members of the … Continue Reading

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