Press Releases

August 05, 2010

Gillibrand, Inhofe, Landrieu Announce Senate Passage Of Help Haiti Act – Proposal Clears Legal Hurdle For Adopted Haitian Orphans To Become U.S. Citizens

Washington, DC - Approximately 1,000 Haitian orphans who left the earthquake-ravaged country for the United States before their all administrative steps were finalized are now facing legal limbo and fewer legal protections. U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) today announced Senate passage of legislation to clear the way for these adopted Haitian orphans who were granted humanitarian parole to the U.S. to become citizens. WATCH their … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Hinchey, Hall, Schumer and Gillibrand Call for Swift Approval of High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Designation to Deliver Enhanced Federal Crime Fighting Resources to Newburgh

Washington, DC - Now that an application for designating the City of Newburgh as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) has been submitted, Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Congressman John Hall (D-NY), U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are now calling on President Obama's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to act quickly to grant the designation, which would enhance future coordination of federal, state and local law … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Southern Tier Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring Southern Tier companies and high tech institutions, including Binghamton University, Corning Incorporated, Lockheed Martin and Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's economy for the 21st century. Senator Gillibrand's Innovation … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Long Island Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring Long Island companies and high tech institutions, including Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Long Island Forum for Technology, the Morrelly Homeland Security Center, and Advanced Energy Systems. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Western New York Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring Western New York companies and high tech institutions, including the University at Buffalo, featuring TheraSyn Sensors, Inc., and Honeywell International. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's economy for the 21st century. Senator Gillibrand's Innovation Agenda … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

NYC Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring New York City companies and high tech institutions, including Columbia University, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Polytechnic Institute of NYU, featuring Anzenna, Inc. and Digital Assembly, and ChallengePost. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's economy for the 21st … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Central New York Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring Central New York companies and high tech institutions, including the Syracuse Center for Excellence, SRC and Haledyne LLC. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's economy for the 21st century. Senator Gillibrand's Innovation Agenda includes targeted investments in … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Capital Region Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring Capital Region companies and high tech institutions, including Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), General Electric Company (GE), and Ener-G-Rotors, Inc. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Rochester/Finger Lake Region Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring Rochester/Finger Lake region companies and high tech institutions, including the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Cornell University, featuring Adenios, Inc., Harris Corporation and Kodak. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's economy … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Clarkson University Takes Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase in Washington, DC, featuring Clarkson University. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's economy for the 21st century. Senator Gillibrand's Innovation Agenda includes targeted investments in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, and legislation to promote business incubators and regional economic … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Hudson Valley Institutions, Businesses Take Center Stage At Gillibrand’s Second High-Tech Showcase In Washington, DC

Washington, DC - For the second year in a row, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted her High-Tech Showcase at the nation's capital in Washington, DC, featuring Hudson Valley companies and high tech institutions, including Ioxus, Inc., Regeneron Pharmaceutical, Inc. and IMB. Senator Gillibrand continues to move forward on her Innovation Agenda to create jobs and power New York's economy for the 21st century. Senator Gillibrand's Innovation Agenda includes targeted investments in Science, … Continue Reading


August 04, 2010

Gillibrand: House Should Return From Recess To Pass Education, Health Care Assistance For States

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced the U.S. Senate today passed legislation that will deliver more than $2.8 billion of education and health care funding to help New York. The legislation will provide $2.2 billion for New York's Medicaid system and more than $607 million in education funding that should save or create an estimated 7,100 education jobs in New York. Senator Gillibrand called on the House of Representatives to return from recess and pass the assistance … Continue Reading


August 03, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Statewide Listening Sessions For Next Farm Bill

Washington, DC - 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 announced that she will hold listening sessions around the state over the next several months 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, … Continue Reading


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

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