Press Releases

July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Full Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Their Request For Funding For Fulton-Montgomery Community College – School Set To Receive $250,000

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 $250,000 for Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The funding will be used to expand the Center for Engineering and Technology (CET) to include an alternative and renewable energy curriculum. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gilliband Announce Key Committee Approves Their Request For Funding For Rochester’s Midtown Plaza – Project Set To Receive $2 Million

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that a key Senate committee has approved their request for funding for the Midtown Plaza. The Midtown Rising is expected to attract hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment and create or maintain 1,500 jobs, and will play a huge role in the future of Rochester. The request was approved by the Senate Appropriations Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Subcommittee and will be inlucded in the FY11 … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Their Request For Funding For International Bridge Repair Project In St. Lawrence – Project Set To Receive $750,000

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Department of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $750,000 for the Ogdensburg Bridge and Port Authority to repair a major international bridge linking rural New York State with Canada. Schumer and Gillibrand worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "The future of … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee 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 Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee has approved the FY2011 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 … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For Hudson Valley Community College Large-Scale Wind Training Project

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development approved $400,000 million for Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) to expand its renewable energy training program in the FY11 Appropriations Bill. This project is estimated to help create more than 100 jobs. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Their Request For Funding For Fulton-Montgomery Community College – School Set To Receive $250,000

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill which includes $250,000 for Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The funding will be used to expand the Center for Engineering and Technology (CET) to include an alternative and renewable energy curriculum. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project … Continue Reading


July 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves Their Request For Funding For Metropolitan Council On Jewish Poverty – Organization Set To Receive $150,000

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee has approved the FY11 Appropriations Bill, which includes $150,000 for the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty. The funding will be used to conduct a study on at-risk teens in New York City. Schumer and Gillibrand worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "This essential funding … Continue Reading


July 20, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On UK Prime Minister Cameron’s Comments Following White House Meeting

Washington, DC - Ahead of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's meeting this evening with UK Prime Minster David Cameron to discuss concerns surrounding the release of convicted terrorist Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, Senator Gillibrand issued the following statement: "I respect and appreciate the Prime Minister's comments. He has pledged that his government will review documents on the matter and that is a good step. "However, I still believe we need a full investigation of al-Megrahi's release, so … Continue Reading


July 19, 2010

NY, NJ Senators Request Meeting With UK PM Cameron To Discuss Lockerbie Case During Washington Visit This Week

Washington, DC - With growing concerns about the circumstances surrounding the release of convicted terrorist Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Charles E. Schumer, Frank Lautenberg, and Bob Menendez are requesting a formal meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to the United States this week. Prime Minister Cameron is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on Tuesday at the White House. "The discrepancy in Mr. al-Meghrahi's life … Continue Reading


July 16, 2010

Gillibrand, Freshman Democratic Senators Call For Clean Energy Legislation To Create Jobs, Combat Climate Change

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined with freshman Democratic Senators in calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to take action this year to pass clean energy legislation that will create jobs, strengthen our national security, and transition the country away from our dependence on fossil fuels. In a letter to Leader Reid, the Senators said the tragedies in the Gulf and in West Virginia have underscored the importance of taking swift action. "As a diverse … Continue Reading


July 16, 2010

After Iroquois Lacrosse Team Denied Entry To UK, Gillibrand Asks Secretary Of State To Develop Internationally-Recognized Travel Documents For Tribes And Nations In North America

Washington, DC - With the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team missing their first world championship game in England due to the British government's refusal to recognize their Haudenosaunee Confederacy-issued passports, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today asked Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to work with Native American leaders and the Canadian and UK governments to develop internationally-recognized travel documents for the Iroquois nation as well as other tribes and nations in … Continue Reading


July 15, 2010

Gillibrand Asks Chairman Kerry To Hold Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing Into Lockerbie Matter

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), is formally requesting that SFRC Chairman John Kerry hold a hearing on the freeing of the Pan Am Flight 103 bomber, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Senator Gillibrand supports the request of her colleague on the committee, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), to chair the hearing. "We have seen an abundance of circumstantial evidence that the British and Scottish governments may have circumvented … Continue Reading


July 15, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Restoration Of $100 Million In Federal Anti-Terror Funding Has Cleared Key Senate Panel

Washington, DC -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that a restoration of $100 million in funding for securing the nation's transportation systems and ports has cleared a key senate panel. The U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved $350 million for transit security and $350 million for port security in the FY2011 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, an increase from the $300 million allocated to each program last fiscal year. The subcommittee also approved … Continue Reading


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

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