Press Releases

July 13, 2010

Rochester/Finger Lakes Region Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, three leaders from Rochester/Finger Lakes Region 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 … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Six Leaders From Western New York Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, six leaders from Western New York 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 Long Island Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 24 leaders from Long Island 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

10 Leaders From The Capital Region Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 10 leaders from the Capital Region 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

Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Reduce Fraud And Abuse In Medicare And Medicaid, Protect Health Care For Seniors, Save Taxpayers Billions

Washington, DC - With fraud and improper billing in Medicare and Medicaid costing New York taxpayers billions, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today is announcing new legislation to protect taxpayers, reduce wasteful spending, and preserve Medicare and Medicaid services for seniors and hardworking New Yorkers. The Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Enforcement and Prevention Act would toughen penalties for abusers attempting to cheat the Medicare and Medicaid systems, establish new screening … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Over 20 Manhattan Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 21 leaders from Manhattan 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 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

30 Brooklyn Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 30 leaders from Brooklyn 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 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Nearly 30 Queens Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, nearly 30 leaders from Queens 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 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

10 Leaders From The Bronx Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, 10 leaders from the Bronx 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 leaders across New York State, including 92 citywide ministers, pastors and executive directors who represent faith-based groups, churches and organizations serving … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Over 90 New York City Leaders Travel To Washington For Gillibrand’s First Legislative Summit Of NY African-American Faith-Based Community Leaders

Washington, DC - Today, more than 90 leaders from New York City 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. … Continue Reading


July 13, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On The Passing Of George M. Steinbrenner III

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today upon the news that Yankees owner George M. Steinbrenner III has died:"Today my thoughts and prayers are with the Steinbrenners and the entire Yankees family. "George's single-minded drive in the pursuit of excellence and his devotion to family inspired people far beyond the baseball diamond. He will be greatly missed by those in pinstripes and baseball fans in New York and throughout the … Continue Reading


July 12, 2010

Gillibrand Praises Extension Of Deadline To Apply For Temporary Protected Status To Haitians

Washington, D.C. - Six months after earthquakes devastated Haiti, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today praised President Barack Obama's decision to extend the application deadline for temporary protected status (TPS) of Haitians living in America. The TPS designation came at the urging of Senator Gillibrand, who was the first lawmaker to push for TPS for Haitians living in America immediately following the earthquakes six months ago. About 70,000 to 100,000 Haitians, most living in Florida … Continue Reading


July 12, 2010

Schumer, Menendez, Gillibrand, Lautenberg Call On State Department To Pressure London To Return Lockerbie Bomber To Prison; Al-Megrahi Was Given 'Three Months To Live' - Reports Say Terrorist Could Live Another Ten

Almost a year after the release of Abdul Al-Megrahi, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) today called on the US State Department to pressure London to immediately seek the return of convicted terrorist, Abdelbaset al-Megrahi to Scottish prison. This past Friday, the Scottish government refused to reinvestigate the release of the Lockerbie bomber. Schumer and Menendez noted the release of al-Megrahi was … Continue Reading


July 11, 2010

At Long Island Senate At Your Supermarket, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Small Businesses Create Jobs

Huntington, NY - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced new Senate legislation to help small businesses create good-paying jobs across Long Island. 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 people's mind is jobs and small … Continue Reading


July 09, 2010

After Gillibrand Push, 75 Year-Old Queens Vet No Longer Faces $24,000 In Retroactive Debt Due To Veterans Affairs Accounting Error

Queens, NY - After a handicapped Queens veteran was faced with a retroactive $24,000 fine due to a Veterans Affairs error, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) helped waive the levies, preventing the 75 year-old Korean War soldier from falling into debt as he struggles to meet basic cost of living and medical expenses. Middle Village veteran Anthony Novak said, "This is such a huge weight lifted, I couldn't be happier. It was simply impossible for me to pay this debt. I thank Senator … Continue Reading


July 08, 2010

Mayor Ryan, Senator Gillibrand, Community Partners Kick Off 3rd Annual Summer Youth Employment Program At Binghamton Urban Farm Project

Binghamton, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Binghamton Mayor Matt Ryan today joined with community partners to kick off the 2010 Summer Youth Employment Program at the Binghamton Urban Farm (BUF) Project, where one component of the Program-the Green Job Youth Corps-will be based. "For three years running, we've used CDBG funds to offer our at-risk young people vital work opportunities, including in the green jobs of tomorrow," said Mayor Ryan. "That effort is only growing, and none … Continue Reading


July 08, 2010

Senator Gillibrand Tours Southern Tier Food Bank In Elmira, Joins Local Youth Volunteers Packing Backpacks Of Fresh, Local Foods

Elmira, NY - As Congress debates the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today toured the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in Elmira and joined local youth participating in the BackPack program. As the first New York Senator in 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Gillibrand is playing a leading role in improving the health of children and helping farmers in this difficult economy. "The BackPack Program is a clear example of a program … Continue Reading


July 07, 2010

As NYS Legislature Passes Landmark Autism Bill, Gillibrand Launches New Effort To Make Quality Autism Treatment Affordable For Families Across America

White Plains, NY - On the heels of New York State legislature's passage of landmark legislation requiring insurance companies cover autism treatment, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand launched a new effort to make quality autism treatment affordable for families. According to data released by the American Academy of Pediatrics this past fall, 1 in 91 children suffer from Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). An estimated 48,000 children across New York suffer from Autism - more than pediatric cancer, … Continue Reading


July 07, 2010

Gillibrand, Casey Push For Restoration Of Major Cuts In Federal Anti-Terror Funding

Washington, DC -U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Robert Casey (D-PA) today called for restoration of major cuts in homeland security funding for the nation's transportation and port security systems in the upcoming fiscal year 2011. Last fiscal year, anti-terror funding for each of these programs was cut by nearly $100 million from the previous year's funding level of $400 million per program. In a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, the Senators requested funding be … Continue Reading


July 07, 2010

After New Reports That Lockerbie Bomber Still Alive, Gillibrand, Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez Urge British Government To Investigate Release Of Libya’s Convicted Terrorist

With new reports that Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi is still alive nearly a year after the cancer-stricken terrorist was released on compassionate grounds based on medical evaluation that he had only three months left to live, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) are urging the British government to conduct a full investigation into the Scottish court's decision to release the convicted terrorist. The … Continue Reading

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