Press Releases

July 07, 2010

Senator Gillibrand And Congressman Tim Bishop Join With Sustainable Long Island And Long Island Farm Bureau To Launch Seasonal Job Program For Local Students

North Bellport, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop joined Sustainable Long Island and the Long Island Farm Bureau to launch a new seasonal jobs program for local students in Roosevelt and North Bellport. The Community Youth Farmers' Market program will create two youth-run farmers' markets, which will create seasonal jobs for local high school students while making more fresh fruits and vegetables available in underserved communities. Senator Gillibrand is the … Continue Reading


July 06, 2010

Standing At The Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, Gillibrand And Duffy Announce New Agenda To Combat Gang Activity

Rochester, NY - Standing at the Thomas P. Ryan Community Center, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Rochester Mayor Robert Duffy today announced a new agenda to combat gang activity, keep at-risk youth out of gangs, and keep communities safe. According to the National Gang Intelligence Center: National Gang Threat Assessment 2009, there are as many as 3,000 gang members in the Rochester/Finger Lakes Region. Senator Gillibrand's plan invests in after school programs, increases resources for … Continue Reading


July 06, 2010

Standing At The Massachusetts Avenue Project, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Small Businesses Create Jobs Across Western New York

Buffalo, NY - Standing at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new Senate legislation to help small businesses create good-paying jobs across Western 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 … Continue Reading


July 06, 2010

Standing At The Massachusetts Avenue Project, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation To Help Small Businesses Create Jobs Across Western New York

Buffalo, NY - Standing at the Massachusetts Avenue Project, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced new Senate legislation to help small businesses create good-paying jobs across Western 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 … Continue Reading


July 06, 2010

Maffei, Gillibrand Introduce Onondaga Lake Restoration Act

Today Representative Dan Maffei announced that he has introduced the Onondaga Lake Restoration Act to restructure the partnership currently overseeing the cleanup of Onondaga Lake. The bill would place the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in charge of the management conference, similar to the successful Lake Champlain Basin Program, and ensure participation by state and local government, local residents and environmental groups. Senator Gillibrand announced she will also introduce a … Continue Reading


July 02, 2010

26 Senators Launch Effort To Bring World Cup To U.S.

Washington, DC - After the U.S. World Cup team won the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere with a captivating performance in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is leading a bipartisan coalition of 26 U.S. Senators in an effort to support America's bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup. Home to some the world's best and largest sporting venues, an American World Cup could draw record-breaking audiences, and hosting the largest stage of the world's most … Continue Reading


July 01, 2010

With Thousands Of New Veterans Suffering From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And Traumatic Brain Injury, Gillibrand Announces New Efforts To Improve Treatment And Monitoring

Washington, DC - With thousands of new veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms in the weeks, months and years after returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing new measures to bolster monitoring and treatment for men and women in uniform and new veterans. Senator Gillibrand's legislative agenda focuses on getting the bureaucracies at the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans … Continue Reading


June 30, 2010

Gillibrand, Lieberman, Dodd, & Schumer Announces Key Senate Panel Passes Legislation To Protect Long Island Sound, An EPA “Imparied Water Body”

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Joe Lieberman, Christopher Dodd, and Charles E. Schumer today announced key Senate panel passage of legislation to bring federal dollars to support the restoration of Long Island Sound. The Sound borders New York and Connecticut, with 8 million people living on the coast and 20 million people living within 50 miles. Although decades of overdevelopment, pollution, dumping of dredged … Continue Reading


June 29, 2010

Gillibrand, Jewish Leaders Demand Hamas Abide By International Law, Allow Red Cross To Visit Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit After 4th Anniversary Of His Abduction

Washington, DC - Following the fourth anniversary of Hamas' abduction of a 23 year-old Israeli soldier, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) demanded that Hamas allow the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to visit Gilad Shalit, who is being denied basic human rights in a Hamas jail and has been completely cut off from communication with his family. The ICRC has been allowed to visit nearly everyone detained in … Continue Reading


June 25, 2010

After Asian Carp Found Within Six Miles Of Great Lakes, Gillibrand Demands Swift Action To Stop Spread Of Species

Washington, D.C. - Just days after Asian carp was found six miles from the Great Lakes, U.S. Senator Gillibrand is demanding swift action to stop the spread of the species. Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today again urged the federal government to temporarily close the O'Brien and Chicago Locks as a temporary management solution to stop the spread of Asian carp, which are making their way into the Great Lakes and toward New York's … Continue Reading


June 24, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Tough New Sanctions Against Iran

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today announced Senate passage of new legislation that allows President Obama to block contracts for companies that do business with Iran and enforce tough penalties against any companies that falsely claim they do not conduct business with Iran's energy sector. The legislation, which was passed by a vote of 99 to 0, will also place tough sanctions against the sale of gasoline to Iran and … Continue Reading


June 23, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand And Owens Urge Dhs Secretary To Address Northern Border Narcotics Trafficking At Upcoming Summit With Canadian Public Safety Minister

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Bill Owens announced that they have written a personal letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, asking her to use an upcoming summit with her Canadian counterpart, the Minister of Public Safety, to develop a comprehensive approach to stemming the exploitation of Indian Reservations on the northern border by narcotics traffickers. Next month, Napolitano is scheduled to meet with Vic … Continue Reading


June 23, 2010

Gillibrand, Senate Colleagues Urge Obama Administration To Investigate Gaza Flotilla Group Ties To Terrorists, Determine Whether Group Should Be Added To Foreign Terrorist List

Washington, DC - After last month's Israeli naval blockade, which intercepted a six-ship flotilla to Gaza, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), along with more than 80 senators, affirmed their support for Israel's right to self-defense, questioned United Nations bodies which unfairly criticized Israel before all of the facts are known, and called on the Obama Administration to determine whether or not an organizer of the flotilla, the Turkish Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH), should be … Continue Reading


June 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Lautenberg, Menendez: Pakistani Taliban Bankrolled & Trained Times Square Bomber, But Group Still Has Not Been Added To Terrorist List—Senators Announce Bill To Automatically Designate Them Terrorists

WASHINGTON, DC-A day after the man behind the Times Square terror plot confessed to receiving training and financing from the Pakistani Taliban, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) revealed Tuesday that the U.S. State Department still has not added the organization to the official list of terrorist groups. The senators announced they would offer legislation to require the Pakistani Taliban to be immediately … Continue Reading


June 22, 2010

Arcuri, Schumer, Gillibrand Push To Move Marcy Nanotech Project Forward

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a letter on Thursday, June 17, 2010, U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY-24) and U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) called on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District Commander LTC Daniel Snead to remove a special condition in the draft wetlands permit that would prevent development of the Marcy Nanotech site until a semiconductor manufacturer has been identified and brought under contract. "From the beginning, the goal has always … Continue Reading


June 22, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Tonko Urge HUD Sec To Accept Amsterdam Housing Authority’s Grant App After Technical Glitch By Feds Tossed Out Application

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko announced that they have sent a personal letter to the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Shaun Donavan, urging him to reexamine the Amsterdam Housing Authority's (AHA) grant application. AHA's grant application was denied based on a technicality after HUD mistakenly sent applicants the wrong due date and failed to properly notify applicants of the new date. The loss of this … Continue Reading


June 22, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Reform Agenda To Clean Up Washington, Make Congress More Accountable And Transparent

Washington, DC - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her reform agenda to clean up Washington, and make Congress more accountable and responsible. The centerpiece of Senator Gillibrand's agenda includes new, bipartisan legislation that would require complete transparency for all federal earmark requests. Senator Gillibrand's plan will also end automatic pay raises for Members of Congress, rein in corporate special interest influence … Continue Reading


June 18, 2010

Gillibrand Joined By Maloney, 9/11 First Responders, Workers, Families Of Fallen Heroes, Lower Manhattan Residents Announce First-Ever Senate Hearing On James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act This Month

New York, NY - On the heels of a key House panel's passage last month of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stood at Ground Zero today with Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Councilwoman Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan), 9/11 first responders, workers, families who lost loved ones on 9/11 and Lower Manhattan residents to announce that on Tuesday, June 29th, the U.S. Senate will hold its first-ever hearing on the James Zadroga 9/11 Health … Continue Reading


June 18, 2010

Gillibrand Urges Aetna And Continuum Health Partners CEO’s To Come Back To The Negotiating Table

New York, NY - As contract negotiations between Aetna, Inc. and Continuum Health Partners have stalled, forcing thousands of New Yorkers to face higher health care costs at five major hospitals in Manhattan and Brooklyn, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) urged the CEO's of both companies today to return to the bargaining table to reach a new three-year agreement so patients can continue to receive quality, affordable care. Senator Gillibrand wrote, "I urge you to re-enter negotiations … Continue Reading


June 17, 2010

Senators Want Justice To Investigate Whether BP Willfully Low-Balled Oil Spill Estimates

Washington, DC - With the amount of oil spilling into the Gulf of Mexico now estimated at as much as 60,000 barrels per day, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joined with five of their colleagues today urging U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to ensure that his criminal investigation into the spill includes a focus on BP's incorrect estimates of the spill rate and its alleged withholding of information necessary to determine the spill rate. Estimates have been … Continue Reading

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