Press Releases

April 07, 2010

New Video, Photos: Gillibrand Visits Oprhanage During Trip To Haiti

Washington, DC - New video and new photographs are now available of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's visit to a Port-Au-Prince orphanage during an official Congressional Delegation trip to Haiti this week with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). The group assessed the impact on child welfare from the earthquake that devastated the country earlier this year. Senator Gillibrand now plans to work with her Senate colleagues on new legislation to help bolster … Continue Reading


April 06, 2010

Gillibrand Urges USDA To Uphold Funding Promises For Red Hook Sewer Project

Washington, DC - After an application by the Dutchess County Red Hook Sewer Project for Rural Development Funding was stalled, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to uphold their original funding promise and continue to support their application. This project would extend water services to 2,500 Red Hook residents while helping with local economic development. "Red Hook is a beautiful town full of history and charm," said Senator Gillibrand, … Continue Reading


April 06, 2010

Local South Bronx Non-Profit To Receive Prestigious EPA Award

Bronx, NY - After being nominated by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx), a non-profit community-based organization devoted to solving environmental and economic issues that affect residents of urban areas, has been named a winner of the 2010 Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Region 2 Environmental Quality Award. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to improving the environment and public health in … Continue Reading


April 05, 2010

Gillibrand Announces $445,400 In Neighborworks® Grants To Neighborhood Housing Services Of New York City, Inc. To Support Financial Education And Affordable Lending In New York City Neighborhoods

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced $445,400 in NeighborWorks® America grants for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City, Inc. (NHS). NHS is a member of the national NeighborWorks® network that supports affordable housing and community development activities throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The funding will support the general operation of the organizations as well as foreclosure prevention, energy efficiency and home improvement … Continue Reading


April 02, 2010

Gillibrand To Travel To Haiti Monday To Assess Earthquake’s Impact On Child Welfare Firsthand

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will travel to Haiti on Monday, April 5, 2010, as part of a Congressional Delegation with Senator Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) to assess the impact of the earthquake that devastated the country earlier this year has had on child welfare. Senator Gillibrand is working with Senate colleagues on new legislation that would help bolster Haiti's child welfare … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As Southern Tier Region Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in the Southern Tier region facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on Tuesday … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As Central New York Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in Central New York facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on Tuesday included … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As Long Island Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students on Long Island facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on Tuesday included the … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As Hudson Valley Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in the Hudson Valley facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on Tuesday included … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As Western New York Region Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in the Western New York region facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As Rochester/Finger Lakes Region Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in the Rochester/Finger Lakes region facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As North Country Region Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in the North Country region facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on Tuesday … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As Capital Region Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in the Capital Region facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on Tuesday … Continue Reading


April 01, 2010

As New York City Students Face Rising Tuition Costs, Student Debt At All Time High – Gillibrand Announces New Pell Grants For Nearly 70,000 NY Students

Washington, DC - With student debt at an all-time high and students in New York City facing rising tuition and fees, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand passed legislation to increase the amount of Pell Grant scholarships for nearly 70,000 New York students eligible for Pell Grants, opening the doors of higher education to more students. The Health Care and Education Affordability Reconciliation Act that the U.S. Senate passed last week and President Obama signed into law on Tuesday included the … Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

Gillibrand Congratulates Women Celebrating Women Award Recipients

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand congratulated today the sixteen women of New York City's Caribbean community who received coveted leadership awards at Sunday's annual Women Celebrating Women event in Queens. The event, hosted by Dr. Una Clarke and Councilmember Dr. Mathieu Eugene (D-Brooklyn), honored sixteen women for their immeasurable contributions to education, the arts, social work, health and wellness, legal aid, faith-based initiatives, and humanitarian efforts. "I … Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

As Heavy Weather Continues To Hit New York, Schumer, Gillibrand Call On President To Make Federal Disaster Declaration For Long Island, Staten Island And Lower Hudson Valley Counties Ravaged By Recent Storm

Washington, DC ­- After a March weekend of extreme weather that left several people dead and more than half a million New Yorkers without power, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today urged President Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate to make a federal disaster declaration for Staten Island, Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley. At the Senators' urging, FEMA has been in New York to conduct Preliminary Damage … Continue Reading


March 30, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand And Owens Announce Nearly $200,000 Awarded To Adirondack Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Bill Owens today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded the Adirondack Regional Airport a grant of $190,000 to fund an expansion and improvement project. Paid through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the grant will be used to expand the Aircraft Rescue & Fire Fighting Building and to study the airport's drainage, all while creating much-needed construction jobs. "These … Continue Reading


March 29, 2010

Senate Passes Resolution to Designate September “National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Late last week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation introduced earlier this year by U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and George V. Voinovich (R-OH) to designate the month of September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month - bringing national attention to a growing epidemic among youth in the United States. In addition, the resolution requests that the president issue a proclamation calling on the federal government, states, tribes and localities to observe … Continue Reading


March 28, 2010

As Nasa Decision Approaches – Schumer, Gillibrand, Dozens Of Local School Kids Launch Next Phase Of Campaign To Land Space Shuttle In New York City, Announce New Petition Drive Has Already Garnered 25,000 Signatures

New York, NY - With NASA expected to make a decision in the coming months on where to house and permanently display three soon-to-be-decommissioned space shuttles, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand stood at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum today joined by NYC & Company CEO George Fertitta, Intrepid President Bill White and dozens of local school kids to announce that a growing petition campaign to land the space shuttle in New York City has already garnered 25,000 … Continue Reading


March 26, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $6 Million Coming To Buffalo Niagara International Airport For Infrastructure Improvements, Service Upgrades

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the United States Department of Transportation has awarded Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority $6,000,000 in a federal grant for the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. The grant will provide federal funding for the construction of Noise Mitigation Measures for Public Buildings. This grant will provide funds for increased noise control by retrofitting homes in local communities near the airport to reduce the … Continue Reading

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