Press Releases

March 25, 2010

Schumer, Brown, Gillibrand: State Department To Move To Re-Bid Contract For Glassware For US Embassies; Contract Had Been Awarded To Foreign Company Through A No-Bid Contract

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Sherrod Brown and Kirsten Gillibrand's announced that the Department of State will rebid a contract for glassware for U.S. embassies worldwide. The Department of State had previously awarded the contract to a company that immediately outsourced all the glassware manufacturing work to a foreign manufacturer. The Senators said that American manufacturers of the formal stemware were not even invited to bid for the contract - leaving … Continue Reading


March 25, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.2 Million Coming To Plattsburgh International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $1,189,400 in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funds to the Plattsburgh International Airport in Clinton County. The grant will be used to fund hangar renovation and nose dock construction projects while creating valuable construction jobs. "This is great news for Plattsburgh area travelers and businesses," said Schumer. "Local airports are a pipeline for … Continue Reading


March 25, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Slaughter, Higgins And Brown Urge FEMA To Drop $3m Claim Against Buffalo After Massive ’06 Storm Caused The City To Take Emergency Action

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Representatives Louise Slaughter and Brian Higgins and Mayor of Buffalo Byron Brown announced that they have written a personal letter to the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), William Craig Fugate, asking the agency to drop its outrageous claim against the city of Buffalo for over $3M. The claim, which stems from the city's response to a now infamous 2006 storm, the 'October Surprise' which … Continue Reading


March 25, 2010

Gillibrand, Schumer, Arcuri Fight To Keep Empire Aero In Mohawk Valley

Washington, DC - In a continued effort to keep jobs in New York, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Michael Arcuri today wrote to Major General Polly A. Peyer - Commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins, Georgia - highlighting Empire Aero Corp. as an excellent candidate to meet the needs of the Air Force's fleet of transport aircraft. This effort would keep over 200 jobs in the Mohawk Valley. Just last month, the officials urged … Continue Reading


March 24, 2010

Schumer, Brown, Gillibrand To Question State Dept In Personal Meeting Tomorrow Regarding Decision To Purchase Glassware For Us Embassies From Foreign Company Through A No-Bid Contract, Bypassing New York’s Steuben Glassware

Washington, DC - Tomorrow, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Sherrod Brown, joined by representatives from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office and representatives from Steuben Glass, will press high level State Department officials regarding their decision to award a no-bid contract for glassware for U.S. embassies worldwide to a company that immediately outsourced all the glassware manufacturing work to a foreign manufacturer. The Senators said that American manufacturers of the formal … Continue Reading


March 24, 2010

Gillibrand Legislation – “Safe Food For Schools Act” – Included In New Child Nutrition Overhaul

Washington, DC - Protecting 31 million schoolchildren enrolled in the National School Lunch program, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Safe Food for Schools Act will be included in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act - the reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act. Senator Gillibrand's legislation would require federal agencies to issue proper alerts to schools when food contaminations occur and recalls are issued. Senator Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on … Continue Reading


March 23, 2010

Cybercrime Costs NY Businesses Approximately $4.6 Billion Each Year – Gillibrand, Hatch Introduce First Of Its Kind Measure To Bolster Cybersecurity In America

Washington, D.C. - As New York businesses lose approximately $4.6 billion as a result of cyberattacks and with a growing threat of cybercrime internationally, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today introduced the International Cybercrime Reporting and Cooperation Act - new bipartisan legislation that would enhance America's cooperation with other countries to combat cybercrime and keep America safe. "Cybersecurity must be a top priority for our national … Continue Reading


March 22, 2010

Gillibrand Praises JetBlue’s Decision To Stay In NYC

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) praised JetBlue's decision today to keep their corporate headquarters here in New York City. "I'm very pleased that JetBlue is cleared for landing. The airline's decision to keep their world headquarters here in New York City is welcome news," Senator Gillibrand said. "JetBlue has grown into the seventh largest airline in no small part due to the hard work of the nearly 1,000 local employees at its world headquarters that are among the … Continue Reading


March 19, 2010

Standing At Great Neck’s Wastewater Treatment Facility, Gillibrand Calls For New Federal Commitment For Water Infrastructure Projects

Great Neck, NY - Standing at Great Neck's wastewater treatment facility, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Gary Ackerman today called for a federal commitment to invest in water infrastructure projects. Also joining were Assemblywoman Michelle Schimel, Supervisor Jon Kaiman and members of the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District. Studies have shown that every billion dollars in spending for water infrastructure creates more than 26,000 jobs. With Long Island property … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost Central New York/ Mohawk Valley Approximately $200 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years – Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's Census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. In Central New York and the Mohawk Valley alone, approximately 10,000 residents … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost Rochester/Finger Lakes Region Approximately $250 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years -- Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's Census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. In the Rochester/Finger Lakes region alone, approximately 12,500 residents did not … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost Southern Tier Approximately $140 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years -- Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's Census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. In the Southern Tier alone, approximately 7,000 residents did not participate in … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost Hudson Valley Approximately $435 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years -- Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's Census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. In the Hudson Valley alone, approximately 20,000 residents did not participate in … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost The North Country Approximately $80 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years -- Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's Census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. In the North Country alone, approximately 4,000 residents did not participate in … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost Long Island Approximately $550 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years -- Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's Census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. On Long Island alone, approximately 27,500 residents did not participate in the … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost Capital Region Approximately $240 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years -- Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. In the Capital Region alone, approximately 12,000 residents did not participate in … Continue Reading


March 18, 2010

Lack Of Participation In Last Census Cost Western New York Approximately $300 Million In Federal Funding Over Last 10 Years -- Gillibrand Urges New Yorkers To Participate This Year

Washington, DC - As Census 2010 forms arrive in the mailboxes of New York residents this week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging all New Yorkers to participate in this year's Census. During the last Census in 2000, approximately 200,000 New Yorkers did not fill out or send back their Census forms. As a result, New York State lost out on approximately $3.6 billion in federal funding over the last decade. In Western New York alone, approximately 15,000 residents did not participate in … Continue Reading


March 17, 2010

Gillibrand Unveils New Legislative Agenda To Deliver Healthy, Nutritious Food To Children And Families Most In Need

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced a new legislative agenda to provide quality, healthy, nutritious food to low-income children and families who desperately need it. Senator Gillibrand introduced legislation to enroll all foster care children in the National School Lunch Program to give them access to healthy breakfasts and lunches, along with new legislation to update the nutritional standards of the USDA's Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program that provides … Continue Reading


March 17, 2010

Gillibrand, Lieberman, Dodd, & Schumer Introduce Legislation To Protect Long Island Sound

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 introduced 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 materials, and releases of … Continue Reading


March 17, 2010

Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Take Step Toward Creating Hudson River Valley National Park

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced legislation that would authorize the National Park Service (NPS) to conduct a study on whether the Hudson River Valley should become a unit of the National Park system. This designation would provide significant resources to the Hudson River Valley, including increased federal funding for environmental conservation and economic development programs, and would increase tourism to the area. Rep. Maurice Hinchey sponsored the House … Continue Reading

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