Press Releases

May 19, 2010

Gillibrand Fights For New Legislation To Prevent Foreclosure For Thousands In Western New York Who Are Out Of Work And Struggling To Remain In Their Homes

Washington, DC - As families across New York and across the country struggle to find work after losing their jobs for no fault of their own, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is advancing legislation to provide temporary mortgage relief for struggling families to stave off the threat of foreclosure. The Homeowners' Relief and Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2010 would provide $3 billion for loans for up to 24 months for out of work homeowners so they can keep their families in their homes. … Continue Reading


May 19, 2010

Gillibrand Fights For New Legislation To Prevent Foreclosure For Thousands In New York City Who Are Out Of Work And Struggling To Remain In Their Homes

Washington, DC - As families across New York and across the country struggle to find work after losing their jobs for no fault of their own, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is advancing legislation to provide temporary mortgage relief for struggling families to stave off the threat of foreclosure. The Homeowners' Relief and Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2010 would provide $3 billion for loans for up to 24 months for out of work homeowners so they can keep their families in their homes. … Continue Reading


May 19, 2010

Gillibrand Fights For New Legislation To Prevent Foreclosure For Thousands In New York City Who Are Out Of Work And Struggling To Remain In Their Homes

Washington, DC - As families across New York and across the country struggle to find work after losing their jobs for no fault of their own, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is advancing legislation to provide temporary mortgage relief for struggling families to stave off the threat of foreclosure. The Homeowners' Relief and Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2010 would provide $3 billion for loans for up to 24 months for out of work homeowners so they can keep their families in their homes. … Continue Reading


May 19, 2010

Gillibrand Fights For New Legislation To Prevent Foreclosure For Thousands In Capital Region Who Are Out Of Work And Struggling To Remain In Their Homes

Washington, DC - As families across New York and across the country struggle to find work after losing their jobs for no fault of their own, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is advancing legislation to provide temporary mortgage relief for struggling families to stave off the threat of foreclosure. The Homeowners' Relief and Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2010 would provide $3 billion for loans for up to 24 months for out of work homeowners so they can keep their families in their homes. … Continue Reading


May 19, 2010

Gillibrand Fights For New Legislation To Prevent Foreclosure For Thousands In Central New York Who Are Out Of Work And Struggling To Remain In Their Homes

Washington, DC - As families across New York and across the country struggle to find work after losing their jobs for no fault of their own, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is advancing legislation to provide temporary mortgage relief for struggling families to stave off the threat of foreclosure. The Homeowners' Relief and Neighborhood Stabilization Act of 2010 would provide $3 billion for loans for up to 24 months for out of work homeowners so they can keep their families in their homes. … Continue Reading


May 18, 2010

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Key Committee Approval Of Martin G. ‘Marty’ Mahar Post Office Building

Washington, DC - U. S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed their legislation to rename the Lasinburgh Post Office in Troy in honor of World War II Veteran Martin G. 'Marty' Mahar who passed away in 2007 after a distinguished life as a soldier, veteran and community leader. Congressman Paul Tonko sponsored a companion version of the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives in … Continue Reading


May 18, 2010

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Committee Approval Of Bill To Re-Name Genesee Street Post Office After Zachary Smith

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer announced that the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has passed their 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. Congressman Joseph Crowley sponsored a companion version of the legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, and the House … Continue Reading


May 18, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce Legislation To Name Long Island Post Office In Honor Of Vietnam Veteran Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn Has Passed Committee And Is Headed For A Vote On Senate Floor

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Timothy Bishop announced that legislation to designate the United States Post Office located at 1210 West Main Street in Riverhead, New York as the ''Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn Post Office Building" has passed committee and is now headed for a vote on the Senate floor. The post office renaming is in honor of Garfield M. Langhorn, a deceased Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient who gave his life … Continue Reading


May 18, 2010

Gillibrand, Coalition Of Over 130 New York Art Museums And Cultural Institutions Announce Free Admission For All Active Duty Service Members And Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend

Washington, DC - With families across New York set to honor America's veterans and United States Armed Forces this Memorial Day Weekend, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that a coalition of more than 130 museums, historic sites and cultural institutions from across New York will provide free admission throughout the holiday weekend for all United States Armed Forces active duty members and veterans in a special tribute to the men and women who have so bravely defended our … Continue Reading


May 18, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Announce Legislation To Name Long Island Post Office In Honor Of Vietnam Veteran Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn Has Passed Senate

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Timothy Bishop announced that legislation to designate the United States Post Office located at 1210 West Main Street in Riverhead, New York as the ''Private First Class Garfield M. Langhorn Post Office Building" has passed the Senate. The post office renaming is in honor of Garfield M. Langhorn, a deceased Vietnam veteran and Medal of Honor Recipient who gave his life to save his comrades. Schumer, Gillibrand, and … Continue Reading


May 17, 2010

Gillibrand, Coalition Of 54 New York City Art Museums And Cultural Institutions Announce Free Admission For All Active Duty Service Members And Veterans This Memorial Day Weekend

New York, NY - With families across New York City set to honor America's veterans and United States Armed Forces this Memorial Day Weekend, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today that a coalition of over 50 museums, historic sites and cultural institutions from all five boroughs will provide free admission throughout the holiday weekend for all United States Armed Forces active duty members and veterans in a special tribute to the men and women who have so bravely defended our … Continue Reading


May 14, 2010

Senate Passes Gillibrand Resolution Honoring Civil Rights Icon Lena Horne

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) paid tribute to the late great Lena Horne, a civil rights activist and Hollywood trailblazer, by introducing a bipartisan resolution in the U.S. Senate in recognition of the Brooklyn native's legacy and trailblazing accomplishments. In addition to being one of America's finest singers, Lena Horne broke Hollywood's racial barriers and campaigned tirelessly for justice and peace. Gillibrand's resolution, which was co-sponsored by a … Continue Reading


May 14, 2010

Gillibrand Applauds USDA For Setting New Standards For Ground Beef Purchased For Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today applauded the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) completion of tough new food safety standards for ground beef purchased by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) for federal food and nutrition assistance programs, including school lunches. The USDA initiative came at the urging of Senator Gillibrand after she wrote the USDA in December calling … Continue Reading


May 14, 2010

Gillibrand To NYS: To Access Federal High Speed Rail Funding, We Need New Project Manager

Washington, D.C. - To make sure New York continues moving forward on developing high speed rail across the state and doesn't miss out on any available federal funding, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) to appoint a new high speed rail project manager. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has agreed to designate a top staff member to facilitate an agreement between New York State and CSX. But New York's high speed rail … Continue Reading


May 13, 2010

During Tough Economic Times, Senator Gillibrand Fights For Federal Loan Dollars To New York’s Family Farms

Washington, DC - With farms across New York struggling during these tough economic times, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged Senate leaders to include $80 million for the Farm Service Agency (FSA) to continue its critical service through the Farm Operating and Farm Ownership loans program. The FSA makes direct and guaranteed farm ownership and operating loans to family-size farmers and ranchers who cannot obtain commercial credit from a bank, Farm Credit System institution, or other … Continue Reading


May 12, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On DHS Decision To Cut NYC Terror Funding

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) released the following statement on news that New York City will receive millions less in anti-terror funding under the federal Transit Security Grant Program: "There is zero question that New York City remains the number one terrorist target for terrorists around the world who want to harm Americans. After the Times Square bomb attempt, we must redouble our efforts to keep New York safe and provide more homeland security funding. I am … Continue Reading


May 12, 2010

With 180,000 Western New York Households Lacking Access To The Internet, Gillibrand Introduces Amendment To Wall Street Reform That Would Protect Western New York Seniors, Families From New Bank Fees For Paper Statements

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate moves forward on legislation to protect taxpayers and set new rules of the road for banks and lenders to keep our economy stable, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing an amendment that would make sure seniors and families that do not have adequate access to the Internet are protected from new fees banks are charging for paper statements. Increasingly more banks are punishing customers with new fees when they don't switch to paperless, electronic … Continue Reading


May 12, 2010

With 70,000 Southern Tier Households Lacking Access To The Internet, Gillibrand Introduces Amendment To Wall Street Reform That Would Protect Southern Tier Seniors, Families From New Bank Fees For Paper Statements

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate moves forward on legislation to protect taxpayers and set new rules of the road for banks and lenders to keep our economy stable, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing an amendment that would make sure seniors and families that do not have adequate access to the Internet are protected from new fees banks are charging for paper statements. Increasingly more banks are punishing customers with new fees when they don't switch to paperless, electronic … Continue Reading


May 12, 2010

With 60,000 North Country Households Lacking Access To The Internet, Gillibrand Introduces Amendment To Wall Street Reform That Would Protect North Country Seniors, Families From New Bank Fees For Paper Statements

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate moves forward on legislation to protect taxpayers and set new rules of the road for banks and lenders to keep our economy stable, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing an amendment that would make sure seniors and families that do not have adequate access to the Internet are protected from new fees banks are charging for paper statements. Increasingly more banks are punishing customers with new fees when they don't switch to paperless, electronic … Continue Reading


May 12, 2010

With 150,000 Rochester-Finger Lakes Households Lacking Access To The Internet, Gillibrand Introduces Amendment To Wall Street Reform That Would Protect Rochester-Finger Lakes Seniors, Families From New Bank Fees For Paper Statements

Washington, D.C. - As the U.S. Senate moves forward on legislation to protect taxpayers and set new rules of the road for banks and lenders to keep our economy stable, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing an amendment that would make sure seniors and families that do not have adequate access to the Internet are protected from new fees banks are charging for paper statements. Increasingly more banks are punishing customers with new fees when they don't switch to paperless, electronic … Continue Reading

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