Press Releases

April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Over $90 Million In Central New York Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest more than $90 million into Central New York schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and as a mother … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Over $165 Million In Hudson Valley Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest more than $165 million into Hudson Valley schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and as a mother and … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Over $500 Million In Nyc Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest more than $500 million into New York City schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and as a mother and … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Nearly $45 Million In North Country Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest nearly $45 million into North Country schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and as a mother and a … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Over $115 Million In Rochester-Finger Lakes Region Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest more than $115 million into Rochester-Finger Lakes Region schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Over $110 Million In Western New York Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest more than $110 million into Western New York schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and as a mother … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Over $60 Million In Southern Tier Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest more than $60 million into Southern Tier schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and as a mother and … Continue Reading


April 15, 2010

To Stave Off Teacher Layoffs, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Invest Nearly $108 Million In Capital Region Schools – Helping Communities Hold The Line On Property Taxes

Washington, DC - With New York State facing a $1.3 billion shortfall for education, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced legislation that would invest nearly $108 million into Capital Region schools to keep teachers in our class rooms and help local communities hold the line on property taxes. The Keeping Our Educators Working Act would help prevent some of the 19,000 expected layoffs of teachers and support staff. "We are facing a real crisis right now in New York, and as a mother and a … Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Name Hornell Post Office After Hometown Hero Zachary Smith

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced legislation that would rename the Post Office in Hornell after Marine Lance Cpl. Zachary Smith. "Zachary Smith is truly a hometown hero," Senator Gillibrand said. "He made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, serving with honor, integrity and dignity. Naming the Hornell Post Office after him will honor his legacy in his community." Marine Lance Cpl. Smith grew up in Hornell, New York, where he graduated high school in 2008. … Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

To Help Provide Young People With Service Opportunities, Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Expand Youth Corps Program

Washington, DC - To help provide young people with service opportunities, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced legislation that would expand Youth Corps programs throughout the nation. The Youth Corps Act of 2010 would amend the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) to establish a competitive grant program to assist states and local communities in replicating and expanding Youth Corps Programs. "During these tough economic times, we must prepare our students to become tomorrow's … Continue Reading


April 14, 2010

Senator Gillibrand Condemns Anti-Semitic Incidents In Rockland County

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today expressed outrage at the anti-Semitic threats and graffiti that took place on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Monsey and West Haverstraw in Rockland County. "We cannot tolerate harassment and violence motivated by bigotry and hatred in our society. The anti-Semitic acts committed on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day in Rockland County are reprehensible. Any crime motivated … Continue Reading


April 12, 2010

Kerry, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation To Strengthen America’s Cybersecurity Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced legislation that will strengthen the ability of the United States to develop a clear and coordinated strategy for international cyberspace and cybersecurity policy. The bill will create the framework for coordinating our efforts with other countries to defend against cyberattacks that threaten our power stations, telecommunications systems and financial … Continue Reading


April 12, 2010

Gillibrand, Velázquez, Quinn Join White House Push To Bring Fresh Food To New York’s Underserved Communities

New York, NY - To help three million New Yorkers living in so-called "food desert" neighborhoods that have little or no access to fresh, nutritious foods, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) were joined today by New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Councilwoman Margaret Chin (D-Manhattan), UFCW Local 1500 President Bruce Both, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, and PolicyLink Founder & … Continue Reading


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

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