Press Releases

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


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

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