Press Releases

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


March 16, 2010

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Unveils New Legislation To Crack Down On Unfair Currency Manipulation By Countries Like China

WASHINGTON, DC - Responding to the failure of both Republican and Democratic administrations to confront China's currency manipulation, a bipartisan group of 14 U.S. senators announced new legislation Tuesday to vigorously address currency misalignments that unfairly and negatively impact U.S. trade. If passed, the legislation would provide less flexibility to the Treasury Department when it comes to citing countries for currency manipulation. It would also impose stiff new penalties on … Continue Reading


March 16, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On Recent Developments In The Middle East

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today on the recent developments in the Middle East: "The close bond between the United States and Israel remains unbreakable, and America must continue to show unyielding support for Israel's security. "While the timing of the East Jerusalem housing announcement was regrettable, it must not be used by any party to stall peace negotiations or cloud the most critical foreign policy issue facing both countries - … Continue Reading


March 16, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Arcuri Announce Increased Funding For Village Of Newport Water Supply System Revitalization Project

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Michael Arcuri (NY-24) announced that the Village of Newport has received an adjusted funding amount from US Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development. The village will receive a federal grant worth $775,000 and a low interest loan for $1,400,000 in order to comply with an Environmental Protecting Agency (EPA) order to fix a covering system at their water … Continue Reading


March 16, 2010

Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Quickly, Effectively Communicate Food Recalls To Consumers, Health Workers

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York senator to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today introduced new legislation that will overhaul the way food recall notifications are distributed. Senator Gillibrand's Consumer Recall Notification Act would make sure consumers and health workers know when food recalls are made and would require that notices are posted on shelves at food retailers where recalled foods are sold, require that … Continue Reading


March 15, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.5 Million Coming To Elmira Corning Regional Airport For Apron Rehabilitation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Elmira/Corning Regional Airport will receive a grant totaling $3,515,000.00 from the Department of Transportation. The grant will fund the rehabilitation of the airport's apron, the area contiguous to the terminal where planes are parked, loaded, and unloaded. The rehabilitation ensures safe aircraft operations. "This is great news for the Southern Tier Region and for travelers who use Elmira Corning Regional … Continue Reading


March 15, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Owens Continue Campaign To Secure Increased Resources To Combat Drug-Related Crime In Central New York; Urge Drug Policy Chief To Bring Important Drug Fighting Resources To Jefferson County

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Bill Owens today continued their push to bring more federal resources to combat drug smuggling networks in Jefferson County New York. Specifically, the legislators wrote in support of Jefferson County's application to the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA). Acceptance into the program would bring Jefferson County additional federal resources to combat drug trafficking. "This has been … Continue Reading


March 15, 2010

After Heavy Storms Ravage New York, Gillibrand Calls On Feds To Assess Storm Damage In NYC, Long Island, And Lower Hudson Valley

Washington, DC ­- After a weekend of extreme weather that killed several people and left more than half a million New Yorkers without power, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide federal assistance to conduct a Preliminary Damage Assessment for Suffolk, Nassau, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties, and all five boroughs of New York City that were ravaged by this weekend's storms. In her letter to FEMA Administrator … Continue Reading

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