Press Releases

December 10, 2009

Gillibrand: Congress Set to Give Final Approval For $100,000 To Create Innovative E-Health Data Bank In New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that Congress is set to give final approval for $100,000 to the Academy for Medical Development and Collaboration (AMDeC) Foundation to build an e-health infrastructure database aimed to combat diseases and improve health care treatment options for New York City's underserved minority communities. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's … Continue Reading


December 10, 2009

Gillibrand: Congress Set to Give Final Approval For $150,000 To The South Bronx Health Center For New Programs, Technology

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that Congress is set to give final approval for $150,000 to the Children's Health Fund, providing the South Bronx Health Center for Children and Families with new programs and medical equipment. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "As a mother of two young boys, I know how important it is for every parent to have access … Continue Reading


December 10, 2009

Gillibrand: Congress Set to Give Final Approval For $500,000 To Help Recruit And Train Queens Science Teachers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that Congress is set to give final approval for $500,000 to the New York Hall of Science to train thousands of New York City science teachers through development workshops. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "This federal investment in New York Hall of Science, a leading pioneer in science technology and education, will … Continue Reading


December 10, 2009

Gillibrand: Congress Set to Give Final Approval For $150,000 To Help Steer Queens Youth Towardsw NYC's Waterways

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Congress is set to give final approval for $150,000 to the Urban Assembly New York Harbor High School. Funding will be used to steer Queens students towards a maritime career using the latest marine technology and a rigorous maritime-based curriculum. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "During these tough economic … Continue Reading


December 10, 2009

Gillibrand: Congress Set To Give Final Approval For $600,000 To Revamp Queens Transportation Hub

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Congress is set to give final approval for $600,000 to renovate Jamaica Station in Queens in an effort to make the transportation hub safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."The safety of our communities is a top priority of mine," said Senator Gillibrand. "This federal … Continue Reading


December 09, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand: Congress Set To Give Final Approval For $500,000 For The Three Hospitals Of East End Health Alliance To Create Electronic Medical Record System

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Congress is set to give final approval for $500,000 to the three hospitals of the East End Health Alliance, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Eastern Long Island Hospital, and Southampton Hospital, to create an Electronic Medical Record system. The Alliance currently lacks an Electronic Medical Record system in their ambulatory physician practices and is forced to rely on multiple business applications to meet their … Continue Reading


December 09, 2009

With Food Bank Shortages And Record Hunger Rates, Gillibrand Takes Action To Increase Charitable Giving For Holiday Season

Washington, DC - With more than 800,000 New York households that do not reliably know when their next meal will come, and with food banks across the country experiencing bleak shortages, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today took action to increase charitable donations this holiday season. Senator Gillibrand is introducing legislation to double federal funding for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), make the Good Samaritan Hunger Relief Tax Incentive permanent to encourage more … Continue Reading


December 08, 2009

Gillibrand Praises Obama For Supporting New Tax Cut For Small Businesses To Encourage Hiring

Washington, DC - In an economic address today, President Obama called for a new tax cut for small businesses to encourage hiring in 2010. Last week, US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spearheaded a letter to the President asking him to propose a tax credit for businesses that create new jobs. Senator Gillibrand is currently working on crafting legislation that would establish a new job creation tax credit to incentivize hiring as early as January 1, 2010. Senator Gillibrand released the … Continue Reading


December 07, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge USDA To Buy Concord Grapes Juice For Distribution To Needy Americans

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to use Section 32 funds to purchase concord grape juice for use in domestic nutrition programs. The grape industry currently has a surplus of Concord grapes used to make Concord juice. Grape growers in New York are especially concerned because sales of this year's crop are well below expectations, contributing to this surplus and further depressing the price they … Continue Reading


December 07, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Secures Social Security Check For 80 Year-Old Albany Resident After Benefits Snafu

Albany, NY - An 80 year-old Albany resident finally received over $11,000 in Social Security payments that she was owed after her retirement benefits lapsed for over half a year. Senator Gillibrand helped secure the funds, which came weeks before her 81st birthday on December 15th. Ms. Claire Geller-Kolchetski said, "I jumped for joy when I received the check. I've worked my whole life and it felt unjust that I was owed so much money and did not see a penny of it. This was a pleasant surprise … Continue Reading


December 03, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge State To Request Immediate Federal Disaster Declaration For Long Island Beaches Devastated By Recent Storms; Senators Pledge Support For Efforts

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December 02, 2009

With 850,000 New Yorkers Out Of Work, Gillibrand Calls For Tax Credit For Businesses That Create New Jobs

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December 02, 2009

With 10.2 Percent Unemployment Nationwide, Senators Gillibrand, Feingold, Casey, Levin, Lieberman, Stabenow, Shaheen Call For Tax Credit For Businesses That Create New Jobs

Washington, DC - With the U.S. nearly two years into the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and 10.2 percent unemployment nationwide, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Russ Feingold (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), Carl Levin (D-MI), Joe Lieberman (I-CT), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today called for a tax credit for businesses that create new jobs. Ahead of Thursday's White House Job Summit, the Senators urged President Obama to propose a job creation tax … Continue Reading


November 30, 2009

Public Health Leaders Endorse New Gillibrand Legislation to Combat Childhood Asthma

Washington, D.C. - Today top health authorities in New York and across the country are endorsing legislation authored by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand that would provide $100 million to help schools develop asthma management plans, and make inhalers and spacers available at school when needed. The Asthma in Schools Act, which will be introduced this week, is part of Senator Gillibrand's comprehensive plan to provide tools needed to fight childhood asthma. According to estimates by Senator … Continue Reading


November 30, 2009

As Congress Looks to New Job Creation Legislation, Senators Ask Obama and Reid to Consider Solar Manufacturing Bill

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November 25, 2009

Kerry, Gillibrand, Shaheen, Boxer, and Cardin Mark International Day For The Elimination Of Violence Against Women

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November 24, 2009

Arm In Arm With Anti-Crime Leaders, Gillibrand And McCarthy Announce Federal Measure To Crackdown On Illegal Guns

New York, NY - Joined by some of the nation's top anti-crime leaders, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Carolyn McCarthy today announced a new measure authored by Gillibrand and McCarthy aimed at eliminating the steady flow of illegal guns into New York. Nearly 90 percent of the guns used in gun crimes in New York City come from out of state, and approximately 90 percent of these guns are illegal. Standing alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, … Continue Reading


November 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.22 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Erie County for Child and Family Services

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Head Start and Early Head Start Expansion Program, funded by President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will direct a total of $1,221,558 to the Community Action Organization of Erie County, Inc. "Study after study shows that the better we prepare our young children, the better they perform in school later in life. Giving children a chance … Continue Reading


November 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4 Million Coming to Astor Services for Children and Families To Support Head Start and Early Head Start Programs

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the United States Department of Health and Human Services has allocated a total of $4,023,069 to Astor Services for Children & Families for Head Start and Early Head Start Programs in Dutchess County as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. For the past 30 years, Astor Services for Children & Families has been a leader in providing early children development programs in New York. The … Continue Reading


November 23, 2009

Senator Gillibrand And Congressman Maffei Fight To Keep Central New York Post Offices Open

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