Press Releases

November 23, 2009

With 5 Million Americans Suffering From Alzheimer’s, Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Improve Patient Care And Caregiver Support

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November 23, 2009

Gillibrand Praises Senate Health Care Vote

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November 20, 2009

Gillibrand Urges USDA To Immediately Distribute Emergency Assistance To Dairy Farmers In A Way That Helps Small, Family Farms In NY

Washington, DC - Today U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York Senator to serve on the Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to act quickly to distribute emergency assistance funds to dairy farmers based on a formula she has proposed, which would provide more funding to family farms like those in New York. This fall, Senator Gillibrand helped secure $350 million for the USDA to help New York farmers struggling during the dairy … Continue Reading


November 19, 2009

Gillibrand Introduces First Ever Legislation To Federally Mandate E. Coli Testing Of All Ground Beef

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York senator to sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, announced today the introduction of the E. coli Eradication Act - legislation she authored that would for the first time federally mandate testing of all ground beef for E. coli. The annual number of national recalls of ground beef and other beef products contaminated with E. coli is in the double digits - at least a dozen so far this year. During a 2008 … Continue Reading


November 19, 2009

Gillibrand Calls on Feds to Provide Loan for Syracuse Electric Car Company

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the Department of Energy to approve a loan for Bannon Automotive to develop an electric car manufacturing facility in Syracuse, New York. The production and sale of these multiple alternative battery electric cars will help curb carbon emissions and could lead to the creation of 250 jobs in Central New York as part of the manufacturing operation.In her letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Senator Gillibrand wrote, "We have an … Continue Reading


November 18, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.7 Million Coming to Village of Fort Plain for Water Infrastructure Improvements

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the USDA will provide a total of $1,728,725 to Fort Plain through the Rural Development Water and Environmental Program, funded by The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. $1,357,000 will be given in the form of a loan, and $371,725 will be a direct grant for water system improvement. "This is great news for Fort Plain. The Village was hit hard by the 2006 flood and their water system infrastructure was … Continue Reading


November 18, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Approval of $84.5 Million in Military Construction Funding for Fort Drum

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which includes a total of $84.5 million for projects at Fort Drum.Now that the bill has been approved by the full Senate, it will go into conference with the House version before going back to the Senate and House and on to the President. "Fort Drum is a fast growing base and this funding will vastly … Continue Reading


November 18, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Approval for $5.7 Million in Military Construction Funding for Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which includes $5.7 million in military construction funding for the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station.Now that the bill has been approved by the full Senate, it will go into conference with the House version before going back to the Senate and House and on to the President."This is terrific news for … Continue Reading


November 18, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Approval of $13.6 Million in Military Construction Funding for New Army Reserve Center in Rochester

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill, which includes $13.6 million to construct an Army Reserve Center in Rochester.Now that the bill has been approved by the full Senate, it will go into conference with the House version before going back to the Senate and House and on to the President. "The establishment of an Army Reserve Center in … Continue Reading


November 18, 2009

Voinovich, Gillibrand Introduce Bill To Attract Students To Public Service

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November 18, 2009

Gillibrand Working To Secure Economic Recovery Dollars For Health Care Worker Training In Western New York

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November 18, 2009

After Participating in Public Awareness Campaign to Encourage Women Over the Age of 40 to Receive Mammograms, Gillibrand Urges Fed to Clarify New Recommendations

Washington, DC - After having participated in a public awareness campaign to encourage women over the age of 40 to receive mammograms, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand today called on the federal government to clarify new recommendations for women on how to prevent breast cancer. New guidelines released this week by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force suggested that only women over 50 need to get routine mammograms as part of breast cancer screening. Many doctors and experts objected to … Continue Reading


November 18, 2009

Gillibrand: With No Stupak, Senate Health Care Bill Makes Great Strides To Reform Broken System

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November 17, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hinchey, Hall Announce Official Army Decision To Cancel West Point A-76 Study Issued Today; Plan Is Officially Dead

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand along with Congressmen Maurice Hinchey and John Hall announced that the official decision to cancel the West Point study that was proven to be flawed and ineffective was issued today, preventing the loss of hundreds of federal jobs at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and saving taxpayer money. The study, referred to as an A-76 study, is currently used to compare the use of private versus public employees to ensure … Continue Reading


November 17, 2009

As Congress Begins Debate Over New School Lunch Legislation, Gillibrand Unveils Her Agenda To Improve Quality Of Food, Expand Access To More Students

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November 16, 2009

Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Engel Fight To Save Spring Valley Domestic Violence Justice Court Grant

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November 16, 2009

Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Tonko Fight To Keep Capital Region Post Offices Open

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko today called on the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to consider local impacts including pedestrian access and neighborhood benefits when evaluating a consolidation plan that affects post offices in Albany and Scotia. The USPS is considering closing three post offices in the Capital Region - the Patroon, Pine, and Delaware Post Offices in Albany and the Scotia Post office of Mohawk Avenue in the Village of Scotia. Senator … Continue Reading


November 16, 2009

Gillibrand, Maloney, Quinn, Gloria Steinem and Dozens of Women Leaders Join Together to Protest Anti-Choice Stupak Amendment in Health Reform Bill

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November 13, 2009

Gillibrand Calls on USDA To Make Financial Assistance Available To More New York Vineyards

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand credit for farm wineries in New York and across the country. While the Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides loan guarantees to local farmers, there is an eligibility issue that limits some farm operations from taking advantage of the USDA program. Farms that buy produce from other farms are currently not eligible for FSA loan guarantees in certain situations. Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


November 12, 2009

To Help Farmers Grow During Economic Recession, Gillibrand Urges Federal Support For Syracuse-Based New York Farm Viability Institute

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to include the New York Farm Viability Institute in their "Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food" Initiative. The Institute was created as one of the original "Agriculture Innovation Centers" within the 2002 Farm Bill. Out of the 10 states funded in this program, only New York and Minnesota continue to have fully functioning innovation centers. However, since 2005, the Institute has not … Continue Reading

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