Press Releases

October 27, 2009

Opening Statement Of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand From Today's Environment And Public Works Committee Hearing on the Clean Energy Jobs And American Power Act

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following opening statement from today's Environment and Public Works Committee Hearing on the on the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act:"Thank you Chairman Boxer for your leadership and hard work on this very critical legislation. I'd like to recognize my Chairman from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senator Kerry, who has joined us today, for his dedication to these issues. I'd also like to thank our witnesses … Continue Reading


October 27, 2009

In Response To NY Dairy Crisis, Gillibrand Chairs Senate Agriculture Committee Hearing On Dairy Pricing

Washington, DC - In response to the dairy crisis that is affecting New York's dairy farmers, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today chaired an Agriculture Committee Hearing on dairy pricing in Washington, DC. Senator Gillibrand presided over the hearing entitled, "Responding to Low Dairy Prices: Exploring Avenues for Federal Action," which will explore the various proposals currently being presented as a response to historically low dairy prices. The hearing will be a chance to develop … Continue Reading


October 27, 2009

Gillibrand Announces More Than $136 Million For Smart Electric Grid Funding For New York – Federal Dollars Would Lower Costs in Lower Hudson Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $136 million that will help lower energy costs for residents in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties and New York City. The federal funding will be used for an initiative by Con Edison to modernize the electric grid. The federal dollars would be allocated by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which Senator Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. The … Continue Reading


October 27, 2009

With No Cost Of Living Adjustment For 3.4 Million NY Seniors, Veterans And Disabled, Gillibrand Pushes For One-Time $250 Emergency Payment

Washington, DC - With 3.4 million New Yorkers facing no annual cost of living increase from the Social Security Administration next year, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today pushed for legislation that would issue direct emergency payments of $250 to seniors, veterans and people with disabilities to help them afford basic necessities and stimulate the economy. Cost of living adjustments are tied to the Consumer Price Index, which declined this year because of the economic downturn. As a … Continue Reading


October 26, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge CDC To Increase Communication With State And Local Officials About Distributing H1N1 Vaccine, As Local Governments Express Concern About Availability

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase communication to local municipalities regarding the distribution of the H1N1 influenza vaccine. The Senators said that increased communication would improve the necessary, coordinated efforts of federal, state, and local governments in influenza preparedness. The call comes after Schumer and Gillibrand have received many inquiries expressing … Continue Reading


October 26, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Hinchey, Hall Announce West Point 76 Study Will Be Cancelled; Move Will Save Hundreds Of Jobs At West Point And Taxpayer Money

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand along with Congressmen Maurice Hinchey and John Hall announced that a West Point study that was proven to be flawed and ineffective will be cancelled, preventing the loss of hundreds of federal jobs at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and saving taxpayers money. The study, referred to as an A-76 study, is currently used to compare the use of private versus public employees to ensure that the government does not … Continue Reading


October 26, 2009

Cheesesteaks for Cheesecakes: New York and Pennsylvania Senators Wager on Yankees-Phillies World Series

With the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies set to begin the World Series Wednesday night in New York, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Arlen Specter (D-PA), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today announced that they have made a bet on the outcome of the series. The winners of the bet will receive a supply of delicacies from the loser's home state, cheesesteaks from Philadelphia or Junior's cheesecakes from New York."I give Senators Specter and Casey … Continue Reading


October 23, 2009

Gillibrand To Help 800,000 Vietnam Vets Harmed By Agent Orange, But Ignored By Feds Due To Technicality In The Law

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce new legislation to ensure that more than 800,000 Vietnam veterans exposed to the powerful toxin Agent Orange would receive the health coverage they have earned. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed approximately 20 million gallons of Agent Orange in Vietnam to remove foliage. This toxic chemical had devastating effects for millions serving in Vietnam. In 1991, Congress passed a law requiring the Veterans … Continue Reading


October 22, 2009

Gillibrand Provision To Improve Cyber Security Passes Senate

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October 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Federal Highway Administration To Provide All Necessary Assistance to Repair Crown Point Bridge

Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen Gillibrand requested that the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) provide New York State's Department of Transportation with any and all assistance possible in the efforts to resolve the disruptive situation caused by the closure of New York's Lake Champlain bridge. The Senators asked FHWA to agree to the state's request to invoke emergency contracting procedures so that when funding and construction needs are determined, the … Continue Reading


October 22, 2009

Gillibrand Secures Commitment To Have Kevin Law, CEO Of LIPA Testify At Next Week’s Climate Change Hearing

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October 21, 2009

In Response To Ongoing Job Loss, Gillibrand Launches Innovation Agenda To Spur Growth In High-Tech Industries, Create Good-Paying Jobs

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October 21, 2009

Menendez, Nelson, Gillibrand Provisions For Immigrant Widows And Orphans Gains Final Senate Passage

Washington, DC - Tuesday, provisions in the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to protect widows and orphans of deceased U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who are in the family immigration system gained final passage in the U.S. Senate. The provisions, which were championed by Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Bill Nelson (D-FL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), among others, address the immigration-related hardships caused by the death of a … Continue Reading


October 19, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Fight For Provisions That Will Prevent Outsourcing At West Point, Save Hundreds Of Jobs And Taxpayer Money

As a Congressional committee works to combine the House and Senate versions of the Fiscal Year 2010 Defense Appropriations bill, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the committee to include a provision to prevent the loss of hundreds of federal jobs at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. Congress and the President have expressed deep reservations with the type of a study currently used to compare the use of private versus public … Continue Reading


October 18, 2009

New Data: Nearly 1 in 300 Samples Of Ground Beef Contain E. Coli

New York, NY - In response to a new report out this month from United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showing nearly 1 out of every 300 samples of ground beef contains E. coli, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York senator to sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, joined today with consumers who have contracted E. coli from contaminated food, plus medical and food safety experts to announce the E. coli Eradication Act. This new legislation authored by … Continue Reading


October 16, 2009

Meat Institute Tries To Pass The Buck On E. Coli Testing Of Ground Beef, Gillibrand Says Congress Should Take Action

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October 15, 2009

Gillibrand Working To Secure Economic Recovery Dollars For Biodiesel Facility At Port Of Oswego

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October 15, 2009

Gillibrand Calls For Extended Public Comment Period On Marcellus Shale Drilling

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October 14, 2009

Gillibrand Unveils Comprehensive Food Safety Improvement Plan

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October 13, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Sec Salazar To Consider Off Gaming Reservations On A Case By Case Basis, Overturning Bush Administration Precedent

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