Press Releases

September 16, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passage Of Resolution Supporting New Start Treaty

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement on the resolution of advice and consent to the New START treaty: "The most dangerous threat to America and to the world is for a terrorist organization or network to obtain a nuclear weapon. Nuclear disarmament is among the most critical steps we must take to keep our nation and future generations safe. The passage of today's resolution of advice and consent to … Continue Reading


September 15, 2010

Gillibrand Announces New Upstate Jobs Bill To Put New Yorkers Back To Work, Rebuild Economy For Long Term Strength And Stability

Washington, DC - With more than 325,000 Upstate New Yorkers out of work, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Upstate Works Act, legislation she wrote to provide targeted support for multiple sectors of Upstate New York's economy, put New Yorkers back to work, and ensure long term economic strength and stability. The Upstate Works Act provides new access to capital for small businesses to grow and create jobs, retools New York's manufacturers to produce clean domestic … Continue Reading


September 15, 2010

Gillibrand, Udall Urge DOJ Not To Appeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Ruling

Washington, D.C. - After a federal judge in California last week ruled the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy unconstitutional, U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Mark Udall (D-CO) today wrote to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) not to appeal the judge's decision, and allow Congress to act to repeal the unconstitutional law that harms our national security. "There is no legal or military justification and not one shred of credible evidence that … Continue Reading


September 14, 2010

Gillibrand Urges Feds To Investigate China’s Unfair Green Technology Trade Practices

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Obama Administration to investigate trade practices by the Chinese government intended to protect Chinese producers of green and alternative energy products - including wind turbines, solar panels, next generation batteries and energy efficient vehicles. The United Steelworkers filed a petition last week to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) asserting that China has provided more than $200 billion in subsidies and support to their … Continue Reading


September 14, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Murphy Announce More Than $765,000 In Federal Funding For Construction Of Industrial Park In Glens Falls

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Scott Murphy today announced $765,336 in federal funding for the development of the Tech Meadows Industrial Park located in Glens Falls from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. The grant will help establish necessary water lines, sewer lines and other pieces of infrastructure, and will allow for the completion of the Park. This project will establish new High-Tech … Continue Reading


September 12, 2010

After Massive Recall Of Salmonella-Tainted Eggs, Gillibrand, Food Safety Advocates Announce New Legislation To Let Shoppers Know When They’ve Purchased Recalled Food

New York, NY - After a national salmonella outbreak that sickened thousands of people and led to one of the largest egg recalls in U.S. history, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, stood at Morton Williams Supermarket in Manhattan along with food safety advocates to announce new Gillibrand legislation that would require grocery stores to notify shoppers about food recalls. Just last week, 8,000 gallons of milk … Continue Reading


September 10, 2010

Gillibrand: DADT Ruling Should Serve As Call To Action For Congress

Washington, D.C. - After a federal judge in California ruled the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy unconstitutional, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Judge Phillips' ruling is a major step forward for our efforts to repeal this immoral and harmful policy. I strongly hope that the ruling of this policy as unconstitutional will stand and that the Department of Justice will eventually choose not to appeal. President Obama has been an outspoken advocate for repeal … Continue Reading


September 03, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Western New York Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Lockport, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Western New York farmers to begin her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new market … Continue Reading


September 03, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Western New York Families

Buffalo, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Frank E. Merriweather, Jr. Library announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter … Continue Reading


September 03, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Southern Tier Families

Binghamton, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Broome County Public Library announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter to … Continue Reading


September 02, 2010

Senator Gillibrand Joins Smith Family And Local Hornell Community To Dedicate Genesee Street Post Office In Honor Of Lance Corporal Zachary Smith

Hornell, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined with the Smith Family and the local Hornell Community to dedicate Genesee Street Post Office in honor of Lance Corporal Zachary Smith. Lance Corporal Smith was killed in January this year while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The legislation the rename the post office passed Congress and was signed by President Obama in July. "Zachary Smith is truly a hometown hero," Senator Gillibrand said. "He made the ultimate … Continue Reading


September 02, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Finger Lakes Region Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Dryden, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Finger Lakes region farmers to begin her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new market … Continue Reading


September 02, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Central New York Families

Syracuse, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Onondaga County Courthouse announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter to the … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

Gillibrand Statement On Hannah’s Hope Fund Winning Refresh Challenge Grant

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today congratulating Hannah's Hope Fund on winning a $250,000 grant in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge: "This is wonderful news for Hannah and her family. The grant awarded by PepsiCo is another step in the search for a cure and great news for the families fighting to find a cure for GAN. I applaud the efforts of the entire community to secure this grant and congratulate the Sames' for their hard work to rally us all … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Rochester/Finger Lakes Region Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Geneva, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Rochester/Finger Lakes region farmers to begin her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Rochester Families

Rochester, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Rochester Public Library announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter to the … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

Gillibrand Praises Addition Of Pakistani Taliban To U.S. Terror List

Washington, D.C. - As the Obama Administration officially adds Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, the Pakistani Taliban group known as the TTP, to its official list of international terror organizations, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement. "America must take all steps necessary to contain and eliminate Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan. In addition to the attempted bombing in Times Square, this terrorist group has been implicated in domestic terrorism in Pakistan for years and has … Continue Reading


September 01, 2010

With Support Of Government Reform Advocates, Gillibrand Calls On Senate Majority Leader Reid To Bring Her Earmark Transparency Bill For A Vote, Make Congress More Accountable To Mohawk Valley Families

Utica, NY - Tired of business as usual in Washington D.C., U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today at the Utica Public Library announced a new effort to make Congress more transparent and accountable, urging Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to bring her legislation that makes the federal earmark process fully transparent up for a vote on the Senate floor. With the support of Common Cause and the Sunlight Foundation, Senator Gillibrand made her official pitch in a letter to the Senate … Continue Reading


August 30, 2010

Gillibrand, Hall, Hudson Valley Veterans Announce New Push To Make Tax Cut For Businesses That Hire New Veterans Permanent

New Windsor, NY - With nearly 20 percent of recent Hudson Valley veterans under the age 30 looking for work, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today joined with Rep. John Hall (D-NY) and Hudson Valley veterans at the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor to announce a new effort to make tax credits for businesses that hire recent veterans permanent. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit that Senator Gillibrand helped establish last year encourages businesses to hire recently-returned troops from … Continue Reading


August 26, 2010

Gillibrand Meets With Lower Hudson Valley Farmers, Begins Listening Tour To Discuss 2012 Farm Bill

Goshen, NY - As Congress begins debate over the next Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New Yorker to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, today met with Lower Hudson Valley farmers to begin her statewide listening sessions to discuss new efforts to help New York farmers and farming communities. Senator Gillibrand plans to focus on key areas of the Farm Bill that will have major influence on New York, including access to financing, new market … Continue Reading

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