Press Releases

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


November 10, 2009

On Veterans Day, With More Than 14 Percent Of Young Veterans Unemployed, Gillibrand Makes Personal Pitch To Businesses: Hire A Vet, Get A Tax Break

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November 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation Protecting Staten Island Residential Discounts On Verrazano-Narrows, Outerbridge And Goethals Bridges

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation protecting the residential discount programs on the Verrazano-Narrows, Cross Bay, Goethals, and Bayonne Bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing. The Residential and Commuter Toll Fairness Act of 2009, introduced in the House by Representative McMahon, seeks to provide clarification of the existing authority of, and where necessary to provide express Congressional authorization for, local governments to issue or … Continue Reading


November 10, 2009

On Day Before Veterans Day, Senator Menendez Introduces Bill In Support Of Military Family Unity

Washington, D.C. - Today, the day before Veterans Day, U.S. Senator Menendez (D-NJ) reintroduced his legislation that would grant lawful permanent residence status to the immigrant immediate family members of active members of the military and veterans. Under the Military Families Act (S. 2757), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would have the right to adjust the status of an individual to that of lawful permanent resident if the individual is a parent, spouse, child, son or daughter … Continue Reading


November 10, 2009

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Condemns Brutal Attack Of Dissident Blogger By Cuban Regime

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November 06, 2009

Gillibrand Introduces Legislation To Improve Nutrition For Young Children

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced new legislation that would improve nutrition for more than 3 million young children nationwide. The Access To Nutritious Meals For Young Children Act would improve the quality of federally funded meals at day care and Head Start programs and expand eligibility to provide access to thousands more children. This is a key part of Senator Gillibrand's comprehensive agenda to improve childhood nutrition. "Good nutrition is vital … Continue Reading


November 06, 2009

Congressman Higgins, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce House Passage of Bill Naming Orchard Park Post Office for Jack Kemp

Today Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) joined his colleagues in the House of Representatives in approving S.1211, a bill naming the U.S. Post Office at 60 School Street in Orchard Park, New York for Jack Kemp. "From the Bills 'wall of fame' to the halls of Congress, Jack Kemp is remembered as a fighter and a leader," said Congressman Higgins. "This tribute at the postal facility in the heart of Bills country is further recognition of Kemp's many contributions to this great community … Continue Reading


November 06, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Full Senare Approval For $500,000 For University At Albany's College Nanoscience and Engineering

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate has approved the FY10 Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the University at Albany's College of Nanoscience and Engineering. The funding would be used to further the development and deployment of new nanoscale fabrication and measurement strategies. Schumer and Gillibrand requested that the funding be included as part of the spending … Continue Reading

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