Press Releases

September 15, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.5 Million in Department of Transportation Funding For Griffiss International Airport

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September 14, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On President Obama's Speech To Wall Street

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech to Wall Street today: "No state is feeling the effects of the recent economic collapse or has more at stake in the successful rebuilding of the financial markets than New York. Our regulatory oversight not only failed to protect our financial system, but left millions of Americans in jeopardy. Too often, the focus was on quick profits with little regard for long term … Continue Reading


September 12, 2009

At Senator Gillibrand's Urging, President Obama Rules in Favor of WNY Tire Industry Workers

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September 11, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on September 11: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

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September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Includes $5 Million For Cybersecurity Project Through ITT Advanced Sciences

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $5 million for ITT Advanced Engineering and Sciences in a partnership with Clarkson University to expand their involvement in cybersecurity research."With more and more people around the world using computers to try to infiltrate American computer systems, the threat of a cyber attack has become more real," said Schumer. "This project would make … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $2.5 Million For Critical Medical Research In Western New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $2.5 million in the FY10 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute to research new treatments for post-wound infections for troops serving in combat. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for these projects in this year's spending bill. "It is critical that we continue … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $8 Million for Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $8 million for the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership's Arsenal Support Initiative in Watervliet. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for these projects in this year's spending bill."This is terrific news for the Watervliet," said Schumer. "This funding is a win-win … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Includes $2.5 Million For Binghamton University

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $2.5 million for the University of Binghamton's Center for Autonomous Solar Power. The funding would be used to research and develop new materials to improve the power density and energy density of ultracapacitors to help promote the use of alternative energies. "This is terrific news for Binghamton University and the entire Southern Tier and will help put BU at … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Chenango And Cortland To Receive FEMA Aid To Repair and Rebuild From Devastating Summer Storm

Following severe summer storms that have wreaked havoc on the lives, homes, and businesses of residents throughout at least 10 New York counties, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be granting aid to Chenango and Cortland Counties to help communities repair and rebuild, as well as reimburse them for money spent maintaining the safety of their citizens during and after the floods. The … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand: President Obama's Speech Lays Out Clear Vision, Refocuses Healthcare Debate

Washington, D.C. - Following President Barack Obama's address to Congress, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement urging Congress to follow the President's strong lead and pass comprehensive health care reform: "In his address to Congress tonight, President Obama successfully refocused the debate on improving coverage for those who have health insurance and providing quality, affordable health care to every single American. "Political opponents have made every effort … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $240 MILLION For Cutting Edge, Life-Saving Research

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $240 million in the FY10 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for these projects in this year's spending bill. "It is critical that we continue to invest in cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research," Senator Gillibrand said. … Continue Reading


September 09, 2009

Gillibrand: Western New Yorkers Have Two Months To Apply For Federal Disaster Aid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today alerted residents and businesses in Chautauqua, Erie and Cattaraugus Counties that they must apply for federal assistance in the next two months in order to be eligible for federal aid. Western New Yorkers who suffered damage from the flooding in August must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by November 4. For a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), applications for a … Continue Reading


September 09, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Travel Promotion Bill– Proposal Will Boost Tourism Across New York State

Washington, DC-U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced Senate passage of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, a proposal which will boost tourism in New York and across the country. The legislation would invest federal dollars in private-public partnerships to actively promote and market American vacations to international travelers. "From world class vineyards on Long Island and in the Finger Lakes to Niagara Falls to the beautiful Adirondacks and all the attractions of New York City, … Continue Reading


September 08, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Introduces Resolution Commemorating 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's Voyage

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced a resolution commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's first exploratory sail up what is now called the Hudson River in 1609, as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton's Hudson River voyage in 1807 in which he introduced steam navigation on a commercial basis."This year, we have a unique opportunity to celebrate New York and America's past," Senator Gillibrand said. "It's been 400 years since the … Continue Reading


September 04, 2009

Schumer and Gillibrand Statement on FEMA Agreeing to Provide Individual Assistance as well as Public Assistance to Chautauqua, Erie and Cattaraugus

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August 31, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Towns Announce $187,000 For Brooklyn College's Child Care Program

New York, NY - With the City's colleges facing looming budget cuts and the cost of child care rising, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Ed Towns (D-Brooklyn) announced today $186,552 in new funding for Brooklyn College's child care program. Without this federal money, which was secured through the Department of Education FY09 Appropriations Bill, some of the essential child care services for student parents at Brooklyn College would have been on the chopping … Continue Reading


August 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million Coming to Metro-North Fordham Station for Renovations

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August 28, 2009

Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez and Gillibrand Sponsor Senate Resolution Condemning Release and ‘Welcome Home’ Celebration for Libya’s Notorious Lockerbie Terrorist

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August 27, 2009

At Gillibrand’s Urging, Laid-Off Tire Workers in Western New York Now Eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance

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August 27, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Watertown International Airport

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