Press Releases

August 26, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On The Passing Of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

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August 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Applaud USDA For Issuing Secretarial Natural Disaster Designation To Five Counties In NYS Following Frost, Freezes And High Winds

After urging the USDA to approve New York Governor David Paterson's request for a disaster declaration for the counties affected by freezes, frosts and high winds in May, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today applauded USDA for issuing a Secretarial natural disaster designation for five counties in New York State. The USDA also designated 15 neighboring counties as contiguous disaster counties making them eligible for federal aid as well. In July, Schumer and Gillibrand … Continue Reading


August 20, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on the Release of Lockerbie Bomber

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August 13, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Kansas Republicans To Drop Hold on McHugh Nomination

Washington, D.C. - As the stalled confirmation of Congressman John McHugh to be the next Secretary of the Army reaches its second week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the two Kansas Republicans who are blocking the nomination, urging them to move beyond politics and move forward on McHugh's confirmation. U.S. Senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts have put a hold on Congressman McHugh's confirmation, even though the Senate Armed Services Committee endorsed his nomination … Continue Reading


August 13, 2009

Gillibrand, Senators Requesting Obama Administration To Continue Pressure on Arab Leaders To Improve Relations With Israel, Resume Mideast Peace Process

Washington, D.C. - After a number of Arab countries rejected U.S. appeals to do more to improve relations with Israel, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with her Senate colleagues, asked President Obama what the next steps are to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and what he anticipates from Arab states. Senators encouraged leaders to halt the Arab League boycott of Israel and end the propaganda campaigns that degrade Jews.In a letter to President Obama, the lawmakers wrote, … Continue Reading


August 12, 2009

Gillibrand Welcomes Yahoo! to Western New York

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August 12, 2009

Gillibrand and Quinn: “NYC Children Getting Short-Changed on Healthy Meals”

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August 12, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $65,000 in Economic Recovery Funds Coming to Excelsior College for Nursing Education

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that a total of $65,428 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has been awarded to Excelsior College through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The funding will be used to support the training of masters and doctoral nursing students who plan to become nurse faculty after completing their education at each institution. "This is a win-win for Albany," said Schumer. "In the midst of a nursing … Continue Reading


August 11, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA to Work with NYS to Conduct Preliminary Disaster Assessments for Counties Devastated by Recent Flooding

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August 10, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on New Report Showing 9/11 Responders Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma

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August 07, 2009

After Tragic Jet Ski Accident, Gillibrand, Addabbo Help Reunite Queens Family with Relatives Abroad for Funeral Tomorrow

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August 07, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $400,000 in Economic Recovery Funding Coming to Otsego County for Transitional Housing and other Assistance for Victims of Sexual Violence

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August 07, 2009

Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation to Jumpstart New Clean Technology Businesses, Jobs in New York

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August 06, 2009

Menendez, Gillibrand React to Administration’s Detention System Announcement

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August 06, 2009

Gillibrand Celebrates Confirmation of Judge Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court

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August 06, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsoring Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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August 06, 2009

Gillibrand Applauds Passage of Cash For Clunkers Extension

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August 06, 2009

Stabenow, Brown, Franken, Gillibrand: Legislation Will Help Youth Who Have Dropped Out of High School Earn Their Diploma

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Al Franken (D-MN), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced the Reengaging Americans in Serious Education by Uniting Programs Act (RAISE UP). The legislation provides targeted support to youth who have dropped out of high school, so they can attain a diploma, a post-secondary credential, and a family-supporting career. "When young people drop out of high school, they are too often cast aside without the support … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage of Provision to Help Military Families Afford Nutritional Foods

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Senate passage of a provision she worked on with Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO) to protect military families from being cut from child and maternal nutrition programs. Currently, military families can be removed from critical nutritional programs, including school lunches, because their combat pay increases their income above the eligibility thresholds for the programs. The Military Family Protection Act, which passed as part of the FY … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Fighting for Ash Borer Funding – Receives Commitment from Chairman to Address the Issue

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Gillibrand continued her fight to ensure New York State receives federal funding to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. The disease is threatening New York's 900 million ash trees, which are part of the billion dollar timber industry in New York supplying furniture makers, hardware stores and the wood for Louisville Slugger baseball bats, according to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The Agriculture Appropriations Bill has $39,705,000 for Emerald Ash … Continue Reading

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