Press Releases

August 05, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce up to $38 Million in Economic Recovery Act Funding for Two Cutting-Edge Battery Manufacturing Companies in Western New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Energy has awarded a total of up to $38.6 million to two companies in Western New York through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for battery and electric vehicle manufacturing and development. "This investment will help create and sustain jobs at two western New York manufacturing firms. We need new sources of energy that reduce reliance on foreign fossil fuels and lithium ion … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Plan to Help New York Children Suffering from Asthma

Washington, D.C. - Over 370,000 New York children suffer from asthma. More than 8 percent of children statewide and 14 percent of low-income children in New York suffer from asthma, and more than 40,000 New York children were hospitalized for asthma attacks between 2005 and 2007. As part of her broad, comprehensive agenda to improve the lives of children and families in every corner of New York, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan to help children suffering from asthma by … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Mchugh Announce Passage of Legislation to Designate Ogdensburg Post Office in Honor of Frederic Remington

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August 04, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $150,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Greater Binghamton Airport

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August 04, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Passage of $350 Million to Help Dairy Farmers Reeling From Crisis

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced passage of an amendment to Agriculture spending bill that will direct $350 million to the Farm Service Administration to help New York farmers struggling during the dairy crisis. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont authored the amendment. "I commend Chairman Kohl, Senator Sanders, Senator Schumer, and others for doing what's right for dairy farmers in New York and across the country," Senator Gillibrand said. " … Continue Reading


August 03, 2009

Gillibrand Applauds New GI Bill

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July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Committee Approval Of $150,000 To Help Steer Brooklyn Youth Towards NYC Waterways

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $150,000 for the Urban Assembly New York Harbor High School in the FY10 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill, which will be used to steer Bronx students towards a maritime career using the latest marine technology and a rigorous maritime-based curriculum. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 To Help Steer Queens Youth Towards NYC's Waterways

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $150,000 for the Urban Assembly New York Harbor High School in the FY10 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill, which will be used to steer Queens students towards a maritime career using the latest marine technology and a rigorous maritime-based curriculum. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

At Gillibrand's Urging This Week, USDA To Increase Dairy Pricing

Washington, DC - After meeting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced immediate action to support struggling dairy farmers by increasing the amount paid for dairy products through the Dairy Product Support Program (DPPSP). The increase will be in place from August 2009 through October 2009 and is expected to generate an additional $243 million in revenue for dairy farmers. "While this is great for New York's dairy … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For Niagara Falls International Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $400,000 to help rehabilitate a runway at Niagara Falls International Airport. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for the Niagara Falls International Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will support job creation, bring … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate panel Approves $500,000 To Help Recruit and Serve Queens Science Teachers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $500,000 for the New York Hall of Science in the FY10 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill, which will be used to train thousands of New York City science teachers through development workshops. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $100,000 To Create Innovative E-Health Data Bank in New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $100,000 for the Academy for Medical Development and Collaboration (AMDeC) Foundation to build an e-health infrastructure database aimed to combat diseases and improve health care treatment options for New York City's underserved minority communities. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $350,000 For Rochester Revitilization Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $350,000 to help revitalize the old Midtown Plaza in downtown Rochester. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Rochester," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will help create jobs and help turn the economy around for … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Panel Approves $300,000 For Kiryas Joel

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $300,000 to help make infrastructure upgrades in Kiryas Joel. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Kryas Joel," Senator Gillibrand said. "Investing in infrastructure projects will help create jobs and help rebuild our economy. I will … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For Suffolk County Highway Improvements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $400,000 to help improve County Road 97, Nicolls Road in Suffolk County. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Suffolk County," Senator Gillibrand said. "Investing in our infrastructure will help improve our roads and make them … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

After Investigation Into South Bronx Hospital, Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 For New Programs, Technology For South Bronx Health Center

Washington, DC - After a recent investigation found a South Bronx hospital having the worst city record when it comes to reporting deaths caused by medical errors, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $150,000 for the Children's Health Fund to provide the South Bronx Health Center for Children and Families with new programs and medical equipment. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel $600,000 To Revamp Queens Transportation Hub

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $600,000 in the FY10 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill to renovate Jamaica Station in Queens in an effort to make the transportation hub safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."As a mother and … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Introduces Legislation to Expand Research and Awareness of Scleroderma

Yesterday, Senator Gillibrand introduced legislation giving hope to the estimated 300,000 Americans, including 20,000 New Yorkers, living with the devastating autoimmune disease scleroderma. Mr. Jeffrey Mace, a patient from New York City and President of the Scleroderma Foundation's Tri-State Chapter, which includes New York, said ... "We are incredibly grateful to Senator Gillibrand for her commitment to our cause and sponsorship of the first scleroderma specific bill in the United States … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval For $500,000 For The Three Hospitals of East End Health Alliance To Create Electronic Medical Record System

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $500,000 to the three hospitals of the East End Health Alliance, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Eastern Long Island Hospital, and Southampton Hospital, to create an Electronic Medical Record system. The Alliance currently lacks an Electronic Medical Record system in their ambulatory physician practices and is forced to … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Gillibrand Congratulates Eileen Collins for National Aviation Hall of Fame Induction

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