Press Releases

July 30, 2009

Senators Menendez, Gillibrand Unveil Detention Reform Legislation

Washington, DC - In light of the alarmingly high number of cases in which U.S. citizens, immigrants and other vulnerable individuals are mistakenly and unlawfully detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and in which detainees are exposed to inhumane conditions, U.S. Senators Menendez (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today unveiled a package of legislation to reform our country's detention system. This legislation comes in the wake of the issue of a report by … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 to Upgrade Technologies At Westchester Medical Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $150,000 to upgrade technologies at Westchester Medical Center. Senators Gillibrand and Schumer aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "It is critical that we invest in the life-saving technologies at our world class medical facilities in Westchester," said Senator … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval for $800,000 for a New Transportation Facility in the City of Niagara Falls

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July 29, 2009

New York’s Dairy Farmers Face Crisis – Gillibrand Urges USDA to Follow Farm Bill When Establishing Advisory Board

Washington, DC -In the 2008 Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand worked as a member of the House to establish the Federal Milk Marketing Order Review Commission to review issues surrounding milk pricing and dairy competitiveness. However, the USDA recently announced plans to create a dairy pricing advisory group en lieu of the Commission. Senator Gillibrand today called on the USDA to ensure that the structure for the Commission is used to put together the advisory group. "Plummeting … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval for $300,000 for Erie County Medical Center Corporation

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $300,000 to the Erie County Medical Center Corporation for the establishment of a Women's Bone Health Center. The funding was approved as part of the Senate Appropriation process, and has been included in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill. The bill was passed out of … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval for $500,000 for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to Study Breast and Ovarian Cancer

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 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Women's Cancer Genomics Center to purchase equipment needed to study breast and ovarian tumors. This funding will shorten the time in which affordable DNA Biopsy diagnostic tests and new therapeutic strategies for breast and ovarian cancer will be available in the clinic for … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval For $300,000 For Syracuse University's "Say Yes" to Education Program

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved a total of $300,000 for Syracuse University to continue its "Say Yes to Education Program" to help underprivileged urban youth overcome barriers to college admission. The funding was approved as part of the Senate Appropriation process, and has been included in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Comprehensive Plan to Invest in New York Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - Over the past six months, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hosted economic development roundtables across New York State - meeting with local elected officials, community and business leaders to discuss how to grow local economies. One of the top priorities in every corner of the state is the need for long term investments in traditional and 21st century infrastructure. To help ensure long term economic development, Senator Gillibrand today unveiled her comprehensive plan to … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.6 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Capital Region Police Departments to Hire or Rehire 12 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Poughkeepsie Police Department to Hire or Rehire 5 Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Syracuse Police Department to Hire or Rehire 14 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $94,000 in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Jefferson County to Expand Rural Businesses

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency will receive $94,000 from the USDA Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Program (RBEG). Funding will be provided immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A total of 145 recipients across the country will receive more than $15.3 million in grants to start or expand rural businesses with these federal funds. "These grants are a … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $90,000 in Economic Recovery Funding Coming to Washington County To Expand Rural Businesses

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Fort Edward Business Revitalization Program will receive $90,000 from the USDA Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Program (RBEG). Funding will be provided immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A total of 145 recipients across the country will receive more than $15.3 million in grants to start or expand rural businesses with these federal funds. "These grants are a win-win … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand to USDA: Approve Request for Disaster Declaration to Expedite Federal Aid to Three Counties in Western NY Impacted by Crop Freeze

Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to approve New York Governor David Paterson's request for a disaster declaration for the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie. Last month, after a devastating freeze in May significantly impacted grape farms in Western New York, the Senators asked New York State to make the initial request of USDA to provide urgently needed aid to the farmers. Now that … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Gillibrand Calls COPS Funding Fundamentally Flawed

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $6 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Rochester Police Department to Hire or Rehire 30 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Albany Police Department to Hire or Rehire 10 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Hudson Valley Police Departments to Hire or Rehire 5 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $694,000 of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Utica Police Department to Hire or Rehire 4 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 27, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Hearing on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

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