Press Releases

September 22, 2009

In Response To New GAO Report, Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation To Protect More Than 30 Million School Children From Contaminated Food

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced new legislation in response to a new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) revealing that federal agencies are not providing adequate information to schools about contaminated foods that are being pulled from grocery shelves. The Safe Food for Schools Act would implement many of the report's recommendations, helping protect 31 million school children who receive food through the federal school lunch and … Continue Reading


September 18, 2009

Gillibrand Unveils New Effort to Provide Property Tax Relief for Rochester/Finger Lakes Region

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September 18, 2009

Gillibrand: FRA To Demand Fix For Rails In Middletown

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today won the commitment of the Federal Rail Authority (FRA) to complete critical repairs to railroad tracks in Middletown. Constituents in the area brought the worn down tracks to Senator Gillibrand, who took their concerns to the FRA and urged them to make repairs to the Crawford Industrial Track at Railroad Avenue, Wisner Avenue Crossing and other locations in the area. "Repairing aging infrastructure is one of the best things we can do to … Continue Reading


September 18, 2009

With Apple Season in Full Harvest in NY, Gillibrand Secures Commitment from Feds to Allow Farmers to Deliver Locally Grown Fruits and Vegetables to Schools

Washington, DC - After leading the fight on behalf of New York farmers, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand secured a commitment from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that will allow New York farmers to process fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables for children to snack on in New York schools. In February, Senator Gillibrand sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack requesting that he change an administrative rule barring local farmers from delivering pre-cut and packaged … Continue Reading


September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces senate Passage Of $400,000 For Niagara International Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $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 … Continue Reading


September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of $350,000 For Rochester Revitalization Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $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 … Continue Reading


September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of $600,000 To Revamp Queens Transportation Hub

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $600,000 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."The safety of our communities is a top priority … Continue Reading


September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of $400,000 For Suffolk County Highway Improvement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $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 … Continue Reading


September 16, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On Kansas Republicans Dropping Hold On McHugh

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September 16, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Plan to Crack Down on Financial Fraud Against Seniors

Washington, D.C. - To combat fraud and protect seniors, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan to crack down on financial fraud against seniors, increase penalties on those scamming seniors, increase awareness of criminal tactics, and hold workshops across New York on financial literacy to empower seniors to protect themselves and their life savings. A new report from Senator Gillibrand's office estimates that over half a million New York seniors fall victim to consumer fraud … Continue Reading


September 15, 2009

As National Hispanic Heritage Month Commences, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Hispanic Serving Institutions

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as our nation celebrates the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the work, goals, and achievements of 268 non-profit Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) for their crucial role in educating and empowering Hispanic youth students, improving their local communities, and contributing to the economic vitality of the United States. This resolution specifically calls for the designation of … Continue Reading


September 15, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $600,000 In Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming To Schenectady To Support Energy Efficiency And Conservation Projects; Will Creat Jobs

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen E. Gillibrand announced that the city of Schenectady is receiving $601,300 through the DOE's Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The funding, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), will help implement projects that increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage and costs, create local jobs and lower carbon pollution. New York State has been allocated a total of … Continue Reading


September 15, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $550,000 In Economic Recovery Funding Coming To Town Of Tonawanda For Clean Energy Initiatives

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has granted an award of $544,700 to the town of Tonawanda through the DOE's Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The funding, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), will help implement projects that increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage and costs, create local jobs and lower carbon pollution. New York State has been … Continue Reading


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

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