Press Releases

July 24, 2009

With 56 Outstanding TAA Petitions in New York, Gillibrand Fights to Secure More Aid for Laid-Off Workers

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July 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Passage of Critical Legislation to Force Department of Defense to Perform Detailed Review of Flawed West Point Study – DOD Must Answer to Congress

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July 23, 2009

As Imports From China Surge, Gillibrand Stands Up For Protecting New York Jobs And Industries

Washington, D.C. - Today, as the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hold a hearing in Rochester on the "Impact of Trade with China on New York State and Opportunities for Economic Growth," U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand submitted testimony urging to protect New York jobs and industries. Senator Gillibrand called on the Commission to develop strong policies that ensure a fair playing field for American businesses and workers. In her testimony, Senator Gillibrand wrote, "The … Continue Reading


July 22, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on Defeat of Concealed Carry Amendment

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July 22, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Plan to Ban Trans-Fats In Schools, Combat Childhood Obesity

Washington, D.C. - With health care reform the top priority for Congress, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is focusing her efforts on reducing childhood obesity, announcing a new plan to ban trans fats in school and provide healthier school lunches. As the first New York Senator in 40 years to sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Gillibrand is providing New Yorkers with a seat at the table as congress debates how to improve the health of children and the food they eat each day. … Continue Reading


July 21, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Colleagues to Oppose Concealed Carry Amendment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement urging her colleagues to oppose the concealed carry amendment introduced by Senator John Thune of South Dakota, which would undercut a state's ability to decide who can legally carry a concealed weapon: "I urge my colleagues to oppose this harmful measure and side in favor of law enforcement and state's rights. I strongly believe that the gun laws that are right for New York are not necessarily right for South … Continue Reading


July 21, 2009

Report Confirms Feingold, Gillibrand Concerns About Impact of Down Economy on Farmers, Outlines Options to Reduce Farm Foreclosures

Washington, D.C. - A report released today by the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) confirmed the concerns of U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) about the impact the economy is having on farmers. The report, which was required by legislation authored by Feingold and Gillibrand, revealed that the worsening farm credit situation is making it increasingly difficult for farm families to stay on their farms and in their … Continue Reading


July 20, 2009

Gillibrand, Clarke Announce New Legislation To Help More New Yorkers Learn English

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July 20, 2009

Gillibrand Honors Frank McCourt

Washington, D.C. - As New Yorker's remember and honor the revered author, educator and Irish-American Frank McCourt, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Frank McCourt was a literary giant, who turned his life story into one of the most powerful memoirs of our generation. A Brooklyn native, he captured his tragic childhood and the struggles of his Irish immigrant parents, who had hoped to build a better life into an epic novel."As a New York City public school … Continue Reading


July 17, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3.5 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Rochester Area to Create Affordable Housing, Provide Economic Opportunities and Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $3,482,964 in Recovery Act funding to the Rochester area to stimulate community development and job growth. The grants awarded today represent over half of the Recovery Act-funded grants available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which primarily benefit low- to moderate-income families. CDBG enables state and local … Continue Reading


July 17, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.5 Million in Recovery Funding Coming to Capital Region to Provide Affordable Housing, Create Economic Recovery and Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2,589,487 in Recovery Act funding to the Capital Region to stimulate community development and job growth. The grants awarded today represent over half of the Recovery Act-funded grants available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which primarily benefit low- to moderate-income families. CDBG enables state and local … Continue Reading


July 17, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.4 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Central NY to Create Affordable Housing, Create Economic Opportunities and Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1,387,981 in Recovery Act funding to Central New York to stimulate community development and job growth. The grants awarded today represent over half of the Recovery Act-funded grants available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which primarily benefit low- to moderate-income families. CDBG enables state and local … Continue Reading


July 17, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Introduces Resolution Commemorating 25th Anniversary of Geraldine Ferraro's Nomination to Vice Presidency

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a resolution this week commemorating the landmark 25th anniversary of Geraldine Ferraro's nomination to the Office of the Vice President on the Democratic Party ticket headed by former Vice President Walter Mondale. Ferraro, then representing New York's 9th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, was the first woman to be nominated for a major-party ticket in the United States. "Geraldine Ferraro taught a … Continue Reading


July 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Bill to Allow New York Fruit Growers to Take Full Advantage of Recovery Dollars

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York Senator in nearly 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee, today announced legislation that would allow New York fruit growers to take full advantage of federal recovery tax breaks. New York's apple and peach growers and vineyards currently cannot use the tax break since new plants do not produce fruit immediately. "New York's fruit growers should be eligible for the same recovery act tax breaks as other … Continue Reading


July 17, 2009

Gillibrand Urges President to Adopt ITC Recommendations for Relief for WNY Tire Workers Hurt by Surge in Imports

Washington, DC -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined with a bipartisan group of 10 Senators this week to urge President Obama to adopt recommendations made in June by the International Trade Commission (ITC) for an appropriate remedy for the surge in tires imported from China hurting Western New York's workers. In April, Senator Gillibrand called on the ITC to hold a hearing on this issue and in May expressed her support for the petition, urging action to help preserve the jobs of close to … Continue Reading


July 15, 2009

Gillibrand Praises Senate Health Committee for Passing Comprehensive Health Reform Bill with Public Option

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July 15, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million in Economic Recovery Funding Coming to Ulster County for Wastewater Treatment

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Village of Ellenville has received a $1,941,000 grant and $5,244,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The funding will be distributed through the USDA Rural Development's Water and Environmental Program and will be used to improve wastewater treatment systems and help provide safe drinking water. "Maintaining our wastewater systems is … Continue Reading


July 15, 2009

As First NY Senator To Serve on Ag Committee In 40 Years, Gillibrand To Give New York a Voice on Nutrition, Agriculture

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a mother of two young children, is the first Senator from New York to sit on the Agriculture and Nutrition Committee in nearly 40 years. Today, Senator Gillibrand was selected as Chair of the Subcommittee on Domestic and Foreign Marketing, Inspection, and Plant & Animal Health. In addition, she will serve on the Nutrition, Food Security, Futures and Derivatives and General Legislation Subcommittee and the Energy, Science and Technology … Continue Reading


July 13, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.4 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Capital Region For Health Research

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide a total of $2,423,965 in funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research projects in the Capital Region. The ARRA will provide a total of $64,826,308 for projects statewide, including $13,288,446 for those at institutions upstate. "This funding for biomedical research is a wise investment in the Capital Region economy," … Continue Reading


July 13, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $4 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Western New York Coming to Western New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide a total of $4,180,862 million in funding through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for biomedical research projects in Western New York. The Roswell Park Cancer Institute will receive $2,231,472 and The University at Buffalo will receive $1,949,390. The ARRA will provide a total of $64,826,308 for projects statewide, including $13,288,446 for those … Continue Reading

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