Press Releases

September 29, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Feds to Create $900k Urban Food Center at East Harlem’s La Marqueta

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Department of Agriculture today to approve a $900,000 grant for the creation of a one-of-a kind urban food center in the heart of East Harlem's La Marqueta that would spur business entrepreneurs and increase access to affordable, locally-grown produce for the East Harlem community. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Gillibrand threw her support behind federal funding of a partnership between Cornell University Center for … Continue Reading


September 29, 2009

Gillibrand, Senate Colleagues Urge U.S. to Block Inflammatory Anti-Israel Report from Reaching U.N. Security Council

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September 28, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Fighting for New York’s Fair Share of Forest Research Dollars – Receives Commitment from Chairman to Address the Issue

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September 25, 2009

Gillibrand Calls On Feds To Meet With WNY Company Developing Green Construction Material

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the federal government to meet with a Western New York company that develops new, green construction materials from recycled tires. According to The Buffalo News, Re-Tread Products has developed the Tire Log to be used as an energy-efficient "green" building product. In a letter to agency officials, Senator Gillibrand urged FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers to meet with executives from Re-Tread Products to discuss this … Continue Reading


September 25, 2009

Gillibrand Pushes For Smart Electric-Grid Funding For New York – Federal Dollars Would Lower Energy Costs In Hudson Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took action today to lower energy costs for residents in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties and New York City. Senator Gillibrand called for federal funding for a Con Edison initiative to modernize the electric grid. The federal dollars would be allocated by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which Senator Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. The federal investment would help … Continue Reading


September 25, 2009

Gillibrand: Iranian Regime's Word Cannot Be Trusted

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, issued the following statement after President Barack Obama and the leaders of France and Great Britain demanded immediate inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities with a threat of tougher sanctions."Today's sobering announcement about Iran's nuclear program demands unprecedented global cooperation. All nations should follow the lead of President Obama and our closest allies and require … Continue Reading


September 25, 2009

Gillibrand Helps Release Nearly $100 Million In Stimulus Funds For Federal Child Care Assistance In New York

Washington, D.C. - At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today provided spending and reporting guidelines for counties that received child care funds in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). Until today, local officials have been unable to spend these funds because the federal government had not yet provided guidelines for the program. Counties can spend these federal dollars to meet a broad range of needs for … Continue Reading


September 24, 2009

As Time Runs Out on First-Time Homebuyer Tax Credit, Gillibrand Moves for 6 Month Extension

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September 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million In Department of Transportation Funding For Rehabilitation of Intermodal Station In Jamestown

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant of $1,028,154 has been awarded to Jamestown for the Gateway Intermodal Station and Riverwalk Connector project. The grant will be used to rehabilitate an intermodal station in Jamestown."This is great news for the future of the historic Jamestown Train Station," said Schumer. "This much-needed project would revitalize the region and reconnect it to its … Continue Reading


September 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Call For Inclusion Of $350 Million To Help Dairy Farmers Reeling From Crisis In Final Agriculture Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged the House-Senate Conference Committee to include $350 million for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help New York farmers struggling during the dairy crisis in the final Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont authored the provision that was included in the Senate version of the legislation. "Our dairy farmers are hurting. A large step was taken when we convinced Secretary Vilsack … Continue Reading


September 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million In HUD Grants Coming To Hudson Valley

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September 23, 2009

Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Release And ‘Welcome Home’ Celebration For Libya's Notorious Lockerbie Terrorist

Washington, DC -United States Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) today announced that the Senate has approved their Senate resolution condemning the release and vile "welcome home" celebration held for Libyan terrorist and convicted Lockerbie bomber, Abdel Baset al-Megrahi. Al-Megrahi was released by the Scottish Government on August 20 after serving eight years in prison for the 1988 attack on Pan Am … Continue Reading


September 23, 2009

Gillibrand Announces $100,000 For New Bronx Farmers Market And City Greenmarket's E-Food Stamps Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) announced today $100,000 in federal funding for the Council on the Environment of New York City to revitalize the Wholesale Farmers Market in the Bronx and develop electronic food stamp programs throughout the city's farmers markets. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Senator Gillibrand said, "We need to ensure that Bronx residents have access to high quality, affordable produce. Federal investment will … Continue Reading


September 23, 2009

Brooklyn Goes Green At Farmer's Market And Community Centers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Ed Towns (D-Brooklyn) announced today $67,754 in federal funding to help Brooklyn's United Community Centers draw more residents towards organic, locally grown produce and to encourage better nutrition for at-risk women and children. Funding was awarded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. "It's important to keep Brooklyn communities green and healthy," Senator Gillibrand said. "Federal funding for East New York … Continue Reading


September 23, 2009

New York City Received Nearly $28 Million To Provide Affordable Child Care For Families – Gillibrand Takes Action To Release Money

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took action to help New York City spend economic recovery dollars to provide child care assistance. Stimulus funds would restore more than 1,800 seats for the city's preschoolers and would help pay for salaries of child care providers. With preschool enrollment already underway, more than 80 child care centers citywide are now waiting for the $27,940,783 in child care funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 … Continue Reading


September 23, 2009

Senator Gillibrand, Reps. Maffei and Courtney Urge Feds To Support Wind Turbine Production Program

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressmen Dan Maffei (NY-25) and Joe Courtney (CT-02) this week urged the Auto Task Force to consider a proposal by The D'Arcinoff Group (DG) to build wind turbines in former auto plants. The D'Arcinoff Group is a U.S. based company looking to operate wind turbine manufacturing facilities in 15 plants across the country in areas that have skilled workforces, strong infrastructure capabilities and access to natural resources required for … Continue Reading


September 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Economic Recovery Funding Coming To Otter Lake Fire Company For Constructyion Of New Facility

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Otter Lake Fire Company will receive a total of $1,126,431 from the Fiscal Year 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grant Program (SCG). SCG seeks to support organizations lacking the tools and resources necessary to effectively protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with … Continue Reading


September 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In HUD Grants Coming To Onondaga County

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September 23, 2009

New York State Received Over $42 Million To Provide Affordable Child Care, But Many Counties Cannot Spend Funds – Gillibrand Takes Action To Release Money For Families

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took action to help families in New York State spend economic recovery dollars to provide affordable child care for families in the area. The State received $42,075,379 for child care subsidies through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), which Senator Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year, but local officials have been unable to spend the money because the federal government has yet to provide guidelines for … Continue Reading


September 22, 2009

Hinchey, Gillibrand Introduce Resolutions Honoring the Hudson River School Painters

Washington, DC -- Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this week introduced identical resolutions in the House and Senate, recognizing and honoring the painters of the Hudson River School -- a mid-19th century American art movement led by a group of landscape painters, whose aesthetic vision was influenced by the romantic movement."The Hudson River School painters helped share the natural beauty of the Hudson River Valley with the rest of the country … Continue Reading

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