Press Releases

July 01, 2009

Gillibrand, McMahon Statement on Consolidation of Staten Island Mail Sorting Facility

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July 01, 2009

Gillibrand Calls for Consensus on Rooftop Highway Before Transportation Reauthorization Bill is Debated in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the upcoming Senate debate on the Transportation Reauthorization bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today called for consensus on development of a Rooftop Highway in the North Country. In a letter to New York Department of Transportation's (DOT) Acting Commissioner Stanley Gee, Senator Gillibrand urged that all options be considered one last time to ensure the North Country receives its fair share of … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $250,000 in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Beacon Christian Community Health Center in Staten Island For Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $250,000 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Beacon Christian Community Health Center on Staten Island as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge equipment and implement electronic health records. "This funding is just what the doctor ordered," said Schumer. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $5 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Five Health Centers in Finger Lakes Region for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $5,172,510 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for five health care centers in the Finger Lakes region as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge equipment and implement electronic health records. "This funding is just what the doctor ordered," said Schumer. "These funds … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $500,000 in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Cerebral Palsy Association in the North Country for New Electronic Medical Records System

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $536,895 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country in St. Lawrence county as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The ARRA funding will be used to help purchase a new electronic medical records system and equipment to allow the Cerebral Palsy Association to do more onsite tests. "This funding is just what the doctor … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Two Health Centers in Western New York For Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $1,095,875 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for two health care centers in Western New York as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Community Health Center of Buffalo will receive $535,880 and Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center will receive $559,995. The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3 Million In Recovery Act Funding Coming to Three Health Centers in Queens for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $2,715,600 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for three health care centers in Queens as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Floating Hospital in Long Island City will receive $1,491,800, the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Heath Center in Arverne will receive $$855,115, and Project Samaritan Health Services, Inc. in Jamaica will receive $368,685. The funding will be used … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

At Gillibrand's Urging, ITC Rules in Favor of Relief of Western NY Tire Workers Hurt by Imports

Washington, DC - At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, today the International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued its recommendation 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 1,000 workers at the Goodyear-Dunlop facility in Western New York. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, GIllibrand Announce More Than $5.5 Million In Recovery Act Funding Coming to Five Health Centers in Brooklyn for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $5,530,729 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for five health care centers in Brooklyn as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. will receive $518,695, Brownsville Community Development Center will receive $805,374, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Inc. will receive $837,895, ODA Primary Care Health Center will receive $868,765, … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on the Ricci Decision

Washington, D.C. - In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Ricci v. Stefano case, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Detractors are wrong to use this narrowly-decided decision as criticism of Judge Sotomayor, who did exactly what she was supposed to do in this case. She and the other Circuit Court Judges strictly followed precedent, which the Supreme Court has reinterpreted today."Judge Sotomayor strictly and fairly applied the law in this case, … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $300,000 for Nassau County Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant

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June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $250,000 To Provide More Opportunities For New York City Girls

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $250,000 for the Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! New York City Initiative in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill to provide free curriculum materials and technical assistance to schools, recreation agencies and 300 non-profit, girl-serving organizations that are committed to addressing the needs of sedentary girls. Senator … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $850,000 To Help Stop Youth Gun Violence in NYC

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $850,000 for PAX/Real Solutions in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill for a national program that encourages more students to report weapon-related threats in their schools and communities. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "I have met … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $300,000 to Strengthen Brooklyn Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $300,000 for Ohel Children's Home and Family Services in Brooklyn in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Billto improve the well being of at-risk students. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $100,000 To Strengthen Guidance for NYC Youth in Juvenile Justice System

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $100,000 for Boys Town New York in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, which will be used to expand its Brooklyn and Bronx programs for at-risk boys and girls in the juvenile justice system, as well as their families. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senatwe Panel Approves $200,000 To Help Stop Child Trafficking in New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $200,000 for New York City's Covenant House in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill to expand outreach efforts to target areas where isolated, unaccompanied youth are at risk or may be victims of trafficked, and help get more kids off the street and into safe environments. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Sucommittee Approves $100,000 for Monroe County Department of Public Safety

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee has approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $100,000 for the Monroe County Department of Public Safety. The funding will be used to supply new equipment, benches, hoods and workstations for the Trace Analysis area to retrieve and examine hairs, fibers, glass impressions, paint, explosives and fingerprints from evidence … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $500,000 For University at Albany's Department of Nanoscience and Engineering

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies have approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the University at Albany's College of Nanoscience and Engineering. The funding would be used to further the development and deployment of new nanoscale fabrication and measurement strategies. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, McHugh Succesfully Help Secure Increased Resources to Combat Drug Related Crime in Northern New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative John D. McHugh today announced that they have successfully secured more federal resources to combat drug smuggling networks throughout New York and beyond. Schumer, Gillibrand and McHugh have worked diligently in support of an application by the the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program to expand the designation to four of the North Country counties. The approval of the … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $1 Million for Fish Conservation Efforts in Long Island Waters

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