Press Releases

September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Includes $2.5 Million For Binghamton University

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $2.5 million for the University of Binghamton's Center for Autonomous Solar Power. The funding would be used to research and develop new materials to improve the power density and energy density of ultracapacitors to help promote the use of alternative energies. "This is terrific news for Binghamton University and the entire Southern Tier and will help put BU at … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Chenango And Cortland To Receive FEMA Aid To Repair and Rebuild From Devastating Summer Storm

Following severe summer storms that have wreaked havoc on the lives, homes, and businesses of residents throughout at least 10 New York counties, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be granting aid to Chenango and Cortland Counties to help communities repair and rebuild, as well as reimburse them for money spent maintaining the safety of their citizens during and after the floods. The … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand: President Obama's Speech Lays Out Clear Vision, Refocuses Healthcare Debate

Washington, D.C. - Following President Barack Obama's address to Congress, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement urging Congress to follow the President's strong lead and pass comprehensive health care reform: "In his address to Congress tonight, President Obama successfully refocused the debate on improving coverage for those who have health insurance and providing quality, affordable health care to every single American. "Political opponents have made every effort … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $240 MILLION For Cutting Edge, Life-Saving Research

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $240 million in the FY10 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research. 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 to invest in cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research," Senator Gillibrand said. … Continue Reading


September 09, 2009

Gillibrand: Western New Yorkers Have Two Months To Apply For Federal Disaster Aid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today alerted residents and businesses in Chautauqua, Erie and Cattaraugus Counties that they must apply for federal assistance in the next two months in order to be eligible for federal aid. Western New Yorkers who suffered damage from the flooding in August must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by November 4. For a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), applications for a … Continue Reading


September 09, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Travel Promotion Bill– Proposal Will Boost Tourism Across New York State

Washington, DC-U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced Senate passage of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, a proposal which will boost tourism in New York and across the country. The legislation would invest federal dollars in private-public partnerships to actively promote and market American vacations to international travelers. "From world class vineyards on Long Island and in the Finger Lakes to Niagara Falls to the beautiful Adirondacks and all the attractions of New York City, … Continue Reading


September 08, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Introduces Resolution Commemorating 400th Anniversary of Henry Hudson's Voyage

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today introduced a resolution commemorating the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's first exploratory sail up what is now called the Hudson River in 1609, as well as the 200th anniversary of Robert Fulton's Hudson River voyage in 1807 in which he introduced steam navigation on a commercial basis."This year, we have a unique opportunity to celebrate New York and America's past," Senator Gillibrand said. "It's been 400 years since the … Continue Reading


September 04, 2009

Schumer and Gillibrand Statement on FEMA Agreeing to Provide Individual Assistance as well as Public Assistance to Chautauqua, Erie and Cattaraugus

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August 31, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Towns Announce $187,000 For Brooklyn College's Child Care Program

New York, NY - With the City's colleges facing looming budget cuts and the cost of child care rising, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Ed Towns (D-Brooklyn) announced today $186,552 in new funding for Brooklyn College's child care program. Without this federal money, which was secured through the Department of Education FY09 Appropriations Bill, some of the essential child care services for student parents at Brooklyn College would have been on the chopping … Continue Reading


August 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million Coming to Metro-North Fordham Station for Renovations

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August 28, 2009

Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez and Gillibrand Sponsor Senate Resolution Condemning Release and ‘Welcome Home’ Celebration for Libya’s Notorious Lockerbie Terrorist

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August 27, 2009

At Gillibrand’s Urging, Laid-Off Tire Workers in Western New York Now Eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance

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August 27, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Watertown International Airport

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August 26, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On The Passing Of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

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August 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Applaud USDA For Issuing Secretarial Natural Disaster Designation To Five Counties In NYS Following Frost, Freezes And High Winds

After urging the USDA to approve New York Governor David Paterson's request for a disaster declaration for the counties affected by freezes, frosts and high winds in May, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today applauded USDA for issuing a Secretarial natural disaster designation for five counties in New York State. The USDA also designated 15 neighboring counties as contiguous disaster counties making them eligible for federal aid as well. In July, Schumer and Gillibrand … Continue Reading


August 20, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on the Release of Lockerbie Bomber

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August 13, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Kansas Republicans To Drop Hold on McHugh Nomination

Washington, D.C. - As the stalled confirmation of Congressman John McHugh to be the next Secretary of the Army reaches its second week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today wrote to the two Kansas Republicans who are blocking the nomination, urging them to move beyond politics and move forward on McHugh's confirmation. U.S. Senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts have put a hold on Congressman McHugh's confirmation, even though the Senate Armed Services Committee endorsed his nomination … Continue Reading


August 13, 2009

Gillibrand, Senators Requesting Obama Administration To Continue Pressure on Arab Leaders To Improve Relations With Israel, Resume Mideast Peace Process

Washington, D.C. - After a number of Arab countries rejected U.S. appeals to do more to improve relations with Israel, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, along with her Senate colleagues, asked President Obama what the next steps are to advance the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and what he anticipates from Arab states. Senators encouraged leaders to halt the Arab League boycott of Israel and end the propaganda campaigns that degrade Jews.In a letter to President Obama, the lawmakers wrote, … Continue Reading


August 12, 2009

Gillibrand Welcomes Yahoo! to Western New York

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August 12, 2009

Gillibrand and Quinn: “NYC Children Getting Short-Changed on Healthy Meals”

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