Press Releases

June 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Push Legislation to Designte Ogdensburg Postal Service in Honor of Internationally Renowned American Artist Frederic Remington

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today they are pushing for passage of legislation to have the United States Postal Service located at 431 State Street in Ogdensburg, NY designated as `Frederic Remington Post Office Building' in honor of Frederic Remington, a famous artist who grew up in Ogdensburg. The legislation, H.R. 2090 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman John McHugh and passed on June 3, 2009, 100 years after Remington's … Continue Reading


June 24, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce 428,500 in Department of Transportation Funding for Dansville Municipal Airport

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June 24, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez Introduce James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act

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June 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $200,000 for North Country Cultural Center for the Arts

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June 23, 2009

As New York's Dairy Farmers Face Crisis, Senator Gillibrand Unveils Plan to Address Milk Prices

Washington, DC - As New York famers face a pricing crisis, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveils a new plan to deal with low milk prices. According to Farm Credit, it costs dairy farmers $17.58 to produce a hundredweight of milk. However, the market is only paying $13.33 per hundredweight. "The current system is clearly not working for dairy farmers in New York," said Senator Gillibrand. "We continue to see cycles of boom and bust in the dairy market and the safety net in place to … Continue Reading


June 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $200,000 for Richardson Olmstead Complex

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June 22, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Committee Passses an Additional $5 Million in Homeland Security Money for Non-Profits and Religious Institutions

At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee has approved an increase of $5 million dollars in federal anti-terror funding to help safeguard civil, religious and community institutions from terrorist attack, for a total of $20 million in federal resources. Funding last year for The Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) non-profit program was an insufficient $15 million. In New York State alone, only 55 of 137 applications were able to … Continue Reading


June 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $300,000 In Department of Transportation Funding Coming to Ithaca Tompkins for the Nation's First "Green" Airport Master Plan: $500,000 for Equipment

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide a total of $790,135 to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport through the Federal Aviation Administration. The first grant of $505,135 will fund new airplane de-icing equipment and other winter weather preparations, while a second grant of $285,000 will fund an update of the airport's master plan to provide a forecast of future expansion and development. … Continue Reading


June 22, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Urges Feds to Take First Steps to Begin Wind Turbine Production in Syracuse and Massena

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the federal government to approve loan guarantees to build wind turbines in auto plants in Syracuse and Massena. The D'Arcinoff Group is a U.S. based company, looking to operate wind turbine manufacturing facilities in 15 plants across the U.S. According to their estimates, the two New York plants could employ up to 12,000 people, working in multiple shifts. The D'Arcinoff Group is applying for an export loan guarantee with the … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma Renews Calls for the Release of Imprisoned Democratic Leader Aung San Suu Kyi on her Birthday

The members of the Senate Women's Caucus on Burma today renewed calls for the Burmese military junta, the State Peace and Development Council, to immediately release imprisoned democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of her birthday, as well as all other political prisoners. The Caucus is co-chaired by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). The Caucus also includes Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Susan Collins … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Statement of Senator Gillibrand on Juneteenth Independence Day

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today in honor of Juneteenth Independence Day, the celebration of the freeing of slaves held in the American Southwest Territories. "On this Juneteenth Independence Day, we celebrate the final promise of the Emancipation Proclamation. Historically, the day has held special pride for African Americans, but we now recognize Juneteenth as a holiday for all Americans to solemnly observe slavery's final … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Secure $1 Million for Mt. Vernon to Construct Multi Functional Emergency Operations Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Department of Homeland Security FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $1 million for Mount Vernon to reconfigure, renovate and construct a Fire Station as the City's Emergency Operations Center. Approval by the Committee is the largest hurdled the funding needs to clear. The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor as the next step in the appropriations … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $66,000 Coming to Piseco Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a $66,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has been awarded to the Piseco Airport in Hamilton County. The grant will be used to remove obstructions and will improve safe airport operations. "Keeping our airports safe is essential to the well-being of passengers and pilots," said Schumer. "By removing obstructions on the runway it will be easier and safer for pilots to take-off and land at … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $820,000 for Elmira/Corning Regional Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a $821,750 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) funding has been awarded to the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport. The grant will be used to rehabilitate, mark, and light the apron at the airport. "Investing in infrastructure projects at Ithaca Elmira/Corning Airport is critical to ensuring that the airport is safe and sustainable for years to come," said Schumer. "These federal dollars will go a … Continue Reading


June 18, 2009

At Senator Gillibrand's Urging, ITC Rules in Favor of WNY Tire Indutry Workers--Calls For Relief

At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, today the International Trade Commission (ITC) determined that a surge of imports of tires from China has injured domestic tire industry workers and recommend a remedy. 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."I am pleased to see … Continue Reading


June 18, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 for Floyd Bennett Memorial Airport

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June 18, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $1.7 Million to Syracuse Hancock International Airport

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June 18, 2009

Gillibrand, Rangel Announce New State Department Building Will Honor the Late Ron Brown

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June 17, 2009

In Wake Of Announcement of 750 Job Cuts, Gillibrand Calls for Sustained Funding for Marine One

Washington, D.C. - In the wake of yesterday's announcement that Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to cut up to 750 jobs in New York, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called for sustained funding for the Increment One phase of the Marine One program. The presidential helicopter program has already produced nine aircraft that are in varying stages of test or integration. In addition, according to current Navy estimates, the cost of a new Marine One program could be as high as $17 billion, … Continue Reading


June 17, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand to New York State: Issue Disaster Declaration to Expedite Federal Aid to Three Counties in Western New York Impacted by Crop Freeze

Washington, DC - Following a freeze in May that significantly impacted grape farms in Western New York, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York Senator in nearly 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee, today urged New York State to request a disaster declaration for the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, and Erie disaster areas in order to provide urgently needed disaster assistance to the farmers who were affected. "We must provide … Continue Reading

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