Press Releases

August 12, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $65,000 in Economic Recovery Funds Coming to Excelsior College for Nursing Education

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that a total of $65,428 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) has been awarded to Excelsior College through the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The funding will be used to support the training of masters and doctoral nursing students who plan to become nurse faculty after completing their education at each institution. "This is a win-win for Albany," said Schumer. "In the midst of a nursing … Continue Reading


August 11, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge FEMA to Work with NYS to Conduct Preliminary Disaster Assessments for Counties Devastated by Recent Flooding

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August 10, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on New Report Showing 9/11 Responders Diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma

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August 07, 2009

After Tragic Jet Ski Accident, Gillibrand, Addabbo Help Reunite Queens Family with Relatives Abroad for Funeral Tomorrow

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August 07, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $400,000 in Economic Recovery Funding Coming to Otsego County for Transitional Housing and other Assistance for Victims of Sexual Violence

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August 07, 2009

Gillibrand Introduces New Legislation to Jumpstart New Clean Technology Businesses, Jobs in New York

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August 06, 2009

Menendez, Gillibrand React to Administration’s Detention System Announcement

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August 06, 2009

Gillibrand Celebrates Confirmation of Judge Sotomayor for the U.S. Supreme Court

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August 06, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsoring Legislation to End Workplace Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

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August 06, 2009

Gillibrand Applauds Passage of Cash For Clunkers Extension

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August 06, 2009

Stabenow, Brown, Franken, Gillibrand: Legislation Will Help Youth Who Have Dropped Out of High School Earn Their Diploma

Washington, D.C.-U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Al Franken (D-MN), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced the Reengaging Americans in Serious Education by Uniting Programs Act (RAISE UP). The legislation provides targeted support to youth who have dropped out of high school, so they can attain a diploma, a post-secondary credential, and a family-supporting career. "When young people drop out of high school, they are too often cast aside without the support … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage of Provision to Help Military Families Afford Nutritional Foods

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced Senate passage of a provision she worked on with Senator Michael Bennett (D-CO) to protect military families from being cut from child and maternal nutrition programs. Currently, military families can be removed from critical nutritional programs, including school lunches, because their combat pay increases their income above the eligibility thresholds for the programs. The Military Family Protection Act, which passed as part of the FY … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Fighting for Ash Borer Funding – Receives Commitment from Chairman to Address the Issue

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Gillibrand continued her fight to ensure New York State receives federal funding to combat the Emerald Ash Borer. The disease is threatening New York's 900 million ash trees, which are part of the billion dollar timber industry in New York supplying furniture makers, hardware stores and the wood for Louisville Slugger baseball bats, according to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. The Agriculture Appropriations Bill has $39,705,000 for Emerald Ash … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce up to $38 Million in Economic Recovery Act Funding for Two Cutting-Edge Battery Manufacturing Companies in Western New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Energy has awarded a total of up to $38.6 million to two companies in Western New York through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for battery and electric vehicle manufacturing and development. "This investment will help create and sustain jobs at two western New York manufacturing firms. We need new sources of energy that reduce reliance on foreign fossil fuels and lithium ion … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Plan to Help New York Children Suffering from Asthma

Washington, D.C. - Over 370,000 New York children suffer from asthma. More than 8 percent of children statewide and 14 percent of low-income children in New York suffer from asthma, and more than 40,000 New York children were hospitalized for asthma attacks between 2005 and 2007. As part of her broad, comprehensive agenda to improve the lives of children and families in every corner of New York, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan to help children suffering from asthma by … Continue Reading


August 05, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Mchugh Announce Passage of Legislation to Designate Ogdensburg Post Office in Honor of Frederic Remington

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August 04, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $150,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Greater Binghamton Airport

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August 04, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Passage of $350 Million to Help Dairy Farmers Reeling From Crisis

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced passage of an amendment to Agriculture spending bill that will direct $350 million to the Farm Service Administration to help New York farmers struggling during the dairy crisis. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont authored the amendment. "I commend Chairman Kohl, Senator Sanders, Senator Schumer, and others for doing what's right for dairy farmers in New York and across the country," Senator Gillibrand said. " … Continue Reading


August 03, 2009

Gillibrand Applauds New GI Bill

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July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Committee Approval Of $150,000 To Help Steer Brooklyn Youth Towards NYC Waterways

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $150,000 for the Urban Assembly New York Harbor High School in the FY10 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill, which will be used to steer Bronx students towards a maritime career using the latest marine technology and a rigorous maritime-based curriculum. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to … Continue Reading

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