Press Releases

July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 To Help Steer Queens Youth Towards NYC's 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 Queens 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


July 31, 2009

At Gillibrand's Urging This Week, USDA To Increase Dairy Pricing

Washington, DC - After meeting with U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this week, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced immediate action to support struggling dairy farmers by increasing the amount paid for dairy products through the Dairy Product Support Program (DPPSP). The increase will be in place from August 2009 through October 2009 and is expected to generate an additional $243 million in revenue for dairy farmers. "While this is great for New York's dairy … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For Niagara Falls International Airport

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $400,000 to help rehabilitate a runway at Niagara Falls International Airport. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for the Niagara Falls International Airport," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will support job creation, bring … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate panel Approves $500,000 To Help Recruit and Serve Queens Science Teachers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $500,000 for the New York Hall of Science in the FY10 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill, which will be used to train thousands of New York City science teachers through development workshops. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $100,000 To Create Innovative E-Health Data Bank in New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $100,000 for the Academy for Medical Development and Collaboration (AMDeC) Foundation to build an e-health infrastructure database aimed to combat diseases and improve health care treatment options for New York City's underserved minority communities. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in the … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $350,000 For Rochester Revitilization Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $350,000 to help revitalize the old Midtown Plaza in downtown Rochester. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Rochester," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will help create jobs and help turn the economy around for … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Panel Approves $300,000 For Kiryas Joel

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $300,000 to help make infrastructure upgrades in Kiryas Joel. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Kryas Joel," Senator Gillibrand said. "Investing in infrastructure projects will help create jobs and help rebuild our economy. I will … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $400,000 For Suffolk County Highway Improvements

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $400,000 to help improve County Road 97, Nicolls Road in Suffolk County. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Suffolk County," Senator Gillibrand said. "Investing in our infrastructure will help improve our roads and make them … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

After Investigation Into South Bronx Hospital, Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 For New Programs, Technology For South Bronx Health Center

Washington, DC - After a recent investigation found a South Bronx hospital having the worst city record when it comes to reporting deaths caused by medical errors, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $150,000 for the Children's Health Fund to provide the South Bronx Health Center for Children and Families with new programs and medical equipment. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel $600,000 To Revamp Queens Transportation Hub

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that late yesterday the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $600,000 in the FY10 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill to renovate Jamaica Station in Queens in an effort to make the transportation hub safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."As a mother and … Continue Reading


July 31, 2009

Gillibrand Introduces Legislation to Expand Research and Awareness of Scleroderma

Yesterday, Senator Gillibrand introduced legislation giving hope to the estimated 300,000 Americans, including 20,000 New Yorkers, living with the devastating autoimmune disease scleroderma. Mr. Jeffrey Mace, a patient from New York City and President of the Scleroderma Foundation's Tri-State Chapter, which includes New York, said ... "We are incredibly grateful to Senator Gillibrand for her commitment to our cause and sponsorship of the first scleroderma specific bill in the United States … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval For $500,000 For The Three Hospitals of East End Health Alliance To Create Electronic Medical Record System

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $500,000 to the three hospitals of the East End Health Alliance, Peconic Bay Medical Center, Eastern Long Island Hospital, and Southampton Hospital, to create an Electronic Medical Record system. The Alliance currently lacks an Electronic Medical Record system in their ambulatory physician practices and is forced to … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Gillibrand Congratulates Eileen Collins for National Aviation Hall of Fame Induction

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July 30, 2009

Senators Menendez, Gillibrand Unveil Detention Reform Legislation

Washington, DC - In light of the alarmingly high number of cases in which U.S. citizens, immigrants and other vulnerable individuals are mistakenly and unlawfully detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and in which detainees are exposed to inhumane conditions, U.S. Senators Menendez (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today unveiled a package of legislation to reform our country's detention system. This legislation comes in the wake of the issue of a report by … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $150,000 to Upgrade Technologies At Westchester Medical Center

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $150,000 to upgrade technologies at Westchester Medical Center. Senators Gillibrand and Schumer aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "It is critical that we invest in the life-saving technologies at our world class medical facilities in Westchester," said Senator … Continue Reading


July 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval for $800,000 for a New Transportation Facility in the City of Niagara Falls

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July 29, 2009

New York’s Dairy Farmers Face Crisis – Gillibrand Urges USDA to Follow Farm Bill When Establishing Advisory Board

Washington, DC -In the 2008 Farm Bill, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand worked as a member of the House to establish the Federal Milk Marketing Order Review Commission to review issues surrounding milk pricing and dairy competitiveness. However, the USDA recently announced plans to create a dairy pricing advisory group en lieu of the Commission. Senator Gillibrand today called on the USDA to ensure that the structure for the Commission is used to put together the advisory group. "Plummeting … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval for $300,000 for Erie County Medical Center Corporation

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $300,000 to the Erie County Medical Center Corporation for the establishment of a Women's Bone Health Center. The funding was approved as part of the Senate Appropriation process, and has been included in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Bill. The bill was passed out of … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval for $500,000 for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory to Study Breast and Ovarian Cancer

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee has approved $500,000 to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Women's Cancer Genomics Center to purchase equipment needed to study breast and ovarian tumors. This funding will shorten the time in which affordable DNA Biopsy diagnostic tests and new therapeutic strategies for breast and ovarian cancer will be available in the clinic for … Continue Reading


July 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Senate Subcommittee Approval For $300,000 For Syracuse University's "Say Yes" to Education Program

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Senate Labor, Health, and Human Services and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee has approved a total of $300,000 for Syracuse University to continue its "Say Yes to Education Program" to help underprivileged urban youth overcome barriers to college admission. The funding was approved as part of the Senate Appropriation process, and has been included in the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education … Continue Reading

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