Press Releases

June 08, 2009

Higgins, Gillibrand, Slaughter, Massa & Lee Call for Federal Board to Meet with Former Bethlehem Steel Workers

Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter and Congressmen Eric Massa and Chris Lee sent a letter to the federal Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health calling for the Board to hold a meeting in Buffalo, NY to hear first-hand the concerns and frustrations of former Bethlehem Steel employees. "Local residents are feeling let down by the country they worked so hard to protect," said Congressman Higgins. "Bethlehem Steel employees and their … Continue Reading


June 05, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Feds to Dredge Port of Ogdensburg

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June 05, 2009

Gillibrand Joins Wyden, Snowe In Introducing Legislation to Prevent Discriminatory Wireless Tax Increases

WASHINGTON, DC - Working to ensure American telecommunications networks remain on the cutting edge of wireless technology and keep pace with foreign competitors, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined today with Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) in introducing the Mobile Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2009 to enact a five-year moratorium on new or increased taxes on wireless telecommunications infrastructure and services. Supported by a bipartisan coalition of Senators … Continue Reading


June 03, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $86,000 in Department of Transportation Funding for Essex County's Ticonderoga Municipal Airport

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June 03, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $116,000 in Funding Coming to Niagara Falls International Airport

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June 03, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Urges GM To Apply For TAA Assistance On Behalf Of Displaced Tonawanda Workers

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter to Fritz Henderson, Chairman of General Motors, late yesterday on behalf of Tonawanda employees, who are expected to lose their jobs due to the company's decision to shift more engine production to Mexico. On Monday, GM announced that they will be eliminating 271 jobs at the Tonawanda Engine Plant in Western New York, a large portion of which will be moving to Mexico. Senator Gillibrand's letter urged GM to apply for trade … Continue Reading


June 03, 2009

Gillibrand Unveils 3-Point Plan to Make Quality Autism Treatment Affordable for Families

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June 02, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $12,000 In Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Trudeau Insitute For Student And Teacher Training Opportunities

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide $12,460 to the Trudeau Institute through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for student and training opportunities. A total of $9.9 million will be administered to New York State research institutions. "Federal funding for medical research and training is needed now more than ever," said Schumer. "In these difficult economic times, it is critical … Continue Reading


June 02, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.3 Million In Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Western NY For Medical Research And Funding Opportunities

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide a total of $1,346,463 to two research institutions in Western NY through the National Institutes for Health. The University at Buffalo will receive $212,022 and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) will receive $1,134,441. This funding will create jobs for those in the field and bolster research efforts on important areas of medicine. A total of $9.9 … Continue Reading


June 02, 2009

Gillibrand Congratulates Congressman McHugh On Nomination To Be Secretary Of The Army

Washington, D.C. - As President Obama plans to nominate New York Congressman John McHugh as the Secretary of the Army, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement praising the decision, and congratulating her friend and colleague:"I've known Congressman McHugh for many years and I've seen his dedication to our country. "Congressman McHugh's commitment to public service is inspiring. For nearly 20 years, he's represented an area that's home to one of the … Continue Reading


June 01, 2009

With Sky High Unemployment Among New Vets, Gillibrand Launches Campaign to Help Businesses Create Jobs for Vets

Albany, NY - As thousands of veterans return home from Iraq and Afghanistan, the tough economy is taking a toll. A new provision, signed into law by President Obama, would encourage companies to hire new veterans by providing a special tax break. However, New York businesses are not aware that they are eligible because the IRS is still working to implement the new tax break. Joined today by New York State Senator Eric Adams, Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, and local veterans, Senator Gillibrand … Continue Reading


June 01, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on the Death of Dr. George Tiller

Washington, D.C. - In response to the murder of Dr. George Tiller, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "I am outraged and saddened that in this day and age, a doctor is murdered simply for working on behalf of his patients. While the issue of reproductive rights provokes emotions on both sides, threats of violence and harassment are morally reprehensible and should not be tolerated. Dr. Tiller's death is a tremendous loss for all those who care about the health and … Continue Reading


May 29, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on Importance of Network Security

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May 29, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $1.1 Million For Plattsburgh International Airport

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded two grants totaling $1,140,000 to Plattsburgh International Airport for infrastructure improvements and safety enhancements. A $950,000 grant will be used to upgrade nose doc hangars and a grant of $190,000 will be used to perform terminal expansion and security improvements. "Upgrading our airports is essential to keeping our passengers and pilots safe," said … Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $5 Million for Medical Research, Services in New York City

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $5,437,612 in federal dollars to support medical research and training programs at hospitals, universities, laboratories and research facilities in New York City. These funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will help move forward on critical research and treatment to help improve the lives of all New Yorkers, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which … Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $700,000 to Support Medical Research at New York Medical College

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $727,425 in federal dollars to help advance medical research and treatment at New York Medical College in Valhalla. These funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will help move forward on critical research and treatment to help improve the lives of all New Yorkers, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier … Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 for Medical Research, Treatment for Syracuse

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $341,280 in federal dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to advance research and treatment for heart-related birth defects at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. The federal investment is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. "Federal funding for medical research and training is needed … Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 to Support Medical Research, Training in Rochester

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $333,475 in federal dollars to support medical training and research programs at Rochester General Hospital and the University of Rochester. The funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will help advance medical research and treatment, as well as give student and teachers hands-on training and experience in National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratories. The federal investments … Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400,000 for Medical Research, Training in the Hudson Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $430,031 in federal dollars to support medical research and training programs at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Public Research. The federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will help move forward on critical research and give Hudson Valley students and teachers hands-on training and research experience in National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratories. The federal … Continue Reading


May 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $25,000 to Support Medical Training in Buffalo

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $25,836 in federal dollars to support medical training programs at the University at Buffalo. These federal dollars from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will help move forward on critical research and treatment to help improve the lives of all New Yorkers, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. … Continue Reading

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