Press Releases

July 29, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Comprehensive Plan to Invest in New York Infrastructure

Washington, D.C. - Over the past six months, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hosted economic development roundtables across New York State - meeting with local elected officials, community and business leaders to discuss how to grow local economies. One of the top priorities in every corner of the state is the need for long term investments in traditional and 21st century infrastructure. To help ensure long term economic development, Senator Gillibrand today unveiled her comprehensive plan to … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.6 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Capital Region Police Departments to Hire or Rehire 12 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Poughkeepsie Police Department to Hire or Rehire 5 Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Syracuse Police Department to Hire or Rehire 14 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $94,000 in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Jefferson County to Expand Rural Businesses

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency will receive $94,000 from the USDA Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Program (RBEG). Funding will be provided immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A total of 145 recipients across the country will receive more than $15.3 million in grants to start or expand rural businesses with these federal funds. "These grants are a … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $90,000 in Economic Recovery Funding Coming to Washington County To Expand Rural Businesses

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that Fort Edward Business Revitalization Program will receive $90,000 from the USDA Rural Development's Rural Business Enterprise Program (RBEG). Funding will be provided immediately through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). A total of 145 recipients across the country will receive more than $15.3 million in grants to start or expand rural businesses with these federal funds. "These grants are a win-win … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand to USDA: Approve Request for Disaster Declaration to Expedite Federal Aid to Three Counties in Western NY Impacted by Crop Freeze

Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand wrote to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) urging them to approve New York Governor David Paterson's request for a disaster declaration for the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua and Erie. Last month, after a devastating freeze in May significantly impacted grape farms in Western New York, the Senators asked New York State to make the initial request of USDA to provide urgently needed aid to the farmers. Now that … Continue Reading


July 28, 2009

Gillibrand Calls COPS Funding Fundamentally Flawed

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $6 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Rochester Police Department to Hire or Rehire 30 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Albany Police Department to Hire or Rehire 10 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Hudson Valley Police Departments to Hire or Rehire 5 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $694,000 of Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Utica Police Department to Hire or Rehire 4 Police Officers; Funds Will Ensure Safer Streets

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July 27, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Hearing on “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy

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July 24, 2009

With 56 Outstanding TAA Petitions in New York, Gillibrand Fights to Secure More Aid for Laid-Off Workers

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July 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Passage of Critical Legislation to Force Department of Defense to Perform Detailed Review of Flawed West Point Study – DOD Must Answer to Congress

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July 23, 2009

As Imports From China Surge, Gillibrand Stands Up For Protecting New York Jobs And Industries

Washington, D.C. - Today, as the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission hold a hearing in Rochester on the "Impact of Trade with China on New York State and Opportunities for Economic Growth," U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand submitted testimony urging to protect New York jobs and industries. Senator Gillibrand called on the Commission to develop strong policies that ensure a fair playing field for American businesses and workers. In her testimony, Senator Gillibrand wrote, "The … Continue Reading


July 22, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on Defeat of Concealed Carry Amendment

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July 22, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Plan to Ban Trans-Fats In Schools, Combat Childhood Obesity

Washington, D.C. - With health care reform the top priority for Congress, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is focusing her efforts on reducing childhood obesity, announcing a new plan to ban trans fats in school and provide healthier school lunches. As the first New York Senator in 40 years to sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Senator Gillibrand is providing New Yorkers with a seat at the table as congress debates how to improve the health of children and the food they eat each day. … Continue Reading


July 21, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Colleagues to Oppose Concealed Carry Amendment

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement urging her colleagues to oppose the concealed carry amendment introduced by Senator John Thune of South Dakota, which would undercut a state's ability to decide who can legally carry a concealed weapon: "I urge my colleagues to oppose this harmful measure and side in favor of law enforcement and state's rights. I strongly believe that the gun laws that are right for New York are not necessarily right for South … Continue Reading


July 21, 2009

Report Confirms Feingold, Gillibrand Concerns About Impact of Down Economy on Farmers, Outlines Options to Reduce Farm Foreclosures

Washington, D.C. - A report released today by the Congressional Oversight Panel (COP) for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) confirmed the concerns of U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) about the impact the economy is having on farmers. The report, which was required by legislation authored by Feingold and Gillibrand, revealed that the worsening farm credit situation is making it increasingly difficult for farm families to stay on their farms and in their … Continue Reading

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