Press Releases

July 10, 2009

Menendez, Nelson, Gillibrand Provisions for Immigrant Widows and Orphans Pass Senate

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July 10, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces Department of Justice Awarding Drug Court Discretionary Grant Funding of $198,928 to Amherst Justice Court

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July 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand: Improving Border Crossing Is Low Hanging Fruit In Effort To Speed Up Train Travel

Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced senate passage of legislation they are co-sponsoring, along with Senator Pat Leahy of Vermont, written by Senator Bernie Sanders, requiring the Department of Homeland Security to do an in-depth examination of their processes for screening travelers crossing the U.S. Canadian border by rail. Currently the process takes up to an hour or more, significantly increasing the time to get to places like Toronto and … Continue Reading


July 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure Key Committee Approval of Over $1.5 Million for CUNY Energy Institute

Today, U.S Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Green Jobs & New Economy Subcommittee, announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development has allocated $1,550,000 in grant funding to City University of New York's (CUNY) Energy Institute. This grant will allow CUNY to develop advanced, sustainable and economical energy technologies with low carbon footprints. This sustainable energy strategy will match the federal goals of … Continue Reading


July 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Glens Falls Area For Transportation Improvements

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide a total of $1,242,494 to the Greater Glens Falls Transit System through the Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration. This funding will allow for the purchase of a hybrid electric bus for the region in addition to improvements to existing transportation infrastructure. "Investing in hybrid electric technology is a wise investment in … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Women Senators Echo Support For Sotomayor's Record

In advance of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a coalition of women senators Thursday offered support for the long record of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge. At a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) praised Sotomayor's 17-year record as a federal judge and public servant.Senator Boxer said, "Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Klobuchar, Gillibrand Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Recycling of Electronic Waste

Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation to promote the research and development of programs to improve the collection and recycling of electronic equipment and to reduce the use of hazardous materials in electronics. The Electronic Device Recycling Research and Development Act would provide research grants to find ways to deal with the growing amount of electronic waste (e-waste), much of which contains … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Secure Key Subcommittee Approval for $117,500 for City of Buffalo 'Green' Business Incubator

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $117,500 for The City of Buffalo to convert an historic City-owned grain elevator site adjacent to an ethanol production facility. This funding will establish a clean business energy incubator project … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Subcommittee Approves $117,500 for the Watervliet Innovation Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Financial Services FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $117,500 for the Center for Economic Growth's Watervliet Innovation Center. The funding would be used to promote job growth and economic development by offering businesses training for entrepreneurs, recruiting companies to the area, and provide technical assistance for small businesses. The bill will … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Schumer and Gillibrand Secure Key Committee Approval for $117,500 for Syracuse Area Small Businesses

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $117,500 for The Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce to provide technical education to small businesses in and around Onondaga County. This funding is provided through the Space Alliance … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Gillibrand Responds to Cyber Attacks, Introduces New Legislation to Foster Global Response

Washington, DC - In response to cyber attacks on American and South Korean government agencies and commercial Web sites over the past week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce the Fostering a Global Response to Cyber Attacks Act - legislation that will ensure America works with the governments of foreign countries to foster a global response to cyber attacks."Attacks potentially launched from within North Korea, Russia, China, and other countries have grown more sophisticated, … Continue Reading


July 08, 2009

With Record Manufacturing Job Losses in NYS, Gillibrand Unveils Plan to Help Manufacturers Transition to Clean Energy Production for Long-Term Economic Strength

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July 01, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Full Funding of Fuel Cell Research and Development

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged Senate Appropriators to fully fund fuel cell research and development. The United States is a leader in fuel cell research and development and is a critical component of our economic recovery. Companies across New York including GM, Delphi Automotive, Plug Power, Ener-G-Rosors, Nanodynamics, ENrg, Kodak, and Harris RF Communications, as well as institutions including the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of … Continue Reading


July 01, 2009

Gillibrand, McMahon Statement on Consolidation of Staten Island Mail Sorting Facility

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July 01, 2009

Gillibrand Calls for Consensus on Rooftop Highway Before Transportation Reauthorization Bill is Debated in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the upcoming Senate debate on the Transportation Reauthorization bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today called for consensus on development of a Rooftop Highway in the North Country. In a letter to New York Department of Transportation's (DOT) Acting Commissioner Stanley Gee, Senator Gillibrand urged that all options be considered one last time to ensure the North Country receives its fair share of … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $250,000 in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Beacon Christian Community Health Center in Staten Island For Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $250,000 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Beacon Christian Community Health Center on Staten Island as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge equipment and implement electronic health records. "This funding is just what the doctor ordered," said Schumer. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $5 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Five Health Centers in Finger Lakes Region for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $5,172,510 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for five health care centers in the Finger Lakes region as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge equipment and implement electronic health records. "This funding is just what the doctor ordered," said Schumer. "These funds … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $500,000 in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Cerebral Palsy Association in the North Country for New Electronic Medical Records System

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $536,895 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country in St. Lawrence county as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The ARRA funding will be used to help purchase a new electronic medical records system and equipment to allow the Cerebral Palsy Association to do more onsite tests. "This funding is just what the doctor … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Two Health Centers in Western New York For Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $1,095,875 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for two health care centers in Western New York as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Community Health Center of Buffalo will receive $535,880 and Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center will receive $559,995. The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3 Million In Recovery Act Funding Coming to Three Health Centers in Queens for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $2,715,600 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for three health care centers in Queens as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Floating Hospital in Long Island City will receive $1,491,800, the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Heath Center in Arverne will receive $$855,115, and Project Samaritan Health Services, Inc. in Jamaica will receive $368,685. The funding will be used … Continue Reading

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