Press Releases

June 12, 2009

Gillibrand Takes Action to Reauthorize Western New York Renewal Communities Program to Revitalize Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. - As part of a broad agenda to create jobs and revitalize New York's economy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation this week to save and create jobs in Western New York. The Empowerment Zone and Renewal Community Enhancement Act of 2009, sponsored by Senator Blanche Lincoln, would continue efforts to promote revitalization and economic development through 2015. "Creating good-paying jobs right here in New York is my top priority," Senator Gillibrand said. … Continue Reading


June 12, 2009

Gillibrand Takes Action to Reauthorize Schenectady Renewal Community Program to Revitalize Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. - As part of a broad agenda to create jobs and revitalize New York's economy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation this week to save and create jobs in Schenectady. The Empowerment Zone and Renewal Community Enhancement Act of 2009, sponsored by Senator Blanche Lincoln, would continue efforts to promote revitalization and economic development through 2015. "Creating good-paying jobs right here in New York is my top priority," Senator Gillibrand said. "The … Continue Reading


June 12, 2009

Gillibrand Takes Action to Reauthorize Rochester Renewal Community Program to Revitalize Economy, Create Jobs

Washington, D.C. - As part of a broad agenda to create jobs and revitalize New York's economy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation this week to save and create jobs in Rochester. The Empowerment Zone and Renewal Community Enhancement Act of 2009, sponsored by Senator Blanche Lincoln, would continue efforts to promote revitalization and economic development through 2015. "Creating good-paying jobs right here in New York is my top priority," Senator Gillibrand said. "The … Continue Reading


June 12, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Legislation to Ensure Families Struggling With Infertility Can Afford New High-Tech Treatments

Washington D.C. -U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing today that she will introduce The Family Building Act to ensure that men and women who suffer from infertility can afford the cost of advanced high-tech treatments. Originally introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman Anthony Weiner, this legislation would help 1 in 8 American couples that are affected by infertility. Despite infertility's far reach and breakthroughs in successful new treatments, insurance companies … Continue Reading


June 11, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Call On Feds to Work to Resolve Massena Border Crossing Issue

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June 11, 2009

Gillibrand Welcomes Yahoo! to Western New York

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June 11, 2009

Menendez, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Build Upon New Immigration Rules for Widows and Orphans

Washington, D.C. - Following the Department of Homeland Security's announcement of new immigration rules for widows, widowers and minor children of deceased US citizens, US Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced legislation that would build upon those rules. This week, the administration announced that widows and widowers of US citizens and their children under the age of 18 who are living in the US will be granted temporary deferred action for two … Continue Reading


June 11, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.2 Million for Pall Corporation Carbon Capture

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June 10, 2009

Gillibrand Giving Voice to Buffalo Crash Families - Raising Their Questions to Top Aviation Officials

Washington, D.C. - At today's Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Aviation Safety & FAA Oversight, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will submit questions from the family members of victims in the Flight 3407 crash in Buffalo about fundamental failures in our aviation system. After meeting with the families who lost loved ones on Flight 3407, Senator Gillibrand wants to ensure that their questions about a variety of safety issues are addressed. To that end, Senator Gillibrand asked family … Continue Reading


June 10, 2009

Gillibrand And Arcuri Call for Newly Created Cyber Security Czar to Visit Rome Labs

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June 10, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On Holocaust Museum Tragedy

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June 10, 2009

New Gillibrand Report: More Than 100,000 Additional Nurses Needed Across New York State in 2020

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June 08, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Press Spanish Government to Halt Exhumation of Bodies Currently Underway at Ancient Jewish Cemetery in Toledo, Spain

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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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