Press Releases

April 23, 2009

Gillibrand: G.I. Benefits Should Extend to Veterans Enrolled at Online Universities

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today met with Excelsior College President John Ebersole to discuss extending G.I. benefits for veterans enrolled at online universities. Tens of thousands of veterans and current service-members are enrolled at Excelsior College. Despite the high enrollment rate of veterans, Excelsior cannot extend G.I. educational benefits to any of its students. "Our veterans and members of the armed forces deserve the best in return for their service and … Continue Reading


April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $237,000 to Improve Medical Research in the Hudson Valley

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April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.5 Million to Improve Medical Research at Cornell

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April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $72,709 to Improve Medical Research at University at Albany

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April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $77,000 to Improve Medical Research At University of Rochester

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April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $2.2 Million to Improve Medical Research in Buffalo

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April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million to Improve Medical Research in New York City

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April 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million To Improve Medical Research On Long Island

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $910,500 to upgrade and improve resources at leading medical research institutions on Long Island, including the Research Foundation of SUNY Stony Brook and the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Research Institute. The federal dollars will help the institutions 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 … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $6 Million to Improve Fire Island National Park

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $6,354,000 to make critical improvements to Fire Island National Park. The funds will support job creation and provide critical improvements to the historic site, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. "By investing our federal dollars in national treasures, such as Fire Island National Park, we create jobs and … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

As First New York Senator In Nearly 40 Years to Serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Gillibrand Meets With New York Farm Bureau Leaders in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand met today in Washington, D.C. with leaders of New York's Farm Bureau to talk about the challenges facing local farmers and new plans to ensure long term growth of New York's agricultural economy. Senator Gillibrand is the first New York Senator in nearly 40 years to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee. Approximately one-quarter of New York is made up of farmland and 42 of New York's 62 counties are rural. New York's agriculture sector … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $160,000 to Improve National Park in the Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $159,000 to make critical improvements to National Parks in the Capital Region, including Martin Van Buren and Saratoga National Parks. The funds will support job creation and provide critical improvements to the historic sites, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Gillibrand and Schumer helped pass earlier this year. "New York's rich history is a key part of what … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

Gillibrand Meets With AIPAC National Board Member in Washington

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today met with American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) National Board Member Robert Cohen to hear his thoughts and ideas for how to support AIPAC's efforts and ensure security for Israel. The two also discussed the failure of this week's World Conference Against Racism, known as Durban II, and the outrageous comments from the Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In February, … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

Gillibrand Working With NARAL Pro Choice America to Protect A Woman's Right to Choose

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today met with Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America to continue efforts to ensure protection for women's right to choose, as well as efforts to increase funding for family planning resources and access to medically accurate, comprehensive sex education. Senator Gillibrand has a 100 percent rating from NARAL and other pro-choice organizations. "We can never let up in our efforts to ensure all women have access to the family … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

On Earth Day, Senator Gillibrand Announces Legislation To Save Environmental Education

Washington, DC - On Earth Day, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand this week called for new federal investment in environmental education. During these tough economic times, schools budget cuts are threatening environmental education programs across New York. Senator Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, announced No Child Left Inside, legislation sponsored by Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) that would authorize $100 million over the next five years to support … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $100,000 to Improve Women's Rights National Historic Park

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $105,000 to make critical improvements to Women's Rights National Historic Park. The funds will support job creation and provide critical improvements to the historic site, and are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. "This funding will help the Women's Right's National Historic Park pay tribute to the brave women who … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1 Million To Improve Medical Research On Long Island

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $910,500 to upgrade and improve resources at leading medical research institutions on Long Island, including the Research Foundation of SUNY Stony Brook and the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Research Institute. The federal dollars will help the institutions 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 … Continue Reading


April 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3 Million to Improve National Parks in the Hudson Valley

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April 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $11 Million to Improve Statue of Liberty, Governors Island

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April 21, 2009

Gillibrand Meets With West Point Cadets

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today met with cadets from West Point's Domestic Affairs forum group to hear their thoughts, concerns and ideas, and discuss Senator Gillibrand's priorities to keep West Point strong. "West Point has one of the most proud traditions in our country," Senator Gillibrand said. "It's home to some of our bravest men and women in uniform. West Point cadets are working to keep America safe and build a better future for us all. I've worked hard … Continue Reading


April 21, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Push to Create Passenger Rail Between Binghamton and NYC – New Service Would Spur Much Needed Economic Development in Southern Tier

Today U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Robert P. Casey (PA), and Arlen Specter (PA), wrote to the President urging him to fully support a rail link between Binghamton, NY and Scranton, PA allowing residents of the Southern Tier easy access to New York City. Expanding passenger rail service between these cities would afford commuters an important new transportation option and could have a profound impact on economic development in the region. At the Senators' urging, an … Continue Reading

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