Press Releases

May 22, 2009

Gillibrand Gets Commitment From U.S. Post Office that they Will Continue to Honor Fallen Hero From Washington Heights

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has agreed to carry the dedication to local fallen hero Sergeant Riayan Tejeda to a new facility, if the Post Office on West 180th Street in Washington Heights currently dedicated in his honor is forced to close. According to the USPS the lease for the property on which the Sergeant Riayan A. Tejeda Post Office is located expires on July 31, 2009. While the USPS has been working to … Continue Reading


May 21, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on Arrests in NYC Terror Plot

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May 21, 2009

Gillibrand Joins Senators To Introduce Resolution Calling For Consumer Choice In Health Care Reform

Washington, D.C. - Twenty-eight U.S. Senators today introduced a resolution calling for the inclusion of federally-backed health insurance option in health care reform. The Senators resolution says that any reform of our nation's health care system should give consumers a choice of an affordable, federally-backed option to introduce competition in the health insurance market and contain health care costs. A copy of the resolution can be found here. The Senators' resolution expresses that the … Continue Reading


May 21, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand: Coyotes In Ontario Would Be Too Close For Comfort; New Hockey Team Would Threaten Future Of Buffalo Sabres

United States Senators Charles E Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand, in a personal letter to National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman, today expressed their opposition to the Phoenix Coyotes professional hockey team's potential move to Hamilton, Ontario - 45 miles away from Buffalo. The senators contend that locating another hockey team so close to Buffalo would threaten the Sabres by potentially reducing their fan base and reducing their revenue. The Sabres receive approximately … Continue Reading


May 21, 2009

Gillibrand, Murkowski Offer Amendment to Strengthen Afghanistan Reconstruction Efforts

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May 20, 2009

Menendez, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Reinforce Family Unity in Immigration System

Washington, D.C. - US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), along with Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Edward Kennedy (D-MA) and Charles Schumer (D-NY) today introduced legislation to re-emphasize family unity in the US immigration system. The Reuniting Families Act would help legal immigrants reunite with their families and end decade-long waiting times for legal immigrant visas. Senator Menendez said: "Family unity is a deeply-rooted American value, and it should continue to be a main ideal … Continue Reading


May 20, 2009

As Nation Honors Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day, Gillibrand Announces New Legislation to Improve Health Care Access for NY Veterans

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May 20, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $700,000 for Massena Airfield

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May 19, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Rangel Propose Dominican Checkbox to Ensure More Accurate, Precise 2010 Census

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation requiring the 2010 census to include a checkbox so that respondents may check off Dominican descent. The Dominican community in New York City has expressed frustration at the absence of a Dominican checkbox since the group represents a large portion of the entire Hispanic population. On the 2000 census, respondents had the option to check off, Mexican, Mexican American, Chicano; other … Continue Reading


May 19, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Clarke Propose Caribbean Checkbox to Ensure More Accurate, Precise 2010 Census

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced historic legislation that calls for Caribbean nationals to have their own origins check box on the U.S. Census form. The Caribbean community in New York City has expressed frustration at the absence of a Caribbean checkbox since the group represents a large portion of the population. The Caribbean Count Bill would require all questionnaires used in the 2010 census to include a checkbox so that … Continue Reading


May 18, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $7 Million in Recovery Act Funding For New York to Combat Violent Crimes Against Women -- Will Strengthen Victim Services and Create Jobs

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May 15, 2009

Gillibrand: Frieden the Best Pick to Lead CDC

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May 15, 2009

Gillibrand: Nation Should Follow New York City's Lead, Require Nutrition Facts on all Chain Restaurant Menus

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May 15, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Utica for Lead-Based Paint Removal in Low-Income Homes

United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $2,038,081 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding to the city of Utica through the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LHC) Grant Program. The money will be used to help eliminate dangerous lead-based paint from low-income homes and protect young children from lead poisoning."These funds will help protect the … Continue Reading


May 15, 2009

Gillibrand to NTSB: Don't Make Flight 3407 Pilots a Scapegoat

Washington, DC - After meeting with the families of the Flight 3407 crash in Buffalo, New York, U.S. Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand today asked that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) ensure that needed changes in the airline system are not ignored. "While it appears that the pilots of this aircraft committed grave errors, their conduct seems to be an indictment of the aviation system as a whole," Gillibrand said in the letter. "These pilots are the product of an aviation system … Continue Reading


May 14, 2009

Key Senate Panel Passes Gillibrand Amendment to Investigate Trace Amounts of Pharmaceuticals Found in New York Water

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May 14, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Greater Investment in Legal Aid for Low Income Families

Washington, D.C. - In an effort to advance equality in the justice system, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced she is joining Senator Edward M. Kennedy to strengthen legal aid for low-income families. In a letter to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Committee sent Tuesday, Senator Gillibrand called for $435 million for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) to provide more legal representation for New York's low-income families. "As a former attorney, … Continue Reading


May 13, 2009

Gillibrand Announces New Legislation to Investigate Trace Amounts of Pharmaceuticals in New York Water

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May 11, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, McHugh Continue Campaign to Secure Increased Resources to Combat Drug Related Crime in Northern New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative John D. McHugh today continued their push to bring more federal resources to combat the drug smuggling networks in Clinton, Franklin, Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties. In support of the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program's application that was sent last October to expand the designation to the four North Country counties, the legislators wrote letters to the newly confirmed Office … Continue Reading


May 11, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Continental to Reverse Flawed Decision to Cut Service from Ithaca Tompkins to Newark

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