Press Releases

May 08, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $230,000 For Chautauqua County/Dunkirk Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $229,000 in grants from the Department of Transportation for upgrades at Chautauqua County/ Dunkirk Airport. The federal dollars will help support job creation and provide infrastructure upgrades for the airport. "This is great news for Chautauqua County," said Schumer. "These federal dollars will go a long way in providing the necessary infrastructure improvements to keep Chautauqua County/ Dunkirk … Continue Reading


May 08, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $100,000 for Griffiss International Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $95,000 in grants from the Department of Transportation to improve Griffiss International Airport. The federal dollars will help support job creation and move forward on studies to improve the airport's impact on wildlife in the region, as well as improvements to de-icing and drainage methods. "This funding is critical to the safety of our airports, passengers and surrounding environment," said … Continue Reading


May 08, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Statement on New Unemployment Numbers

Washington, D.C. - Today, as the U.S. Department of Labor announced the latest unemployment figures, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Although economists suggest the data is better than expected, that is little comfort to the 539,000 Americans newly out of work. With the unemployment rate at a 25 year high of 8.9 percent, there are clearly a lot of families hurting. As Americans, we must make sure that those who have lost their jobs are not left behind. We … Continue Reading


May 08, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $700,000 For Westchester County Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $693,500 in federal funding for Westchester County Airport from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). The funds will be used to upgrade the noise monitoring system at the airport and to acquire a de-icing vehicle to deice departing aircraft during adverse weather conditions."This funding is critical to the safety of our airports, passengers and surrounding environment," said Schumer. "These grants … Continue Reading


May 08, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $200,000 in EPA Funding Coming to Rochester for Clean-Up at Brownfield Sites

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May 08, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $200,000 in EPA Funding Coming to Glens Falls for Clean-Up at Brownfield Sits

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May 07, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge USDA to Provide Apples for Domestic Food Programs, Give Local Boost to Apple Producers Across Upstate New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today urged United States Department of Agriculture to purchase at least one million boxes of fresh apples for domestic food programs. The move would provide apples to domestic nutrition programs throughout the state and provide an economic boost to local apple farmers. Without a significant purchase, the apple industry will likely experience long-term economic harm. "Everybody knows that the best apples come from New York, but … Continue Reading


May 07, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $275 Million in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming for LIRR East Side Access and Second Avenue Subway Projects -- Will Ease Commute Times and Create Jobs

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the United States Department of Transportation will allocate over $274 million under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) East Side Access Project and the Second Avenue Subway Project. The East Side Access Project will create a rail link from the Long Island Railroad via the 63rd Street Tunnel to Grand Central Station that will help tens of thousands of Nassau, Suffolk … Continue Reading


May 07, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Higgins, Arcuri, McHugh Introduce Legislation to Establish Tax Credit for Energy Efficient Residential Combined Heat Power System to Help Upstate New Yorkers Reduce Utility Costs By Up To $1,000 Per Year, Create Jobs

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May 06, 2009

Senate Passes Kerry-Gillibrand Amendment to Protect Renters in Foreclosure Crisis

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May 06, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Push Legislation to Name Rochester Post Office in Honor of Lance Corporal Brian Schrahmm

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May 06, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Renew Push to Pass Legislation to Name Jamestown Post Office in Honor of Former Jamestown Mayor, NY Lt. Governor and U.S. Rep. Stan Lundine

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May 06, 2009

Casey, Leahy, Specter, Gillibrand Applaud Passage of Their Amendment to Give States More Flexibility to Allocate Funds under Neighborhood Stabilization Program

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May 05, 2009

Statement of Senator Gillibrand Honoring Mexican-American Heritage on Cinco de Mayo

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today in honor of Cinco de Mayo, the celebration of Mexico's military victory in 1862 over Napoleon III's army, which helped the country secure its independence: "On this "Cinco de Mayo" we not only pay tribute to the important victory in Puebla and to our longstanding friendship, but also to the contribution that Mexican-American culture has played in our own nation's history and heritage." "The relationship … Continue Reading


May 05, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge U.S. Secretary of Interior to Provide Emergency Funding and Resources to Help Stop Spread of Mysterious Disease Killing Bats Across Upstate New York

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May 05, 2009

Higgins, Schumer, Gillibrand & Slaughter Ask VA to Establish Job Center for Disabled Vets in Buffalo

Congressman Brian Higgins, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary for Veterans Affairs (VA) calling for the establishment of the nation's first Regional Job Training and Placement Center at Buffalo's Elizabeth Pierce Olmsted, M.D. Center for the Visually Impaired. "We, as a nation, have an obligation and solemn duty to provide all available resources to our veterans who were injured while defending our … Continue Reading


May 05, 2009

As Mother's Day Approaches, Gillibrand Calls For Action to Help NY Single Moms Facing Financial Penalty Just For Receiving Child Support

Washington, D.C. - With Mother's Day approaching, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled new county-by-county numbers detailing the more than 200,000 single mothers across New York who could be forced to pay a financial penalty just for receiving child support. A remnant of the Republican Congress and the Bush administration, the Single Mother's Penalty charges single parent families who receive child support to pay a $25 penalty for administrative costs. "While $25 may not sound like a … Continue Reading


May 04, 2009

Feingold, Gillibrand Push Bailed-Out Banks to Help Farmers Restructure Loans

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) are pushing legislation to help more farmers and ranchers restructure their loans as an alternative to foreclosure. Feingold and Gillibrand plan to offer an amendment to the Helping Families Save their Homes Act, currently being debated in the Senate, that would require lending institutions that receive additional funding through the Temporary Asset Relief Program (TARP) to offer farmers and ranchers the … Continue Reading


May 04, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces Two Key Additions to her New York Staff

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May 01, 2009

Gillibrand Cosponsors Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009

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