Press Releases

May 01, 2009

Casey, Leahy, Specter, Gillibrand Introduce Amendment to Give States More Flexibility to Allocate Funds under Neighborhood Stabilization Program

WASHINGTON, DC- U.S. Senators Bob Casey (D-PA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced an amendment to provide state and local governments with more flexibility in using funds allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) under the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). "A disturbing byproduct of the increased rates of foreclosures is that entire communities are being affected and local economies are being dragged … Continue Reading


May 01, 2009

Gillibrand Pushes Historic Bill to Provide Health Coverage to All Children 23 and Under

Washington, D.C. - In a historic move to reform the U.S. health care system, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined in the introduction of the Medikids Health Insurance Act. This legislation would provide health care coverage to all middle and low-income kids and young people up to age 23 starting next year. Medikids builds on the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), providing no-cost or low-cost health insurance for all children by 2015. "Getting everyone covered with … Continue Reading


May 01, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Make Direct Appeal to President Obama Recommending He Nominate the First Ever Latino to the Supreme Court Should a Vacancy Occur During His Term

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April 30, 2009

Gillibrand Takes Action to Toughen Sanctions Against Iran

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April 30, 2009

Gillibrand: Terrorism Assessment Should Address Internet Vulnerabilities

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April 30, 2009

Gillibrand to Airlines: Give Passengers More Time to Change Travel Plans to Mexico

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April 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, McHugh to Feds: Choose Adirondack Region for New Medicare Demonstration Project; Would Provide Additional Medical Resources to High Need Region

Today, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer, Kirsten E. Gillibrand and Congressman John M. McHugh urged, in a personal letter, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to select New York State's Adirondack Region as one of the locations for a federally funded health care pilot program. The program would provide targeted, accessible, continuous and coordinated care to Medicare beneficiaries who have illnesses that require regular monitoring and treatment. The … Continue Reading


April 30, 2009

China Flooding U.S. with Tire Imports -- Senator Gillibrand Urges Immediate Hearing to Protect New York Jobs

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April 29, 2009

New Study: Widely Used Baby Products Contain Carcinogens

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April 29, 2009

Senators Express Support for Inclusion of Public Plan Option in Health Care Reform

Washington, D.C. - As Congress prepares to pass a budget that includes funding for health care reform, 16 U.S. Senators today outlined how reform with a public plan option could lower health costs, improve quality of care, and ensure access in rural and other underserved areas. The need for the inclusion of a public plan option in comprehensive health reform was outlined in a letter sent today to key committee chairmen from members of Senate leadership, leaders on health care, and members of … Continue Reading


April 29, 2009

Gillibrand Honors Israel's 61st Year of Statehood

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April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $10 Million in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Long Island National Wildlife Refuge to Cereate Energy Efficient Administrative and Visitor Facilities

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide $9,775,000 to the Long Island National Wildlife Refuge through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for construction, energy efficiency, habitat restoration and other improvement projects to create jobs and the preserve the nation's fish and wildlife resources. A total of $10.6 million has been administered to New York State wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Amidst Public Health Emergency, Gillibrand Urges Swift Confirmation of Governor Sebelius as HHS Secretary

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April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $300,000 for Infrastructure Upgrades for the Hudson Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $325,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take on civil works projects for the Hudson Valley. The federal dollars will help support job creation, rebuild and strengthen critical infrastructure, and enhance security for Buffalo. The investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. "Investing in these projects … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $160,000 for Infrastructure Upgrades for the Southern Tier

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $162,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take on a broad range of civil works projects for the Southern Tier. The federal dollars will help support job creation, rebuild and strengthen critical infrastructure, and enhance security for the Southern tier. The investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $120,000 for Infrastructure Upgrades for Central New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $120,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take on civil works projects for Central New York. The federal dollars will help support job creation, rebuild and strengthen critical infrastructure, and enhance security for Central New York. The investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. "Investing in Central … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades for the North Country

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,400,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take on a broad range of civil works projects for the North Country. The federal dollars will help support job creation, rebuild and strengthen critical infrastructure, and enhance security for the North Country. The investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $750,000 for Infrastructure Upgrades for the Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $750,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take on a broad range of civil works projects for the Capital Region. The federal dollars will help support job creation, rebuild and strengthen critical infrastructure, and enhance security for the Capital Region. The investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades for the Finger Lakes Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,875,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take on a broad range of civil works projects for the Finger Lakes region. The federal dollars will help support job creation, rebuild and strengthen critical infrastructure, and enhance security for the Finger Lakes area. The investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $12 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades for Western New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $12,290,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take on a broad range of civil works projects for Western New York. The federal dollars will help support job creation, rebuild and strengthen critical infrastructure, and enhance security for Western New York. The investments are part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which Senators Schumer and Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. … Continue Reading

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