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April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $11 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades for New York City

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April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $10 Million for Infrastructure Upgrades for Long Island

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April 28, 2009

Lautenberg, Menendez, Schumer, Gillibrand Introduce Bill to Improve Security at Nation's 361 Seaports

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senators Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced legislation to increase security at the nation's 361 ports. Their bill would, for the first time, create minimum security standards for all containers entering the United States. "It's been eight years since 9/11 and our ports are still not yet secured. Port security is essential to protect our residents from a possible terrorist attack. This … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $3.2 Million in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Fort Drum for Facility Infrastructure Investment and Repair Projects

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide $3.2 million to Fort Drum through the Department of Defense for facility infrastructure investments and repair projects that will upgrade army military bases in New York State and create jobs. A total of $10.9 million has been administered to New York State military bases."These projects are a win-win for Fort Drum and Watertown that will bring greater … Continue Reading


April 28, 2009

Gillibrand Welcomes Senator Specter to Democratic Party

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today issued the following statement about Senator Arlen Specter's decision to switch parties: "Arlen Specter has been an independent voice for Pennsylvania for a long time. His support for President Obama's economic recovery plan helped deliver billions of dollars for job creation, health care, and education to New York and states across the country. "Senator Specter has been a gracious friend and advisor to me during these past few months. … Continue Reading


April 27, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $779,000 in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge to Create Jobs, Improve Facilities, and Promote Conservation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide $779,000 to the Shawangunk Grasslands National Park 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 27, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Helps Kickoff Week Long Citizenship Now! Immigration Hotline, Thanks Staff and Volunteers for Their Tireless Efforts

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand helped kickoff the sixth annual Citizenship Now! hotline today by visiting the call center to thank staff and volunteers for providing immigrants throughout New York City with free access to reliable counseling on immigration law and policy. Launched by the New York Daily News and the City University of New York (CUNY) to fill a critical need within the immigrant community, the Citizenship Now! hotline is staffed by volunteers from the CUNY … Continue Reading


April 27, 2009

Senator Gillibrand and Nassau County Executive Suozzi Join Long Island Farm Bureau To Kick-Off “Grown on LI” Campaign

Long Island - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi today joined with Joe Gergela from the Long Island Farm Bureau and Pat Hooker, Commissioner of New York State Agriculture and Markets to kick-off the "Grown on LI" campaign at Martin Viette Nurseries in East Norwich. Together, they announced a new initiative to unite consumers, growers, agricultural distributors and retailers to promote locally grown foods and plants. "I am happy to join the Long Island Farm … Continue Reading


April 27, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Millions for Energy Research in New York

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April 27, 2009

Higgins, Schumer, Gillibrand, Lee, Slaughter & Massa Announce Bill Ensuring Former Bethlehem Steel Steel Workers and Families Receive Compensation They Deserve

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April 27, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on the Air Force One Flight Over Manhattan

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April 27, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $50,000 in Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming to Lake Champlain to Create Jobs, Improve Facilities, and Promote Conservation

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will provide $50,000 to Lake Champlain 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 and other public and private … Continue Reading


April 26, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Joint Statement on Swine Flu Emergency

New York City, NY - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following joint statement on the ongoing efforts to respond to the swine flu emergency in New York City and the rest of the country: "We have been in touch with the City and CDC authorities to ensure that New York has the resources on hand to respond to this outbreak. We commend Commissioner Frieden and his team for their ongoing response efforts. "Our number one focus right now is making sure our … Continue Reading


April 26, 2009

Senator Gillibrand, Congressman Engel Visit Nyack Street Fair, Hold Economic Development Roundtable

Nyack, NY - Rep. Eliot Engel and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Rockland County today, meeting with constituents at the Nyack Street Fair and hosting an economic development roundtable with local Elected Officials, community and business leaders to discuss the latest economic development efforts in the region and how Senator Gillibrand and Rep. Engel can assist and promote local growth. "Creating good-paying jobs and getting our economy turned around is my number one priority," … Continue Reading


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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