Press Releases

March 05, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Releases Economic Recovery Guide Book for New York Community Leaders and Organizations

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today is releasing A Guide to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 for New York community leaders and organizations. The book, compiled by Senator Gillibrand's offices, details in depth how communities and organizations can navigate the stimulus funding. This is part of Senator Gillibrand's effort to ensure New York gets its fair share of federal dollars. Currently, New York only receives 79 cents back from the Treasury for each dollar in … Continue Reading


March 05, 2009

Feingold, Kohl, Gillibrand, Brown Call for Farm Foreclosure Assistance

U.S. Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI), Herb Kohl (D-WI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) are leading a Senate effort urging the Obama administration to help reduce farm foreclosures as prices for farmers have dropped dramatically in relation to the troubled economy. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, the senators and fourteen of their colleagues called for additional requirements for banks and other financial … Continue Reading


March 04, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Meeting with Rochester Institute of Technology Today

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will meet with Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) President Bill Destler today to discuss the school's plans to expand research and create good-paying jobs in Rochester. "My number one priority is to create jobs for New York and get our economy back on track," Senator Gillibrand said. "By supporting world-class research institutions like RIT, we can drive innovation and create good-paying jobs. This will ensure the long term growth … Continue Reading


March 04, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Working to Expand Health Care Access for Bronx Families

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will meet today with Montefiore Medical Center President and CEO Steven Safyer, M.D. to discuss ways to expand health care access for more Bronx families. Montefiore Medical Center is home to a leading children's hospital that brings medical expertise, cutting edge technology, and specialized staff members together to deliver quality care to the Bronx. "No family in the Bronx or anywhere in America should ever go without health care," … Continue Reading


March 04, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Praises Proposed Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship Fund

Washington, D.C. -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement today praising Governor David Paterson's proposal to establish the Flight 3407 Memorial Scholarship Fund."When horrible tragedies like this happen, we owe it to the families of those who lost loved ones to do all we can to support them in the years to come. Access to a college education is one of the most promising doors we can open for the young people who lost loved ones in this tragedy."I thank Governor … Continue Reading


March 03, 2009

Senator Gillibrand’s Opening Statement For Hearing On Iranian Political And Nuclear Relations And U.S. Policy Options

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March 03, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Working with Delta Airlines CEO to Protect 7,500 New York Jobs

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today met with Delta Airlines CEO Richard Anderson to discuss protecting the 7,500 New York jobs Delta provides and ensuring air travel access across New York State, especially during difficult economic times."My number one priority is to protect and create good-paying jobs in New York," Senator Gillibrand said. "More than 7,500 New Yorkers go to work each day for Delta and I plan to do all I can to make sure those jobs stay in … Continue Reading


March 03, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Demands Better Benefits for Veterans

Washington, D.C. -- Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to implement critical changes that will provide the benefits New York veterans deserve at the pace they need. In a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, Senator Gillibrand requested within 30 days a timeline to implement recommendations outlined in a report released Monday by the Department of Veterans Affairs, particularly, by establishing claim-receipt date accuracy goals that can … Continue Reading


February 26, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Statement on the President’s Budget

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February 26, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Meets with Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen

Washington, DC - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, met this morning with Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to discuss his recent visit to Fort Drum and the deployment of the 3rd Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division this month."I have immense gratitude to the members of our military who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. I look forward to working with Admiral Mullen and our military leaders to … Continue Reading


February 24, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Votes to Confirm Hilda Solis as Labor Secretary

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February 24, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Reacts to President Obama’s Address

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February 24, 2009

Long Island National Guardsman to be Senator Gillibrand’s Guest at the State of the Union

Washington, DC - A Long Island National Guardsman who recently returned from his second tour of duty will join New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for the President's State of the Union address tonight.First Lieutenant Louis Delli-Pizzi, a member of the National Guard's Fighting 69th infantry out of Huntington and Bay Shore, recently returned to his job as a detective for the New York City Police Department after spending the past year on duty in Afghanistan. His previous tour of duty … Continue Reading


February 23, 2009

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Ask Obama to Send Unwanted Funds to New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer are asking President Obama to direct unwanted funds from the economic recovery package to New York. A number of Republican Governors have recently stated that they planned to refuse money from the Economic Recovery plan for their state. "New York receives 78 cents from the federal government for every dollar we send to Washington," wrote the senators. "If other states are willingly refusing federal support in … Continue Reading


February 23, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Welcomes New Archbishop to New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today welcoming Timothy Dolan to New York. "I welcome Archbishop Dolan to New York. His appointment will bring another thoughtful leader to our community and our state. As a member of the church, I believe the Archbishop of New York can play an important role in our city by honoring its diversity and ensuring educational opportunity for many of our children. Archbishop Dolan's warm and caring … Continue Reading


February 20, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Continues Working Tour in Nassau County

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continued her working tour in Nassau County today, meeting privately with local leaders and citizens to learn more about their concerns and discuss her ideas for solutions. Senator Gillibrand focused on the economic recovery plan she helped pass last week in Washington, which will create jobs and cut taxes for Long Island residents."I was so pleased to introduce myself today to some of Long Island's leaders and constituents," said … Continue Reading


February 19, 2009

Senator Gillibrand to Continue Work Helping Seniors, Will Serve on Special Committee on Aging

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she will continue her focus on helping seniors across New York State by serving on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The Committee focuses on issues important to New York seniors, including Medicare, Social Security, and other issues important to seniors."New York has over 2 million seniors and I am proud that I will have the opportunity to tackle the issues that are most important to them," said Senator … Continue Reading


February 17, 2009

Sen. Gillibrand: We need to vote to create jobs in New York now

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement regarding the Senate's consideration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Earlier this morning, the Department of Labor announced the loss of almost 600,000 jobs last month. Since the beginning of last year, the unemployment rate in New York has nearly doubled to more than 7%. The continued downward pressure of this recession means we can no longer wait to take action. "The American Recovery and … Continue Reading


February 13, 2009

Sen. Gillibrand: Recovery Package is a Good Deal for New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement in support of the agreement between Congressional leaders on an economic recovery package that will create jobs, invest in our children's future, and provide tax relief to New York families and businesses. "There is no question that the economic crisis demands immediate action. Over the past several weeks, I have worked to ensure that Washington provides leadership to rebuild this economy by … Continue Reading


February 10, 2009

Gillibrand Votes to Pass the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand voted in favor of H.R. 1, the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act - legislation that makes important investments in critical infrastructure and targeted tax incentives for short and long-term job growth and economic development in New York. The bipartisan legislation confronts the most serious economic situation in generations. In just the last month, nearly 600,000 Americans lost their jobs - the largest single increase in … Continue Reading

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