Press Releases

April 09, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More than $250,000 in Economic Recovery Act Funding for Emergency Food and Shelter Program in Rochester-Finger Lakes, Will Help People in Need of Assistance

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) will allocate a total of $256,991 to four counties throughout the Rochester-Finger Lakes area for emergency assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)'s Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). EFSP funds can be used for a broad range of services, including mass shelter, mass feeding, food distribution through food pantries and food banks, … Continue Reading


April 09, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce $7 Million Coming to Staten Island for Charleston Bus Annex Project

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April 08, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Legislation to Grant Posthumous Honorary Citizenship to Victims of Friday’s Tragic Shooting

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April 08, 2009

Gillibrand, Towns Tour Brooklyn Senior Centers

Brooklyn, N.Y .- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate's Special Committee on Aging, and U.S. Rep. Edolphus "Ed" Towns (NY-10), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, visited with seniors today at the Penn Wortman, Vandalia, and Ft. Greene Stuyvesant Heights senior centers in Brooklyn to talk about issues affecting seniors and the aging. As a leader on health and other issues relating to the elderly, Chairman Towns invited Senator Gillibrand to his … Continue Reading


April 08, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Kicks Off Passover Holiday with Visit to Met Council Senior Residence

New York, N.Y.- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined executives today from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council), New York City Coalition Against Hunger (NYCCAH), the Food Bank for New York City, and City Harvest, along with local elected officials at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Senior Residence to usher in the beginning of the Passover holiday. A member of the Senate's Special Committee on Aging, Senator Gillibrand discussed a number of issues facing low-income … Continue Reading


April 07, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Holds Economic Development Roundtable in Elmira

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April 07, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Holds Economic Development Roundtable in Cortland

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April 07, 2009

Gillibrand Praises Decision By Southwest Airlines To Expand Service To/From LaGuardia Airport

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand welcomed the announcement from Southwest Airlines today that the carrier will expand service to and from New York LaGuardia Airport. Senator Gillibrand released the following statement praising the news:"This is great news for New York City. Southwest Airlines is making a smart investment. I am hopeful that other carriers will follow their lead."We cannot turn this economy around if we do not provide businesses in every corner of New … Continue Reading


April 07, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Holds Agriculture, Economic Development Roundtable in Ithaca

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April 06, 2009

Gillibrand Visits Fort Drum

Fort Drum, N.Y. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today met with members of the Armed Services and their families during a tour and briefing at Fort Drum. Senator Gillibrand met with Brigadier General Kevin Magnum and Colonel Ken Riddle to receive a briefing on the 10th Mountain Division, and heard from soldiers stationed at Fort Drum and their families."Fort Drum is home to some of the bravest, most heroic men and women serving our country," Senator Gillibrand said. "Their service and … Continue Reading


April 06, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Joins Local Officials, Community Leaders, Educators and Students for “Say Yes to Education” Roundtable in Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y.--U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined Congressman Dan Maffei, Syracuse Mayor Matthew Driscoll and Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, along with Syracuse-area educators and students to promote "Syracuse Say Yes to Education" at a roundtable in Syracuse."Say Yes to Education" is a non-profit education foundation committed to significantly increasing high school and college graduation rates among inner-city youth. Syracuse's "Say Yes" program brings … Continue Reading


April 04, 2009

Gillibrand, Buffalo Mayor Brown Announce Citywide Plan for $2.7 Million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

Buffalo, NY--Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel at the historic Broadway Market to announce that the City of Buffalo will invest $2.7 million from the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), which is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, into implementing a first-phase energy conservation improvements to city-owned buildings. The city currently spends $11 million annually on … Continue Reading


April 03, 2009

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joint statement on the shootings in Binghamton, New York

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand released the following joint statement on the shootings in Binghamton, New York:"This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. We are monitoring the situation closely and will do everything we can to help."- Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten … Continue Reading


April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Leads By Example: Launches First Sunlight Report

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today launched her first Sunlight Report, posting her official Senate schedule, personal financial disclosure, and complete list of appropriations requests online for the public to see. Just as she did in the House of Representatives, Senator Gillibrand is doing her part to ensure open government and provide more transparency for the process. The Sunlight Report is part of Senator Gillibrand's new online office. The Sunlight Report, along … Continue Reading


April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on President Obama’s Announcement of Gerard Lynch to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Washington, D.C. - Following President Obama's announcement of Gerard Lynch to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued a statement praising the President's decision: "Judge Gerard Lynch is an exceptional judge, brilliant legal mind, and a man of outstanding character."His accomplished and distinguished background make him an excellent nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I commend President Obama for his … Continue Reading


April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Working with Corning, Inc. to Strengthen High-Tech Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency Efforts

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand met Thursday with Corning, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Volanakis to talk about ways to work together to support Corning's high-tech manufacturing and energy efficient efforts that can help strengthen New York's economy."New York is home to some of the world's best companies and the hardest workers," Senator Gillibrand said. "New York companies like Corning are showing that we can bring our manufacturing tradition into the … Continue Reading


April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Takes Action to Pass the DREAM Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today took action to pass the DREAM Act. Senator Gillibrand became a co-sponsor of the legislation, which would provide better educational opportunity for New York's immigrant students."Every student deserves the opportunity to achieve his or her God given potential," Senator Gillibrand said. "Current law is unfairly punishing thousands of young people who have spent nearly their entire lives in this country. America is the only home many … Continue Reading


April 01, 2009

Gillibrand Releases Report Showing HIV/AIDS Still Devastating New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released a new report showing the far reach of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York and announced steps she's taking to address prevention for the vulnerable and care for the infected. The Office of Senator Gillibrand is hosting a Congressional briefing today entitled HIV Prevention in the United States in the Capitol Building. "New York is the frontline for one of the worst epidemics in the history of humankind," Senator … Continue Reading


March 31, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces $74 Million in Stimulus Funds For West Valley Demonstration Project

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March 31, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces Additional $42 Million in Stimulus Funds for Brookhaven National Laboratory

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced an additional $42 million in stimulus funds for Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory will use the funds to demolish surplus ancillary structures associated with a nuclear research reactor, remove contaminated soil and buried pipelines and dispose of off-site, and protecting the surrounding soil and groundwater. Overall, $6 billion in new funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will … Continue Reading

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