Press Releases

October 01, 2009

Gillibrand Continues Efforts To Address Nursing Shortage

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing new legislation this week to address the nursing shortage in New York and across the country. According to a Gillibrand report in May, New York State will need nearly 106,000 additional nurses by 2020. Senator Gillibrand joined the Medicare Graduate Nurses Education Act, which would help expand the nurse workforce and vocational nursing faculty by making Medicare reimbursement funds available to teaching hospitals. "As we … Continue Reading


September 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $350 Million To Help Dairy Farmers Reeling From Crisis In Final Agriculture Appropriations Bill - $290 Million Will Be In Direct Payment To Farmers

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $350 million to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help New York farmers struggling during the dairy crisis in the final Agriculture Appropriations Bill. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied their colleagues in the House of Representatives and Senate to include the provision in the final legislation. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont authored the measure that was included in only the … Continue Reading


September 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Fight To Boost Federal Funding To Protect Long Island Sound – Engine Of Recreational, Economic Activity Is In Danger Due To Years Of Pollution And Neglect

As the Senate Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies works toward a conference with the House of Representatives in the FY10 Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the subcommittee to maintain the $15 million allocated in the House-passed bill for the Long Island Sound Study. The Senate-passed bill only allocated $3 million. As the premier natural resource in the area and as an … Continue Reading


September 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, Massa Announce FEMA To Expand Disaster Declaration To Allegany County In Wake Of Severe August Storms – Will Release Funds To Pay For Repairs

Today, Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Eric Massa applauded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for granting aid in the form of Public Assistance to Allegany County after severe summer storms caused significant damage to the area. Public Assistance provides aid to state and local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations for emergency work."This critical assistance is coming just in time for Allegany County after public … Continue Reading


September 30, 2009

Gillibrand-Nadler “Green Taxis” Legislation Would Allow All Hybrid Taxi Fleet In New York City, Other Major Cities

Washington, D.C. - After losing the battle in federal court in late 2008, New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Seattle and other major cities across the country would be able to create an all hybrid taxi cab fleet under legislation that will be introduced Thursday by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in the Senate and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) in the House of Representatives. Senator Gillibrand also announced today that the Green Taxis Act of 2009 will be included as part of sweeping, … Continue Reading


September 30, 2009

More Than 90,000 In The Hudson Valley Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year - Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

More Than 50,000 Central New Yorkers Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year - Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

More Than 25,000 In The North Country Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year -- Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

More Than 40,000 In The Southern Tier Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year - Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

More Than 125,000 On Long Island Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year -- Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

Nearly 70,000 In Rochester / Finger Lakes Region Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year - Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

As Nearly 18,000 New York City Residents Face The Loss Of Unemployment Benefits, Gillibrand Pushes For Extension

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September 30, 2009

More Than 50,000 In Capital Region Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year -- Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

Nearly 90,000 Western New Yorkers Collected Unemployment Benefits This Year -- Gillibrand Pushes For Extended Benefits

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September 30, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $10 Million To Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority For Hybrid Buses In Buffalo

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that a $10,315,033 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) grant has been allocated to the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority. The grant will be used to purchase hybrid buses in Buffalo to improve the city's public transit and reduce its environmental impact."This is an opportunity to save bus riders money, and help the environment all at the same time," Schumer said. "Fuel efficient, hybrid buses will … Continue Reading


September 29, 2009

Gillibrand Urges Feds to Create $900k Urban Food Center at East Harlem’s La Marqueta

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand urged the Department of Agriculture today to approve a $900,000 grant for the creation of a one-of-a kind urban food center in the heart of East Harlem's La Marqueta that would spur business entrepreneurs and increase access to affordable, locally-grown produce for the East Harlem community. In a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Gillibrand threw her support behind federal funding of a partnership between Cornell University Center for … Continue Reading


September 29, 2009

Gillibrand, Senate Colleagues Urge U.S. to Block Inflammatory Anti-Israel Report from Reaching U.N. Security Council

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September 28, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Fighting for New York’s Fair Share of Forest Research Dollars – Receives Commitment from Chairman to Address the Issue

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September 25, 2009

Gillibrand Calls On Feds To Meet With WNY Company Developing Green Construction Material

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today called on the federal government to meet with a Western New York company that develops new, green construction materials from recycled tires. According to The Buffalo News, Re-Tread Products has developed the Tire Log to be used as an energy-efficient "green" building product. In a letter to agency officials, Senator Gillibrand urged FEMA and the Army Corps of Engineers to meet with executives from Re-Tread Products to discuss this … Continue Reading


September 25, 2009

Gillibrand Pushes For Smart Electric-Grid Funding For New York – Federal Dollars Would Lower Energy Costs In Hudson Valley

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took action today to lower energy costs for residents in Westchester, Rockland, and Orange Counties and New York City. Senator Gillibrand called for federal funding for a Con Edison initiative to modernize the electric grid. The federal dollars would be allocated by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, which Senator Gillibrand helped pass earlier this year. The federal investment would help … Continue Reading

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