Press Releases

September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of $350,000 For Rochester Revitalization Project

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $350,000 to help revitalize the old Midtown Plaza in downtown Rochester. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Rochester," Senator Gillibrand said. "These federal dollars will help create jobs … Continue Reading


September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of $600,000 To Revamp Queens Transportation Hub

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $600,000 to renovate Jamaica Station in Queens in an effort to make the transportation hub safer and more pedestrian-friendly. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."The safety of our communities is a top priority … Continue Reading


September 17, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of $400,000 For Suffolk County Highway Improvement

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate passed the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Bill, which included $400,000 to help improve County Road 97, Nicolls Road in Suffolk County. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."This is great news for Suffolk County," Senator Gillibrand said. "Investing in our infrastructure will … Continue Reading


September 16, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On Kansas Republicans Dropping Hold On McHugh

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September 16, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Plan to Crack Down on Financial Fraud Against Seniors

Washington, D.C. - To combat fraud and protect seniors, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveiled her plan to crack down on financial fraud against seniors, increase penalties on those scamming seniors, increase awareness of criminal tactics, and hold workshops across New York on financial literacy to empower seniors to protect themselves and their life savings. A new report from Senator Gillibrand's office estimates that over half a million New York seniors fall victim to consumer fraud … Continue Reading


September 15, 2009

As National Hispanic Heritage Month Commences, Senators Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Honoring Hispanic Serving Institutions

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, as our nation celebrates the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a bipartisan resolution to recognize the work, goals, and achievements of 268 non-profit Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs) for their crucial role in educating and empowering Hispanic youth students, improving their local communities, and contributing to the economic vitality of the United States. This resolution specifically calls for the designation of … Continue Reading


September 15, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $600,000 In Economic Recovery Act Funding Coming To Schenectady To Support Energy Efficiency And Conservation Projects; Will Creat Jobs

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kristen E. Gillibrand announced that the city of Schenectady is receiving $601,300 through the DOE's Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The funding, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), will help implement projects that increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage and costs, create local jobs and lower carbon pollution. New York State has been allocated a total of … Continue Reading


September 15, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $550,000 In Economic Recovery Funding Coming To Town Of Tonawanda For Clean Energy Initiatives

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has granted an award of $544,700 to the town of Tonawanda through the DOE's Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program. The funding, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), will help implement projects that increase energy efficiency, reduce energy usage and costs, create local jobs and lower carbon pollution. New York State has been … Continue Reading


September 15, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2.5 Million in Department of Transportation Funding For Griffiss International Airport

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September 14, 2009

Gillibrand Statement On President Obama's Speech To Wall Street

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama's speech to Wall Street today: "No state is feeling the effects of the recent economic collapse or has more at stake in the successful rebuilding of the financial markets than New York. Our regulatory oversight not only failed to protect our financial system, but left millions of Americans in jeopardy. Too often, the focus was on quick profits with little regard for long term … Continue Reading


September 12, 2009

At Senator Gillibrand's Urging, President Obama Rules in Favor of WNY Tire Industry Workers

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September 11, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on September 11: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

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September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Includes $5 Million For Cybersecurity Project Through ITT Advanced Sciences

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $5 million for ITT Advanced Engineering and Sciences in a partnership with Clarkson University to expand their involvement in cybersecurity research."With more and more people around the world using computers to try to infiltrate American computer systems, the threat of a cyber attack has become more real," said Schumer. "This project would make … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $2.5 Million For Critical Medical Research In Western New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $2.5 million in the FY10 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute to research new treatments for post-wound infections for troops serving in combat. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for these projects in this year's spending bill. "It is critical that we continue … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $8 Million for Capital Region

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $8 million for the Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership's Arsenal Support Initiative in Watervliet. Senators Schumer and Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for these projects in this year's spending bill."This is terrific news for the Watervliet," said Schumer. "This funding is a win-win … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Department of Defense Appropriations Bill Includes $2.5 Million For Binghamton University

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Defense appropriations bill includes $2.5 million for the University of Binghamton's Center for Autonomous Solar Power. The funding would be used to research and develop new materials to improve the power density and energy density of ultracapacitors to help promote the use of alternative energies. "This is terrific news for Binghamton University and the entire Southern Tier and will help put BU at … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Chenango And Cortland To Receive FEMA Aid To Repair and Rebuild From Devastating Summer Storm

Following severe summer storms that have wreaked havoc on the lives, homes, and businesses of residents throughout at least 10 New York counties, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be granting aid to Chenango and Cortland Counties to help communities repair and rebuild, as well as reimburse them for money spent maintaining the safety of their citizens during and after the floods. The … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand: President Obama's Speech Lays Out Clear Vision, Refocuses Healthcare Debate

Washington, D.C. - Following President Barack Obama's address to Congress, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement urging Congress to follow the President's strong lead and pass comprehensive health care reform: "In his address to Congress tonight, President Obama successfully refocused the debate on improving coverage for those who have health insurance and providing quality, affordable health care to every single American. "Political opponents have made every effort … Continue Reading


September 10, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $240 MILLION For Cutting Edge, Life-Saving Research

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $240 million in the FY10 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill for cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for these projects in this year's spending bill. "It is critical that we continue to invest in cutting-edge, life-saving cancer research," Senator Gillibrand said. … Continue Reading


September 09, 2009

Gillibrand: Western New Yorkers Have Two Months To Apply For Federal Disaster Aid

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today alerted residents and businesses in Chautauqua, Erie and Cattaraugus Counties that they must apply for federal assistance in the next two months in order to be eligible for federal aid. Western New Yorkers who suffered damage from the flooding in August must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by November 4. For a low-interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), applications for a … Continue Reading

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