Washington, DC - Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she voted in favor of H.R.2, the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, which will provide basic health coverage to more than 11 million children in families who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to afford health insurance. This bill, which the Senator also voted in favor of earlier this year while a member of the House of Representatives, passed with broad bipartisan support. … Continue Reading
January 20, 2009
Washington DC - Today, Kirsten Gillibrand, the newly sworn in Senator from New York, announced that she would introduce the Elimination of the Single Parent Tax Act, and called on Congressional leaders to include it in the upcoming economic stimulus legislation. This bill, which will mark the new Senator's first official act, would eliminate an annual fee on child support enforcement that affects single parents across the state. "While families across New York are struggling with the … Continue Reading
May 22, 2001
Schumer, Gillibrand Announce, After Their Push, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Extends Temporary Protected Status for Haitian Nationals Residing In U.S.
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that, after their push, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has agreed extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to Haitian nationals currently residing in the United States. The TPS designation is a temporary benefit aimed at providing relief to foreign nationals in the United States and countries devastated by natural disasters. It allows Haitian nationals, now in the country, to stay in the U.S. for a set period … Continue Reading