Press Releases

June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $850,000 To Help Stop Youth Gun Violence in NYC

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $850,000 for PAX/Real Solutions in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill for a national program that encourages more students to report weapon-related threats in their schools and communities. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill. "I have met … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $300,000 to Strengthen Brooklyn Child Abuse Prevention Efforts

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $300,000 for Ohel Children's Home and Family Services in Brooklyn in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Billto improve the well being of at-risk students. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's spending bill."Nothing is more important than the safety and well-being … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $100,000 To Strengthen Guidance for NYC Youth in Juvenile Justice System

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $100,000 for Boys Town New York in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill, which will be used to expand its Brooklyn and Bronx programs for at-risk boys and girls in the juvenile justice system, as well as their families. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to include funding for the project in this year's … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senatwe Panel Approves $200,000 To Help Stop Child Trafficking in New York City

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $200,000 for New York City's Covenant House in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill to expand outreach efforts to target areas where isolated, unaccompanied youth are at risk or may be victims of trafficked, and help get more kids off the street and into safe environments. Senator Gillibrand aggressively lobbied members of the Appropriations Committee to … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Sucommittee Approves $100,000 for Monroe County Department of Public Safety

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee has approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $100,000 for the Monroe County Department of Public Safety. The funding will be used to supply new equipment, benches, hoods and workstations for the Trace Analysis area to retrieve and examine hairs, fibers, glass impressions, paint, explosives and fingerprints from evidence … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $500,000 For University at Albany's Department of Nanoscience and Engineering

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies have approved the FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $500,000 for the University at Albany's College of Nanoscience and Engineering. The funding would be used to further the development and deployment of new nanoscale fabrication and measurement strategies. Schumer worked closely with members of the Appropriations Committee to include … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand, McHugh Succesfully Help Secure Increased Resources to Combat Drug Related Crime in Northern New York

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative John D. McHugh today announced that they have successfully secured more federal resources to combat drug smuggling networks throughout New York and beyond. Schumer, Gillibrand and McHugh have worked diligently in support of an application by the the New York/New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program to expand the designation to four of the North Country counties. The approval of the … Continue Reading


June 25, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $1 Million for Fish Conservation Efforts in Long Island Waters

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June 24, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Push Legislation to Designte Ogdensburg Postal Service in Honor of Internationally Renowned American Artist Frederic Remington

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced today they are pushing for passage of legislation to have the United States Postal Service located at 431 State Street in Ogdensburg, NY designated as `Frederic Remington Post Office Building' in honor of Frederic Remington, a famous artist who grew up in Ogdensburg. The legislation, H.R. 2090 was introduced in the House of Representatives by Congressman John McHugh and passed on June 3, 2009, 100 years after Remington's … Continue Reading


June 24, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Announce 428,500 in Department of Transportation Funding for Dansville Municipal Airport

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June 24, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer, Lautenberg, Menendez Introduce James Zadroga 9/11 Health And Compensation Act

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June 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $200,000 for North Country Cultural Center for the Arts

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June 23, 2009

As New York's Dairy Farmers Face Crisis, Senator Gillibrand Unveils Plan to Address Milk Prices

Washington, DC - As New York famers face a pricing crisis, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today unveils a new plan to deal with low milk prices. According to Farm Credit, it costs dairy farmers $17.58 to produce a hundredweight of milk. However, the market is only paying $13.33 per hundredweight. "The current system is clearly not working for dairy farmers in New York," said Senator Gillibrand. "We continue to see cycles of boom and bust in the dairy market and the safety net in place to … Continue Reading


June 23, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves $200,000 for Richardson Olmstead Complex

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June 22, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Senate Committee Passses an Additional $5 Million in Homeland Security Money for Non-Profits and Religious Institutions

At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee has approved an increase of $5 million dollars in federal anti-terror funding to help safeguard civil, religious and community institutions from terrorist attack, for a total of $20 million in federal resources. Funding last year for The Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) non-profit program was an insufficient $15 million. In New York State alone, only 55 of 137 applications were able to … Continue Reading


June 22, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $300,000 In Department of Transportation Funding Coming to Ithaca Tompkins for the Nation's First "Green" Airport Master Plan: $500,000 for Equipment

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will provide a total of $790,135 to Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport through the Federal Aviation Administration. The first grant of $505,135 will fund new airplane de-icing equipment and other winter weather preparations, while a second grant of $285,000 will fund an update of the airport's master plan to provide a forecast of future expansion and development. … Continue Reading


June 22, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Urges Feds to Take First Steps to Begin Wind Turbine Production in Syracuse and Massena

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today urged the federal government to approve loan guarantees to build wind turbines in auto plants in Syracuse and Massena. The D'Arcinoff Group is a U.S. based company, looking to operate wind turbine manufacturing facilities in 15 plants across the U.S. According to their estimates, the two New York plants could employ up to 12,000 people, working in multiple shifts. The D'Arcinoff Group is applying for an export loan guarantee with the … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Senate Women’s Caucus on Burma Renews Calls for the Release of Imprisoned Democratic Leader Aung San Suu Kyi on her Birthday

The members of the Senate Women's Caucus on Burma today renewed calls for the Burmese military junta, the State Peace and Development Council, to immediately release imprisoned democratic leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the occasion of her birthday, as well as all other political prisoners. The Caucus is co-chaired by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas). The Caucus also includes Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Susan Collins … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Statement of Senator Gillibrand on Juneteenth Independence Day

Washington, D.C. -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today in honor of Juneteenth Independence Day, the celebration of the freeing of slaves held in the American Southwest Territories. "On this Juneteenth Independence Day, we celebrate the final promise of the Emancipation Proclamation. Historically, the day has held special pride for African Americans, but we now recognize Juneteenth as a holiday for all Americans to solemnly observe slavery's final … Continue Reading


June 19, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Secure $1 Million for Mt. Vernon to Construct Multi Functional Emergency Operations Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Department of Homeland Security FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $1 million for Mount Vernon to reconfigure, renovate and construct a Fire Station as the City's Emergency Operations Center. Approval by the Committee is the largest hurdled the funding needs to clear. The bill will now proceed to the Senate Floor as the next step in the appropriations … Continue Reading

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