Press Releases

July 09, 2009

Women Senators Echo Support For Sotomayor's Record

In advance of the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a coalition of women senators Thursday offered support for the long record of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge. At a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) praised Sotomayor's 17-year record as a federal judge and public servant.Senator Boxer said, "Judge Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Klobuchar, Gillibrand Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Promote Recycling of Electronic Waste

Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) introduced bipartisan legislation to promote the research and development of programs to improve the collection and recycling of electronic equipment and to reduce the use of hazardous materials in electronics. The Electronic Device Recycling Research and Development Act would provide research grants to find ways to deal with the growing amount of electronic waste (e-waste), much of which contains … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Senators Schumer and Gillibrand Secure Key Subcommittee Approval for $117,500 for City of Buffalo 'Green' Business Incubator

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $117,500 for The City of Buffalo to convert an historic City-owned grain elevator site adjacent to an ethanol production facility. This funding will establish a clean business energy incubator project … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Key Subcommittee Approves $117,500 for the Watervliet Innovation Center

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the full Senate Appropriations Committee has approved the Financial Services FY10 Appropriations Bill which includes $117,500 for the Center for Economic Growth's Watervliet Innovation Center. The funding would be used to promote job growth and economic development by offering businesses training for entrepreneurs, recruiting companies to the area, and provide technical assistance for small businesses. The bill will … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Schumer and Gillibrand Secure Key Committee Approval for $117,500 for Syracuse Area Small Businesses

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Senate Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government has approved the Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill. The bill includes $117,500 for The Greater Syracuse Chamber of Commerce to provide technical education to small businesses in and around Onondaga County. This funding is provided through the Space Alliance … Continue Reading


July 09, 2009

Gillibrand Responds to Cyber Attacks, Introduces New Legislation to Foster Global Response

Washington, DC - In response to cyber attacks on American and South Korean government agencies and commercial Web sites over the past week, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will introduce the Fostering a Global Response to Cyber Attacks Act - legislation that will ensure America works with the governments of foreign countries to foster a global response to cyber attacks."Attacks potentially launched from within North Korea, Russia, China, and other countries have grown more sophisticated, … Continue Reading


July 08, 2009

With Record Manufacturing Job Losses in NYS, Gillibrand Unveils Plan to Help Manufacturers Transition to Clean Energy Production for Long-Term Economic Strength

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July 01, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge Full Funding of Fuel Cell Research and Development

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urged Senate Appropriators to fully fund fuel cell research and development. The United States is a leader in fuel cell research and development and is a critical component of our economic recovery. Companies across New York including GM, Delphi Automotive, Plug Power, Ener-G-Rosors, Nanodynamics, ENrg, Kodak, and Harris RF Communications, as well as institutions including the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of … Continue Reading


July 01, 2009

Gillibrand, McMahon Statement on Consolidation of Staten Island Mail Sorting Facility

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July 01, 2009

Gillibrand Calls for Consensus on Rooftop Highway Before Transportation Reauthorization Bill is Debated in the Senate

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the upcoming Senate debate on the Transportation Reauthorization bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, today called for consensus on development of a Rooftop Highway in the North Country. In a letter to New York Department of Transportation's (DOT) Acting Commissioner Stanley Gee, Senator Gillibrand urged that all options be considered one last time to ensure the North Country receives its fair share of … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $250,000 in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Beacon Christian Community Health Center in Staten Island For Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $250,000 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Beacon Christian Community Health Center on Staten Island as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge equipment and implement electronic health records. "This funding is just what the doctor ordered," said Schumer. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce over $5 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Five Health Centers in Finger Lakes Region for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $5,172,510 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for five health care centers in the Finger Lakes region as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge equipment and implement electronic health records. "This funding is just what the doctor ordered," said Schumer. "These funds … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $500,000 in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Cerebral Palsy Association in the North Country for New Electronic Medical Records System

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $536,895 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for the Cerebral Palsy Association of the North Country in St. Lawrence county as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The ARRA funding will be used to help purchase a new electronic medical records system and equipment to allow the Cerebral Palsy Association to do more onsite tests. "This funding is just what the doctor … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million in Recovery Act Funding Coming to Two Health Centers in Western New York For Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $1,095,875 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for two health care centers in Western New York as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Community Health Center of Buffalo will receive $535,880 and Northwest Buffalo Community Health Care Center will receive $559,995. The funding will be used to build new facilities, renovate existing structures, purchase cutting-edge … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $3 Million In Recovery Act Funding Coming to Three Health Centers in Queens for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $2,715,600 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for three health care centers in Queens as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). The Floating Hospital in Long Island City will receive $1,491,800, the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Heath Center in Arverne will receive $$855,115, and Project Samaritan Health Services, Inc. in Jamaica will receive $368,685. The funding will be used … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

At Gillibrand's Urging, ITC Rules in Favor of Relief of Western NY Tire Workers Hurt by Imports

Washington, DC - At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, today the International Trade Commission (ITC) has issued its recommendation for an appropriate remedy for the surge in tires imported from China hurting Western New York's workers. In April, Senator Gillibrand called on the ITC to hold a hearing on this issue and in May expressed her support for the petition, urging action to help preserve the jobs of close to 1,000 workers at the Goodyear-Dunlop facility in Western New York. … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Schumer, GIllibrand Announce More Than $5.5 Million In Recovery Act Funding Coming to Five Health Centers in Brooklyn for Construction, Repair and Renovation Projects

Today, United States Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced a total of $5,530,729 in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) funding for five health care centers in Brooklyn as part of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP). Brooklyn Plaza Medical Center, Inc. will receive $518,695, Brownsville Community Development Center will receive $805,374, Bedford Stuyvesant Family Health Center, Inc. will receive $837,895, ODA Primary Care Health Center will receive $868,765, … Continue Reading


June 29, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on the Ricci Decision

Washington, D.C. - In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the Ricci v. Stefano case, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement: "Detractors are wrong to use this narrowly-decided decision as criticism of Judge Sotomayor, who did exactly what she was supposed to do in this case. She and the other Circuit Court Judges strictly followed precedent, which the Supreme Court has reinterpreted today."Judge Sotomayor strictly and fairly applied the law in this case, … Continue Reading


June 26, 2009

Gillibrand, Schumer Announce Key Senate Panel Approves $300,000 for Nassau County Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant

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June 26, 2009

Gillibrand Announces Key Senate Panel Approves $250,000 To Provide More Opportunities For New York City Girls

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the Senate Appropriations Committee approved $250,000 for the Women's Sports Foundation's GoGirlGo! New York City Initiative in the FY10 Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill to provide free curriculum materials and technical assistance to schools, recreation agencies and 300 non-profit, girl-serving organizations that are committed to addressing the needs of sedentary girls. Senator … Continue Reading

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