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February 24, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Reacts to President Obama’s Address

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February 24, 2009

Long Island National Guardsman to be Senator Gillibrand’s Guest at the State of the Union

Washington, DC - A Long Island National Guardsman who recently returned from his second tour of duty will join New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for the President's State of the Union address tonight.First Lieutenant Louis Delli-Pizzi, a member of the National Guard's Fighting 69th infantry out of Huntington and Bay Shore, recently returned to his job as a detective for the New York City Police Department after spending the past year on duty in Afghanistan. His previous tour of duty … Continue Reading


February 23, 2009

Senators Schumer, Gillibrand Ask Obama to Send Unwanted Funds to New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer are asking President Obama to direct unwanted funds from the economic recovery package to New York. A number of Republican Governors have recently stated that they planned to refuse money from the Economic Recovery plan for their state. "New York receives 78 cents from the federal government for every dollar we send to Washington," wrote the senators. "If other states are willingly refusing federal support in … Continue Reading


February 23, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Welcomes New Archbishop to New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the following statement today welcoming Timothy Dolan to New York. "I welcome Archbishop Dolan to New York. His appointment will bring another thoughtful leader to our community and our state. As a member of the church, I believe the Archbishop of New York can play an important role in our city by honoring its diversity and ensuring educational opportunity for many of our children. Archbishop Dolan's warm and caring … Continue Reading


February 20, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Continues Working Tour in Nassau County

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand continued her working tour in Nassau County today, meeting privately with local leaders and citizens to learn more about their concerns and discuss her ideas for solutions. Senator Gillibrand focused on the economic recovery plan she helped pass last week in Washington, which will create jobs and cut taxes for Long Island residents."I was so pleased to introduce myself today to some of Long Island's leaders and constituents," said … Continue Reading


February 19, 2009

Senator Gillibrand to Continue Work Helping Seniors, Will Serve on Special Committee on Aging

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she will continue her focus on helping seniors across New York State by serving on the Senate Special Committee on Aging. The Committee focuses on issues important to New York seniors, including Medicare, Social Security, and other issues important to seniors."New York has over 2 million seniors and I am proud that I will have the opportunity to tackle the issues that are most important to them," said Senator … Continue Reading


February 17, 2009

Sen. Gillibrand: We need to vote to create jobs in New York now

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement regarding the Senate's consideration of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "Earlier this morning, the Department of Labor announced the loss of almost 600,000 jobs last month. Since the beginning of last year, the unemployment rate in New York has nearly doubled to more than 7%. The continued downward pressure of this recession means we can no longer wait to take action. "The American Recovery and … Continue Reading


February 13, 2009

Sen. Gillibrand: Recovery Package is a Good Deal for New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement in support of the agreement between Congressional leaders on an economic recovery package that will create jobs, invest in our children's future, and provide tax relief to New York families and businesses. "There is no question that the economic crisis demands immediate action. Over the past several weeks, I have worked to ensure that Washington provides leadership to rebuild this economy by … Continue Reading


February 10, 2009

Gillibrand Votes to Pass the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand voted in favor of H.R. 1, the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act - legislation that makes important investments in critical infrastructure and targeted tax incentives for short and long-term job growth and economic development in New York. The bipartisan legislation confronts the most serious economic situation in generations. In just the last month, nearly 600,000 Americans lost their jobs - the largest single increase in … Continue Reading


February 05, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Introduces Amendment to Reduce Child Care Costs

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced an amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which would double the Child Care Tax Credit, making it easier for families to afford child care. The average annual cost of full-time child care has risen to close to 20% of a family's income in New York. "As a working mom myself, I know the challenges that families with working parents endure," said Gillibrand. "Paying for child … Continue Reading


January 29, 2009

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces her Senate Committees

Washington, DC--Today, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that she will serve on the Environment and Public Works Committee, Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and Foreign Relations Committee."I am thrilled by these committee assignments and their diversity will help me serve New York State in numerous ways," said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee has jurisdiction over transportation and infrastructure funding, clean air, water, … Continue Reading


January 29, 2009

Gillibrand Votes to Bring Health Coverage to 11 Million Children

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

Gillibrand Introduces Bill to End Tax on Single Moms

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

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