Press Releases

March 04, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Question State Dept Decision To Purchase Glassware For US Embassies From Foreign Company Through A No-Bid Contract, Bypassing New York’s Steuben Glassware

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they have written a personal letter to the State Department questioning its decision to award a no-bid contract for glassware for U.S. embassies worldwide to a company that immediately outsourced all the glassware manufacturing work to a foreign manufacturer. The Senators said that American manufacturers of the formal stemware were not even invited to bid for the contract - leaving companies like New York's Steuben … Continue Reading

March 03, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand Urge NYSEG, NY Public Service Commission To Recommit And Make Much Needed Improvements To Former Seneca Army Depot; Effort Will Continue Former Depot’s Progress Towards Economic Revitilization, Create Jobs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that they have written a personal letter to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) and the New York State Electric and Gas Corporation (NYSEG) urging them to do all they can to make improvements to the former Seneca Army Depot, which is now operated by the Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (SCIDA). SCIDA has asked the New York Public Service Commission and NYSEG to make electrical improvements to the … Continue Reading

March 03, 2010

Gillibrand, Fellow Senators Introduce Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Washington, D.C. - - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined with a coalition of United States Senators today to introduce legislation to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and enhance our country's military effectiveness. The Military Readiness Enhancement Act of 2010 contains three main provisions: it will repeal the law that prevents gay Americans from openly serving in the military, prohibit discrimination against current and prospective service members on the basis of sexual orientation, and … Continue Reading

March 03, 2010

To Help NY Dairy Farmers And Protect Consumers, Gillibrand Pushes Legislation To Require Country Of Origin Labeling On All Dairy Products

Washington, DC - Responding to yet another recall of milk from China, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced her push for legislation that would require country of origin labeling (COOL) on all dairy products. Just last month, the Chinese government recalled 170 tons of milk powder that had been tainted with melamine. In 2008, milk tainted with melamine killed at least six infants and sickened more than 300,000 in China. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), during … Continue Reading

March 02, 2010

Gillibrand, Murphy Announce More Than $876,000 To Expand Warren County’s Head Start Program

Washington, DC-U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Scott Murphy secured $876,948 for Warren County Head Start through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The federal dollars will help create an Early Head Start program, providing quality care to pregnant women, infants and toddlers throughout Warren County. Last year, Senator Gillibrand helped pass ARRA, and in June, urged Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to support Warren County's program. … Continue Reading

March 01, 2010

Gillibrand Congratulates New York’s Winter Olympic Athletes

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today congratulated the 18 New Yorkers who competed in the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. "New York is so proud of all of our athletes who competed in Vancouver. We all spent the last two weeks cheering them on and feeling honored to have so many top-tier athletes competing and winning at the highest level. "Our state has one of the best athletic traditions and some of most talented athletes who brought home medals in a broad range of … Continue Reading

February 28, 2010

Gillibrand Secures Recovery Dollars For New Cassel– Town Of North Hempstead To Allocate 80% Of Energy Funds For Community Center

New Cassel, NY - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined by Town of North Hempstead Supervisor, Jon Kaiman, today to announce $892,000 for the Town of North Hempstead from the Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), which Senator Gillibrand helped pass last year. The Town of North Hempstead will direct 80 percent of the federal dollars towards the capital cost of high-efficiency technology in … Continue Reading

February 26, 2010

Gillibrand To Kentucky Senator Bunning: End Your Filibuster Now

Washington, D.C. - With Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning's one-man filibuster preventing an extension to unemployment and COBRA benefits for Americans hit hardest by this economic downturn, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement urging Senator Bunning to put Americans before politics and end his partisan filibuster. Without an extension, unemployment, COBRA, and other benefits will end this Sunday, February 28. "Amidst the worst economic downturn since the Great … Continue Reading

February 26, 2010

Bipartisan Group Urges Presidential Action To Bring GM To Negotiating Table And Save Delphi Pensions

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Representatives Louise Slaughter, Eric Massa, Chris Lee, and Dan Maffei, have announced that they sent a personal letter to President Barack Obama asking him to assist in bringing GM to the negotiating table in efforts to reverse a decision to refer the pension plans of the Delphi Corporation's salaried retirees to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). The members of Congress urged the Administration to … Continue Reading

February 26, 2010

Gillibrand, Kaufman, Snowe, Tonko, Introduce Bill To Improve Engineering Education In Schools

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ted Kaufman (D-DE), and Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Congressman Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced legislation that would help boost science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education programs in the nation's elementary, middle and high schools. The bipartisan Engineering Education for Innovation Act (the E2 for Innovation Act) would create competitive grant programs to fund the implementation of engineering curricula and … Continue Reading

February 26, 2010

Gillibrand Announces Final Passage Of Travel Promotion Bill – Proposal Will Boost Tourism Across NYS

Washington, DC-U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced final passage late last night of the Travel Promotion Act of 2009, a proposal which will boost tourism in New York and across the country. The legislation will now be sent to the President for his signature. The legislation would invest federal dollars in private-public partnerships to actively promote and market American vacations to international travelers. "From world class vineyards on Long Island and in the Finger Lakes to … Continue Reading

February 25, 2010

Schumer, Gillibrand, Arcuri, Offer Whole-Hearted Support In Keeping Empire Aero Center Open; 200 Jobs At Risk

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Michael E. Arcuri announced that they have written a personal letter to Israel Aerospace Industries Chairman, Yair Shamir, offering him assistance in the quest to keep the Empire Aero Center open and its 200 workers employed. The officials said that their support could be used in everything from helping Israel Aerospace Industries navigate the military contracts process to offering available federal assistance to … Continue Reading

February 24, 2010

To Put New Yorkers Back To Work, Gillibrand Helps U.S. Senate Pass New Bipartisan Jobs Bill

Washington, DC - The U.S. Senate today passed the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act - legislation to cut taxes for businesses that hire new workers, invest in infrastructure projects and reduce financial burdens on small businesses to put more Americans back to work starting right now. "No one is feeling the burden of this economic downturn like New York families," Senator Gillibrand said. "After months of continued job loss, it's time to do whatever it takes to put New … Continue Reading

February 24, 2010

Gillibrand Takes Action To Help Local Communities Refurbish Military Bases

Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a bill to eliminate the cost-sharing requirement for Economic Development Administration (EDA) projects to fund the refurbishment of former military facilities for civilian uses. Congressman Michael Arcuri introduced the House version of the legislation. "During this time of economic difficulty, local governments cannot afford to be burdened with the costs of salvaging and refurbishing former military facilities for civilian … Continue Reading

February 23, 2010

As NYers Prepare Their Taxes, Gillibrand Outlines How To Take Full Advantage Of Middle Class Tax Cuts She Helped Create

Washington, D.C. - As New Yorkers get ready to file their tax returns for 2009, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging New York taxpayers to take full advantage of tax cuts she worked hard to secure. In addition to creating a broad range of tax relief for New Yorkers through the Property Tax Deduction and Child, Tuition and First Time Home-Buyer tax credits, Senator Gillibrand cut taxes for approximately 6.3 million middle class New York families - 93 percent of New Yorkers - through the … Continue Reading

February 22, 2010

Ahead Of Senate Hearing On Asian Carp, Gillibrand Pushes Legislation To Require Feds Temporarily Close Locks To Prevent Asian Carp From Invading NYS Waterways

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, today pushed the Close All Routes and Prevent Asian Carp Today Act of 2010, which would require the Secretary of Army to temporarily close the O'Brien and Chicago Locks as a temporary management solution to stop the spread of Asian Carp making their way into the Great Lakes and toward New York's waterways. The closure would be a temporary solution until a long-term … Continue Reading

February 22, 2010

Gillibrand Praises New Senate Bill To Repeal DADT

Washington, DC - As U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) announced his intention to introduce legislation that would fully repeal the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued the following statement praising the new bill and commending Senator Lieberman: "I commend Senator Lieberman for helping lead the charge to repeal a policy that weakens our nation, both morally and militarily. There is tremendous momentum behind our cause. Opponents are on the … Continue Reading

February 22, 2010

Gillibrand, Schumer Introduce Legislation To Name Lansingburgh Post Office After Martin G. Mahar

Washington, DC - U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles E. Schumer today introduced legislation that would rename the Post Office in Lansingburgh after Martin G. "Marty" Mahar. Congressman Paul Tonko introduced HR. 4425 last month. "Marty Mahar represented the very best of Troy and all of New York," Senator Gillibrand said. "He served his community and country with honor, integrity and dignity. Naming the Lansingburgh Post Office after him will honor his legacy in the community he loved … Continue Reading

February 19, 2010

Schumer And Gillibrand Announce $550,000 Coming To Greater Binghamton Airport To Expand And Improve Service

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirstin Gillibrand announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has granted the Greater Binghamton Airport a total $550,000 to expand and improve service. The grant was awarded under the Small Community Air Service Development (SCASD) Program and will spread hub service westward and increase airline competition. Senator Schumer wrote a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in support of Binghamton's application last fall. "This … Continue Reading

February 19, 2010

Gillibrand Pushes Bipartisan Legislation To Cut Mercury Emissions 90 Percent From Coal-Fired Power Plants, Limit Other Emissions

Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Environment & Public Works Committee, helped introduce The Clean Air Act Amendments of 2010 last week. This legislation would cut mercury emissions by 90 percent from coal-fired power plants and tighten national limits on emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx). According to the American Lung Association, 186 million Americans live in areas where air pollution endangers lives. The bipartisan … Continue Reading

Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Page 81 Page 82 Page 83 Page 84 Page 85 Page 86 Page 87 Page 88 Page 89 Page 90 Page 91 Page 92 Page 93 Page 94 Page 95 Page 96 Page 97 Page 98 Page 99 Page 100 Page 101 Page 102 Page 103 Page 104 Page 105 Page 106 Page 107 Page 108 Page 109 Page 110 Page 111 Page 112 Page 113 Page 114 Page 115 Page 116 Page 117 Page 118 Page 119 Page 120 Page 121 Page 122 Page 123 Page 124 Page 125 Page 126 Page 127 Page 128 Page 129 Page 130 Page 131 Page 132 Page 133 Page 134 Page 135 Page 136 Page 137 Page 138 Page 139 Page 140 Page 141 Page 142 Page 143 Page 144 Page 145 Page 146 Page 147 Page 148 Page 149 Page 150 Page 151 Page 152 Page 153 Page 154 Page 155 Page 156 Page 157 Page 158 Page 159 Page 160 Page 161 Page 162 Page 163 Page 164 Page 165 Page 166 Page 167 Page 168 Page 169 Page 170 Page 171 Page 172 Page 173 Page 174 Page 175 Page 176 Page 177 Page 178 Page 179 Page 180 Page 181 Page 182 Page 183 Page 184 Page 185 Page 186 Page 187 Page 188 Page 189 Page 190 Page 191 Page 192 Page 193 Page 194 Page 195 Page 196 Page 197 Page 198 Page 199 Page 200 Page 201 Page 202 Page 203 Page 204 Page 205 Page 206 Page 207 Page 208 Page 209 Page 210 Page 211 Page 212 Page 213 Page 214 Page 215 Page 216 Page 217 Page 218 Page 219 Page 220 Page 221 Page 222 Page 223 Page 224 Page 225 Page 226 Page 227 Page 228 Page 229 Page 230 Page 231 Page 232 Page 233 Page 234 Page 235 Page 236 Page 237 Page 238 Page 239 Page 240 Page 241 Page 242 Page 243 Page 244 Page 245 Page 246 Page 247 Page 248 Page 249 Page 250 Page 251 Page 252 Page 253 Page 254 Page 255 Page 256 Page 257 Page 258 Page 259 Page 260 Page 261 Page 262 Page 263 Page 264 Page 265 Page 266 Page 267 Page 268 Page 269 Page 270 Page 271 Page 272 Page 273 Page 274 Page 275 Page 276 Page 277 Page 278 Page 279 Page 280 Page 281 Page 282 Page 283 Page 284 Page 285 Page 286 Page 287 Page 288 Page 289 Page 290 Page 291 Page 292 Page 293 Page 294 Page 295 Page 296 Page 297 Page 298 Page 299 Page 300 Page 301 Page 302 Page 303 Page 304 Page 305 Page 306 Page 307 Page 308 Page 309 Page 310
Showing page   of 310