Press Releases

April 06, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Joins Local Officials, Community Leaders, Educators and Students for “Say Yes to Education” Roundtable in Syracuse

Syracuse, N.Y.--U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today joined Congressman Dan Maffei, Syracuse Mayor Matthew Driscoll and Syracuse University Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, along with Syracuse-area educators and students to promote "Syracuse Say Yes to Education" at a roundtable in Syracuse."Say Yes to Education" is a non-profit education foundation committed to significantly increasing high school and college graduation rates among inner-city youth. Syracuse's "Say Yes" program brings … Continue Reading

April 04, 2009

Gillibrand, Buffalo Mayor Brown Announce Citywide Plan for $2.7 Million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

Buffalo, NY--Mayor Byron W. Brown today joined United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel at the historic Broadway Market to announce that the City of Buffalo will invest $2.7 million from the federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG), which is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, into implementing a first-phase energy conservation improvements to city-owned buildings. The city currently spends $11 million annually on … Continue Reading

April 03, 2009

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand joint statement on the shootings in Binghamton, New York

U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand released the following joint statement on the shootings in Binghamton, New York:"This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. We are monitoring the situation closely and will do everything we can to help."- Senator Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten … Continue Reading

April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Leads By Example: Launches First Sunlight Report

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today launched her first Sunlight Report, posting her official Senate schedule, personal financial disclosure, and complete list of appropriations requests online for the public to see. Just as she did in the House of Representatives, Senator Gillibrand is doing her part to ensure open government and provide more transparency for the process. The Sunlight Report is part of Senator Gillibrand's new online office. The Sunlight Report, along … Continue Reading

April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Statement on President Obama’s Announcement of Gerard Lynch to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Washington, D.C. - Following President Obama's announcement of Gerard Lynch to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand issued a statement praising the President's decision: "Judge Gerard Lynch is an exceptional judge, brilliant legal mind, and a man of outstanding character."His accomplished and distinguished background make him an excellent nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. I commend President Obama for his … Continue Reading

April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Working with Corning, Inc. to Strengthen High-Tech Manufacturing, Energy Efficiency Efforts

Washington, D.C.--U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand met Thursday with Corning, Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Peter Volanakis to talk about ways to work together to support Corning's high-tech manufacturing and energy efficient efforts that can help strengthen New York's economy."New York is home to some of the world's best companies and the hardest workers," Senator Gillibrand said. "New York companies like Corning are showing that we can bring our manufacturing tradition into the … Continue Reading

April 02, 2009

Gillibrand Takes Action to Pass the DREAM Act

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today took action to pass the DREAM Act. Senator Gillibrand became a co-sponsor of the legislation, which would provide better educational opportunity for New York's immigrant students."Every student deserves the opportunity to achieve his or her God given potential," Senator Gillibrand said. "Current law is unfairly punishing thousands of young people who have spent nearly their entire lives in this country. America is the only home many … Continue Reading

April 01, 2009

Gillibrand Releases Report Showing HIV/AIDS Still Devastating New York

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released a new report showing the far reach of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in New York and announced steps she's taking to address prevention for the vulnerable and care for the infected. The Office of Senator Gillibrand is hosting a Congressional briefing today entitled HIV Prevention in the United States in the Capitol Building. "New York is the frontline for one of the worst epidemics in the history of humankind," Senator … Continue Reading

March 31, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces $74 Million in Stimulus Funds For West Valley Demonstration Project

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March 31, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces Additional $42 Million in Stimulus Funds for Brookhaven National Laboratory

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced an additional $42 million in stimulus funds for Brookhaven National Laboratory. Brookhaven National Laboratory will use the funds to demolish surplus ancillary structures associated with a nuclear research reactor, remove contaminated soil and buried pipelines and dispose of off-site, and protecting the surrounding soil and groundwater. Overall, $6 billion in new funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will … Continue Reading

March 31, 2009

With New York Communities Facing Budget Cuts For Law Enforcement, Senator Gillibrand Releases New Guide To Aid Agencies In Applying For Stimulus Funding

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled her new guide today entitled, A Guide To Law Enforcement Funding Through The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. During these difficult economic times, many law enforcement agencies throughout New York have been forced to cut their budgets and lay off personnel that are critical to maintaining the safety and security of our neighborhoods. Senator Gillibrand's guide provides New York's law enforcement agencies with … Continue Reading

March 30, 2009

With A Growing Backlog of Social Security Disability Cases, Senators Gillibrand and Schumer Call for Additional Funding

Washington, D.C. - New York Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer joined a bipartisan group of their Senate colleagues last week calling to protect social security funding in the 2010 budget. Senators Gillibrand and Schumer urged the Senate Budget Committee to include the full $11.6 billion investment in the Social Security Administration (SSA) requested in the President's budget to help combat delays in getting benefits through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). "We … Continue Reading

March 27, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces More Than $19.4 Million For Community Health Centers In New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced more than $19.4 million for community health centers across New York. These grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be used to expand services, add new providers, or expanding hours of operations. They will be distributed through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. "Community Health Centers are a lifeline to many families across New York," said Senator Gillibrand. "During these tough … Continue Reading

March 27, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces $103 Million For Veterans & $117.7 Million For Military Construction Projects In New York

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $103 million for New York veterans and $117.7 million for military construction projects in New York State. In addition, Senator Gillibrand announced that eligible veterans will receive $250 to help them and their families during these tough economic times. Senator Gillibrand helped secure the federal dollars in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was signed by President Obama last month. New York is home to … Continue Reading

March 27, 2009

In Preparation for Digital Conversion, Senator Gillibrand Announces $135,000 to WSKG-TV in Vestal

Washington, D.C. - To help New York broadcasters prepare for the digital conversion coming in June, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $135,750 to WSKG-TV in Vestal. The funding will help the station purchase and install reliability equipment for its digital master control system, ensuring uninterrupted operations during technical difficulties."We need to help New Yorkers prepare for the digital conversion," Senator Gillibrand said. "These grants for our local broadcasters … Continue Reading

March 26, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Addressing Health Care Shortage by Preparing New York Youth for Careers in Health Care

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today supported passage of the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act to prepare New York's young adults for careers in nursing and other health care-related jobs. On a visit to the Bronx last month, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr. and Councilmember Joel Rivera, chair of the Health Committee, to tour the Urban Health Center and visit a home health care provider. During her visit, Senator Gillibrand announced … Continue Reading

March 26, 2009

To Reduce Lure of Gangs, Senator Gillibrand Working Hard to Create Opportunities for Low Income Youth

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the passage of the Serve America Act will provide low income urban youth with service opportunities that will help limit the lure of gangs and reduce gun violence in many New York communities. "I am working hard in Washington to provide service opportunities to young people in low income communities to combat the lure of gangs and reduce gun violence in communities across New York," Senator Gillibrand said. "We all … Continue Reading

March 26, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces Senate Passage Of Serve America Act

Washington, DC - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced Senate passage of the Serve America Act, legislation that would expand public service opportunities across the country for New Yorkers. Currently in New York, 3 million volunteers put in an annual average of over 366 million hours of service. The Serve America Act strengthens key components of AmeriCorps while creating new public service opportunities for people to serve at every stage of life."This act provides opportunities … Continue Reading

March 25, 2009

Senator Gillibrand Announces Final Passage of Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Protection Act

Washington, DC - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced final passage of the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site Boundary Revision Act, legislation sponsored by then-Congresswoman Gillibrand and then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. This bill will enact a 2003 study by the National Park Service that will add approximately 261 acres to the current Park."Passage of this legislation is the culmination of years of work by the National Park Service, local and country leaders and … Continue Reading

March 25, 2009

Long Island’s Sisters of St. Joseph Meet with Senator Gillibrand in Washington

Washington, D.C. - New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today met with the Sisters of St. Joseph - an order of 30 Roman Catholic nuns from Brentwood - to talk about ways they can work together to support their work for the Long Island community. Senator Gillibrand talked with the Sisters of St. Joseph about strengthening English as a Second Language programs throughout the Brentwood public schools, which help women in the area succeed and prosper in their community."Brentwood families are … Continue Reading

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