Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Hudson Valley News
6:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

U.S. Senators Seek Transportation Funds For Newburgh

Portion of Newburgh waterfront
Credit WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators are pushing for federal funds to develop a long-term plan to upgrade transportation infrastructure in an Orange County locale. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more.

Read more
New York News
6:10 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Schumer, Gillibrand Secure $2.7 Million For Village Of Whitehall Sewer Upgrades

Credit Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week more than $2.7 million in funding to help a village in Washington County make upgrades to its faulty sewer system. 

The Democrats announced a $2 million grant and $740,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program for the Village of Whitehall. The Washington County village near the Vermont border will use the funding to make repairs and comply with environmental regulations.

Read more
New York News
8:00 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Sen. Gillibrand Says She Has No Role In Possible Sale Of Family's Land To Casino Developers

Credit Triin Q's photostream Flickr

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has stated she has no involvement in any discussions related to the sale of her family’s Albany-area land to a casino developer.

Gillibrand said that she has no involvement in any future sale of the 60 aces owned by her family to casino developers. The Democrat said she trusts Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan’s judgement on whether the land located near New York State Thruway exit 23 would be a suitable location for a casino.

Read more
New York News
6:22 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Leaders Discuss Funding Priorities With Sen. Gillibrand At SUNY Adirondack

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited with community leaders in Queensbury, New York, today to hear from local officials their economic development needs.

On the campus of SUNY Adirondack, New York’s junior senator met with leaders of the business community and public officials from Warren, Washington, and Northern Saratoga counties.

Ed Bartholomew, president of EDC Warren County, addressed the upcoming closure of General Electric’s capacitor manufacturing plant in Fort Edward…

Read more
New York News
3:57 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Gillibrand: Equal Pay Does Not Exist

On Equal Pay Day Tuesday, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand told reporters she will continue the fight to ensure women have a fair chance at earning financial security.

Read more
Hudson Valley News
6:52 am
Tue September 10, 2013

NY Airport Receives Funding For Improvements

Credit Sunghwan Yoon, flickr

An airport in the Hudson Valley will see some upgrades thanks to federal funding.

Read more
New York News
4:13 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Gillibrand To Flood Victims: We Will Get Through This

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand toured storm damaged communities in Herkimer and Montgomery Counties Monday. Gillibrand tells WAMC that the devastation is widespread.

Read more
Hudson Valley News
7:24 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

The Tri-State Area Awaits Sandy Disaster-Relief Funds

Credit Tommy Miles, Flickr

President Barack Obama says he'll sign a $50.5 billion emergency measure for Superstorm Sandy victims as soon as it lands on his desk. The U.S. Senate approved the bill Monday after the House earlier this month had stripped the bill of spending unrelated to disasters.

Read more