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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Westchester today hosting a Veterans Roundtable discussion with leaders of the veterans community as well as other government leaders.
After 18 days of uprising and oftentimes violent protests in the streets of Cairo,Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation today.
Egyptians were joyous and literally dancing in the streets amid word that the 30 year reign of Mubarak was over. The Vice President in Egypt has appointed a military panel to run the country as the transition of power begins.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that $99,750 in federal funding has been secured for the Village of Mamaroneck Emergency Medical Services (MEMS)
Gillibrand requested the money last year from FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate.
Paramedics with MEMS are highly trained and respond to over 1,200 calls for assistance each year. Each paramedic is able to provide life-saving care as well as advanced life support to those who need it, according to Gillibrand.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was with President Barack Obama and several U.S. lawmakers yesterday when they paid a visit to Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords who is recovering after being shot in the head during a public appearance last Saturday.
The Hudson Valley Senator traveled aboard Air Force One with the President and was with him when Giffords opened her eyes as she, the President and others paid Giffords a visit at the University of Arizona Medical Center where the Congresswoman is being treated.
Gillibrand told CNN, "Debbie (Wasserman) and I were telling her that she was inspiring the country with her courage and that we couldn't wait to take her out to pizza." She added, "Then after she had the encouragement of (her husband) Mark and her parents, she struggled briefly and opened her eyes for the very first time, it was a miracle to witness."
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Westchester Tuesday to kick off a program touting the Hudson Valley as a major hub for the burgeoning BioTech industry.
Former U.S. Congressman Joe DioGuardi came out the winner Tuesday night in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand.
Unofficial results show, with 87 percent of the precincts reporting, DioGuardi defeated former Bear Stearns Chief Economist David Malpass 42-38% Bruce Blakeman, came in third with 20% of the vote.
DioGuardi had to petition his way on the ballot after failing to gain party support at the state GOP convention. DioGuardi, who lives in Ossining, is a Certified Public Accountant who has campaigned on the need for budget reform and reducing spending and the national debt in Washington.
Around the Country
- Southwest to Cancel Flights as Jets Checked for Cracks - BusinessWeek
- Schumer: Dems slicing budget with scalpel, Tea Party using meat ax - CNN (blog)
- Duke lacrosse accuser arrested in boyfriend's stabbing - CNN International
- House GOP: $4 trillion in cuts - CNN
- Bachmann bids for 'bama eyes - Seattle Post Intelligencer
Around the Planet
- Afghans Continue Protests Over US Quran Burning - Voice of America
- Japan's nuclear workers try to trace leak, dump radioactive water - Los Angeles Times
- OSCE raps Kazakh election, presses for reforms - Reuters
- Newsmaker: Yemen survivor Saleh juggles forces to keep power - Reuters
- France says finds bodies in Atlantic crash wreckage - Reuters