Press Release ● Miscellaneous
For Immediate Release: 
January 23, 2009
Contact Info: 
Stephanie Lundberg
(202) 225 - 3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after New York Governor David Paterson appointed U.S. Representative Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) to represent New York in the U.S. Senate:
“I congratulate Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand on being selected to serve as the next U.S. Senator of the State of New York.  She is an excellent choice, and I am confident that she will exhibit the same dedication to her constituents and strong leadership that defined the Senate career of her predecessor, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Rep. Gillibrand’s time in public office has been marked by effective leadership and a strong commitment to government that works. As a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, she has advocated the principals of fiscal responsibility and government accountability. I look forward to continuing to work with her as a partner in the Senate, upholding those principles and achieving our goal to restore our nation’s fiscal health."