Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was appointed to the President’s Export Council earlier this month.

Created in 1973, the President’s Export Council is the United States’ primary advisory committee on international trade. Council members promote export expansion by providing a forum for remedying trade related problems. The council makes recommendations to the president, on matters relating to U.S. export trade, by conducting surveys and evaluating the expansion practices of the communities represented by its members.

Senator Gillibrand says she will use her position on the President’s Export Council to ensure that the priorities of New York’s economy, including manufacturing, agriculture, finance and research and development, are providing an expanded and competitive playing field.