BROOKLYN - U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is promoting new legislation meant to provide job access and training to minority youth.

The bill is called the Urban Jobs Act and it aims to reduce youth unemployment rates, which are at a staggering 39 percent for African-Americans and 36 percent for Latinos.

Officials say they hope the act gets support in Congress.

Gillibrand says the Urban Jobs Act will be on the floor of Congress when lawmakers return to session this fall.