U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand http://wamc.org en Gillibrand Wants To Keep Farm Offices Open http://wamc.org/post/gillibrand-wants-keep-farm-offices-open <p>New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep open 250 offices nationwide that help farmers. Ten of those offices are in New York state. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:45:03 +0000 Patrick Garrett 85993 at http://wamc.org Prosecutor: Conservative Scholar Lied To Candidate http://wamc.org/post/prosecutor-conservative-scholar-lied-candidate <p></p><p>A prosecutor says a Republican U.S. Senate candidate from New York told investigators that a conservative scholar and author lied to her about the source of campaign donations.</p><p>Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Cohen made the disclosure Friday as Dinesh D'Souza pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated campaign finance laws. D'Souza is the creator of the documentary "2016: Obama's America."</p><p>He was released after his Manhattan court appearance on $500,000 bond. His travel is restricted to the United States.</p> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:40:52 +0000 Dave Lucas 82565 at http://wamc.org Prosecutor: Conservative Scholar Lied To Candidate Farley-Thorne Rematch Brewing http://wamc.org/post/farley-thorne-rematch-brewing <p></p><p>Republican New York State Senator Hugh Farley was challenged in 2012 by Democrat Madelyn Thorne. The veteran politician coasted to reelection. Now, Thorne is eyeing a rematch this November.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 23:31:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81770 at http://wamc.org Farley-Thorne Rematch Brewing Gillibrand & Sheehan Unveil FAMILY Act http://wamc.org/post/gillibrand-sheehan-unveil-family-act <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Friday announced federal legislation that would create paid family and medical leave.</p><p>Mayor Sheehan welcomed US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to city hall for the historic announcement.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 21:15:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 81621 at http://wamc.org Gillibrand & Sheehan Unveil FAMILY Act Gillibrand, Gibson Push Farm Bill Provision http://wamc.org/post/gillibrand-gibson-push-farm-bill-provision <p>A U.S. Senator and Congressman, both from New York, will be in Sullivan County&nbsp;Friday afternoon to push for the passage of a Farm Bill that extends priority access to USDA funding. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 16:52:59 +0000 Allison Dunne 71065 at http://wamc.org Gillibrand, Gibson Push Farm Bill Provision U.S. Senator and Congressman Introduce Made In The U.S.A. Legislation http://wamc.org/post/us-senator-and-congressman-introduce-made-usa-legislation <p>Two New York Democrats have introduced legislation to require national parks to sell merchandise made in the U.S.A.</p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:18:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 68490 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senator and Congressman Introduce Made In The U.S.A. Legislation Federal Elected Officials Eye National Park Designation For The Hudson Valley http://wamc.org/post/federal-elected-officials-eye-national-park-designation-hudson-valley <p>A U.S. senator and two congress people from New York say they are working to protect the Hudson Valley as well as promote tourism and recreation. And they’re hoping to garner support to study the area for the potential to be designated as a national park.</p><p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, all Democrats, are behind three pieces of legislation they say would continue to shine a national spotlight on the Hudson River Valley region, from Saratoga to Westchester Counties.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:50:59 +0000 Allison Dunne 66684 at http://wamc.org Federal Elected Officials Eye National Park Designation For The Hudson Valley Federal Elected Officials To Announce National Heritage Plans In The Hudson Valley http://wamc.org/post/federal-elected-officials-announce-national-heritage-plans-hudson-valley <p>A U.S. senator and two congressional representatives from New York will be in the Hudson Valley later today to announce plans to harness the economic development, recreation, and tourism potential of the area.</p> Fri, 07 Jun 2013 12:58:38 +0000 Allison Dunne 66507 at http://wamc.org Federal Elected Officials To Announce National Heritage Plans In The Hudson Valley U.S. Senator Has A Plan To Reinstate Furloughed Air Traffic Controllers http://wamc.org/post/us-senator-has-plan-reinstate-furloughed-air-traffic-controllers <p>A U.S. Senator from New York is behind legislation to get air traffic controllers back on the job.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:50:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 63057 at http://wamc.org U.S. Senator Has A Plan To Reinstate Furloughed Air Traffic Controllers Helen Benedict - Understanding and stopping the crisis of sexual violence in the U.S. Military http://wamc.org/post/helen-benedict-understanding-and-stopping-crisis-sexual-violence-us-military <p>The prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military has been receiving some increased scrutiny Sun, 07 Apr 2013 16:10:26 +0000 61639 at http://wamc.org Helen Benedict - Understanding and stopping the crisis of sexual violence in the U.S. Military