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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at Demers Ambulances
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Demers Ambulances in Plattsburgh Friday afternoon to promote proposed legislation that would help communities obtain funding to develop manufacturing clusters.  

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand wasn’t on the ballot Tuesday, but several of her fellow Democrats were — and many lost their seats. Speaking Thursday in Amsterdam, Gillibrand was asked if she expected Republicans to be so successful on Election Day.

Today is Equal Pay Day, the date in 2014 on which women catch up to men’s average 2013 wages. New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand outlined her efforts to close the wage gap.

Senate Showdown Over Military Sexual Assault Bill

Nov 18, 2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecutions.

But the New York Democrat is short of the necessary votes.

Her solution appears to have stalled in the face of opposition from the Pentagon's top echelon and its congressional allies, including two female senators who are former prosecutors.

NY Farm Products To Be Highlighted In DC Event

Sep 16, 2013

New York's wines, beers, spirits, seafood and farm-fresh foods will be featured in a promotional event on Capitol Hill this week to remind national leaders that New York is a big-time agricultural state.

Since its inaugural launch in 2002, New York Farm Day has become one of the most popular events on Capitol Hill, with attendance normally exceeding 700 guests.

Schumer: $5M For Mohawk Valley Flood Counties

Jul 25, 2013
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New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say $5 million in federal aid for road and infrastructure repair will be provided to a dozen upstate counties slammed by recent flooding in the Mohawk Valley.

Schumer says the aid can help counties repair roads washed out and damaged by the flooding that hit June 28 to July 4.

The disaster area covered Allegany, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Franklin, Herkimer, Madison, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Otsego and Warren counties.

As the Farm Bill moves through the Senate Agriculture Committee and eventually on to the full Senate, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand leads one-third of the Senate in calling for the protection of critical food assistance, urging her colleagues not to balance the budget deficit by cutting food stamps. 

The Farm Bill under consideration would slash $4.1 billion in food stamps funding over the next decade. Government statistics show that half of food stamp beneficiaries are children.

NY Sen. Gillibrand touts manufacturing legislation

Feb 18, 2013
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EAST GREENBUSH, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is making a couple of stops in upstate New York to talk about new federal legislation to boost high-tech manufacturing across the state.

Gillibrand says her first bill in the new Congress would create a federal funding competition encouraging regional public-private partnerships to spur growth of local manufacturing industries, especially in clean-tech and high-tech manufacturing.

U.S. Senator Gillibrand Aims to Boost Manufacturing

Feb 3, 2013

U.S. Senator from New York Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced her first piece of legislation in the 113th Congress, and she made a few stops in the Hudson Valley Friday to tout the measure she says will help revitalize manufacturing.

After months of campaigning, it’s finally primary day across New York.  WAMC’s Tristan O’Neill reports…

Turnout in the Congressional primaries is expected to be low. It's been years since New York has had a June primary. Voting is normally held in September.

Among those looking for voter support is embattled Representative Charles Rangel. He's hoping the people in his Harlem district will send him back to Washington for the 22nd time. He's facing challengers including State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who is hoping to become the first Dominican-American in Congress.

Federal and State officials have been working since 9-eleven to upgrade the technology supporting public safety communications - their efforts are on the verge of paying off, as we hear in this report from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas.

The three Republicans running in a primary to take on Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are meeting voters around New York, rounding up endorsements and lobbing critiques at the incumbent.

But with primary day looming June 26, are people paying attention?

Polls show most voters still don't know much about lawyer Wendy Long, Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos or U.S. Representative Bob Turner. Low turnout is expected on primary day for an election among candidates still trying to build name recognition.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is making the rounds of upstate New York college campuses to promote legislation to help veterans get education and training needed for civilian jobs.

Her schedule Monday includes stops at Syracuse University, Nazareth College in Rochester, and D'Youville College in Buffalo.