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Advocates for DACA recipients, DREAMers, rallied in Albany today —  one day after the state Assembly passed "The DREAM Act" for the eighth year in a row.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking a federal Department of Justice investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against a former team doctor.

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President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. Some Hudson Valley members of Congress plan to make a statement with their guests. Others have invited family members.


Earlier today, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand previewed President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

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New York’s U.S. senators have announced federal aid for early education programs for low-income families.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Friday unveiled two pieces of legislation meant to promote veteran employment in the public workforce, as well as protect the working rights of veterans who have come back from reserve duties.

New York's Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation in the Senate that could help prevent tragedies like Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City.

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New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by Troy's Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday for a town hall.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by Troy's Hudson Valley Community College late Wednesday afternoon for a Town Hall.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Troy Friday, talking about the Trump administration’s proposed budget that would cut SNAP benefits by $193 billion dollars over a decade.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is using salty language to express her frustration with Washington politics.

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An increase in federal funding for certain school districts will help several districts in New York, including one in Orange County near West Point.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan is running for a second term.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is asking the Village of Hoosick Falls to pump the brakes on a revised settlement agreement with two companies deemed responsible for polluting local water supplies with the chemical PFOA.

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Connecticut Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced the reintroduction of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act. The Democrats say the legislation would create a universal, gender-neutral paid family and medical leave program. 

US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney have called on the Defense Department to immediately order the Air National Guard to install carbon filtration units at the site of PFOS contamination at the Stewart Airport Air Guard base.

Three congressional lawmakers from New York are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to install filtration units immediately at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh to stop the spread of PFOS-contaminated water.


The New York State Barge Canal has been designated as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand sent a letter Tuesday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency saying General Electric’s dredging of the upper Hudson River is not complete.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Albany Wednesday, doubling down on her push to get legislation passed that she claims would bolster the manufacturing industry across upstate New York by creating a permanent program designating "Manufacturing Communities."

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Troy was awarded $972,000 in Federal aid through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFE grant program.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on federal regulators to use new powers under the toxic substances reform bill to determine if the industrial chemical PFOA should be restricted or banned.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in the Hudson Valley Monday helping to promote the exporting potential of businesses. New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey joined her as did the head of a government credit agency.

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The deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history has prompted two New York lawmakers in Congress to call for the passage of gun reform legislation.

A new Siena College poll released this morning — the same day of former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing — finds corruption the most pressing issue among New York residents.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand brought her campaign against opioid addiction to Albany's Hope House today. She continues to push for legislation regulating opioid pain medication prescriptions.

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Five U.S. senators are urging President Obama to fill the vacant National Transportation Safety Board seat with a candidate who has a strong background in rail safety. Wednesday’s letter came on the first anniversary of the fatal Metro-North crash at a rail crossing in Valhalla, in Westchester County.

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On Sunday Democrat Charles Schumer unveiled a three-point plan to address the virus .

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The Zika Virus is on the move. Here's what you need to know.


U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has penned a letter to the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to accelerate development of a vaccine and treatment for the mosquito-borne Zika virus.