U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

WAMC News
8:12 am
Sun April 19, 2015

Senators Seek Rail Safety Technology

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U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal have introduced legislation that would require railroads to install additional safety technology by 2018 to help prevent crashes from speed and human error.

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New York News
8:00 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Sen. Gillibrand Picks Schumer To Succeed Reid

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In the battle over who will lead the Senate Democratic Caucus, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is giving her support to her New York colleague.

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New York News
4:53 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

Gillibrand Pushes For Paid Family Leave In Troy

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Saying the U.S. is the only industrialized nation without it, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Troy today as a part of a statewide tour to promote federal legislation that would establish national paid leave.

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Hudson Valley News
8:58 am
Sat March 21, 2015

Lawmakers Ask For Quick Funding Approval For Hospital's Power System

New York’s U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging FEMA to expedite more funding to upgrade a hospital’s power system.

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New York News
12:37 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Paid Family Leave Moves Forward

Family leave for New Yorkers, and possibly all American workers, is getting closer to becoming a reality. The idea is being embraced by state legislators and by one of New York's representatives in Congress.

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New York News
3:55 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

US Senators From NY Urge Canada To Raise Duty-Free Amount

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The U.S. senators from New York are urging Canada to raise a threshold for duty-free purchases by its citizens to boost shopping excursions to places like Buffalo, Watertown, Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh.

In a letter to the Canadian ambassador, Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say raising Canada's threshold from $20 per shipment up to the U.S. level of $200 for imported goods shipped home would have "a significant and positive impact" on U.S.- Canada trade.

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New York News
3:41 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Gillibrand Leads Food Safety Effort

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the first New York senator to sit on the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years, has a comprehensive plan to overhaul the nation's food safety laws by improving inspection, recall response, and public education.

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WAMC News
8:39 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Local Officials' Reactions To President Obama's State Of The Union Speech

U.S. President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union Speech Tuesday night. Local officials react to issues mentioned ranging from free community college to the state of the economy to raising taxes on the wealthy.

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New York News
5:07 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Gillibrand Delivers Long Awaited Medal To Hudson Falls Veteran

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited American Legion Post 574 in Hudson Falls to present a retired army veteran with a medal initially awarded nearly 60 years ago.

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New York News
6:27 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

New Flood Gauges For New York Rivers

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Areas along the Hudson, Mohawk and Oswego rivers will soon have new tools to warn of possible floods.  U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has set aside nearly $1.5 million for the installation of stream gauges in 23 counties.

A trio of storms named Irene, Lee and Sandy, changed the way New York feels about climate change.

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