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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.

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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.

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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.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand last week led an official Senate trip to the Middle East to meet with allies to discuss strategy to fight global terrorism. Her trip included meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.

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New York lawmakers and advocates are calling upon Congress to renew a law that provides health benefits for first responders who grew ill after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Albany Friday afternoon to push legislation addressing a skills gap and enhancing job training via building apprenticeship programs.
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Albany Friday afternoon to push legislation the two New York Democrats say addresses a skills gap and enhances job training.

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Microbeads – the tiny, abrasive plastic pellets that come by the tens of thousands in bottles of face wash, toothpaste, and more – have been banned in Albany County.

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One of the candidates in the Troy mayoral election has received a major endorsement.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing legislation to require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be more accountable to property owners who file claims.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been stumping for federal legislation to address sexual assault on college campuses for more than a year. Today, ahead of a Senate hearing on the matter, she held a conference call to preview her testimony.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was joined in Manhattan Sunday by community advocates and the New York Police Department as she announced bipartisan legislation aimed at cracking down on the daily flow of illegal guns on the nation’s streets. The legislation would make gun trafficking a federal crime.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation to crack down on illegal gun trafficking.

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Speaking today at the Albany School of the Humanities, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko vowed to fight to protect healthier food standards and programs for schools as Congress prepares to debate child nutrition standards. 

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for a new measure that will give states the authority to use more federal funds on local bridge improvement projects.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced new bipartisan legislation for 9/11 victims, survivors and their families.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is introducing legislation that aims to stop discrimination in adoption and foster care agencies. The Every Child Deserves a Family Act would prohibit any entity that receives federal funds from discriminating against adoptive or foster parents based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status.

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