U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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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US News
4:40 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Senator: US Must Take On Islamic State Militants

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says it's critically important that the United States strongly confront the insurgent Islamic State organization. The New York Democrat concedes that won't be easy.

Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, tells MSNBC many Americans are tired of protracted overseas conflicts. But she says people also are concerned about the intentions of the Islamist militant movement in Iraq and Syria.

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US News
6:08 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Gillibrand Pushes Campus Assault Bill

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Colleges and universities could be held more accountable to rape victims under legislation introduced Wednesday by a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators led by New York's Kirsten Gillibrand. 

"My office has heard from many survivors about campus sexual assaults in America. These young women have been demanding that Congress help stop the endless wave of campus sexual assaults, and I share their outrage."  New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, charges America is going through an "epidemic of campus sexual assault." 

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Hudson Valley News
8:09 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Westchester County Airport Lands Funding For Improvements

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New York’s two U.S. senators have announced funding for an airport in the Hudson Valley.

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New York News
12:30 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Gillibrand Urges EPA To Ban Microplastics

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New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand is urging federal regulators to ban microplastics, a move that state environmental advocates are hoping can move legislation forward in Albany. 

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Capital Region News
4:33 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Albany Airport To Get Upgrade

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Albany International Airport is receiving federal funding for an upgrade.

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko tuesday announced that Albany International Airport will receive nearly $4 Million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for vital airport upgrades.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

TRANSFER Bill Aims To Boost Hi-Tech Upstate

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand checks out research materials at RPI with college President Shirley Jackson.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has hopped on the bandwagon to broaden New York’s mark on advanced technology. She appeared at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this morning stumping for new legislation to cement high-tech innovation and industry in the Capital Region.

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Hudson Valley News
5:23 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Early Learning Programs In Orange County Receive Funding

More than $1 million in federal funding is early learning and head start programs in Orange County.

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