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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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