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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing legislation to remove legal barriers to adoption by lesbian, gay and transgender parents.

At the urging of members of New York’s congressional delegation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to expedite a Schoharie County project.

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New York’s two U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging the secretary of the U.S. Navy to name a ship after a city in Westchester County.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says every eligible voter in the United States should be able to register to vote online.

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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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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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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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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.

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

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A Hudson Valley-based provider of educational, health and residential services for children and adults with disabilities is on the receiving end of a federal grant to expand one of its services.

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With student loan debt sailing past the trillion-dollar mark, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is once again pitching a proposed law to let federal loan borrowers reduce their student debts by refinancing.

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is asking the U.S. Department of Agriculture to keep open 250 offices nationwide that help farmers. Ten of those offices are in New York state.

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A prosecutor says a Republican U.S. Senate candidate from New York told investigators that a conservative scholar and author lied to her about the source of campaign donations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Cohen made the disclosure Friday as Dinesh D'Souza pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated campaign finance laws. D'Souza is the creator of the documentary "2016: Obama's America."

He was released after his Manhattan court appearance on $500,000 bond. His travel is restricted to the United States.

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Republican New York State Senator Hugh Farley was challenged in 2012 by Democrat Madelyn Thorne. The veteran politician coasted to reelection. Now, Thorne is eyeing a rematch this November.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Friday announced federal legislation that would create paid family and medical leave.

Mayor Sheehan welcomed US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to city hall for the historic announcement.

Gillibrand, Gibson Push Farm Bill Provision

Aug 9, 2013
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A U.S. Senator and Congressman, both from New York, will be in Sullivan County Friday afternoon to push for the passage of a Farm Bill that extends priority access to USDA funding. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

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Two New York Democrats have introduced legislation to require national parks to sell merchandise made in the U.S.A.

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A U.S. senator and two congress people from New York say they are working to protect the Hudson Valley as well as promote tourism and recreation. And they’re hoping to garner support to study the area for the potential to be designated as a national park.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, all Democrats, are behind three pieces of legislation they say would continue to shine a national spotlight on the Hudson River Valley region, from Saratoga to Westchester Counties.

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