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Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten Gillibrand
Kirsten Gillibrand is the junior senator from New York. Born in December 1966, Gillibrand was named on January 23, 2009 to fill Hillary Clinton's empty Senate seat.

Gillibrand represented New York's 20th congressional district from 2007 until her selection. She was born in Albany and attended Dartmouth College and UCLA.

She is in the Special Committee on Aging, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Committee on Environment and Public Works and Committee on Foreign Relations.
Kirsten Gillibrand is the junior senator from New York. Born in December 1966, Gillibrand was named on January 23, 2009 to fill Hillary Clinton's empty Senate seat.

Gillibrand represented New York's 20th congressional district from 2007 until her selection. She was born in Albany and attended Dartmouth College and UCLA.

She is in the Special Committee on Aging, Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Committee on Environment and Public Works and Committee on Foreign Relations.
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  • Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand exercises some ideas about health

    When it comes to kids and food, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pragmatic: "Give kids a choice between French fries and green beans, they're going to pick French fries because they're delicious." Last summer, the junior senator from New York and mom to two young boys spoke about the need for more healthful school-lunch standards at a Senate committee hearing. She believes all kids deserve healthful, fresh, well-prepared foods so they can develop a taste for them at an early age.
  • Capitol Hill Buzz: Senators vote on amendments, score points

    The Senate is a place where hidebound tradition mixes with raw politics, sometimes with a touch of the absurd. Then there's the "vote-a-rama." That's the official name for the marathon voting session that accompanies the Senate's consideration of a...

    Pregnant staffers help congressman sell proposals for better benefits

    Pregnant staffers help congressman sell proposals for better benefits
    For eight years, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger has pushed a bill to expand benefits for working parents. For eight years, it has failed to pass. Now he has an opportunity to put his ideas into practice. The Baltimore County Democrat employs 14 full-time...

    Advocates continue push to legalize marijuana in New Jersey

    Dozens of people gathered Saturday near the New Jersey Statehouse to show their support for legalizing marijuana. Several people were openly smoking the drug during the rally, but apparently none were arrested. The event drew a diverse crowd of...

    Marijuana bill gains steam in Senate

    WASHINGTON When it comes to pot, political winds may be shifting in the Senate. Joining a new generation of senators such as Cory Booker, D-N.J., Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., veteran Democrat Barbara Boxer has added her name to a...