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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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  • Pentagon plans major review of military justice system

    WASHINGTON — The Defense Department, under pressure from Congress to reexamine the way it handles sexual assault cases, announced Tuesday a comprehensive review of the entire military justice system. "It's been over 30 years since the military...
  • Rekha Basu: Strong rape laws and independent enforcement are necessary

    Sexual assaults are ubiquitous; they happen in every environment. But for all the talk about changing sexist cultures, it will take real justice, served free from interference by people with a vested interest, to deter them. That is especially...
  • A step forward on sexual assault

    The following editorial appeared in the Miami Herald on Tuesday, March 18: The collapse of the sexual-assault trial of Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair in Fort Bragg highlights the U.S. military's problematic and arbitrary record on meting out...
  • Rep. Jackie Speier doesn't mince words

    WASHINGTON — Uneasiness filled the room at an otherwise routine congressional budget hearing last week as Rep. Jackie Speier took the microphone and lit into the nation's top military commanders about a crude chain of emails. Speier, more than...
  • Military justice bungles latest day in court

    Military justice bungles latest day in court
    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair's trial on sexual assault charges began the day after the Senate blocked a bill that would change the way such cases are handled. Sinclair, the former deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and a onetime rising...
  • Senate rejects stronger military sexual assault bill

    Senate rejects stronger military sexual assault bill
    WASHINGTON — An ambitious bill seeking to stem the rise of sexual assaults in the military died Thursday after senators from both parties refused to limit the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute such cases. Sen. Kirsten...
  • Senate rejects Gillibrand bill on sexual assaults in military

    Senate rejects Gillibrand bill on sexual assaults in military
    WASHINGTON -- An ambitious proposal to stem the rising number of sexual assaults in the military was rejected Thursday after senators from both parties balked at limiting the role of commanding officers in deciding whether to prosecute. Sen. Kirsten...
  • Hillary Clinton's possible run blocks would-be Democratic contenders

    If Hillary Clinton doesn't run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 — and there's one chance in five of that — the party could have a nervous breakdown. On the national level, the Democratic bench is weaker, or more...
  • Ben Affleck on 'This Week'; John Kerry on 'Face the Nation'

    Ben Affleck on 'This Week'; John Kerry on 'Face the Nation'
    For Oscar Sunday, ABC has lined up Ben Affleck and Nate Silver for "This Week." Affleck directed "Argo," which won best picture last year. He testified this week before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations about violence in the Democratic...
  • 'Obama' Filmmaker Indicted for Campaign Fraud

    Dinesh D'Souza, director of the 2012 documentary "2016: Obama's America," was arrested and indicted for campaign finance fraud on Thursday, Reuters reports. The conservative filmmaker and best-selling author allegedly contributed $20,000 in 2012 in the...
  • Anti-Obama filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza charged with campaign fraud

    Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative author and filmmaker behind the critical documentary "2016: Obama's America," has been indicted in New York on charges he violated campaign finance laws, according to the Associated Press and other news outlets....