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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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  • Gillibrand bill would prevent anti-LGBT adoption bias

    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is announcing legislation to remove legal barriers to adoption by lesbian, gay and transgender parents. Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, said Sunday she will introduce legislation this week that would prohibit...
  • Harris, Sanchez dominate Anaheim gathering of California Democrats

    Harris, Sanchez dominate Anaheim gathering of California Democrats
    The contours of California's U.S. Senate race sharpened Saturday, with Kamala Harris trying to keep stride as the leading contender while upstart Loretta Sanchez sought to knock her off balance. Their clashing ambitions dominated an Anaheim gathering of...
  • Sen. Gillibrand touts medical marijuana bill in western NY

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is joining with patients and families to promote a bill that would remove federal prohibitions on medical marijuana in New York and 22 other state's where it's legal. Gillibrand will be at a neurological center in Amherst and a...
  • Campus sex crime reporting increases, says Education Dept.

    Reports of sex offenses on college campuses provided to the Education Department have nearly doubled over a five-year period. In a letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., released Tuesday by her office, department officials said they believe the increase...
  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: May 5 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer on military sex assault reform still falling short: Statistics can tell a compelling story. Or they can hide one. It depends on who's interpreting the...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    Police kill 2 men who shot security guard outside Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas Two gunmen were killed Sunday in Texas after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad, and a bomb squad...
  • Harris Senate run fueled by lawyers, Hollywood executives

    Harris Senate run fueled by lawyers, Hollywood executives
    California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris reported more than 2,800 contributions to her U.S. Senate campaign in a report Wednesday that underscored her quick emergence as a top contender to succeed Democrat Barbara Boxer. Harris, the only well-known...
  • Fraternities drop student lobbying against rape investigations

    NEW YORK College fraternities and sororities, facing an online protest by hundreds of their members, won't ask students to push for rules making it harder for universities to investigate campus rape claims. The groups' political arm had planned to enlist...
  • Blumenthal Joins Federal Push For New Rail Safety Rules

    Hoping to avoid long delays for a new nationwide rail safety system, five senators, including Sen. Richard Blumenthal, put forward a compromise bill on Friday. Their proposal would force railroads to be more open about their safety initiatives, protect...
  • Repeal the federal laws on pot

    Repeal the federal laws on pot
    One model of political statesmanship is figuring out where you want the country to go and persuading the people to follow in that direction. Another is figuring out where the people are going and hustling to get in front of the parade. Then there is the...
  • Some liberal Democrats are not quite ready for Hillary Clinton

    Some liberal Democrats are not quite ready for Hillary Clinton
    He's been a close family ally for nearly two decades and spearheaded her victory to a U.S. Senate seat.  But, for now, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is not endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton's second White House run.  De Blasio, elected in 2013 by...