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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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  • Hail Baltimore's happy warrior

    Hail Baltimore's happy warrior
    Barbara Mikulski's surprise announcement that she does not intend to seek a sixth term in the U.S. Senate is going to take time for her constituents to process. That Maryland's favorite daughter, its self-effacing and outspoken champion of the underdog,...
  • Emily's List is ready for�Hillary

    Emily's List hasn't yet endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race,but that's just a formality. The PAC, founded in 1985, has helped Democratic women reach every level of elected office short of the White House. Now the group is focusing its...
  • Gillibrand meeting with students on campus safety efforts

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is part of a bipartisan group of senators that just reintroduced a bill meant to hold colleges more accountable in their handling of sexual assaults on campus. On Monday, the New York Democrat will take part in round table...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Buffalo News on changes to the parkway along the Niagara Gorge. Feb. 25 The unmasking of the beautiful vista along the Niagara Gorge is finally starting to take shape as solid concepts emerge on how to replace a 2-mile stretch of the Robert Moses...
  • The numbers don't lie: Women make more effective legislators than men

    Everyone knows that Congress does very, very little. The Washington Post crunched the numbers last year and found that, mathematically,"no Congress in 40 years has been paid more to pass less legislation." It's also a fact that Congress is heavily male....
  • Carl Leubsdorf: Will age be a factor in 2016 race?

    Americans always like something new. A recent focus group session with a cross section of Colorado voters showed how that might affect the unfolding 2016 presidential campaign. Participants in the nonpartisan focus group conducted by veteran Democratic...
  • Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run

    Senators back Harris for Senate; Villaraigosa 'very likely' to run
    One by one, three U.S. senators took turns tweeting Wednesday that they were “excited” by┬áCalifornia Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris' run for Sen. Barbara Boxer's seat. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York left it at that. Sen. Cory Booker of New...
  • Paid family leave benefits employers as well

    Paid family leave benefits employers as well
    The holiday season can be a time of great joy. But for many working parents, the holidays are also a stark reminder of how tenuous their employment and benefits are. When you have paid time off, spending time with family is joyous, but what if you...
  • Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results

    Reader predictions for the news of 2015, full results
    The column related to these survey results is posted here. Will one of Chicago's mayoral candidates win more than 50 percent of the vote in February's election and avoid a run-off? Yes 69% No 31% Will Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel win reelection? Yes...
  • O'Malley hires campaign manager with expertise in long-shots

    O'Malley hires campaign manager with expertise in long-shots
    Gov. Martin O'Malley has hired a campaign manager renown for delivering long-shot victories. As Maryland's two-term governor continues to weigh a presidential bid, his political action committee hired Bill Hyers as senior adviser. Most recently, Hyers...
  • Amid criticism, Pentagon unveils anti-rape plans

    — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel unveiled new initiatives Thursday to halt rape and other sexual assaults within the U.S. military after the Pentagon released a report showing an 8 percent increase in reported incidents over the past year. The 136-...