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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Asthma attacks rise in NY; Gillebrand bill targets schools

    Asthma rates are on the rise, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill to help treat it in schools. The School Asthma Management Plan Act announced Wednesday would make sure that schools are equipped to respond to asthma attacks and work to...
  • 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...
  • NY senator, colleague introduce rail safety measure

    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. The Democrats from New York and Connecticut say...
  • 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...
  • A sampling of editorials from around New York

    The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle on opting out of standardized testing in schools. April 8 Here's a question you definitely won't see on the Common Core assessment tests that will be administered beginning April 14. Which group is this hullabaloo...
  • 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...
  • Duckworth's bid for Kirk's U.S. Senate seat promises costly battle

    Duckworth's bid for Kirk's U.S. Senate seat promises costly battle
    — Rep. Tammy Duckworth's challenge to Republican Sen. Mark Kirk portends a costly battle in what figures to be one of the most closely watched 2016 Senate contests. Duckworth, 47, a two-term Democrat from Hoffman Estates who lost her legs in the...
  • Teaching hospitals may benefit from Schumer's likely ascension

    Teaching hospitals have an ally in New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer and are likely to benefit if, as expected, he becomes the Senate's next Democratic leader. Schumer could leverage his newfound influence in Congress to increase medical education...