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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Congress negotiates as deadline nears for government spending bill

    Congress is pushing Thursday's deadline to fund the government to the brink as lawmakers engage in last-minute horse-trading that may require a 48-hour stopgap measure to keep federal offices from temporarily shutting down. The $1.1-trillion funding...
  • Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy

    Female senators urge Goodell to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policy
    Sixteen female senators have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell requesting that the NFL adopt a zero-tolerance policy against domestic violence. Goodell recently instituted a policy with a six-game suspension for first-time domestic...