Kirsten Gillibrand

Governor's Office

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not officially announced a candidacy for a third term, but has told everyone he is planning to run next year.

With a single 8 a.m. tweet, a classic Trumpian feud has erupted between the president of the United States and the junior senator from his home state, a high-profile female Democrat who called his tweet "a sexist smear."

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., was attending a bipartisan Senate prayer meeting Tuesday morning when she got a phone call. President Trump had tweeted about her.

This appears to have been a response to Gillibrand's call on Monday for Trump to resign.

Al Franken To Resign, Democratic Official Says

Dec 6, 2017

Updated at 7:51 p.m. ET

Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., plans to announce his resignation on Thursday, a Democratic official tells Minnesota Public Radio. The official spoke to Franken and key aides, MPR News reports.

Franken's office, however, says that "no final decision has been made."

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says people need to "fight back" against the proposed Republican health care bill. Gillibrand calls it "disastrous."


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New York will be hit hard if the health care bill introduced in the Senate becomes law.

Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts is on the horizon for arts and humanities in New York state.

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Officials working on the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, which Congress established as a national historical park in January, say there's a lot in store for the facility over the next few years.

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The House is expected to vote Thursday on a Republican health care bill that repeals wholesale sections of the Affordable Care Act. New York's Senators are both blasting it. They take exception to an amendment co-sponsored by Congressman Chris Collins that cuts billions of dollars in federal aid while shifting county medicaid costs to the state level.


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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation to help seniors who have been financially exploited by phone and online scams. Scammers hack personal information and trick seniors into giving them money.

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Area federal representatives are reacting to President Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

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Congress made its first significant move in dismantling the Affordable Care Act on Friday.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unveiled new legislation in Cheektowaga Friday to protect seniors from financial scams.

Harriet Tubman National Historical Park becomes reality

Jan 10, 2017
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New York lawmakers and federal parks officials gathered in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to formally establish the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park in New York.

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The Food Bank of Western New York has seen an 11 percent increase in the number of families it serves over the past year.

New Legislation to improve Peace Bridge travel

Dec 10, 2016
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On Saturday U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer announced that congress passed the Promoting Travel, Commerce, and National Security Act of 2016.

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Stories of hate crimes have been gathering more attention in the days since the Presidential election. The development is drawing a strong response from Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. "We have to stand tall. We have to speak out," Gillibrand said during a Tuesday appearance in Buffalo.


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As the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment gets closer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling for the creation of a national panel that would provide support to local interests seeking to educate people about the drive for women's voting rights.


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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate running against Chuck Schumer is facing great odds in her campaign against the powerful and popular third-term Senator. Wendy Long addressed the New York delegation Tuesday.

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The issue of invasive species threatening the region’s waterways is getting more attention. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, along with other state and local officials, gathered at Buffalo's Outer Harbor Monday to announce federal legislation aimed at preventing invasive species from entering the Great Lakes.

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The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station would be better protected from a future round of base closings under a plan unveiled Monday.

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With no end in sight to the number of people dying from a fatal drug overdose, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing a bill that she says could help.


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says Washington needs to help states tighten the rules against domestic abusers owning guns.


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While New York's primary is still months away, today's results from New Hampshire may play a part in who remains in the Presidential race in April. Catherine Loper of Oswego public radio station WRVO shared some perspective on her reporting from Concord, New Hampshire.


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Almost seven years after 50 people died in the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, the victims' families are still fighting to protect the flying public. They were joined Tuesday by every member of Western New York's congressional delegation in Washington.  


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While hearing testimony from numerous speakers, including relatives of victims of local gun violence, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand renewed her call to pass a bill that would make illegal gun trafficking a federal offense.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand made a brief stop at the Buffalo City Mission to help serve lunch to a few dozen men on Friday.

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Congressman Brian Higgins was in Buffalo yesterday talking about developments in the Middle East.

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In a rare split, New York's two U.S. Senators have differing opinions on the proposed Iran nuclear deal.  Senator Charles Schumer has come out against the pact, while Kirsten Gillibrand says she supports it. 


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Small businesses would have easier access to capital under a bill being pushed by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

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The U.S. Senate will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bipartisan bill to reform campus sexual assault policies across the nation. Studies show one in five women on college campuses will experience some form of unwanted sexual contact by the time they graduate.

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