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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) spoke to reporters Tuesday after returning from a Thanksgiving visit to service members in Afghanistan and Kuwait.


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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has unveiled new bipartisan legislation to help protect older adults and long-term care patients from abuse by improving health care worker hiring practices.

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Heating your home can be pricey, especially if you’re on a limited income. Many low-income people depend on LIHEAP to stay warm, but those dollars are uncertain this winter.

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Presidential impeachment dominated a town hall meeting Wednesday at the Buffalo Irish Center, called by U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. She is back at home, after being tied up most of this year in her unsuccessful race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Struggling to fundraise and lagging in the polls, New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand suspended her 2020 presidential campaign Wednesday evening. She closed her run Wednesday with a campaign video, as it became clear she would be left out of the next debates.

Gillibrand announced herself as a Democratic presidential hopeful to a national audience in January on the “Late Show” with Stephen Colbert.

The next day, New York’s junior Senator took her message to a diner in Brunswick near her home in Rensselaer County.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is the latest Democratic presidential candidate to drop out of the 2020 race.

She announced her exit Wednesday afternoon in a video posted on Twitter.

"It's important to know when it's not your time and to know how you can best serve your community and country," Gillibrand said. "I believe I can best serve by helping to unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020."

Gillibrand thanked her volunteers and supporters in the video, saying "I'm so proud of this campaign and everything we've achieved."

National attention is turning to issues that have been central to Kirsten Gillibrand's years of public service: equality and reproductive rights.

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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she is running for president, joining a growing number of Democrats who are seeking to challenge President Trump in 2020.

Gillbrand announced her decision on CBS's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, saying she is filing her exploratory committee for the White House on Tuesday evening.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to issue clear guidelines for grocery stores to notify customers about purchased products that have been recalled.

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Two years out from a presidential election isn't stopping some Democrats from making their White House ambitions known, including New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who ran on a campaign that she would finish her term.

Democratic New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican challenger Chele Farley debated for the only time before Election Day Thursday.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand can expect a strong political assault in her re-election campaign against Republican, Conservative and Reform candidate Chele Farley, The challenger made her first visit locally Thursday.

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Politics isn't always red or blue. Lately, it's all about green.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., plans to introduce legislation on Friday to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, adding a high-profile advocate in the effort to decriminalize, legalize and normalize marijuana use in America.

Schumer, Gillibrand urge honor for Slaughter

Mar 17, 2018
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Rep. Louise Slaughter passed away on Friday, after suffering injuries from a fall at her Washington, D.C. residence.

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An increasing number of states over the past few years have looked into legalizing marijuana. Now there is a chance pot could be removed from the list of controlled substances.

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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.

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