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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the USDA to restore support to dairy farmers that had been removed from a federal coronavirus assistance program.

For three straight nights, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand took to the Senate floor to ask for quick approval of her bill to reform the military's criminal justice system.

After eight years of trying, the Democrat and longtime member of the Senate Armed Services Committee finally has the votes needed to approve the transformative legislation in the upper chamber. The bill has more than 60 cosponsors.

Federal lawmakers are trying to get legislation passed that would protect LGBTQ children in foster care, and put pressure to end discrimination against LGBTQ couples looking to adopt. 

  

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United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is tackling the problem of hunger head on with new legislation aimed at keeping school children fed.


Office of the Governor

Embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s favorability rating is under water, but a new poll shows more New Yorkers than not say he should remain in office.

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U. S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has seen how the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased food insecurity in the state. People across the state wait in line to get food from local food banks and pantries.

On the production side, she says a lack of orders from restaurants, schools and event spaces have left farmers with food they cannot get rid of.


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More of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s close Democratic colleagues in New York are calling for him to step down in the wake of recently sexual harassment and misconduct allegations.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said she is “leaning toward” supporting a modified COVID relief bill championed by Senate centrists. The $908 billion proposal unveiled earlier this week would revive a special jobless benefit at a reduced level of $300 per week, among other things. Gillibrand says she views the package as a placeholder before the Biden administration and next Congress begin in January. Gillibrand talked about COVID relief, the presidential transition and her priorities for 2021 with WAMC’s Ian Pickus.

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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) promoted new legislation she is co-sponsoring in support of military veterans during a visit to the Veterans One-Stop Center of Western New York in Buffalo Thursday.

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Is the old Postal Savings System the key to restoring the finances of the U.S. Postal Service and helping rural and urban poor? Two U.S. senators believe it is.

SNAP

People who receive food stamps have seen a big boost during the pandemic. In the last stimulus bill, Congress increased benefits by $15 billion. But those increased benefits ran out in June. Now, Congress is weighing whether to increase money for food stamps in the next stimulus package, expected this month.

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U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday called on Congress to include a proposal for a $50 billion fund in the next coronavirus relief package in an effort to combat an “unprecedented day care crisis.”

New York's two representatives in the United States Senate announced Tuesday a proposed bill that, if passed, would utilize the Defense Production Act to designate and put in charge an expert who would oversee the nation's distribution of medical supplies related to COVID-19. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say slow action by the White House has made it necessary to pursue what is called the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act.

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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.


U.S. Senate

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.

New York State

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

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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.

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.

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