Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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Continued economic uncertainty in many households has more New Yorkers relying on assistance from food pantries. That was a message relayed Friday by three elected representatives during a visit to a Cheektowaga church where needs are rising both for food handouts and volunteer assistance.

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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a town hall meeting on the University at Buffalo's North Campus Friday afternoon, covering topics ranging from health care to jobs to immigration.

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New York's two U-S senators voted against the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as a Supreme Court justice Saturday.

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New York dairy farmers paid millions in premiums for an insurance program that didn’t help. Now Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for more federal aid.

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New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced the state's receipt of federal grant money to fight homelessness.

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With a Republican tax reform plan passed by the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday, a vote by the full legislative body was anticipated by the end of the week. One of those who will cast a vote insists it's a gift for the very wealthy, while a Western New York Republican in the House says the data shows middle class families will enjoy tax relief.


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Around 600 people turned out on Thursday evening for a town hall meeting with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Buffalo State's Rockwell Hall. The large audience appeared to agree with her on most issues.