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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

$117 Million Coming In Federal Aid For Sandy-Related Damage To Bellevue Hospital

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said the New York City public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for Superstorm-Sandy-related damages.

08/14/2014

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) is joined by survivors of campus sexual assult during a news conference about new legislation aimed at curbing sexual assults on college and university campuses at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center July 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. With strong bipartisan support in the Senate, the bill would require schools to make public the result of anonymous surveys about campus assaults and impose significant financial burdens on universities that fail to comply with some of the law's requirements. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

SUNY Supports Bill Combating Sexual Assaults On Campus

New York’s public university system is the first to support a bipartisan federal effort that would strengthen colleges and universities’ assistance for sexual assault victims while establishing penalties for non-compliance.

08/13/2014

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Launches Re-Election Bid At Democratic Convention On Long Island

Cuomo sounded a triumphant note in his party convention address that cited his successful efforts to pass gay marriage and gun control and his work to boost education investments and fix the economy of upstate New York.

05/22/2014

Dinesh D'Souza

Scholar Dinesh D’Souza Pleads Guilty In Campaign Donations Case

On Tuesday, Dinesh D’Souza admitted to getting two close associates to make $10,000 contributions to Wendy Long.

05/20/2014

Dinesh D'Souza

Judge: No Evidence Of Selective Prosecution For Scholar Dinesh D’Souza

A New York federal judge said Thursday that he sees no evidence that conservative scholar and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza is being selectively prosecuted.

05/15/2014

Bronx School For Nigeria

Bronx Elementary Students Request Lawmakers Aid Nigerian Kidnap Victims

The crisis in Nigeria is difficult for us to comprehend as adults, but what about children? One teacher is taking a unique approach to teaching her kids about what’s happening — and how they can make a difference.

05/08/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Drafts Bill To Allow College Grads To Refinance Federal Loans

Student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark nationwide, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt.

04/08/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Seeks Funds To Fight College Campus Sex Assaults

Gillibrand and Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri released a bipartisan letter Friday to the leadership of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, asking for money to investigate and enforce sexual assault laws at colleges and universities.

04/07/2014

Wine Bottles (file/credit: Clip Art)

Brutal Winter Has Made For Disaster For Upstate Winemakers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared a disaster in 19 upstate New York counties where the severe winter has caused severe damage to vineyards.

03/28/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes For Lower Child Care Costs

The New York Democrat announced Sunday she’s proposing legislation that would more than double the federal child care tax credit — and also make it refundable.

03/09/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Gillibrand To Obama: Allow For Lower Student Loan Rates

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing a call for legislation that would allow student borrowers to refinance their federal student loans at lower interest rates.

01/26/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announces plan to offer paid family and medical leave, Jan. 23, 2014 (credit: Instagram/Sen. Gillibrand)

Gillibrand Pushes For Paid Family And Medical Leave For Nominal Cost To Workers

The senator’s measure would change the Family and Medical Leave Act, which was enacted in 1993, to give workers about two-thirds of their salaries for up to 12 weeks in a family crisis.

01/23/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks at a press conference urging people to sign up for the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Sen. Gillibrand: ‘Clock Is Ticking’ On Enrollment For 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

Anyone who worked on lived near the World Trade Center on or after Sept. 11 and was exposed to the toxic dust is eligible to sign up ahead of the Oct. 3 deadline.

09/23/2013

New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in Union Square - May 3, 2013 (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Gillibrand Pushes Legislation To Improve Contaminated Site Cleanup

A push has been launched for the federal government to provide additional help in cleaning up contaminated sites.

08/10/2013

Scott Stringer, City Comptroller. (file/credit: Twitter/Scott Stringer)

Gillibrand, Women’s Groups Back Scott Stringer In NYC Comptroller’s Race

Gillibrand, who rarely endorses in a Democratic primary, said on Monday that Stringer is “clearly the best choice” for the financial watchdog position. She singled out Stringer’s “temperament and judgment,” praise that was likely a swipe at the former New York governor’s track record.

07/22/2013

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