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Kirsten Gillibrand announces legislation that would require every state to allow online voter registration. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: Expand Online Voter Registration Access

The New York Democrat will announcing legislation Sunday that would force the 23 states that don’t have an online registration system to establish one.

06/22/2014

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Urges Congress To Pass Paid Family Leave Legislation

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined parents and business owners outside of her Manhattan office on Sunday, and urged Congress to pass federal legislation that would create paid maternity leave.

05/18/2014

Rep. Bill Pascrell in Moonachie, N.J. - Feb. 25, 2013 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

Local Lawmakers Warn Of Budget Cuts If Deal Not Reached In Washington By Friday

The $85 billion budget-cutting mechanism could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections.

02/25/2013

Demonstrators in favor and against President Barack Obama's signature healthcare legislation (left credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/GettyImages; right credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Hails U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling On Health Care, Calls It ‘A Victory’

Chief Justice John Roberts delivered the court’s ruling shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday to a crowd of about 400 to 500 people inside the marble courtroom.

06/28/2012

Rep. Charles Rangel votes in the primary - New York, NY - Jun 26, 2012 (credit: Rich Lamb / WCBS 880)

A Primary Day Like No Other Winds Down In New York

There were a number of hotly contested Democratic primaries that were getting voters to the polls on Tuesday, especially in the racially and ethnically diverse 8th Congressional District in Brooklyn and Queens.

06/26/2012

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Marries Kim Catullo In Private Ceremony

The media wasn’t invited on Saturday when City Council Speaker Christine Quinn — the city’s first openly gay council speaker — married her longtime partner, Kim Catullo.

05/19/2012

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New York, New Jersey Senators Betting Pizza On Devils-Rangers Series

There’s more than a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals at stake in the Round 3 series between the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.

05/17/2012

American troops - Kandahar, Afghanistan (file / credit: JANGIR/AFP/Getty Images)

Sen Gillibrand, NY Veterans Call For Afghan Troop Drawdown

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is appearing with veterans in Manhattan to renew her call for a quick troop drawdown in Afghanistan.

03/25/2012

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Lawmakers Fight To Keep Same-Sex Couple In NY

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, along with Long Island congressman Timothy Bishop, say immigration officials have granted permission for South African Tim Smulian to remain in the United States for another year.

02/11/2012

People walk past the front of the New York Stock Exchange Aug. 5, 2011. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Passes Bill Banning Congress From Using Insider Information

New York’s junior senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, is a main sponsor of the so-called “Stock Act,” which forces lawmakers, their aides and family members to publicly disclose financial transactions.

02/02/2012

Nadia Habib and her Mom Nazim (credit: CBS 2)

Queens Mom, Daughter May Avoid Deportation To Bangladesh

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is lending support to Nazim Habib and her 19-year-old daughter, Nadia. Her office is optimistic the pair will be able to stay in the United States.

09/28/2011

Bob Turner declared victory in 9th Congressional District race (credit: CBS 2)

Voters In 9th Congressional District Say They Were Simply Fed Up With Democratic Way

“We’ve been asked by this district to send a message to Washington, and I hope they hear it loud and clear,” Turner said.

09/14/2011

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NY Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Pushes To Help Unemployed Veterans

Thousands of military veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are now living in New York City with no jobs.

07/10/2011

NYPD Counter Terrorism Team (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Calls For Wireless Network For First Responders

The 9/11 Commission Report pointed to shortcomings in the communications systems used by first responders during the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City in 2001.

05/19/2011

New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand, Commissioner Kelly Want Wireless Network For First Responders

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD needs a broadband network that would allow it to communicate with other agencies, including federal law enforcement

04/11/2011

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