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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

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

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Continues Push To End ‘Corrosive’ Era Of Abuse Within Military

Speaking on CBS’ “Face The Nation” Sunday, Gillibrand said the current system is working more as a deterrent to those who’ve been sexually assaulted.

06/09/2013

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Many remembered the nation’s oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.

06/03/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov)

Gillibrand To Introduce Legislation In Wake Of Military Sex Assault Allegations

In the last two weeks, two service members have been accused of sexual misconduct. In both cases, the men had been in charge of preventing those type of crimes.

05/16/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: gillibrand.senate.gov)

Sen. Gillibrand Seeking To Shine Light On Sexual Abuse Within Military

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who serves as the chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, plans to address the issue next week with a newly drafted bill.

05/10/2013

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

Launch Of New Movement For Female President Has Spotlight On Gillibrand

The recently retired Hillary Clinton hasn’t announced whether she’ll run or not for the Oval Office, but the Madam President campaign is underway and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand spoke out Friday on her plans for 2016.

05/03/2013

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Vice President Joe Biden (file / credits: Alex Wong/Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fact Check Friday: The Truth About Buying Guns

With the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we’re continuing to look at the rhetoric.

03/22/2013

Floodwaters rush into the Hoboken PATH station during Sandy (credit: Port Authority)

Federal Sandy Aid Designated For Port Authority Sites Damaged By Flooding

About $141.5 million of the funding will go towards repairing the PATH train line, with the remaining $54.2 million designated for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

03/03/2013

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

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Sen. Gillibrand Calls On House Leaders To Call ‘Up Or Down Vote’ On Violence Against Women Act

The measure has passed with bipartisan support twice in the senate, most recently last week.

02/17/2013

The casket carrying former Mayor Ed Koch is removed from Temple Emanu-El following the funeral - Feb. 4, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Politicians, Public React To Ed Koch Funeral

Bagpipes played Monday as the casket of late former Mayor Ed Koch was carried out of Temple Emanu-El on the shoulders of NYPD pall-bearers and and was followed by mourners both connected and common.

02/04/2013

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Appeals For Low-Income Energy Assistance

The funding being sought by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand would help improve energy efficiency in the homes of needy families.

01/08/2013

Schumer Calls For Illegal Gun Crackdown

Sens. Call For Illegal Gun, Background Check Crackdowns In Federal Gun Task Force Report

Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have appealed to the Obama administration to prevent illegal guns from being brought to New York and make it far more difficult for the mentally handicapped and criminals to obtain firearms, while protecting law-abiding gun owners.

01/06/2013

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