Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing a call for legislation that would allow student borrowers to refinance their federal student loans at lower interest rates.
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.
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.
A push has been launched for the federal government to provide additional help in cleaning up contaminated sites.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the the renewed debate over gun control in the wake of the Newtown massacre, we’re continuing to look at the rhetoric.
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.