Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Firefighters arrive at the World Trade Center - New York, NY - Sep 11, 2001 (credit: DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Favor Expanding 9/11 Health Compensation Program To Include 50 Cancers

People with any of the cancers on the list could qualify for treatments and payments as long as they and their doctors make a plausible case that the disease might be connected to the caustic dust.

06/08/2012

President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraiser at the Sheraton - New York, NY - Nov 30, 2011 (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Endorses Marriage Equality For Same-Sex Couples

Nearly one year after New York became the sixth state in the U.S. to legally recognize same-sex marriage, President Barack Obama announced his support for marriage equality.

05/09/2012

Geese

Animal Advocates Protesting Gillibrand’s Proposal To Kill Geese Near JFK

The bill would authorize authorities to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in June and July when the birds are molting and cannot fly.

05/03/2012

Space shuttle Enterprise, mounted atop a 747 shuttle carrier aircraft, lands at John F. Kennedy International Airport April 27, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Space Shuttle Enterprise Arrives In New York City

Hundreds of onlookers armed with cameras gathered on rooftops and piers to catch a glimpse of the Enterprise, which was airlifted on the back of a 747, as it arrived in the New York City Friday morning.

04/27/2012

JetBlue Flight 571 was forced to make an emergency landing on Tuesday evening. (credit: CBS 2)

In Wake Of Recent Bird Strikes, Gillibrand Seeks To Allow Goose Kills Near Airports

“We cannot afford to sit back and wait for a catastrophe to occur before cutting through bureaucratic red tape between federal agencies,” U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said.

04/26/2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Steve Israel in Oyster Bay (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Gillibrand, Israel Introduce Bill To Restore Funding For Long Island Sound

Federal funding to preserve, protect and restore Long Island Sound expired in 2011.

04/13/2012

Montauk Point Lighthouse (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Montauk Point Lighthouse To Be Designated A Landmark

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said the designation will make it easier to apply for federal aid and give the lighthouse top priority for funds for repairs, including concerns about erosion.

03/06/2012

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Shoe’s On Other Foot: Now Republicans Blaming Democrats For High Gas Prices

Some are blaming President Barack Obama for the sky-high gas prices, claiming he wants to help enforce the “use-less gas lifestyle” he wants Americans to adopt.

02/21/2012

Contraception debate on Capitol Hill

Female Senators Blast Contraception Hearing Featuring All Male Religious, Political Figures

There were protests on Capitol Hill on Friday from female lawmakers about the all-male panel of witnesses called to testify about what they believe is the Obama administration’s violation of religious freedom. The lawmakers said it’s a women’s rights issue.

02/17/2012

Wikipedia's front page shows a darkened logo on January 18, 2012. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Postpone Vote On Anti-Piracy Bills SOPA & PIPA

Yielding to strong opposition from the high tech community, Senate and House leaders said Friday they will put off further action on legislation to combat online piracy.

01/20/2012

Wikipedia's website goes dark to protest two proposed anti-piracy bills on Jan. 18, 2012 (credit: Wikipedia/CBSNewYork)

Manhattan Demonstrators Sound Off On Proposed Anti-Piracy Bills

Did you notice that big black box on Google’s homepage on Wednesday? And what happened to Wikipedia? They were part of an online protest that spilled into the streets of Manhattan.

01/18/2012

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Gillibrand Backs Bill To Battle Illegal Gun Sales

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Sunday that she’s backing a bill that aims to crack down on corrupt gun dealers and eliminate the flow of illegal guns into New York.

12/04/2011

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

Queens Mom, Daughter Facing Deportation To Bangladesh Can Stay For Now

Supporters cheered as the lawyer for Nazim Habib and her 19-year-old daughter Nadia announced that an immigration judge would review their case.

09/29/2011

Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of the State of Israel (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)/Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

UN Security Council Meets To Discuss Palestinian Statehood, Lobbying Continues

The United Nations Security Council took the first steps in considering the Palestinian’s request for statehood, meeting behind closed doors on Monday on the controversial bid. The arm twisting has begun.

09/26/2011

Nadia Habib (right) and her mom (credit: handout)

Queens Mother & Daughter Hoping To Avoid Deportation To Bangladesh

Nadia Habib and her mom got a letter from Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Sept. 10 stating that they are being deported to Bangladesh next Thursday.

09/23/2011

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