Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
The civil rights battles fought by Martin Luther King Jr. are different from today’s problems, and the country must work together to end poverty and gun violence, state leaders said Monday.
Senators Gillibrand and Schumer said Saturday that a vote is likely on whether to begin formal debate on a bill that would provide up to $7.4 billion in health care and compensation.
Unless Congress acts, extended unemployment benefits will expire at midnight Tuesday for roughly 400,000 New York residents, 275,000 from New Jersey and 58,000 from Connecticut.
New York City is receiving a multimillion dollar Homeland Security grant to protect the metropolitan area from “dirty bombs” – crudely constructed nuclear explosive devices.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined WCBS 880 to talk about the Senate’s block of a vote to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell” and slow movement on the 9/11 health bill.