U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Legislation introduced by New York’s two U.S. Senators to rename a post office in honor of a former Hudson Valley congressman has passed in their chamber.

Courtesy of Westchester County Airport

Federal lawmakers from New York are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to hold a public meeting in Westchester. This comes amid noise concerns of residents near the Westchester County Airport.

Prominent Albany County Democrats including Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Assemblywoman Pat Fahy called for Morse’s resignation...
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Today is primary day in New York state. Polls opened at noon upstate.

U.S. Senator, Rep Introduce Water Infrastructure Bill

Jun 16, 2019
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and 19th District Congressman Antonio Delgado have introduced legislation to help communities repair their aging water infrastructure.

A new poll shows while New Yorkers would prefer Kirsten Gillibrand over Bill de Blasio in a 2020 presidential run, they're not keen on Andrew Cuomo staying on as governor for a fourth term.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has announced a plan to give every voter up to $600 in vouchers to donate to a spate of federal candidates.

Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the Mueller investigation, which found insufficient evidence of conspiracy between President Trump and Russia according to U.S. Attorney General William Barr, but didn't exonerate the president on obstruction of justice. He also comments on U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's presidential campaign speech in front of Trump Tower in New York City. 

Morning Headlines With Ken Lovett

Mar 15, 2019
Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Senior Vice President for Communications and Albany Director for Metropolitan Public Strategies, about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's criticism of state Senate Democrats and the ongoing budget process. They also discuss the lack of support for U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's 2020 presidential bid from New York politicians. 

Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about the Schenectady City Council, which overrode a veto by Mayor Gary McCarthy in order to preserve a city judgeship. They also discuss allegations that U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's office didn't fire an aide accused of sexually harassing a colleague, and an activist who says he stopped U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from arresting two men in his car. 

Dredging of the Hudson River
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Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to declare General Electric’s PCB cleanup on the Hudson River complete.

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New York’s two U.S. Senators are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deem General Electric’s Hudson River PCB cleanup incomplete. The EPA has said it would decide on GE’s request for a Certificate of Completion in early 2019.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about today's headlines, including a letter by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urging the EPA not to issue a certificate of completion for General Electric's dredging project in the Hudson River. They also discuss a proposed truck ban for a street in Amsterdam, New York.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks in Brunswick
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Last night, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced her intention to run for president. Hours after her appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the Democrat returned to her native Capital Region for her first campaign event.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's State of the State Address and budget proposal Tuesday, and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's plans for a 2020 presidential run. He also comments on the failure of the United Kingdom's Brexit deal in Parliament, and what that means for British Prime Minister Theresa May. 

An amendment to the federal Farm Bill passed by the House and Senate is intended to support farmers and the craft beer industry.

Writers Institute Director Paul Grondahl with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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The New York State Writers Institute has received two large gifts expected to secure its future.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the Trump administration to implement a law to help end the use of PFAS chemicals at commercial airports. The junior senator from New York says it’s time to bring awareness that airports can switch to firefighting foam free of the toxic fluorinated chemicals.

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Pat Bradley / WAMC

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was awarded a third term in office by voters Tuesday, who chose him by a wide margin over his opponents.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, of New York, has defeated Republican challenger Chele Farley to win re-election to the U.S. Senate.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand at the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center in Albany
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Center in Albany Thursday, touting a new bill that would expand New York’s basic health plan.

A screencap of Thursday's Gillibrand-Farley debate.
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Democratic New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican challenger Chele Farley debated for the only time before Election Day Thursday.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Chele Farley, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Marc Molinaro
Composite photo Dave Lucas/WAMC & Facebook

With two weeks to go before Election Day, candidates across our region have been gathering for debates. But it isn’t always easy to get them scheduled.

Ken Lovett
Ken Lovett

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for the New York Daily News, about the possibility of gubernatorial, Senate and attorney general debates before November's midterm elections in New York. The pair also discuss Rudy Giuliani's comments regarding the attack on a Manhattan GOP club on Oct. 12th.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said Friday she was withdrawing from a debate against Republican challenger Chele Farley because of a long-running labor dispute involving the cable TV stations that were set to air it.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand are poised to win reelection next month, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters released Thursday morning. The Democrats are holding substantial leads over their Republican opponents — Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and Chele Farley, respectively. But as Quinnipiac polling analyst Mary Snow tells WAMC’s Ian Pickus, many voters are still making up their mind.

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Chele Farley are set to debate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs ahead of November’s midterm elections. The debate, which both campaigns agreed to last month, is set for October 21 at 7 p.m. at the college’s Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall. 

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks to reporters
Jesse King / WAMC

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand appeared in Albany today, speaking with members of the New York State Chapter of the NAACP. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports the Democrat campaigning for re-election focused her speech on racial and social inequalities.

A recently passed federal spending bill includes funding to address PFAS pollution.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (right) at Hudson Valley Community College
Lucas Willard / WAMC

Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a town hall in her home county Sunday evening, speaking to hundreds of constituents at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy. Gillibrand, a Rensselaer County resident, is running for a second full term in November and her message carried a call to action.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to hold a community engagement meeting in New York to hear directly from those affected by PFAS chemicals – the classification of pollutants found in water supplies in communities like Hoosick Falls and Newburgh.

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