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Tropical Storm Isais Damage in Dutchess County, Aug. 4, 2020
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A number of New York’s congressional representatives and the state’s two U.S. senators are calling on President Trump to grant New York’s major disaster declaration request. This comes after damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is calling on top officials to rename Confederate monuments, including at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. This comes after the Senate and House recently passed their respective versions of the National Defense Authorization Act. Both include provisions that Trump opposes to remove Confederate names at military bases. 

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Three New York congressional lawmakers are advocating once again for Stewart Air National Guard base in Orange County to become the site of a new squadron.

Albany County Executive Dan McCoy, masked.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined Albany County Executive Dan McCoy's daily news conference today to discuss how federal funding is being used to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

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Sullivan County Head Start is receiving federal funding to support services for low-income families in the area.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York congressional lawmakers are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a public hearing on a proposed license transfer for Indian Point for decommissioning.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand will be in the Hudson Valley Friday to announce legislation to support families struggling with substance abuse.

Lawmakers Consider Legislation Following Monsey Attack

Dec 31, 2019
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Federal and state lawmakers are considering ways to help combat anti-Semitic violence. This comes following the Saturday stabbings during a Hanukkah celebration in Monsey, in Rockland County, and after similar attacks in New York City and New Jersey. New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a roundtable Monday, where participants discussed needed laws and education.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a roundtable Monday to speak out against anti-Semitism following the weekend stabbing during a Hanukkah celebration at a Rabbi’s house in Monsey. She held the forum at nearby Ramapo Town Hall in Rockland County.

Stewart ANG Base Is A Finalist For A New Squadron

Dec 5, 2019
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says Stewart Air National Guard base is one of seven bases being considered across the nation for a new mission.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

With news that a temporary filtration system is back on track at Stewart Air National Guard base, officials are keeping a close eye on the timeline for the project. The remedial measure is supposed to address PFAS contamination.

Sen. Gillibrand and other officials at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 9, Local 201 on Broadway, Menands.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Menands Thursday afternoon to promote her Build Local, Hire Local Act.  WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas was there.

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Fresh off the national campaign trail, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is renewing her push for legislation that would create a real national paid family and medical leave policy for all American workers. 

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh today. She was briefed on a few issues including the installation of a temporary filtration system at the base to address water contamination.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks in Brunswick in January
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Struggling to fundraise and lagging in the polls, New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand suspended her 2020 presidential campaign Wednesday evening. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports on reaction from leaders in New York politics.

8/29/19 Panel

Aug 29, 2019

  The Roundtable Panel: a daily open discussion of issues in the news and beyond.

Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Daily Freeman Publisher Emeritus Ira Fusfeld, investigative journalist Rosemary Armao, Siena College Professor of Comparative Politics Vera Eccarius-Kelly, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Director of the RPI-IBM Artificial Intelligence research collaboration Jim Hendler.

Dr. Alan Chartock
Eric Korenman

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses reports that New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the Democratic presidential race. 

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.

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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...
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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.

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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
Eric Korenman

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 in January
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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.

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