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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand in Albany
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking to include legislation to strengthen workers’ rights in a federal infrastructure package. The Democrat gathered with union leaders and local officials in Albany this morning. 

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand speaks with Hoosick Falls residents
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand hosted a roundtable discussion with community leaders and advocates Monday in Hoosick Falls where she provided details on new legislation intended to address PFAS contamination and require medical monitoring for those affected by pollution. 

Rep. Richard Neal
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With Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tie-breaking vote, Democrats in the U.S. Senate early Friday took action to move forward a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. State and federal officials provided updates on the bill on Friday.

Buttercup Farm Audubon Sanctuary. Stanfordville, Dutchess County
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Two New York federal lawmakers are reintroducing legislation to deliver resources to rural communities.

Metro-North Harlem Line train in Wassaic, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators say a rail line in the Hudson Valley is on track for improvements.

Metro-North Harlem Line train in Wassaic, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

Federal lawmakers from New York say funding they helped secure for an MTA study could result in improved public confidence in mass transit.

Gillibrand Calls For Trump's Removal From Office

Jan 7, 2021
New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand delivers Zoom media briefing January 7, 2021
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says every option to hold President Trump accountable for Wednesday’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol must be on the table. And a fellow Democratic Senator from Massachusetts is among those federal lawmakers calling for Trump’s removal from office before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in January 20.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has announced her first bill for the new session of Congress, and it aims to speed up the country’s lagging vaccine distribution. Meantime, Rockland County received its first shipment of a COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday morning and began administering it to county healthcare workers Tuesday afternoon.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
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As representatives in Washington debate a new COVID-19 relief bill, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says an extension of a paid leave provision should be included.

Peekskill Station
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Federal funding will help improve safety at one of the busiest grade crossings along Metro-North Railroad’s routes in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Funding Will Help Agribusiness In The Hudson Valley

Sep 29, 2020
farm produce
US Department of Agriculture

Democratic congressional lawmakers in New York have announced federal funding to support economic growth in the Hudson Valley’s low-income and distressed communities.

Tropical Storm Isais Damage in Dutchess County, Aug. 4, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

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.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

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
Lucas Willard / WAMC

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.

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.

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.

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