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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.

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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.

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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
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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.

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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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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand paid a visit to a farmers market in Poughkeepsie Monday. It provides access to fresh and healthy foods in a high-poverty, urban area. Gillibrand was there to demand an investigation into a move by the USDA to end processing of SNAP payments at farmers markets.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Ken Lovett, Albany Bureau Chief for The New York Daily News, about Governor Cuomo's restorartion of voting rights to felons on parole. The pair also discuss the 2018 election.

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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Troy this afternoon to announce new legislation aimed at making prescription drugs for older Americans more affordable.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is aiming for a young demographic.

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It's an idea that's been on the table for some time: New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing legislation to create a Postal Bank, which would establish a retail bank in all of the U.S. Postal Service’s 30,000 locations.

New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand with workers at employee-owned Schenectady Steel in Rotterdam. (April 30, 2018)
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New York U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited an employee-owned company in Rotterdam Monday, promoting legislation she says would pave the way for more employees to obtain partial ownership of companies they work for.

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New York’s U.S. Senators have announced federal funding to support research and remediation efforts for communities facing contamination from the chemicals PFOA and PFOS.

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Advocates for DACA recipients, DREAMers, rallied in Albany today —  one day after the state Assembly passed "The DREAM Act" for the eighth year in a row.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking a federal Department of Justice investigation into the U.S. Olympic Committee’s handling of sexual abuse allegations against a former team doctor.

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President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. Some Hudson Valley members of Congress plan to make a statement with their guests. Others have invited family members.

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Earlier today, New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand previewed President Trump’s State of the Union Address.

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New York’s U.S. senators have announced federal aid for early education programs for low-income families.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Friday unveiled two pieces of legislation meant to promote veteran employment in the public workforce, as well as protect the working rights of veterans who have come back from reserve duties.

New York's Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced legislation in the Senate that could help prevent tragedies like Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City.

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New York U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by Troy's Hudson Valley Community College Wednesday for a town hall.

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand stopped by Troy's Hudson Valley Community College late Wednesday afternoon for a Town Hall.

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