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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan Friday announced federal legislation that would create paid family and medical leave.

Mayor Sheehan welcomed US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to city hall for the historic announcement.

Gillibrand, Gibson Push Farm Bill Provision

Aug 9, 2013
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A U.S. Senator and Congressman, both from New York, will be in Sullivan County Friday afternoon to push for the passage of a Farm Bill that extends priority access to USDA funding. More from WAMC’s Allison Dunne.

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Two New York Democrats have introduced legislation to require national parks to sell merchandise made in the U.S.A.

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A U.S. senator and two congress people from New York say they are working to protect the Hudson Valley as well as promote tourism and recreation. And they’re hoping to garner support to study the area for the potential to be designated as a national park.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and congressional representatives Nita Lowey and Sean Patrick Maloney, all Democrats, are behind three pieces of legislation they say would continue to shine a national spotlight on the Hudson River Valley region, from Saratoga to Westchester Counties.

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A U.S. senator and two congressional representatives from New York will be in the Hudson Valley later today to announce plans to harness the economic development, recreation, and tourism potential of the area.

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A U.S. Senator from New York is behind legislation to get air traffic controllers back on the job.

The prevalence of sexual assault in the U.S. Military has been receiving some increased scrutiny

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Two area U.S. Senators and a Congressman are holding a forum later this morning on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

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