Streams

 

Kirsten Gillibrand

WNYC News

Federal Lawmakers, First Responders Push to Make 9/11 Zadroga Act Permanent

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Senators and house members say extending the Zadroga Act indefinitely is a moral obligation to 9/11 first responders and survivors

Comment

WNYC News

NY Senators Ask Feds To Allow Marijuana Imports

Monday, September 29, 2014

Acting Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said there's evidence marijuana may help 60,000 epileptic New Yorkers who aren't responding to conventional treatments.

Comment

WNYC News

Lawmakers Push to Extend 9/11 Health and Benefits Programs for 25 Years

Monday, September 08, 2014

WNYC
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the New York City congressional delegation are calling on Congress to extend the federal legislation for 9/11 victims and survivors until 2041.

Comment

WNYC News

Senator Calls for Support, Transparency for Campus Sex Assault Victims

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

New York Senator Gillibrand says she has bipartisan support for legislation strengthening support services for victims of sexual assault at colleges and universities.

 

Comment

WNYC News

Sen. Gillibrand Takes Aim at Sexual Assault on Campuses

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WNYC

New legislation continues Sen. Kristen Gillibrand's efforts to fight sexual violence against women.

Comment

The Takeaway

Jeffrey Sinclair & Sexual Assault in the Military

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

After two long years, the case of Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, once a rising star in the United States Army, finally comes to a close this week. General Sinclair, a 27-year Army veteran, was accused of sexual assault by his former mistress, an Army captain. Roger Canaff is a career prosecutor who served as an expert for the Department of the Army from 2009 to 2012. He examines the Sinclair case, its consequences and how the military should move forward on the issue of sexual assault.

Comments [4]

The Takeaway

'House of Cards' Story Mirrors Real D.C. Vote

Monday, March 10, 2014

The battle between Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Claire McCaskill over a military sexual assault bill sounds eerily familiar if you've been keeping up with Season Two of "House of Cards." 

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Senate Blocks Change to Military Sex Assault Cases

Thursday, March 06, 2014

The Senate blocked a bill that would have stripped senior military commanders of their authority to prosecute or prevent charges for alleged rapes and other serious offenses, capping an emotional, nearly yearlong fight.

Comments [1]

WNYC News

Dueling Bills Address Sexual Assault in the Military

Thursday, November 07, 2013

New York's junior senator, Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand, has been championing an effort to change the way the military deals with sexual assaults. Another Democratic Senator, Claire McCaskill, of Missouri, has also made the issue a top priority. But they are approaching reforms in different ways, and each is lobbying her colleagues hard for her own bill. McCaskill wants to keep prosecutorial power in the hands of military commanders. Gillibrand thinks those commanders — essentially, the bosses of the accusers —  have been part of the problem, and her bill would take assault cases out of the chain of command and turn them over to military prosecutors. 

Comments [1]

The Brian Lehrer Show

Sen. Gillibrand: Military Justice; Food Stamps Cuts; More

Friday, May 17, 2013

Kirsten GillibrandNew York Senator (D), talks about her proposed legislation to deal with the crisis on military sexual assault and fighting cuts to food stamps.

Comments [15]

WNYC News

Sexual Assault ‘Epidemic’ in Military Says Sen. Gillibrand

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is taking the military to task after an annual review showed the number of sexual assaults in the military increased.

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

Fiscal Cliff Cuts Would be Deepest for New York's Disadvantaged

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New York stands to take a $600 million hit in 2013 if Congress fails to avert automatic spending cuts slated for January, which would fall disproportionately on poor and middle-income New Yorkers, according to a new study. 

Comments [3]

WNYC News

NY Sen. Gillibrand Wins Election for 1st Full Term

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has won election to her first full term representing New York, fending off a challenge from Republican Wendy Long.

Comments [2]

WNYC News

Cuomo: Helicopter Survey of Sandy Damage ‘Disturbing’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. He says the state faces "significant" challenges to rebuild, and will have to "fundamentally" rethink  New York City's infrastructure going forward.

Comments [15]

WNYC News

Gillibrand Poised for Big Win in Senate Race, Poll Shows

Friday, October 26, 2012

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is poised for a huge win on Election Day, with a more than 40-point lead over Republican challenger Wendy Long, according to a poll by Siena College released Friday.

Comment

WNYC News

Gillibrand, Long Square Off in Sole Senate Debate

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Incumbent Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and her Republican challenger, attorney Wendy Long, traded barbs during the only debate in New York’s U.S. Senate race.

Comments [1]

It's A Free Country ®

Long’s Hurdle: The Gillibrand - D’Amato Connection

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

WNYC

Trailing in the polls, with a fraction of the money of national powerhouse fundraiser and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Republican Wendy Long is struggling to gain traction.   And some Republicans say there's a reason the Republicans are fielding such a weak, underfunded candidate in New York. They say former U.S. Senator Alfonse D'Amato's ties to Gillibrand have discouraged GOP donors and supporters.  It's a charge Gillibrand doesn't exactly deny.

Comment

WNYC News

9/11 Responders May Face Deep Cuts in Zadroga Funds

Monday, October 15, 2012

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said as much as $38 million could be slashed from the Zadroga Act that helps sick first responders next year if Congress does not reach a budget deal.

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

So, How Rich Are Our Lawmakers?

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

An analysis by the Washington Post shows just how wealthy our legislators in Congress really are. How does the tri-state delegation stack up?

Comment

It's A Free Country ®

New York’s Gillibrand Looking to Go National with Women

Monday, October 01, 2012

This November, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is running for her first full six-year term in the Senate. It's been nearly four years since she was tapped to fill Hillary Clinton's seat. She’s still building name recognition in New York, but her ambitions extend way beyond the state’s borders.

Comments [2]