Kirsten Gillibrand http://wrvo.org en Gillibrand pushing for more STEM opportunities http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushing-more-stem-opportunities <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sen. Kirsten </span>Gillibrand<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (D-NY) has recently been touring New York state, outlining her education plan to provide more opportunities to students across the region in the science, technology, engineering and math or STEM fields.</span></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:23:57 +0000 Carlet Cleare 57373 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushing for more STEM opportunities New York lawmakers rally behind efforts to combat climate change http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-rally-behind-efforts-combat-climate-change <p></p><p>A new White House climate report paints a dire picture for New York if something drastic isn't done to address climate change, and the Obama administration is preparing to act without Congress.<br /><br />The Third National Climate Assessment predicts dramatic changes in coastal states like New York. But the state’s junior Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, says upstate residents and businesses are at risk too.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 10:17:25 +0000 Matt Laslo 56384 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers rally behind efforts to combat climate change Gillibrand pushes for bill to cut student loan rates http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushes-bill-cut-student-loan-rates <p>As the debt load of recent college graduates continues to rise, New York's junior senator is stumping for a new bill that will cut the interest rate on federal student loans by nearly half.</p><p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is one of about two dozen Democrats backing a bill that will reduce the loan rate on undergraduate loans to about 3.8 percent, from the nearly seven percent they sit at now. The bill would also bring down the interest rates for graduate school loans.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 19:48:22 +0000 Ryan Delaney 55758 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushes for bill to cut student loan rates Gillibrand says she isn't giving up on military sexual assault bill http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-says-she-isnt-giving-military-sexual-assault-bill <p></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:00:21 +0000 Gino Geruntino 54569 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand says she isn't giving up on military sexual assault bill U.S. Export-Import Bank president promotes benefits of selling products overseas http://wrvo.org/post/us-export-import-bank-president-promotes-benefits-selling-products-overseas <p></p><p>New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was the first member of Congress to offer the U.S. Export-Import Bank the opportunity to visit small businesses in her state. The result was a meeting last week at Filtertech in Manlius with the bank's president.<br /><br />Filtertech designs and manufactures industrial size liquid filtration systems. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:58:54 +0000 Tom Magnarelli 54234 at http://wrvo.org U.S. Export-Import Bank president promotes benefits of selling products overseas Gillibrand wants higher tax write-off for child care http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-wants-higher-tax-write-child-care <p></p><p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand wants to double the tax write-off for child care expenses, saying it will benefit working mothers and families.</p><p>Right now 35 percent of a child’s daycare – or up to about $1,000 – can be written off on annual tax filings. Gillibrand’s bill would raise that to half of the expenses, or $3,000. She says making child care more affordable will allow more parents to work full time and bring home more money.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:39:44 +0000 Ryan Delaney 52528 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand wants higher tax write-off for child care Gillibrand's military sexual assault bill rejected in Senate http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrands-military-sexual-assault-bill-rejected-senate <p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 12:47:34 +0000 Matt Laslo 52336 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand's military sexual assault bill rejected in Senate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand proposes new military sexual assault bill http://wrvo.org/post/senator-kirsten-gillibrand-proposes-new-military-sexual-assault-bill <p></p><p>New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is on a personal crusade to change the military culture that’s allowed sexual assaults to go unpunished, and is attempting to push a bill through the Senate.</p><p>Gillibrand remembers when the issue of sexual assaults in the military really got on her radar. It was while watching a 2012 documentary called The Invisible War.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:46:02 +0000 Matt Laslo 52118 at http://wrvo.org Senator Kirsten Gillibrand proposes new military sexual assault bill Gillibrand, Hanna push for universal pre-K together http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-hanna-push-universal-pre-k-together <p></p><p>Rep. Richard Hanna and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand played with blocks and Elmer’s glue at a pre-kindergarten classroom in Herkimer Monday before introducing a proposal to fund universal early education on a federal level.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:54:35 +0000 Ryan Delaney 50810 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand, Hanna push for universal pre-K together Gillibrand optimistic on push for reform in military sexual assault cases http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-optimistic-push-reform-military-sexual-assault-cases <p></p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;">Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been pushing hard to reform the way the military handles sexual assaults. Her proposal was dropped once, but she’s hopeful it will come up for a vote again and succeed.&nbsp;</p><p style="font-family: Verdana, Geneva, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: normal;"> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Joanna Richards 50381 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand optimistic on push for reform in military sexual assault cases Gillibrand's five proposals for the economy all focus on women http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrands-five-proposals-economy-all-focus-women <p>U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has five proposals she believes will boost the economy, all centered around women, which she says are the key to a growing economy.</p><p>At Syracuse University’s Maxwell School last week, Gillibrand outlined her American Opportunity Agenda, saying that the things that can help women succeed, and therefore the economy, begin with increasing the minimum wage.</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:27:25 +0000 Ellen Abbott 50143 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand wants crack down on military sexual assaults http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-wants-crack-down-military-sexual-assaults <p></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:23:50 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49841 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand wants crack down on military sexual assaults Gillibrand proposes paid family leave legislation http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-proposes-paid-family-leave-legislation <p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:07:40 +0000 Ellen Abbott 49768 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand proposes paid family leave legislation News Briefs: Thursday, Nov. 14 http://wrvo.org/post/news-briefs-thursday-nov-14 <p><strong>SUNY Upstate VP retiring amid controversy</strong></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:53:20 +0000 WRVO News 47173 at http://wrvo.org News Briefs: Thursday, Nov. 14 New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species http://wrvo.org/post/new-york-lawmakers-fighting-back-against-invasive-species <p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 10:56:17 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43299 at http://wrvo.org New York lawmakers fighting back against invasive species Gillibrand would support some military action in Syria http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-would-support-some-military-action-syria <p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:00:08 +0000 Ellen Abbott 43268 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand explains her 'no' vote on student loan compromise http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-explains-her-no-vote-student-loan-compromise <p>New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says she voted against a recent compromise on student loans because the interest rates shouldn’t be tied to market rates.</p><p>Congress let interest rates on government subsidized student loans double on July first to nearly seven percent. Last week <a href="http://innovationtrail.org/post/schumer-happy-student-loan-interest-rate-compromise?" target="_blank">lawmakers worked out a deal</a> to allow rates to be tied to 10 year Treasury notes. That temporarily lowered the rates again.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 17:45:00 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41848 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand explains her 'no' vote on student loan compromise Gillibrand wants faster cleanup of brownfield sites http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-wants-faster-cleanup-brownfield-sites <p></p><p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is looking to raise the amount of money that can go to cleaning up former industrial sites in a move she says will spark for redevelopment.</p><p>On Monday she crossed upstate New York promoting the Brownfields Utilization Investment and Local Development Act, or BUILD Act.</p><p>Most former industrial sites are contaminated with solvents or metals that leaked into the ground. They're known as brownfields and require remediation before they can be redeveloped.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:19:48 +0000 Ryan Delaney 41845 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand wants faster cleanup of brownfield sites Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand http://wrvo.org/post/sen-gillibrand-focuses-family-issues-raise-her-brand Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is introducing legislation with other lawmakers Thursday that would change how the military handles sexual assault cases. The proposal would let military prosecutors — rather than commanders — decide whether to bring serious military crimes to trial.<p>It's the latest high-publicity move for a senator who was virtually unknown four years ago when she was appointed to fill Hillary Clinton's senate seat. Thu, 16 May 2013 13:16:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 37919 at http://wrvo.org Focus On Women, Families Propels New York's Sen. Gillibrand Gillibrand holds small business listening tour with SBA http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-holds-small-business-listening-tour-sba <p>New York's junior senator and the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration swung through upstate New York Monday to hold a series of roundtable talks with small business owners and economic development officials. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:36:02 +0000 Ryan Delaney 36300 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand holds small business listening tour with SBA Gillibrand pushes for national $10 minimum wage http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushes-national-10-minimum-wage <p>New York's junior senator is staging a fight to raise the federal minimum wage to more than $10 an hour. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:30:50 +0000 Ryan Delaney 35065 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand pushes for national $10 minimum wage Gillibrand introduces bill to boost high-tech manufacturing http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-introduces-bill-boost-high-tech-manufacturing <p>Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has introduced a bill intended to boost high-tech manufacturing. The Democrat from New York visited the Harper International company outside Buffalo to discuss the Made in America Manufacturing Act, which is her first bill to go before the new Congress. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:41:06 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 33248 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand proud of Remington, but says backing it is up to Cuomo http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-proud-remington-says-backing-it-cuomo <p>Firearm manufacturer Remington Arms is a part of New York's long tradition of manufacturing, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says, but using taxpayer dollars to make sure they stay in upstate New York is up to the governor. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:14:14 +0000 Ryan Delaney 33224 at http://wrvo.org Gillibrand proud of Remington, but says backing it is up to Cuomo Area members of Congress push for funding of weatherization program http://wrvo.org/post/area-members-congress-push-funding-weatherization-program <p>Members of Congress are asking the president to include a federal program to help low-income families insulate their homes in next year's budget. Rep. Dan Maffei says this is especially important in upstate New York, where heating a home can cost hundreds of dollars each year. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:08:47 +0000 Durrie Lawrence 31832 at http://wrvo.org Area members of Congress push for funding of weatherization program Senator urges middle ground on gun control http://wrvo.org/post/senator-urges-middle-ground-gun-control <p>Gun control legislation is on the lips of many politicians in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting.&nbsp; But New York's senior senator says that while he supports some gun control, he doesn't want any legislation to go too far. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:22:38 +0000 Ellen Abbott 31599 at http://wrvo.org Senator urges middle ground on gun control Gillibrand says she's optimistic fiscal cliff can be avoided http://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-says-shes-optimistic-fiscal-cliff-can-be-avoided <p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is optimistic that the President Barack Obama and leadership of the House of Representatives will cut a deal to prevent the so-called "fiscal cliff."&nbsp; New York's junior senator predicted there would be progress soon during a visit to Syracuse Friday. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:46:58 +0000 Ellen Abbott 30578 at http://wrvo.org Proposal would allow credit unions to lend more to businesses http://wrvo.org/post/proposal-would-allow-credit-unions-lend-more-businesses <p>Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing for Congress to increase the amount of money credit unions can loan businesses. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 21:55:28 +0000 Catherine Loper 30066 at http://wrvo.org Cuomo allows storm victims to vote at any polling site http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-allows-storm-victims-vote-any-polling-site <p>Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed to issue an executive order that will allow residents displace by superstorm Sandy to cast ballots by affidavit at any polling site in the state. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 11:15:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28654 at http://wrvo.org Wendy Long a long-shot for Senate http://wrvo.org/post/wendy-long-long-shot-senate <p>WRVO News is interviewing regional candidates who are running in contested races.&nbsp; Wendy Long, a Republican attorney from Manhattan is running a long-shot race against incumbent Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. WRVO's Catherine Loper spoke with Long about why she's running, the economy and the importance of women in this year's election.</p><p> Sat, 03 Nov 2012 12:15:00 +0000 Catherine Loper 28495 at http://wrvo.org Wendy Long a long-shot for Senate Cuomo: Helicopter survey of Sandy damage "disturbing" http://wrvo.org/post/cuomo-helicopter-survey-sandy-damage-disturbing <p>Governor Andrew Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.&nbsp; The governor says the state faces significant challenges to rebuild, and will have to fundamentally rethink New York city’s infrastructure going forward. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 10:01:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 28408 at http://wrvo.org