August 27th, 2014
05:21 PM ET
2 months ago

Gillibrand says fellow lawmaker called her 'porky'

(CNN) – Sen. Kristen Gillibrand said she's experienced sexism working on Capitol Hill from some of her male colleagues - one of whom, she said, warned her of getting "porky" after she had a baby.

The New York Democrat recounted the story to People magazine in an interview posted Wednesday promoting her book "Off the Sidelines," due out in September.

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Filed under: Kirsten Gillibrand
Rand Paul and his Democratic buds
July 22nd, 2014
03:10 PM ET
3 months ago

Rand Paul and his Democratic buds

Washington (CNN) - Republican Sen. Rand Paul teamed up with a Democrat once again Tuesday in his effort to restore voting rights for convicted criminals who've served time in prison.

The Kentucky senator held a panel discussion on Capitol Hill with Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland, the latest high-profile Democrat publicly working with Paul to rally support around a policy or idea.

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Filed under: Cory Booker • Eric Holder • Harry Reid • Kirsten Gillibrand • Mark Udall • Rand Paul • Ron Wyden
Kirsten Gillibrand insists that Hillary Clinton run in 2016
March 25th, 2014
05:28 PM ET
7 months ago

Kirsten Gillibrand insists that Hillary Clinton run in 2016

Updated 2:06 p.m. ET, 3/26/2014

(CNN) – Hillary Clinton's successor in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, isn't taking no for an answer.

The New York Democrat said on Tuesday that she's not running for president in 2016 but will "make sure" Clinton does.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Kirsten Gillibrand
Facing deadline, lawmakers try to salvage defense bill
December 9th, 2013
08:52 PM ET
10 months ago

Facing deadline, lawmakers try to salvage defense bill

Washington (CNN) - As Congress struggles to complete its lengthy to-do list before a holiday recess, bipartisan leaders of the House and Senate defense committees are pushing a compromise that would allow them to quickly pass a critical defense bill that is currently stalled in the Senate.

The bill, which Congress has passed for 52 straight years, has been held up over a bitter disagreement on how many amendments would receive votes.
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Filed under: Congress • Kirsten Gillibrand
Reid backs Gillibrand on military sexual assault bill
November 19th, 2013
04:14 PM ET
11 months ago

Reid backs Gillibrand on military sexual assault bill

(CNN) – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, gained herself a powerful ally Tuesday on her amendment to combat military sexual assault.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, told reporters that he would be backing Gillibrand's bill to take prosecution of sexual assault in the military out of the chain of command, a divisive measure that has opponents and supporters on both sides of the aisle.
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Filed under: Harry Reid • Kirsten Gillibrand
Spitzer's opponent gets boost from Sen. Gillibrand
July 22nd, 2013
10:56 AM ET
1 year ago

Spitzer's opponent gets boost from Sen. Gillibrand

(CNN) – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York threw her support Monday behind Scott Stringer, the Democrat and Manhattan borough president competing with Eliot Spitzer in this year's New York City comptroller race.

"I believe Scott Stringer is clearly the best choice to serve New Yorkers as the next comptroller of the City of New York," Gillibrand said in a statement, released by Stringer's team. "Scott will fight hard for middle class families and has the temperament and judgment to be extraordinarily successful."
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • Kirsten Gillibrand • New York
Unlikely allies back effort to stop military sexual assaults
July 16th, 2013
12:30 PM ET
1 year ago

Unlikely allies back effort to stop military sexual assaults

Updated at 12:35 p.m. ET on 7/16

Washington (CNN) – An effort to remove sexual assault cases from the military chain of command received a bipartisan boost Tuesday as conservative Republicans joined the bill's main backer, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, to voice their support for the measure.

“Our carefully crafted common sense proposal was written in direct response to what the victims told us, the stories that came from them, what happened to them, the fact that they didn’t trust the chain of command, that they were retaliated against, that they didn’t think justice was possible,” Gillibrand said at a Capitol Hill event.
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Filed under: Kirsten Gillibrand • Pentagon • Rand Paul • Ted Cruz
A Bush to honor a Clinton
June 27th, 2013
03:28 PM ET
1 year ago

A Bush to honor a Clinton

(CNN) - Hillary Clinton can add one more accolade to her resume for any future presidential runs, an award that will be given to her by a Bush, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

In September, Clinton is scheduled to receive the National Constitution Center's 2013 Liberty Medal, which seeks to honor men and women who promote freedom around the world.
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June 21st, 2013
10:02 AM ET
1 year ago

Gillibrand reaffirms position on military sex assault prosecution

(CNN) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand maintained Friday that the authority for prosecuting sexual assault in the military needs to be taken out of the chain of command.

"What we see from the victims," the New York Democrat said on CNN's "New Day," "They're not reporting these crimes because they don't trust the chain of command. They actually don't feel they will get justice in the system."
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Filed under: Carl Levin • Kirsten Gillibrand • Senate
W.H. holds meeting on sexual assault in military
May 9th, 2013
09:14 AM ET
1 year ago

W.H. holds meeting on sexual assault in military

Washington (CNN) – About a dozen members of Congress were invited to meet at the White House Thursday with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and the first lady's chief of staff Tina Tchen to address the issue of sexual assault in the military, a senior administration official said.

The official did not provide names of the lawmakers invited to the bicameral bipartisan meeting, but CNN confirmed three of the guests were Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-New Hampshire, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York.
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