Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator from New York, Democrat

Gillibrand, a Democrat, has been a senator from New York since Jan 27, 2009 (next election in 2018).

She was previously the representative for New York's 20th congressional district (2007-2009).


2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Gillibrand has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the Senate.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Gillibrand is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

Committee Membership

Kirsten Gillibrand sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gillibrand sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (19%) Agriculture and Food (19%) Armed Forces and National Security (14%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Education (10%) Taxation (9%) International Affairs (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Gillibrand’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to May 2016, Gillibrand missed 21 of 2,248 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 19 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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