Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand

Senator from New York, Democrat

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

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

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Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2016 Report Card for Gillibrand.

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:

Enacted Legislation

Gillibrand was the primary sponsor of 13 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gillibrand sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (12%) Taxation (9%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gillibrand’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.J.Res. 3 (111th): Relating to the disapproval of obligations under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
Jan 22, 2009. Passed 270/155.
Yea H.R. 2638 (110th): Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009
Sep 24, 2008. Passed 370/58.
Nay H.Res. 1284 (110th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendments to the House amendments to the Senate amendment to the ...
Jun 19, 2008. Passed 342/83.
No H.R. 2634 (110th): Jubilee Act for Responsible Lending and Expanded Debt Cancellation of 2008
Apr 16, 2008. Passed 285/132.
Yea H.Res. 1031 (110th): Providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 895) establishing within the House of Representatives an ...
Mar 11, 2008. Passed 229/182.
Aye H.Res. 801 (110th): Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3688) to implement the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
Nov 7, 2007. Passed 349/55.
Yea H.R. 1337 (110th): To provide for a feasibility study of alternatives to augment the water supplies of the Central Oklahoma ...
Jul 11, 2007. Failed 208/211.
Yea H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Feb 2017, Gillibrand missed 21 of 2,398 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.4% 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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