Read our 2016 Report Card for Gillibrand.
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)
Kirsten Gillibrand sits on the following committees:
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Livestock, Marketing, and Agriculture Security
- Member, Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade
- Member, Subcommittee on Nutrition, Agricultural Research, and Specialty Crops
- Senate Committee on Armed Services
- Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
- Senate Special Committee on Aging
Gillibrand was the primary sponsor of 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3071 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7802 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights, New York, as the “Jeanne and Jules ...
- S. 2465 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 15 Rochester Street in Bergen, New York, as the Barry G. Miller Post ...
- S. 2088 (114th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 90 Cornell Street in Kingston, New York, at the “Staff Sergeant Robert H. ...
- S. 1424 (114th): Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015
- S. 2056 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 13127 Broadway Street in Alden, New York, as the “Sergeant Brett E. Gornewicz ...
- S. 2057 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 198 Baker Street in Corning, New York, as the “Specialist Ryan P. Jayne ...
- S. 233 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 815 County Road 23 in Tyrone, New York, as the “Specialist Christopher Scott ...
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Gillibrand sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (19%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Education (13%) Agriculture and Food (13%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (12%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Taxation (9%) Environmental Protection (8%)
Some of Gillibrand’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 1303: Every Child Deserves a Family Act
- S. 1197: Huntington’s Disease Parity Act of 2017
- S. 892: Opioid Addiction Prevention Act of 2017
- S. 734: A bill to extend a project of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission involving ...
- S. 701: Made in America Manufacturing Communities Act of 2017
- S. 675: Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act
- S. 684: National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act
From Jan 2009 to Jun 2017, Gillibrand missed 21 of 2,479 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. 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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