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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 17 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gillibrand sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (16%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (14%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Education (13%) Armed Forces and National Security (9%) Environmental Protection (8%) Taxation (8%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Gillibrand’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Dec 8, 2016. Conference Report Agreed to 92/7.
Yea H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed 85/13.
Nay On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed 49/40.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
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.
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.
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. 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 Aug 2017, Gillibrand missed 21 of 2,513 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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Primary Sources

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