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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Gillibrand for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Kirsten Gillibrand sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Gillibrand sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (20%) Agriculture and Food (17%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Education (11%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (11%) Taxation (8%) 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.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay S. 2943: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017
Jun 14, 2016. Bill Passed.
Nay On the Nomination PN1152: John B. King, of New York, to be Secretary of Education
Mar 14, 2016. Nomination Confirmed.
Yea H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to.
Nay H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Jul 30, 2015. Bill Passed.
Yea S. 1177: Every Child Achieves Act of 2015
Jul 16, 2015. Bill Passed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2009 to Dec 2016, Gillibrand missed 21 of 2,319 roll call votes, which is 0.9%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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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