Gillibrand is the junior senator from New York and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 27, 2009. Gillibrand is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025.
She was previously the representative for New York’s 20th congressional district as a Democrat from 2007 to 2009.
Read our 2020 Report Card for Gillibrand.
Gillibrand is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the Senate positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Gillibrand has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jul 27, 2021. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Kirsten Gillibrand sits on the following committees:
Gillibrand was the primary sponsor of 27 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3783 (116th): PANORAMA Act of 2020
- S. 1195 (116th): Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019
- S. 898 (116th): A bill to designate the Manhattan Campus of the New York Harbor Health Care System of the Department of Veterans Affairs as the “Margaret Cochran Corbin Campus ...
- S. 546 (116th): Never Forget the Heroes: Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act
- S. 2692 (115th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4558 Broadway in New York, New York, as the “Stanley Michels Post Office ...
- S. 2549 (115th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1234 Saint Johns Place in Brooklyn, New York, as the “Major Robert Odell ...
- S. 2751 (115th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6 Doyers Street in New York, New York, as the “Mabel Lee Memorial ...
Does 27 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
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 at least about half 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:
Armed Forces and National Security (18%) Health (16%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Agriculture and Food (14%) Transportation and Public Works (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (10%) Environmental Protection (9%) Taxation (6%)
Some of Gillibrand’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 2406: A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to require the Administrator ...
- S. 2342: Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021
- S. 2307: COVID–19 and Pandemic Response Centers of Excellence Act of 2021
- S. 2192: Closing the Meal Gap Act of 2021
- S. 2167: National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act
- S. 2116: Senior Financial Empowerment Act of 2021
- S. 2134: Data Protection Act of 2021
From Jan 2009 to Jul 2021, Gillibrand missed 134 of 3,929 roll call votes, which is 3.4%. This is worse than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events. Legislators running for president or vice president typically miss votes while on the campaign trail — that’s normal. See our analysis of presidential candidates’ missed votes.
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