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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is reorganizing in an effort to provide more resources to help and small- and mid-size farms to grow their businesses and reach larger markets, including institutions like schools and hospitals. Secretary Tom...
How's this for a menu: Chilled watermelon gazpacho with a Chobani Greek yogurt dollop from the Mohawk Valley; fresh oysters from Long Island; Brooklyn cured chicken apple sausage; spelt bread from Finger Lakes flour; lacto-fermented ginger carrots...
Ailsa Chang’s NPR profile of New York Senator — and former North Country congresswoman — Kirsten Gillibrand is getting panned on-line and apparently edited by NPR’s on-line crew. Chang’s report cast Sen....
Tuesday afternoon, in a conference call with reporters, New York Democrat and Senate Agriculture committee member Kirsten Gillibrand laid out her priorities for a new farm bill. She discussed plenty of policy to help farmers, from revamping the milk...
3:43pm. And hello again! Natasha Haverty is back now from Massena, working on a story to air Monday morning on the 8 O’clock Hour. I asked her to tell me a little about Sen. Gillibrand’s appearance. As expected, Gillibrand used the...
News stories tagged with "gillibrand"
Jul 16, 2007 — Debate over the Iraq War continues to intensify, in Washington DC and around the country. In May, we spoke in-depth with North Country Republican John McHugh to hear his perspective. Last week, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat, co-sponsored a bill that would begin a pull-out of U.S. troops over the next six months. Brian Mann spoke in depth about the latest developments with Gillibrand, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee and recently returned from a trip to Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. Go to full article
Jul 13, 2007 — By next April, the House of Representatives wants all American troops out of Iraq except for a limited residual force. The Democratic-led House passed the measure soon after gatting an interim report on Iraq that shows only spotty military and political progress. The North Country's Democratic congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand voted yesterday with the majority to withdraw American troops from Iraq. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
Jul 12, 2007 — Essex County Republican Sandy Treadwell raised more than $330,000 this quarter in his bid to unseat Democratic Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand. As Brian Mann reports, Treadwell hopes to establish himself as the GOP's best hope to retake the seat. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Mar 27, 2007 — Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is seeking $6.8 million in federal monies for improvements to Olympic Regional Development venues in the Lake Placid area. Its one of several dozen funding requests Gillibrand has recommended including in federal budget bills. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Feb 22, 2007 — North Country Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference Wednesday in Albany to raise support for a pro-union bill now in Congress. Union Leaders say the "Free Choice Act" would make it easier for workers to unionize. Just three months after her upset victory, Gillibrand is already facing opposition from Republicans. A GOP official says Republican leaders will target the 20th Congressional district seat in 2008. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
by Martha Foley
Feb 15, 2007 — Debate continues in the House over a non-binding resolution that supports American troops in Iraq but condemns President Bush's plan to add 20,000 additional combat soldiers. On Wednesday, Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand joined the debate. Martha Foley reports. Go to full article
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Feb 15, 2007 — Complete audio of Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand's floor speech (2/14/07) in the debate of a nonbinding resolution opposing the administration plan for a 21,500 troop increase in US forces in Iraq. Speech from Rep. Arcuri will follow. Go to full article
Jan 19, 2007 — Representative Kirsten Gillibrand is settling in for her first term in Washington. The Democrat, who represents parts of the Adrirondacks, as well as the Champlain Valley and Glens Falls, won an upset victory over Republican John Sweeney in November. Gillibrand spoke with Brian Mann about her first weeks on the job. She says she's comfortable with the direction taken by the Democratic leadership in the House, especially on the Iraq War. Gillibrand says President Bush's planned build-up of forces in Iraq is misguided. Go to full article
Jan 12, 2007 — President Bush's plan to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq sparked protests yesterday around the country. Hundreds of marchers crammed a traffic island in Times Square in New York City. Protesters also gathered in this region, with marches in Elizabethtown, Glens Falls, and in Saranac Lake. Brian Mann sent this audio postcard from a rally in Riverside Park in Saranac Lake. Go to full article
Nov 08, 2006 — It was a devastating night for New York's Republicans. Democrats unseated two incumbents and captured an open seat vacated by Republican Sherwood Boehlert. Oneida County District Attorney Mike Arcuri, a Democrat, ran away with the 24rd congressional district race, beating state Senator Ray Meier by an astonishing 9 percentage points. One of the night's biggest upsets came in the 20th Congressional district, which stretches from Poughkeepsie to Lake Placid. Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand ran a smart and sometimes nasty campaign to unseat 4-term incumbent John Sweeney. As Brian Mann reports, Sweeney's was seen as safe just a week ago. Go to full article