28 Facts About Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

1. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is creating a world where men should be punished because a woman says so.

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2. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand spoke to New York Family Magazine in 2013 and told the story of how she met Jonathan.

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3. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has caused some controversy in her time in office.

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4. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand decided to run for the US House of Representatives in 2006, when both Bill and HIllary Clinton campaigned for her in the race against Representative John Sweeney.

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5. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand entered electoral politics in 2006 when she ran for the US House of Representatives.

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6. In 2014, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand released the bestselling non-fiction work Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World, which recounts her political ascension and offers her perspective on governmental affairs.

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7. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand won reelection in a special 2010 vote, thus becoming the youngest elected member of the Senate at age 43.

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8. In 2006, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand won a House of Representatives seat as a Democrat in a traditionally Republican region.

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9. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand lives in the town of Brunswick with her husband and their two sons.

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10. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand met her husband, Jonathan Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a venture capitalist and British national, on a blind date.

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11. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's is a strong supporter of female equality and involvement, having begun the website offthesidelines.

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12. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's is a strong advocate for government transparency, being one of a few members of Congress who release much personal and scheduling information.

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13. In June 2018, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand "became the first sitting senator to call for abolishment of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, calling the agency a 'deportation force'".

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14. In 2015, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand invited campus activist Emma Sulkowicz to attend the State of the Union Address.

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15. In 2014, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was included in the annual Time 100, Time magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

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16. In 2012, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand authored a portion of the STOCK Act, which extended limitations on insider trading by members of Congress.

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17. In March 2011, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand co-sponsored the PROTECT IP Act, which would restrict access to web sites judged to be infringing copyrights, but ultimately announced she would not support the bill as-is due to wide critical public response.

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18. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's carried all counties except for two in western New York.

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19. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand had numerous potential challengers in the September 14, 2010, Democratic primary election.

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20. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was sworn in on January 26, 2009; at 42, she entered the chamber as the youngest senator in the 111th Congress.

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21. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand quietly campaigned for the position, meeting secretly with Paterson on at least one occasion.

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22. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand supported civil unions for same-sex couples, voted for a bill that limited information-sharing between federal agencies about firearm purchasers, and received a 100 percent rating from the NRA.

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23. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's opposed New York's plans to issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, and voted in favor of legislation that would withhold federal funds from immigrant sanctuary cities.

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24. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's left Boies in 2005 to begin her 2006 campaign for Congress.

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25. In 1999, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand began working on Hillary Clinton's 2000 US Senate campaign, focusing on campaigning to young women and encouraging them to join the effort.

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26. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's became a senior associate while working on Philip Morris litigation.

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27. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has an older brother, Douglas Rutnik, and a younger sister, Erin Rutnik Tschantret.

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28. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's previously held the position of US Representative for New York's 20th congressional district from 2007 until her Senate appointment.

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