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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) kicked off a series of town halls across the state at Syracuse University Friday. The generally friendly audience gave Gillibrand a warm reception but asked questions on the biggest issues facing Washington. 

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SYRACUSE (WRVO) - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) is pushing legislation to help seniors who have been financially exploited by phone and online scams. Scammers hack personal information and trick seniors into giving them money. 

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Area representatives in Congress are responding to the massacre in Orlando. 

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  Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was in North Syracuse on Tuesday and she responded to Sen. 

Charles Schumer’s decision to vote against the Obama administration’s Iran nuclear deal, which would lift U.S., China, Russia and European Union sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits put on Iran’s nuclear program. Gillibrand sits on the Senate Armed Services Committee and said she is for the Iran deal based on the national security information she has received. Gillibrand said the deal would eliminate every path to a nuclear bomb and the three known nuclear facilities would be monitored daily along with the entire supply chain of nuclear production.  READ MORE...

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand was in Syracuse this week promoting legislation that will give employers a 5,000 dollar tax credit for training workers in an apprenticeship program in high-demand industries. While the number of high-skilled jobs is increasing, employers are still struggling to fill them. 

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Kirsten Gillibrand visited a Vestal printing company yesterday to promote her paid family leave bill. The U.S. senator from New York wants to give all workers time off to care for sick family members. She says the bill makes good business sense.

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Picture this, working parents: a daycare center, right in the same building as your job. For most, it’s far-fetched. But Kirsten Gillibrand, the U.S. senator from New York, wants to change that. She’s introduced a bill to increase tax breaks for businesses that build onsite child care.

Having child care at work could make a big difference for parents like Stephanie Walsh. Walsh has barely left the house in over a week. She used to go to work every morning, as an accountant at a Southern Tier construction company. But then she had her son Jacob.

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Paid family leave is rare in the U.S. It’s when a worker gets time off to care for a new child or sick family member – and gets paid for it. On March 18, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced a bill that would give all workers that flexibility. It applies to both men and women and offers 12 weeks of paid family leave.

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Broome county’s Family Enrichment Network got $2 million in Head Start funding yesterday. U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the grant. The federal government distributes Head Start grants to organizations that educate and support low-income kids.

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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced a bipartisan bill on Thursday that would hold colleges accountable for sexual assaults.

She says that under the current system, colleges have incentives to hush up assaults. They’re bad publicity and scare away prospective students. Her bill aims to change that. It creates a national anonymous survey for students to report sexual assaults. Results for each college would be public online.

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There may be frigid temperatures, but U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is thinking about summer.

At Binghamton High School yesterday, Gillibrand touted her new bill that would expand access to meal programs for students during summer vacation.

The move comes ahead of Congressional debate on nutrition standards at schools.

Mark Bordeau, Food Services Director for Broome-Tioga BOCES, said transportation funding would be a big help in getting food to kids who need it.