Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has served in the U.S. Senate since 2009 and currently serves as a member of the Agriculture, Armed Forces, Environment & Public Works and Special Aging Committees. Senator Gillibrand has led on a range of issues including the fight to repeal "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and securing permanent health care and compensation for 9/11 first responders and community survivors. From her seat on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator Gillibrand has been a vocal advocate for strengthening America's armed services, national security and military readiness. In 2013, she held the first Senate hearing on the issue of sexual assault in the military in almost a decade and built a bipartisan coalition of 55 Senators in support of legislation to remove sexual assault cases from the chain of command. Senator Gillibrand has also worked to address the sexual assault epidemic on college campuses, the difficulties faced by women in the workforce, and illegal gun trafficking. She began her career in Congress representing New York’s 20th District in the House of Representatives.
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