Kirsten (Kirsten) Gillibrand (D)

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Kirsten (Kirsten) Gillibrand (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.4451
FAX: 202.228.4977
District: 845.875.4585
Room 478 RSOB- Russell Senate Office Building 2 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-3205
PO Box 749
Yonkers, NY 10710
Residence:Brunswick, NY

Committee Assignments

ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
FC MemberNew York Bipartisan Congressional Delegation
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, Poultry, Local Food Systems, and Food Safety and Security
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management and Trade
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Cybersecurity
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
MemberSenate Special Committee on Aging
FC MemberSenate Women's Caucus on Burma
FC MemberSenate Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Caucus
FC MemberSenate General Aviation Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberSenate Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus
FC MemberSenate Army Caucus
FC MemberSenate Caucus on WMD Terrorism (Weapons of Mass Destruction)
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research
FC MemberSenate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
FC MemberSenate Abraham Accords Caucus
FC MemberSenate Afterschool Caucus
FC MemberSenate Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
MemberSenate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
FC MemberSenate Democratic Hispanic Task Force (HTF)
FC MemberSenate National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Olympic and Paralympic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bicameral High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Caucus
FC MemberSenate Veterans Jobs Caucus
FC MemberSenate Cultural Caucus
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
MemberSenate Select Committee on Intelligence
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberSenate Broadband Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberSenate National Guard Caucus
FC MemberSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberSenate India Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberGreat Lakes Task Force (Joint)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus


Senator Kirsten Gillibrand grew up in Upstate New York in a family committed to public service. Her grandmother worked in the New York State Legislature at a time few women did and was a trailblazing grassroots organizer. As a child, Kirsten would join her grandmother to go door-to-door urging their neighbors to vote. Her father was a public defender and her mother was a lawyer who taught Kirsten about the importance of representing those without a powerful voice of their own. They inspired Kirsten's passion for public service. After being first elected to the House of Representatives, Kirsten became the first member of Congress ever to post a daily report listing her official meetings, earmark requests, and personal financial disclosures online for public consumption. Additionally, she authored the STOCK Act to ban members of Congress and their families from insider trading and has led reform efforts to ban members of Congress from owning and trading stocks at all. In just her first term in the Senate, Kirsten led the effort to repeal the discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy that banned gay people from serving openly in the military and passed the historic 9/11 health bill, which ensured that first responders and 9/11 survivors got the health care they deserved. More recently, she passed major legislation to give benefits to veterans exposed to toxic burn pits overseas, passed the first-ever federal law making domestic gun trafficking a crime, and reformed the military justice system on behalf of service members. In the Senate, Senator Gillibrand is a senior member of the Armed Services Committee and is chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities. In addition, she is a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, where she has fought for dairy pricing reform on behalf of New York farmers and increased nutrition assistance for children, seniors and veterans. Senator Gillibrand also serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee with a focus on cybersecurity and on the Senate Aging Committee. Senator Gillibrand's home is in Albany, New York, where she grew up. She and her husband Jonathan have two boys, Theo and Henry, and a labradoodle, Maple.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2009    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Jonathan Gillibrand   DOB: 12/9/1966