Senators from both US political parties today announced a joint agreement to update the Toxic Substances Control Act to require all chemicals be screened for safety prior to entering the market.
Charges that an Army sergeant secretly photographed and videotaped women at West Point are part of a military-wide pattern of sexual misconduct, U.S. Sen.
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Two young women will be traveling from states away to cheer on Gillibrand in this year's Congressional Women's Softball Game.
Lawmakers introduced fresh legislation on Thursday seeking to address the problem of sexual assault in the military and summoned the nation's top commanders to testify about the crisis, which has become an embarrassment to the armed forces.
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand today became the latest member of Congress to call for an investigation into a federal probation system that allowed accused murderer David Renz to disable an electronic ankle monitor 46 times without consequences.
Rebekah Havrilla, right, former sergeant in the U.S. States Army, speaks with Maj.
Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand, New York Democrat, addressed the latest case at West Point, where an Army sergeant is charged with secretly taking pictures and video of at least a dozen women.
Maybe the problem is that rape is an extension of military culture. And it's metastasizing, even as legislation to address it stays trapped in congressional subcommittee.
As if rampant sexual abuse in the military wasn't bad enough, now we learn that untold numbers of victims who complain about it are drummed out of the service.
According to a recently-released Pentagon study , incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the military rose from 19,000 in 2011 to 26,000 in 2012.
Enhanced transportation options, Sandy rebuilding efforts and storm mitigation were the topics on the table as members of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce made their annual two-day trek to Washington, D.C., Wednesday to meet with lawmakers.
The Senate has rejected an effort to increase the cut in food stamps in the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013 from $4 billion to $31 billion.
Following closely on the heels of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren's recent proposal to subsidize student loans through the Federal Reserve, another senator is taking aim at student loan debt with a bill that would give a borrowers a huge break but leave taxpayers scrambling to make up the difference.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate sent a message to House Republicans Tuesday that the upper chamber won't accept significantly higher cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.