Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator from New York

Kirsten Gillibrand

U.S. Senator from New York

Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand nee Rutnik was born in December 1965 in Albany, New York. She earned an undergraduate degree in Asian Studies from Dartmouth College, studying in both Beijing and Taiwan. She interned at the office of Senator Al D’Amato in Albany. She received her Juris Doctor from the UCLA School of Law. She clerked at the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals before entering private practice. 

Entering public service, she worked as Special Counsel to the secretary of Housing and Urban Development during the last year of President Clinton’s administration. 

She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in 2007. After one term, she was elected to the United States Senate and assumed office in January 2009. 

She is married to Jonathan Gillibrand and they have two children. She is a Catholic. 

In the News…

Legislators say national security agencies are still not taking seriously their efforts to exercise greater oversight over the government’s study of UFOs. For four years, Pentagon officials have wrestled with how much time and resources to devote to investigating unidentified flying objects, as legislators have pushed for more insight into an increase in sightings of unexplained aerial phenomena. 

A year ago, Congress received an unclassified report from the intelligence community on the phenomenon, the product of public pressure from legislators on both sides of the aisle. Over the past several weeks, members of the Senate Intelligence and Armed Services Committees were handed classified progress reports on new data concerning UFOs from the Pentagon and spy agencies, but legislators are still not satisfied. 

“The Department of Defense needs to take this issue much more seriously and get in motion,” said an aide for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. “They have had ample time to implement these important provisions and they need to show us that they are prepared to address this issue in the long term.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Gillibrand today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Kirsten Gillibrand 
Senator from New York 
478 Russell Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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