Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York was first elected to the U.S. Senate 2010 in a special election to fill then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s term in the Senate after being appointed to the seat in 2009. In 2012, she won election to her first full term in the Senate. Gillibrand previously served New York’s 20th Congressional District from 2006 until her appointment by Governor Davis Paterson. A member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the International Conservation Caucus, she has been a strong voice for fighting climate change, investing in clean energy, and protecting public health. She has voted for comprehensive clean energy and climate change legislation, including the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009, and sponsored legislation to protect our water and public lands, hold polluters accountable and to encourage solar, wind and other renewable energies. In January 2015, she sponsored Amendment #48 to S. 1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, which aims to repeal the exemption for hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in the Safe Drinking Water Act. Senator Gillibrand has earned an impressive 93% lifetime score on LCV’s National Environmental Scorecard.