US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand One of TIME's 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2014

Published 04/24 2014 04:01PM

Updated 04/24 2014 04:03PM

NEW YORK - U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) was named one of the TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2014. 

A press release says Sen. Gillibrand has led the fight to reform how the justice system handles sexual assault cases in the U.S. military, launched a new effort to reduce sexual assaults on college campuses, pushed for expansion of paid family medical leave, worked on legislation allowing graduates to refinance their federal student loans, to name a few of her legislative work in the U.S. Senate.

“When she first ran for the House, I thought that race was impossible to win, but she never gave up and she did it. She has taken that same bright, tenacious spirit I saw in her as my intern to the House and then the Senate, serving her constituents and fighting hard on issues like sexual assault in the military," Former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY) said. 

The list is now in its 11th year, recognizing the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world's most influential people. 

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