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Hillary Rodham Clinton was elected to the United States Senate by the people of New York on November 7, 2000, after years of public service on behalf of children and families. A strong advocate for New York, Senator Clinton works with communities throughout the state to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity.
The Senator supports a return to fiscal responsibility because she knows that wise national economic policies are essential to protect America’s future. Senator Clinton serves on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee; the Environment and Public Works Committee; the Special Committee on Aging; and she is the first New Yorker ever to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senator Clinton also chairs the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, responsible for communicating with the public about key issues before Congress.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Senator Clinton worked with her colleagues to secure the funds New York needed to rebuild. She fought to provide compensation to the families of the victims, grants for hard-hit businesses, and health care for front line workers at Ground Zero. She continues to work for resources that enable New York to grow, to improve homeland security for New York and other communities, and to protect all Americans from future attacks. She has introduced legislation to provide for direct and threat-based homeland security funding to ensure that first res ponders and high-target communities have the resources they need.