From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hillary Rodham Clinton
|United States Senator|
from New York
January 3, 2001 – January 21, 2009
Serving with Chuck Schumer
|Preceded by||Daniel Patrick Moynihan|
|Succeeded by||Kirsten Gillibrand|
|Chairwoman of Steering and Outreach Committee|
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2007
|Preceded by||Office established|
|Succeeded by||Debbie Stabenow|
First Lady of the United States
U.S. Senator from New York
U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Rodham Clinton served as a United States Senator from New York from January 3, 2001 to January 21, 2009. She won the United States Senate election in New York, 2000 and the United States Senate election in New York, 2006. Clinton resigned from the Senate on January 21, 2009 to become United States Secretary of State for the Obama Administration.
Clinton served on five Senate committees with nine subcommittee assignments:
- Committee on the Budget (2001–2003)
- Committee on Armed Services (2003–2009)
- Committee on Environment and Public Works (2001–2009)
- Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (2001–2009)
- Special Committee on Aging.
She also held two leadership positions in the Senate Democratic Caucus:
While a member of the U.S. Senate, Clinton sponsored 31 pieces of legislation, including 21 bills, 9 amendments, 33 Senate Resolutions, and 21 concurrent resolutions. Fourteen of her Senate resolutions were passed, expressing the Senate's views on policy or commemorative questions. One of her concurrent resolutions—supporting National Purple Heart Recognition Day—passed both houses. Three became law:
|№||Senate Bill||Congress||Year||Title||Senate Vote
|1||S. 1241||108th||2004||Kate Mullany National Historic Site Act||Unanimous||Acclamation||Establishes the Kate Mullany National Historic Site in Troy, New York. Authorizes appropriations.|||
|2||S. 3613||109th||2006||A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at
2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the
"Major George Quamo Post Office Building".
|Unanimous||Acclamation||Names post office after Major George Quamo, U.S. Army|||
|3||S. 3145||110th||2008||A bill to designate a portion of United States Route 20A,
located in Orchard Park, New York, as the
"Timothy J. Russert Highway"
|Unanimous||Acclamation||Named U.S. Route Highway after late journalist Tim Russert|||
Taking a different metric used by PolitiFact, in total Clinton introduced 713 pieces of legislation, of which 363 were Senate bills while the balance consisted of amendments or resolutions. In addition Clinton was listed as a co-sponsor on 74 bills that became law.
Upon entering the United States Senate, Clinton maintained a low public profile while building relationships with senators from both parties, to avoid the polarizing celebrity she experienced as First Lady. (It was reported that when Elizabeth Dole joined the Senate in 2003 under somewhat similar circumstances, she modeled her initial approach after Clinton's, as did the nationally visible Barack Obama in 2005.) Clinton also forged alliances with religiously-inclined senators by becoming a regular participant in the Senate Prayer Breakfast.
Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Clinton sought to obtain funding for the recovery efforts in New York City and security improvements in her state. Working with New York's senior senator, Charles Schumer, she was instrumental in quickly securing $21.4 billion in funding for the World Trade Center site's redevelopment. Not a favorite of New York City police officers and firefighters who were in attendance, she was audibly booed and heckled at The Concert for New York City on October 20, 2001, although her husband was loudly applauded. She subsequently took a leading role in investigating the health issues faced by 9/11 first responders, eventually earning the praise and endorsement of New York City's Uniformed Fire Officers Association and the Uniformed Firefighters Association for her 2006 re-election bid. In 2005, Clinton issued two studies that examined the disbursement of federal homeland security funds to local communities and first responders. Clinton voted for the USA Patriot Act in October 2001. In 2005, when the act was up for renewal, she worked to address some of the civil liberties concerns with it, before voting in favor of a compromise renewed act in March 2006 that gained large majority support.
Clinton strongly supported the 2001 U.S. military action in Afghanistan, saying it was a chance to combat terrorism while improving the lives of Afghan women who suffered under the Taliban government. Clinton voted in favor of the October 2002 Iraq War Resolution, which authorized United States President George W. Bush to use military force against Iraq, should such action be required to enforce a United Nations Security Council Resolution after pursuing with diplomatic efforts. (However, Clinton voted against the Levin Amendment to the Resolution, which would have required the President to conduct vigorous diplomacy at the U.N., and would have also required a separate Congressional authorization to unilaterally invade Iraq. She did vote for the Byrd Amendment to the Resolution, which would have limited the Congressional authorization to one year increments, but the only mechanism necessary for the President to renew his mandate without any Congressional oversight was to claim that the Iraq War was vital to national security each year the authorization required renewal.) Clinton later said that she did not read the full classified National Intelligence Estimate that was delivered ten days before the vote to all members of Congress, and that gave a more subtle case for Iraq possessing weapons of mass destruction than the Bush Administration's abridged summary, but that she was briefed on the report.
After the Iraq War began, Clinton made trips to both Iraq and Afghanistan to visit American troops stationed there, such as the 10th Mountain Division based in Fort Drum, New York. In spring 2004, Clinton publicly castigated U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz at a hearing, saying his credibility was gone due to false predictions he had made before the war's start. On a visit to Iraq in February 2005, Clinton noted that the insurgency had failed to disrupt the democratic elections held earlier, and that parts of the country were functioning well. Noting that war deployments were draining regular and reserve forces, she co-introduced legislation to increase the size of the regular United States Army by 80,000 soldiers to ease the strain. In late 2005, Clinton said that while immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be a mistake, Bush's pledge to stay "until the job is done" was also misguided, as it would give Iraqis "an open-ended invitation not to take care of themselves." She criticized the administration for making poor decisions in the war, but added that it was more important to solve the problems in Iraq. This centrist and somewhat vague stance caused frustration among those in the Democratic party who favored immediate withdrawal.
During her time as senator, Clinton supported retaining and improving health benefits for veterans. She lobbied against the closure of several military bases in New York, including Fort Drum, and visited almost all military installations within the state. She formed strong working relationships with several high-ranking military officers, including General Franklin L. "Buster" Hagenbeck at Fort Drum, who was Commander of the 10th Mountain Division, and General Jack Keane, who was Vice Chief of Staff of the Army. When in 2003 the opportunity opened to take a seat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or the Senate Armed Services Committee, she chose the latter, even though past New York senators such as Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Jacob Javits had traditionally been highly visible on the former. Once on the Armed Services Committee, she made a practice of going to every meeting, no matter how obscure the topic. In the words of New York Times reporter Mark Landler, Clinton became "a military wonk"; in part this was to bolster her credentials should she stage a run for president.
Senator Clinton voted against the two major tax cuts packages introduced by President Bush, the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, saying it was fiscally irresponsible to reopen the budget deficit. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, Clinton had called for maintaining a budget surplus to pay down the national debt for future generations. At a fundraiser in 2004, she told a crowd of financial donors that "Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you" but that "We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."
In Clinton's first term as senator, New York's jobless rate rose by 0.7 percent after a nationwide recession. The state's manufacturing sector was especially beleaguered, losing about 170,000 jobs. In 2005, Clinton and Senator Lindsey Graham cosponsored the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition, which provides incentives and rewards for completely domestic American manufacturing companies. In 2003, Clinton convinced the information technology firm Tata Consultancy Services to open an office in Buffalo, New York, but some criticized the plan because Tata is also involved in the business of outsourcing. In 2004, Clinton co-founded and became the co-chair of the Senate India Caucus with the aid of USINPAC, a political action committee. In 2005, Clinton voted against ratification of the Central America Free Trade Agreement, believing that it did not provide adequate environmental or labor standards. In this she differed with her husband, who supported CAFTA; the ratification was successful.
Senator Clinton led a bipartisan effort to bring broadband access to rural communities. She cosponsored the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act, which encourages research and development in the field of nanotechnology. She included language in an energy bill to provide tax exempt bonding authority for environmentally-conscious construction projects, and introduced an amendment that funds job creation to repair, renovate and modernize public schools.
In 2005, Clinton was joined by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who once led the Republican opposition to her husband's administration, in support of a proposal for incremental universal health care. She also worked with Bill Frist, the Republican Senate Majority Leader, in support of modernizing medical records with computer technology to reduce human errors, such as misreading prescriptions.
During the 2005 debate over the use of filibusters by Senate Democrats, which prevented some of President Bush's judicial nominations from being confirmed, Clinton was not part of the "Gang of 14", a bipartisan group of senators who would support cloture but oppose the Republican threat to abolish the filibuster. However, she did vote in favor of cloture along with that group, thereby allowing the nominations to come to a vote. She subsequently voted against three of the nominees, but all were confirmed by the Senate. Clinton voted against the confirmation of John Roberts as Chief Justice of the United States, saying "I do not believe that the Judge has presented his views with enough clarity and specificity for me to in good conscience cast a vote on his behalf," but then said she hoped her concerns would prove to be unfounded. Roberts was confirmed by a solid majority, with half the Senate's Democrats voting for him and half against. She joined with about half of the Democratic Senators in support of the filibuster against the nomination of Samuel Alito to the United States Supreme Court, and subsequently voted against his confirmation along with almost all Democratic members of the Senate. On the Senate floor, Clinton said Alito would "roll back decades of progress and roll over when confronted with an administration too willing to flaunt [sic] the rules and looking for a rubber stamp." Alito was confirmed in a vote split largely along party lines.
Clinton sought to establish an independent, bipartisan panel patterned after the 9/11 Commission to investigate the response to Hurricane Katrina by the federal, state and local governments, but could not obtain the two-thirds majority needed to overcome procedural hurdles in the Senate.
In 2005, Clinton called for the Federal Trade Commission to investigate how hidden sex scenes showed up in the controversial video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Along with Senators Joe Lieberman and Evan Bayh, she introduced the Family Entertainment Protection Act, intended to protect children from inappropriate content found in video games. Similar bills have been filed in some states such as Michigan and Illinois, but were ruled to be unconstitutional.
In July 2004 and June 2006, Clinton voted against the Federal Marriage Amendment that sought to prohibit same-sex marriage. The proposed constitutional amendment fell well short of passage on both occasions. In June 2006, Clinton voted against the Flag Desecration Amendment, which failed to pass by one vote. Earlier, she attempted to reach a compromise by proposing the Flag Protection Act of 2005, a legislative ban on flag burning (in cases where there was a threat to public safety) that would not require a constitutional amendment, but it was also voted down.
Looking to establish a "progressive infrastructure" to rival that of American conservatism, Clinton played a formative role in conversations that led to the 2003 founding of former Clinton administration chief of staff John Podesta's Center for American Progress; shared aides with Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, founded in 2003; advised and nurtured the Clintons' former antagonist David Brock's Media Matters for America, created in 2004; and following the 2004 Senate elections, successfully pushed new Democratic Senate leader Harry Reid to create a Senate war room to handle daily political messaging.
Clinton opposed the Iraq War troop surge of 2007 and supported a February 2007 non-binding Senate resolution against it, which failed to gain cloture. Her rationale for doing so included reasons both military and domestic political. General Jack Keane, one of the architects of the surge, later related that he tried to convince Clinton of its merits at the time but that she felt it would not succeed and that U.S. casualties would be too high. Keane said that sometime during 2008 she told him, "You were right, this really did work." In 2014, Secretary of Defense Gates related that after Clinton had left the Senate and become Secretary of State, she told President Obama that her opposition to the 2007 Iraq surge had been political, due to her facing a strong challenge from the anti-Iraq War Obama in the upcoming Democratic presidential primary. Gates also quotes Clinton as saying, "The Iraq surge worked." Clinton responded that Gates had misinterpreted her remark regarding the reason for her opposition.
In March 2007 she voted in favor of a war spending bill that required President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq within a certain deadline; it passed almost completely along party lines but was subsequently vetoed by President Bush. In May 2007 a compromise war funding bill that removed withdrawal deadlines but tied funding to progress benchmarks for the Iraqi government passed the Senate by a vote of 80–14 and would be signed by Bush; Clinton was one of those that voted against it. In August 2007 Clinton, following the lead of Armed Services Committee chair Carl Levin, called on the Iraqi Parliament to replace Nouri al-Maliki as Prime Minister of Iraq with "a less divisive and more unifying figure," saying that Maliki had failed to make progress in bridging differences between the hostile factions within Iraq. Maliki responded angrily to the suggestion, saying "There are American officials who consider Iraq as if it were one of their villages, for example Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin ... This is severe interference in our domestic affairs." Clinton responded to General David Petraeus's September 2007 Report to Congress on the Situation in Iraq by saying, "I think that the reports that you provide to us really require a willing suspension of disbelief." Regarding the concurrent MoveOn.org ad controversy, Clinton voted against a Senate resolution condemning personal attacks on Petraeus, which passed 72–25. In September 2007 she voted in favor of a Senate resolution calling on the State Department to label the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps "a foreign terrorist organization", which passed 76–22.
In March 2007, in response to the dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy, Clinton called on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign. In May 2007, following the Supreme Court's decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. to narrowly interpret the time period in which equal pay discrimination complaints must be filed, Clinton vowed to introduce legislation to statutorily expand this timeframe. In November 2007, following the eventual resignation of Gonzales, Clinton missed the 53–40 vote confirming Michael Mukasey as the new Attorney General, but had earlier said she opposed the nomination.
In May and June 2007, regarding the high-profile, hotly debated comprehensive immigration reform bill known as the Secure Borders, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Reform Act of 2007, Clinton twice voted against amendments that would have derailed the bill, thus moving forward the bill's chance of passage. She introduced a failed amendment to facilitate legal immigrants bringing other family members into the country. After not announcing her position until a week before the vote, she ayed on a cloture motion to bring the overall bill to a vote, which failed. When the bill was again brought forward, she continued to vote in favor of cloture motions to consider it. In October, Clinton voted in favor of a small subset of the failed bill, the DREAM Act, but it too failed to gain cloture.
In October 2007, Clinton signed her name to a request from her and 40 other Democratic senators to Mark P. Mays, head of Clear Channel Communications and affiliate broadcaster of The Rush Limbaugh Show, to repudiate comments made by Rush Limbaugh that referred to certain U.S. servicemen as "phony soldiers".
Clinton has enjoyed high approval ratings for her job as Senator within New York, reaching an all-time high of 72 to 74 percent approving (including half of Republicans) over 23 to 24 percent disapproving in December 2006, before her presidential campaign became active; by August 2007, after a half year of campaigning, it was still 64 percent over 34 percent.
In February 2008, Clinton voted in favor of an expanded version of the economic stimulus package crafted by the House and President Bush. The bill would have added benefits to senior citizens, disabled veterans, and the unemployed, but narrowly failed to break a filibuster. Due to campaigning, Clinton missed the subsequent final vote for the House-Bush version, which passed easily 81–16 and became the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008. A few days later, Clinton also missed a key vote on whether to strip telecommunications company retroactive immunity from a new Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act update bill, an action that fell well short of passing; she similarly missed the final 68–29 vote on the Act updating.
During General Petraeus's April 2008 testimony before the Armed Services Committee, Clinton said that political progress in Iraq had not matched the security gains brought by the troop surge, that too much of the U.S. military was tied down in Iraq, and that "it's time to begin an orderly process of withdrawing our troops."
As the financial crisis of 2007–2008 reached a peak, Clinton proposed a revival of the New Deal-era Home Owners' Loan Corporation, to help homeowners refinance their mortgages. Writing in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, she said that "This is a sink-or-swim moment for America. We cannot simply catch our breath. We've got to swim for the shores." Regarding the proposed bailout of United States financial system, she initially pronounced the $700 billion rescue plan flawed, but said she would support it. On October 1, 2008, she voted in favor of the Senate legislation, HR1424, saying that it represented the interests of the American people; it passed the Senate 74–25.
Following the November 4, 2008, presidential election and the victory of Clinton's primary rival Barack Obama, Clinton requested a position within the Democratic Senate leadership or as a head of a potential task force to deal with health care reform. Party leaders did not want to dislodge any existing members, however, and no concrete offers came out of the talks, which continued after Obama offered a position in his cabinet to her.
On December 1, 2008, President-elect Barack Obama announced that Clinton would be his nominee for U.S. Secretary of State. Clinton said that "leaving the Senate is very difficult for me" and thanked New Yorkers, "who have for eight years given me the joy of a job I love, with the opportunity to work on issues I care about deeply, in a state that I cherish." Clinton's decision to leave the Senate set off a scramble to determine who Governor of New York David Paterson would name to replace her, and resulted in the brief entry into politics for the first time of Caroline Kennedy.
Later that month, during the automotive industry crisis of 2008, Clinton voted in favor of a $14 billion emergency bailout for U.S. automakers, but it failed to gain the 60 votes needed for cloture.
According to a 2015 Washington Free Beacon study, Clinton's senatorial office paid women 28 percent less than men who worked in the office on average throughout her time as a senator. Analysis was done using salaries paid to senatorial office staff from fiscal years 2002 to 2008. The study did not control for the level of jobs involved or any part-time or flexible work arrangements. Rejecting the Free Beacon analysis, in 2015 pro-Clinton forces gave to FactCheck.org what that organization called "a list of the names, titles and annual salaries of every full-time person employed in Clinton’s Senate office between 2002 and 2008. Those data show the median salary for men and women to be the same at $40,000. The data also show Clinton hired roughly twice as many women as men." The fact check concluded that both the Free Beacon and Clinton datasets and conclusions had some merit.
Confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee began on January 13, 2009, a week before the Obama inauguration; two days later, the Committee voted 16–1 to approve Clinton. Republican Senator David Vitter of Louisiana was the lone dissenting vote in the committee. In anticipation of her confirmation as the 67th Secretary of State, Clinton attended an emotional farewell party on January 14, where said that being in the Senate “has been the greatest experience of my life” and that departing was “like leaving family.” Clinton cast her last Senate vote on January 15, supporting the release of the second $350 billion for the Troubled Assets Relief Program, a measure which passed 52–42. She gave a final Senate address later that day, spending much of her time thanking her fellow members for their support after the events of September 11 and taking the unusual step of entering all of her staff's names into the Congressional Record. Later that night, she attended the final fundraiser possible to help retire her presidential campaign debt. The Manhattan event featured Jon Bon Jovi, and Clinton said it was a “very nostalgic and bittersweet time;” when she also said it was her last political event, some in the crowd of supporters shouted out "2016".
Following the inauguration of Obama, Clinton's confirmation was not done by voice vote the same day, due to objections from Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who was still concerned about financial disclosure procedures related to Bill Clinton. Clinton was then confirmed as Secretary of State in the Senate by a roll call vote of 94–2 on January 21, 2009. Vitter and Republican Jim DeMint of South Carolina voted against the confirmation. Clinton was administered the oath of office of Secretary of State by longtime friend Judge Kathryn A. Oberly, and resigned from the Senate the same day. On January 23, 2009, New York Governor David Paterson named Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand as Clinton's successor.
|Democratic||Hillary Rodham Clinton||3,747,310||55.3|
|Democratic||Hillary Rodham Clinton
- "Senate Temporary Committee Chairs". University of Michigan Documents Center. May 24, 2001. Archived from the original on August 7, 2006. Retrieved May 30, 2007.
- Jeff Gerth, Don Van Natta, Jr. (May 29, 2007). "Hillary's War". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved May 30, 2007.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
- "Standing Committees of the Senate". GPO. October 2002.
- "Standing Committees of the Senate". GPO. August 2008.
- "Committees". Official Senate web site. Archived from the original on September 26, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
- "About the Commission: Commissioners". Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. Archived from the original on January 3, 2009. Retrieved September 29, 2007.
- "Senate, House appoint Helsinki commissioners". The Ukrainian Weekly. May 20, 2001. Archived from the original on January 21, 2005. Retrieved September 29, 2007.
- Gerth, Jeff; Don Van Natta, Jr. (2007). Her Way: The Hopes and Ambitions of Hillary Rodham Clinton. New York: Little, Brown and Company. ISBN 978-0-316-01742-8., pp. 263–264.
- "Stabenow Named to Democratic Leadership, Finance Committee Posts". U.S. Senate. November 14, 2006. Archived from the original on February 28, 2007. Retrieved October 22, 2007.
- "Democratic Leadership Committees". Official Senate web site. Archived from the original on April 1, 2006. Retrieved October 22, 2007.
- "Legislative Search Results". Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- "Legislative Search Results". Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Hillary, Clinton (December 3, 2004). "S.1241 - 108th Congress (2003-2004): Kate Mullany National Historic Site Act". www.congress.gov. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Rodham, Sen Clinton, Hillary (June 11, 2003). "S.1241 - Kate Mullany National Historic Site Act". thomas.loc.gov. Archived from the original on January 22, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Hillary, Clinton (October 6, 2006). "S.3613 - 109th Congress (2005-2006): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the". www.congress.gov. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Rodham, Sen Clinton, Hillary (June 29, 2006). "S.3613 - A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the". thomas.loc.gov. Archived from the original on January 22, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Hillary, Clinton (July 23, 2008). "S.3145 - 110th Congress (2007-2008): A bill to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, New York, as the". www.congress.gov. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Rodham, Sen Clinton, Hillary (June 18, 2008). "S.3145 - A bill to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, New York, as the". thomas.loc.gov. Archived from the original on January 22, 2016. Retrieved November 9, 2015.
- Gillin, Joshua (October 24, 2016). "Half True: Clinton says she sponsored 400 bills, worked with GOP". PolitiFact. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
- "Hillary Rodham Clinton". Microsoft Encarta Online Encyclopedia 2006. Archived from the original on June 18, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Chaddock, Gail Russell (March 10, 2003). "Clinton's quiet path to power". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Hunt, Albert R. (April 7, 2001). "A Tale of Two Clintons". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Kuhn, Martin (July 26, 2001). "Sen. Clinton Stresses Chronic Disease Needs". National Press Club.
- Stolberg, Sheryl Gay (May 9, 2003). "In Senate, a Dole Is Following a Clinton Path". The New York Times. p. A01. Retrieved August 22, 2006. (preview only)
- Bacon, Jr., Perry (September 28, 2005). "Barack Obama Steps (Carefully) Into the Spotlight". Time. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Kate Zernike; Jeff Zeleny (March 9, 2008). "Obama in Senate: Star Power, Minor Role". The New York Times. Retrieved March 9, 2008.
- Kathryn Joyce & Jeff Sharlet (September–October 2007). "Hillary's Prayer: Hillary Clinton's Religion and Politics". Mother Jones. Retrieved October 10, 2007.
- Bernstein, Carl (2007). A Woman in Charge: The Life of Hillary Rodham Clinton. New York: Knopf. ISBN 978-0-375-40766-6., p. 548.
- Senate chamber desks: Desk LXXXVII. United States Senate. Retrieved January 8, 2009.
- Gerth, Van Natta Jr., Her Way, pp. 231–232.
- Bernstein, A Woman In Charge, p. 548.
- William C. Thompson, Jr. (September 4, 2002). "Remarks Prepared for Delivery Association for a Better New York". Archived from the original on February 9, 2007. Retrieved April 8, 2007.
- "Heckling Hillary / A New York rock-concert crowd boos Sen. Clinton". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. October 29, 2001. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Gerth, Van Natta Jr., Her Way, pp. 235–237. Causes included the lack of support from the police and firefighter unions during her 2000 campaign, and her inattentive, possibly disrespectful behavior during Bush's September 20 address to Congress. Hillary Clinton said she did not take the booing personally: "They can blow off steam any way they want to. They've earned it."
- Frank Bruni (December 16, 2001). "Show us the money". The New York Times.
- Holan, Angie Drobnic (October 9, 2007). "She's been active on issues for 9/11 workers". PolitiFact.
- "Clinton wins endorsement of city's firefighter unions". Associated Press. April 19, 2006. Archived from the original on June 28, 2007. Retrieved October 6, 2007.
- Anne E. Kornblut (April 20, 2006). "Firefighters Endorse Clinton for Senate". The New York Times. Retrieved October 6, 2007.
- "Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on the USA Patriot Act Reauthorization Conference Report". Official Senate web site. December 16, 2005. Archived from the original on June 27, 2006. Retrieved September 27, 2007.
- "U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress - 2nd Session ... On the Conference Report (H.R. 3199 Conference Report)". United States Senate. March 2, 2006.
- Clinton, Hillary (November 24, 2001). "New Hope For Afghanistan's Women". Attacks on World Trade Center/Pentagon. Time. Archived from the original on November 27, 2001. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- "Report: Clinton didn't read National Intelligence Estimate before Iraq vote". USA Today. Archived from the original on August 30, 2007. Retrieved June 14, 2007.
- Ricks, Thomas E. (2006). Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq. New York: Penguin Press. ISBN 1-59420-103-X. p. 385.
- "Clinton says insurgency is failing". Associated Press. February 19, 2005. Retrieved August 29, 2006.
- Turner, Douglas (July 14, 2005). "Clinton wants increase in size of regular Army". The Buffalo News. (no longer free)
- Fitzgerald, Jim (November 21, 2005). "Hillary Clinton says immediate withdrawal from Iraq would be 'a big mistake'". Associated Press. Archived from the original on December 22, 2005. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Balz, Dan (December 12, 2005). "Hillary Clinton Crafts Centrist Stance on War". The Washington Post. p. A01. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Meadows, Susannah (December 12, 2005). "Hillary's Military Offensive". Newsweek. Archived from the original on June 16, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Landler, Mark (April 24, 2016). "H is for Hawk". The New York Times Magazine. pp. 28–35.
- "Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton - Voting Record". Project VoteSmart. Retrieved April 14, 2008.
- Fouhy, Beth (June 29, 2004). "San Francisco rolls out the red carpet for the Clintons". Associated Press. Retrieved January 22, 2007.
- "New York State Unemployment Statistics". U.S. Dept. of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. 2006–2007. Archived from the original on May 14, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2006.
- "Bearing the Brunt: Manufacturing Job Loss in the Great Lakes Region, 1995–2005, Table 2" (PDF). The Brookings Institution. June 2006. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 2, 2006. Retrieved September 3, 2006.
- "2005 issues". American Manufacturing Trade Action Coalition.
- "Asia's largest technology firm opens office in Buffalo". Tata Group. March 10, 2003. Archived from the original on May 12, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- "Fears Amid Cheers; Will Making Tata Consultancy Services a Partner in Buffalo's Bioinformatics Initiative Create Jobs Here, or in India?". Buffalo News. March 16, 2003. Retrieved September 3, 2006. (no longer free)
- Krishnaswami, Sridhar (April 29, 2004). "India Caucus launched in U.S." The Hindu. Chennai, India. Archived from the original on May 11, 2004. Retrieved August 29, 2006.
- "Photo Topic Records - Launch of the Senate India Caucus on April 30, 2004". US India Political Action Committee. Archived from the original on May 3, 2006. Retrieved August 29, 2006.
- "Indian-Americans bat for N-deal". Rediff.com. June 5, 2006. Retrieved August 29, 2006.
- Drajem, Mark (June 30, 2005). "U.S. Senate Approves Central American Trade Agreement (Update1)". Bloomberg News.
- Tumulty, Karen (February 1, 2007). "Hillary: "I Have to Earn Every Vote"". Time. Archived from the original on February 2, 2007.
- Hunt, Albert R.; Roberts, William (August 3, 2005). "Former President Clinton Says Roberts Very Impressive (Update1)". Bloomberg News.
- "Bills Would Enhance Nanotechnology R&D". American Institute of Physics. February 26, 2003. Retrieved March 24, 2007.
- "2004 Fares Lecture: The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton". Tufts University. Archived from the original on September 15, 2007. Retrieved October 1, 2007.
- Raymond Hernandez (May 14, 2005). "New Odd Couple: Hillary Clinton and Newt Gingrich". International Herald Tribune. Retrieved January 24, 2007.
- Klein, Joe (June 5, 2005). "Which Brand Would You Buy?". Time. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- "Senators Bill Frist and Hillary Clinton Introduce New Legislation at GW Hospital". George Washington University Hospital. June 16, 2005. Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved February 19, 2007.
- "Senate Confirms Owen". Fox News. May 25, 2005. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- "Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Nomination of John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States". Clinton.Senate.gov. September 22, 2005. Archived from the original on August 26, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- "Roberts sworn in as chief justice". CNN. September 29, 2005. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Groppe, Maureen (January 31, 2006). "Alito filibuster fails; Bayh, Lugar split". The Indianapolis Star. Archived from the original on October 14, 2006. Retrieved August 22, 2006.
- Clinton, Hillary (January 25, 2006). "Remarks of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Senate Floor on the Nomination of Judge Samuel Alito". Clinton.Senate.gov. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved October 12, 2006.
- Kirkpatrick, David D. (February 1, 2006). "Alito Sworn In as Justice After Senate Gives Approval". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2017.
- Jordan, Lara Jakes (September 14, 2005). "Senate kills attempt to set up independent Katrina commission". Columbia, South Carolina: WIS. Associated Press. Retrieved September 28, 2018.
- "Clinton wades into GTA sex storm". BBC News. July 14, 2005. Retrieved August 29, 2006.
- Fisher, Ken (December 3, 2005). "Illinois gaming law struck down, provides glimpse of FEPA future?". Ars Technica. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
- "Gay marriage ban defeated in Senate vote". Associated Press for NBC News. June 7, 2006. Retrieved April 14, 2008.
- Hook, Janet (June 25, 2006). "Once Symbolic, Flag Amendment Close to Passage". Los Angeles Times.
- Gerth, Van Natta Jr., Her Way, p. 401.
- Gerth, Van Natta Jr., Her Way, p. 313.
- Hillary Clinton speaking at YearlyKos 2007.
- Gerth, Van Natta Jr., Her Way, pp. 267–269.
- "Senate GOP foils debate on Iraq surge". Associated Press. February 17, 2007.
- Ballhaus, Rebecca (January 13, 2014). "Gates: Clinton's Comment on Iraq Surge an 'Anomaly'". The Wall Street Journal.
- Weigel, David (January 10, 2014). "Hillary Told the President That Her Opposition to the Surge in Iraq Had Been Political". Slate.
- "Senate passes war spending bill with withdrawal deadline". CNN.com. March 29, 2007.
- "Bush to sign war funding bill Friday". Boston Globe. May 25, 2007. Archived from the original on October 12, 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2007.
- "Sen. Clinton urges Iraqi PM Maliki be replaced". Reuters. August 22, 2007.
- "Iraq's Maliki lashes out at Hillary Clinton". Reuters. August 26, 2007. Retrieved August 30, 2007.[dead link]
- Eli Lake (September 12, 2007). "Clinton Spars With Petraeus on Credibility". The New York Sun. Retrieved October 7, 2007.
- "Senate Votes to Condemn MoveOn for Ad Attacking General Petraeus". Fox News. September 21, 2007. Retrieved October 7, 2007.
- "Senate Approves Symbolic Rebuke of Iran". Fox News. September 26, 2007. Retrieved October 11, 2007.
- "Hillary Clinton Calls for Gonzales' Resignation". ABC News. March 13, 2007. Retrieved March 24, 2007.
- "Goodyear wins in pay-bias case". Associated Press. May 30, 2007.
- Laurie Kellman (November 9, 2007). "Mukasey Vows to Be Independent Advocate". The Washington Times. Associated Press. Retrieved November 22, 2007.[dead link]
- "Immigration measure survives challenges as both sides mobilize to take debate on the road". Associated Press. May 24, 2007. Archived from the original on October 15, 2007. Retrieved May 25, 2007.
- "On the Amendment (Vitter Amdt. No. 1157)". U.S. Senate. May 24, 2007.
- "On the Amendment (Coleman Amdt. No. 1158)". U.S. Senate. May 24, 2007.
- Santora, Marc (November 1, 2007). "Immigration Is Fodder for Clinton Rivals". The New York Times. Retrieved November 2, 2007.
- "On the Cloture Motion (Upon Reconsideration, Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Kennedy Amdt. No. 1150, As Amended)". U.S. Senate. June 7, 2007.
- "On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Proceed to Consider S.1639)". U.S. Senate. June 26, 2007.
- Klaus Marre (October 24, 2007). "DREAM Act fails to clear cloture hurdle". The Hill. Retrieved October 24, 2007.
- "Clear Channel defends Limbaugh after 'phony soldiers' remark". CNN.com. October 3, 2007. Retrieved October 20, 2007.
- "Clinton Approval At All-Time High". Quinnipiac Poll. December 14, 2006. Archived from the original on March 11, 2008. Retrieved September 28, 2007.
- "Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #11487". SurveyUSA. December 20, 2006. Retrieved January 17, 2007.
- "Results of SurveyUSA News Poll #12488". SurveyUSA. August 21, 2007. Retrieved September 28, 2007.
- Noam N. Levey (February 7, 2008). "Senate Democrats fail to expand stimulus bill". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on February 11, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
- "Congress Sends Economic Aid Plan to Bush". Yahoo! Finance. Associated Press. February 7, 2008. Archived from the original on February 13, 2008. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
- Martin Kady II (February 12, 2008). "Dems Fall Well Short Of Stripping Immunity From Spy Bill". The Politico for CBS News. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
- Pamela Hess (February 12, 2008). "Senate OKs new rules on eavesdropping". The Kansas City Star. Associated Press. Archived from the original on June 17, 2007. Retrieved February 17, 2008.
- Peter Spiegel; Julian E. Barnes (April 9, 2008). "Petraeus, Democrats square off". The Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on July 6, 2008. Retrieved April 9, 2008.
- Mark Leibovich (June 25, 2008). "Clinton Returns to the Warm Embrace of Her Day Job". The New York Times. Retrieved June 25, 2008.
- Hillary Clinton (September 25, 2008). "Let's Keep People In Their Homes". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved October 2, 2008.
- "Senate to Vote on Financial Rescue Plan". WKBW-TV. October 1, 2008. Retrieved October 2, 2008.[dead link]
- "Senate Passes Economic Rescue Package", NY1 News (October 2, 2008). Retrieved April 10, 2016.
- Baker, Peter; Cooper, Helene (November 20, 2008). "An Option for Clinton: Enhanced Senate Role". The New York Times. Retrieved April 10, 2010.
- "Obama Confirms Hillary In Top Job". Sky News. December 1, 2008. Archived from the original on February 7, 2009. Retrieved December 1, 2008.
- "President-elect Obama fifth press conference. Transcript". Chicago Sun-Times. Federal News Service. December 1, 2008. Archived from the original on December 3, 2008. Retrieved November 2, 2008.
- Pickert, Kate (December 9, 2008). "The Other Senate Vacancy: Who Will Replace Hillary?". Time. Archived from the original on December 12, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2008.
- "Senate roll vote on $14B auto bailout". Associated Press. December 12, 2008. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
- Scher, Brent (February 23, 2015). "Hillary Clinton's War on Women". Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- Kristian, Bonnie (February 23, 2015). "Hillary Clinton paid female staff 72 cents for each dollar paid to men when she was a Senator". The Week. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
- "Gender Pay Gap in Clinton's Senate Office?". Factcheck.org. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
- Flaherty, Anne (January 15, 2009). "Senate panel backs Clinton as secretary of state". The Washington Post. Associated Press. Retrieved January 15, 2009.[dead link]
- Stout, David (January 21, 2009). "Clinton Is Approved, but Vote on Holder Is Delayed". The New York Times. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
- Parnes, Amie (January 14, 2009). "Clinton bids colleagues farewell". The Politico. Retrieved January 22, 2009.
- "Senate Releases $350 Billion in Bailout Funds to Obama". Fox News. January 15, 2009. Archived from the original on January 19, 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2009.
- Becker, Bernie (January 15, 2009). "Biden and Clinton Say Goodbye to Senate". The New York Times. Retrieved January 25, 2009.
- Thrush, Glenn (January 15, 2009). "Hillary takes the floor". The Politico. Retrieved January 25, 2009.
- Saul, Michael (January 16, 2009). "Hillary's 'Last Political Event' – Until 2016?". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on January 31, 2009. Retrieved January 25, 2009.
- Shailagh Murray & Paul Kane (January 21, 2009). "Obama Picks Confirmed, But Clinton Is on Hold". The Washington Post. Retrieved January 26, 2009.
- "Hillary Clinton sworn in as secretary of state". CNN. January 21, 2009. Retrieved January 21, 2009.
- Tumulty, Brian (January 21, 2009). "Clinton sworn in at State Dept. and then resigns Senate". The Journal News. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009.
- Silverleib, Alan (January 23, 2009). "N.Y. governor names Clinton successor". CNN. Retrieved January 23, 2009.
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.