Chuck Schumer http://wamc.org en Sen. Schumer Crticizes Obama Administration's Plan To Cut Water Project Funds http://wamc.org/post/sen-schumer-crticizes-obama-administrations-plan-cut-water-project-funds <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer criticized the Obama administration's recent proposal that would effectively cut $40 million from state sewer and water projects, jeopardizing more than 340 critical sewer upgrades in upstate New York.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:45:55 +0000 Dave Lucas 86715 at http://wamc.org Sen. Schumer Crticizes Obama Administration's Plan To Cut Water Project Funds Schumer: If Russia Goes Farther, It'll Suffer http://wamc.org/post/schumer-if-russia-goes-farther-itll-suffer <p>A day after Crimea overwhelmingly voted to rejoin Russia despite international criticism, New York’s senior U.S. Senator says Russia must not be allowed further into Ukraine. Democrat Chuck Schumer spoke today in Albany. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:10:14 +0000 Dave Lucas 86021 at http://wamc.org Schumer: If Russia Goes Farther, It'll Suffer Schumer Pushing For Brownfield Cleanup Funding For Glens Falls http://wamc.org/post/schumer-pushing-brownfield-cleanup-funding-glens-falls <p>New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Glens Falls today to call for Environmental Protection Agency funding to cleanup brownfield sites throughout the city.</p><p></p><p>Senator Schumer gathered with Glens Falls mayor Jack Diamond and other local officials at the Former Aroxy Dry Cleaners. The brownfield site on Warren Street is one of six high-priority locations within the city that officials are focused on redeveloping.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:10:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 84293 at http://wamc.org Schumer Pushing For Brownfield Cleanup Funding For Glens Falls Schumer To JetBlue: "Land Here!" http://wamc.org/post/schumer-jetblue-land-here <p>Domestic fares at Albany are up 27 percent since 2008, and the number of passengers has fallen; many airlines have merged since the days Senator Schumer helped bring Southwest to the region. He believes now is the time to bring a new airline into the Albany mix.&nbsp; "We're hoping that if Jet Blue were to come to Albany, they could add service to already popular routes. Routes like Washington, Orlando, South Florida or Tampa, and in doing so, connecting residents to more travel destinations."</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:19:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 83569 at http://wamc.org Schumer To JetBlue: "Land Here!" Hunger Groups Ask Senator To Block Food Stamp Cuts http://wamc.org/post/hunger-groups-ask-senator-block-food-stamp-cuts <p></p><p></p><p>Anti-hunger groups are calling on one of New York's U.S. Senators to block cuts to food stamps.</p><p>Anti-hunger activists have launched a statewide campaign urging New York Senator Chuck Schumer to vote against any farm bill that includes cuts in food-stamp funding. They also want Schumer to push to restore recent cuts.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 79980 at http://wamc.org Hunger Groups Ask Senator To Block Food Stamp Cuts Schumer Pledges To Help Schenectady Battle Blight http://wamc.org/post/schumer-pledges-help-schenectady-battle-blight <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer visited Schenectady tuesday to give the city a helping hand and make some much-needed housing improvements.</p><p>The backdrop to Schumer's appearance along the electric city's Broadway in the Bellvue section: a blighted building damaged by fire four years ago. Its absentee landlord has left the property fallow for years.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 23:45:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 78648 at http://wamc.org Schumer Pledges To Help Schenectady Battle Blight Schumer Warns Of Flood Insurance Cost Hikes http://wamc.org/post/schumer-warns-flood-insurance-cost-hikes <p>U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer warns big increases in the national flood insurance premiums are expected.</p><p>Schumer says he's supporting a measure to delay the spike until the Federal Emergency Management Agency completes its national study which includes considering affordability.</p><p>Schumer told reporters Thursday he hopes to freeze premiums for the time the study is being done for Congress. That could take years.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:12:21 +0000 Jaired Crofut 77859 at http://wamc.org Schumer Warns Of Flood Insurance Cost Hikes Schumer Backs Expanded 'BusPlus' Service http://wamc.org/post/schumer-backs-expanded-busplus-service <p></p><p>The Capital District Transportation Authority's "Bus Plus" initiative got a big boost from a U.S. Senator today.</p><p>CDTA rolled out its BusPlus rapid transit service in April 2011 along the Central Avenue corridor, connecting Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna and Schenectady.&nbsp; New York’s senior Senator, Democrat Chuck Schumer, made an appearance at The College of Saint Rose in Albany.&nbsp; Schumer announced the plans to launch two new BusPlus routes.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 20:15:55 +0000 Dave Lucas 76011 at http://wamc.org Schumer Backs Expanded 'BusPlus' Service Schumer: Your Smart TV May Be Watching YOU! http://wamc.org/post/schumer-your-smart-tv-may-be-watching-you <p></p><p>U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is calling on major television manufacturers to come up with a uniform standard of security to be used in all new internet and video-enabled televisions that would prevent hackers from spying on consumers.</p><p>The new so-called “smart TV’s” feature embedded cameras and microphones like the ones found in new laptop and netbook computers. The sets are sold in stores as “internet ready,” and the devices they contain are capable of being remotely activated.&nbsp; Therefore, as Schumer says, your TV may be watching YOU!</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 17:36:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 71128 at http://wamc.org Schumer: Your Smart TV May Be Watching YOU! Schumer Makes Case For Boosting Rail Safety http://wamc.org/post/schumer-makes-case-boosting-rail-safety <p>Longtime rail safety advocate U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany Monday to express his concern for New Yorkers who live and work in communities along rail freight lines.&nbsp; With the accident in Quebec that killed 47 people still fresh, Schumer is pushing for new regulations governing tanker car safety.</p><p>The Democrat and state’s senior Senator notes oil and ethanol have been transported by train for years, but with increased supplies, oil companies find it more profitable to ship hazardous petroleum products by train.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:38:36 +0000 Dave Lucas 69762 at http://wamc.org Schumer Makes Case For Boosting Rail Safety