U.S. Senator Charles Schumer http://wamc.org en Oil Trains Under Political Microscope http://wamc.org/post/oil-trains-under-political-microscope <p>There have been several developments this week impacting oil trains, the subject of national and local debate.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for moving crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The rules would include new operational requirements to lower operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:16:18 +0000 Dave Lucas 95606 at http://wamc.org Oil Trains Under Political Microscope Albany Airport To Get Upgrade http://wamc.org/post/albany-airport-get-upgrade <p>Albany International Airport is receiving federal funding for an upgrade.</p><p>U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko tuesday announced that Albany International Airport will receive nearly $4 Million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for vital airport upgrades.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:33:44 +0000 Dave Lucas 95463 at http://wamc.org Albany Airport To Get Upgrade Schumer Pushes To Keep Export-Import Bank Running http://wamc.org/post/schumer-pushes-keep-export-import-bank-running <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was at General Electric in Schenectady this afternoon calling on fellow lawmakers to keep the Export-Import Bank intact.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 22:14:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 94823 at http://wamc.org Schumer Pushes To Keep Export-Import Bank Running Schumer: Highway Funding Row Would Delay Project http://wamc.org/post/schumer-highway-funding-row-would-delay-project <div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;"><p>U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says dozens of highway projects in&nbsp;<font color="red">New</font>&nbsp;<font color="red">York</font>&nbsp;state would be delayed if Congress can't reach an agreement on federal highway funding.&nbsp;</p><p>The Democrat said last week that the state would be forced to either put off projects or pay for them without federal assistance if lawmakers don't replenish the federal highway trust fund.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 23:24:15 +0000 Dave Lucas 94750 at http://wamc.org Schumer: Highway Funding Row Would Delay Project Senator Schumer Backs Sing Sing Museum Plan http://wamc.org/post/senator-schumer-backs-sing-sing-museum-plan <p></p><p>New York’s senior U.S. senator has put his weight behind an effort to build a museum at a world-famous prison in Westchester County. He says the museum would have the potential to occupy a “must see” list for the New York City metropolitan area.</p><p>Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says the museum at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, which sits along the Hudson River, would be among the first at an active prison and a major driver of tourism for the Hudson Valley.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 22:50:54 +0000 Allison Dunne 93915 at http://wamc.org Senator Schumer Backs Sing Sing Museum Plan HUD to Schumer: "No Worries!" http://wamc.org/post/hud-schumer-no-worries <p>New York's Senior US Senator was in Troy Monday, pledging to fight possible federal cutbacks in Department of Housing and Urban Development funding to the city -&nbsp; the battle cry may be moot.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Senator Chuck Schumer voiced concerns that Collar City census figures dropped below 50,000 residents, it could lose Community Development Block Program funds earmarked for neighborhood improvements.&nbsp; "It would deprive Troy of about $2.5 million in CDBG funds each year, and that would de-leverage and reduce private funding by millions and millions more."</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:29:05 +0000 Dave Lucas 93345 at http://wamc.org HUD to Schumer: "No Worries!" Shrinking Troy Could Lose HUD Funding http://wamc.org/post/shrinking-troy-could-lose-hud-funding <p></p><p>New York Senator Chuck Schumer was in Troy today to kick off his campaign to prevent the Department of Housing and Urban Development from reforming the Community Development Block Program in a way that would remove the Collar City from eligibility.</p><p>People count. A census tally of the number of residents that came up 54 citizens short could cost Troy funding the city has come to rely on.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:59:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 93268 at http://wamc.org Shrinking Troy Could Lose HUD Funding Schumer Wants FDA To Halt Approval Of Palcohol http://wamc.org/post/schumer-wants-fda-halt-approval-palcohol <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped by the Albany Boys &amp; Girls Club Friday afternoon, continuing his crusade against a powdered alcohol product positioned to hit store shelves in the fall.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 22:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 90655 at http://wamc.org Schumer Wants FDA To Halt Approval Of Palcohol Schumer Urges Reward For Return Of Nigerian Girls http://wamc.org/post/schumer-urges-reward-return-nigerian-girls <p></p><p>U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York is calling on the U.S. State Department to establish a reward for reliable information leading to the rescue of 276 missing girls in Nigeria.</p><p>Schumer says the U.S. should also provide refugee status to anyone who isn't a terrorist and helps find them while placing on its terrorist watch list any individual discovered buying one of the girls or harming them.</p> Sun, 11 May 2014 15:31:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 90164 at http://wamc.org Schumer Urges Reward For Return Of Nigerian Girls Schumer Asks FDA To Block Powdered Alcohol http://wamc.org/post/schumer-asks-fda-block-powdered-alcohol <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become "the Kook-Aid of teen binge drinking."</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">The New York Democrat in a letter says the product Palcohol can be mixed with water, sprinkled on food or even snorted and easily concealed.</span></p><p></p> Sun, 04 May 2014 13:32:09 +0000 Associated Press 89656 at http://wamc.org Schumer Asks FDA To Block Powdered Alcohol