U.S. Senator Charles Schumer http://wamc.org en 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 Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall http://wamc.org/post/schumer-fema-ok-67m-troy-seawall <p>U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was at Troy's Hudson River waterfront this morning to call for $6.7 million in federal spending to reinforce the Collar City's seawall.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to swiftly approve $6.7 million in federal funds for much-needed repairs and improvements to the Troy seawall, which was severely damaged by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene three years ago.&nbsp; “We’re gonna fight hard for it.”</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 19:20:15 +0000 Dave Lucas 88251 at http://wamc.org Schumer To FEMA: OK $6.7M For Troy Seawall New Yorkers Tighten Purse Strings http://wamc.org/post/new-yorkers-tighten-purse-strings <p>The recession may be over, but many New Yorkers say they still feel a pinch in the pocketbook, paying more for just about everything on stagnant salaries. For many it's another day, another bill. People in high places have heard citizens'&nbsp;cries.</p><p>GOP gubernatorial hopeful Rob Astorino has been holding a mirror to citizen sentiments with his campaign mantra.&nbsp;&nbsp; "We're losing more people to other states than any other state in the country. 400,000 people in the last four years.&nbsp; We are losing because we have the highest taxes in America. And it's not even close."</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:49:57 +0000 Dave Lucas 87366 at http://wamc.org New Yorkers Tighten Purse Strings NY's Schumer And CT's Murphy Weigh In On Russia-Ukraine http://wamc.org/post/nys-schumer-and-cts-murphy-weigh-russia-ukraine <p>A day after Crimea overwhelmingly voted to rejoin Russia in a vote criticized by the West, the focus for United States Congressional leaders is turning toward making sure Russia doesn’t push into the rest of Ukraine.</p><p><a href="http://www.murphy.senate.gov/" target="_blank">U.S. Senator Chris Murphy</a> returned from a trip to Ukraine over the weekend with a bipartisan group of eight Senators. The Democrat from Connecticut serves on the <a href="http://www.foreign.senate.gov/" target="_blank">Senate’s Committee on Foreign Relation</a>s.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:33:08 +0000 Jim Levulis 86055 at http://wamc.org NY's Schumer And CT's Murphy Weigh In On Russia-Ukraine JetBlue To Serve Albany Airport in 2015 http://wamc.org/post/jetblue-serve-albany-airport-2015 <p>A national airline is gearing up to add Albany International to the list of airports it serves.&nbsp;&nbsp; Another feather in Senator Chuck Schumer's cap: <a href="http://wamc.org/post/schumer-jetblue-land-here" target="_blank">about a month ago, the Democrat was at Albany Airport promoting the idea of convincing JetBlue to add Albany International to the list of airports it serves</a>. On Monday, Schumer was back at the airfield waving a letter he received from the carrier.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; "This letter says - JetBlue is starting service at last here in Albany, in 2015!"</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:32:00 +0000 Dave Lucas 86027 at http://wamc.org JetBlue To Serve Albany Airport in 2015