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.
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.
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.
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.
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. "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."
Anti-hunger groups are calling on one of New York's U.S. Senators to block cuts to food stamps.
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.
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer visited Schenectady tuesday to give the city a helping hand and make some much-needed housing improvements.
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.
The Capital District Transportation Authority's "Bus Plus" initiative got a big boost from a U.S. Senator today.
CDTA rolled out its BusPlus rapid transit service in April 2011 along the Central Avenue corridor, connecting Albany, Colonie, Niskayuna and Schenectady. New York’s senior Senator, Democrat Chuck Schumer, made an appearance at The College of Saint Rose in Albany. Schumer announced the plans to launch two new BusPlus routes.
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.
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. Therefore, as Schumer says, your TV may be watching YOU!
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. With the accident in Quebec that killed 47 people still fresh, Schumer is pushing for new regulations governing tanker car safety.
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.