Chuck Schumer

New York News
8:45 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Sen. Schumer Crticizes Obama Administration's Plan To Cut Water Project Funds

President Barack Obama is “making a big mistake” by proposing a reduction in federal spending on sewers, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Tuesday.
Credit U.S. Senate

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. 

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WAMC News
3:10 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Schumer: If Russia Goes Farther, It'll Suffer

Sen. Schumer speaking Monday at Albany Airport.
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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.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Schumer Pushing For Brownfield Cleanup Funding For Glens Falls

Sen. Schumer in Glens Falls

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.

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Capital Region News
6:19 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Schumer To JetBlue: "Land Here!"

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped by Albany International Airport February 10th to invite JetBlue Airlines to establish a first-ever presence in the Capital Region.
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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."

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New York News
6:30 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Hunger Groups Ask Senator To Block Food Stamp Cuts

Senator Charles Schumer is being urged to block cuts to food stamps by activists like Mark Dunlea.
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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.

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Capital Region News
6:45 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Schumer Pledges To Help Schenectady Battle Blight

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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.

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WAMC News
8:12 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Schumer Warns Of Flood Insurance Cost Hikes

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer warns big increases in the national flood insurance premiums are expected.

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.

Schumer told reporters Thursday he hopes to freeze premiums for the time the study is being done for Congress. That could take years.

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Capital Region News
4:15 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Schumer Backs Expanded 'BusPlus' Service

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.

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WAMC News
1:36 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Schumer: Your Smart TV May Be Watching YOU!

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!

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New York News
4:38 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Schumer Makes Case For Boosting Rail Safety

Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings with NY US Senator Chuck Schumer on the grounds of the Federal Building in Albany.
Credit Dave Lucas (WAMC)

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.

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