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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says financially distressed colleges facing potential closure should be required to tell students the school may shut down.

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A plan by the city of Montreal to release raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River is raising concerns south of the border in New York.  U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently joined the debate, asking the State Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop the city’s plan.

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Senator Charles Schumer wants federal agencies to work with Canadian officials to stop the city of Montreal's plan to dump of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.  But a former Congressman says the U.S has no jurisdiction in the issue.

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Senator Charles Schumer is asking United States environmental regulators to work with Canadian officials to stop the city of Montreal's plan to dump 2 billion liters of raw sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer wants returning veterans to fill open border agent positions.  He was in New York’s North Country Monday to push for passage of a bill he has sponsored requiring the Department of Homeland Security to recruit vets for jobs at Customs and Border Protection ports of entry.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer was in the North Country Monday to push for passage of a bill he has introduced to enhance job opportunities for returning veterans.

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Last week, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that he will oppose the nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, its allies and Iran.  Schumer is the highest ranking Democrat to say he will vote no on the deal.  

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says the nation should increase funds for the development of high-tech sensors that can disable a car's ignition if its driver is drunk.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is raising concerns over Congressional appropriations committees’ plans to cut funding to an agricultural research fund as the avian flu spreads and the price of eggs rises.

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New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will lay a wreath at the Sgt. Henry Johnson Monument in Albany's Washington Park Sunday afternoon.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued long-awaited rules on oil train cars, which critics say are dangerous — prone to accidents and explosions near population centers. But New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the new regulations don’t go far enough. The Democrat was in Menands this morning to unveil legislation that would tighten aspects of the DOT’s rules. Before the press conference, he stopped at WAMC’s studios to speak with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was recently in the Mohawk Valley to call on the Federal Emergency Management Agency to update flood maps in Johnstown. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, Schumer says the outdated information is costing business and residents.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should reject President Barack Obama's plan to cut funding for a program that targets high-intensity drug trafficking.

The New York Democrat says Obama's proposal to cut more than $50 million from the program would set back efforts to fight heroin abuse.

Schumer says the spread of dangerous opiates shows the need to boost funding for the initiative.

The High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas program teams federal law enforcement with local police in designated areas.

Schumer says he'd like to see a $100 million increase.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says he's trying again with legislation to require car rental companies to fix vehicles subject to a manufacturer's recall before handing them over to customers.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer was in Glens Falls this week to highlight the need for the International Trade Commission to take action to curb predatory trade practices he says threaten the paper industry.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer visited a manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh Wednesday to highlight the importance a the federal Export-Import Bank. The agency faces reauthorization when Congress returns to Washington and the Senator is urging support of what he calls one of the country’s most important job creation and retention programs.

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During U.S. Senator Charles Schumer’s visit to the Adirondacks, he met with local officials to hear their concerns.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Saranac Lake this morning to discuss his efforts to secure grant funding for an innovative job training program.

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New York’s senior U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Lake Placid today to tour a craft brewery and announce legislation that would cut the federal excise tax on the product.

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Days after the United States committed to increasing its involvement in Syria’s brutal civil war, New York’s senior U.S. Senator says America must be careful in its latest Middle East entanglement. Senator Charles Schumer spoke earlier today at the Albany-Rensselear Rail station.

New York Senator Charles Schumer is proposing an early detection and rapid response grant program to combat aquatic invasive species before they spread to new waterways.

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At a sugarhouse in northern New York, New York’s senior Senator announced he is introducing legislation to increase maple production across New York State.

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Senator Charles Schumer was at the Parker Family Maple Farm in West Chazy in northern New York on Monday.  He stopped there to announce legislation he is introducing to boost syrup production in the state.  While there, owner Earl Parker gave Schumer some fresh syrup, which New York’s senior Senator drank from the bottle.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation to strengthen the state’s dairy industry by capitalizing on the demand for yogurt products.

New York Senator Charles Schumer is warning that milk prices in stores could double if the Farm Bill isn't renewed by the end of the year.

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During a visit to the Bombardier Transportation rail car manufacturing plant in Plattsburgh Thursday, New York Senator Charles Schumer called for the extension of a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.

New York Senator Charles Schumer was in Plattsburgh Thursday afternoon, calling for the renewal of a tax credit for businesses that hire veterans.

New York’s senior Senator stopped by Bombardier Transportation in Plattsburgh, a manufacturer of rail cars, to tour the plant and discuss the importance of extending the “Returning Heroes and Wounded Warriors Tax Credit”.   Schumer says Congressional gridlock is stalling the tax credit’s renewal.