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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 As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, Schumer says the outdated information is costing business and residents.

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.