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Bill Owens: Trump And The Democrats

Sep 12, 2017

On the evening of September the 6th, at a meeting with Mr. Trump, Ms. Pelosi and Messrs McConnell, Ryan, and Schumer a negotiation ensued to resolve the debt ceiling, Harvey relief and a Continuing Resolution (known as CR - that essentially extends current spending into the future when Congress can’t agree on specific appropriations bills).  There was a back and forth amongst the assembled with the initial offer from the Republicans being a proposal for an eighteen month CR and debt ceiling raise to be included with Harvey relief of $7.85 billion, this was countered by a three month proposal from the Democrats; the Republicans then countered only to be pushed aside by President Trump who agreed with the Democrats.

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A crash last week in Rockland County involving a CSX train that hit a car-carrying trailer stuck on the tracks has U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer calling on the feds to take action.

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Following last week’s derailment at Penn Station in New York City, the U.S. Senate Minority Leader is warning feds against making cuts to Amtrak.

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New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, as well as Northern New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, have announced the passage of a bill they say would save hours of delays at Northern Border crossings.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has announced more than one billion dollars in federal funding has been secured to support naval reactors, including two in the Capital Region.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer has announced his opposition to the Iran nuclear deal.

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  After the earthquake, many New Yorkers were frantically checking on relatives in Nepal.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Senator Chuck Schumer tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that Nepalese Americans need a helping hand. 

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  The Department of Transportation has issued regulations on oil trains.

But in today’s Congressional Corner, New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that they don’t go far enough.

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As in many other states, craft beer is on the rise in New York. But new snags have accompanied the brewing boom. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer recently stopped by a brewery in Dutchess County to push for malt barley crop insurance. Farmers and brewers alike say it would help craft brewers increase their locally-sourced ingredients.

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Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected to make an announcement regarding her plans for 2016 on Sunday.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has issued a statement on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid’s endorsement to lead the Senate Democrats after the Nevada statesman announced his retirement.

Reid gave his support to Schumer in an interview Friday morning.

Schumer, currently the Senate Democrats’ third-in-command, said he looked forward to working alongside Reid for the remainder of the session.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal ban on the sale of high-powered green laser pointers that have been used to injure and disorient airplane pilots around the country.

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White House officials recently held a year-end conference call highlighting progress made in the U.S. economy in 2014. They also discussed what they’d like to see accomplished in the new year.

The call recapped a year of continuing economic growth in the U.S., six years after the economic collapse that has served as the backdrop to the administration.

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New York’s two U.S. senators have announced funding for an airport in the Hudson Valley.

U.S. Senators Seek Transportation Funds For Newburgh

Jun 19, 2014
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New York’s two U.S. senators are pushing for federal funds to develop a long-term plan to upgrade transportation infrastructure in an Orange County locale. WAMC’s Allison Dunne has more.

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New York U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced this week more than $2.7 million in funding to help a village in Washington County make upgrades to its faulty sewer system. 

The Democrats announced a $2 million grant and $740,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program for the Village of Whitehall. The Washington County village near the Vermont border will use the funding to make repairs and comply with environmental regulations.

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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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A federal report that found major safety lapses at Metro-North Railroad has two U.S. senators looking to the railroad’s new president for change. Meanwhile, a few congressional representatives say it’s time to spend money on improving the nation’s rail system and other infrastructure.

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The Federal Railroad Administration Friday released a report finding major safety lapses at Metro-North, including that the railroad emphasized punctuality to the detriment of safety. The report was prompted by four accidents in 2013, including a fatal derailment in December in the Bronx.

1/24/14 Panel

Jan 24, 2014

    Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, newsman Ray Graf, and Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Schumer on Tea Party
Super PAC for Clinton
Boston Bomber Death Penalty?
Snowden
D'Souza Charged

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer joined Saratoga County officials today to launch his push for a bill to extend a tax credit he considers vital to railroads in New York.

On January 1st, a tax credit for short-line railroads is set to expire. At the Saratoga Springs Train Station, Sen. Schumer announced his push for the Short Line Railroad Rehabilitation and Investment Act of 2013. The Democrat mentioned the importance of the Saratoga and North Creek Railway, and other short-line rail lines that connect interstate rail to small communities.

NY Airport Receives Funding For Improvements

Sep 10, 2013
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An airport in the Hudson Valley will see some upgrades thanks to federal funding.