U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will visit the campus of SUNY Adirondack today to meet with school leaders about cybersecurity.

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President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address Tuesday night. Some Hudson Valley members of Congress plan to make a statement with their guests. Others have invited family members.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Albany today, joining with Teamsters who have suffered cuts to their pension benefits and are at risk of losing even more.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on federal health officials to dispatch a flu surveillance team to New York as the number of cases increases.

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New York state officials are investigating extended delays in delivering propane to customers during the recent cold snap.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer says he is "pursuing every legal path" against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment.

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal Department of Transportation to reverse its decision not to require airlines to disclose baggage fees upfront.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer has wrapped up another tour of New York's 62 counties with a call for greater federal help for the state's craft beer industry.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney were in Orange County today, urging the Air Force to designate Stewart Air National Guard Base the No. 1 cleanup project in the country. The two Democrats made their call at Washington Lake, Newburgh’s main drinking water supply, where toxic PFOS contamination was found in the spring of 2016.

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Catskill, New York is hoping to become a bigger player in the so-called "creative economy."

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New York’s U.S. senators have announced federal aid for early education programs for low-income families.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to reverse a recent decision to delay the regulation of e-cigarettes.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer will be making stops in the region Friday.

Senate Minority Leader Schumer is scheduled to visit Gloversville in Fulton County at 1 p.m. The Democrat is expected to address cuts to federal programs that benefit rural hospitals. Schumer says if Congress does not renew payments through the Low-Volume Hospital and Medicare-Dependent Hospital programs, Nathan Littauer Hospital will lose more than $1 million in federal aid.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced earlier this week that the U.S. Department of Defense would begin taking water samples for PFOS around Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh. He and other officials say it’s a step forward but far-off from what they want to see happen. So New York state will take the lead.

The federal government recently informed a housing organization in Dutchess County that it will cut funding for a program that serves homeless veterans by the end of September. The surprise announcement is prompting local officials to band together for a solution. On Tuesday, two members of Congress from New York asked the Department of Veterans Affairs secretary to reverse the decision.

In the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging the federal government keep a close eye on gas prices.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says he will push for passage of a bill to require that cellphones work on other carriers' networks during an emergency.

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Once infected with Lyme disease himself, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Albany today to urge the federal government to continue the battle against insect-borne diseases.

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says there's more the federal government can do to help New York's growing craft beer industry.

Schumer, during a recent visit to Engine 10 on Brevator Street, pushed for the center.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday announced more than $426,000 in federal funding for the Albany Fire Department.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says President Donald Trump's plan to privatize the nation's air traffic control system could mean higher costs for consumers.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Orange County Friday afternoon, claiming the Department of Defense is evading its responsibility to clean up PFOS contamination at Stewart Air National Guard base.

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An increase in federal funding for certain school districts will help several districts in New York, including one in Orange County near West Point.

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Senator Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer is criticizing a Trump administration proposal to cut the budget of the Office of National Drug Control policy by 95 percent.

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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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Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has doubts about the viability of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget. The Senate Minority leader aired his thoughts on the budget plan in Saratoga County Thursday.

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The Federal Railroad Administration should review current standards for the time between the activation of train warning signals and the distance of an oncoming train, US Senator Charles Schumer said Friday.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the National Transportation Safety Board to launch an in-depth investigation of small-plane crashes.

U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Charles Schumer are calling for nationwide rallies later this month to show support for the Affordable Care Act and to oppose efforts by Republicans to repeal it.

US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney have called on the Defense Department to immediately order the Air National Guard to install carbon filtration units at the site of PFOS contamination at the Stewart Airport Air Guard base.

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