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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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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.

Three congressional lawmakers from New York are calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to install filtration units immediately at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh to stop the spread of PFOS-contaminated water.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who successfully prosecuted former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on federal corruption charges, said Wednesday he has been asked to stay on by President-elect Donald Trump and accepted.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stood on a train platform in Orange County Thursday. He was in Tuxedo calling on New Jersey Transit and Metro-North to improve emergency communications with passengers following last week’s train crash in Hoboken, New Jersey. A Metro-North spokesman is responding.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to overhaul its licensing protocol for obtaining radioactive materials, citing a recent report that a fictitious company got a license for enough material for a dirty bomb.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says wireless emergency alerts should include photos — that includes the one sent to millions of New Yorkers last week about a bombing suspect.

The Port of Albany has become a critical component of the city’s revitalization.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says the recent scare at Kennedy Airport raises "disturbing" questions about the facility's vulnerability to an actual attack.

Schumer Visits PFOS-Contaminated Lake In Newburgh

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he will introduce legislation that would require the Air Force to identify the source of water contamination in Newburgh and pay to clean it up if a base nearby is responsible.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped by Troy's Central Fire Station on Monday to promote legislation that would create the first ever national firefighter cancer registry, along with three major grants for the Collar City's fire crews. 

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Troy was awarded $972,000 in Federal aid through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s SAFE grant program.

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Calling it a hub of job creation and economic activity critical to the regional economy, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited the Port of Albany today. The New York Democrat announced a major push to secure a federal grant for the port he says will help upstate manufacturers export their products across the nation and globe via the Hudson River.

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Sen. Charles Schumer is pushing legislation to add 22 substances to the federal list of banned drugs following a mass overdose in Brooklyn last week that sent 33 people to hospitals.

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After months of discussion, Congress adjourned for the summer Thursday with no Zika legislation in sight.

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Some big names in New York law enforcement have announced the takedown of multi-state drug pipelines.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is ramping up an end-of-session push for federal emergency funding to combat the Zika virus.

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