U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Senator Charles Schumer is working to counter what he calls the growing trend of child identity theft. The New York Democrat is proposing legislation that would protect kids until they turn 18.

Senator Charles Schumer has accused House Speaker John Boehner of "massive ignorance" about rail safety and wants Congress to pay for rail infrastructure improvements after Amtrak's deadly derailment. 

The New York Democrat says Congress must address Amtrak's $21 billion state of good repair backlog.

Federal investigators have said the train was traveling 106 miles per hour before hitting a curve where the speed limit is 50 mph. The accident occurred Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

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  Two U.S. Senators will lay out a four point plan for rail safety this morning. 

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  New York Senator Chuck Schumer has a former colleague in the presidential field.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Schumer tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that he’s for Hillary 100 percent.

Shawangunk Ridge Fire Hits Day Four

May 6, 2015
WAMC, Allison Dunne

The wildfire that has scorched more than 2,400 acres in a state forest in Sullivan and Ulster Counties could be almost fully contained by tonight. However, a state official says responders will be paying close attention over the next few days—the weather forecast is looking favorable for more fires.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be ready to approve financial assistance for the wildfire in Sullivan and Ulster Counties that has been burning since Sunday.

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Senator Charles Schumer is introducing legislation that would require crude oil to be transported in studier tanker rail cars within two years, instead of later deadlines included in federal regulations announced last week. The New York Democrat says upstate communities the oil trains pass through, including Albany — a major hub for shipments — remain at risk for explosions and contamination from derailments. 

Senator Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer says the U.S. should allow people from Nepal who are living in the U.S. to overstay their visas without the risk of deportation while their country recovers from its recent earthquake.

At the urging of members of New York’s congressional delegation, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has agreed to expedite a Schoharie County project.

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New York’s two U.S. Senators and a Hudson Valley congresswoman are urging the secretary of the U.S. Navy to name a ship after a city in Westchester County.

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