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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

Aug 10, 2016
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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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New York Sen. Charles Schumer says oil companies should be required to make their crude less dangerous to transport before loading it onto trains.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced the selection of a final design for a bicycle and pedestrian path for the New NY Bridge, which is replacing the Tappan Zee. After a strong push by elected officials and residents on the Rockland County side, the alternative with the least impact was chosen.

Schumer HV Aide Was Arrested On Drug Charges

May 25, 2016

An aide to U.S. Senator Charles Schumer of New York has been arrested on drug charges.

Health advocates gathered at the state capitol in Albany to call for closure of what they call an “e-cigarette loophole.”

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Orange County Monday, urging a federal agency to green-light funding to upgrade water and sewage infrastructure at Stewart International Airport. He says such an overhaul will result in job creation and airport expansion projects.

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Albany is conducting a public survey to evaluate its broadband options.

 

Senator Chuck Schumer wants the Sgt. Henry Johnson battalion cadets at Albany High School to be recognized as a full-fledged JROTC program.
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany Monday, urging the U.S. Army to support a full-fledged JROTC program at Albany High School.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to investigate cases of exploding electronic cigarettes.

A new Siena College poll released this morning — the same day of former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's sentencing — finds corruption the most pressing issue among New York residents.

The Dog Stays

Apr 25, 2016
As Mayor Kathy Sheehan looks on, Senator Chuck Schumer says historic designation is the key to unlocking vital federal Historic Tax Credits for an ambitious adaptive reuse of the “Nipper Building” at 991 Broadway.
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It’s one of the defining characteristics of the Albany skyline: the Old RCA Victor mascot Nipper, who still sits atop the former RCA Building. Visiting today, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says the pup has become a regional icon. A new development plan would transform the so-called "Nipper Building" into downtown residential and commercial space.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he will push for President Obama's emergency funding request of $1.9 billion to combat the spread of Zika virus. Schumer said more than 800 Americans have contracted the mosquito-borne illness, with 60 confirmed cases in New York.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal Highway Administration to fast track approval of a shared-use plan for the new Tappan Zee Bridge. He especially supports local officials on the Rockland side in their preference for a particular plan.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the federal government to help daycare centers test their water for lead. 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today visited  Wildwood Programs in the town of Guilderland, promoting legislation he says would  empower disabled people.
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer today visited  Wildwood Programs in the town of Guilderland, promoting legislation he says would  empower disabled people.

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With the battle against heroin addiction ramping up nationwide, Governor Andrew Cuomo last week proclaimed that independent pharmacies across New York may provide the antidote without a prescription.  

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on phone carriers to make robocall blocking technology available to landline and cellphone customers.

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on phone carriers to make robocall blocking technology available to landline and cellphone customers.

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The city of Troy is getting more federal funding to shore up its seawall.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants to require the Federal Aviation Administration to institute minimum seat-size rules for airlines, which he says now force passengers to sit on planes "like sardines."

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is slamming a White House proposal that would cut nearly $300 million from counterterrorism programs.

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