U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer says the Drug Enforcement Agency should create a special investigative unit to target online sales of synthetic marijuana.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is sounding the alarm: federal funding that is supposed to be used to stop the spread of invasive species and pests like the emerald ash borer often has to be redirected to pay for fighting wildfire emergencies due to budget restraints.

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 Update 9/16/15: A Commerce official responded to a request for comment saying: "In this proceeding, the Department of Commerce is investigating whether imports of Canadian-produced supercalendered paper are being unfairly subsidized by the federal Canadian government and several provincial governments.  No matter what may be the outcome of this investigation, in no circumstance would supercalendered paper produced in the United States be subject to any U.S. countervailing duties." 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer toured Washington County’s largest private employer today and said a new tariff could negatively impact the business.


Sen. Charles Schumer wants lawmakers to force drone manufacturers to implement technology that would keep the unmanned flying objects away from airports, parades and major sporting events.

Sen. Charles Schumer has announced the winners of his statewide lottery for 100 pairs of tickets to be part of the papal audience on the West Lawn of the Capitol following Pope Francis' address to Congress on Sept. 24.


Senator Charles Schumer is introducing legislation forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to require drone manufacturers to implement technology that would prevent the aircraft from entering "no-fly zones" like airports.

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On the heels of US Senator Charles Schumer’s announcement that he will push for construction of a new cross-Hudson rail tunnel from Secaucus to Penn Station, he said Wednesday that he would lobby for a “Secaucus Loop.”


In the latest efforts aimed at gun reform, top New York state and federal officials are making rules and calling for crackdowns.

The push to regulate toy guns has multiplied since last November

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  Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal safety officials to raise standards for stretch limousines.

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New York's Senior U.S. Senator is raising concern about threats to upstate power grids, bank databases and telecommunications network systems.