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US News
4:56 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Officials Push Missile Shields For Commercial Jets

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Two New York legislators are urging the government to study whether American passenger jets should be equipped with devices protecting them against missiles like the one that brought down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and Congressman Steve Israel are asking the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department and Federal Aviation Administration to consider technologies that would shield commercial aircraft.

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Hudson Valley News
8:09 pm
Sat July 26, 2014

Westchester County Airport Lands Funding For Improvements

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New York’s two U.S. senators have announced funding for an airport in the Hudson Valley.

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New York News
12:16 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Oil Trains Under Political Microscope

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There have been several developments this week impacting oil trains, the subject of national and local debate.

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday issued new proposed rules on tankers transporting oil including quickly phasing out the use of old DOT-111 rail cars for moving crude oil and other hazardous liquids. The rules would include new operational requirements to lower operating speeds and enhance braking capabilities for high-hazard flammable trains. 

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Capital Region News
4:33 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Albany Airport To Get Upgrade

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Albany International Airport is receiving federal funding for an upgrade.

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko tuesday announced that Albany International Airport will receive nearly $4 Million dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for vital airport upgrades.

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New York News
6:14 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Schumer Pushes To Keep Export-Import Bank Running

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was at General Electric in Schenectady this afternoon calling on fellow lawmakers to keep the Export-Import Bank intact.

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New York News
7:24 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Schumer: Highway Funding Row Would Delay Project

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says dozens of highway projects in New York state would be delayed if Congress can't reach an agreement on federal highway funding. 

The Democrat said last week that the state would be forced to either put off projects or pay for them without federal assistance if lawmakers don't replenish the federal highway trust fund.

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Hudson Valley News
6:50 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Senator Schumer Backs Sing Sing Museum Plan

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New York’s senior U.S. senator has put his weight behind an effort to build a museum at a world-famous prison in Westchester County. He says the museum would have the potential to occupy a “must see” list for the New York City metropolitan area.

Democratic Senator Charles Schumer says the museum at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, which sits along the Hudson River, would be among the first at an active prison and a major driver of tourism for the Hudson Valley.

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Capital Region News
3:29 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

HUD to Schumer: "No Worries!"

US Senator Chuck Schumer with Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia
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New York's Senior US Senator was in Troy Monday, pledging to fight possible federal cutbacks in Department of Housing and Urban Development funding to the city -  the battle cry may be moot.  

Senator Chuck Schumer voiced concerns that Collar City census figures dropped below 50,000 residents, it could lose Community Development Block Program funds earmarked for neighborhood improvements.  "It would deprive Troy of about $2.5 million in CDBG funds each year, and that would de-leverage and reduce private funding by millions and millions more."

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Capital Region News
6:59 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Shrinking Troy Could Lose HUD Funding

"In 2012, Troy dropped from 50,072 people to 49,946 people." ~ Senator Charles Schumer (Mayor Lou Rosamilia looking on)
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New York Senator Chuck Schumer was in Troy today to kick off his campaign to prevent the Department of Housing and Urban Development from reforming the Community Development Block Program in a way that would remove the Collar City from eligibility.

People count. A census tally of the number of residents that came up 54 citizens short could cost Troy funding the city has come to rely on.

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US News
6:32 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Schumer Wants FDA To Halt Approval Of Palcohol

US Senator Charles Schumer and Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple.
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped by the Albany Boys & Girls Club Friday afternoon, continuing his crusade against a powdered alcohol product positioned to hit store shelves in the fall.

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