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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer

Schumer Pitches Bill To Help Schools Reopen Safely

Jul 17, 2020
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer at FDR High School, Staatsburg, NY, July 16, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in the Hudson Valley Thursday, pushing legislation to ensure educators get the funding they need to open schools safely this fall in light of COVID-19. School administrators say their calculations for needed equipment and services show the funding is sorely needed.

Senator Chuck Schumer addresses reporters as Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy looks on.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Senator Chuck Schumer was in Schenectady today calling for immediate fiscal relief for cash-strapped local governments throughout the Capital Region.

Courtesy of Stewart Air National Guard Base

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is urging the secretary of the Air Force to select Stewart Air National Guard base in Orange County as home for a new squadron.

New York Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are accusing the federal government of excluding the state from a $20 billion fund to expand rural broadband.

Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Stockade homeowner Mary D'Allesando & Senator Chuck Schumer.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer was in Schenectady Friday afternoon, standing with homeowners in the Stockade neighborhood to promote of his flood insurance reform bill.

Legislation introduced by New York’s two U.S. Senators to rename a post office in honor of a former Hudson Valley congressman has passed in their chamber.

Courtesy of the office of Congressman Antonio Delgado

Congressional representatives from New York are back after visiting facilities on the U.S. southern border to see firsthand the conditions for processing and holding undocumented immigrants. Democratic Congressman Antonio Delgado joined a delegation to Texas and says the problem is complex.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

U.S. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer was in the Hudson Valley Tuesday. He was there telling local police departments and elected officials that he will try to secure funding for high-tech detection tools in the battle against opioid addiction.

WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators say their amendment authorizing $45 million to reimburse communities and states for cleaning up PFOA and PFOS contamination passed in their chamber.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says his amendment to boost funding to combat Lyme disease is a victory for upstate New York. The Democrat says it would be the first such increase for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in five years.

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Four U.S. military sites will be splitting nearly $200 million in federal defense funds for improvement projects.