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Schumer Seeks Funding To Safeguard Election Systems

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New York’s senior U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer says he’ll push for legislation in the upcoming federal budget to provide funds for local boards of election to harden their security against potential threats by foreign governments.

NY Senator Charles Schumer
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer was in Plattsburgh, New York recently to promote the distribution of funds that will allow local law enforcement officers to obtain technology to detect the presence of fentanyl in the field.

On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued long-awaited rules on oil train cars, which critics say are dangerous — prone to accidents and explosions near population centers. But New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the new regulations don’t go far enough. The Democrat was in Menands this morning to unveil legislation that would tighten aspects of the DOT’s rules. Before the press conference, he stopped at WAMC’s studios to speak with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.