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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Tropical Storm Isais Damage in Dutchess County, Aug. 4, 2020
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A number of New York’s congressional representatives and the state’s two U.S. senators are calling on President Trump to grant New York’s major disaster declaration request. This comes after damage from Tropical Storm Isaias.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer at the Palace Theatre, Albany.
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New York Senator Charles Schumer was in Albany Tuesday mroning. Below the marquee at the Palace Theatre, the Democrat promoted bipartisan legislation that would give the crippled arts economy a lifeline during the pandemic.

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New York’s two U.S. Senators were in Troy today, pushing for public support for the postal service. The Democrats are calling for swift approval of emergency pandemic relief funding as the House prepares to bar the USPS from cutting services.

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
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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.

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Three New York congressional lawmakers are advocating once again for Stewart Air National Guard base in Orange County to become the site of a new squadron.

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Sullivan County Head Start is receiving federal funding to support services for low-income families in the area.

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New York congressional lawmakers are calling on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to hold a public hearing on a proposed license transfer for Indian Point for decommissioning.

Schumer Asks Official To Bring Aer Lingus To Stewart

Feb 1, 2020
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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging an Irish airline to land at Stewart International Airport in Orange County.

Schumer To MLB: Don’t Strike Out New York Teams!
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New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is among the elected officials applying political pressure to ensure that minor league baseball continues in its current form.

Troy Mayor Patrick Madden & Clough-Harbor engineer Jan Peterson survey seawall construction from the deck of a barge on the Hudson River.
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Troy's seawall project is nearing completion, but officials say that's just the beginning of creating a vibrant waterfront community.

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Three members of Congress from New York are urging leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committees to prevent President Trump from redirecting funding for military projects to a wall at the southern border.

New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on CSX to restore safety to a trestle in Ulster County, after rocks have fallen onto vehicles, damaging them and injuring passengers.

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The weekend mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, and violence here in the Capital Region, are leading to discussion and soul-searching.

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Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer visited Albany’s Radix Ecological Sustainability Center Monday to raise awareness about a U.S. Department of Agriculture decision to stop collecting data on honey bees. 

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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.

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Federal lawmakers from New York are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to hold a public meeting in Westchester. This comes amid noise concerns of residents near the Westchester County Airport.

Senator Charles Schumer speaks at the Grant Cottage in Saratoga County
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The cottage where President Ulysses S. Grant spent his final days still stands in Saratoga County. Supported by a group of volunteers and New York State Parks, the site is now getting a push for National Historic Landmark status from Senator Charles Schumer.

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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Colonie Monday to promote a new bill addressing fraudulent robocalls.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaking with WAMC's Alan Chartock
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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to declare an emergency and unlock special funding to stem a potentially deadly drug-resistant fungus that's been spreading at health care facilities.

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Officials from the Department of Defense will be in Newburgh next week. They will visit Stewart Air National Guard base and then hold a public forum about the PFOS water contamination emanating from the base.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says the Department of Defense will send two officials to Newburgh, New York, this month to hold a town hall meeting with area residents. The officials plan to talk about their efforts to help stem the city’s PFOS water contamination.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses his recent conversations with U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and the effects of President Trump's rhetoric. He also comments on a set of bills in Russia that now make it a crime to disrespect the government, and flooding in Mosambique that may have killed nearly 1,000 people. 

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Despite vocal opposition from Democratic U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Judge Chad Readler was confirmed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Wednesday. 

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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.

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Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to declare General Electric’s PCB cleanup on the Hudson River complete.

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New York’s two U.S. Senators are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to deem General Electric’s Hudson River PCB cleanup incomplete. The EPA has said it would decide on GE’s request for a Certificate of Completion in early 2019.

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Miles Reed of The Daily Gazette about today's headlines, including a letter by U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand urging the EPA not to issue a certificate of completion for General Electric's dredging project in the Hudson River. They also discuss a proposed truck ban for a street in Amsterdam, New York.

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As 2018 comes to a close, there is a new development in the ongoing battle against water contamination in the Hudson Valley. Calls for the Department of Defense to address a continuing source of PFOS water contamination in Newburgh, New York, have been heard. Though the remedy is for the shorter term, critics say it’s a start. An Air National Guard spokeswoman calls the move unprecedented.

Bill McGee with Consumer Reports, UAlbany Coach Will Brown, Senator Chuck Schumer, Albany Firefighter Dave Gallati
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During one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer stopped by Albany International Airport today.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer made a few stops in the Hudson Valley Tuesday. The senior Democrat’s first stop was in Putnam County, outside the sheriff’s department in Carmel. He was there to promote a bill he says would help law enforcement on the front lines of the opioid crisis.