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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Senator Chuck Schumer, Warren County Board of Supervisors Chair Rachel Seeber, and Glens Falls Mayor Dan Hall
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer paid a visit to Glens Falls today to tout the benefits of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus package signed by President Biden.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer and New York Congressman Mondaire Jones are calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help get to the bottom of PFAS contamination in Rockland County’s drinking water. This comes after PFOA in drinking water exceeded the state’s new limits.

Rep. Mondaire Jones holds press conference on SALT bill, January 29, 2021
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Federal lawmakers in the U.S. House and Senate are behind a bill to remove the cap on state and local tax deductions.

Metro-North Harlem Line train in Wassaic, NY
WAMC, Allison Dunne

New York’s two U.S. senators say a rail line in the Hudson Valley is on track for improvements.

Metro-North Harlem Line train in Wassaic, NY
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Federal lawmakers from New York say funding they helped secure for an MTA study could result in improved public confidence in mass transit.

NY US Senator Chuck Schumer in Greene County at Field Goods in Athens.
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For the 22nd year in a row, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer has visited all 62 New York counties.

Senator Charles Schumer speaks in Gloversville
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in Gloversville today to advocate for funding for local hospitals. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports, time is running out to renew the federal support. 

Peekskill Station
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Federal funding will help improve safety at one of the busiest grade crossings along Metro-North Railroad’s routes in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Stewart Air National Guard base entrance
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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Air Force to prioritize PFAS cleanup at Stewart Air National Guard base in Orange County.

Funding Will Help Agribusiness In The Hudson Valley

Sep 29, 2020
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Democratic congressional lawmakers in New York have announced federal funding to support economic growth in the Hudson Valley’s low-income and distressed communities.

Tropical Storm Isais Damage in Dutchess County, Aug. 4, 2020
WAMC, Allison Dunne

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
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.

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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.