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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer

Senator Chuck Schumer

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the Food and Drug Administration to investigate a new caffeinated peanut butter that targets the athletic and fitness market.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has gone to bat for college students: he's calling on his Senate colleagues to immediately reauthorize and extend a 60-year old financial aid program that he says has enabled millions of students to attend college.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is asking the public to help identify cellphone dead zones around New York in an effort to see whether the coverage maps promoted by wireless companies are bogus.

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for federal authorities to routinely test and require full disclosure of components in Halloween makeup.

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Senator Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to establish a national college student discounted transit fare program.


When it comes to unmanned flying vehicles, technology is moving faster than regulation. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer stopped by Albany FBI headquarters Wednesday, continuing his crusade to regulate drones.  "There are reckless drones on the loose in New York, and we've gotta take action to reel them in."


U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says proposed spending cuts in Congress could lead to big problems with the nation's weather satellites.

Senator Chuck Schumer

A U.S. senator is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to update regulations on eyeglass prescriptions to create more competition in the industry, which he says would lead to better deals for consumers.

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer says the Drug Enforcement Agency should create a special investigative unit to target online sales of synthetic marijuana.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is sounding the alarm: federal funding that is supposed to be used to stop the spread of invasive species and pests like the emerald ash borer often has to be redirected to pay for fighting wildfire emergencies due to budget restraints.

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 Update 9/16/15: A Commerce official responded to a request for comment saying: "In this proceeding, the Department of Commerce is investigating whether imports of Canadian-produced supercalendered paper are being unfairly subsidized by the federal Canadian government and several provincial governments.  No matter what may be the outcome of this investigation, in no circumstance would supercalendered paper produced in the United States be subject to any U.S. countervailing duties." 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer toured Washington County’s largest private employer today and said a new tariff could negatively impact the business.


Sen. Charles Schumer wants lawmakers to force drone manufacturers to implement technology that would keep the unmanned flying objects away from airports, parades and major sporting events.

Sen. Charles Schumer has announced the winners of his statewide lottery for 100 pairs of tickets to be part of the papal audience on the West Lawn of the Capitol following Pope Francis' address to Congress on Sept. 24.

A commercial UAV/drone flying at night.

Senator Charles Schumer is introducing legislation forcing the Federal Aviation Administration to require drone manufacturers to implement technology that would prevent the aircraft from entering "no-fly zones" like airports.

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On the heels of US Senator Charles Schumer’s announcement that he will push for construction of a new cross-Hudson rail tunnel from Secaucus to Penn Station, he said Wednesday that he would lobby for a “Secaucus Loop.”


In the latest efforts aimed at gun reform, top New York state and federal officials are making rules and calling for crackdowns.

The push to regulate toy guns has multiplied since last November

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  Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal safety officials to raise standards for stretch limousines.

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New York's Senior U.S. Senator is raising concern about threats to upstate power grids, bank databases and telecommunications network systems.


Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for a federal investigation of airlines who won't allow their fares to show up on third-party websites like Expedia and Orbitz.

A project to uncover and preserve previously unknown wall paintings by 19th century Hudson River School artist Thomas Cole will go forward with $460,000 in federal funding.

WWI hero Henry Johnson is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the New York National Guard to bring the Medal of Honor posthumously awarded to World War I soldier Sgt. Henry Johnson of Albany upstate to be put on public display.

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer says he'll fight legislation that would allow longer trailer trucks on the nation's highways.

The Democrat said Wednesday that a provision in the Senate Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations bill would authorize twin 33-foot trailers.


Authorities across the nation are warning about the dangers of a cellphone case that's shaped like a handgun, saying it could be mistaken for the real thing. The concern is heightened among elected officials and police agencies across New York State.

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Senator Charles Schumer has introduced legislation to deter a new crime trend that's costing law enforcement thousands of dollars. 

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has launched his first push to pass the Military Consumer Protection Act.

United States Senator Charles Schumer
Senator Charles Schumer

New York Sen. Charles Schumer wants airlines to scrap a proposal to reduce the allowed size of carry-on luggage.


  With powdered alcohol expected to hit store shelves in the next few weeks—during the height of summer—U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer is launching an emergency push to ban Palcohol. 

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Drug Enforcement Agency to keep a program he says reduces crime and saves lives.  

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Ahead of a White House Medal of Honor ceremony scheduled for Tuesday, New York U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer and other state officials gathered Sunday afternoon in Albany's Washington Park to pay tribute to Sgt. Henry Johnson.

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  After a series of copper thefts along New York City’s subway lines, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer vows to push new legislation that would crackdown on the rash of scrap metal theft throughout the State of New York.