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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer

"I’m urging the Maritime Administration to expediently review and approve the Port of Albany’s new application for federal funding, to help it set sail towards an even brighter future.” ~ Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY)
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer visited the Port of Albany Monday to get a firsthand look at improvements. The Democrat pledged to seek more federal money to continue the port’s expansion.

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General Electric plans to freeze pension plans for about 20,000 United States employees while offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees in a bid to slash debt.

Sen. Chuck Schumer holds a photo of UAlbany's Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex under construction.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced a program to train New York’s college students to work in the cybersecurity industry.

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The Senate's top Democrat says when the Senate returns to Washington in September he'll introduce legislation to require the FBI to regulate the sale of body armor in the U.S.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pledging to reverse federal cuts to YouthBuild career-training programs.

Canadian author Bruce Campbell speaking to an audience in Albany, NY (March 20, 2019)
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A rail disaster in Quebec in 2013 touched off international concern about the safety of so-called "oil trains" that haul crude from oil fields to refineries and ports across North America, including Albany.  A Canadian author and a local activist say that while the media attention has waned, the danger is as great as ever.

Democrats are in agreement that State and Local Tax deduction changes are bad for New York State.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Senator Chuck Schumer begins his series of conversations with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Senator Chuck Schumer, Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan & Police Chief Eric Hawkins with Albany County Executive Dan McCoy looking at seized opiates in the County Courthouse.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer was in Albany today at the Albany County Courthouse,  pushing legislation known as POWER, or the Providing Officers with Electronic Resources Act.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer speaking with WAMC's Alan Chartock
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sat down with WAMC's Alan Chartock in Albany Monday for a wide-ranging discussion. New York's senior U.S. Senator discussed his now famous White House meeting with Nancy Pelosi and President Donald Trump right before the record-long federal government shutdown, PFAS water contamination in New York and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Senator Chuck Schumer in East Greenbush, NY
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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer was in East Greenbush Wednesday to announce that the Environmental Protection Agency intends to set a Maximum Contaminant Level for PFOA/PFOS chemicals.

Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan addresses reporters gathered at the Port of Albany as Senator Chuck Schumer and others look on.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer joined city officials Friday for the unveiling of a new mobile training trailer for the Albany Fire Department.

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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock shares his thoughts on a possible federal government shutdown. Dr. Chartock also discusses the future of British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is currently fighting a vote of no confidence in Parliament.

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer speaks at Albany Medical Center Monday.
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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Trump administration to reverse cuts to a hospital drug discount program. The Democratic Senate Minority Leader gathered with area health leaders at Albany Medical Center Monday to detail his effort.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer was in our region today to promote the Opioid Crisis Response Act.

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It's back-to-school in a just few days, and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is warning that school supplies are laden with dangerous levels of toxic chemicals.

Sen. Schumer in Menands, NY (May 2015)
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer has launched a push to expand railroad bridge inspections and increase the number of federal bridge safety specialists nationwide.

Old Mud Creek Farm manager Ben Dobson shows Senator Chuck Schumer part of the hemp crop.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer visited a farm in Columbia County today. The Democrat is promoting a bill that would declassify hemp as a Schedule I narcotic.

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Democrats, including New York Senator Chuck Schumer, gathered today in Washington to introduce a measure in response to Wednesday’s 5-4 Supreme Court ruling they say will weaken the bargaining power of public-sector unions.

Schumer says the “do not call” registry isn’t working because scammers have been able to work around safeguards.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer says consumers should have the ability to block robocalls on landlines and mobile phones.

As the Baby Boomers retire and turn to Social Security, staffers at Capital Region field offices are becoming overwhelmed. That's according to U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, who was in Glenville, New York this afternoon.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was in Albany Monday afternoon to push for a major infrastructure proposal. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports from the Corning Preserve.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday expressed frustration with his fellow Democrats on the national level for what he characterized as inaction on gun control.

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Suicide vest-detection technology is coming to New York City's Penn Station. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says Monday that the federal Transportation Security Administration will start testing the screening equipment on Tuesday.

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Advocates for DACA recipients, DREAMers, rallied in Albany today —  one day after the state Assembly passed "The DREAM Act" for the eighth year in a row.

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With that gift-giving time of year quickly approaching, the way people purchase presents is changing. Some prefer online shopping. But others will visit retailers close to home, including big box department stores and shopping malls.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer looks out on the Catskill Creek on the Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts Center site.
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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stopped by Catskill Wednesday afternoon to tour the Lumberyard Contemporary Performing Arts Center. Schumer predicts the Center will be a major hub for world-class theater.

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Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has been caught on a hot microphone recounting the advice he's giving to President Donald Trump.

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A rally against fracking was held Thursday in Albany's West Capitol Park. WAMC's Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports on an issue most New Yorkers thought was resolved back in 2014.

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And now an update to a story we broadcast early last month: A federal grant that will enable the Albany Fire Department to purchase a state-of the art mobile fire training center has come through. 

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Sen. Charles Schumer says the Food and Drug Administration should launch a formal investigation into the health consequences of chemicals used in fast food packaging.

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