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Sen. Charles E. Schumer

Dec 13, 2017

Schumer pursuing legal options over fake harassment document

WASHINGTON — Sen. Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he is “pursuing every legal path” against whoever circulated a forged document accusing him of sexual harassment. Several media outlets were shopped a document alleging Schumer wrongdoing and listing allegations by a former Schumer staff aide. The media outlet Axios said it had contacted the former Schumer […]

Oct 20, 2016

Schumer seeks $30M to install rail safety system upstate

Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking a $33 million grant to implement a high-tech train safety system along part of upstate New York’s main passenger line. Schumer held a news conference Wednesday with Federal Railroad Administration Administrator Sarah Feinberg to highlight the need for a “positive-train control” system between Poughkeepsie and Amsterdam. The systems use GPS [&hellip[...]

Oct 19, 2016

Debt collection company expands

A debt-collection company specializing in student loan defaults says it’s adding 200 jobs in Livingston County, nearly doubling its workforce. The expansion of Coast Professional in Geneseo comes after U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer stepped in to make sure the company didn’t lose a federal Department of Education contract. Schumer announced Tuesday that the company […]

Sep 19, 2015

Schumer talks about stalled judicial nominations

The nomination of Buffalo attorney Lawrence J. Vilardo for a federal judgeship should come up for a vote on the Senate floor before the end of the year, according to Sen. Charles E. Schumer. New York’s senior senator Thursday told media in a conference call with members of the Alliance for Justice that Vilardo’s nomination […]

Aug 17, 2015

Schumer’s pope lottery

The office of U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is conducting a statewide lottery for one ticket to the joint meeting of Congress which Pope Francis will address on Sept. 24. Schumer received one guest ticket. Requests are pouring in from across New York from those trying to see Pope Francis and experience a piece of […]

Nov 20, 2014

Schumer pushes for disaster declaration

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is urging the White House to immediately approve any disaster declaration request to reimburse Western New York counties pummeled this week in a record-breaking snowstorm. He called senior White House officials Thursday urging the administration to be ready to immediately approve any request for federal support and resources. County officials have […]

Aug 5, 2014

Officials: More lights will make for safer boating

Providing more illumination will shine a light on what is known in the boating community as an optical illusion. And proponents of a call to put extra lights on the Summerville Pier on Lake Ontario say it will save lives. U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-New York, said the pier – which juts more than […]

Jun 5, 2014

Schumer: More physician training in upstate

ALBANY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer wants the federal government to boost the number of physician residency slots in areas facing declines in their number of doctors. Schumer’s legislation would boost the number of residency positions funded by Medicare by 15,000 over five years, and direct that hospitals in areas with the greatest doctor […]

Nov 12, 2013

Schumer legislation aimed at curbing apple picking

In September, a woman and her son were followed by 20 male teens and robbed of a cellphone in Rochester. In February, a 12-year-old boy on his phone was robbed of the device while getting off his city school bus. The problem is so prevalent that Rochester Police Chief James Sheppard said he is surprised […]

Oct 30, 2013

Schumer wants meeting on land issue

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is pushing for a meeting in Washington for officials from Seneca and Cayuga counties to on the status of a the Cayuga Indian Nation’s land-into-trust application. The nation’s application to have about 125 acres in the two counties placed into federal trust, free from local and state regulation and taxation, was […]

Jun 20, 2013

Washington celebrates Douglass statue

A statute of abolitionist statesman Frederick Douglass, one of Rochester’s most famous residents, is finally at home in Emancipation Hall at the U.S. Capitol. The arrival of the sculpture was celebrated Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, who introduced a measure last year, directing the Congressional Joint Committee on the Library accept the […]

Mar 27, 2013

Getting out word on vets’ tax breaks

Of the estimated 50,000 veterans living in Monroe County, only about 33,000 have applied to receive property tax exemptions available to them. Worse, according to Sen. Charles E. Schumer, many of these veterans have never been told of the availability of the tax exemptions, and they lose from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars […]

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