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Praxair facilities in Tonawanda to remain open

TONAWANDA — A business merger involving Praxair isn’t expected to affect the company’s work force in western New York. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says Praxair has committed to preserve its facilities in that region of the state, where it employs ...

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Schumer wins re-election to Senate, in line to replace Reid

Chuck Schumer

NEW YORK  — Three-term Democratic New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer won re-election on Tuesday, easily fending off a challenge from a little-known and poorly funded Republican New York City lawyer. “I’m humbled, humbled by the trust my fellow New ...

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Schumer wants airline, airport workers screened for guns

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., arrives for a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Schumer is calling for daily federal screening of airport and airline workers for weapons following last month’s arrests of five men accused of smuggling guns through the New York and Atlanta airports. AP Images

ALBANY — Sen. Charles Schumer called Wednesday for daily federal screening of airport and airline workers for weapons following last month’s arrests of five men accused of smuggling guns through the New York and Atlanta airports. The New York Democrat, ...

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Schumer wants more fed funds for bridge repairs

ALBANY (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants the federal government to increase funding for bridge repairs to help 2,200 spans in upstate New York that aren’t covered by the federal highway system. The New York Democrat says Wednesday that many ...

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Schumer: Money needed for bulletproof vests

ALBANY (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants Congress to help local police departments purchase bulletproof vests. The New York Democrat told reporters Wednesday that he’s supporting a bill that would increase funding for a federal grant program that reimburses local ...

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Schumer asks FDA to block powdered alcohol

ALBANY — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking the Food and Drug Administration to prevent a powdered alcohol from reaching store shelves this fall, saying that it would become “the Kool-Aid of teen binge drinking.” The New York Democrat in ...

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Schumer: FDA will back off spent grain proposal

ALBANY (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer said federal regulators have agreed to back off a proposal the nation’s craft beer brewers said would hurt their businesses. Schumer had called Monday for the Food and Drug Administration to abandon a proposed ...

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Schumer seeks review of electric bill increases

ALBANY (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for an investigation into soaring electricity prices. The Democrat said Wednesday that he’s urging the Federal Trade Commission to look at whether utility prices have been artificially inflated. Schumer said consumers have ...

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Schumer asks feds to review WTC security

NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site’s signature, 104-story skyscraper. Schumer’s request comes after a teenager was ...

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