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Schumer proposes bigger fines for nuisance calls

ALBANY — Sen. Charles Schumer said complaints about nuisance sales calls have risen sharply across New York and the nation because of robocalling and he’s introducing legislation to sharply toughen penalties. Citing Federal Trade Commission data, the New York Democrat ...

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Call for more border agents in Buffalo

BUFFALO — Sen. Charles Schumer said an understaffed Buffalo border is to blame for lane closures and backups that result in long wait times that are not only frustrating to drivers but detrimental to the local economy. Schumer was calling ...

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Schumer pushes tax cut for small breweries

WATKINS GLEN — Sen. Charles Schumer said cutting the excise tax on small breweries will help them grow their businesses, hire new employees and revitalize communities. Schumer was slated to be in Watkins Glen on Monday to visit Rooster Fish ...

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Schumer: Deal to limit tracking shopper phones

ALBANY — Eight companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a store, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday. The New York Democrat criticized the “intrusive ...

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Schumer: Control club-drug ‘molly’ chemicals

NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is pushing legislation to give the federal government a greater ability to regulate chemicals used in the deadly club drug known as “molly.” There’s been a rash of overdoses involving the drug. It’s ...

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Schumer supports farmer fighting NY regulator

ALBANY — The New York farm family that refused to cave to a major power company and New York state is getting a powerful ally. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on Rochester Gas & Electric and the Cuomo administration’s ...

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Sen. demands airlines reverse flight change fees

NEW YORK — Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to reverse flight change fee increases. The Democrat said Sunday that the additional charge makes it difficult for families on fixed budgets. Four major airlines — Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, ...

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Schumer: Block hike in Stafford student loan rate

ALBANY — Sen. Charles Schumer says he’s backing legislation to head off a doubling of a student loan interest rate set to take effect on July 1. He said Wednesday the rate on the federally-subsidized Stafford loans will jump from ...

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Schumer: Make metal seller prove ownership

NIAGARA FALLS — Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation targeting thieves who strip and sell copper and other metal from homes and businesses. He was to visit Niagara Falls on Thursday to push a bill he’s co-sponsoring that would ...

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Schumer: Immigration bill helps Northeast farmers

ALBANY — Sen. Charles Schumer says farmers, especially in the dairy industry, will find it easier to secure a reliable labor force under sweeping changes to the nation’s immigration laws proposed in an 844-page bipartisan bill. Schumer says the bill, ...

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