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Sen. Charles Schumer

Sep 24, 2012

Schumer calls for GPS standards for trucks

LAKEVIEW — New York Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the federal government to investigate the rising number of overpass collisions involving trucks that are led onto roads where they don’t belong by GPS devices. Schumer says he will ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to issue nationwide standards for GPS devices for commercial vehicles. […]

Aug 21, 2012

Federal funds will support new road for yogurt factory

Genesee County has been awarded a $199,821 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for the Genesee Valley Agri-Business Park to construct a new access road into the park and pave the way for Pepsi’s Quaker Muller Greek Yogurt plant.   Sen. Charles E. Schumer, who announced the grant Monday, has fought for […]

Aug 7, 2012

Schumer calls for laser pointer regulations

After two recent incidents on Long Island in which pilots were blinded by laser pointers, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said he’s had enough. New York’s senior senator sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration Sunday asking the federal agency to overhaul the regulations governing the sale and strength of lasers and laser pointers. […]

Jul 30, 2012

‘Someone must know’

Law enforcement officials are frustrated in their efforts to bring killers and other criminals to justice because witnesses are reluctant to speak up. A culture of anti-snitching has become so prevalent that Sen. Charles E. Schumer is sponsoring legislation that, for the first time, would make witness intimidation a federal offense. Schumer, speaking Monday from […]

Jul 13, 2012

Schumer to Olympics: Make uniforms in NY not China

With politicians upset over U.S. Olympic uniforms made in China, Sen. Charles Schumer is offering the services of a New York state clothes maker. Schumer aides said Friday that Rochester-based Hickey Freeman is capable and interested in making new uniforms before the international games start July 27 in London. The Democratic senator is forwarding the […]

Jun 21, 2012

Schumer pushes for Douglass statue in D.C.

  U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Thursday introduced a resolution to direct the Joint Committee on the Library to finally accept a statue of abolitionist hero Frederick Douglass for prominent display in the U.S. Capitol. Schumer’s resolution would cut through legislative red tape that has left the statue of Douglass, completed by sculptor Steven […]

Jun 18, 2012

Schumer: Help bring Greek yogurt to schools

NORWICH — Sen. Charles Schumer asked federal officials Monday to make it more affordable for public schools to serve Greek yogurt, saying it would expose more students to the high-protein food and boost an already-booming business in New York. Schumer sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack asking that he modify the federal school […]

Jun 12, 2012

Schumer seeks fed funds for street conversion

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer was in Rochester on Monday to talk about getting federal aid to convert St. Paul Street and North Clinton Avenue to two-way streets.   He is urging the Federal Transit Administration to award $562,500 to the Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, which the city will match, to move forward with […]

Mar 9, 2012

Prescription drug abuse bill goes to full Senate

A bill to combat the illegal trafficking of prescription drugs is on its way to the full Senate. The proposed Safe Doses Act, short for Strengthening and Focusing Enforcement to Deter Organized Stealing and Enhance Safety Act of 2011, was introduced last year by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and unanimously approved Thursday by the […]

Feb 28, 2012

Schumer seeks federal aid for small business fund

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Tuesday issued his support for the application by the University of Rochester-Affiliated Excell Partners for federal Innovate NY funding. The money would allow the regional economic development entity to continue its success in leveraging resources to turn research at New York’s universities and research centers into job-creating high-tech startups. […]

Feb 13, 2012

Schumer wants drug-like products off shelves

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling for the immediate passage of legislation that would ban the sale of synthetic marijuana and other drug-like products currently on Rochester-area convenience store shelves. He was in town Monday, meeting with medical and law enforcement officials at the Public Safety Building. Following recent reports that “K2,” “Spice,” and […]

Feb 9, 2012

Schumer gives Geraci nod for federal bench

Monroe County Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr. is being recommended for a federal judgeship. Sen. Charles E. Schumer on Thursday announced he is recommending Judge Geraci to fill a vacancy on the federal bench in Rochester in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Judge Geraci, a lifelong Rochester resident, […]

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