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Sen. Charles Schumer

Feb 8, 2012

NY needs $29.7B in sewer, water work

ALBANY — A federal study shows New York needs $29.7 billion in essential upgrades to long overlooked water and sewer systems nationwide over the next 20 years. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is set to announce a bill that would provide federal funding nationwide for what he calls critical repairs. He says Wednesday that 35,000 to […]

Feb 6, 2012

Schumer, Gillibrand Syria sanctions bill moves

ALBANY — A bill to impose sanctions on Syria proposed by New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand is progressing after passing a key committee Thursday. The Democrats proposed the bill after continued violence in the country. The bill is now expected to hit the U.S. Senate floor in the spring and could reach […]

Feb 2, 2012

Schumer calls for JetBlue expanded service

Sen. Charles E. Schumer wants JetBlue to bring new and expanded service to the Greater Rochester International Airport. He would like additional and improved services to cities like Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston and new destinations, including nonstop flights and cheaper fares for business and leisure travelers. Schumer’s call comes after he met with JetBlue’s CEO […]

Jan 31, 2012

Schumer calls for drugged-driving research

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling for passage of legislation that would provide funding to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration that, for the first time, would allow for research on developing technologies that can help officers identify drugged drivers on site, at traffic stops. The bill would also provide funds for states to […]

Jan 26, 2012

Big food plant could be headed to western NY

BATAVIA — Officials say they’re hoping to entice a food company to open a mammoth processing plant in Batavia in western New York that could employ as many as 400 people. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide between $300,000 and $500,000 to help pay for sewer and infrastructure […]

Jan 17, 2012

Schumer pushing for completion of rail project

BERGEN — Sen. Charles Schumer plans to be in western New York to call on federal, state and private transportation entities to complete a plan for constructing a high-speed rail line linking Albany and Buffalo. Schumer had a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Bergen in Genesee County, where a proposed 11-mile stretch of new tracks […]

Jan 10, 2012

Schumer wants all military steel to be made in USA

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Defense Department to restore the requirement that all steel used in military contracts be made in the United States. Schumer was visiting Klein Steel in Rochester on Tuesday morning. He says the military got all of its steel from domestic producers like Klein for 35 years until 2009, […]

Dec 26, 2011

Schumer rips breathable caffeine product

Sen. Charles Schumer says a breathable caffeine product that is about to hit stores in New York and Boston could be dangerous to young people. The New York Democrat said Thursday that the product called AeroShot Pure Energy should be reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He said he fears it will be […]

Dec 19, 2011

Schumer completes tour of New York counties

With his visit to Washington County on Monday, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer completed his 62-county tour of New York for the 13th year-in-a-row — making him the first New York state public official to visit every single county in New York every year he has been in office. Schumer today highlighted some of the […]

Nov 28, 2011

Schumer wants expanded NEXUS access

BUFFALO — New York Sen. Charles Schumer says more people would use NEXUS cards to go back and forth to Canada if they were more convenient to get. Right now, western New York travelers have to go to the Whirlpool Bridge in Niagara Falls or the Peace Bridge in Fort Erie, Ontario, to apply for […]

Nov 21, 2011

Schumer warns House bill will end do-not-call

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is saying a bill advancing in the House of Representatives would revoke the current prohibition on automated calls to consumers’ cell phones and open up the flood gates for unsolicited marketing and collection calls to cell phone users. The Mobile Information Call Act, sponsored by Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., vice-chairman […]

Nov 15, 2011

Schumer presses for Windstream approvals

Now that Windstream Corp. has committed to bring hundreds of jobs to the Midtown site, Sen. Charles E. Schumer is urging the Public Services Commission and Federal Communications Commission to act swiftly on the pending review of Windstream’s purchase of PAETEC Holding Corp. When the proposed merger was announced this summer, Schumer immediately lobbied Windstream […]

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