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Sen. Charles Schumer

Nov 3, 2011

Schumer: Russia could jeopardize IBM sales

ALBANY — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking action by the Obama administration to push Russia into an agreement that would protect New York high-technology companies including IBM Corp. The Democrat wants the administration to secure a commitment from Russia to join an information technology agreement. Member countries eliminate import tariffs. Without that, IBM and […]

Oct 25, 2011

Schumer seeking federal aid to fill in Inner Loop

Sen. Charles E. Schumer was in town Tuesday to announce he is trying to get a $15 million federal investment to fill in a sunken portion of the Inner Loop and promote economic development. He is urging the Department of Transportation ...

Sep 14, 2011

Schumer gets $2M for Midtown project

More federal money is on the way to help redevelop the former Midtown plaza site where PAETEC was going to build its world headquarters. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced Wednesday a $2 million grant from the Economic Development Administration.

Aug 16, 2011

Schumer: Feds should pick up unemployment interest

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, states were permitted to borrow money, interest free, to finance their increasing unemployment programs during the Great Recession. Congress, however, did not include an extension ...

Aug 12, 2011

Schumer touts tax incentives for manure energy

WATKINS GLEN — Sen. Charles Schumer wants to give federal tax breaks to farmers who install manure-to-energy systems on their farms. He visited a farm in Watkins Glen on Thursday to promote bio-digesters ...

Aug 10, 2011

Schumer: Hundreds of Finger Lakes jobs at risk

Sen. Charles E. Schumer is pushing to resolve the ambiguity in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to protect hundreds of local jobs at IEC Electronics. Speaking at the Newark plant, Schumer said he seeks to ensure that nationally ...

Aug 2, 2011

Frankel picks up Schumer endorsement

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is endorsing Brighton Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel in her campaign for Monroe County executive. “Sandy Frankel has a stellar track record of effective and transparent governance ...

Jul 28, 2011

Bath salts ban moves out of committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously passed legislation to nationally ban the synthetic narcotic known as “bath salts.” The bill, introduced by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-NY, adds MDPV and mephedrone ...

Jul 19, 2011

Schumer calls for bus safety legislation

In light of a fatal bus crash in the Southern Tier on Sunday, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer renewed his push for legislation to strengthen bus safety and driver training, while continuing his pursuit of a public bus-safety rating system for potential riders to reduce the number of low-fare bus crashes and related fatalities.

Jul 19, 2011

Openly gay man confirmed as US judge

NEW YORK CITY — A former Clinton administration lawyer has become the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a federal judge. J. Paul Oetken will become a federal judge in Manhattan when President Obama signs his confirmation. According to The New York Times ...

Jul 14, 2011

Schumer convinces feds to adjust contract

The Department of Defense’s Defense Logistics Agency will update a spice contract with Career Development Services subsidiary Unistel, a Rochester nonprofit, to more accurately reflect the cost of spices in the world market.

Jul 13, 2011

Schumer pushes for north border drug strategy

ALBANY — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding the federal government issue a plan to fight the narcotics trade over the border with Canada. Last year a federal audit found a long section of border needs more attention to prevent illegal trade.

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