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Sen. Charles Schumer

Jul 11, 2011

Schumer seeks drug site shutdown

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling for a crackdown on online pharmacies that illegally sell prescription drugs to customers without a prescription from a doctor. In the face of growing wave of prescription drug abuse and its related crime ...

Jul 11, 2011

Schumer pushes for grant to help Midtown project

The application looks good, but the competition is tough. To help narrow the odds, U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is instituting “a full-court press” to assist the city in scoring a $2 million grant for infrastructure work for the Midtown Rising redevelopment project.

Jul 5, 2011

Schumer promotes deal to boost upstate flights

SYRACUSE — Sen. Charles Schumer is urging Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to quickly review a deal between U.S. Airways and Delta that could greatly boost air service from Syracuse to New York City. Schumer says Delta is seeking to take over the U.S. Airways ...

Jun 16, 2011

Schumer promotes Rochester-made bottles

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is trying to get reusable bottles made by Thermo Fisher Scientific sold in the Senate gift shop as a way to promote New York jobs and reduce waste. He sent a letter Thursday to Nancy Erickson ...

Jun 7, 2011

Schumer going after ‘underground’ drug site

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is asking the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice to launch an immediate crackdown on the underground website “Silk Road.” He claims it allows users to buy and sell illegal drugs ...

Jun 1, 2011

Schumer announces grant for vets center

A $570,000 U.S. Department of Labor grant is being awarded to the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester to help local veterans find meaningful employment. The center, established in 1973, provides transitional housing ...

May 31, 2011

Schumer outlines medicine shortage

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is supporting for new legislation that would create an early warning system within the Food and Drug Administration to help ward off shortages of life-saving drugs.

May 17, 2011

Schumer: Radar coming to northern border

BUFFALO — Sen. Charles Schumer says Homeland Security will begin tapping into Canadian military radar later this year to detect low-flying aircraft used to smuggle drugs from Canada into the United States. The Democrat chaired a hearing of the subcommittee ...

May 10, 2011

Schumer sets hearing on northern border plan

BUFFALO — Sen. Charles Schumer says he'll hold a Senate committee hearing in Washington to push federal officials on security initiatives the New York Democrat is seeking for the nation's northern border. Schumer said Tuesday he'll be chairman ...

May 4, 2011

Schumer gets Crosman to keep jobs local

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer has secured a commitment from the new owners of Crosman Corp. to keep 300 jobs in Ontario County and consider a long-term expansion of the company, to be based in the Finger Lakes Region.

May 2, 2011

Schumer wants disclosure for checking accounts

New legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer would require banks to create concise, easy-to-read checking fee disclosure statements on all checking account applications. The requirement would be similar to the ‘Schumer Box’ disclosure statement ...

Apr 8, 2011

Maple TAP Act could create thriving NY industry

­Maple syrup isn’t just good on pancakes and waffles, it’s good for the economy and Sen. Charles Schumer wants to help local producers make more of it. Schumer recently announced the introduction of his Maple TAP Act ...

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