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U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer

Apr 20, 2015

Schumer takes on ‘swatting’ with new legislation

A nationwide rash of “swatting” attacks, one of which recently occurred in Rochester, is the subject of new legislation U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., is introducing to increase penalties and close loopholes. Speaking from the site of a recent attack on Park Avenue, Schumer explained swatting is when a fake phone call is made […]

Dec 10, 2012

Schumer pushes for tax incentives to renovate historic structures

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is fighting for tax credits that encourage developers to restore historic buildings. Schumer met Monday with several local developers and Mayor Thomas S. Richards at the Academy Building, 13 S. Fitzhugh St., which is being renovated into 21 new apartments, retail and restaurant space by George Traikos. Schumer said one […]

Oct 22, 2012

Officials vow fight to save Hickey Freeman jobs

While company leadership was in bankruptcy court Monday morning, Hickey Freeman workers, joined by U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y,, and U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, for a rally in support of the high-end suit maker. The parent company, HMX Group, announced last week it was seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Although he wouldn’t name […]

Oct 18, 2012

Renewed call for student visa checks

U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is urging immediate passage of his bi-partisan legislation to increase oversight of the student visa program. His push comes after a Bangladesh native was arrested Wednesday after trying to blow up the Federal Reserve building in lower Manhattan. The suspect was in the U.S. on a student visa. Schumer said […]

Sep 10, 2012

Schumer presses for football helmet safety law

Football is a rough-and-tumble sport, and U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer wouldn’t want to change the way the high school game is played, except for one thing. Schumer, and coaches, parents and many others, want the sport to be safer than it is right now. Schumer on Monday visited Gates Chili High School to push […]

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