Charles Schumer

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer discusses drone use at a news conference. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Schumer Wants New Drone Technology As Airport Sightings Grow

Schumer announced Wednesday he will propose an amendment to legislation funding the FAA this fall that would require manufacturers to implement geo-fencing or similar technology.

08/19/2015

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, Sen. Cory Booker, Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Bob Menendez (obscured top left) attend a meeting on a new Hudson River tunnel on Aug. 18, 2015. (credit: Handout)

Christie Talks Hudson River Rail Tunnel With State, Federal Transportation Officials

The meeting about the proposed Amtrak Gateway project at Sen. Cory Booker’s office in Newark included the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez.

08/18/2015

US Sen. Charles Schumer talks about his proposal for the Gateway project on Aug. 11, 2015. (credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Schumer Proposes Plan For Hudson River Rail Tunnels

New York Sen. Charles Schumer is expected to outline a plan Tuesday to move ahead with Amtrak’s proposed Gateway project for new rail tunnels under the Hudson River.

08/11/2015

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

Schumer Noncommital On Whether He’ll Support Iran Nuclear Deal

Schumer, the third highest ranking Democrat in the Senate, said Monday he is pouring over the deal before making a decision on how he’ll vote.

08/04/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses the safety of stretch limousines at a news conference on Aug. 2, 2015. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

In Wake Of Fatal Long Island Crash, Schumer Calls For Higher Safety Standards For Stretch Limos

He says the converted vehicles often lack an adequate number of side-impact air bags, reinforced rollover bars and strong frames.

08/02/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: CBS2)

Sen. Schumer Keeps Mum On How He’ll Vote On Iran Nuclear Deal

Sen. Charles Schumer said he’s feeling the pressure as he dissects the Iran nuclear deal, but is not disclosing how he plans to vote.

07/27/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (Credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Pushes For Funding For High-Tech Sensors That Prevent Drunken Driving

The New York Democrat said Sunday that he is supporting legislation that would increase funding for research and development of the new sensors.

07/26/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference on July 19, 2015. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Schumer Rips Airlines For Witholding Fares From Third-Party Websites

The New York Democrat said Sunday that the practice prevents consumers from seeing all their options when booking a fight.

07/19/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a package of eggs at a Manhattan supermarket on June 21, 2015. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Bird Flu Crisis Could Worsen If USDA Budget Is Cut

The New York Democrat said at a news conference Sunday outside a Manhattan supermarket that the average price of eggs is up nearly 50 percent this year because of bird flu.

06/21/2015

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Schumer Wants Airlines To Scrap Carry-On Luggage Proposal

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to ground a plan that would shrink the allowed size of carry-on luggage on airplanes.

06/14/2015

The MTA says sections of cable were vandalized and stolen from the A line south of Howard Beach late in the evening of Tue., May 26, 2015. (Photo: MTA New York City Transit / Marc A. Hermann)

Schumer: Federal Rules Needed To Stamp Out Scrap Metal Theft

Schumer, D-N.Y., on Sunday is calling for federal regulations on scrap metal sales, including a requirement that scrap yards and recyclers maintain detailed records on their purchases, and require those selling metal to provide documentation.

05/31/2015

Nepalese people search for belongings from their damaged homes in Sankhu town in the Kathmandu Valley on May 3, 2015, following a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. The death toll from an earthquake that ripped through Nepal will climb 'much higher', the government warned May 3, as relief teams raced to reach survivors of the disaster that has already claimed more than 7,000 lives. (credit: PHOTO Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

Schumer: Allow Nepalese To Stay In US As Nation Recovers

Schumer, D-N.Y., is asking the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department to grant temporary protected status to Nepalese nationals now residing in the U.S.

05/03/2015

FILE -- Law enforcement teams respond to a hoax 911 call in Long Beach, Long Island, in April 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Federal Bills By New York Lawmakers Aim To Crack Down On ‘Swatting’

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Monday that he is submitting legislation to create stiffer penalties for swatting.

04/27/2015

A woman vaping with an e-cigarette. (Credit: CBS2)

Schumer Says E-Cigarette Makers Are Marketing To Children

He cited a recent report indicating that while traditional tobacco use is down among teens, the use of e-cigarettes is up.

04/26/2015

Sens. Charles Schumer, right, and Richard Blumenthal hold a news conference at Grand Central Terminal on April 19, 2015. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Propose Bill To Force Implementation Of Railroad Safety Technology

Schumer, D-N.Y., and Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Sunday delays are unacceptable for adding the communications and signaling system called Positive Train Control.

04/19/2015

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