Charles Schumer

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

From left to right, Sens. Charles Schumer of New York, Harry Reid of Nevada and Dick Durbin of Illinois (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Harry Reid’s Exit Sets Off Senate Leadership Feud Between Schumer, Durbin

According to Durbin’s version of events, Schumer pledged his support for Durbin to hang onto the No. 2 job as Democratic whip. According to Schumer, that never happened.

04/01/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city leaders announce a $3 billion FEMA grant for city public housing developments. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NYC Officials Cheer $3 Billion Federal Grant For Superstorm Sandy Aid

The money will used at 33 developments damaged by the 2012 storm.

03/31/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses gender pay inequality March 28, 2015. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer Urges Outlawing Gender-Based Wage Discrimination

Schumer noted that a recent study shows that unfairness even extends to nursing, where males are paid more than female counterparts.

03/29/2015

Police say they recovered this laser pointer from the home of a Bronx man on March 10, 2015. (credit: NYPD)

Schumer Takes Aim At High-Powered Laser Pointers

The New York Democrat said Sunday that he wants federal regulators to stop the sale of the devices, which were linked to 17 incidents at JFK airport and another 37 at LaGuardia last year.

03/15/2015

A utility pole is seen on Long Island. (credit: CBS2)

Schumer Urges Action On Concerns About Long Island Power Pole Pesticide

Sen. Charles Schumer has added his voice to a growing chorus of elected officials and residents expressing concern about the use of a pesticide on wooden utility poles.

03/09/2015

FILE -- Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the opening plenary session of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), on September 22, 2014, in New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Democratic Ally Urges Hillary Clinton To Explain Her Email Actions

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the former first lady and New York senator “needs to step up and come out and say exactly what the situation was,” adding that from “this point on, the silence is going to hurt her.”

03/08/2015

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

Schumer: FAA Must Upgrade Computer Security Against Hackers

The New York Democrat said Sunday that has written to the Federal Aviation Administration to urge the agency to immediately implement several security upgrades to protect the systems.

03/08/2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to a joint meeting of Congress on March 3, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Netanyahu In Speech To Congress: Iran Nuclear Deal ‘Paves Path To Bomb’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked the United States and President Barack Obama for aiding Israel, but warned of the threat that Iran poses to Israel’s survival.

03/03/2015

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