Charles Schumer

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

Debris is left out for removal on Nov. 20, 2012 in Long Beach, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

FEMA Exec Says He Has Seen Evidence Of Insurance Fraud After Sandy

The executive in charge of FEMA’s insurance program has admitted that homeowners may have been cheated out of millions in insurance money.

03/02/2015

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the American Israel Public Affairs Committee 2015 Policy Conference on March 2, 2015, in Washington. (credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO via Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Will Attend Netanyahu Speech On Capitol Hill, Rep. Rangel Will Not

Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.

03/02/2015

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

Schumer: Close Loophole Allowing Possible Terrorists To Buy Guns In US

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling for passage of legislation prohibiting individuals on the U.S. terrorist watch list from buying guns.

03/01/2015

FILE - Shoppers in a mall (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Officials: No Credible Evidence Of Imminent Attack Following Threat Against U.S. Shopping Malls

U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a mall attack was in the works after a video purported to be from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack malls in Western countries.

02/23/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks with formerly homeless veterans at Liberty Village in Amityville, NY on Feb. 23, 2015. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Once Homeless LI Vets In Danger Of Losing Homes, Other Critical Services

Sen. Charles Schumer is urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to reverse its denial of thousands of dollars in assistance for Liberty Village in Amityville to cover the cost of rent and support services.

02/23/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer says Congress should reject a federal plan to cut funding for a program that targets high-intensity drug trafficking. (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Don’t Cut Funds To Fight Heroin Trafficking

The New York Democrat said Sunday that Obama’s proposal to cut more than $50 million from the program would set back efforts to fight heroin abuse.

02/22/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for the CDC to make measles shots more accessible during a news conference Feb. 8, 2015, in Manhattan. (credit: TV 10/55)

Schumer, Blumenthal Propose More Funding For Railroad Crossing Safety

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal spoke at Grand Central Terminal, the departing point for the Metro-North Railroad train that crashed into a car earlier this month in Valhalla, in Westchester County.

02/15/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for the CDC to make measles shots more accessible during a news conference Feb. 8, 2015, in Manhattan. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Wants Measles Vaccine More Accessible

Schumer, D-N.Y., made the recommendation Sunday, noting that the CDC says at least 102 people have contracted measles in 14 states, including New York and New Jersey, so far this year.

02/08/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North Crash

The crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.

02/04/2015

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