Charles Schumer

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

The wreckage of Continental Connection Flight 3407 is seen in Clarence, NY - Feb 16, 2009 - Photo: David Duprey-Pool/Getty Images

Chesley Sullenberger, Families From Western NY Plane Crash Push Air Safety

Sullenberger was scheduled to appear with Sen. Charles Schumer on Monday morning at Clarence Town Hall, not far from the site of the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 in the Buffalo suburb.

02/02/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer said funding for airport runway lights to prevent accidents was approved seven years. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Runway Lighting Technology At Area Airports Stalled Before Takeoff

The system uses red lights embedded in the runway to warn pilots of another plane. The lights have already been installed at nine airports around the nation out of 17 that are eligible.

01/25/2015

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

Sen. Schumer: Jets Should Keep Training Camp At SUNY Cortland

The New York Democrat will be at Syracuse University Monday afternoon to call on the NFL team to return this summer to SUNY Cortland, 30 miles south of Syracuse.

01/12/2015

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Urges FDA Action Against Filthy Food Suppliers

He’s calling on the FDA to increase the regularity of inspections, increase fines for violations, and create an easily searchable database.

01/11/2015

Armed police are seen outside the Lindt Cafe, Martin Place on December 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  Police attend a hostage situation at Lindt Cafe in Martin Place.  (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Police: Gunman, 2 Hostages Dead After Sydney Cafe Standoff

The gunman was identified as Man Haron Monis, who once was prosecuted for sending offensive letters to families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan.

12/15/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer discusses airfares at a news conference on Dec. 14, 2014, in Manhatta. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Probe Of Airfares Amid Lower Fuel Costs

The New York Democrat says with holiday travel approaching, the high cost of flying is painfully apparent to thousands of passengers.

12/14/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference Nov. 30, 2014, in Manhattan. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Improved Security For Smart TVs, Baby Monitors

Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the manufacturers of smart televisions and other devices connected to the Internet to help protect consumers from hackers.

11/30/2014

Barclays Center in Brooklyn (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Brooklyn Among 3 Finalists For 2016 Democratic National Convention

Democrats announced Monday they have narrowed the list of contenders to Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio.

11/24/2014

Dr. Martin Salia, a surgeon infected with the Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone, arrives at the Nebraska Medical Center on November 15, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska. (credit: Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Surgeon Being Treated For Ebola In Nebraska Dies

“Dr. Salia was extremely critical when he arrived here, and unfortunately, despite our best efforts, we weren’t able to save him,” said Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit.

11/17/2014

Peter Kassig (credit: CBS2)

US Review Of ISIS Video Confirms Death Of American Aid Worker Peter Kassig

Kassig was captured in eastern Syria while delivering relief supplies to refugees whose lives had been upended by war, and for a year, his family and friends quietly worked to secure the former U.S. Army ranger’s release

11/16/2014

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

Sen. Charles Schumer: Feds Should Cover NY Ebola Costs

The New York Democrat says Sunday that more than $20 million has been spent on tracking health professionals and others arriving from Ebola-stricken countries and treating Dr. Craig Spencer.

11/16/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer holds up a number of LIRR tickets during a news conference on Nov. 11, 2014, in Mineola, N.Y. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Congress To Restore Full Mass Transit Tax Benefit

More than 300,000 people who take the Long Island Rail Road to work on a daily basis are no longer receiving the full benefit that saved commuters thousands of dollars every year.

11/11/2014

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