Charles Schumer

Delivery company DHL tests a drone in Bonn, Germany on Dec. 9, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

New York, New Jersey Picked For Drone Testing Sites

New York is among six states selected by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned aircraft for use by businesses, farmers and researchers.

12/30/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer has called for an investigation into the Target data breach. (Credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Takes Aim At Target, Wants Transparency In Wake Of Security Breach

Senator Schumer has asked how customers can know if target has really fixed the problem when the store refuses to tell us what the problem was.

12/22/2013

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in the Dec. 1 derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

Federal Inspectors Begin 60-Day Safety Assessment Of Metro-North

The effort will assess a broad range of practices at Metro-North, including oversight of engineers, fatigue management programs and medical requirements for crew members.

12/16/2013

The senators called for more funding to FRA. (Credit: WCBS 880)

Senators Push For More Safety Inspectors Following Metro-North Derailment

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal are calling for more funding for railroad safety inspections following the fatal Metro-North derailment.

12/15/2013

Metro-North crews working on Tuesday, Dec. 3, to rebuild tracks that were damaged in Sunday's derailment in the Bronx. (Credit: MTA)

New Metro-North Safety Measures In Place Following Fatal Train Derailment

The MTA said the new protections will warn engineers of approaching speed reductions and automatically apply the train’s emergency brakes if speed is not lowered to the 30 mph maximum in the curve.

12/09/2013

Sens. Charles Schumer, left, and Richard Blumenthal hold a news conference at Grand Central Terminal on Dec. 8, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Call For Metro-North Cameras In Wake Of Derailment

Sens. Charles Schumer and Richard Blumenthal believe installing cameras on Metro-North Railroad trains could potentially prevent another deadly accident such as last week’s derailment that left four people dead and dozens injured.

12/08/2013

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Metro-North Train Derailment Raises Questions About Technology

Safety officials have championed what’s known as positive train control technology for decades, but the railroad industry has sought to postpone having to install it because of the high cost and technological issues.

12/03/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference on Dec. 3, 2013, about a bill that would ban plastic guns. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Plastic-Gun Bill Has Dangerous Loophole

While the Republican-controlled House on Tuesday passed a new 10-year ban on firearms that that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, some Senate Democrats say that bill is flawed.

12/03/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer speaks at a news conference in Manhattan on Nov. 24, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Seeks To Pull Plug On Robocalls

Sen. Charles Schumer is introducing legislation to try to curb an increasing number of unwanted telemarketing calls.

11/24/2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shakes hands with Secretary of State John Kerry on Nov. 24, 2013, in Geneva. (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Iran Pact ‘Does Not Seem Proportional’

There’s mixed reaction to the international community’s nuclear deal with Iran, and Sen. Charles Schumer has joined the chorus of critics.

11/24/2013

A Metro-North Railroad commuter purchases a ticket at Grand Central Terminal. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Schumer Seeks Extension Of Commuter Tax Benefit

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announced Monday that he is urging lawmakers to approve an extension to the federal tax benefit beyond its Dec. 31 deadline.

11/11/2013

Sen. Cory Booker embraces Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign following the passage of the Employment Non Discrimination Act on Nov. 7, 2013, in Washington. (credit: Getty Images)

Senate OKs Gay Rights Bill Banning Discrimination

Gay rights advocates hailed the bipartisan, 64-32 vote as a historic step although it could prove short-lived.

11/07/2013

Michael Bloomberg and other elected officials announce a new round of Sandy Aid for New York state and New York City on Oct. 28, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

New York State To Receive $2.1 Billion More In Federal Superstorm Sandy Aid

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Monday that the state will receive nearly $2.1 billon, and the city will get over $1.3 billion.

10/28/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer On Sandy Aid: ‘The Money Has Finally Begun To Flow’

As the anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaches this week, Sen. Charles Schumer says New York will receive $6.3 billion in storm aid in 2014.

10/27/2013

Tourist walk away after visiting the Lincoln memorial on the morning after a bipartisan bill was passed by the House and the Senate to reopened the government and raise the debt limit, on October 17, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: Shutdown ‘Inflicted Unnecessary Damage’ To US Economy

Thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown.

10/17/2013

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