Chuck Schumer

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Homeland Security: Travelers From Ebola-Plagued Nations Must Pass Through Airports With Enhanced Screening

Customs and Border Protection officers earlier this month started screening passengers from West Africa who arrived at Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington’s Dulles, Chicago’s O’Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airports.

10/21/2014

The aftermath after a truck hit an overpass on the Meadowbrook State Parkway. (Credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Investigates: When Low Overpasses Meet Tractor-Trailers The Results Can Be Disastrous

There is a growing danger on the road in the New York area. Trucks have been hitting overpasses at an alarming rate, causing delays on your ride to work.

08/11/2014

Senator Charles Schumer discusses legislation that would give veterans better access to health care. (Credit: Roger Stern/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Launches Fight To Give Vets Better Access To Health Care

Senator Chuck Schumer has launched a fight to pass bipartisan legislation that would give veterans better access to health care.

06/08/2014

Officials say that unregulated 'Phrosties'  could lead to a number of serious problems. (Credit: CBS 2)

Popular New Adult Beverage The ‘Phrostee’ Is Now Under Investigation

There is a new adult beverage in town and it is called a Phrostee. Now, the drink is under investigation and it comes with a big ‘buyer beware.’

05/26/2014

Homes sit destroyed after superstorm Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in Breezy Point. (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer, Menendez Fight Proposal That Could Allocate Sandy Funds For Nationwide Use

Sen. Schumer called the possibility of HUD opening up remaining Sandy funding for a national resiliency competition, unacceptable.

04/27/2014

(L to R) British Foreign Secretary William Hague, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, US Secretary of State John Kerry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius attend a statement on early November 24, 2013 in Geneva. (Photo read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Look To Sanctions If Iran Deal Falters

The controversial deal to put the brakes on Iran’s nuclear program has united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill on steps to take if the pact falls apart.

11/25/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for a crackdown on the drug "Molly" on Sept. 22, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Wants Crackdown On ‘Molly’ Drug

Schumer announced Sunday that he is asking the New York and New Jersey High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area to zero in on Molly labs.

09/22/2013

New York Sen. Charles Schumer (file/credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Schumer Wants Tougher Standards For Chinese Chicken

Sen. Chuck Schumer says he wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to make it tougher on processed chickens that will soon come from China for sale in the United States.

09/15/2013

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Daily News Offers $10,000 Reward To Catch Jackie Robinson Statue Vandals

“Defacing the Jackie Robinson statue is a dagger in the heart to everything America stands for,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said in a statement, “and I hope those who are responsible are caught, punished, and taught why what they did is so disgusting and offensive.”

08/08/2013

New Long Beach Boardwalk (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Officials: New Section Of Long Beach Boardwalk ‘Stronger Than Ever’

Upgrades to the boardwalk included stronger tropical hardwood, a new retaining wall, and energy saving LED lighting.

07/27/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Sen Schumer Calls On Airlines To Reverse Flight Change Fee Increases

“I am asking, really demanding that Delta, American, U.S. Air, and United Airlines put the brakes on these out of control change of flight fees,” he said.

05/19/2013

Knives Allowed On Planes (TSA)

Schumer Files Legislation To Overturn ‘Foolhardy’ TSA Plan Allowing Knives On Planes

The opposition surrounding the Transportation Security Administration’s decision to allow small knives on airplanes continues to grow.

03/22/2013

Schumer On Shoreline Protection

Schumer: Sandy Aid Bill Will Help Critical Shore Protection Projects

The U.S. Senate was set to vote Monday on the $50.5 billion aid package for Superstorm Sandy relief, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the package will provide aid for long-delayed coastline protection projects.

01/27/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Pleas With House Members To Pass Sandy Relief Bill

The Superstorm Sandy relief bill has passed the U.S. Senate, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said there is one more hurdle for the legislation.

12/29/2012

The United Nations (file/credit: Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

UN Votes To Recognize State Of Palestine; U.S. & Israel Voice Displeasure

The U.N. General Assembly has voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine.

11/29/2012

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