Chuck Schumer

Sen. Chuck Schumer  (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Schumer: Scammers Stealing Social Security Payments From Seniors

As of August, the senator says more than 19,000 seniors nationwide have reported identity thefts. That’s about 50 each day.

1010 WINS–10/14/2012

Senator Charles E. Schumer at a news conference (Credit: Monica Miller/ WCBS 880)

Sen Schumer Asks VA To Let Vets Keep Dogs Until Research Is Complete

Veterans with physical impairments can get reimbursed for the cost of having a service dog help them, but a new Veterans Administration directive is delaying compensation for veterans with mental and emotional concerns until further research is completed.

09/16/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer/file (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Sen Schumer Calls For Free Whooping Cough Vaccinations As Number Of Cases Increases

The number of whooping cough cases has tripled in New York, and Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on health officials to provide free vaccinations.

07/22/2012

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Senator Schumer Asks Airlines To Cut Fees For Families Traveling With Children

Families with children will get a break from at least two airlines, on additional fees to sit together, according to Senator Chuck Schumer.

06/10/2012

The family of baby Angel Hollins is trying to bring the child's grandmother from China to the United States.  Angel has a terminal illness and has never met her grandmother before. (credit: Personal Photos)

EXCLUSIVE: Chinese Woman Repeatedly Denied Visa To Visit Dying Grandchild On Long Island

With their daughter suffering from a terminal illness, the Hollins family is hoping for a miracle, but at the very least, they want their daughter’s only living grandparent to meet her before the child dies.

05/14/2012

Sen. Chuck Schumer (Credit: Rich Lamb/ WCBS 880)

Sen. Chuck Schumer Pushing For Outdoor Movie Studio In Astoria

The federal government is holding up the final approval for Kaufman Astoria Studios to build an architecturally flashy movie lot gate — a la Hollywood — at 36th Street and 35th Avenue in Astoria, Queens.

05/05/2012

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Sen Schumer Calls On Justice Department To Launch Facebook Probe

Two U.S. senators are asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law, their offices announced Sunday.

03/25/2012

Sen. Schumer presser (credit: Monica Miller / WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Wants Apple, Android Phone Investigation

“While they are telling you what movies are playing nearby they are also going through your files and using it for other purposes,” Schumer said.

03/04/2012

Police investigate the fatal DUI crash. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen Schumer Calls On Federal Government To Help Cops Curb Drugged Driving

The federal government should help police departments nationwide obtain the tools and training needed to attack a rising scourge of driving under the influence, two U.S. senators said Sunday.

01/29/2012

Senator Charles Schumer (Credit:WCBS)

Sen Schumer: ‘Super Painkillers Could Lead To Violent Robberies’

A U.S. senator is warning that a new batch of super painkillers now under review could lead to violent robberies.

01/08/2012

Metro-North Railroad Train (file / credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

CT Commuter Group: Metro-North ‘Bill Of Rights’ Doesn’t Go Far Enough

The Connecticut Rail Commuter Council believes that there should be “follow-through” from the rail service if commuters aren’t provided what they pay for.

10/28/2011

The Russian Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft arrives at the Intrepid on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 (credit: CBS)

New Space Capsule On Display At Intrepid As Debate Over Enterprise Continues

The Russian Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft arrived early Tuesday morning at the Intrepid and will be part of the museum’s interactive displays on outer space.

10/18/2011

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Sen. Schumer Says Home Heating Fuel Costs Expected To Rise

Schumer scheduled a conference call Wednesday. He planned to detail the potential lost payments for oil, propane and other home heating fuel by county.

10/12/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer proposes a 'Bill of Rights' for LIRR passengers on Oct. 10, 2011 (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Charles Schumer Proposes ‘Passenger Bill Of Rights’ For LIRR Riders

Schumer wants more to be done to help commuters navigate the system and stay informed during service changes.

10/10/2011

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President Obama Announces Debt Deal

Both the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate are throwing their weight behind a debt-limit agreement sealed with President Barack Obama and top leaders of Congress.

07/31/2011

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