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Rendering of new platform at New York Penn Station - Credit: ARC

Schumer Blasts Christie On Tunnel Cancellation

Months after Gov. Christie scuttled plans for a new Hudson River rail tunnel, Sen. Schumer is calling it a terrible decision, not just now, but for generations to come.

01/19/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Schumer: US Officials Should Report Drug Use

The New York Democrat suggests that military recruiters and other officials report admissions of drug use to a national database.

01/16/2011

James Zadroga - File / Photo: WCBS-TV

Compromise Could Lead To 9/11 Bill Passage

Supporters were finally confident that the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act will be approved before the lame duck session ends.

12/20/2010

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (L) and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Senators Optimistic Of GOP Support On 9/11 Health Bill

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer said Sunday they are offering a less-costly alternative to the original version of the James Zadroga bill.

12/19/2010

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Schumer Optimistic About Upcoming 9/11 Bill

The U.S. Senate will decide the fate of the James Zagroda 9/11 Bill and Sen. Charles Schumer is “hopeful” it will pass.

12/05/2010

The TSA announced on Oct. 29, 2010, that security pat-downs may become the norm going forward. (Photo by Jeff Topping/Getty Images)

Schumer: If You’re Going To Travel, You Must Cooperate

As the controversy over new full-body scanners at airports heats up, elected officials in the Tri-State Area and Washington D.C. are weighing in and speaking out.

11/21/2010

Schumer To Tour Upstate NY To Thank Voters

Schumer planned to meet voters Monday at shopping malls in and around Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo.

11/08/2010

A man votes at a public school - New York, NY - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images

Ballot Issues, Privacy Concerns Hamper NYC Polling Places

Election Day is a true test, in a highly-anticipated midterm election, of how efficiently voters are actually able to use a pencil on paper ballots in combination with new electronic scanners. The results were mixed.

11/02/2010

Polling Machines (credit: CBS 2)

Elections Official Discusses Polling Problems, Solutions

New York City’s Board of Elections said it fixed the many problems that plagued the primaries back in September. J.C. Polanco, one of the Board’s 10 commissioners, is here to explain how.

11/02/2010

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Schumer Leads Way In Battle For Rental Car Safety Provision

The Federal Trade Commission is being asked to explain why the rental car industry shouldn’t have to live by the same rule that requires auto dealers to fix vehicles under recall notice before they can be sold.

CBS New York–11/01/2010

Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand - File / Photos: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images, Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Saks Fifth Avenue

Races Look Safer For Local Democrats

Democrats were calling out the big guns, doing everything they could to avoid a political pummeling.

11/01/2010

Photo/Schumer (Getty Images), Townsend (AP)

Townsend: I Want To Give NYers A Choice

Republican Jay Townsend shrugs off the vast money gap between him and Sen. Charles Schumer and the polls showing the two-term Democrat ahead by dozens of points in his re-election bid.

11/01/2010

Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan - File / Photos: Schneiderman for Attorney General, Richmond County District Attorney's Office

Schumer, Schneiderman To Campaign In Upper West Side

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The campaign continues as Attorney General candidate Eric Schneiderman and U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer will come to New York City on Sunday morning. The two will be greeting votes on the […]

10/31/2010

Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand - File / Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Schumer And Gillibrand Hold Big Leads In Senate Races

A new poll shows Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand leading Republican rival Joe DioGuardi by 23 points as Tuesday’s election nears.

10/27/2010

Schumer: NY Missed Deadline For Military Ballots

New York City certified its primary vote on October 5 and had ballots in the mail this past weekend.

10/12/2010

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