National debt crisis

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) listens during a news conference discussing the latest development of the debt ceiling negotiations July 25, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Schumer: Debt Crisis Threatens NYers Benefits

New York Sen. Charles Schumer says failure to the national debt crisis threatens New Yorkers’ Social Security and veterans’ benefits checks.