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Bellevue Hospital's entrance atrium during Sandy, left, and a year later, right. (credit: Bellevue Hospital Center)

$117 Million Coming In Federal Aid For Sandy-Related Damage To Bellevue Hospital

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said the New York City public hospital system will receive more than $117 million in federal aid for repairs to Bellevue Hospital Center for Superstorm-Sandy-related damages.

08/14/2014

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at a press conference pitching the borough of Brooklyn to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC) outside Barclays Center on August 11, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer, Others Welcome Democrats In Bid To Bring 2016 Convention To Brooklyn

A delegation from the city is hosting members of the Democratic National Committee in an effort to bring the 2016 convention to Brooklyn.

08/11/2014

Palcohol makes a variety of powdered alcohol products. (credit: CBS 2)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants To Ban Powdered Alcohol

Sen. Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to ban powdered alcohol and calling on retailers to boycott its sale when the product hits stores as early as next month.

08/11/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (Credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Backs US Airstrikes In Iraq, But Not Use Of Troops

Sen. Charles Schumer endorsed the U.S. airstrikes in Iraq on Sunday, but the New York Democrat said he is against sending troops there.

08/10/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer says private drone use should be regulated by the federal government. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer Calls For Feds To Speed Up Regulations For Drones

The Democrat says New York has become “the wild west” for private drones since a court case limited the federal government’s ability to regulate the use of the small, remote controlled aircraft.

08/03/2014

A man carries a United State and an Israeli flag during a 'New York Stands with Israel' rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations on July 28, 2014. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

NYPD Estimates 10,000 Strong On Hand For Pro-Israel Rally Near United Nations

The Security Council adopted a presidential statement just after midnight Monday in New York that urged Israel and Hamas “to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire.”

07/28/2014

FILE -- A plane takes off at LaGuardia Airport. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steve Israel: Feds Should Consider Missile-Protection Systems For Commercial Planes

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to study whether U.S. passenger jets should be equipped with devices that would protect them against missiles.

07/27/2014

People stand in the Delta Airlines terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport July 22, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Sen. Ted Cruz Demands Answers On FAA Flight Ban To Israel

Questions remain about the Federal Aviation Administration’s ban on flights to Israel earlier this week and whether it was based on safety or politics.

07/25/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer and John Corlett of AAA New York State on Long Island Expressway overpass in Old Westbury, one of the overpasses deemed "functionally obsolete" (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Sen. Schumer Warns Drivers Of Possible ‘Highway Shutdown’

Sen. Charles Schumer is warning drivers that federal money to repair and rebuild highways, bridges and overpasses is about to run out.

07/21/2014

Israel Rally

New Yorkers Rally For Israel On Day Of Brutal Mideast Violence

A group of New Yorkers gathered to rally for Israel in Times Square Sunday afternoon, as the first major ground battle in two weeks between Israel and Hamas militants left dozens dead.

07/20/2014

Sens. Charles Schumer, second from left, and Richard Blumenthal, second from right, call for a law requiring vets to provide prescriptions for pet medications July 20, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Launch Dogged Pursuit Of Cheaper Pet Meds

Schumer said pet owners are paying a 240 percent markup when you buy pet medications from the vet

07/20/2014

FILE -- Sen. Charles Schumer holds a news conference in Midtown on June 8, 2014. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer, Blumenthal Hopeful Senate Will OK Transportation Funding

Two U.S. senators are calling for their fellow lawmakers to keep the federal transportation fund from running out of money next month.

07/20/2014

New Jersey-born Quinn Schansman, 19, was killed after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner he was on was shot down over Ukraine on July 17, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

American On Board Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 Was New Jersey Native

In remarks from the White House, the president said Friday that Flight MH17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatists.

07/18/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer: Dozens Of NY Highway Projects At Risk

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says dozens of highway projects in New York state would be delayed if Congress can’t reach an agreement on federal highway funding.

07/13/2014

Utility trucks at the National Grid Hub Center in Melville, LI (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Schumer Wants National Grid To Give LI Customers Notice Before Visits

The senator is calling for the improved notification system following three recent burglaries in which suspects posed as National Grid utility workers to gain access to customers’ homes.

06/30/2014

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