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Sen. Charles Schumer

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

Sen. Charles Schumer proposes regulations on liquid nicotine containers (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Sen. Schumer Proposes Regulations For Liquid E-Cigarette Containers

Schumer was joined by Dr. Maida Galvez and students from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine to urge the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require child-proof safety caps and clear warning labels on the liquid containers.

06/29/2014

Iraqi Shiite fighters parade with their weapons on June 21, 2014, in Karbala, Iraq. (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants U.S. To Stay Out Of Iraqi Conflict

But the senator said he does believe in protecting the United States by using drones.

06/22/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer wants the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to alert medical professionals in the U.S. about the possibility that anyone who traveled to the World Cup might have potentially contracted the chikungunya virus. (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Schumer Concerned World Cup Fans Returning To U.S. Might Bring Back Mosquito-Borne Virus

Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert to medical professionals in New York and around the country for identifying, treating and containing the chikungunya virus.

06/22/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Targets Sleep-Deprived Truckers After Tracy Morgan Crash

The New York Democrat on Sunday is asking the Department of Transportation to speed up a requirement that companies and drivers use electronic logging devices to accurately log hours driven.

06/15/2014

FILE - Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town apartment complex (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Residents Rally To Preserve Affordable Housing At Stuy Town

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other elected officials joined tenants of Stuyvesant Town on the East Side Friday, at a rally to demand that affordable rents be preserved under a pending sale.

06/13/2014

President Barack Obama speaks on situation in Iraq. (credit: CBS 2)

Obama: U.S. Won’t Send Troops Back Into Combat In Iraq

The U.S. won’t send troops back into Iraq, but President Barack Obama said he has asked his national security team to prepare a range of other options, which he’ll review in the coming days.

06/13/2014

In this undated image provided by the U.S. Army, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl poses in front of an American flag. (Photo by U.S. Army via Getty Images)

U.S. Reps: Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Should End Releases From Guantanamo

Following the controversial Taliban prisoner swap, members of Congress on Monday were questioning whether other prisoners should be released from Guantanamo.

06/09/2014

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

Schumer: Obama’s Student Loan Order A Good Move

President Set To Announce Expansion Of ‘Pay As You Earn’ Program Monday

06/08/2014

Protecting Children Against Predators

Youth Groups: Access To Predators’ Records Will Mean Better Safety

New legislation has been proposed in light of a recent massive sexual predator bust. Proponents said the legislation will better protect children.

06/02/2014

Sen. Charles Schumer calls for youth organizations to have access to a federal crime database on June 1, 2014, in Manhattan.  (Credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Sen. Charles Schumer: Give Youth Groups Access To Applicants’ Complete Criminal Histories

Sen. Charles Schumer wants to give youth organizations access to a federal crime database when screening seeking to volunteer or work with children.

06/01/2014

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