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Long Islanders Call For Representation On Amtrak Board

One delay after another for Long Island Rail Road riders is due to problems with Amtrak equipment, and Long Islanders now want a say in how Amtrak is run.

11/23/2013

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer leave after talking to reporters about the use of the “nuclear option” at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 21, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Drop Bomb On Congress, Go ‘Nuclear’ To End Washington Gridlock

On Thursday, Senate Democrats voted to deny Republicans the power to filibuster and block presidential appointments. It’s called the “‘nuclear option,” and it hit congress like a bomb.

11/21/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announced Amtrak-LIRR maintenance plan from the Mineola LIRR station, Nov. 18, 2013. (credit: Peter Haskell/WCBS 880)

Schumer Brokers LIRR-Amtrak Deal On East River Tunnels

Sen. Charles Schumer said Amtrak’s plan includes overhauling its track inspection program that calls for a more proactive approach to infrastructure maintenance.

11/18/2013

AmeriCares Emergency Response Manager Karl Erdmann amid the destruction in Cebu, the Philippines. (credit: AmeriCares)

AmeriCares Ships Supplies, Lends Assistance In The Philippines

The Philippines’ main disaster response agency raised the death toll Friday to 3,621, up from the previous figure of 2,360. Most of the casualties occurred on Leyte and Samar islands. It said 1,140 people are missing and more than 12,000 injured.

11/15/2013

Rep. Carolyn Maloney at her home in Manhattan on Nov. 11, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Rep. Carolyn Maloney Wants Hillary Clinton To Run For President In 2016

New York Sen. Charles Schumer has already thrown his support to Hillary Rodham Clinton for a 2016 presidential run.

11/11/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer: Chicken Slaughtered, Raised In China Could Pose Major Risk

Chicken from China has officials on alert, including U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)

11/10/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer Proposes Voluntary Tracking Devices For Autistic Children

The proposal comes as the search continues for 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo, who walked away from his Long Island City school on Oct. 4. Schumer believes the devices could prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

11/04/2013

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Schumer Wants To End Ban On Shipping Alcohol Via Postal Service

A law created in 1909 prohibits the United States Postal Service from delivering alcohol to consumers and Schumer said he will move to end those restrictions in an upcoming bill regarding the future of the struggling agency.

10/31/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer And Other Officials Make Announcement About Montague Tunnel (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Schumer: Montague Tunnel Repairs Are Well Under Way

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Saturday that the reconstruction of the Montague Tunnel that sends the R Train under the East River is well under way, with federal funding in place to get the job done.

10/26/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer And Other Officials Make Announcement About Montague Tunnel (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Subway Riders On Hardest Hit Lines To Get Free Rides On Sandy Anniversary

Starting at midnight Tuesday, fares will be suspended for riders who get on the A train in the Rockaways and on the R train in the Brooklyn corridor through Court Street, New York State Director of Operations Howard Glaser announced Friday.

10/25/2013

Sen. Charles Schumer announces deal to let customers opt out of location tracking via smartphones in retail stores, Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Schumer: Deal To Protect ‘Consumer Privacy’ Lets Shoppers Opt Out Of Wireless Tracking

Eight of 10 leading analytics companies have agreed to measures that will let shoppers nationwide know when retailers are using their smartphones to track their movements through a store.

10/22/2013

A woman looks at the HealthCare.gov insurance exchange site October 1, 2013 in Washington, DC.     (Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘No Excuse’ For Health Care Sign-Up Problems

The president said his administration was doing “everything we can possibly do” to get the federally run websites up and running.

10/21/2013

Miriam Carey (credit: CBS 2)

Miriam Carey, Of Stamford, Conn., Shot Dead After Capitol Hill Car Chase

U.S. Capitol Police who responded to incident are currently working unpaid due to federal government shutdown.

10/03/2013

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Obama On Government Shutdown: ‘It Does Not Have To Happen’

On the brink of a government shutdown, the Senate voted 54-46 on Monday to strip a one-year delay in President Barack Obama’s health care law from the bill that would keep the government operating.

09/30/2013

New Haven line commuters wait for a train. (credit: CBS 2)

Delays Snarl Metro-North Commuters For 6th Day

Gov. Dan Malloy said Metro-North commuters can expect a “very reduced schedule” on Monday compared with a normal peak period. Trains are expected to run at 50 percent capacity on the New Haven line.

09/30/2013

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