Senator Charles Schumer

Schumer, Menendez Fight Proposal That Could Allocate Sandy Funds For Nationwide UseSen. Schumer called the possibility of HUD opening up remaining Sandy funding for a national resiliency competition, unacceptable.
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.
Senator Schumer Asks Airlines To Cut Fees For Families Traveling With ChildrenFamilies with children will get a break from at least two airlines, on additional fees to sit together, according to Senator Chuck Schumer.
Mayor Bloomberg Defends Proposed Soft Drink Ban Despite Growing CriticismMayor Bloomberg fiercely defended his proposed ban on super-sized soft drinks on Sunday.
Local Commuters May Receive Tax Break On TransportationSenator Charles Schumer said a mass transit tax benefit that expired last year was included in the Senate transportation bill overhauling federal highway and transit programs.
Sen. Schumer Wants Apple, Android Phone Investigation"While they are telling you what movies are playing nearby they are also going through your files and using it for other purposes," Schumer said.
Sen. Schumer Says Home Heating Fuel Costs Expected To RiseSchumer scheduled a conference call Wednesday. He planned to detail the potential lost payments for oil, propane and other home heating fuel by county.
Bin Laden's Death Provides Closure, But Sparks Retaliation ConcernsWhile many were jubilant that the mastermind of the worst terror attack in New York City history was dead, that excitement was tempered by the possibility for retaliation.
NYC Lawmakers To Challenge 'Dead Wrong' Census DataLocal lawmakers announced plans on Sunday to challenge the 2010 Federal Census count of New York City.
Chinatown Celebrates Year Of The RabbitLion dancers, marching bands and 6-foot-tall pink bunnies paraded through the densely packed streets of Chinatown on Sunday as New York City celebrated the Year of the Rabbit.
NY Civic Leaders Gather To Mark MLK DayThe civil rights battles fought by Martin Luther King Jr. are different from today's problems, and the country must work together to end poverty and gun violence, state leaders said Monday.
Key Test Vote On 9/11 Health Bill Likely WednesdaySenators Gillibrand and Schumer said Saturday that a vote is likely on whether to begin formal debate on a bill that would provide up to $7.4 billion in health care and compensation.
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