Senator Charles Schumer

Homes sit destroyed after superstorm Sandy on Oct. 30, 2012 in Breezy Point. (credit: Getty Images)

Schumer, Menendez Fight Proposal That Could Allocate Sandy Funds For Nationwide Use

Sen. Schumer called the possibility of HUD opening up remaining Sandy funding for a national resiliency competition, unacceptable.


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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.


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Senator Schumer Asks Airlines To Cut Fees For Families Traveling With Children

Families with children will get a break from at least two airlines, on additional fees to sit together, according to Senator Chuck Schumer.


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Mayor Bloomberg Defends Proposed Soft Drink Ban Despite Growing Criticism

Mayor Bloomberg fiercely defended his proposed ban on super-sized soft drinks on Sunday.



Local Commuters May Receive Tax Break On Transportation

Senator 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.


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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.


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Sen. Schumer Says Home Heating Fuel Costs Expected To Rise

Schumer scheduled a conference call Wednesday. He planned to detail the potential lost payments for oil, propane and other home heating fuel by county.


A heavily armed member of the New York Police Department  patrols Times Square Friday, June 29, 2007 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Bin Laden’s Death Provides Closure, But Sparks Retaliation Concerns

While 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.


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NYC Lawmakers To Challenge ‘Dead Wrong’ Census Data

Local lawmakers announced plans on Sunday to challenge the 2010 Federal Census count of New York City.


Chinese residents in Japan perform a lion dance, "biting" the heads of visitors (R) in the hopes it will bring them good luck, as they celebrate the Lunar New Year in Japan's largest Chinatown located in Yokohama, in suburban Tokyo on February 6, 2011. Thousands come out to enjoy the annual parade event to mark the start of the Lunar New Year, or Year of the Rabbit. (Photo credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Chinatown Celebrates Year Of The Rabbit

Lion 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 Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends the 25th annual Brooklyn tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on January 17, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

NY Civic Leaders Gather To Mark MLK Day

The 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 Wednesday

Senators 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.


Paterson Expected To Announce Deal On Catskills Casino

Governor Paterson is expected to make a major announcement Monday on a proposed casino in the Catskills, and if Washington gets in on the game, a casino could open as soon as 2012.


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NY Sobering Up On Sales Of Alcoholic Energy Drinks

Authorities say New York’s largest beer distributors have agreed to stop selling alcoholic energy drinks.


NY Republicans Seeking Schumer Senate Seat Hold Debate

Republicans seeking to unseat New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer want to see the abortion rights law overturned and want to see the proposed New York City mosque moved farther away from Ground Zero.