U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson prepares to testify to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the White House perimeter breach at the Rayburn House Office Building on September 30, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Secret Service Director Pierson Resigns Amid Criticism Over White House Breaches

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson stepped down Wednesday, in the wake of several security breaches affecting the White House and President Barack Obama.

10/01/2014

The Flex, an "electronic coach" device by Fitbit (Credit: Getty Images)

Sen. Schumer Asks FTC To Probe Use Of Data Collected By Fitness Technology

The New York Democrat said there are no current federal protections against such privacy intrusions, the companies’ policies aren’t clear, and consumers should have the ability to opt out.

08/10/2014

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Obama Says Ray Kelly ‘Well-Qualified’ For Homeland Security Post

Kelly has been floated as a possible replacement for outgoing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano who is leaving to take over the University of California’s 10-campus system.

07/17/2013

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly answers questions following graduation ceremony at Barclays Center, July 2, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Schumer: ‘There Is No Doubt Ray Kelly Would Be A Great DHS Secretary’

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly’s experience with fighting terrorism has been cited as the reason why two lawmakers want him to take over as secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

07/13/2013

Schumer On Shoreline Protection

Schumer: Sandy Aid Bill Will Help Critical Shore Protection Projects

The U.S. Senate was set to vote Monday on the $50.5 billion aid package for Superstorm Sandy relief, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said the package will provide aid for long-delayed coastline protection projects.

01/27/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Pleas With House Members To Pass Sandy Relief Bill

The Superstorm Sandy relief bill has passed the U.S. Senate, and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said there is one more hurdle for the legislation.

12/29/2012

Mayor Bloomberg Lights Large Menorah In Midtown Manhattan

New York City To Celebrate Chanukah With Lighting Of 32-Foot-Tall Menorah

New York City was set to start the celebration of Chanukah Saturday evening with the ceremonial lighting of a 32-foot-tall memorial at the southeast edge of Central Park.

12/08/2012

Sen. Charles Schumer (file / credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Sen. Charles Schumer Wants Crackdown Of Electronic Laser Pointers

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is writing federal regulators, asking them to crack down on the use of the pointers outside of their intended use in office presentations.

08/05/2012

A boat that capsized on July 4, killing three children, is seen being lifted from the Long Island Sound on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

In Wake Of Oyster Bay Tragedy, Schumer Calls For Posting More Boat Capacities

“In the memory of the children we lost on that awful day, we can take some simple steps to educate and warn boat owners and their passengers about how many people a vessel can safely handle,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer said.

07/15/2012

Airport Security (file / credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

NY Lawmakers Want Passenger Advocate At Airports

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens want the Transportation Security Administration to create the position at all airports.

12/11/2011

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

Schumer Seeks Audit Of All NY Tour Bus Licenses

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking an audit of all tour bus operators in New York following a fatal tour bus crash a week ago in New York City.

03/20/2011

Sen. Charles Schumer (credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

NYers Owed $1 Billion In Unclaimed Tax Credits

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says New Yorkers are owed $1 billion in tax credits for tuition they paid.

12/23/2010

A full-body scanner is demonstrated by a woman at Fuhlsbuettel airport - Hamburg, Germany - Sep 27, 2010 - Photo: FABIAN BIMMER/AFP/Getty Images

Bill To Limit Full-Body Scan Use To Be Introduced

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is seeking to make it illegal for anyone to distribute or record the revealing images produced by full-body scanners at airports.

12/05/2010

Miladin Kovacevic (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Serb Pleads Guilty In NY Student Beating Case

Under the agreement, 23-year-old Miladin Kovacevic could be sentenced to two years and three months for the beating of Bryan Steinhauer of Brooklyn in May 2008 near Binghamton University.

09/27/2010

Miladin Kovacevic (AP Photo/Marko Drobnjakovic)

Plea Bargain Expected In Binghamton Beating Case

A deal is expected in the trial of Miladin Kovacevic, who is charged with beating a college student from Brooklyn into a coma, according to an AP source.

09/13/2010