Coronavirus Update: Schumer Calls For Military Official To Function As Medical Equipment CzarSen. Charles Schumer wants the federal government to name a czar to oversee production and distribution of medical equipment including ventilators and personal protective equipment to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sen. Schumer Warns TSA Still Using TikTok App Vulnerable To China; Agency Denies RiskNew York's senior senator accused the Transportation Security Administration of using a social media app owned by China, opening up a potential security risk on government information - a risk the agency was quick to deny.
Schumer Blasts Trump Administration's Plan To End Funding For Bomb-Sniffing Dog TeamsSen. Charles Schumer said Sunday the president's budget cuts all funding for 31 Visible Intermodal Prevent and Response dog teams, or VIPR units.
Schumer Calls For Faster Funding To CDC As 5th U.S. Coronavirus Case ConfirmedSen. Schumer said Sunday the federal government should get ahead of the need to declare an official public health emergency should an infectious outbreak of coronavirus happen in the U.S.
Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Pete King Call On Congress To Act On Gun Safety LegislationTwo of the most powerful politicians in the region - on opposite sides of the aisle - stood in front of a Long Island Walmart to plead for bipartisan gun safety legislation.
After Deadly Midtown Crash, Lawmaker Reveals FAA Has Not Acted In 6 Years To Add Black Boxes To HelicoptersThe senior senator from New York held a copy of the May 2013 report issued by the NTSB, calling for data recorders in choppers, which followed another helicopter wreck in 2011.
Sen. Schumer Comes Up With 'Work-Around' Plan That Could Fund Desperately Needed Gateway ProjectYou might call it the "Shhhh, don't tell President Donald Trump" plan for squeezing funds out of Washington to rebuild the 100-year-old North River tunnels.
Shortage Of Shingles Vaccine Causing Concern For Patients, Health Care Officials And LawmakersIf you've ever had shingles or know someone who does, you know how painful it can be.
Schumer Calls For Ban On Highly Toxic Chemical Still Available On Store ShelvesThe Environmental Protection Agency was moving toward banning methylene chloride, but it hasn't yet happened.
Lawmakers Rally For Release Of Two Men Taken From Families By ICETwo families, both who have had fathers detained by immigration officials, rallied with local lawmakers who are demanding the men be reunited with their children until their cases are decided.
CDC Expected To Respond To Schumer's Request To Send Flu Team To NYThe senator wants the team to help local and state health officials by studying the spread of the illness.
Federal Government Reopens After Spending Bill PassesThe Senate voted Monday to pass a bill that would extend government funding through Feb. 8. The House approved the measure shortly thereafter, sending the spending bill to the president, who quickly signed it.
Trump Calls NYC Terror Attack Suspect 'Animal,' Asks Congress To Close Immigration Lottery ProgramVowing to "stop this craziness,'' President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged tougher immigration measures based on "merit'' after the deadly truck attack in New York City.
Shrinking Seats On Amtrak Trains A One Way Ticket To Discomfort, Schumer SaysSchumer thinks the nation's rail service is going down the wrong track by talking about making seats smaller to boost capacity.
Congress Votes To Let Internet Service Providers Sell User Browsing Data Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.