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New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer made his first visit to St. Lawrence County as Majority Leader Wednesday. The Democrat called on the Biden Administration to hammer out a concrete plan with Canada for reopening the border.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that there’s bipartisan support for a new federal stimulus plan that includes relief for schools and colleges.

A Western New York man has pleaded guilty to making voicemail death threats against U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and Rep. Adam Schiff.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal Railroad Administration to conduct an investigation into Monday night's train derailment in East Aurora.

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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is pressing the Department of Veterans Affairs to send more personal protective equipment to VA facilities, especially in New York, to fight against COVID-19. This follows an Inspector General report in March that said 33 out of 54 facilities that were studied across the country had inadequate supplies and equipment.

New York's two representatives in the United States Senate announced Tuesday a proposed bill that, if passed, would utilize the Defense Production Act to designate and put in charge an expert who would oversee the nation's distribution of medical supplies related to COVID-19. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand say slow action by the White House has made it necessary to pursue what is called the Medical Supply Transparency and Delivery Act.

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With over 200 cases and counting, coronavirus continues to spread in New York.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) called on Western New York dollar stores to stop carrying “potentially dangerous” over-the-counter topical products like ointments and cosmetics in Cheektowaga Monday.

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A commission designing a public campaign finance system for the state’s political races is poised to limit fusion voting, or the ability for candidates to run on multiple party lines. Now the leader of the State Senate is saying that it would be better if the commission leaves it alone.


Maisie Gillan was 9 months old when she happened upon a stray prescription methadone pill on the floor of her neighbors' home, swallowed it, and died a few hours later. 


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Sen. Charles Schumer is calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to release $5 million in emergency funds to make urgent repairs to the LaSalle Park seawall on Buffalo’s waterfront.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced a program to train New York’s college students to work in the cybersecurity industry.

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Standing at the foot of West Ferry Street with the Peace Bridge in the background, on Thursday Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer announced he will introduce a bill requiring a minimum number of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Agents along the U.S. border with Canada.

New York’s senior U.S. senator said that he will push for legislation in the upcoming federal budget to provide funds for local boards of elections to harden their security against potential threats by foreign governments.


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US Senator Charles Schumer, D-NY, has announced the US Army Corps of Engineers has awarded an $8.2 million contract for construction of a new, safer, and more durable stone barrier along Route 5 in Athol Springs. It is meant to minimize the effects of crashing waves from Lake Erie during large storms.

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Sail Buffalo Sailing School has been providing many Western New Yorkers the opportunity to take classes and get a certification in sailing since they came to a lease agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard in 2012. The program, located on the inner harbor, could be in danger if they do not extend the lease soon.

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Sen. Charles Schumer says M&T Bank's plan to create 1,000 new jobs in downtown Buffalo may help complete the Cars on Main Street project.


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Despite the Do Not Call Registry, Sen. Charles Schumer says local residents have received more than 200 million robocalls since Jan. 1.

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Nuclear waste from the Manhattan Project sitting on a storage site in Niagara County could soon be on the move.

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Friendly’s restaurants abruptly closed 14 of their Upstate New York locations this past weekend along with nine more across the Northeast. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is demanding answers after several former workers have claimed they were not given notice they were being let go.

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U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer is using the nationwide shingles vaccine shortage as another example of why the federal government needs to get back to work. He spoke at a New York pharmacy to demonstrate the extent of the shutdown, which is now nearly a month old.

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President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight. Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. Watch the remarks live.

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A new federal proposal would change the way New York’s military installations get milk and could hurt local dairy farmers. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is trying to stop it.

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is calling for increased rail safety – the impacts of which could be seen in the City of Buffalo.


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Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) is calling for changes from the Federal Railroad Administration, after an elevated railroad’s sidewall collapsed in Syracuse last month. Schumer wants the FRA to hire more inspectors and change its policy on releasing inspection reports.

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Federal policy changes have put Say Yes to Education scholarships in peril.

Schumer, Gillibrand urge honor for Slaughter

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Rep. Louise Slaughter passed away on Friday, after suffering injuries from a fall at her Washington, D.C. residence.

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As Toys R Us prepares to close its doors for good, many customers are scrambling to return unused gift cards.

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The long-awaited national veterans cemetery planned for Genesee County has taken another step closer to reality.

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Senate leaders reached a bipartisan budget agreement to increase military and domestic spending levels for two years, paving the way for the first long-term spending pact since President Trump took office.

The White House and House Speaker Paul Ryan quickly declared support for the pact, helping pave the way for its passage by the end of the week, despite opposition from fiscal hawks and liberal Democrats.

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