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The race for the White House will likely wind through Western New York soon. The state's presidential primary is three weeks away and one of the nation's most powerful Democrats says New York is at play.

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In Buffalo's Delaware Park on Monday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said a proposed 30% cut would devastate the Clean Water Act.

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Western New York's dairy industry could suffer a serious blow if Canada imposes new, restrictive trade rules. So says Senator Charles Schumer and many regional dairy producers.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Louise Slaughter have joined with employees of a Rochester radio manufacturer to celebrate the firm's share of a $12.7 billion contract with the U.S. Army.

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U.S. Senator Charles Schumer has unveiled proposed legislation that would fund lead-testing at daycare centers.  Schumer said his bill would help daycare centers and schools across the state to test drinking water for possible lead contamination. 

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Senator Charles Schumer remains hopeful that his Senate colleagues will move forward with the Supreme Court nomination of Merrick Garland.

Schumer fights to end Robocalls

Mar 6, 2016
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On Sunday, Senator Charles Schumer urged major landline and mobile phone carriers to make robocall-blocking technology available to consumers.

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New York Republicans nominated Wendy Long to challenge Democratic Senator Charles Schumer at their nominating convention in Buffalo on Friday.

Schumer wants minimum size standards for airline seats

Feb 28, 2016

Seats on planes flown by commercial airlines are shrinking and legroom continues to be reduced -- so much so that US Senator Charles Schumer is calling for new regulations.

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According to a local expert, Buffalo is one of the worst cities in the country for lead poisoning.

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Senator Charles Schumer says Congress can reverse the skyrocketing rate of fatal drug overdoses by providing an infusion of funding.

Schumer encourages compromise in replacing Scalia

Feb 16, 2016
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When it comes to replacing the late Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court, New York Senator Charles Schumer believes there are candidates that both political parties will accept. “We don’t have to have such partisanship here.”

Local and state leaders are responding to the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

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As concerns about the Zika virus continue to intensify, New York's senior senator  is imploring federal agencies to take decisive steps to try to contain the threat.

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Almost seven years after 50 people died in the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, the victims' families are still fighting to protect the flying public. They were joined Tuesday by every member of Western New York's congressional delegation in Washington.  

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The first non-stop commercial flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles will be in the air soon. Buffalo-Niagara Film Commissioner Tim Clark says it's an "amazing development" for the region's growing film industry.

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Starting in June, JetBlue will begin non-stop flights between Buffalo and Los Angeles. JetBlue will be the first airline to offer direct flights from Buffalo to any California destination.

On Sunday, Senator Charles Schumer urged his three-point federal plan that will help contain the Zika Virus outbreak.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is weighing in on the announcement that Xerox will be splitting into two companies.

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Senator Charles Schumer came to one of Western New York's international crossings Tuesday to announce a $50 million project to improve the American side of the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

Schumer seeks to improve cell phone service

Jan 17, 2016
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Senator Charles Schumer wants to improve mobile phone service for New Yorkers. This after several of his own calls had dropped in the same location.

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The public will have more time to comment on a proposed $4.1 billion dollar purchase of First Niagara Financial Group by KeyCorp.

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KeyBank's proposed takeover of First Niagara Bank could hit a snag with one leader on Capitol Hill.  Sen. Charles Schumer is vowing to oppose the deal if it's going to cost the region jobs. 

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Senator Charles Schumer is calling for a ban on green lasers following an incident where a FedEx plane flying high over Jamestown was "lit up" by a laser.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is pushing to bring refueling aircraft back to the Niagara Falls Reserve Station.

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Federal dollars that help the NFTA and other mass transit agencies across New York state are "under attack," according to Sen. Charles Schumer.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is focusing attention on safety concerns regarding a new peanut butter product.

Senator Schumer fights "Zombie Debt"

Oct 31, 2015
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While many will be out dressed as zombies for Halloween, Senator Charles Schumer is fighting the threat posed by "zombie debt".

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The acquisition of First Niagara Bank by Key Bank will be facing close scrutiny by Senator Charles Schumer.

Reacting to Friday morning's confirmation that KeyCorp is buying First Niagara, local leaders say they will work to preserve jobs that many fear will be lost as part of the deal.