Chuck Schumer

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. 

Schumer seeks ban on green lasers

Nov 25, 2015
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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.

Schumer vows to fight mass transit funding cut

Nov 10, 2015
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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.

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KeyCorp announced Friday it has reached a deal with First Niagara Financial Group to purchase the bank for $4.1 billion. 


The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Buffalo Attorney Larry Vilardo as federal court judge in the Western District of New York.

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The march of a car-friendly Main Street through Downtown is continuing, with another $18 million in federal funding committed to the project.

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More vehicular traffic is coming to downtown Buffalo, with Washington agreeing to contribute $18 million to the Cars Sharing Main Street initiative.

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Senator Charles Schumer is urging federal authorities to take action in assuring the safety of Halloween makeup.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is calling for an increase in spending to bolster the nation's weather tracking systems.

Development coming to Dillon Courthouse

Sep 30, 2015

Nearly four years after the Dillon Courthouse was vacated, the property could be brought back to life.

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Senator Charles Schumer is urging the Federal Trade Commission to modernize what is known as the "Eyeglass Rule."

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The Washington fight over money for Planned Parenthood probably won't lead to a government shutdown. That's the view of Congressman Tom Reed.

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Senator Charles Schumer is calling for wider controls over the sale of synthetic marijuana.

Gillibrand explains support for Iran nuclear deal

Aug 19, 2015
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In a rare split, New York's two U.S. Senators have differing opinions on the proposed Iran nuclear deal.  Senator Charles Schumer has come out against the pact, while Kirsten Gillibrand says she supports it. 

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During a stop in the Wyoming County Town of Wethersfield on Monday, Senator Charles Schumer spoke for the first time about the Iran nuclear deal since he announced his opposition to it late last week.

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What remains today of Buffalo’s Humboldt Parkway is an ordinary stretch of sidewalks and city streets, divided by the Kensington Expressway. Decades ago, it was a tree-lined parkway connecting major parks of the Olmsted system. On Saturday, a community coalition once again led the charge to restore the parkway design.

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US Senator Charles Schumer will announce today his support of a safe driving technology.

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New federal legislation may bring longer tractor-trailers to area roads. Senator Charles Schumer is warning the longer trucks could be traveling along any road that receives federal funding.

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Residents in the Town of Clarence have been dealing with problems on Tonawanda Creek Road for about a decade, as erosion has caused part of the road to collapse. During a stop there Monday, Sen. Charles Schumer warned that unless Congress acts, road funding will run out soon.

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US Senator Charles Schumer is criticizing a proposal that would cut funds for the fight against bird flu.

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Hailed as a hero for his role in leading seven people away from danger - after being seriously wounded himself - a Western New York native and Army officer was honored Monday for his actions in a 2014 multiple shooting at Fort Hood, Texas.

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Dale Dart, a Hamburg-based veteran of Operation Desert Storm now living with an illness linked to his service, is hoping his two-year wait for home renovations through Veterans Affairs is about to end, with a little help from an elected official.

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New York Senator Charles Schumer will be in New York City today speaking against a proposed move by the airline industry.