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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to investigate the recent string of small plane crashes on Long Island. Since the beginning of the year, seven small planes have crashed in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, more than all of last year.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York has launched an online campaign to collect the stories of students and parents who are currently struggling, or have struggled, with student debt.

Schumer made the announcement on Monday. He said his statewide Internet campaign is a critical part of his push to tackle the issue of college affordability, now that the national student loan debt has grown beyond $1 trillion.

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Two programs that support first responders who became sick because of 9/11 are going to be included in the latest federal spending bill.

Some of the funding for those programs expired in October, when Congress failed to pass a long-term bill to fund the government.

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer of New York announced today that Senate and House leaders agreed to renew the World Trade Center Health Program for the next 75 years. That program helps pay medical bills for first responders.

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In the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris that left 129 people dead this month, U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, along with Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer of New York, are trying to pass a bill that they say would prevent suspected terrorists in America from buying guns.

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Comedian Amy Schumer and her cousin U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York say they need support from people around the country in order to pass a bill to tighten gun control laws.

Senator Schumer and other Democrats introduced the bill in the Senate last month. It would tighten up existing background checks and create new background checks for people who buy guns online or at gun shows. The bill would also increase penalties for the illegal sale of guns.