Charles Schumer

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Comedian Amy Schumer is joining her cousin, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, to call for stricter gun control laws and more access to mental health treatment.

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U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Chuck Schumer of New York have introduced legislation to let Puerto Rico’s municipalities and public corporations declare bankruptcy, and settle more than $70 billion in debt. The legislation would allow those public entities to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, just like U.S. cities can.

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Congress has drawn up a number of proposed bills to replace the No Child Left Behind Act, and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York says one of them could drastically cut federal funding for Long Island public schools.

No Child Left Behind was signed into law by George W. Bush in 2001. Among other things, it lays out how federal education funding is distributed to the states.

Officials propose new helicopter route

May 28, 2014
Gabrielle Fonrouge

Elected officials on Long Island are urging the FAA to renew an “over-the-water” helicopter route that is set to expire in August. Officials also want to modify the route and make it permanent.  

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Charles Schumer of New York say the Federal Railroad Administration only has enough funding for 1% of the safety measures they say are needed to make trains safe.