Chuck Schumer

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico’s hospitals are experiencing a great need for medical oxygen, with some beginning to ration their supply.

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says the Graham-Cassidy bill would affect the healthcare of tens of thousands of veterans across the country.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Congress to prevent a lapse in the National Flood Insurance Program, which covers tens of thousands of homeowners in the region, and is set to expire by the end of September.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says a Republican proposal to cut funds for weather satellites is a direct threat to the tri-state area.

The House of Representatives proposed a $369 million cut to NOAA’s satellite program. Schumer says the satellites gather 85 percent of the data used by forecasters to predict and track hurricanes and nor’easters.

Schumer points to recent forecasts that predict a busier than normal hurricane season in the Northeast.

He says the forecasts help cities and states better prepare for floods and other storm related damage.

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