Chuck Schumer

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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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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the Food and Drug Administration to investigate a chemical found in fast food containers. He says they have already banned it from toys and childcare products.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling on Amtrak to scrap a plan that would create “economy” style seating on-board its Acela and Northeast Regional Train service.    

Schumer Urges FCC To Ban Ringless Robocalls

Jun 27, 2017
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U.S Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the FCC to reject a new method of robocalls that allows telemarketers to deliver a message directly to voicemail and bypass any ringing.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says President Trump’s removal of the United States from the Paris climate accord is a “devastating failure of historic proportions,” which will go down as one of the worst things to happen in the 21st century.