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Upstate New York has a Spotted Lanternfly problem: Schumer calls on USDA to free up $212M for fight

Spotted lanternfly: Invasive species poses threat to Finger Lakes wine, beer industries
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says Upstate New York is infested with the Spotted Lanternfly. He called on the USDA to act quickly, because Upstate New York's economy, driven by tourism, wineries, and breweries, ... more
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Schumer visits Corning to celebrate impact of CHIPS act

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer was in Corning on Friday for a victory lap to celebrate the signing of the federal CHIPS bill that he says will have an impact on Upstate New York and ... more
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Schumer in Rochester Friday to tell hospitals he’ll push for more staffing help

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Senator Chuck Schumer was in Rochester Friday, telling officials at the University of Rochester Medical Center he'll push for more staffing help for hospitals. WXXI reports Schumer told them the federal government should allow federal ... more
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Infrastructure bill includes $10M for repairs to West Pier in Fair Haven

Cayuga, Steuben, Yates counties among areas eligible for $4.4M in hazard mitigation funds
As part of the bipartisan infrastructure bill signed by President Biden last year, Fair Haven will get $10 million dollars for repairs to West Pier on Little Sodus Bay. The funding was announced in a ... more
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Schumer says Biden could tap into emergency reserves to drive down gas prices

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer spoke about rising gas prices in the U.S. over the weekend, addressing how it could be fixed by the Biden Administration. Addressing the issue in the short-term would involve tapping ... more
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Seneca County attorney authors and sends letter to state’s Attorney General

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Seneca County Attorney Dave Ettman has sent a letter to Attorney General Letitia James, calling for the independent investigation of Charles Bowman’s criminal prosecution in the town of Seneca Falls, after a recent resolution passed ... more
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Worried about heating costs this winter? Senator Chuck Schumer is working to bolster benefits for residents

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The heating bills for New Yorker's are expected to see record increases this winter by over 40% in some areas. New York Senator and Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to find ways to help ... more
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The United States announces the reopening of Canadian border beginning in November

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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has announced that the border between the United States and Canada will finally reopen to Canadians that are nonessential, vaccinated travelers. The closure has been in place since March of ... more
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Senator Chuck Schumer wants new rule enforced to combat the issue of ghost guns

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Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms to strengthen their crackdown on ghost guns. During a press conference on Sunday, Schumer shared that untraceable weapons uncovered so far this ... more
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Senator Chuck Schumer wants to address mosquito problem plaguing New York

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Mosquitos are out of control this season, and Senator Chuck Schumer agrees. He has devised a plan that uses resources from the Environmental Protection Agency and funding from the CDC. Schumer stated that this was ... more
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Student loans canceled: 45 million need $1.8 trillion debt relief

Student loans canceled: 45 million need $1.8 trillion debt relief
Student loan forgiveness or cancellation has been gaining momentum in the United States. Last week, the federal government said would cancel $5.8 billion in student loan debt. It has been called an economic crisis as ... more
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Sen. Schumer criticized for using outdated term to describe people with disabilities during podcast

Sen. Schumer criticized for using outdated term to describe people with disabilities during podcast
Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has come under fire for using an inappropriate term to describe children with mental disabilities. He apparently used the 'r-word' to describe his own experiences with community pushback to housing ... more
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Schumer, Gillibrand join chorus of Democrats calling for Andrew Cuomo to resign

Schumer, Gillibrand join chorus of Democrats calling for Cuomo to resign
Calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation grew even louder Friday night, as the highest ranking members of his party in Congress and Senate called for his resignation. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as ... more
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Gillibrand, Schumer accused of double-standard involving Cuomo allegations

Gillibrand, Schumer accused of double-standard involving Cuomo allegations
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is in the spotlight. She was the first Democratic senator to call for Al Franken's resignation in 2017- when he faced allegations of sexual misconduct. Fast-forward four years later- and critics say ... more
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Schumer visits Camillus to announce $25B relief fund for restaurants

Schumer visits Camillus to announce $25B relief fund for restaurants
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer was at a restaurant in Camillus to rally support for small businesses hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. He visited the Brasserie Bar and Bistro to announce a restaurant relief fund ... more
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Sen. Schumer calls for Trump to be removed from office via 25th Amendment

Sen. Schumer calls for Trump to be removed from office via 25th Amendment
Senate Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, is calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office. Like many other elected officials after Wednesday's devastating attack on the Capitol, Schumer called for the 25th Amendment to ... more
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Second stimulus breakthrough could mean new round of checks before 2021

What are the rules for new $600 stimulus? Fast answers before relief rollout
There was a glimmer of hope on Thursday for stimulus talks, as U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer gave an update during a press conference in Gloversville. He even went as far as to call it a ... more
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