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News stories tagged with "schumer"
Aug 11, 2008 — New York Senator Charles Schumer toured the Adirondacks on Friday, unveiling a plan that he says will curb acid rain in the North Country. Schumer's legislation comes in the wake of a recent Federal court decision that weakened the EPA's ability to regulate smokestack emissions. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Oct 22, 2007 — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security may be backing down from a requirement that travelers show a passport when entering the U.S. at the northern border. That's what Senator Charles Schumer told a group of about 20 business and civic leaders during an economic development roundtable in Lake Placid on Friday. Chris Knight reports. Go to full article
Sep 28, 2007 — Investigators for the Government Accountability Office say they were able to smuggle fake contraband designed to look like a dirty atomic bomb into the United States. The GAO is the investigative arm of Congress. In a report released yesterday, GAO officials say they crossed easily at seven different remote rural sites, including four unidentified spots on the US-Canada border. As Brian Mann reports, there's a growing bipartisan consensus that the Bush Administration's strategy for security on the northern border isn't working. Go to full article
Jun 01, 2007 — Federal officials say a border agent in Champlain, north of Plattsburgh, has been reassigned after allowing a man with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis into the US. The Department of Homeland Security has begun an investigation into the apparent lapse. Senator Charles Schumer is now calling for an independent probe. Brian Mann reports. Go to full article
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Jan 10, 2006 — The confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito move into the question phase today. Alito is virtually guaranteed a tough grilling. In opening statements yesterday, Democrats made it clear they'll quiz him about abortion and presidential power. Martha Foley has more. Go to full article
Nov 29, 2005 — Senator Chuck Schumer wants North Country leaders to get together to deal with the housing crunch around Fort Drum. On Monday, the Democrat called for a Fort Drum Housing Summit to address the issue. David Sommerstein reports. Go to full article
Oct 11, 2005 — According to a state report issued this week, twelve percent of the students in New York's public schools are enrolled in special education programs. Children living with disabilities are expensive to educate. Their services often cost twice or even three times as much as a child in general education programs. Advocates here in the North Country say the pay-offs are worth it. Many children who might have been unproductive and unemployed are now learning important life and job skills. Some are able to go on to college. But even supporters of disability education programs agree that Federal support for local school districts is lagging behind. A new set of Federal mandates is set to go into effect this year. As Brian Mann reports, local taxpayers are likely to pick up the tab. Go to full article
by Karen DeWitt
Aug 19, 2005 — New York State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno is calling on New York's Senators in Washington to help win more Medicaid funding for the state. Karen DeWitt reports. Go to full article
by Chris Knight
Aug 09, 2005 — As part of a tour of the North Country on Monday, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer traveled to Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, the community leaders and local elected officials who met with Schumer shared many of the same concerns. Go to full article