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US Senators Gillibrand and Schumer say they'll fight "tooth and nail" to get Clinton County individual FEMA aid

The two are calling on the President and FEMA to extend individual aid to people in Clinton County slammed by Tropical Storm Irene.  Go to full article

Plattsburgh International Airport to receive DOT Funding

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced Plattsburgh International Airport is set to receive about $760,000 in U.S. Department of Transportation funds to support long-term improvements.  Go to full article
Sen. Charles Schumer watches as Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld addresses his employees.
Sen. Charles Schumer watches as Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld addresses his employees.

Massena celebrates Alcoa restart

The leader of one of the world's largest aluminum producers came to Massena Friday with good news. 115 workers are back on the job after a year-and-a-half shutdown of Alcoa East's three pot lines. Senator Chuck Schumer joined Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld for a hero's welcome. As David Sommerstein reports, the visit brought hope about Alcoa's long-term future in the North Country.  Go to full article
First responders get a win in Washington (Source:  Wikipedia
First responders get a win in Washington (Source: Wikipedia

New York 9/11 workers win big in Washington

Yesterday, the US Senate passed a bill by a unanimous voice vote that offers billions of dollars of aid to workers who responded to the 9/11 attacks in New York City.

The measure goes next to President Barack Obama for his signature. It's seen as a major win for 9/11 rescue crews and first responders.

Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-Brooklyn) with Brian Bennett and Bennett's son
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-Brooklyn) with Brian Bennett and Bennett's son

Schumer touts organic farms in St. Lawrence county

After visits to Saratoga Springs and Plattsburgh yesterday, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer rode the back roads of St. Lawrence County to visit a small organic farm in Heuvelton. Schumer has taken on the nickname "the Brooklyn farmer" to tout his interest in New York agriculture. At Bittersweet Farm, he discussed efforts to stop fake organic products from China from entering the U.S. But his hosts wanted to convey a closer-to-home message, more support for local farms. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Schumer promotes tourism bill

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer made a swing through the Adirondacks Friday to promote legislation designed to boost tourism across the state and the country. Schumer was in Lake Placid, Tupper Lake and Blue Mountain Lake to boost support for the Travel Regional Investment Partnership Act, or TRIP Act, which would award federal grants to tourism destinations for infrastructure and marketing efforts. Chris Knight was in Lake Placid for Schumer's visit and filed this report.  Go to full article

Schumer addresses overcrowding, understaffing at Ray Brook

Senator Chuck Schumer toured the Federal prison in Ray Brook today and said the facility is overcrowded and understaffed. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Schumer defends Sotomayor

Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, faces a second day of questions at a Senate hearing today. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

States wait as Congress weighs the stimulus balance

A day back at the bargaining table for negotiators trying to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the economic stimulus bill. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Schumer to speak after roll call vote for Clinton

Senator Charles Schumer takes the stage immediately following tomorrow's roll call for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention. Schumer says he doesn't expect any trouble. It could get awkward if some of the die-hard Clinton supporters were to cause a ruckus on the floor, but Schumer says he doesn't think that's very likely. New York's senior senator is playing a dual role at the convention. He's leading the national Democratic Senate election campaign, while working to soothe any lingering resentments from the long primary fight between Clinton and Obama. So is Clinton. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

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