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Schumer, Clinton Call for More Homeland Security Funds

New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton are leading the push by Senate Democrats for more domestic security funding in the war supplemental budget. President Bush's $75 billion dollar request to cover the costs of war in Iraq includes $4.2 billion for homeland security. Senate Democrats have introduced an amendment to more than double that amount.  Go to full article
Specialist Ellen Buckley of the 883rd Medical Company.
Specialist Ellen Buckley of the 883rd Medical Company.

Drum Troops Deploy; Schumer Urges Military Support

Some 250 active duty and reserve soldiers departed from Fort Drum yesterday for an undisclosed destination in the Central Area of Command, which includes the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan. They're from the Army's 883rd Medical Company and the 511th Military Police. New York Senator Charles Schumer was there to see them off. He urged all Americans to set aside their political beliefs about war with Iraq and support the military. David Sommerstein reports from Fort Drum's Rapid Deployment Facility.  Go to full article

Paving the Future of the "Rooftop Highway"

David Sommerstein reports on Congressional attempts to fix up the North Country's highways.  Go to full article

U.S. Senate Approves Prescription Drug Bill

The U.S. Senate has passed Senator Charles Schumer's legislation to make the access to prescription drugs easier. But the plan still hasn't been acted upon by the Republican-controlled House and faces opposition from the White House. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

Acid Rain Bill Passes Committee

The U.S. Senate's environment committee yesterday passed tough acid rain legislation by a narrow 10 to 9 vote. It's the first time the full Senate will have a chance to consider an acid rain bill in more than a decade. David Sommerstein has more.  Go to full article

Schumer Wants Fed Loan for US Airways

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer this week urged the federal Air Transportation Stabilization Board to approve a 900 million dollar loan to the airline. US Airways showed losses of about 1.4 billion dollars since September 11th, creating what Schumer says is the company's "worst fiscal crisis". Jody Tosti reports.  Go to full article

Schumer Tours the North Country

Senator Charles Schumer was on a whirlwind tour of the North Country Thursday with stops in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. One of his visits was to the Alcoa plants in Massena. As Jody Tosti reports, the Senator met with union leaders and plant management to discuss the company's role in the community.  Go to full article

Sen. Schumer Rates State of the Union

New York Senator Charles Schumer gives President Bush an A+ for his agenda in the war on terrorism as outlined in the State of the Union. But as David Sommerstein reports, the Senator is more reserved in his praise on domestic issues.  Go to full article

Schumer Hopes for Patients' Bill of Rights by July 4

New York Senator Charles Schumer hopes to pass a Patients' Bill of Rights through the US Senate by July 4. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

State Holds Federal Transportation Pursestrings, Schumer Says

Senator Charles Schumer was in Ogdensburg Friday talking with the local media and local leaders about economy and transportation issues in the North Country. He says any federal transportation money will be doled out by state lawmakers, so it'll be a team effort.  Go to full article

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