Chuck Schumer

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As parents and students begin preparing for the start of a new school year, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is warning that some supplies contain dangerous levels of toxic chemicals like asbestos and lead.

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer was on Long Island Monday advocating for Congress to reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program, which he calls a much needed safety net.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has called on FEMA to cut the bureaucracy, and let PSEG Long Island install permanent power to a rebuilt sewage treatment plant knocked offline by Superstorm Sandy.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., has unveiled a gun safety plan that he will introduce in the Senate.

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U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. says President Trump’s proposed budget would slash funds for gun background check systems already in place.

Schumer says the proposed budget would cut $12 million from federal programs that help states and local governments keep track of who is not eligible to own a gun.

He says it’s a 16 percent cut, which would cripple the background check system.

Schumer accused the administration of trying to gut the checks.