Democratic Congress leaders okay Sanders as Democratic presidential nominee

Politics 02/27/20, 13:25

Both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said they will be comfortable if Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) becomes the Democratic nominee to combat President Donald Trump in the presidential race in November. Pelosi said, "Yes" to the question as she was leaving a closed-door meeting in the House basement on Wednesday ...

Schumer urges FAA to require data recorders in helicopters

New York 06/16/19, 12:32

The Senate's top Democrat called on the Federal Aviation Administration Sunday to heed warnings from federal safety investigators and require all helicopters be equipped with flight data recorders, commonly known as a "black box." Sen. Charles Schumer's call for action comes days after a helicopter crashed on the roof of a ...

Update: Schumer calls for Senate to vote on gun bill

U.S. 06/02/19, 11:49

The Latest on the deadly Virginia Beach shooting Friday (all times local): 12:45 p.m. The Senate's top Democrat says a universal background check bill must be brought to the Senate floor for a vote. Sen. Charles Schumer's remarks on Sunday came two days after a gunman killed 12 people in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Schumer ...

Schumer calls for probe of Chinese rail tech

New York 05/19/19, 11:51

The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to The ...

Update: Feds eye move to regulate legal sports betting

Sports 12/19/18, 14:25

The Latest on a bill that would have the federal government regulate sports betting nationwide (all times local):2:20 p.m.A bill that would have the federal government regulate sports betting nationwide has been introduced in the U.S. Senate.Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah ...

APNewsBreak: Feds eye move to regulate legal sports betting

Sports 12/19/18, 13:01

The federal government would regulate sports betting nationwide under a bill to be introduced Wednesday.Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat, told The Associated Press he and Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah will introduce the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018.The bill would have the U.S. Justice ...

Are we done here? Nope. Cranky Congress still has work to do

Politics 12/14/18, 10:43

Nothing says, "Is it over yet?" quite like Senate Democratic leader Charles Schumer propping up his feet on the chair next to him. The casual vibe in the normally stuffy Senate was just one sign that the end of an ugly 115th Congress can't come soon enough, even for its own ...

Schumer says Marriott should pay to replace hacked passports

U.S. 12/02/18, 02:09

Sen. Charles Schumer says Marriott hotel officials should pay for new passports for customers whose passport numbers were hacked as part of a massive data breach.The New York Democrat said Sunday that Marriott should immediately notify customers who are at greatest risk of identity theft and pay the $110 cost ...

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