Strongly Worded Letters
Senator Chuck Schumer is gushing with outrage over new federal regulations he claims will force New York City to replace more than 1,000 fire hydrants and spend more than $1 million to replace them.
In a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency today, Mr. Schumer asked for a delay of a recently-announced requirement demanding reduced lead levels in fire hydrants–just in case they’re ever used for drinking water.
Republicans in Washington are looking for an escape from the partial government shutdown and are turning to Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, he told reporters today.
“I think this is damaging for the Republican Party and it’s not just me who does, countless mainstream conservatives–not moderates,” Mr. Schumer said at an endorsement press conference in Brooklyn this morning. ”Republicans have told me the same thing and they’re talking to me about trying to figure out ways out of this.”
Senator Chuck Schumer can’t see into the future, but he’s already predicting how the partial government shutdown and debt ceiling crises currently engulfing Washington will end.
Mr. Schumer’s bet? That GOP House Speaker John Boehner will fold his hand–snubbing Tea Party hardliners who have demanded health care policy concessions in exchange for funding the federal government.
Senator Chuck Schumer, who once was confident Washington Republicans would “blink” and avert a government shutdown, isn’t so confident anymore.
“I’m worried,” Mr. Schumer told Politicker at a Brooklyn street festival earlier this evening.
Senator Chuck Schumer made sure his endorsement event for Bill de Blasio this afternoon undermined the messaging of his Republican rival in the mayor’s race, Joe Lhota.
The Hawkeye State
Don’t start printing “Chuck 2016″ signs just yet.
Senator Chuck Schumer may be heading to the cornfields of Iowa, a longtime tradition for pols seeking the White House. But he insisted over Twitter this afternoon that he has no such ambitions.
We’d include a bee pun in the first sentence, but Councilman Steve Levin took them all.
In honor of the Jewish new year, when honey is eaten, Mr. Levin has introduced a new resolution calling on Albany to better regulate the state’s honey import. Even more notable than his announcement, however, is Mr. Levin’s all-out use of bee puns to make the case.
Here’s the important thing to remember as the House of Representatives takes up immigration reform: the bill passed the U.S. Senate with bipartisan support. How often does that happen?
Give credit where it is due. Thanks to the efforts of people like New York’s Chuck Schumer, the Senate bill is a classic example of collaboration and compromise. The deal-cutting and backroom negotiations probably weren’t pretty, but the result is a bill that addresses the key issue of border security while establishing a rigorous path to citizenship.
That Ain't Dope
Let them drink coffee!
New York Senator Chuck Schumer is calling for colleges to crackdown on so-called study drugs, such as Adderall and Ritalin, by implementing stricter regulation. Oh, and by encouraging students to trade in their pills for a pot of joe.
“There are better ways to pull an all-nighter and stay up,” he Read More
Thousands of New Yorkers who live in co-ops suffered extensive damage to their property during Superstorm Sandy last year.
But unlike the homeowners on Staten Island and other parts of the storm-ravaged coastline, the co-op owners do not qualify for federal assistance to repair some of the damage to their apartments. That’s because under Federal Read More