- Senate Democrats demand more money for Amtrak repair backlog Updated: May-21-15 5:25 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats on Thursday demanded that Republicans provide more money for Amtrak so the railroad can tackle a $21 billion maintenance and repair backlog, including replacing tunnels more than a century old.
- China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals Updated: May-19-15 3:41 pm
WASHINGTON - If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game.
- House panel to hold Amtrak hearing; Schumer blasts Boehner Updated: May-15-15 11:56 pm
NEW YORK - A U.S. House committee announced Friday it would hold a hearing on the deadly Amtrak crash while U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer launched another push to get Congress to pay for train safety technology and infrastructure improvements in the wake of the derailment.
- Booker, Menendez make case for more funds for transportation Updated: May-15-15 10:10 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey's two U.S. senators renewed the call Friday for long-term funding for rail improvements they said are desperately needed to ensure safety and economic competitiveness.
- Obama to award posthumous Medal of Honor for black WWI hero Updated: May-14-15 10:47 pm
ALBANY, New York - President Barack Obama will award a posthumous Medal of Honor for a black World War I hero from New York next month.
- House speaker decries 'stupid question' about Amtrak funds Updated: May-14-15 6:43 pm
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't caused by a lack of federal funds and mocked a reporter for even asking about it.
- Schumer names pick for US attorney Updated: May-14-15 5:00 pm
- US senator to HBO: Film Tubman movie at her New York home Updated: May-12-15 11:49 am
AUBURN, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking HBO to film its movie about abolitionist Harriet Tubman at the historic site of her former home in central New York.
- Disaster loans for NY businesses hit by 2014 floods Updated: May-12-15 3:04 am
ALBANY, New York - New York businesses affected by last year's flooding could be qualified for disaster loans.
- Dems claim recruiting successes in bid to retake Senate Updated: May-11-15 1:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats are claiming early success in recruiting strong candidates in Republican-held states as they fight to retake the majority after last year's midterm bloodletting. But in several states the party is still searching, with the Democrat who looks like the strongest candidate holding out for now.
- Schumer: new Cornell lab would protect NY's potato crop Updated: May-01-15 3:08 am
ALBANY, New York - U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says replacing an outdated laboratory at Cornell University is critical to the health of New York state's $65 million potato industry.
- Fee proposed on rail cars that haul oil, other flammables Updated: Apr-30-15 6:15 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - U.S. senators from six states on Thursday proposed that the government charge companies a special fee to ship oil, ethanol and other flammable liquids in older railroad tank cars that have been involved in fiery explosions.
- Feds OK NY county's plan to relocate Irene-damaged building Updated: Apr-30-15 9:08 am
SCHOHARIE, New York - The federal government has agreed to a $37 million plan that will allow an upstate New York county to relocate its public safety building that was severely damaged by Tropical Storm Irene nearly four years ago.
- Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground Updated: Apr-27-15 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON - There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray.
- Centenary of 1.5 million Armenian deaths marked in NYC Updated: Apr-26-15 6:49 pm
NEW YORK - Thousands of people packed Times Square on Sunday to demand that the U.S. government recognize the deaths of up to 1.5 million Armenians during World War I as genocide.