NEW YORK, NY - MAY 30: U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wait to speak at a news conference at the Hudson Yards site in Manhattan on May 30, 2013 in New York City. LaHood said $185 million in Federal Transit Administration funds will be used to construct an encasement around two proposed train tunnels at the site in order to prevent the type of tunnel flooding that happened during Hurricane Sandy as part of the larger 'Gateway' Amtrak tunnel project.
When used properly to treat a legitimately diagnosed attention disorder, drugs like Adderall and Ritalin can help students focus and learn, but all too often these cases are the minority on college campuses. Plain and simple: using Adderall as a study drug is academic doping, and what's more, it can lead to abuse and serious negative effects like depression, anxiety, and in some cases, psychosis ... That's why I'm asking New York colleges to ... look at what resources they have and (restructure) their current programs to crack down on fakers.
When used properly to treat a legitimately diagnosed attention disorder, drugs like Adderall and Ritalin can help students focus and learn, but all too often these cases are the minority on college campuses. Plain and simple: using Adderall as a study drug is academic doping, and what's more, it can lead to abuse and serious negative effects like depression, anxiety, and in some cases, psychosis ... That's why I'm asking New York colleges to ... look at what resources they have and (restructure) their current programs to crack down on fakers.More quotes »
NY lawmakers push Amtrak for bike baggage cars
are pushing Amtrak to add baggage cars to its passenger trains that would be capable of carrying bicycles.U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sens. Betty Little of Warren County and Brad Hoylman of Manhattan say such a move would get more visitors and tourism Read more »
Cuomo backs project to bolster South Shore
100 percent federal funding.Since then, and most recently in an open letter to the Army Corps and state DEC earlier this month, Schumer, fellow New York Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) pressed both the state and the Army Read more »
Schumer's daughter could get White House chief of staff job
to Jason Furman, nominated Monday to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisers.If the Senate confirms Furman, Jessica Schumer, 28, is expected to be promoted to a post working with the top tier of economic advisers to President Barack Obama.Two years Read more »
Schumer: Interjet, FlyA inquire about MacArthur
commercial flights since 2007 because of several economic and industry factors. The figure was noted in a news release and in Schumer's letter to Thomas Winkowski, acting commissioner of Customs and Border Protection."The loss of flights is particularly devastating Read more »
LI lawmakers react to NSA surveillance
week, even though they have allowed the terrorist surveillance program to continue since 2001.Democratic New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and three of Long Island's Democratic representatives said they were not aware of how many Americans Read more »
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Schumer Announces Over $6 Million In Federal Funds For Department Of Environmental Conservation After Superstorm Sandy
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Gomez Would Help GOP More Than Amnesty
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Can you trust the cruise lines’ new passenger ‘bill of rights’?
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