02.16.99

SCHUMER ANNOUNCES PLANS TO VISIT NEW YORK'S 62 COUNTIES IN 1999

With Impeachment Over, Senator Hits the Ground Running

With the completion of the impeachment trial, Senator Charles E. Schumer announced plans to visit each of New York's 62 counties throughout 1999. He will travel through 12 new counties during this week's Senate recess.

"I've found that a lot of people in New York see the Senate as a faraway place that doesn't hear their concerns," said Schumer. "I want to bring the Senate to New Yorkers, and take New York's concerns back to the Senate."

So far in 1999, Schumer has visited Erie, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Niagara, Onondaga, Oneida, Queens, Richmond and Westchester counties and has opened regional offices in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Manhattan. During the next week, Schumer will travel to Albany, Broome, Chautauqua, Chemung, Cortland, Dutchess, Madison, Orange, Rensselaer, Schenectady, Tompkins and Ulster counties.

County visits will include opportunities for New Yorkers to discuss common community goals and interests. From these visits, Schumer hopes to learn the priorities of different communities, which can then be addressed in the United States Senate.

"Every time I travel to a different county, I learn something new that helps me be a better Senator," said Schumer. "I am looking for ideas and solutions to jumpstart Upstate's economy, improve our schools and make our streets safer. I have found the best place to get ideas for improving government is from the people the government represents."

Schumer noted that his visits this year will not be his only statewide travels, "In my old Congressional district, my constituents knew that I was always accessible. This is my way of letting all New Yorkers know my door is always open."


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