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As a lifelong Yankee fan
One time when I needed help dealing with the federal government, I called Schumer's office. They were incredibly helpful and basically expedited a process that would've taken 6 months to a few weeks. I later learned that its one of his points of pride to have a well-staffed office for this sort of thing. I can tell you it earned a lifetime vote from this Republican. I urge any New Yorker here who has an issue with the federal government to at least try his office; it can't hurt.
I wrote him a letter once I was a Boy Scout and he (or his staff) responded swiftly.
“Foreign baseball players apply for something called a P-visa and the whole process can take up to a month; but with pitchers and catchers reporting on February 14th, it was very possible he wasn’t going to make it. So I made sure we had someone go to the mailroom at USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), pull his application and get it processed quickly - something I have done in the past for the Mets as well, when they had a similar issue with Jose Reyes.”
I can tell you it earned a lifetime vote from this Republican. I urge any New Yorker here who has an issue with the federal government to at least try his office; it can't hurt.
In the wake of the deadly [11 passengers dead, 70 injured] Staten Island Ferry crash last week, Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Charles Schumer – who frequently call for government investigations into all sorts of matters – have said little of substance about the accident.
Political observers in Washington note that could be because Schumer is in a delicate position since his wife, Iris Weinshall, is commissioner of the city Department of Transportation, which oversees the ferries.
Clinton may also be reluctant to put any heat on an agency headed by her senior colleague’s wife, observers say.
Both Schumer and Clinton have offered condolences to the victims’ families and are working to secure money to rebuild the ferry and terminal – but haven’t pressed a host of other issues related to the accident, such as licensing requirements, government oversight, pilot training and inspections.
By contrast, Clinton and Schumer are often first out of the gate issuing critical statements about a variety of matters.
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