Chuck Schumer uses NYC damage from Ida to push big spending bills

Chuck Schumer uses NYC damage from Ida to push big spending bills


Sen. Chuck Schumer used an appearance Sunday at one of the Manhattan subway stations inundated by flash-flooding from Hurricane Ida to stump for President Biden’s massive spending plans.

Speaking outside the West 28th Street station on Seventh Avenue in Chelsea, the Democratic Senate majority leader said that both the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and $3.5 trillion Dem spending plan would help cities such as New York better prepare for flood events, including the one that killed dozens across the region Thursday.

“If you want any evidence that global warming is upon us and  more strongly than ever before, just look at what’s going on. Hurricanes in the south and the northeast, forest fires across the west,” Schumer said.

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“That’s why we need big, bold action to protect us from future storms and prevent future storms from coming,” he said. “The two bills that we have before us in Congress are a one-two punch.”

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