Schumer completes tour of all NY counties despite virus

Schumer completes tour of all NY counties despite virus
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer was in Lewis County Monday. (Source: WWNY)

 ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer has managed to visit each of New York’s 62 counties this year even amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s the 22nd year in a row the Democrat has done so. Schumer was in Lewis County on Monday.

In light of the pandemic, he opted for one-on-one meetings instead of meeting with large groups.

Congress has failed for months to pass another round of COVID-19 relief aid, which could include an extension of emergency unemployment assistance and forgivable loans to small businesses.

Schumer said he’s “working hard” to pass a bipartisan bill before the Senate adjourns in December.

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