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Chuck Schumer

Schumer Supports Small Breweries

At Ommegang, Schumer

Supports Beer Tax Cuts

Paying a visit to Brewery Ommegang this afternoon, New York Senator and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced that he was joining a bipartisan effort to lower taxes for breweries across the nation, including smaller breweries like Brewery Ommegang. “Small breweries throughout the Southern Tier, like Brewery Ommegang, not only brew great beer, they also pour jobs into the community,” said Senator Schumer. “By cutting taxes for breweries and increasing the number of federal inspectors to approve basic things like new beer labels, we can help breweries like Brewery Ommegang buy new equipment, hire more employees, and truly allow them capitalize on the growing craft beer culture in the Southern Tier.” After speaking, Schumer toured the brewery’s new $2 million renovations, and enjoyed a beer at the bar. (Parker Fish/AllOTSEGO.com)
Senator Schumer In Oneonta, Touring Market Street Sites

Senator Schumer In Oneonta,

Touring Market Street Sites

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is in Oneonta at this hour, about to tour sites of the prospective Upper Susquehanna Agricultural Center and entertainment district planned at Market and Chestnut streets, around Foothills Performing Arts Center. Here, Schumer makes preliminary remarks at Otsego Now's headquarters on the fifth floor of 189 Main. At right are Mayor Gary Herzig, county Board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, and Otsego Now President Sandy Mathes. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is in Oneonta at this hour, about to tour sites of the prospective Upper Susquehanna Agricultural Center and the entertainment district planned at Market and Chestnut streets, around Foothills Performing Arts Center. Here, Schumer makes preliminary remarks at Otsego Now’s headquarters on the fifth floor of 189 Main. At right are Mayor Gary Herzig, county Board Chair Kathy Clark, R-Otego, and Otsego Now President Sandy Mathes. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)
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