NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo targets bus companies

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The closure will remove about 100 unsafe buses from the road, the Cuomo administration said. The news quickly received the support of New York Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerOPINION | How Democrats stole the nation's lower federal courts OPINION | Hey Dems, Russia won't define 2018, so why not fix your party's problems instead? Lawmakers send McCain well wishes after cancer diagnosis MORE (D), who has called for bus companies to display their safety ratings on their vehicles like restaurants currently do.

"Recent NYS bus accidents are a call to action, am working on fed steps," Schumer said in a posting on his Twitter stream Tuesday.

After a series of crashes in the Northeast this spring led to more than 20 deaths, other members of Congress have been pushing for legislation to increase bus safety. Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod BrownGOP Senate candidate attacks Anti-Defamation League for ‘witchhunt' on far right Senate Banking leaders introduce flood insurance bill Major progressive group endorses Martha McSally challenger MORE (D-Ohio) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) have filed a bill to require seat belts and stronger windows on buses.

Both chambers have held hearings on bus safety recently.