Sen. Schumer Visits Jamestown, National Comedy Center Legislation Weeks Away

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer visited the National Comedy Center with hopes that it would receive national recognition within two weeks. The legislation is included in the 2019 Lands Package and passed initial voting in the Senate on Thursday. P-J photo by Jordan Patterson

U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer visited the National Comedy Center confident the comedic monument will receive national recognition within two weeks.

“The official designation of the Jamestown comedy center as the national comedy center of the United States is about to happen,” Schumer said.

Inside the lobby of the comedy center, Schumer announced that the current legislation included in the 2019 Lands Package is facing little resistance.

Schumer cited “zero problems” for the legislation to be passed into law.

Schumer complimented Congressman Tom Reed’s efforts to pass similar legislation in the House of Representatives last year. The legislation giving the National Comedy Center national recognition passed initial voting in the Senate on Thursday. Schumer said additional approval is anticipated in the Senate on Monday.

It’s Schumer’s understanding that the legislation will be approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Donald Trump within “two weeks and there’s nothing standing in the way,” he said.

Joined by Journey Gunderson, National Comedy Center executive director; Sam Teresi, mayor; and George Borrello, county executive, Schumer said the opening of the comedy center was “more successful” than originally anticipated.

“I love comedy,” Schumer said inside the comedic hub he was about to tour with hopes that in two short weeks it would receive national sponsorship.

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