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Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer is the senior United States Senator from New York and a member of the Democratic Party. First elected in 1998, he defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato by a margin of 55%–44%. He was easily re-elected in 2004 by a margin of 71%–24% and in 2010 by a margin of 66%–33%.
Before his election to the U.S. Senate, Schumer served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999. He represented New York's 16th congressional district, which was later redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and to the 9th congressional district in 1993. A native of Brooklyn and graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly, serving from 1975 to 1980.
Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, in which post he oversaw a total of 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections. Elected Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate, in 2006, he is the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Schumer 'very hopeful' a cut in highway aid can be averted
2014-07-07
Chuck Schumer said Monday he's very hopeful Senate and House lawmakers can reach a bipartisan agreement this month to come up with the $8.1 billion needed to keep the federal Highway Trust Fund solvent through the end of the year. “Obviously there's ...
(The Journal News / Lohud.com)
  1. Dems urge transportation funding patch
  2. Senate Dems: Highway Crisis Similar To Government Shutdown
  3. Senate Democrats Invoke Specter of 'Shutdown' in Highway Funding Fight

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Which way will Chuck Schumer jump after the midterms: Senate Banking or ...
2014-07-05
As odds rise that Republicans will seize control of the U.S. Senate, there's speculation over Sen. Chuck Schumer's future in the Democratic leadership, which could see major shakeups if relegated to minority status. His industry allies hope he will ...
(Washington Examiner)
  1. Schumer Plans to 'Pressure' House to Save Export-Import Bank

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Schumer: Sing Sing museum 'has my unwavering support'
2014-07-01
Chuck Schumer vowed Tuesday to "look everywhere to get federal money" to help build a long-discussed museum at Sing Sing Correctional Facility, saying it could be "the Alcatraz of the East." Reviving a plan first pitched in 2005, Schumer said the ...
(The Journal News / Lohud.com)
  1. Schumer joins effort to create Sing Sing Prison museum
  2. Sing Sing - Alcatraz on the Hudson

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E-cigarette refills need child-proof caps: Sen. Chuck Schumer
2014-06-30
Citing a rising number of calls to poison control centers related to liquid nicotine, Sen. Chuck Schumer on Sunday called on the federal government to require child-proof caps on containers used to refill e-cigarettes. Poison control centers in New ...
(New York Daily News)
  1. Schumer Pressures FDA On E-Cig Regulations
  2. Sen. Schumer Proposes Regulations For Liquid E-Cigarette Containers
  3. Schumer wants to child-proof e-cigarette liquid

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, Timothy Cardinal Dolan push Congress to pass bill for ...
2014-06-28
The House needs to make room for immigrants, New York's senior senator said Friday. With Timothy Cardinal Dolan at his side, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called on Congress to take up a bipartisan immigration bill that's languished for a year. The bill ...
(New York Daily News)
  1. Cardinal Dolan, Schumer push for immigration bill
  2. Schumer, Dolan Urge Passage of National Immigration Reform
  3. Why Did the Senate Amnesty/Immigration-Surge Bill Fail?

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Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ...
2014-06-27
At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party's power has already “peaked ...
(CBS Local)
  1. One Year After Immigration Reform Passed the Senate, It's Still Stalled Out
  2. SPOTLIGHT: Immigration reform's chances said all gone
  3. House Republicans: It's now or never

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Capital Journal Breakfast Video: Chuck Schumer Warns GOP on Immigration
2014-06-26
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), at the Wall Street Journal's Capital Journal breakfast in Washington, said the Republicans are in danger of losing the House and the presidency in 2016 unless they move on immigration.
(Wall Street Journal (blog))
  1. VIDEO: Senators Schumer and McCain Disagree on Ex-Im Bank

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Sen. Chuck Schumer fears World Cup fans will return home from Brazil with ...
2014-06-23
Sen. Chuck Schumer is worried that the World Cup will really go viral. The New York Democrat said Sunday he feared the Chikungunya virus, which is carried by mosquitoes, could spread as soccer fans return from Brazil to their home countries. Schumer ...
(New York Daily News)
  1. Chuck Schumer fears World Cup goers will bring back virus
  2. Schumer requests US health alert for chikangunya virus
  3. Senator Fears Virus Will Spread After World Cup

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Sen. Chuck Schumer raises concerns over travelers to Brazil for the World Cup ...
2014-06-22
View comments. New York Senator Chuck Schumer is asking the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a health alert nationwide on Sunday regarding an illness carried by mosquitoes in Brazil, where this year's World Cup is being played.
(Daily Mail)
  1. Schumer Concerned World Cup Fans Returning To US Might Bring Back ...
  2. Schumer requests US health alert for virus

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