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Reform supporters confident illegal crossings can be stopped

Reform supporters confident illegal crossings can be stopped

SAN DIEGO, May 1 (UPI) -- Supporters of the bipartisan immigration bill the U.S. Senate is debating said they are confident the Border Patrol can stop the flow of illegal immigrants.
Deal reached on gun background checks

Deal reached on gun background checks

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced Wednesday they have agreed on a proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases to all commercial sales.

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Senators near a deal on background checks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is closing in on a deal requiring background checks for all private firearms sales with limited exemptions, officials said.

Senate won't rush immigration bill

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will not rush an immigration bill through and will instead put it through the traditional committee process, Democratic lawmakers say.

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Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

Senators reveal immigration overhaul plan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- A bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators offered a proposal to revamp the country's immigration laws Monday, saying the time is here to begin fixing the system

Obama working on immigration bill

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- President Obama and Senate Democrats will overhaul U.S. immigration in one comprehensive bill instead of a number of Republican-proposed bills, officials said.
Superstorm Sandy devastates New York, New Jersey

Superstorm Sandy devastates New York, New Jersey

As the mammoth storm churned in the Atlantic in the days leading up to Halloween as part hurricane, part Nor'easter, forecasters dubbed it "Frankenstorm."

Capitol Dome repair delayed by party rift?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The chasm between Republican and Democrats in Congress on the U.S. budget could deny money for necessary repairs to the Capitol Dome, officials said.
Senate overcomes partisanship on bills

Senate overcomes partisanship on bills

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- The farm bill is expected to win approval in the U.S. Senate in the latest sign the body may be overcoming partisanship to pass legislation, observers say.

Schumer: Four Loko sale to be prohibited

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The federal government will make products such as Four Loko, Joose and other caffeinated alcoholic beverages prohibited for U.S. sale, a senator says.
Cuomo N.Y. gov; Schumer, Gillibrand win

Cuomo N.Y. gov; Schumer, Gillibrand win

ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Democratic state Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo easily defeated Republican rival Carl P. Paladino to win the New York governor's race.

Obama to sign $600M border security bill

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Thursday sent a $600 million bill adding agents and equipment along the U.S.-Mexican border to U.S. President Barack Obama for his signature.

Obama eyes new push on immigration reform

WASHINGTON, March 5 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama has met with two senators in an attempt to revive an overhaul of U.S. immigration laws, people familiar with the discussions said.
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WAP2001050297 - 05 MAY 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) demands an end to the US military's use of Vieques, Puerto Rico, as a weapons proving ground during a May 5, 2001, press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (born November 23, 1950) 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%.

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 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin.

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