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Fed continues to keep low rate as slack persists in economy

Fed continues to keep low rate as slack persists in economy

WASHINGTON, July 16 (UPI) --Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday the Fed will keep interest rates low because significant slack still persists in the labor market.
Lingjiao Mo, Medill News Service
Upton committed to U.S. energy grid security

Upton committed to U.S. energy grid security

WASHINGTON, March 11 (UPI) -- Rep. Fred Upton, chairman of a House energy committee, said he was devoted to protecting the national energy grid from cyber attacks and terrorism.
FERC says sky isn't falling on grid security

FERC says sky isn't falling on grid security

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- John Norris, head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, said vigilance is needed to protect the U.S. electric grid, but cautioned against overreaction.

McFaul: U.S. working with Russia on gay rights and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- The outgoing U.S. envoy to Russia said Sunday the United States is working with Moscow on a range of issues, including gay rights and a nuclear arms treaty.

U.S., Russia argue over shipping yogurt to Sochi for U.S. Olympians

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A shipment of Chobani remained in storage as the United States and Russia argue whether to allow the yogurt to be shipped to U.S. Olympians at the Sochi games.

Illegal immigrants could lose federal health, tax benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Immigrants in the United States illegally face the prospect of losing some federal health and tax benefits through administration and congressional action.
Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

Top Democrat says Republicans should find cuts for jobless benefits

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he's open to finding budget cuts to pay for extending unemployment benefits.

Call to action issued after North Dakota oil train wreck

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said the number of accidents involving rail cars carrying oil means another layer of federal scrutiny may be required.
Saudi Arabia restored as defendant in suit by 9/11 families

Saudi Arabia restored as defendant in suit by 9/11 families

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A New York federal appeals court has restored Saudi Arabia as a defendant in a lawsuit brought by thousands of people affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

Senate Democrats happy with Obama staff changes

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Democratic leaders in the U.S. Senate say the changes in the White House staff this week could help President Obama recover from the healthcare debacle.
Schumer: House vote to extend ban on plastic guns not good enough

Schumer: House vote to extend ban on plastic guns not good enough

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. House has approved a bill that would extend a ban on the manufacture of plastic guns that cannot be detected by security-screening devices.
NTSB official: Commuter train approached curve going 82 mph

NTSB official: Commuter train approached curve going 82 mph

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- The commuter train that derailed in New York and killed four people was going 82 mph when it hit a curve where the speed limit is 30 mph, officials said Monday.
Obama urges Congress to hold off passing more sanctions against Iran

Obama urges Congress to hold off passing more sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- President Obama asked U.S. lawmakers to give diplomacy on Iran's nuclear program a chance, saying Thursday sanctions could be cranked up if diplomacy failed.
Sen. Schumer: Potential plan would reopen government until Jan. 15

Sen. Schumer: Potential plan would reopen government until Jan. 15

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- New York Sen. Charles Schumer said Sunday that he is hopeful that Congress will agree on a deal to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

IMF, World Bank urge end to U.S. government shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- World finance ministers and central bank governors urged the United States to do everything possible to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown.
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Charles Ellis "Chuck" Schumer (pronounced /ˈʃuːmər/, 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% 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 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin. In November 2010, he was also chosen to hold the additional role of chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee starting at the opening of the 112th Congress.

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