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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday.
Chuck Schumer says chemical found in yoga mats doesn't belong in McDonald's buns

Chuck Schumer says chemical found in yoga mats doesn't belong in McDonald's buns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Sen. Chuck Schumer calls on FDA to ban azodicarbonamide, a chemical found in yoga mats, rubber shoes and McDonald's hamburger buns.
Brooks Hays
Cyber threats, inadequate safeguards pose problem for financial regulators

Cyber threats, inadequate safeguards pose problem for financial regulators

Senate oversight hearing on financial regulations reveals challenges caused by cyber threats and Volcker Rule.
By Vesko Cholakov and Jessica Floum

Schumer seeks to fine robocallers $20,000 a call

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a bill he introduced would increase penalties for nuisance telemarketing robocalls to $20,000 a call and up to 10 years in prison.

GOP leaders call for legal status, no 'path to citizenship'

CAMBRIDGE, Md., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. House Republican leaders Thursday endorsed granting legal status but "no special path to citizenship" for undocumented immigrants.
Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

Senate vote on emergency jobless benefits bill moved to Tuesday

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Monday postponed a vote on extending emergency unemployment benefits to Tuesday as the long-term jobless face a tough labor market.
The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

The Issue: Obamacare -- what deadline?

With the first of the year just days off, the full impact of healthcare reform is poised to kick in but whether it will achieve U.S. President Barack Obama's vision of affordable protection for all still is an open question.
MARCELLA S. KREITER, United Press International
Lawsuits filed over Target data breach

Lawsuits filed over Target data breach

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Two lawsuits have been filed in Minnesota against retailer Target for failing to keep customer data safe from hackers, court paper say.

Coburn: Republicans should take more positive approach to healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Republicans should talk about how they would change the U.S. healthcare system instead of demanding the repeal of Obamacare, Sen. Tom Coburn said Sunday.
White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

White House vows to veto Iran sanctions bill

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The White House vowed to veto a bipartisan Senate bill that would impose new sanctions on Iran if it violates an interim deal to curb its nuclear program.

Senate panel chief likely to hold off on Iran sanctions

WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A key Senate panel will likely "pause" Iran sanctions action, its head said, as Secretary of State John Kerry was to brief senators on the interim nuclear deal.
Passenger who survived New York City train crash to sue railroad

Passenger who survived New York City train crash to sue railroad

NEW YORK, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- A surviving passenger on the New York City train that derailed Sunday, killing four, intends to sue the railroad, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Obama says 'clear-eyed diplomacy' led to pact on Iran's nuke program

Obama says 'clear-eyed diplomacy' led to pact on Iran's nuke program

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama called the agreement between Iran and Western leaders over Iran's nuclear program the result of "clear-eyed diplomacy" with a U.S. adversary.
Senate puts off Iran sanctions vote as nuclear talks start

Senate puts off Iran sanctions vote as nuclear talks start

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate will put off a vote on new Iranian sanctions that could derail nuclear talks, senators said, as a crucial round of talks was to begin Wednesday.
Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016

Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016

DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., endorsed former Secretary of States Hillary Clinton for president at the Iowa Democratic Party's Jefferson Jackson dinner.
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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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