I'm sure the civil libertarians will object to some kind of biometric card -- although ... there'll be all kinds of protections -- but we're going to have to do it. It's the only wayObama, lawmakers discuss immigration Jun 25, 2009
There have been enough warning signs about the dangers of this chemical that we cannot wait to actU.S. Senate looks at ban on bisphenol A May 01, 2008
A good lawyer will tell you, when the story keeps changing, it's usually because someone has something to hideBush declares support for Gonzales Mar 25, 2007
We have seen that the Chinese government and the Chinese people actually have a convergence with the American people on currencySenators optimistic on currency reforms Mar 24, 2006
Any departure from our legal system this significant should be vetted by CongressDOJ scrambles to defend tribunals Nov 27, 2001
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.