This is playing with fire. And I would urge both sides to take the threat of not renewing the debt ceiling off the tableHill leaders spin federal budget deal Apr 10, 2011
The bottom line is this: The Supreme Court has just pre-determined the winners of next November's electionsUnder the U.S. Supreme Court: Ending one rodeo of a term Jul 04, 2010
What we're trying to do first is make sure everything we do is within the constitutional mandate set by the courtCampaign funding disclosure bill in works Apr 13, 2010
It is a no-brainer that stimulus funds should only go to projects that create jobs in the United States, rather than overseasDems say stimulus aids overseas companies Mar 03, 2010
It was focus on jobs, the economy, helping the middle class stretch its paycheck. Our answer today: We heard youEconomic Outlook: Across the aisle Mar 18, 2010
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.