We have learned in the past when we go in militarily there are all kinds of other types of consequencesSen. Schumer: Libya no-fly more likely Mar 13, 2011
And I was shocked to learn there were no openly gay male judges on the entire federal benchSenate hearing for gay judicial nominee Mar 16, 2011
You expect you probably will add people as a result of what you've foundHolder: New names likely for watch list May 04, 2011
It's time for the administration to use the tools Congress has provided and choke off (Tehran's) money spigotU.S. lawmakers to target Iran's bank Aug 08, 2011
But when they even stall common-sense measures like continuing the payroll tax cut for the middle class, it's clear Republicans are still putting politics ahead of our economic recoveryCantor unveils jobs plan big on regulation cuts Aug 29, 2011
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.