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U.S. Senator from the State of New York

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Chuck Schumer: U.S. Senator from the State of New York
Charles Ellis Schumer is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998. A member of the Democratic Party, he has also served as the Senate Minority Leader since 2017. He first defeated three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato before being reelected in 2004 with 71 percent of the vote, in 2010 with 66 percent of the vote, and in 2016 with 70 percent of the vote. He is the current dean of New York's congressional delegation.


U.S. Democrats Pelosi, Schumer call agreement with Turkey to pause Syria assault a 'sham'

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday called an agreement between the United States and Turkey on a pause in Ankara's offensive in northeastern Syria a..
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Protesters in NY call for 'No Fly Zone' in Syria

Protesters in New York are calling on Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to push for a 'No Fly Zone' in norther Syria, after President Donald Trump announced his decision to pull back U.S...
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Videos for Chuck Schumer

Eugene Scalia Approved By Senate For Labor Secretary [Video]Eugene Scalia Approved By Senate For Labor Secretary

The Senate approved Eugene Scalia for Labor Secretary in a vote 53-44. According to Politico, Scalia is the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Eugene was chosen by President Donald..

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Schumer says Ukraine call transcript "damaging" [Video]Schumer says Ukraine call transcript "damaging"

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer said Wednesday the contents of the document on the call between President Trump and Ukraine's president was "far more damaging" than he'd expected. He added that he..

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Schumer calls on Congress to get whistleblower complaint [Video]Schumer calls on Congress to get whistleblower complaint

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on the Senate floor Tuesday said he would call on the Senate later today to start the process to get the whistleblower complaint to be provided to the Senate and..

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Schumer demands IG report on whistleblower to Congress [Video]Schumer demands IG report on whistleblower to Congress

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer called on all Republicans to endorse a resoluation calling for the whistleblower report to be immediately transmitted to the Congress. Rough Cut (no reporter..

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Chuck Schumer Writes Letter To Mitch McConnell [Video]Chuck Schumer Writes Letter To Mitch McConnell

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer outlined a plan for how he wants Republicans to investigate a whistleblower complaint. According to CNN, Schumer sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch..

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Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress [Video]Hong Kong activists seek support in U.S. Congress

Hong Kong singer and activist Denise Ho will testify with Joshua Wong and other activists in Washington on Tuesday to call on U.S. lawmakers and businesses to criticize Beijing's actions in Hong Kong...

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Top Democrats press Trump on gun control [Video]Top Democrats press Trump on gun control

U.S. Democratic leaders told President Donald Trump on Sunday (September 15) that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will not get the job..

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Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks [Video]Democrats To Trump: Gun Bill Must Include Background Checks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Democrats in Congress told Republican President Donald Trump on Sunday that any gun control legislation that falls short of universal background checks for gun sales “will..

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Hong Kong protesters march to U.S. Consulate, call on Trump to "liberate" city [Video]Hong Kong protesters march to U.S. Consulate, call on Trump to "liberate" city

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters on Sunday (September 8) sang the Star Spangled Banner and called on U.S. President Donald Trump to "liberate" the Chinese-ruled city, the latest in a series of..

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Schumer calls for Senate intelligence panel to probe Trump's handling of Ukraine

The U.S. Senate intelligence panel should probe President Donald Trump's handling of Ukraine, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer told reporters on Wednesday following the release of a memo..
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Schumer to Trump on whistleblower: We need the complaint

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump's recent promise to release the transcript of a phone call believed to be at the heart of a whistleblower..
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Senate Democratic leader calls on Republicans to subpoena Trump whistleblower complaint

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called on Senate Republicans to issue a subpoena for a whistleblower complaint from an unidentified U.S. government official and demand a..
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Chuck Schumer said Democrats don't agree with Beto O'Rourke on gun buybacks. Some do.

Chuck Schumer said "I don't know of any other Democrat who agrees with Beto O'Rourke." Some 2020 Dems do support mandatory gun buybacks.
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Trump talks with Democratic leaders as pressure mounts for gun control legislation

Schumer and Pelosi said they told Trump that any gun control package that did not include universal background checks would "not get the job done."
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Schumer and Pelosi, Talking to Trump on Guns, Try to Sweeten the Deal

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer offered to attend a “historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden” as part of their pressure for the president to back a House-passed bill.
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Democrats make case for vote on gun background check bill

The press conference comes on the same day Pelosi and Schumer sent a letter to Donald Trump about gun control legislation
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Pelosi and Schumer, in Push for Gun Safety Legislation, Urge Trump to Defy N.R.A.

In a letter, the top two Democrats in Congress called on the president to expand background checks to nearly all gun buyers.
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Senate Democratic leader urges Israel to reverse ban on lawmakers' visit

Israeli officials should reverse their decision to block a visit by two U.S. Democratic lawmakers -- Representatives Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar -- who have been critical of the country, U.S. Senate..
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Schumer says border wall money should be used to fight gun violence

The Senate minority leader will make a formal request to redirect money that would be used to build a border wall
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Mayors push Senate leaders to return to Washington to act on guns

In a letter to McConnell and Schumer, the mayors wrote, "Quick passage of these bills is a critical step to reducing gun violence
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Chuck Schumer and Peter King call on Congress to pass background check legislation

Senate Minority Leader Schumer, a Democrat, and Rep. Peter King, a Republican, urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring background check legislation to the floor. The bill passed in the..
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Schumer calls on McConnell to hold emergency session on guns

"One awful event after another," Schumer said in a statement on the violent weekend in America
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Chuck Schumer: John Ratcliffe nominated as DNI chief because of ‘blind loyalty’ to Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is clearly not going to vote to confirm Rep. John Ratcliffe to be the next Director of National Intelligence.
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"Old" FaceApp photos raise security concerns about the Russia-based viral app

Viral app FaceApp is made in Russia, raising concerns about security from the DNC, and calls for investigation by Chuck Schumer.
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Lawmakers call for investigation into viral FaceApp

Senator Chuck Schumer has called for the FBI to investigate the Russian-owned FaceApp for potential privacy or security risks. CBS News' Lisa Mateo reports on the viral app, and CNET senior producer..
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DNC tells 2020 presidential candidates to stop using FaceApp as Schumer calls for investigation

Schumer asked the FBI to determine whether the data uploaded to FaceApp "may be finding its way into the hands of the Russian government."
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Top Democrat urges FBI to investigate "troubling" FaceApp

Schumer suggested that the Russian-developed app could be the latest wave of Russia's counterintelligence campaign against the U.S.
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'Poison of America': Bill on slavery reparations gains backing from Sen. Chuck Schumer

Sen. Charles Schumer said Tuesday he will support a bill proposed by Sen. Cory Booker in the Senate to set up a commission to study reparations.
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Schumer announces support for bill on reparations

The legislation would create a commission to study implementing reparations for the descendants of slaves
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Megan Rapinoe accepts invitation for U.S. World Cup champs to visit Congress

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer says Megan Rapinoe has accepted an invite for the World Cup champions to visit Congress.
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Dem show faces of those hurt if ACA is overturned

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi came to the Capitol steps to show the faces of Americans who would be hurt if the Trump administration and Republicans succeed in..
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Schumer calls for Labor Sec to resign over Epstein

Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and a growing list of Democrats say Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta should resign for his role in a 2008 plea deal that let Jeffrey Epstein escape prison time for..
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Schumer wants ATF to investigate Dominican Republic deaths

The ATF investigates firearms-related crimes but is also charged with regulating alcohol and tobacco
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This is why Chuck Schumer was raising the roof after a White House meeting on Iran

Moments after exiting a meeting at the White House to discuss an attack on a U.S. drone from Iran, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was seen raising the roof while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi..
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Schumer outlines plan to improve election security

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer discussed Senate Democrats' plans to improve election security as the 2020 presidential campaign ramps up.
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Schumer addresses U.S. election security in wake of Trump comments

Democrats have emphasized election security after President Trump said last week he would accept election help from foreign actors
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'This is a lie': Schumer bashes Trump for claim about Puerto Rico and disaster aid

Trump on Thursday signed the $19.1 billion bipartisan disaster assistance bill, which also includes about $1.4 billion in assistance for Puerto Rico.
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'Clearly confused': Dems call out Trump after he wrongly says Senate vote still needed on aid bill

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted that the president was "clearly confused."
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Chuck Schumer says U.S. needs to get "Johnny on the pony" to stop Russian interference in elections

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, called on President Trump and Senate Republicans to provide funding to local election authorities to protect against foreign interference. The Senate's..
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1/9/17: Red and Blue

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is agreeing with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer who said, "we have no real chance" to vet President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet nominees; Ahead of President..
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Donald Trump, put on your billionaire britches and act like a president

Who's afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By walking out on House speaker and Sen. Schumer, the 'leader' of the free world looks weak and outmatched: Our view
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Trump storms out of infrastructure talks as Congressional investigations advance

President Trump is lashing out at Democrats as their investigations continue. He stormed out of a meeting on infrastructure with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and there..
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Trump explodes after Pelosi's "coverup" claim, cuts off meeting with Democrats

President Trump says congressional Democrats should stop investigating his presidency. He abruptly cut off a White House meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck..
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Pelosi, Schumer slam Trump's "excuse" for bailing on infrastructure

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer slammed the president for cutting a White House meeting on infrastructure short, citing ongoing investigations into his administration. CBS News' Nancy..
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Trump cuts infrastructure meeting short over "cover-up" comment

President Trump addressed reporters Wednesday after speaking briefly at the White House with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Mr. Trump suggested he would not negotiate an..
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Trump Blows Up After Meeting With Pelosi and Schumer

After Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of a “cover-up,” the president said he would not work with Democrats until they stopped their “phony investigations.”
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Trump wants Mexico-Canada trade deal approved before Democrats, White House turn to infrastructure

President Donald Trump sent Pelosi and Schumer a letter saying he wants two should come to a Wednesday meeting with infrastructure priorities.
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'If I may have your attention': Pelosi calls Trump, Schumer 'kids' to get a word in on infrastructure

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared to be the mom in the room Tuesday when Congressional Democrats met with the president at the White House to discuss a fix for the nation's crumbling..
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Schumer says Dems, Trump agree on $2 trillion for infrastructure

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said President Trump and Democratic leaders agreed on the cost of an infrastructure plan totaling $2 trillion over 25 years, with no indication how it will be paid..
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Schumer says Dems can investigate Trump and work on infrastructure at same time

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says that Democrats can continue their efforts at oversight of the Trump administration while working on a comprehensive plan for infrastructure, saying the two..
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Schumer calls for release of Mueller report

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer is trying to pass a resolution urging the public release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report. (March 26)
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Democrats Pelosi, Schumer say full Mueller report should be made public

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday that the full report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian election interference..
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Chuck Schumer: No White House 'sneak preview' of Mueller report

Senate Minority leader, Senator Chuck Schumer says it's "imperative" to make the full report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller public. The top Senate Democrat says "the American people have a right..
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Sen. Chuck Schumer calls for Mueller report to be made public

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York said public pressure will force Attorney General William Barr to release special counsel Robert Mueller's final report of his Russia investigation. CBSN..
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Schumer lauds Republicans for votes against Trump

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer applauded Republicans Thursday for a string of votes that he said amount to rare rebukes of President Donald Trump by his own party. (March 14)
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