Get exclusive access to content from our 1768 First Edition with your subscription. [212], Schumer conceded his actions may have caused some depositors to withdraw their money prematurely, but suggested that "if OTS had done its job as regulator and not let IndyMac's poor and loose lending practices continue, we wouldn't be where we are today. In an interview on CBS News's Face the Nation, Schumer said that Gonzales "doesn't accept or doesn't understand that he is no longer just the president's lawyer". He served as Vice Chairman of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate from 2007 to 2017[1] and was chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee from 2011 to 2017. Charles Ellis Schumer (/ ˈʃuːmər /; born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as the senior United States senator from New York, a seat to which he was first elected in 1998. In a letter to congressional colleagues, Schumer additionally claims Democrats won “$1 billion for the Indian Health Service,” but that number was included in Monday’s bill. [268] Weinshall was New York City's commissioner of transportation, from 2000 to 2007. Updates? For these efforts, Field and Stream magazine honored Schumer in its "Hero Awards" in 2008. In 1980 Schumer married Iris Weinshall, and the couple later had two children. If you disagree with a politician, organize your fellow citizens to action and vote them out of office. Senate majority leader Bill Frist subsequently asked for a quorum call that effectively gnarled proceedings, Schumer afterward opining that the Democrats had "bent over backwards to try and accommodate the Republican schedule" and this meant Republicans did not want a vote at all. [119][120] The village was declared both a state and federal disaster site.[119][120]. In his floor speech, Schumer said, "If this nominee cannot earn 60 votes — a bar met by each of President Obama's nominees and George Bush's last two nominees — the answer isn't to change the rules. Supporters of gun control legislation, however, give him much of the credit for passage of both the Assault Weapons Ban and the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act. [32] Benjamin publicly accused GOP chairman Sandy Treadwell and governor George Pataki of trying to muscle him out of the Senate race and undermine the democratic process. "[128], Since 2010, the securities and investment industry has been the largest donor to Schumer's senatorial campaigns. [216], On October 18, 2008, The Wall Street Journal published an article suggesting that Schumer's letter may have been prompted by an investment company's interest in IndyMac. Schumer’s letter says the newest negotiations gained “$17 billion for SBA to cover 6 months of payments for small businesses with existing SBA loans … $10 billion for SBA emergency grants of up to $10,000 to provide immediate relief for small business operating costs,” and makes “rent, mortgage and utility costs eligible for SBA loan forgiveness”— all provisions that were in earlier drafts. [177] Later that month he introduced legislation to limit executive action on Russian sanctions. [51][52][53][54] Schumer frequently schedules media appearances on Sundays on both legislative and non-legislative matters. "[92] After meeting with Kavanaugh, Schumer stated that he had asked him if he believed Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood were properly decided and that the nominee had not responded and the lack of an answer "should send shivers down the spine of any American who believes in reproductive freedom for women." 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Wade was 'correctly decided, "Schumer: Kavanaugh hearing should be delayed after Cohen plea deal", "Chief Justice John Roberts rebukes Chuck Schumer for comments about Kavanaugh and Gorsuch", "Graham opposes censuring Schumer over Supreme Court quote, worries it could lead to censure of Trump", "SCHUMER: FCC VOTE TO END NET NEUTRALITY – ALLOWING ACCESS TO THE WEB TO BE BLOCKED OR SLOWED FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS -- SIMPLY CANNOT STAND; REPEAL OF NET NEUTRALITY WILL TURN INTERNET INTO A TOLL ROAD, WHERE ONLY THE HIGHEST PAYING CUSTOMERS WILL RULE; SENATOR PUSHES PLAN TO OVERTURN DECISION WITH A MAJORITY VOTE BY CONGRESS", "Senate Democrats Close to Majority on Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Rules", "Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality' rules", "Schumer blames congressional GOP for net neutrality repeal", "U.S. Senate: Committee Assignments of the 115th Congress", "OnTheIssuesLogo Charles Schumer on Abortion", "Opinion | Chuck Schumer: Our Rights Hang in the Balance", "U.S. "[79] In May, after the White House invited two Republicans and no Democrats to a briefing by Department of Justice officials on an FBI informant that made contact with the Trump campaign,[80] Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI director Wray calling for "a bipartisan Gang of Eight briefing that involves congressional leadership from both chambers. [83], In October 2005, Schumer stated that Bush Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers "would not get a majority either in the Judiciary Committee or the floor" and that her confirmation hearings would cause her to gather either support or opposition in a way that had not been seen by another other prior nominee in recent memory. There’s a $3 billion difference here, nowhere near $55 billion– and on Capitol Hill there is unanimous agreement that aid is needed now and in incredible amounts. [139], In July 2017, Schumer voted in favor of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act that grouped together sanctions against Iran, Russia, and North Korea. At a private dinner with gay leaders on March 22, 2009, Schumer said he not only currently supported same-sex marriage, but also backed a full reversal of DOMA. While chairman in 2006, staffers of the committee obtained a copy of Maryland's 2006 Republican senate candidate Michael Steele's credit report. He happens to be the one in the leadership position of the Democratic Party, even though I can't think of anything significant that he has done. [123], In June 2018, Schumer delivered a Senate floor speech decrying a call by Congresswoman Maxine Waters to harass members of the Trump administration as protest of the administration's policies: "I strongly disagree with those who advocate harassing folks if they don't agree with you. Many New York Republicans were dismayed by the selection of Mills over the conservative Michael Benjamin, who held significant advantages over Mills in both fundraising and organization. “We didn’t want to put corporations first. [112] Schumer is also seeking a ban on the use of cadmium, a carcinogen known to impair brain development in children, in toys and children's jewelry. [192] After the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showed the American Health Care Act would cause millions of Americans to lose health coverage, Schumer said, "Republicans in Washington and the president should read this report cover to cover, throw their bill in the trash can and begin working with Democrats on a real plan to lower costs for the American people. "[237], In June 2011, the senator and colleague Joe Manchin (D-WV) sought a crackdown on Bitcoin currency, saying it facilitated illegal drug trade transactions. [239], Schumer is a sponsor of S. 968, the controversial PROTECT IP Act which would restrict access to web sites judged to be infringing copyrights. That year he also successfully ran for the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served from 1981 to 1999. "[171], In a June 3, 2008, op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, Schumer wrote that cooperative economic sanctions from the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China could topple Iran's theocratic government. “This is the art of coming together. While the additional $150 billion to states and tribes might be the biggest change in the two versions, the previous bill included $10 billion in block grants to states as well as $242 billion for states and local governments (which has been retained), plus the same amounts for education, transit and disaster relief funding. [74], In November 2001, Schumer joined fellow New York senator Hillary Clinton to call for legislation encouraging the Federal Bureau of Investigation to share information on terrorism with local and state police by removing legal barriers to such cooperation, citing reports by New York mayor Rudy Giuliani that federal authorities did not tell city police what they were aware of. 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He backed his position, saying: "States like Arizona and Alabama will no longer be able to get away with saying they are simply 'helping the federal government' to enforce the law when they are really writing their own laws and knowingly deploying untrained officers with a mission of arresting anyone and everyone who might fit the preconceived profile of an illegal immigrant. [241][242] Some demonstrators complained that the bill had originated with wealthy campaign contributors who would reward legislators for passing the bill. Even House Freedom Caucus members are talking about how we need more robust unemployment coverage.”, “We are already behind,” McCarthy agreed in a Wednesday press release. "[180], Schumer spearheaded a non-binding resolution in July 2018 "warning President Trump not to let the Russian government question diplomats and other officials". Schumer’s letter says the newest negotiations gained “$17 billion for SBA to cover 6 months of payments for small businesses with existing SBA loans … $10 billion for SBA emergency grants of up to $10,000 to provide immediate relief for small business operating costs,” and makes “rent, mortgage and utility costs eligible for SBA loan forgiveness”— all provisions that were in earlier drafts. [117][118], In 2014, Schumer was recognized for helping to achieve the award of $700,000 in compensation monies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Gowanda, New York as a result of the devastating flood that occurred there in 2009.

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