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U.S. Democratic Senator from the State of New York, Senate Minority Leader

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Chuck Schumer: U.S. Democratic Senator from the State of New York, Senate Minority Leader
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.

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Senate Dems Unveil Plan for Extension of Federal Unemployment Benefits [Video]

Senate Dems Unveil Plan for Extension of Federal Unemployment Benefits

The plan was proposed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Democratic Senator Ron Wyden on Wednesday.

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Republican police reform bill 'lacks substance' -Schumer [Video]

Republican police reform bill 'lacks substance' -Schumer

Following a Republican police reform bill failing in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the bill "lacked substance."

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'This is just the beginning' -Schumer celebrates DACA ruling [Video]

'This is just the beginning' -Schumer celebrates DACA ruling

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday celebrated outside the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. with others following the court's decision to block President Donald Trump's bid to end a..

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Schumer calls Trump's executive order on policing 'inadequate' [Video]

Schumer calls Trump's executive order on policing 'inadequate'

During a news conference Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer slammed U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order on police reform, calling it 'inadequate."

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Pelosi blasts Trump’s military use in the nation’s capital [Video]

Pelosi blasts Trump’s military use in the nation’s capital

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday said it was "alarming" that military and other federal officers would confront protesters, and wanted a full list of actors involved detailing the chain of..

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Schumer: Trump ordered 'attack' on Americans for 'photo op' [Video]

Schumer: Trump ordered 'attack' on Americans for 'photo op'

In scathing remarks on the Senate floor, Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said President Donald Trump must be "pleased" with himself after he "ordered" U.S. military police to clear..

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New Poll Bad News For AOC [Video]

New Poll Bad News For AOC

A new poll is bad news for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez' senate chances. According to the Washington Examiner AOC's chances of ousting either of New York’s senators are miniscule. The new poll showing..

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Washington, D.C. flags at half-staff to remember COVID-19 victims [Video]

Washington, D.C. flags at half-staff to remember COVID-19 victims

Flags were at half-staff on Friday at the White House, the Capitol and other federal buildings after President Donald Trump made the order to honor the victims of the coronavirus. The flags will be at..

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Trump defends hydroxychloroquine use as others caution against it [Video]

Trump defends hydroxychloroquine use as others caution against it

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday defended his use of a prescription malaria drug to try to ward off the novel coronavirus despite medical warnings, saying it was up to individuals to make their..

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'Astonishingly reckless': Schumer blasts Trump's hydroxychloroquine use [Video]

'Astonishingly reckless': Schumer blasts Trump's hydroxychloroquine use

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday condemned U.S. President Donald Trump for saying he is taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medicine against the virus despite medical warnings..

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Schumer says momentum growing for state aid package

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that momentum is gathering behind efforts to provide federal assistance to state and local governments hit by the coronavirus epidemic, despite..
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U.S.' Pelosi, Schumer welcome deal with funds for small business, hospitals and testing

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer welcomed a bipartisan deal reached on small business loan support, along with money for hospitals and testing, and said the..
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Schumer predicts passage of U.S. coronavirus funding bill

The U.S. Congress moved toward a fourth coronavirus relief bill expected to top $450 billion, as Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said all major provisions were agreed, and that the Trump..
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Schumer says he sees U.S. Senate deal on coronavirus funding bill

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he thinks Republicans and Democrats have agreed on a fourth coronavirus spending bill, and that the Trump administration has also agreed to a..
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Schumer urges Fed's Powell to open loan programs to nonprofits, local governments

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he had urged Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell in a phone call on Monday to open Fed's Main Street Lending program to nonprofits and local..
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Senate Democrats seek $30 billion plan for national coronavirus testing program

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, Chuck Schumer, said on Wednesday, that testing for the fast-spreading and deadly coronavirus is inadequate and that the country should plow $30 billion into a..
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Mnuchin, Congress leaders to hold new talks on next coronavirus aid bill

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressional leaders will hold bipartisan negotiations on a new coronavirus-response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week, Senate..
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U.S. Senate leader hopes to OK more money for small businesses on Thursday

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would work with the chamber's top Democrat Chuck Schumer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to get more funds approved this week for..
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Schumer: help for health system, local governments in coronavirus package

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday the coronavirus legislation deal agreed to in the Senate includes $130 billion for the U.S. health care system and $150 billion to help state..
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U.S. negotiators say have not reached coronavirus stimulus deal, but close to it

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said they had not reached an agreement on Monday on a sweeping coronavirus stimulus deal, but had made progress.
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Progress in U.S. coronavirus economic stimulus talks amid major disagreements: Schumer

Negotiations on a possible $1 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill were moving ahead, but agreement by a deadline at midnight on Friday deal was becoming elusive with several major issues..
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U.S. Democratic leader Schumer says concerned Trump's $1,000 check plan insufficient

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned of an economic recession as the coronavirus spreads through the country and called for a broader cash payment than Trump's push for..
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Democratic leader Schumer criticizes Trump's call for $1,000 checks

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned of an economic recession as the coronavirus spreads through the country and criticized the Trump administration's latest call for issuing..
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Senate Democratic leader urges passage of coronavirus relief bill

The U.S. Senate should pass legislation on Tuesday already backed by the House of Representatives to start providing some economic relief amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, U.S. Senate Democratic..
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U.S. Senator Schumer wants at least $750 bln to combat coronavirus, help economy

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer will propose legislation totaling at least $750 billion to combat the coronavirus outbreak and help the economy, his office said in a statement on Monday. He..
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U.S. Senate awaits House coronavirus bill, Schumer proposes $750 billion more in emergency spending

Even as the U.S. Senate grappled over what to do with a wide-ranging coronavirus economic stimulus bill passed by the House of Representatives, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday urged an..
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Top U.S. Senate Democrat says corporate tax cuts not the way to fight coronavirus

Senator Chuck Schumer, the top Democrat in the U.S. Senate, said on Tuesday more corporate tax cuts were not the way to combat coronavirus and Democrats would seek paid sick leave and emergency..
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Democratic Senator Schumer expresses regret for Supreme Court comments

Chuck Schumer, the top U.S. Senate Democrat, expressed regret on Thursday for remarks he made a day earlier that two Supreme Court justices appointed by President Donald Trump would "pay the price" if..
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Trump calls Schumer comments 'dangerous threat' to Supreme Court

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer's references to two justices during an abortion rally a threat to the Supreme Court and said action must be taken.
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U.S. chief justice slams Schumer for 'dangerous' comment on justices in abortion case

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday issued an unusual rebuke of "dangerous" comments by top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer about two conservative Supreme Court justices appointed by..
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Chief justice condemns Democratic senator Schumer's 'dangerous' comments

U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Wednesday issued an unusual statement criticizing what he called "dangerous" comments made by top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer about two conservative Supreme..
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Senator Schumer says Trump court appointees 'won't know what hit' them

Top U.S. Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer assailed President Donald Trump's two Supreme Court appointees on Wednesday, suggesting that Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch "won't know what hit" them if they..
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U.S. lawmakers hit snag over vaccine costs in bill to battle coronavirus

The U.S. Congress and President Donald Trump neared agreement on Tuesday on legislation to battle the spreading coronavirus with as much as $9 billion, but a dispute over the cost of vaccines held up a..
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U.S. Senate Democrats seeking at least $3.1 bln to battle coronavirus

The U.S. Congress must pass legislation providing at least $3.1 billion in new funding to respond to concerns over the coronavirus, far beyond the Trump administration's request, Senate Democratic..
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Democrat Schumer calls proposal to peruse Bolton manuscript in private 'absurd'

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday rejected a proposal from a couple of Republican senators that lawmakers view a book manuscript produced by a former adviser to President Donald..
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Democrat Schumer: impeachment witness trade involving Hunter Biden "off the table"

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday ruled out a so-called witness trade in which Republicans call witnesses Democrats want in exchange for former Vice President Joe Biden's son..
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U.S. Sen. Schumer says Bidens have "nothing to do" with Trump impeachment charges

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday did not slam the door shut on the possibility of Joe Biden or his son Hunter testifying in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but..
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Senate Democrats will seek to subpoena White House documents in impeachment trial

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said he will seek to amend the resolution coming later on Tuesday that outlines the procedure for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in order to..
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Schumer says believes majority of U.S. Senate backs Iran war powers resolution

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he believed a majority of 51 U.S. senators will approve a war powers resolution to block President Donald Trump from further military action,..
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Top Senate Democrat Schumer says chamber must conduct fair impeachment trial of Trump

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday that the Senate must conduct a fair impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, with relevant witnesses and documents presented.
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Trump does not have authority to go to war with Iran: Schumer

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate said on Friday that President Donald Trump does not have the authority to go to war with Iran without congressional authorization, and said he should have consulted..
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