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Chuck Schumer

Minority Leader, Senator, United States
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Net worth 2018: $900,000
Industry: Other
Country: United States
BirthDay: 23 November 1950
BIOGRAPHY

Chuck Schumer was bornon 23 November 1950 in United States, is Minority Leader, Senator, United States. Chuck Schumer is #74 in Most Powerful People In The World. The Democratic party had a bad year in 2016, but Charles "Chuck" Schumer is coming out on top. The senior United States senator from New York crushed his Republican opponent by more than 40 percentage points to win re-election to a fourth term, and a week later, his party unanimously elected him to the post of Senate minority leader, replacing the retiring Harry Reid. Now Schumer stands as the only check against Republican dominance of congress; he's the green light to compromise in a body where his opponents will hold 52 seats, but need 60 votes to get their legislative agenda done. Brooklyn-born Schumer has served his home city and state in the U.S. Congress since 1981, including eighteen years in the House of Representatives.

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2017

In January 2017 he said “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” in response to those questioning the U

2016

The Senate Democratic caucus elected Schumer minority leader in November 2016

2015

The Charles Schumer-Rob Portman Senate bill of 2015 plans to tax the $2

2014

" Democrats said they intended to use the votes on this bill and the issue of equal pay as political issues in the 2014 midterm elections

2013

The older daughter, Jessica, served as chief of staff and general counsel of the Council of Economic Advisers from May 2013 to August 2015

2012

In March 2012, Schumer and Connecticut senator Richard Blumenthal gained national attention after they called upon Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to investigate practices by employers to require Facebook passwords for employee applicants and workers

2011

In 2011 he was reported to have joined a group of neighbors who live on his street in Park Slope, near Prospect Park

2010

While discussing an immigration bill on the Senate floor in 2010, Schumer likened Indian tech giant Infosys Technologies to a "chop shop

2009

In 2009, for the 111th Congress, Schumer was succeeded as the DSCC chair by senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey

2008

On December 14, 2008, a New York Times article on Schumer's role in the Wall Street meltdown stated that he embraced the industry's free-market, deregulatory agenda more than any other Democrat in Congress, backing measures blamed for contributing to the financial crisis

2007

In January 2007, he published a book called Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time, outlining strategies with which Democrats could court middle-class voters

2006

One of his aides at the time Daniel Squadron helped to write it, and they drew from the senator's experience helping his party win in the 2006 midterm elections

2005

Schumer was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, during which time he oversaw 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections

2004

He opposed the Federal Marriage Amendment, saying in 2004 that DOMA made it obsolete

2001

After toiling in the House for nearly two decades, Schumer was eager to expand his national profile as New York's senior senator, however in 2001 he would be joined by former first lady Hillary Clinton who "was instantly the Senate's biggest celebrity, effortlessly garnering the kind of attention the spotlight-seeking Schumer worked doggedly to attain"

2000

Weinshall was New York City's commissioner of transportation, from 2000 to 2007

1999

In 1999, Schumer commented in support of Congress's repeal of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933: "There are many reasons for this bill, but first and foremost is to ensure that U

1998

Schumer was a member of the House of Representatives (and Judiciary Committee member) during a December 1998 lame-duck session of Congress, voting "no" on all counts in committee and on the floor of the House

1996

Schumer voted for the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in 1996

1995

In 1995, Schumer sponsored the Omnibus Counterterrorism Act of 1995 (H

1994

While serving in the House of Representatives, Schumer, along with California senator Dianne Feinstein, authored the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban which expired in 2004

1988

They have asked the White House, under both the Bush and Obama administrations, to find China "guilty of currency manipulation" under a 1988 law

1987

In 1987 then-congressman Schumer wrote a New York Times op-ed opposing the repeal of the Glass–Steagall Act of 1933, which was entitled "Don't Let Banks Become Casinos"

1982

In 1982, as a result of redistricting, Schumer faced a potential matchup with veteran Brooklyn congressman Steve Solarz, although the matchup did not actually materialize

1981

He was re-elected eight times from the Brooklyn and Queens-based district, which changed numbers twice in his tenure (it was numbered the 16th from 1981 to 1983, the 10th from 1983 to 1993 and the 9th from 1993)

1980

Schumer and his wife, Iris Weinshall, were married September 21, 1980

1975

Schumer served three terms, from 1975 to 1981, sitting in the 181st, 182nd and 183rd New York State Legislatures

1974

In 1974, Schumer ran for and was elected to the New York State Assembly, filling a seat previously held by Schumer's mentor Steve Solarz

1968

He attended Harvard College, where he became interested in politics and campaigned for Eugene McCarthy, in 1968

1950

Charles Ellis Schumer (/ˈʃuːmər/; born November 23, 1950) is an American politician of the Democratic Party serving as the senior United States Senator from New York, a seat he was first elected to in 1998

1600

He attended public schools in Brooklyn, scoring a perfect 1600 on the SAT, and graduated as class valedictorian from James Madison High School, in 1967

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