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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.

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Senate unanimously passes $2 trln relief bill [Video]

Senate unanimously passes $2 trln relief bill

The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion stimulus bill on Wednesday aimed at helping unemployed workers and industries hurt by the coronavirus pandemic. Gloria Tso reports.

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Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill [Video]

Tempers rise in U.S. Senate as vote nears on $2 trillion coronavirus bill

U.S. senators were set to vote on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, although critics from the right and left..

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'Help is on the way': Senate to vote on $2 trillion aid [Video]

'Help is on the way': Senate to vote on $2 trillion aid

U.S. senators were set to vote Wednesday on a $2 trillion bipartisan package of legislation to alleviate the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, hoping it will become law quickly...

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Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package [Video]

Senate reaches deal on $2 trillion relief package

After days of tense partisan discussions, U.S.senators have reached an agreement on a massive $2 trillion coronavirus relief package. Gloria Tso reports.

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U.S. lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill [Video]

U.S. lawmakers close to a $2 trillion stimulus bill

Senior Democrats and Republicans in the divided U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were close to a deal on a $2 trillion stimulus package to limit the coronavirus pandemic's economic toll. Lisa..

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Aid bill has 'unemployment insurance on steroids': Schumer [Video]

Aid bill has 'unemployment insurance on steroids': Schumer

U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Tuesday said lawmakers are close to an agreement on a massive coronavirus aid bill that he said would pay the salary of furloughed workers for four..

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Tempers flare as $2 trillion aid package stalls in Senate [Video]

Tempers flare as $2 trillion aid package stalls in Senate

A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package failed to advance in the U.S. Senate on Monday as Democrats said it contained too little money for states and hospitals and not enough restrictions..

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Senate Democrats block coronavirus relief bill [Video]

Senate Democrats block coronavirus relief bill

U.S. Senate Democrats blocked a massive coronavirus stimulus bill from advancing on Sunday (March 22), as Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer expressed concerns that the bill would benefit corporate..

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Millions face stay-at-home orders in U.S. [Video]

Millions face stay-at-home orders in U.S.

Eighty-four million people are under orders to close up shop and stay at home on Saturday, as lawmakers in Washington neared a deal that could pump a record $1 trillion into the economy to limit the..

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Republican stimulus proposal 'inadequate': Schumer [Video]

Republican stimulus proposal 'inadequate': Schumer

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the Republicans' $1 trillion opening bid on an economic rescue plan "inadequate," saying it didn't do enough to address the public health crisis caused by..

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Senate introduces new emergency coronavirus legislation [Video]

Senate introduces new emergency coronavirus legislation

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced more emergency coronavirus relief legislation on Thursday (March 19), the third package Congress has taken up since the outbreak erupted in the..

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Trump signs coronavirus relief package into law [Video]

Trump signs coronavirus relief package into law

On Wednesday (March 18) President Donald Trump signed into law a roughly $105 billion aid package to limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic through free testing, paid sick leave and expanded..

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Coronavirus aid package heads to Trump to sign [Video]

Coronavirus aid package heads to Trump to sign

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday providing billions of dollars to limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic through free testing, paid sick leave and expanded..

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Biden Campaign Requests Secret Service Protection [Video]

Biden Campaign Requests Secret Service Protection

Joe Biden's presidential campaign has requested protection from the Secret Service. This news is being passed out by a congressional official familiar with the discussions. For a candidate to get..

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Trump more concerned about 'health' of banks: Schumer [Video]

Trump more concerned about 'health' of banks: Schumer

Railing against President Donald Trump's response to COVID-19, top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer on Wednesday said any economic relief package amid the ongoing outbreak must include funds to help..

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Schumer decries Trump's 'incompetence' in coronavirus response [Video]

Schumer decries Trump's 'incompetence' in coronavirus response

The Democratic Senate minority leader on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans should be "putting people before corporations" when it comes to halting to spread of the..

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Trump Says Action Must Be Taken Against Chuck Schumer [Video]

Trump Says Action Must Be Taken Against Chuck Schumer

President Donald Trump called out Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. He said Schumer referencing two justices during an abortion rally posed a threat to the Supreme Court. Trump said: “If a..

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Schumer, rebuked by Roberts, regrets Supreme Court comments [Video]

Schumer, rebuked by Roberts, regrets Supreme Court comments

U.S. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday said he wished he'd chosen different words after Republicans accused him of having threatened two Supreme Court justices at an abortion..

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Schumer's comments to justices 'new low': McCarthy [Video]

Schumer's comments to justices 'new low': McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy, the top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, described controversial comments made by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to two new U.S. Supreme Court Justices a 'new..

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Chief justice slams Schumer for 'dangerous' comment [Video]

Chief justice slams Schumer for 'dangerous' comment

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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'You will pay the price': Schumer to conservative justices [Video]

'You will pay the price': Schumer to conservative justices

U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday told conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices "you have released the whirlwind" if they move forward on a controversial abortion case.

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Chuck Schumer Calls Trump's $2.5 Billion Coronavirus Spending Package 'Pathetic' [Video]

Chuck Schumer Calls Trump's $2.5 Billion Coronavirus Spending Package 'Pathetic'

President Donald Trump defended his response to the coronavirus outbreak after a lot of criticism. Health officials worry that a new emergency spending proposal is not enough to protect the country..

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Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad [Video]

Trump: media trying to make 'caronavirus' look bad

U.S. President Donald Trump accused two cable TV channels of presenting the danger from the coronavirus in as bad a light as possible and upsetting financial markets, as public health officials warned..

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Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said he hopes Fine holds "President Trump and his administration accountable to the letter and spirit of the law."
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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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Senators reach deal on $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed at coronavirus, bill will pass 'later today,' says McConnell

Sens. Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer announced the deal early Wednesday. "We're going to pass this legislation later today," McConnell said.
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White House and congressional leaders say they're close to a deal on a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus - live updates

Mnuchin and Schumer said both sides were close to a deal and the Treasury secretary said talks were expected to resume Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. EDT.
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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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McConnell pushing a $1,200 coronavirus assistance plan, Democrats say it doesn't do enough for workers - live updates

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said Republican Mitch McConnell's proposal 'puts corporations way ahead of workers'
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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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Trump Attacks Democrats Hours After Calling for Bipartisanship

The president woke up on Thursday morning and immediately assailed Senator Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi, just hours after he implored the nation’s political leaders to “stop the..
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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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Sen. Chuck Schumer's threatening rhetoric to Supreme Court justices crosses a line

Schumer tried to walk it back with I'm-from-Brooklyn equivocation. As they might also say in Brooklyn, it was a day late and a dollar short: Our view
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Sen. Chuck Schumer is connecting the dots between alarming court rulings and the election

President Donald Trump and others have responded disingenuously to Sen. Chuck Schumer's remarks, writes Marge Baker of People For the American Way.
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Schumer says he misspoke about conservative justices: 'I should not have used the words I used'

"I should not have used the words I used yesterday. They did not come out the way I intended to," Schumer said Thursday.
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Schumer, Criticized for Blasting Justices, Regrets the Words but Not the Message

The top Senate Democrat, who said conservative justices would “pay the price” for their rulings, said he intended the statement as a warning to Republicans about the political risks they faced.
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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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Chief Justice John Roberts scolds Chuck Schumer for 'threatening statements' against Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

After the chief justice's statement, Sen. Schumer's office said the comments were "a reference to the political price" Senate Republicans would pay.
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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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John Roberts Condemns Schumer for Saying Justices ‘Will Pay the Price’ for ‘Awful Decisions’

Senator Chuck Schumer, speaking while the court heard arguments in a major abortion case, directed his criticism at President Trump’s two Supreme Court appointees.
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Chief justice condemns Democratic senator Schumer's 'dangerous' comments

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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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Schumer counters Trump, announces $8.5-billion proposal for emergency coronavirus funding

After President Trump's administration was criticized for requesting $2.5 billion to combat coronavirus, Schumer requested $8.5 billion.
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U.S. Senate Democrats seeking at least $3.1 bln to battle coronavirus

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'It's my guilty pleasure': Sen. Chuck Schumer confirms spending $8,600 on Junior's cheesecake

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer admitted he has dropped almost $9,000 on his favorite cheesecake over the years. "Guilty as charged," he said.
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Trump has sparked 'crisis in the rule of law' over Stone case, Schumer says

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Schumer says Democrats have not agreed to any Republican timeline.

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Schumer hints at a tactic to delay votes to acquit Trump.

Senator Chuck Schumer said that Democrats intend to use whatever parliamentary procedures they have at their disposal to bring in new witnesses.
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Schumer on the likelihood of witnesses: ‘Probably no.’

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Schumer calls on GOP senators to rise to occasion

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Senate Democrats continue call for trial witnesses

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Schumer keeps focus on witnesses.

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