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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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Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg's dying wish [Video]

Trump casts doubt on Ginsburg's dying wish

[NFA] President Donald Trump on Monday sought to discredit Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's family's statement that her last wish was the next president appoint her successor, saying without evidence it..

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Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to nominate [Video]

Senate leaders spar over Trump's intent to nominate

Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called Majority Leader Mitch McConnell "craven" for his intent to put President Donald Trump's to-be-determined Supreme Court nominee to a vote on the..

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GOP Vows To Replace RBG Before Election Day [Video]

GOP Vows To Replace RBG Before Election Day

It didn't take long for US congressional leaders to start bickering over which president should nominate the next Supreme Court justice. Following the news of the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg..

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Leaders mark 9/11 amid several U.S. crises [Video]

Leaders mark 9/11 amid several U.S. crises

Amid a deadly pandemic, devastating wildfires, racial unrest and a polarizing political divide, the U.S. honored those who died in a tragedy 19 years ago during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. Lisa..

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Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme [Video]

Amy Schumer Reveals She Has Lyme

Schumer made the announcement on her Instagram, writing: "Anyone get LYME this summer? I have maybe had it for years. Can you have a glass of wine or 2 on it? I'm also taking these herbs from cape cod..

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Senate GOP offers scaled-back coronavirus bill [Video]

Senate GOP offers scaled-back coronavirus bill

[NFA] U.S. Senate Republican leaders on Tuesday introduced a $300 billion coronavirus aid bill, far below the $1 trillion they sought just weeks ago. Gavino Garay has more.

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Schumer blasts RNC as 'surreality TV' [Video]

Schumer blasts RNC as 'surreality TV'

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday blasted the Republican National Convention saying Republicans were 'covering' up the fact that President Trump has 'failed to contain COVID-19' and..

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'America, Donald Trump has quit on you': Schumer [Video]

'America, Donald Trump has quit on you': Schumer

Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer, speaking at the Democratic National Convention Tuesday, said the election of Joe Biden as president in November will help end what he described as the "long national..

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U.S. postmaster general to testify before House [Video]

U.S. postmaster general to testify before House

[NFA] New U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy has agreed to testify before a U.S. House panel investigating whether service changes adopted in recent weeks have slowed mail deliveries, the committee..

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Schumer demands Senate probe postal service [Video]

Schumer demands Senate probe postal service

U.S. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday called on the Senate to return to session for the purpose of grilling the U.S. Postmaster General.

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USPS warns of 'significant risk' of late ballots [Video]

USPS warns of 'significant risk' of late ballots

[NFA] Ahead of a presidential election that could see up to half of U.S. voters cast their ballots by mail, the U.S. Postal Service is warning some states that they need to provide more time for those..

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U.S. Postal Service shakeup sparks election fears [Video]

U.S. Postal Service shakeup sparks election fears

[NFA] A shakeup of the U.S. Postal Service is leading to mail delays, union officials said on Tuesday, heightening concerns about mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Colette Luke has..

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U.S. postal service shakeup sparks election fears [Video]

U.S. postal service shakeup sparks election fears

[NFA] A shakeup of the U.S. Postal Service is leading to mail delays, union officials said on Tuesday, heightening concerns about mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election. Colette Luke has..

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No sign of talks resuming on U.S. aid deal [Video]

No sign of talks resuming on U.S. aid deal

Talks between the White House and top Democrats in Congress over a U.S. coronavirus aid package remained stalled on Wednesday, with neither side budging. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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'How demeaning': Dems, GOP spar over aid [Video]

'How demeaning': Dems, GOP spar over aid

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday dug into Democrats for wanting "Uncle Sam" to pay unemployed Americans more than they'd normally make amid the coronavirus crisis, while Senate..

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Deep divide on aid bill, jobless benefit nears end [Video]

Deep divide on aid bill, jobless benefit nears end

[NFA] U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said talks with the White House on a new coronavirus aid bill were not yet on a path toward reaching a deal on Friday, hours before the..

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Schumer invokes "two-hour rule" to block Senate committee hearings

The Senate minority leader said that "we can't have business as usual when Republicans are destroying the institution."
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Trump doubts Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dying wish, claiming Democrats wrote it

trump doubts ruth bader ginsburg's dying wish, claiming democrats wrote it
Donald Trump has attempted to cast doubt on Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish, baselessly claiming a statement released by the supreme court justice’s family was written by Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi..
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Then and now: What McConnell and others said about Merrick Garland in 2016 vs. after Ginsburg's death

What Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham have said about Supreme Court vacancies since 2016.
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Sen. Schumer Tries Stand-Up Alongside Jerry Seinfeld, Tells Great Joke

Senator Chuck Schumer just tried his hand at stand-up alongside one of the comedy greats, Jerry Seinfeld, and we gotta say ... he ain't half bad!!! Chuck was in NYC Sunday at the famous Gotham Comedy..
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In masks, Biden, Pence attend 9/11 memorial, Trump at Pennsylvania crash site

in masks, biden, pence attend 9/11 memorial, trump at pennsylvania crash site
NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (Reuters) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and Vice President Mike Pence, both masked, joined New York's somber 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, which..
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Democrats unveil new agenda for economic recovery and climate action

democrats unveil new agenda for economic recovery and climate action
US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) look on during a news conference at the US Capitol on September 9th, 2020, in Washington,..
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Pelosi and Schumer advise Americans to vote early, warning of possible election interference.


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Schumer calls for DeJoy probe over campaign finance allegations

Employees for the postmaster general's former company, New Breed Logistics, said they were "urged" by DeJoy or his aides to make political contributions and given bonuses "to help defray the cost."
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Democrats on immigration reform: Boehner’s in a tough spot

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., say the House speaker’s Republican caucus is to blame for stalled progress on immigration reform.
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A New Clash Over Mail Voting: The Cost of the Postage

Senator Chuck Schumer assailed the Postal Service for what he said was an effort to triple the cost to states of sending out mail-in ballots. The service said it was just a suggestion to use..
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Stimulus negotiations: Self-imposed deadline arrives with no sign of a deal

stimulus negotiations: self-imposed deadline arrives with no sign of a deal
Washington (CNN)This was deadline day, the day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer..
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Schumer, Pelosi call on postmaster general to reverse service changes

Their letter comes after the two had a "heated" meeting with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy Wednesday about increased delays in mail delivery.
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Democrats stick to demands for coronavirus bill as impasse remains

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said "we will keep working" with White House officials until a deal is reached.
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Slight progress as urgency grows on virus relief

Senate Minority leader Senator Chuck Schumer told reporters "we are not going to give up. We are not going to walk away," as negotiations continue on a huge coronavirus relief bill. (August 4)  
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Pelosi calls relief package discussions "productive" but no deal

Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met with White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnunchin Saturday.
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Schumer blasts GOP on virus relief legislation

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer excoriated Senate Republicans over the deadlock on providing additional relief to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. (July 30)  
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Pelosi, Schumer decry federal agents in Portland

Pelosi, Schumer decry federal agents in Portland  
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Pelosi, Schumer call on GOP for better virus relief

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined forces Thursday to call on Republicans to put forth a better relief package for Americans suffering through the..
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Amy Schumer shares pregnancy story in 'Expecting Amy'

Amy Schumer shares the details of her difficult pregnancy with son Gene in the docuseries "Expecting Amy" on HBO Max. The three-episode series was shot in part by Amy and her husband Chris, a chef, on..
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Here's the latest for Friday July 3rd: Pelosi, Schumer blast Trump over Russia-Afghanistan allegations; Texas governor makes masks mandatory in public for most of state; Coronavirus outbreak in U. of..
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Schumer calls for investigation into Berman firing

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for an investigation into the Trump administration's firing of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. (June 22)  
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Schumer hits GOP on police reform, COVID relief

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized his counterpart, Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, along with Senate Republicans for failing to move additional COVID relief legislation, as well as..
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US Democrats introduce sweeping legislation to reform police

us democrats introduce sweeping legislation to reform police
The Justice in Policing Act of 2020 was introduced on Monday by top Democratic lawmakers House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, black senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker..
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Schumer demands answers on V.A.'s use of drug

U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs after officials say it administered a controversial COVID-19 remedy to more than 1,000 patients at its hospitals...
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Senate confirms Donald Trump's pick as US intel chief

senate confirms donald trump's pick as us intel chief
WASHINGTON: The US Senate has confirmed 's nominee, as the next Director of National Intelligence (DNI). Senators on Thursday voted 49-44 on Ratcliffe's nomination, largely along party lines, reports..
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Democrats ask Trump to fly flags at half-staff when coronavirus death toll reaches 100,000

Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said the gesture would "serve as a national expression of grief so needed by everyone in our country."
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Trump: ‘No rush’ on more financial assistance

trump: ‘no rush’ on more financial assistance
By Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s in “no rush” to negotiate another financial rescue bill, even as the government reported..
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Schumer proposes measure to keep Trump's name off coronavirus stimulus checks

Sen. Chuck Schumer accused President Trump of using his name on the coronavirus stimulus checks to promote his reelection campaign.
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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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Live From Her Kitchen, Pelosi Works to Counter Trump’s Coronavirus Show

The speaker and Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, the minority leader, have begun a media blitz to present an alternative message to the president’s lengthy daily briefings.
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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..
Reuters - Published

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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Top Democrats Press Treasury to Accelerate Airline Bailout

Senator Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are urging Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin not to negotiate so aggressively that it deters companies from taking aid to protect workers.
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'I never knew how bad a senator you are': Trump and Schumer trade barbs over coronavirus response

President Donald Trump sent a notably nasty letter blaming Sen. Charles Schumer's support for impeachment in part for New York's lack of readiness.
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Pelosi says she, Congress are not responsible for slow response to coronavirus - live updates

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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