(CNN) – Mitt Romney's suggestion at a Sunday closed-door fundraiser of eliminating one federal department and scaling back a second was a "hot mic moment," Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said Monday.
Romney's campaign characterized the candidate's comments - overheard by reporters on a sidewalk as he spoke in a Palm Beach, Florida back yard - as ideas, rather than policy proposals.
(CNN) - GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona apologized Wednesday night for taking a dig at Long Island, prompting Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York to quickly bite back.
"Isn't it true that Justice (Sandra Day) O'Connor was specifically referring to a person who was captured on Long Island? Last I checked, Long Island was part – albeit sometimes regrettably – part of the United States of America," McCain said on the Senate floor Wednesday.
Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats Wednesday unveiled a five percent tax hike on annual income over $1 million, which they said would raise the nearly $450 billion needed to offset the cost of President Barack Obama's recent proposal to boost employment and stimulate the economy.
However, the idea was met with a not-unexpected thud by Senate Republicans who steadfastly oppose tax increases and indicated it won't pass the narrowly divided chamber.
Washington (CNN) - On the day Democrats hope to win a special election in ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner's district, several Democratic members of Congress from New York showed their support Tuesday for candidate David Weprin.
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer said both candidates would be strong supporters of Israel, a crucial position in perhaps the strongest Jewish district in the country. But with the Democrat, Schumer said, "you're going to get someone who's going fight to preserve Medicare and Social Security, in addition."
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday there is no final agreement on a deal to raise the debt ceiling, but described a mood of "relief" on Capitol Hill.
"If there's a word right here that would sum up the mood, it would be relief, relief that we won't default," the No. 3 Democrat in the Senate said on CNN's "State of the Union." "That's not a certainty but default is far less of a possibility now than it was even a day ago."
New York (CNN) – In light of recent findings that al Qaeda was mulling targeting railroad lines to mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, a senator from New York is calling for tighter rail security.
U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer proposed an increase in rail security and an Amtrak version of the Secure Flight "no-fly" list.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer revealed Sunday that about half the $38.5 billion in cuts agreed upon in last week’s budget negotiations came from mandatory spending areas like agriculture and highway funding.
The senior New York senator said reductions in the spending programs, known in appropriations parlance as "changes in mandatory spending" or CHIMPS, brought down spending while allowing other programs like Head Start to continue.
Washington (CNN) – Sen. Chuck Schumer was caught in a candid moment Tuesday, instructing fellow Democratic senators to describe GOP spending cuts as "extreme" and to blame the Tea Party for preventing House Speaker John Boehner from cutting a deal to end the budget stalemate, unaware his comments were being listened to by reporters on a conference call.
The behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Democrats' political message strategy came as Schumer, D-New York, was about to begin a telephone call with reporters to talk about negotiations with Republicans over government spending cuts.
(CNN) - "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings revealed during a online question and answer session last week that two prominent senators tried to recruit him to run for a U.S. Senate seat in 2004.
"Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Harry Reid (D-NV) both called me back personally in 2004 to try to get me to run for Orrin Hatch's Senate seat," Jennings wrote in response to a question about what types of job offers he's gotten since famously winning 74 straight games of Jeopardy!.
Washington (CNN) – Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York criticized Republican demands to cut spending in a short-term spending resolution that would continue funding the government while negotiations persist on a longer-term plan.
Appearing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Schumer said compromise is necessary to avoid a government shutdown that will be bad for everyone.