Explaining Schumer's curious absence
April 10th, 2013
02:25 PM ET
1 year ago

Explaining Schumer's curious absence

(CNN) – When a deal on expanding background checks was announced Wednesday, only two senators stood on stage – Republican Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia.

Absent was another lawmaker with a long history of advocating for gun control: Sen. Chuck Schumer, the New York Democrat.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Joe Manchin • Pat Toomey
Senators expect immigration legislation this week
March 31st, 2013
10:49 AM ET
1 year ago

Senators expect immigration legislation this week

(CNN) - Members of the bipartisan Gang of Eight senators working out immigration overhaul legislation said Sunday they expect to have a draft bill agreeable to their circle by the end of this week. But Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, a member of the group, issued a statement saying it was too soon to consider the deal struck.

"I'm encouraged by reports of an agreement between business groups and unions on the issue of guest workers. However, reports that the bipartisan group of eight senators have agreed on a legislative proposal are premature," he wrote.
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Immigration front and center as senators tour border
March 27th, 2013
06:41 PM ET
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Immigration front and center as senators tour border

(CNN) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators at the heart of the debate over immigration reform toured the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Wednesday - the latest sign of growing legislative momentum on a polarizing issue that has been stalled on Capitol Hill for years.

Arizona GOP Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were joined on the tour by New York's Chuck Schumer and Colorado's Michael Bennet, both Democrats. The four men are part of a group of eight senators expected to unveil comprehensive legislation soon after Congress returns from its spring break in April.

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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Immigration • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Michael Bennet
On immigration bill leak, Schumer says reform can only happen with 'bipartisan agreement'
February 17th, 2013
10:25 AM ET
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On immigration bill leak, Schumer says reform can only happen with 'bipartisan agreement'

(CNN) – Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer - one of the "Gang of Eight" senators working toward a bipartisan immigration overhaul on Capitol Hill - said Sunday he was not "upset" with a recently leaked draft of the president's own immigration bill.

At the same time, however, Schumer said real change will only occur if revamping immigration policy is done in a bipartisan fashion.
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Photo: The new 'Three Amigos?'
February 13th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
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Photo: The new 'Three Amigos?'

(CNN) – In a show of bipartisanship, Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham sat with Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer during Tuesday night's State of the Union address.

The seating arrangement raised the question: Could the trio be dubbed the next "Three Amigos?"
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January 31st, 2013
08:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Despite losses, NRA president says his group has clout

(CNN) - The National Rifle Association has been known as one of Washington's most powerful lobbies.

But some of the organization’s opponents have questioned whether the NRA holds the power it once did.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Chris Murphy • NRA
Conservative group unveils anti-Hagel TV ad
January 18th, 2013
05:47 PM ET
2 years ago

Conservative group unveils anti-Hagel TV ad

(CNN) - The conservative group American Future Fund released Friday its first television ad in a multi-platform campaign against former Sen. Chuck Hagel as President Barack Obama's defense secretary nominee.

The spot will air on cable television in New York, the group said, and is critical of the state's senior senator, Chuck Schumer and his support for Hagel's nomination.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Chuck Hagel • New York
Schumer, key Jewish Democrat, overcomes reservations on Hagel
January 15th, 2013
10:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Schumer, key Jewish Democrat, overcomes reservations on Hagel

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Chuck Schumer, a key Democrat and Jewish lawmaker, said a Monday meeting with Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel helped him overcome his reservations about some of the nominee's past comments. Hagel has been received skeptically by some on both sides of the aisle because of positions he has taken on Israel, Iran, and his 2007 statement that a "Jewish lobby intimidated lawmakers."

Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, becomes the second prominent Democrat in the last day to back the former two-term Republican senator from Nebraska.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Chuck Hagel
Schumer hints at 'real possibility' of a deal
December 30th, 2012
11:46 AM ET
1 year ago

Schumer hints at 'real possibility' of a deal

(CNN) – Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer sounded optimistic Sunday about a fiscal cliff deal in the next two days and argued such last-minute efforts are standard in congressional talks.

"Well, there are certainly no breakthroughs yet between (Senate Minority Leader Mitch) McConnell and (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid, but there's a real possibility of a deal," the senator from New York said on ABC's "This Week."
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Congress • Fiscal Cliff
December 16th, 2012
05:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Gun debate gains traction as some lawmakers say it’s time to act

(CNN) – Lawmakers tend to stay quiet in the immediate aftermath of mass shootings, hoping to avoid attempts to politicize such tragedy.

But two days after the attack that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, lawmakers were eager to take on the gun debate Sunday - with many saying a tipping point had finally been reached to pass stricter laws.
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