Sen. Schumer: 'Darn good chance' of passing immigration reform
November 11th, 2012
11:16 AM ET
2 years ago

Sen. Schumer: 'Darn good chance' of passing immigration reform

Washington (CNN) - Sen. Charles Schumer, the third ranking Senate Democrat, said Sunday that he and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will officially restart immigration reform talks that crumbled two years ago.

Schumer told NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday that he and Graham have a plan designed to appeal to stakeholders on all sides of the highly contentious issue and he's optimistic that it can get through a gridlocked Congress.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Lindsey Graham
Schumer calls Bowles-Simpson 'trap' for middle class
October 9th, 2012
12:33 PM ET
2 years ago

Schumer calls Bowles-Simpson 'trap' for middle class

Washington (CNNMoney) – Tax loopholes should be closed, and the savings should pay down deficits, not lower taxes for the wealthy, according to Charles Schumer, the No. 3 Senate Democrat from New York.

"It is an alluring prospect to cut taxes on the wealthiest people and somehow still reduce the deficit, but you can't have your cake and eat it, too," Schumer said Tuesday, in a speech at the National Press Club.

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Filed under: 2012 • Charles Schumer • CNNMoney.com • Congress • Senate
May 17th, 2012
12:11 PM ET
2 years ago

Senators to Saverin: Don't come back. Ever.

(CNNMoney) - Eduardo Saverin's decision to leave the United States with his money, but not his citizenship, has apparently touched a nerve in the Senate.

Two members of the world's greatest deliberative body, Chuck Schumer and Bob Casey, held a press conference Thursday morning on Capitol Hill where they outlined legislation that would prevent the Facebook co-founder from ever returning to the United States.

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Filed under: 2012 • Bob Casey • Charles Schumer • Facebook • Taxes
Schumer calls Romney comments 'candor,' 'gaffe'
April 16th, 2012
03:23 PM ET
2 years ago

Schumer calls Romney comments 'candor,' 'gaffe'

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Charles Schumer • Mitt Romney
McCain insults Long Island, Schumer hits back at Arizona
November 30th, 2011
09:41 PM ET
3 years ago

McCain insults Long Island, Schumer hits back at Arizona

(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.
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Filed under: Arizona • Charles Schumer • John McCain • New York • Senate
Democrats: Surtax on high-earners would pay for Obama's job plan
October 5th, 2011
03:50 PM ET
3 years ago

Democrats: Surtax on high-earners would pay for Obama's job plan

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.
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Harry Reid • President Obama • Senate
Congressional members weigh in on NY-9 special election
Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York
September 13th, 2011
02:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Congressional members weigh in on NY-9 special election

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."
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Charles Schumer • John Boehner • New York
Schumer: 'Relief' on Capitol Hill
July 31st, 2011
09:24 AM ET
3 years ago

Schumer: 'Relief' on Capitol Hill

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."
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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Congress • Debt • Deficit • TV-State of the Union
Schumer proposes 'no-ride' list for Amtrak
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, and Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, hold a press conference at Penn Station in New York on May 9, 2011.
May 9th, 2011
01:35 PM ET
3 years ago

Schumer proposes 'no-ride' list for Amtrak

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.

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Filed under: 9/11 • Charles Schumer
Schumer: Details of budget cuts arriving Monday
April 10th, 2011
03:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Schumer: Details of budget cuts arriving Monday

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.
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Filed under: Budget • Charles Schumer • Government Shutdown
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