|U.S. Senate, New York|
|January 3, 1999-Present|
|January 3, 2017|
|Years in position||15|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|First elected||November 3, 1998|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|U.S. House of Representatives from New York's 9th District|
|U.S. House of Representatives from New York|
|10th District (1983-1993) 16th District (1981-1983)|
|New York State Assembly from the 45th District|
|Birthday||November 23, 1950|
|Place of birth||Brooklyn, New York|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Schumer was born in Brooklyn and attended Harvard College, where he became interested in politics and campaigned for Eugene McCarthy in 1968. After completing his undergraduate degree, he continued to Harvard Law School, earning his Juris Doctor with honors in 1974.
Schumer serves on the following committees:
- Committee on Rules and Administration, Chairman
- Senate Judiciary Committee
- Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, Chair
- Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights
- Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- Senate Finance Committee
- Subcommittee on Healthcare
- Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Subcommittee on Taxation, IRS Oversight, and Long-Term Growth
- Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
- Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development
- Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance and Investment
Senate Judiciary Committee
Senator Schumer was first appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee shortly after he was sworn into the Senate in 1999. The Senator has participated in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Chief Justice John Roberts in 2005 along with Associate Justices Samuel Alito in 2006 and Sonia Sotomayor in 2009.
Senator Schumer serves as the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. In addition, the Senator serves on the Senate Judiciary Subcommittees on Administrative Oversight and the Courts, Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, Crime and Drugs, and Terrorism and Homeland Security.
In addition, Schumer voted for the health care reform bill. 57% of likely voters at least somewhat favor repeal of the health care reform bill, including 46% who strongly favor repeal. 35% of likely voters oppose repeal. 51% of likely voters believe the health care reform bill will be bad for the country, while 36% believe it will be beneficial. 
Finally, Schumer voted against an amendment that would have defunded the Obama Administration's lawsuit against Arizona over its new immigration law. As of July 8, 2010, 56% of U.S. voters were opposed to the Obama Administration's challenge to the Arizona immigration law.
On November 2, 2010, Schumer was re-elected to the United States Senate for a third term. He defeated Jay Townsend (R/Conservative), Colia Clark (Green), and Randy A. Credico (Anti-Prohibition, Libertarian).
2010U.S. Senate for a third term in 2010. His campaign committee raised a total of $19,519,748 and spent $19,356,984.
|U.S. Senate, New York, 2010 - Chuck Schumer Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by General Election Opponent||$218,557|
|Total Spent by General Election Opponent||$217,593|
|Top contributors to Chuck Schumer's campaign committee|
|Paul, Weiss et al||$145,550|
|Paulson & Co||$137,300|
|Weitz & Luxenberg||$86,200|
|Schulte, Roth & Zabel||$80,600|
|Fragomen, Del Rey et al||$72,700|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$2,718,464|
Congressional Staff Salaries
The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schumer paid his congressional staff a total of $3,406,655 in 2011. He ranks 4th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 5th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, New York ranks 4th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.
Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Schumer's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $472,019 and $1,230,000. That averages to $851,009.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Senators in 2010 of $19,383,524.
Percentage voting with party
Chuck Schumer voted with the Democratic Party 96.3% of the time, which ranked 7th among the 51 Senate Democratic members as of November 2011.
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Schumer and his wife, Iris Weinshall, were married September 21, 1980. The Schumers have two children, Jessica and Alison, and they live in Brooklyn.
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- Gov Track "Charles Schumer," Accessed March 3, 2012
- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SCHUMER, Charles Ellis (Chuck), (1950 - )"
- Senator Charles E. Schumer, United States Senator for New York "Committee Assignments"
- "Senate Judiciary Committee" List of past members
- "Senate Judiciary Committee" List of Subcommittees
- Gallup "Among Recent Bills, Financial Reform a Lone Plus for Congress," September 13, 2010
- Rasmussen "38% Say Stimulus Plan Helped Economy, 36% Say It Hurt," August 24, 2010
- Rasmussen "61% Favor Repeal of Health Care Law," September 20, 2010
- http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/immigration/56_oppose_justice_department_challenge_of_arizona_law_61_favor_similar_law_in_their_state Rasmussen Reports]
- U.S. Congress House Clerk "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010"
- Open Secrets "Charles E. Schumer 2010 Election Data," Accessed November 1, 2011
- LegiStorm "Chuck Schumer"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Schumer, (D-New York), 2010"
- OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
- Chuck Schumer for U.S. Senate - About "About Chuck - Biography"
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Thomas J. Manton
|U.S. House of Representatives - District 9
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Anthony D. Weiner
|U.S. House of Representatives - District 10
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|U.S. House of Representatives - District 16
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Charles B. Rangel
Stephen J. Solarz
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