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Charles E. Schumer

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Charles Schumer
U.S. Senior Senator, New York
Party Democratic
Assumed office (class 3)

January 6, 1999
Serving with Hillary Clinton

Preceded by Al D'Amato
Born November 23, 1950
Spouse Iris Weinshall
Religion Jewish

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Charles Schumer is the Senior Senator for New York.




Though Charles (Chuck) Schumer has been the Senior Senator from New York since 2000, his junior Senator is more well known. (See: Hillary Rodham Clinton) Even so, Schumer has made a name for himself as one of the most outspoken members of the Senate.

While a member of the House of Representatives, Schumer helped write the Brady Bill, the Assault Weapons Ban and the Violence Against Women Act, the first federal legislation protecting women against domestic abuse.

In the Senate, Schumer has been a leading voice on the Judiciary Committee arguing that judging a candidate's ideology is necessary when considering the nominee to fill a court vacancy. He has been an advocate for modernizing the nation's voting process, making generic drugs accessible, demonstrating solidarity with Israel's struggle for peace and, with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, acquiring $20 million dollars in federal aid to New York after 9/11.

In May 2006, after the Canadian National Post published a false story alledging that the Iranian government had passed a law requiring Iranian Jews, Christians and Zoroastrians to wear badges identifying themselves, Schumer issued a news release calling the Iranian regime “lunatic” and “pernicious”. [1]

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This page was last modified 21:02, 24 February 2008 by dKosopedia user DrDebug. Based on work by Sam Husseini and dKosopedia user(s) Allamakee Democrat, Lestatdelc and GoVOTE. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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