Over the past three decades in public service, U.S. Senator Charles “Chuck” Ellis Schumer has built a reputation as a leader in finding common-sense solutions to national issues and a tireless fighter for New York.
Chuck was born in Brooklyn, NY on November 23, 1950 to parents Selma, a homemaker active in the community, and Abe, who owned a small exterminating business. Chuck grew up the Sheepshead Bay neighborhood and with his siblings, Fran and Robert, attended PS 197 and Madison High School. Chuck still resides in Brooklyn with his wife, Iris Weinshall, and their daughters Jessica and Alison. continue reading
Due to the high volume and complexity of its work, the Senate divides its tasks among 20 committees, 68 subcommittees, and four joint committees. Several thousand bills and resolutions are referred to committees during each two-year Congress. The bills that committees select for consideration help to set the Senate’s agenda. The following are Senator Schumer's committee assignments for the 112th Congress, continue reading
The Secretary of the Senate keeps a record of every vote cast in the Senate. Senator Schumer's voting record for the 112th congress may be viewed in this section. continue reading
Senator Schumer is a highly active member of the United States Senate. The Library of Congress' THOMAS
web site tracks legislation introduced in Congress. The THOMAS database includes the text of each bill, the bill's summary and status, Committee-referral, amendments, votes, and final disposition. continue reading