Chuck Schumer

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U.S. SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER

D - NEW YORK 

 

RACE SUMMARY: 

VOTING RECORD:  Project Vote Smart, Govtrack.us

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 11/23/1950

EDUCATION: Harvard (BA, JD)

OCCUPATION: Politician

FAMILY: Married, 2 children 

CAREER:

  • U.S. Senate (1998-present), Senate Minority Leader (2017-present)
  • U.S House of Representatives, 16th,10th, 9th District (1980-1999)
  • New York Assembly (1975-1980)

COMMITTEES:

  • Committee on Rules and Administration 
  • Select Committee on Intelligence 

Elected to Senate: 1997

 

   

 

ISRAEL


  • Condemns the UN's anti-Israel efforts 
  • Constant supporter of Israel in the Senate 
  • Supports Israel's right to self-defense to protect its citizens from acts of terrorism 

CHOICE


  • Vows to protect Roe v. Wade
  • Stands up against legislation that restricts women's access to contraceptives 
  • Supports Planned Parenthood 
  • Vocal Critic of the Trump Administration's efforts to deligitimize women's reproductive freedoms 

 

In His Own Words


“This is effectively banning abortion in Missouri. It’s an outrageous violation of a woman’s right to make her own health care decisions with her doctor. We must fight back against the increasing threats to women’s access to reproductive care #StopTheBans” 1 

"Our politics may be more polarized than ever, but it is incumbent upon all of us who care about the U.S-Israel relationship to keep it bipartisan, to keep our polarization from poisoning the bipartisan support that Israel has always enjoyed." 2

SOURCES: 1) Twitter  2) The Jerusalem Post

Interesting Facts


He is related to comedian Amy Schumer. 

He considered a career in chemistry, but choose to go to law school and persue politics instead. 

He used to live in a DC rowhouse with Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and former Representative George Miller (CA-7 and CA-11).