Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator from New York

Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senator from New York

Charles Ellis “Chuck” Schumer was born in November 1950 in Brooklyn, New York.  At James Madison High School, where he was class valedictorian, he also scored a perfect 1600 on the SAT exam. He attended Harvard College, where he became interested in politics. After completing his undergraduate degree, he continued to Harvard Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor. He never practiced law, choosing a career in politics instead.

He served three terms in the New York Assembly and then was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served nine terms. He has been a United States Senator from New York since January 1999.

Schumer is married to Iris, and they have two children. He is Jewish.

In the News…

New York Senator Chuck Schumer, the Majority Leader of the Senate, has called on Congress to pass provisions for DACA and other illegal immigrants to receive amnesty the lame duck session. 

He called for legislators to work together “on this widely supported policy so we can reach agreement that will protect families and strengthen our economy.” He called the passage of legislation that paves the way to permanent legal status for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients a “high priority this month in the Senate.” 

He is also seeking amnesty for others, stating, “Now more than ever, we’re short of workers. We have a population that is not reproducing on its own with that same level that it used to.” He continued, “The only way we’re going to have a great future in America is if we welcome and embrace immigrants—the Dreamers and all of them—‘cause our ultimate goal is to help the Dreamers but  get a path to citizenship for all 11 million, or however many undocumented there are here.” 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Schumer today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Charles E. Schumer
Senator from New York
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510


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