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. 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 U.S. Senator from New York since January 1999.

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

In the News…

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York is reviving legislation that purportedly addresses the border crisis. The Border Act would increase the number of border agents and would provide high daily caps on the number of migrants allowed into the nation.  

He wrote a letter urging his colleagues to “work together to pass the bipartisan Border Act this coming week.” Senator Schumer said he did not anticipate that all parts of the bill would receive support from either party, writing, “That is often how bipartisan legislation must be shaped when dealing with an issue as complex and politically charged as our nation’s immigration laws.”

One version of the bill, crafted by Senators James Lankford of Oklahoma, Chris Murphy of New Jersey, and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, failed to pass in the Senate earlier this year.

While the White House has expressed support for the legislation, the Speaker of the House said it would be “dead on arrival” in the lower chamber. A border security bill previously passed by the House has similarly never been taken up by the Senate.

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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