CHUCK Schumer is an American politician who is serving as the US Senator from New York. We explain who he is, what is his relationship with Donald Trump is like and how did he become a senator. How old is Chuck Schumer? Chuck Ellis Schumer was born on November 23, 1950 in Brooklyn, New York and is a 69-year-old member of the Democratic Party. He was first elected as a senator for New York in 1998. Schumer has held the Senate Minority Leader seat since 2017. He was a member of the House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999. Schumer is a graduate of Harvard law school. Who is Schumer’s wife Iris Weinshall? Iris Weinshall was born on September 5, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently the Chief Operating Officer of The New York Public Library and she was appointed to that position in July 2014. Before that she was the vice chancellor at the City University of New York and a former commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. What is Schumer’s … [Read more...] about How old is Chuck Schumer, when did he become a senator and who is his wife Iris Weinshall?
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) criticized President Trump Thursday while “under the shadow of a government shutdown.” While making remarks on the opening day of the 116th Congress, Schumer argued President Trump was “hounded by the far-right, particularly the radio and TV commentators” into not keeping the government open and “threw a temper tantrum at the eleventh hour and demanded more than five billion dollars for an ineffective border wall.”“We obviously disagree about the best way to secure the border. We believe the wall is wrong on many counts. The wall is ineffective, most experts agree with that. The wall is expensive,” Schumer stated. “He says it’s a campaign pledge he must keep. That was not his campaign pledge. His campaign pledge was to build the wall and have Mexico pay for it, not American taxpayers. So it’s not a campaign pledge.” He added, “The Trump administration has … [Read more...] about Chuck Schumer: ‘President Trump Is Holding the Government Hostage over His Wall’
Cheryl Diaz Meyer, For the Deseret News FILE - Senator Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, pictured on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Monday, October 22, 2018. The Utah Republican and a New York Democrat introduced legislation Wednesday for the federal government to regulate sports betting across the country. SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah Republican and a New York Democrat introduced legislation Wednesday for the federal government to regulate sports betting across the country. The bipartisan Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018 would create safety measures to protect consumers, preserve the integrity of sporting events and ensure the propriety of the sports wagering market, according to Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. "This bill is the first step toward ensuring that sports betting is done right in the states that choose to legalize it," Hatch said. "Just as importantly, it provides protections for states that choose not to go down that path." Schumer said as a … [Read more...] about Orrin Hatch, Chuck Schumer introduce bipartisan bill for federal regulation of sports betting
POLITICS 12/16/2018 11:10 am ET “If a majority of the House and a majority of the Senate say that this case should be overturned, it’ll have a tremendous effect on the appeal,” Schumer said. By Igor Bobic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says Congress should hold a vote rejecting the rationale behind a federal judge’s ruling on Friday striking down the entire Affordable Care Act as unconstitutional. “We’re going to fight this tooth and nail. The first thing we’re going to do when we get back to the Senate is put a vote on the floor urging an intervention in the case,” Schumer said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor based his ruling on last year’s Republican tax cut law, which repealed the tax penalty that enforced a mandate under Obamacare requiring that most Americans get health insurance. O’Connor agreed with Republican officials in 20 … [Read more...] about Chuck Schumer Urges Congressional Vote Rejecting Obamacare Ruling
By Dana Milbank | PUBLISHED: December 12, 2018 at 11:40 am | UPDATED: December 12, 2018 at 11:43 am WASHINGTON — Robert Mueller is circling, recessionary clouds are building, and Democrats are rising to power. For President Trump, this can mean only one thing: It’s time to fabricate a new crisis. And that’s exactly what he’s doing. Trump summoned Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to the Oval Office on Tuesday for what was supposed to be a negotiating session about border security. Instead, he used them as props in an impromptu, 17-minute reality-TV show. “Look, we have to have the wall,” Trump bellowed at the Democratic Senate and House leaders — seated awkwardly on couches — while the TV cameras rolled. “This is a national emergency. Drugs are pouring into our country. People with tremendous medical difficulty and medical problems are pouring in, and in many cases it’s contagious.” Emergency! Drugs and contagion! And … [Read more...] about Milbank: Trump’s reality-TV show starring Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer