Charles E. Schumer
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Charles E. Schumer

Democrat

United States Senator

New York

Addresses

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Washington, D.C.
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC. 20510
New York District Office
780 Third Avenue Suite 2301
New York, NY. 10017
Syracuse District Office
100 South Clinton Street, Room 841
Syracuse, NY. 13261
Albany District Office
Room 827 Leo O'Brien Building
Albany, NY. 12207
Rochester District Office
100 State Street, Room 3040
Rochester, NY. 14614
Binghamton District Office
15 Henry Street, Room 100 A-F
Binghamton, NY. 13901
Melville District Office
145 Pine Lawn Road, #300
Melville, NY. 11747
Buffalo District Office
130 South Elmwood Avenue, #660
Buffalo, NY. 14202
Peekskill District Office
One Park Place, Suite 100
Peekskill, NY. 10566
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Charles E. Schumer

United States Senator
Summary
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Experience
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71
Years of Age
45
Years of Experience
NYResidence (state)

Charles Ellis Schumer (SHOO-mər; born November 23, 1950) is an American politician serving as Senate Majority Leader since January 20, 2021. A member of the Democratic Party, Schumer is the senior United States senator from New York, a seat he has held since 1999. He is the dean of New York's congressional delegation. A native of Brooklyn and a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Schumer was a three-term member of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1980. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1981 to 1999, first representing New York's 16th congressional district before being redistricted to the 10th congressional district in 1983 and 9th congressional district ten years later. In 1998, Schumer was elected to the Senate, defeating three-term Republican incumbent Al D'Amato. He was reelected in 2004 with 71% of the vote, in 2010 with 66% of the vote, and in 2016 with 70% of the vote. Schumer chaired the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2005 to 2009, overseeing 14 Democratic gains in the Senate in the 2006 and 2008 elections. He was the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, behind Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Majority Whip Dick Durbin. He served as Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the Senate from 2007 to 2017 and chaired the Senate Democratic Policy Committee from 2011 to 2017.

Issues

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Experience

Education

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Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor
1974
Harvard College
1971
James Madison High School
primary school
1967

Past Positions

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Majority Leader
United States Senate
2021 - Current
Minority Leader
United States Senate
2017 - 2021
Chair
Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, United States Senate
2011 - 2017
Chair
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
2005 - 2008
Vice Chair
Democratic Conference, Democratic Leadership Team
2006 - Current
Senator
United States Senate, New York
1998 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, New York
1980 - 1998
Assembly Member
New York State Assembly
1974 - 1980
Former Democratic At-Large Whip
United States House of Representatives

Other Experience

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Member
New York State Bar Association
Former Chair
Joint Economic Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Printing, United States Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on the Library, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on International trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development , United States Senate
Former Member
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protections, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, United States Senate
Former Member
Finance Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights, and Federal Courts, United States Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy, United States Senate
Former Ranking Member
Subcommittee on Border Security and Immigration, United States Senate
Former Vice Chair
Joint Committee on the Library, United States Congress

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2014
2012
20
18
$24,078,285
Total Raised
$24,347,244
Total Spent
$9,464,715
Cash on Hand

Top Industries

Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

Largest Contributors

Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics