Senator Charles Ellis Schumer is an American politician. He is a senior United States Senator from New York under the Democrats since 1999. He has been the Senate Majority leader since January 2021. He is also the dean of the congressional delegation in New York.
Schumer was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1980. He was later elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. There, he represented the 16th, 10th, and 9th congressional districts from 1981 to 1998.
Schumer was born in Brooklyn, New York, on November 23rd, 1950. Born to a Jewish family, Schumer’s ancestors originated from modern-day Ukraine. He enrolled in many Brooklyn schools but graduated as a valedictorian of the James Madison High School.
At college, he originally majored in Chemistry at Harvard College. But he finished with a B.A. degree in Political Science in 1971. He then obtained a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1974.
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Chuck Schumer Quotes on Obama/Trump/President/Economy
Barack Obama knows that to create an economy built to last, we need to focus on middle-class families. Families who stay up on Sunday nights pacing the floor, like my dad did, while their children, tucked in bed, dream big dreams. Families who aren’t sure what Monday morning will bring, but who believe our nation’s best days are still ahead.Chuck Schumer
When Mitt Romney says he wants to reform the tax code, hold on to your wallets. We know Mitt Romney never met a tax haven he didn’t like. But his new favorite tax haven is actually not the Cayman Islands – it’s Paul Ryan’s budget.Chuck Schumer
The dome of the U.S. Capitol has fallen into severe disrepair… As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which oversees matters of the Capitol’s physical plant, I have serious concerns about the consequences of omitting this funding from the stopgap spending measure.Chuck Schumer
I told the President, I told Rahm Emanuel and others in the administration that I thought the policy they took to try to bring about negotiations is counter-productive, because when you give the Palestinians hope that the United States will do its negotiating for them, they are not going to sit down and talk.Chuck Schumer
We need to make sure middle-class people are able to pay the bills. We need to make sure that poor people don’t starve. Those are values, too.Chuck Schumer
In today’s competitive economy, to stand still is to die.Chuck Schumer
We certainly want those at the top to do well, but if you base your entire presidency and your entire economic platform on helping them do even better, you’re missing what makes the economy tick. Because not everyone has been as fortunate as Mitt Romney, you cannot base your whole approach on a life experience as rarified as hisChuck Schumer
But these days there are a lot of younger people who would like to go into teaching but don’t because the economic opportunities are sometimes elsewhere.Chuck Schumer
Soft money will find its way and seep into the political system and corrode it, unless we plug every hole.Chuck Schumer
I made education the highest priority of my campaign – actually education and jobs – and the reason is a simple one: I think the future of America depends on it.Chuck Schumer
This violence, in good part his(president Trump) responsibility, his ever-lasting shame.Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer Quotes on Health/Healthcare
I’d like to see the health care professionals making decisions, not some bureaucrat in Indianapolis working for an insurance company.Chuck Schumer
Voters did say ‘repeal health care’, they did say ‘reduce the size of government.’ But not a single one of them from the tea party or anywhere said ‘give tax breaks to the wealthiest.’Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer Quotes on Democrats/Republicans
We tend to talk, Democrats, as a party, in legislative terms.Chuck Schumer
But I don’t think the Democratic Party is at eye level with the middle class.Chuck Schumer
Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, whether you are a liberal or a conservative, we know that neither this President nor prior Presidents of both parties did everything right or we would not have had 9/11.Chuck Schumer
In an open and democratic political process, one not dominated by party elites and corporate money, these people would not hold political power. They know this. They would rather implode the entire system than give up their positions of privilege.Chuck Schumer
Republicans always try to paint Democrats as weak on defense. This time, they can’t. After all, Mitt Romney’s idea of an overseas accomplishment is sending U.S. jobs there.Chuck Schumer
I want to thank the leaders, Democrat and Republican, House and Senate. It was Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy and myself who came together and decided that these thugs would not succeed.Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer Quotes on Immigration/Border Security
No one believed [the 1986 amnesty for illegal aliens] was tough enough on illegal immigration, and it didn’t give enough flexibility on future legal immigration.Chuck Schumer
We’ve come to a basic agreement, which is that first, people will be legalized. In other words, not citizens, but they’ll be allowed to work, come out of the shadows, and travel. Then, we will make sure the border is secure. And we have specific metrics that are in the bill. I’m not going to get into what they are.Chuck Schumer
Chuck Schumer Quotes on Securtiy/Palestine/Iraq/Israel/Terrorism
You can set up whatever negotiations or structure you want, but until the Palestinians are willing to accept the fact, as the majority of Israelis do, that there should be two states between the Jordan and the Mediterranean, we won’t have peace.Chuck Schumer
As long as the Palestinians send terrorists onto school buses and to nightclubs to blow up people, Israel has no choice but to build the fence.Chuck Schumer
A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.Chuck Schumer
Palestinians don’t really believe in a state of Israel. Unlike a majority of Israelis, who have come to the conclusion that they can live with a two-state solution to be determined by the parties, the majority of Palestinians are still very reluctant, and they need to be pushed to get there.Chuck Schumer
In a brave new world, a post-September 11 world, anyone is going to make certain mistakes. The mistakes that have been made on homeland security, on protecting our Nation from another terrorist attack, are mistakes of omission. We are simply not doing enough.Chuck Schumer
If we say the Geneva Convention is obsolete, then what do others who have our soldiers say?Chuck Schumer
Other Chuck Schumer Quotes
I want to attract the best people into teaching.Chuck Schumer
Arafat was a barrier to peace.Chuck Schumer
Anyone who thinks they have a monopoly on truth, and there is only one way to see the world, always gets us into trouble.Chuck Schumer
America is a place where we all come together. It is a place of consensus.Chuck Schumer
When someone takes a private photo, on a private cell phone, it should remain just that: private.Chuck Schumer
I’m strongly for a patient Bill of Rights. Decisions ought to be made by doctors, not accountants.Chuck Schumer
Do not let arguments of expediency persuade you. That is the slow road to oblivion. That is the tortured path to undoing step by step, bit by bit, as the river creates a canyon, the way of life that we love.Chuck Schumer
I went to the public schools myself. And they were great for me.Chuck Schumer
I believe the war on terror is the vital discussion of this decade and of our generation, probably. To win the war on terror, you need a good offense and a good defense. On defense, I regret to say, basically, this administration has not come close to doing what is necessary.Chuck Schumer
You do have to change things as warfare changes.Chuck Schumer
So I want my kids to go to public schools because I think it’s a better education overall.Chuck Schumer
It is essential that all Americans take the time to honor and remember those individuals who gave their lives in defense of our liberty.Chuck Schumer
We are on the precipice of a crisis, a Constitutional crisis. The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic, are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote, you don’t get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing, it’s almost a temper tantrum.Chuck Schumer
Let me say this, to all of the chattering class that so much focuses on those little tiny, yes, porky amendments – the American people really don’t care.Chuck Schumer
Have kids; have a lot of kids. Start early and keep having them.Chuck Schumer
Working with the media remains an effective and essential way to raise issues, educate the public, and prod policy-makers and corporate leaders to change for the better.Chuck Schumer
Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that’s not what any of us should want from our judges.Chuck Schumer
The Tea Party is a rear guard, not a vanguard.Chuck Schumer
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