Chuck Schumer Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of Chuck Schumer, the US Senate minority leader and Democratic senator from New York.


生日: 十一月 23, 1950
出生地: 布鲁克林区, 纽约
    出生时的名字: Charles Ellis Schumer
    父亲: Abe Schumer, exterminator
    母亲: Selma (Rosen) 舒默
    婚姻: Iris Weinshall (1980-当下)
    小孩儿: Jessica, Alison
    教育: 哈佛大学, A.B., 1971; Harvard Law School, J.D., 1974
    Religion: 犹太人


    He was valedictorian at James Madison High School in Brooklyn and received a perfect 1600 score on the SAT test. He edited his high school newspaper, and at one point considered pursuing a career in chemistry. His parents encouraged him to go to medical school, but he opted for law school instead.
    He funded his Harvard education by selling class rings while in school.
    超过三十年, Schumer shared an aging row house in Washington with Congressional colleagues, including Dick Durbin and George Miller. He lived in the row house during the week and returned to his family home in Brooklyn on weekends.
    Writer/actress Amy Schumer is his second cousin, once removed.


    1975-1980 – New York State Assemblyman.
    1981-1999 – US Representative from New York 9th District (formerly 10th District and 16th District).
    1987-1988 – Sponsors the Fair Credit and Charge Card Disclosure Act, which requires credit card companies to list detailed information about fees and interest rates when soliciting new customers. The credit card disclosures are nicknamedSchumer Boxes.
    1993-1994 – Sponsors the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which requires background checks and a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases. Sponsors the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, meant to prevent the government from interfering with an individual’s right to express his or her faith. 也, co-sponsors the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, a measure that provides funding to expand police departments, increases prison capacity and allows judges to impose longer sentences for violent crimes. The crime bill includes an assault weapons ban, prohibiting the sale of certain types of military-style semi-automatic rifles for ten years.
    1998 – Wins election to US Senate.
    2004 – Wins reelection to the US Senate.
    2005-2008 – Chairs the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
    2006-当下 – Vice chairs the US Senate’s Democratic Conference.
    2007-2010 – Chairs and vice chairs the US Senate’s Joint Economic Committee.
    2009 – Co-sponsors the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act, broadening the definition of hate crimes to include acts of violence against individuals based on their actual or perceived gender, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.
    2009-当下 – Serves on the US Senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
    2010 – Wins reelection to US Senate.
    2011-当下 – Chairman of the US Senate’s Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.
    十一月 8, 2016 – Wins reelection to the US Senate.
    十一月 16, 2016 – Senate Democrats choose Schumer to succeed Harry Reid as leader in the chamber.
    一月 3, 2017 – On his first day as Senate Minority Leader, Schumer tells CNN that Senate Democrats plan to hold President-elect Donald Trump accountable but will also work with him if he supports legislation that is true to the Democratic Party’s principles.
    游行 2, 2017 – Schumer calls on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign in the wake of a report that Sessions met with the Russian ambassador to the US during the presidential campaign, contradicting his testimony during his Senate confirmation hearing. Sessions does not resign but recuses himself from involvement in the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 选举.
    九月 6, 2017 – Schumer meets with Trump and other congressional leaders in the Oval Office. During the meeting, 王牌 agrees to endorse a plan to attach hurricane relief money to a three-month extension of the debt ceiling that was proposed by Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
    一月 19, 2018 – Schumer meets with Trump at the White House to discuss a deal that could avert a looming government shutdown. Schumer offers to increase military spending and fully fund border security measures in exchange for a pledge to protect beneficiaries of the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program (如果). Trump ultimately rejects the deal. The failed negotiations lead to a brief shutdown that White House officials label the Schumer Shutdown.
    六月 27, 2018 Schumer introduces a bill, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, that would decriminalize and regulate marijuana at the federal level.
      十一月 11, 2018 – Schumer says that Democrats may combine a must-pass spending bill with a measure protecting the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling.
      十一月 10, 2020 – Schumer is reelected as a Senate party leader, but the party holding the Senate majority won’t be determined until two runoff elections in Georgia take place in January.




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