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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y.

Senator (3rd term)



Leadership: Conference Vice Chairman; Policy Committee Chairman
Political Highlights: N.Y. Assembly, 1975-81; U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-99
Born: November 23, 1950; Brooklyn, N.Y.
Residence: Brooklyn
Religion: Jewish
Family: Wife, Iris Weinshall; two children
Education: Harvard U., A.B. 1971; Harvard U., J.D. 1974
Elected: 1998
Committee Assignments: Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs (Financial Institutions & Consumer Protection; Housing, Transportation & Community Development; Securities, Insurance & Investment); Finance (International Trade, Customs & Global Competitiveness; Social Security, Pensions & Family Policy; Taxation & IRS Oversight); Judiciary (Crime & Terrorism; Immigration and the National Interest - Ranking Member; Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts; Privacy, Technology & the Law); Rules & Administration; Joint Library; Joint Printing
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Roll Call Vitals

District Rating: Safe Democrat
House Seniority: 10th ranked Senate Democrat
State Clout: New York is 5th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state

Election History

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