Read our 2016 Report Card for Schumer.
Our unique analysis of the bills Schumer has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the Senate.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the Senate. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Schumer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Charles “Chuck” Schumer sits on the following committees:
- Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
- Joint Committee on the Library
- Joint Committee on Printing
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
- Member, Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection
- Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development
- Member, Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment
Senate Committee on Finance
- Member, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
- Member, Subcommittee on Social Security, Pensions, and Family Policy
- Member, Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight
Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest
- Member, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism
- Member, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts
- Member, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law
- United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
Schumer was the primary sponsor of 49 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- S. 3207: A bill to authorize the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped to provide playback equipment in all formats.
- S. 2929: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3031 Veterans Road West in Staten Island, New York, as the “Leonard Montalto Post ...
- S. 866: Slain Officer Family Support Act of 2015
- S. 692: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 442 East 167th Street in Bronx, New York, as the “Herman Badillo Post Office ...
- S. 1512 (113th): A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the “Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende ...
- S. 1689 (113th): Fallen Firefighters Assistance Tax Clarification Act of 2013
- S. 1115 (113th): Fallen Firefighters Assistance Tax Clarification Act of 2013
We consider a bill enacted if it is enacted or if about one third or more of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted, as determined by an automated text analysis.
Schumer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Schumer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 187: A bill for the relief of Alemseghed Mussie Tesfamical.
- S.Res. 17: A resolution to constitute the minority party’s membership on certain committees for the ...
- S.Res. 8: A resolution to constitute the minority party’s membership on certain committees for the ...
- S. 3396: A bill to require an Air Force report on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and ...
- S.Res. 555: A resolution congratulating the Optical Society on its 100th anniversary.
- S.Res. 551: A resolution honoring the Maine-Endwell Little League Team of Endwell, New York, for ...
- S. 3207: A bill to authorize the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically ...
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|Schumer’s Vote||Vote Description|
On the Nomination PN43: Mike Pompeo, of Kansas, to be Director of the Central Intelligence Agency
Jan 23, 2017. Nomination Confirmed 66/32.
H.R. 5325: Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2017
Sep 28, 2016. Bill Passed 72/26.
H.R. 22: Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act
Dec 3, 2015. Conference Report Agreed to 83/16.
H.R 22, formerly the Hire More Heroes Act, has become the Senate’s vehicle for passage of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy Act or DRIVE Act (S. 1647). The DRIVE Act is a major bipartisan transportation bill that would authorize funding ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 18, 2014. Joint Resolution Passed 78/22.
On the Nomination PN1643: Cheryl A. LaFleur, of Massachusetts, to be a Member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the term expiring June 30, 2019
Jul 15, 2014. Nomination Confirmed 90/7.
H.R. 3606 (112th): Jumpstart Our Business Startups
Mar 22, 2012. Bill Passed 73/26.
H.R. 4853 (111th): Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010
Dec 15, 2010. Motion Agreed to 81/19.
The Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 (Pub.L. 111–312, H.R. 4853, 124 Stat. 3296, enacted December 17, 2010, also known as the 2010 Tax Relief Act), was passed by the United States Congress on December 16, 2010, and signed into ...
On the Nomination PN958: Michael B. Mukasey, of New York, to be Attorney General
Nov 8, 2007. Nomination Confirmed 53/40.
From Jan 1999 to Jan 2017, Schumer missed 58 of 5,655 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is on par with the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Congressional Biographical Directory for elected positions
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills