Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Senator from New York, Democrat

Schumer, a Democrat, has been a senator from New York since Jan 6, 1999 (next election in 2016).

He was previously the representative for New York's 9th congressional district (1993-1998); the representative for New York's 10th congressional district (1983-1992); and the representative for New York's 16th congressional district (1981-1982).

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2015 Report Card

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Sponsorship Analysis

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)

Committee Membership

Charles “Chuck” Schumer sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schumer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Foreign Trade and International Finance (38%) Taxation (16%) Health (13%) Crime and Law Enforcement (13%) Transportation and Public Works (9%) Government Operations and Politics (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Schumer’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 1999 to May 2016, Schumer missed 58 of 5,548 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 1.6% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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