Sen. Charles “Chuck” Schumer [D]

Senator from New York

Elected Positions:

Dates Title State / District
1999-2016 Senator New York
1993-1998 Representative New York's 9th District
1983-1992 Representative New York's 10th District
1981-1982 Representative New York's 16th District

2014 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 (36%) Taxation (18%) Crime and Law Enforcement (15%) Health (10%) Transportation and Public Works (7%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Immigration (5%) Commerce (3%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

From Jan 1999 to Nov 2015, Schumer missed 58 of 5,430 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. 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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