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)
Read our 2015 Report Card for Schumer for more statistics.
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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Schumer’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- S. 3197: Quiet Communities Act of 2016
- S. 3207: A bill to authorize the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically ...
- S. 3026: ROBOCOP Act
- S. 2934: Fix Gun Checks Act of 2016
- S. 2929: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located ...
- S. 2900: Preventing Terrorism Through Social Media Act of 2016
- S.Res. 443: A resolution designating April 2016 as “National Sarcoidosis Awareness Month”.
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From Jan 1999 to Jul 2016, Schumer missed 58 of 5,594 roll call votes, which is 1.0%. This is better than the median of 1.7% 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