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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer points to a countdown clock on the transportation bill on Capitol Hill, pushing the House to pass the Senate bill. Sens. Mark Begich and Barbara Boxer are behind him. "Speaker [John A.} Boehner has once again been painted in a corner by the tea-party wing of his caucus," Mr. Schumer said Wednesday. (Associated Press)

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Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York (left) and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut are calling for investigations into whether employers asking for Facebook passwords during job interviews are violating federal law. (Associated Press)

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Democratic Sens. Charles E. Schumer of New York and Barbara Boxer of California arrive Thursday to speak to reporters about legislation funding the Federal Aviation Administration. (Associated Press)

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, speak to the media on Capitol Hill after the Senate passed the debt ceiling plan on Aug. 2, 2011. (Drew Angerer/The Washington Times)

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"Republicans' short-term plan is a nonstarter in the Senate and in the White House," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, with Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, looking on. "It appears to me at this stage that the Republicans are more interested in trying to embarrass the president than doing what's right for the country." (Associated Press)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer (left), New York Democrat, and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Maryland Democrat, take part in a news conference about the debt limit on Thursday, July 14, 2011, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said the balanced budget amendment would make it harder for the wealthy "to chip in their fair share." (Associated Press)

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer calls the car-rental industry's proposed two-tier program on cars under recall a "double standard" that does not ensure user safety. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood (left) is joined by Democratic Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey and Charles E. Schumer of New York (right) at New York's Pennsylvania Station on Monday for an announcement of nearly $800 million in projects to improve service in the travel-congested Northeast.

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DEALER: Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, said, "You can't balance the budget by cutting domestic discretionary spending alone." (Bloomberg)

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Sen. Joe Manchin III (left), West Virginia Democrat, and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, arrive to vote on the spending bill Wednesday. The Senate rejected competing Republican and Democratic spending bills as the clock continued ticking down to a March 18 deadline. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, warns that when "you try to make cuts this deep to a slice of the budget this narrow, it is almost impossible to do responsibly."

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Associated Press Sen. Charles E. Schumer, whose campaign-finance reform bill died recently in the Senate, reported raising $23.2 million.

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Associated Press Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, saw his campaign-finance reform bill meet the same fate Thursday as in July.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks to reporters off the Senate floor Thursday. He said he hopes a $600 million border-security measure approved Thursday clears the way for consideration of comprehensive immigration-reform legislation.

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, speaks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, after the Senate passed a $600 million bill to pay for more law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Associated Press Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, at a Thursday news conference discusses legislation he introduced to provide funding for 1,000 new Border Patrol agents.

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Associated Press Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont joins fellow Senate Democrats (from left) Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Charles E. Schumer of New York, and Dianne Feinstein of California after Elena Kagan's confirmation vote.

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Anna Marie Miazga of Marcy, N.Y., shows Sen. Charles E. Schumer a photo of her daughter Suzanne, killed in the Lockerbie bombing. "The families of the victims have the right to know if [the bomber's] release was part of an oil deal," he said.