Sen. Charles E. Schumer (right), accompanied by (from left) Sens. Bernard Sanders, Tom Harkin and Chris Coons, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, about the possibility of Americans abruptly losing their jobless benefits at the end of the year. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
“If you are mentally ill, whether you’re a veteran or not, just like if you’re a felon, if you’re a veteran or not, and you have been judged to be mentally infirm, you should not have a gun.”— Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat (Associated Press)
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)
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)
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)
"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)
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)
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.
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)
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.