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.
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)
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.
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.