Chuck Schumer

Schumer on U.S. Senate floor condemns ‘rank antisemitism’ amid Israel-Hamas war

BY: - November 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the nation’s highest-ranking Jewish official, spoke from the chamber on Wednesday about the rise of antisemitism in the United States since the attack by Hamas militants on Israel and that nation’s airstrikes on Gaza. Schumer, speaking to a mostly empty chamber, an unlikely setting for what he described […]

Tuberville blockade of military nominees could be evaded after move by U.S. Senate panel

BY: - November 14, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-led Senate Committee on Rules and Administration approved a resolution meant to bypass Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s blockade of hundreds of U.S. military nominees as he continues to protest a Pentagon abortion policy. The Rules Committee voted 9-7 along party lines to, in essence, temporarily change a Senate floor process to allow […]

U.S. House pushes through Israel-only aid bill with dim future in Senate

BY: - November 2, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday approved a $14.3 billion spending bill to aid Israel in its war against Hamas, but the measure stands no chance of passing the Senate and has elicited a veto threat from the White House. The 14-page bill, one of the first major tests for newly elected GOP Speaker […]

Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville sits with his hand up, one finger covering his mouth.

Three top military nominees near U.S. Senate votes despite Tuberville blockade

BY: - November 1, 2023

WASHINGTON — The battle over Sen. Tommy Tuberville’s blockade of U.S. military promotions over a Pentagon abortion policy inched forward Wednesday after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer brought three top nominees to the floor, including President Joe Biden’s pick for the U.S. Marines’ second-in-command after its top general suffered a medical emergency. Schumer filed cloture […]

A murky outlook for Ukraine aid with U.S. House leadership in turmoil

BY: - October 5, 2023

WASHINGTON — Additional military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine was on shaky ground earlier this week, before U.S. House Republicans evicted Kevin McCarthy from the speaker’s office. The revolt by eight members of the House GOP Conference, largely spurred by bipartisan deals McCarthy struck on the debt limit and a short-term government funding bill, complicated […]

Bipartisan U.S. Senate group to travel to East Asia amid rising China tensions

BY: - October 3, 2023

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Idaho Republican U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo will lead a bipartisan delegation to China, Japan and South Korea next week, Schumer’s office said Tuesday. The trip, scheduled for a week when the Senate will not be in session, comes amid escalating tensions with China, including the country’s internet regulator […]

COMMENTARY

Clothes don’t really make the man, they only cover him

BY: - September 26, 2023

Last week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) eased up the informal dress code on the Senate floor. He said in a statement that senators are now able to choose what they wear on the Senate floor, but he will continue to wear a suit. Most people immediately thought of Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.), who […]

U.S. Senate confirms a military nominee, the first since Tuberville blockade began

BY: - September 21, 2023

The U.S. Senate confirmed a nominee for a high-ranking military post Wednesday night and advanced another, the first votes on military nominations or promotions since Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville started blocking them seven months ago to protest Defense Department abortion policies. Tuberville did not object to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, […]

Tuberville opponents plant hundreds of signs outside U.S. Capitol in protest of blockade

BY: - September 19, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than 300 signs dotted the lawn outside the U.S. Senate Tuesday, each bearing the name of a military nominee blocked this year by Republican Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama in protest of a Pentagon abortion policy. Multiple Democratic senators delivered comments Tuesday at the sign installation organized by the progressive VoteVets Political […]

U.S. Senate to examine AI’s wide-ranging impact, Schumer and Rounds say

BY: - September 14, 2023

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and South Dakota Republican Sen. Mike Rounds said Thursday they’re part of a bipartisan and private-sector consensus about the need for government oversight of artificial intelligence on a range of issues. Schumer, a New York Democrat, and Rounds held an informal bipartisan news conference Thursday to discuss […]

Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville sits with his hand up, one finger covering his mouth.

Tuberville blockade of military nominees roils hearing for top Air Force official

BY: - September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — The Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday conducted a nomination hearing for the next U.S. Air Force chief of staff, a key appointment caught up in the more than 300 military promotions currently blocked by Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville in protest of the Pentagon’s abortion policy. Gen. David W. Allvin, now vice chief […]