Chuck Schumer

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More than two dozen protesters have briefly occupied the Capitol Hill office of Sen. Charles Schumer, objecting to close ties to Wall Street by the man poised to lead Senate Democrats.

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Three-term Democratic New York U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer has won re-election, easily fending off a challenge from a little-known and poorly funded Republican New York City lawyer.

Schumer is in line to succeed retiring Nevada Sen. Harry Reid as leader of Senate Democrats next year. 

Schumer was first elected to Congress in 1980 and hasn't faced a serious challenge in the heavily Democratic state since defeating Republican incumbent Sen. Alfonse D'Amato in 1998.

Nathaniel Brooks / The New York Times via AP

New York’s senior Senator Charles Schumer, in the only debate with his opponent, attorney Wendy Long,  says he’s “appalled” by FBI Director James Comey’s actions, including the decision announced Friday to reexamine emails from Hillary Clinton’s top aide for evidence of misuse of classified materials.


U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants the Federal Communications Commission to upgrade the Wireless Emergency Alert system after the Chelsea bombing.

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Seven community support programs on Long Island are each receiving $125,000 in federal funding to fight youth substance abuse.

New York Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding on Wednesday. Schumer says Long Island’s drug crisis is symptomatic of the problem facing the country.