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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Full Name: Charles 'Chuck' E. Schumer
Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Majority Policy Committee Chair
First Elected: 11/03/1998
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2016
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Iris; 2 Children: Jessica, Alison
Birth Date: 11/23/1950
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
Home City: Brooklyn, NY
Religion: Jewish
Date Title
May 1, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Penalize Airlines That Violate American Law and Discriminate Against Israeli Citizens
Jan. 29, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee - Improving Voter Registration and Voting Opportunities for Military and Overseas Voters
Oct. 22, 2013 Schumer, "The Future of Privacy Forum' (FPF) Release New Code-of-Conduct Agreed to By Location-Technology Companies
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Inspector General Charles McCullough III, Director of National Intelligence - Surveillance Authorities
Sept. 12, 2013 Schumer Media Shield Bill Clears Senate Judiciary Committee on Bipartisan Vote
Aug. 4, 2013 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: National Security Agency Reforms
July 30, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission -Tracking Shoppers' Movements
July 19, 2013 Graham, Schumer Resolution Encourages Russia to Turn Over Edward Snowden to American Authorities
July 17, 2013 Letter to Honorable Anthony Foxx, Secretary of the Department of Transportation - Saudi Arabian Airlines
July 17, 2013 Schumer, Graham, Bipartisan Group Push New Media Shield Law - Legislation Would Codify & Augment New DOJ Media Guidelines and Provide Additional Protections, Ensuring they Can't Be Undone
July 3, 2013 Schumer, Cornyn to Introduce Legislation to Improve Voting Process for Military and Overseas Voters - Plan Would Ensure Timely Access to, and Return of Ballots from Military Service Members and their Families
June 2, 2013 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript - IRS Targeting and Immigration Reform
May 16, 2013 Letter to Colleagues - Support Media Shield Legislation
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller - Religion and Hate Crimes
Jan. 9, 2013 Schumer: Democrats and Republicans Will Agree -- Finger Lakes Wine & NY Honey Is Some of the Best Around
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
June 18, 2012 Letter to Apple and Google
March 25, 2012 Letter to Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of Department of Justice
Nov. 10, 2011 Mikulski, Cardin Praise Senate Committee Passage Of Bill To Create Harriet Tubman National Historical Parks
June 29, 2011 13 Senators Team Up to Assure LGBT Youth that "It Gets Better"
Feb. 18, 2011 Grassley, Schumer, Leahy Introduce Sunshine In The Courtroom Act
Dec. 17, 2010 Letter to Susan E. Rice, United States Ambassador, United Nations
May 5, 2010 Hearing Of The Senate Committee On Rules And Administration - Voting By Mail: An Examination Of State And Local Experiences
March 11, 2010 Schumer Announces Federal Agency Heeds His Request to Translate Voter Registration Forms Into Five Asian Languages
Dec. 10, 2009 Senate Judiciary Committee Clears Media Shield Bill
Oct. 9, 2009 Schumer Urges Election Assistance Commission To Move Quickly And Translate Voter Registration Forms Into Asian Languages Before Start Of 2010 Primaries
Sept. 29, 2009 Letter To The Honorable Hillary Clinton, Secretary, United States Department Of State
June 3, 2009 Hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee - The Uniting American Families Act: Addressing Inequality in Federal Immigration Law
May 26, 2009 MSNBC "Andrea Mitchell Reports" - Transcript
April 7, 2009 Letter to The Honorable Eric Holder, Attorney General, United States Department of Justice
March 26, 2009 Hearing Of The Senate Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs Committee - Enhancing Investor Protection And The Regulation Of Securities Markets - Part II
March 19, 2009 Schumer Pushes for Full Funding for Voting Rights Legislation
March 11, 2009 Schumer Reveals Groundbreaking New Study from Voting Experts: Up to 7 Million Registered Voters were Prevented or Discouraged from Casting Ballots in '08 Election
Feb. 26, 2009 Commemorating the Role of Enslaved African Americans in Construction of the Capitol
May 2, 2008 Letter to The Honorable Michael Mukasey, Attorney General
March 16, 2008 "Fox News Sunday" - Transcript
Feb. 4, 2008 FISA Amendments Act of 2007
Oct. 4, 2007 Schumer Helps Secure Senate Committee Passage Of Media Shield Bill
June 7, 2007 Senator Charles E. Schumer - "Preventing Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation in Federal Elections" Senate Committee on the Judiciary
July 20, 2006 Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks, and Coretta Scott King Voting Rights Act Reauthorization and Amendments Act of 2006
June 2, 2006 Schumer Blasts President for not Declaring the Month of June National Caribbean-American Heritage Month
May 4, 2006 Vote Explanation
May 3, 2006 Schumer Introdcues Bipartisan Extension of Historic Voting Rights Act
Feb. 2, 2006 Tax Relief Extension Reconciliation Act of 2005
Oct. 7, 2005 Recognizing and honoring the Life and Achievements of Constance Baker Motley
June 16, 2005 Schumer Testifies Before Commerce Committee To Urge Passage Of Identity Theft Legislation
Nov. 23, 2004 Schumer Secures $500,000 for Tools for Tolerance Program
July 13, 2004 Federal Marriage Amendment
May 18, 2004 100th Birthday of Late Senator Jacab Javits
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