Articles Tagged 'Charles E. Schumer'

Congress races to avert shutdown after Trump retreats on border wall

Members of Congress resigned themselves Tuesday to another short-term spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and get the government through the holidays and into… READ MORE

Democrats look for new grand bargain on immigration

by S.A. Miller and Stephen Dinan
February 14, 2018
Democrats blocked an attempt Tuesday to crack down on sanctuary cities as they tried to steer the Senate’s immigration debate toward their goal of legalizing… READ MORE

Schumer, Pelosi cancel meeting with Trump as shutdown showdown begins

by Stephen Dinan
November 28, 2017
The top two Democrats in Congress canceled a meeting with President Trump slated for later Tuesday, saying they didn’t see him as a viable partner… READ MORE

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump is committed to the border wall

by Sally Persons
September 14, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that President Trump is committed to building the border wall. “The wall is already going through… READ MORE

Democrats plan to force vote on Arizona immigration law if it’s upheld by court

April 24, 2012

By Rosalind S. Helderman, Washington Post

Senate Democrats are making plans to force a floor vote on legislation that would invalidate Arizona’s controversial immigration statute if the Supreme Court upholds the law this summer.Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) will announce the fallback legislation at a hearing on the Arizona law Tuesday, a day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments 

Senate OKs stopgap funding for highways and FAA

September 16, 2011
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times In a flurry of bipartisan cooperation late Thursday, the Senate cleared a $7 billion bill to boost federal disaster funding and measures to keep theFederal Aviation Administration and federal highway spending going for the rest of this year, as lawmakers brushed aside conservatives’ concerns over the deficit. The FAA and highway programs were extended at… READ MORE

Democrats cite U.S. security in pushing Justice job nominee

May 9, 2011
By Sean Lengell-The Washington Times With a key test vote in the Senate on Monday, Democrats are playing the national security card in their push to get the No. 2 man at the Justice Department confirmed. Democrats argue that acting Deputy Attorney General James Cole, whom President Obama wants named to the post permanently, needs full congressional backing if the… READ MORE

Unanimous Senate OKs $600M for border

August 7, 2010
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times The Senate on Thursday voted to hire 1,000 more U.S. Border Patrol agents as part of a $600 million border-security… READ MORE

Brooklyn Concert Series Finds a Fan in Senate

June 5, 2010
By Ben Ssisario, The New York Times For four years, the hippest of New York’s hipsters have flocked to the free Pool Parties concerts in… READ MORE

Senate says no to 6,000 border troops

May 30, 2010
By Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times Senate Democrats managed Thursday to block deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, but the proposal… READ MORE

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