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Charles Schumer

Charles Schumer (born November 23, 1950) is the senior Senator from the state of New York and is a member of the Democratic Party.

Schumer was born in Brooklyn, New York. Schumer served in the New York State House of Representatives from 1974 to 1980. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1980 to 1998. He has served in the United States Senate from 1998 when he defeated incumbent Republican Alfonse D'Amato in a bitter election campaign.

Senator Schumer currently serves on following Senate committees: