WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senate Democratic Policy Chair Charles Schumer (D-NY), a key member of the leadership, will diagnose what went wrong for Democrats in the 2014 election and what they must do to be successful in 2016 and beyond at a National Press Club Newsmaker at 10AM, Tuesday, November 25, in the Zenger Room. The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St NW, at 14th and F Streets, NW, 13th Floor.
In the current Congress, Schumer is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and Chair of the key Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenship, which will oversee President Obama's executive order on immigration. He also Chairs the Senate Rules Committee and is a member of the Senate Finance Committee and the Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee.
As a member of the House for 18 years from 1980-98 representing Brooklyn and Queens, he authored the Omnibus Crime Bill, and was a leading sponsor of the Violence Against Women Act and the Brady Bill. He co-wrote the Assault Weapons Ban and sponsored the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. He also sponsored legislation that required banks and credit card companies to provide greater disclosure.
In 1998, he was elected to Senate and worked hard for aid to New York City following the 9-11 2001 attacks. He was the author of legislation that eliminated barriers that delay low-cost generic medications and led efforts to make college tuition tax deductible.
In 2004, after his reelection, he successfully led the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee for two cycles. Following the elections of 2006, Majority Leader Reid appointed Schumer as Vice Chair of the Democratic Conference, the number three position on the Democratic Leadership team and a position he continues to hold. In 2009, he was selected Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, which oversees federal elections, voting rights, and campaign finance. After New Yorkers re-elected him for a third term in 2010, he took on an expanded role in the Senate as Chairman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Center.
After graduating from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Schumer in 1974 ran for the New York State Assembly, becoming, at 23, the youngest member of the State Legislature since Theodore Roosevelt.
For More Information Contact: Bob Weiner, NPC Newsmakers Committee event coordinator, 301-283-0821 or cell 202-306-1200; [email protected]
SOURCE National Press Club Newsmakers Committee and Robert Weiner Associates