Latest Charles Schumer News

Senate passes reauthorization of key US surveillance program after midnight deadline

Apr. 20, 2024 01:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After its midnight deadline, the Senate voted early Saturday to reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance law after divisions over whether the FBI should be restricted from using the program to search for Americans’ data nearly forced the statute to lapse. The...

Senate advances renewal of key US surveillance program as detractors seek changes

Apr. 18, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate advanced legislation Thursday that would reauthorize a key U.S. surveillance tool as lawmakers and the Biden administration rushed to tamp down fresh concerns about the program violating Americans' civil liberties. The bipartisan legislation would...

Senate rejects impeachment articles against Mayorkas, ending trial against Cabinet secretary

Apr. 17, 2024 23:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate dismissed all impeachment charges against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on Wednesday, ending the House Republican push to remove the Cabinet secretary from office over his handling of the U.S.-Mexico border and shutting down his trial before arguments...

Schumer says US will provide $6.1 billion to Micron Technology for chip plants in NY, Idaho

Apr. 17, 2024 20:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has reached an agreement to provide $6.1 billion in government support for Micron Technology to produce advanced memory computer chips in New York and Idaho. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., personally courted Micron to build...

House Republicans send Mayorkas impeachment articles to the Senate, forcing a trial

Apr. 16, 2024 17:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday, forcing a trial on allegations that he has “willfully and systematically” refused to enforce immigration laws. While the Senate is...

House Speaker Mike Johnson says he will push for aid to Israel and Ukraine this week

Apr. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson said Sunday he will try to advance wartime aid for Israel this week as he attempts the difficult task of winning House approval for a national security package that also includes funding for Ukraine and allies in Asia. Johnson, R-La., is...

Mayorkas impeachment trial set to start in Senate next week, but may be over before it starts

Apr. 09, 2024 16:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans will delay bringing their case against Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate until next week, two months after impeaching the Homeland Security secretary. It will be the third time in five years that senators are sworn in as jurors in the court of impeachment. ...

Donald Trump is demanding a new judge just days before the start of his hush-money criminal trial

Apr. 06, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is demanding a new judge just days before his hush-money criminal trial is set to begin, rehashing longstanding grievances with the current judge in a long-shot, eleventh-hour bid to disrupt and delay the case. Trump's lawyers —...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 02, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: March 30 The Washington Post on the Israel-Gaza war As the war in Gaza grinds on into its sixth month, cracks are showing in the once unequivocally united front between Israel and the...

House Speaker Mike Johnson will send Mayorkas impeachment to the Senate next month

Mar. 28, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson on Thursday indicated he will send articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate shortly after Congress returns to Washington next month. The Republican speaker said he would send the two...