Chuck Schumer

Government, Business

Infrastructure Bill Fails First Test Vote

U.S. Senate chamber after the failed infrastructure test vote The U.S. Senate chamber after the failed test vote. (

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans rejected an effort July 21 to begin debate on a big infrastructure deal that a bipartisan group of senators brokered with President Joe Biden. But supporters in both parties remained hopeful of another chance in coming days.

July 21, 2021
Government, Business

Schumer Wants Senate Votes Soon on Biden’s Agenda

Chuck Schumer Schumer by Ting Shen/Bloomberg

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said July 9 he wants his chamber to vote on pivotal budget and infrastructure legislation before lawmakers break for their August recess, and warned he may delay that summer break to allow more time for work on President Joe Biden’s top domestic goals.

Alan Fram | Associated Press
July 9, 2021

Democrats Look to Budget, Bipartisan Bills to Advance Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Sen. Chuck Schumer "We’re not going to sacrifice the bigness and boldness in this [infrastructure] bill. We will just pursue two paths and at some point they will join,” Sen. Chuck Schumer says. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press)

After the White House and Senate Republicans ended negotiations on an infrastructure package, congressional Democratic leaders announced their intention to rely on an intricate budget process to pass a key piece of the president’s domestic agenda.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
June 10, 2021

Infrastructure Investments Possible Under Biden, Sen. Chuck Schumer Says

Chuck Schumer Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) speaks during the virtual Democratic National Convention on Aug. 18, 2020. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The top Democrat in the U.S. Senate argued investments in infrastructure networks would be achievable in Congress under a Joe Biden administration and Democratic majority.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
August 19, 2020

Sen. Charles Schumer Urges Feds to Quickly Limit Speed of Big Rigs

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NEW YORK — As officials in Tennessee are investigating whether a school bus driver was speeding when he crashed into a tree, killing five children and an adult, Sen. Charles Schumer is urging federal officials to implement an anti-speeding proposal for trucks and buses before the end of the year.

Rachel Shapiro | Staten Island Advance, N.Y.
November 23, 2016

Top Senate Democrat Receptive to Trump Infrastructure Plan

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President-elect Donald Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure investment proposal he plans to advance during the first 100 days of his administration will be considered with an open mind by Senate Democrats, the Democratic leader in the upper chamber said over the weekend.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 21, 2016