Additional Information on Charles Schumer

Additional Information on Charles Schumer


* From 1989 through mid-2014, Schumer received more than $69.5 million in political contributions.

* In 1997 Schumer co-sponsored Congressman Matthew Martinez’s Job Creation and Infrastructure Restoration Act, which proposed to use $250 billion in federal funds for the establishment of union-wage jobs rebuilding infrastructure (e.g., schools, hospitals, libraries, public transportation, highways, and parks). Martinez had previously introduced this bill in 1995 at the the request of the Los Angeles Labor Coalition for Public Works Jobs, whose leaders were all supporters or members of the Communist Party USA.

* In April 2014, Schumer, citing the need for “pay equity” for women, was the Senate Democrats’ chief political strategist in rallying support for the Paycheck Fairness Act, rooted in the false premise that female employees were being paid less than equally qualified, equally experienced male workers.

* On March 26, 2000, Schumer attended the New York Working Families Party‘s (WFP) national convention. In 2004 the WFP attracted 150,000 voteson its line for Senator Schumer.

* In December 2013 Schumer said that federal benefits for retired military veterans should be reduced, just as benefits for “civilian federal employees have been cut, cut, cut.” By contrast, Schumer opposed suggestions that Members of Congress should take a pay cut, lamenting that their salaries had not been raised “in a long time,” and that they were generally paying more for healthcare insurance than in years past.

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