Schumer graduated from law school and passed the New York bar exam, although he never went on to practice law. Instead, he decided to enter the political world as a politician. Since then, he has served in the Senate. When it comes to critical issues like immigration, health care, and financial regulation, Sen. Chuck Schumer has been a crucial player. Possibly, this is the reason he was appointed dean of the congressional delegation.
In 1974, Schumer was elected to the New York State Assembly, which was his first major victory. He served as a member of the New York State Assembly from the 45th district, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York, the chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the chair of the Senate Rules Committee, the vice chair of the Senate Democratic Caucus, and the chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. He never lost an election in the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1981.
Chuck became a member of the House Judiciary Committee during Bill Clinton’s administration. In 1999, he was elected to the United States Senate as a Democrat from New York.
From 2005 to 2009, Schumer presided over the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as its chairman. For fundraising and recruiting Democratic candidates, his role was vital. It wasn’t long thereafter that he was asked to take on increasingly important roles in the Democratic Party.
In 2016 Schumer won his fourth term in the Senate when he was unanimously elected Democratic leader. He was anticipated to succeed Harry Reid, a former lawmaker who declared his intention to step down at the end of this year.
He stayed in this job before moving up to be Senate Majority Leader in Joe Biden’s administration. At the beginning of 2021, he took over Republican Mitch McConnell’s job.
Honorary degrees have been awarded to Schumer in celebration of his political career. Doctorates from Hofstra University, Hunter College and Adelphi University and Doctors of Laws from the New School, Touro Law Center and Brooklyn Law School are among them.
He’s a novelist, too, in addition to his political career. His first book, Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time, was published in 2007 and is still in print today.