Topic: Charles Schumer
A report released Thursday finds that all 18 firms lining up for tens of billions in US-backed loans for new nuclear power plants would use overseas jobs to build most of them.
07/02/2010 12:36 pm
Elena Kagan is as guarded as any other Supreme Court nominee about her views on specific cases. But she is winning over senators anyway – by drawing giggles, laughs and even some outright guffaws from the lawmakers.
06/30/2010 11:47 am
The House passed the Disclose Act Wednesday. The act addresses the Supreme Court ruling that struck down campaign finance spending limits on corporations. But some organizations, like the NRA, are exempt. The bill faces a tough fight in the Senate.
06/25/2010 09:43 am
Gen. David Petraeus is likely to win Senate confirmation as the top US commander in Afghanistan. But the hearing could reopen a debate on strategy, especially the 2011 planned troop drawdown.
06/23/2010 10:22 pm
Monday's confession from attempted Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad has put the spotlight on the Pakistani Taliban's absence from the official US terrorist list.
06/23/2010 10:09 am
Congress faces a formidable agenda this summer, but nothing is as wrenching as upcoming votes to fund new spending on the Afghanistan war.
06/09/2010 08:40 pm
As the BP oil spill cleanup continued last week, Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) proposed new legislative action that would raise the BP's liability. Are we entering a new era of increased regulation?
06/07/2010 12:22 pm
Senator Lincoln wants to stop big banks' risky derivative trades from being subsidized by taxpayers. Here's how to keep her measure in the financial reform bill.
06/01/2010 11:50 am
'Fair Elections' reform would allow public servants like those in Congress to focus on policy, not fundraising.
05/24/2010 02:35 pm
DHS announced federal grants for port and transit security Thursday. Some say New York security got less, but it actually received more, when stimulus funds are included, the White House says.
05/13/2010 07:49 pm