137 Total Quotes

Charles Schumer Quotes

Charles Schumer
His [President George W. Bush} two greatest priorities are permanent tax cuts and Social Security. And somehow just by coincidence the real bite of those programs, which make the deficit even worse than it is, don't occur until 2009, starting when the president leaves office.
Charles Schumer
#Priorities

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Anyone who thinks that this nomination is a foregone conclusion is sadly mistaken.
Charles Schumer
#Conclusion

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The time in history, and Sandra Day O'Connor's removal, means the focus on real questions will be greater than it has ever been, because she was a swing nominee at a time of a divided court and a divided country.
Charles Schumer
#Focus

Charles Schumer
America stood with New York in its time of need and we will stand with the people of the Gulf states now that they need us,
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#America

Charles Schumer
You'll see things like minimum wage, buying prescription drugs in Canada, trying to improve our clean air and clean water,
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#Canada

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I think Democrats understand we have a great opportunity, ... We've gotten much better at blocking some of the bad things the Republicans would do, but we know you can't be a party of long-term majorities unless you put forward the things you would do.
Charles Schumer
#Democrats

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The repeated denials for a requested transfer raise serious questions about the appearance of whistleblower retaliation.
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#Appearance

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judicial philosophy and his commitment to civil rights, workers' rights, women's rights.
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#Civil Rights

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is good evidence that Mr. Fitzgerald is, indeed, following this investigation to its logical conclusion, even if it reaches the highest levels of our government.
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#Conclusion

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A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
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#American Politician #Iraq

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Giving up even an ounce of precious freedom is a very serious thing to do.
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#American Politician #Freedom

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These subpoenas are one indication that what we had hoped would happen with regard to the CIA leak probe is indeed happening -- that it will be a thorough and fearless investigation,
Charles Schumer
#CIA

Charles Schumer
These subpoenas are one indication that what we had hoped would happen with regard to the CIA leak probe is indeed happening -- that it will be a thorough and fearless investigation.
Charles Schumer
#CIA

Charles Schumer
With all the rhetoric on America's dependence on foreign oil, we ought to be making a commitment to energy-efficient technologies, just as we made a commitment to land a man on the moon.
Charles Schumer
#Commitment

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The risk here isn't turning courtrooms into a circus or unduly invading someone's privacy. The risk is the danger we pose to our society and our democracy when we close off our institutions to the people they're supposed to serve.
Charles Schumer
#Danger

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Campaigns more often than not must focus on things that divide us, ... But government and public service must focus more on the causes that unite us.
Charles Schumer
#Focus

Charles Schumer
I'm prepared to do everything I can to stop the nomination of Justice Pickering. We can do a lot better.
Charles Schumer
#Justice

Charles Schumer
People desperately want work. The best thing we can do is give them jobs by stimulating the economy in a real way. But until we do, it is our fundamental and solemn and important responsibility to at least let them live a life of dignity, maintain the payment on the home, feed the child, put a coat on the spouse's back.
Charles Schumer
#Economy

Charles Schumer
My wife and I stay up late at night trying to figure out how we'll send our daughters to college,
Charles Schumer
#College

Charles Schumer
The echoes of then-Judge Thomas's empty reassurances that he was a mainstream jurist are ringing in the ears of every senator who listened to many nearly identical statements from Judge Roberts last week,
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#Ears

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Republicans are saying take the politics out of it, but they all marched in lockstep. Democrats made their mind up independently.
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#Democrats

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I put too much blood, sweat and tears into passing the Brady law, ... This does not sacrifice Brady... it extends Brady and it does it very, very well.
Charles Schumer
#Law

Charles Schumer
Ideological warriors whether from the Left or the Right are bad news for the bench. They tend to make law, not interpret law. And that's not what any of us should want from our judges.
Charles Schumer
#American Politician #Bench

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It's inevitable that this is just the beginning, it's not the end, of this gasoline crisis! ... twiddling our thumbs while Rome burns ... we are weakened in every way!
Charles Schumer
#Beginning

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He will be the kind of president that our country deserves and our times demand. He will be the principled fighter for all the American people.
Charles Schumer
#Country

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This is the time for a consensus nominee,
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#Consensus

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Now more than ever we need a consensus nominee,
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#Consensus