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At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: Scared Republicans Can Pass Immigration Reform, Tea Party Has ‘Peaked’

At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”

06/27/2014

Plastic And 3-D Gun Ban Passes House, Democrats Look To Expand Restrictions

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would extend a 1988 law banning plastic guns that could slip past X-ray machines and metal detectors – but some Democrats are calling for tougher, more modern restrictions.

12/04/2013

File photo of Sen. Chuck Schumer. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Schumer Calls For More Border Agents In Buffalo

Sen. Charles Schumer says an understaffed Buffalo border is to blame for lane closures and backups that result in long wait times that are not only frustrating to drivers but detrimental to the local economy.

12/02/2013

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Dems Look To Give President Automatic Debt Ceiling Authority

Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.

10/29/2013

file photo of Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Schumer: We Do Not Have Adequate Technology To Guard Border

A bipartisan group of senators crafting a sweeping immigration bill vowed Wednesday that they would be ready to unveil it when Congress reconvenes in less than two weeks after getting a firsthand look at a crucial component of their legislation: security along the U.S.-Mexico border.

03/28/2013

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., take part in Politico's Playbook Breakfast series on Jan. 30, 2013 at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Members Of Gang Of Eight To Tour US-Mexico Border

A group of U.S. senators who will be influential in shaping and negotiating details of an immigration reform package is traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona to get a firsthand look at issues affecting the region.

03/27/2013

Sen. John McCain said that failure to pass immigration reform will harm the Republican party. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McCain: Failure To Pass Immigration Reform Will Continue GOP Election Losses

Sen. John McCain is warning fellow Republicans that failure to pass comprehensive immigration legislation could mean continued election losses for the GOP, as Republican-friendly states like Arizona fall to the Democrats.

01/30/2013

President Barack Obama. (credit: Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama Holding Campaign-Style Event In Vegas To Push Immigration Legislation

Seeking swift action on immigration, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as well as making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security.

01/29/2013

At a Democratic leaders press conference on Thursday, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that House Republicans are too “afraid of the Tea Party” to pass immigration reform, adding that the reality is that the Tea Party’s power has already “peaked.”  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Schumer: ‘Odds Are Better Than People Think’ Fiscal Cliff Deal Gets Done

A Senate Democrat says he believes “odds are better than people think” that a deal can be reached to avoid automatic tax increases and spending cuts next week.

12/28/2012