The Democratic leader is known as a tenacious fighter and a master of legislative tactics.
Despite the clear sailing for Schumer, there is now a 20-month runway for him to navigate.
Durbin says he told Schumer, “I think you’ve earned this.“
The New York senator is currently the No. 3 Senate Democrat in leadership.
The Senate Minority Leader will step down at the end of his current term.
The proposal would alter payment systems for Medicare providers, extend CHIP funding.
House Speaker John A. Boehner paid tribute to the greatest living golfer Tuesday for his grace in defeat.
But Speaker John Boehner has a chance to end the first legislative quarter on a surprisingly upbeat note.
Many Democrats expect the young Florida congressman to soon announce a campaign for the seat held by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).
“Failure is not an option,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.), the majority whip and No. 2 GOP leader, said Thursday.