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December 11, 2013

Overheard: The Schumer Rule, Debunked?

“You know that line about, ‘You do not want to get between Chuck Schumer and a TV camera?’ I am living proof that is not true.”

— Sen. Bill Nelson

December 3, 2013

Whose District Is It Anyway?

The first years after the decennial redistricting can be confusing for everyone. Case in point? Consider the situation of our CQ Roll Call colleague Frank Oliveri, a Bronx, N.Y., native who was talking Tuesday with Rep. Charles B. Rangel, D-N.Y., about the weekend’s deadly Metro North train crash.

Whose District Is It Anyway?

Rangel, who knows his new district. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Rangel told Oliveri he was surprised that the train lacked automatic breaks. The two proceeded to the House subway and were joined by another New York Democrat, Rep. Jerrold Nadler. Rangel informed Nadler, as he had told Oliveri moments before, that the crash happened in Rangel’s district.

“Serrano told me it was in his district,” Nadler said, referring to another New York Democrat, Rep. José E. Serrano.

“Well, he’s wrong,” Rangel said.

“Redistricting,” Nadler said.

“Redistricting,” Rangel said.

And the train went down the line.

 

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