Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Crying on TV doesn't qualify Kimmel to set nation's gun agenda Trump knocks ‘fake’ news coverage of his trip to Puerto Rico MORE (D-N.Y.) had nothing but praise for President-elect Barack Obama's choice of Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.) as his White House chief of staff.

Here's Schumer's statement:
"He is the perfect choice. He knows the Hill, he knows substance, he knows politics, and most importantly, he can get the job done."

Schumer and Emanuel served as the heads of the Democratic campaign efforts in their respective chambers of Congress in 2006, when Democrats recaptured control of Congress.