DPCC Press Releases

Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Health Care and Reproductive Rights are at Risk with New Supreme Court Vacancy

September 23, 2020

The first issue-based report released as part of Senate Democrats' Captured Courts Project "Courts are the linchpin of the Republican anti-health care and anti-choice agenda. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a new report on how Americans' more...


Stabenow, Schumer, Whitehouse Announce Next Phase of Captured Courts Effort Detailing What’s at Stake for the American People

September 22, 2020

Following New Vacancy on the Supreme Court, Next Series of Reports will Show Real-World Impact of Courts' Decisions on Issues Ranging from Health Care to Climate and More. WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) announced that they will be releasing new reports that highlight how the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal judiciary system more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Enormous Stakes Of The Supreme Court Vacancy For Health Care And The Fundamental Rights Of Americans And Republican Hypocrisy In Moving Forward With A Supreme Court Nominee In A Presidential Election Year

September 21, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to lay out the enormous consequences this Supreme Court vacancy could have for the health care and fundamental rights of the American people. Senator Schumer said that Republicans’ praise of Justice Ginsburg is empty if they seek to undermine her last wish and legacy. Leader Schumer also spoke regarding the audacity of Republicans’ obvious violation of their own stated principles by deciding to more...


DPCC Report: Trump Knew.

September 10, 2020

President Trump was Briefed on How Deadly COVID-19 is, but Minimized the Dangers to the Public. Because of his Lies and Inaction, We've Lost Nearly 200,000 Americans. Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) today released a report putting President Trump's remarks on the COVID-19 pandemic up against the number of cases and deaths occurring in the United States. This week, we learned that President more...


DPCC Report: Economic Justice - Fighting Racial Disparities during COVID-19 and Beyond

September 9, 2020

As the COVID-19 Pandemic Hurts Communities of Color at Disproportionate Rates, Senate Democrats are Fighting to Correct Historic Inequalities Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) today released a report outlining why communities of color are suffering higher rates of unemployment and other consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlights how the Senate Democrats' Economic Justice Act more...


Across The Country, Americans Face Crisis As President Trump And Postmaster General DeJoy Undermine Post Office During Global Pandemic – Schumer, Peters Call For Americans To Share Their Stories

August 11, 2020

Louisville Courier-Journal (KY): Postal Service's Cost Cutting Is Frustrating Kentuckians — And Raising Election Concerns CBS 2 Chicago (IL): Postal Problems Mean No Checks, No Medications For Weeks Philadelphia Inquirer (PA): Mail Delays Are Frustrating Philly Residents, And A Short-Staffed Postal Service Is Struggling To Keep Up Fox News 8 (NC): Mail Delays Hurting Local Small Business Owners Lansing State Journal (MI): Michigan Absentee Voting Smashed more...


TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Blasts President Trump’s Unworkable, Weak And Narrow Executive Actions Amid Historic Coronavirus Crisis And Calls For A Serious Comprehensive Solution That Meets The Needs Of The American People.

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe and blasted the president’s unworkable, weak and narrow executive actions amidst this historic coronavirus crisis and called for a serious and comprehensive solution that will meet the needs of the American people. A transcript of the interview can be found below: Joe Scarborough: On that high note, let's bring in Minority Leader in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer. Chuck, I've got more...


TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Blasts President Trump’s Unworkable, Weak And Narrow Executive Actions Amid Historic Coronavirus Crisis And Calls For A Serious Comprehensive Solution That Meets The Needs Of The American People.

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe and blasted the president’s unworkable, weak and narrow executive actions  amidst this historic coronavirus crisis and called for a serious and comprehensive solution that will meet the needs of the American people. A transcript of the interview can be found below: Joe Scarborough: On that high note, let's bring in Minority Leader in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer. Chuck, I've got more...


TRANSCRIPT: On ABC’s This Week, Sen. Schumer Calls President Trump’s Coronavirus Executive Orders ‘Unworkable, Weak, And Far Too Narrow’ To Meet The Needs Of The American People, Pushes For Real Solutions That Meet The Needs Of American Families

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday joined ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Leader Schumer said that President Trump’s recently unveiled executive orders are ‘unworkable, weak, and far too narrow’ to meet the health and economic crises facing the United States today and pushed for real legislative solutions that meet the needs of the American people. A transcript can be found below: George Stephanopoulos: We’re joined by the Senate more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Trump Coronavirus Announcements

August 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement after President Trump signed an executive order and memoranda instead of negotiating with Democrats to pass meaningful coronavirus relief legislation: “Today’s meager announcements by the President show President Trump still does not comprehend the seriousness or the urgency of the health and economic crises facing working families. We’re more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi On The Real And Negative Consequences For American Families From Republicans’ Delays And Dysfunction On Coronavirus Response

July 23, 2020


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Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on D.C. Statehood

July 1, 2020

Following Historic House Vote, Senate Democrats Heard from Congresswoman Norton, Mayor Bowser and D.C. Residents on Why the District of Columbia should be a State Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senator Tom Carper (DE), Senator Chris Van Hollen (MD), Senator Ben Cardin (MD), Senator Mark Warner (VA) and Senator Tim Kaine (VA) today hosted a virtual hearing to examine why Washington, D.C. should become the country's 51st state. The more...


DPCC Report: During the COVID-19 Crisis, Senate Democrats Are Putting People First

July 1, 2020

Eight DPCC Reports Outline the Health and Economic impacts of COVID-19 on American Families, the costs of Republican inaction and Senate Democrats' Plans for Action Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) today released a summary of eight DPCC reports that detail the devastating cost of Republican inaction and how Senate Democrats have put American families first during the COVID-19 crisis. The more...


DPCC Report: The Price of Inaction is Highest for Poor Families and Low-Wealth Americans

June 17, 2020

3rd Report on the Cost of Republican Inaction Highlights the Grave Consequences for Millions of Families Of Senator McConnell's Refusal to Act WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY) today released a report about the hardships poor families and low-wage workers will bear if Republicans fail to take action on the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here. "If Senator McConnell and more...


DPCC Report: Actions Speak Louder than Words – Essential Workers Deserve More than a Thank You

June 10, 2020

In Second Cost of Republican Inaction Report, Senate Democrats Continue Call for Premium Pay and Workplace Safety Protections for Our Essential Frontline Workers WASHINGTON - Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), and Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Vice Chair Joe Manchin (WV) today released a report about essential workers-over 41 percent of whom are people of color-during the more...


DPCC Report: Stabenow, Schumer, Whitehouse Unveil Report Detailing GOP’s Big-Money Assault on the Constitution, Our Independent Judiciary, and the Rule of Law

May 27, 2020

Senators lead effort to highlight right-wing assault on federal judiciary Decades-old scheme is perpetrated through a complex network of anonymously funded groups like the Federalist Society and spearheaded by right-wing activists, particularly Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo READ THE FULL REPORT HERE READ A ONE-PAGE SUMMARY HERE Today, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and more...


DPCC Report: American Families and Communities Will Pay the Price If Republicans Refuse to Support State and Local Services

May 19, 2020

Newly Released DPCC Report is First in a Series Highlighting the Cost of Inaction by Leader McConnell and Republicans Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), and Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Vice Chair Joe Manchin (WV) today released a report detailing the cost of Republican inaction to critical services that are needed every day to keep people safe, educate our children and more...


DPCC Report: COVID-19’s Impacts on Mental Health

May 13, 2020

Newly Released DPCC Report Outlines how COVID-19 is Taking a Massive Toll on the Mental Health of Americans Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Vice Chair Joe Manchin (WV), Senator Chris Murphy (CT), Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (NV) and Senator Tina Smith (MN) today released a report detailing the impact that COVID-19 is having on the mental more...


DPCC Report: Racial Disparities on Full Display—COVID-19 Is Disproportionately Affecting Communities of Color

April 30, 2020

New DPCC Report Outlines how COVID-19 has Amplified Existing Inequalities and Discrimination that have Impacted Communities of Color Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), Senator Cory Booker (NJ) and Senator Kamala Harris (CA) today released a report detailing the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 crisis on communities of color. The report can be found here. "For generations, communities more...


DPCC Report: Rural America is at High Risk during the COVID-19 Crisis

April 23, 2020

Small towns and rural communities are being hit hard and face challenges addressing the impacts of the pandemic U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair; Joe Manchin (D-WV), DPCC Vice Chair; Jon Tester (MT); Tina Smith (MN); and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released a report detailing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on rural America. The report can be found here. "As COVID-19 spreads across the country, rural more...

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