DPCC Press Releases

DPCC Report: Wealthy To Reap Rewards from ACA Repeal

December 4, 2019

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report on the ways repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would hurt middle-class families in America. The report highlights that wealthy Americans and corporations would receive billions in tax breaks if the ACA was repealed. For example, households with incomes over $250,000 would receive tax cuts worth about $45 billion per year. Pharmaceutical companies would also pay $2.8 more...


DPCC Report: Republicans Push “Junk” Insurance Plans During Open Enrollment

November 22, 2019

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, released a report this week on the ways Republicans are attacking the health care of millions of Americans.   

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Schumer Statement Following The School Shooting In California, Calling For A Vote On The House-Passed Bipartisan Universal Background Checks Legislation

November 14, 2019

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response the school shooting today in Santa Clarita, California. Senator Schumer also called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring H.R. 8, the house-passed, bipartisan universal background checks legislation, up for a vote: "My heart aches for the victims, survivors, their families, and the entire community impacted by today's school shooting in California. The fact that the shooting occurred more...


DPCC Report: The Republican Administration is Failing Our Veterans

November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report card on the ways the Trump Administration has failed our nation’s veterans. Over 19.2 million veterans live in the United States, but despite repeated Congressional action, the Administration has failed to provide veterans with the benefits they have earned.

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DPCC Report: Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans Leave Students at Minority-Serving Schools Behind

November 5, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report highlighting Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans’ refusal to fund Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI). MSIs are institutions of higher education that serve high populations of students of color and enroll many low-income students.

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DPCC Report: Republican Lawsuit to Repeal the ACA Threatens Health Care of Millions of Americans

October 31, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report highlighting what would be at stake if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was eliminated. 

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TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks Urging Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote Down Steven Menashi, President Trump’s Radical Nominee To The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals In New York

October 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the following remarks on a press call today with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the Alliance for Justice, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and American Federation Of Teachers ahead of the Judiciary Committee's Thursday vote on the nomination of Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Schumer highlighted Menashi's well-documented hostility to commonsense gun safety and civil rights more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


DPCC Report: The Multiemployer Pension Crisis Demands Action

October 15, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report regarding the urgent need for Leader McConnell to take up H.R. 397 Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act of 2019 to address the multiemployer pension crisis. 

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Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

October 11, 2019


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New DPCC Report Details The Trump Administration's Attacks On Science, Releases Unpublicized USDA Climate Research

September 19, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit,  U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) released a new DPCC report outlining the Trump Administration’s efforts to attack science and downplay climate research.   

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DPCC Report: Mexico Isn’t Paying For The Wall…Our Service Members And Their Families Are

September 12, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report that shows how Republicans are allowing critical funding for military construction projects—including schools and daycares—to be taken away so that President Trump can fund his border wall.  

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DPCC Report: 100 Americans Are Killed by Guns Every Day And Republicans Continue To Do Nothing

September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report showing how gun violence is taking the lives of tens of thousands of Americans every year. This past August, El Paso, Dayton, and Midland-Odessa joined the growing list of American communities devastated by mass shootings. There have been 291 mass shootings since January 1, 2019 according to the Gun Violence Archive. The U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 the Bipartisan Background Checks Act months ago, but Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans continue to do nothing.  

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DPCC Report: Mitch McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard By The Numbers

July 30, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report demonstrating how Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard. "The American people expect the Senate to do its job and take action to make their lives better," said Senator Stabenow. "Instead of protecting health care, combatting climate change, or securing our elections, Mitch McConnell has turned the Senate into more...


Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis to Hold First Hearing, Mayors From Across The Country Will Discuss Climate Action At The Local Level

July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level” on Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00p.m. ET. The committee, a special committee affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from mayors of five U.S. cities. The mayors will discuss their cities’ efforts to cut carbon pollution and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. more...


Schumer Calls For Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan And Other Top Leadership At Agency To Be Fired And For A New, Untainted Team To Be Brought In To Begin Reining In Toxic Culture At Border Patrol Agency

July 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling for Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan and other top leadership at the agency to be fired and for a new team to be brought in to begin reigning in the toxic culture at the border patrol agency: “The Inspector General’s report and details of a secret border patrol workers’ Facebook group paint a picture of a toxic culture at U.S. Customs and Border Protection that can only begin to more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Decision To Begin Printing Census Without Citizenship Question

July 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to begin printing the census without the citizenship question after the Supreme Court ruled they could not add the question without further explanation: “The exclusion of the citizenship question from the census is a victory for our democracy and for fair representation of all communities in this country. The Trump administration’s more...

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