DPCC Press Releases

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...


TRANSCRIPT: On CNN’s State Of The Union, Schumer Calls For $30 Billion Plan For Comprehensive Natl. Testing Strategy, Improvements To Small Business Lending Programs, And More Funding For Hospitals And State And Local Governments In Ongoing Interim Emergency Relief Negotiations

April 19, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, and continued to call for Democrats’ $30 billion plan for a comprehensive national testing strategy, improvements to small business lending programs, and more funding for hospitals and state and local governments in ongoing interim emergency relief negotiations. Below is a transcript of the interview: Jake Tapper: As Secretary Mnuchin and congressional leaders are more...


TRANSCRIPT: On CNN’s State Of The Union, Schumer Calls For $30 Billion Plan For Comprehensive Natl. Testing Strategy, Improvements To Small Business Lending Programs, And More Funding For Hospitals And State And Local Governments In Ongoing Interim Emergency Relief Negotiations

April 19, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, and continued to call for Democrats’ $30 billion plan for a comprehensive national testing strategy, improvements to small business lending programs, and more funding for hospitals and state and local governments in ongoing interim emergency relief negotiations. Below is a transcript of the interview: Jake Tapper: As Secretary Mnuchin and congressional leaders are more...


DPCC Report: U.S. Lags the World in Testing, Leads the World in COVID-19 Cases

April 15, 2020

Administration's failure to test widely during the initial days of pandemic left the U.S. unable to contain the spread of the virus U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released a report detailing how the United States is drastically behind in testing compared to other countries. The report can be found here. "Testing saves lives. And a comprehensive strategy for rapid more...


DPCC Report: President Trump has No Plan to Combat Coronavirus

February 26, 2020

The Administration's Budget Underfunds Critical Programs that Address the Virus WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report detailing how President Trump's budget underfunds the programs that combat the spreading of coronavirus. The report can be found here. "I am deeply concerned that President Trump has no plan to fight the serious coronavirus crisis. President Trump's inadequate funding more...


Patients, Doctors, and Senators Speak Out Against Health Care Cuts in President’s Budget

February 11, 2020

President Trump's Budget Cuts $1.6 Trillion in Medicaid, Medicare, and other Heath Care Funding that Supports Families Across the Country U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DPCC Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray, and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden today spoke out against the President's attacks on health care. Patients and doctors joined the senators to highlight how the President's budget puts health care for families more...


Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge President Trump To Oppose China’s Bid To Lead The U.N. World Intellectual Property Org., Say China’s Repeated Violations Of Intellectual Property Protections Disqualifying

December 18, 2019

In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer, Sen. Cotton, Rep. Panetta, And Rep. Gallagher Urge President Trump To Strongly Oppose China’s Efforts To Lead The U.N.’S World Intellectual Property Organization Lawmakers Emphasize That China’s Persistent Violations Of Intellectual Property Protections And CCP’s Tech Practices Capable Of Undermining United States’ Innovation, Pose Threat To U.S. Economic And National Security Schumer, Cotton, Panetta, Gallagher To President Trump: more...


Leader Schumer, In Letter To Leader McConnell, Puts Forward Structure For A Fair And Honest Bipartisan Impeachment Trial In Senate; Schumer Proposed-Trial Structure Would Require Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses

December 15, 2019

Schumer’s Proposal—The First Move To Establish A Fair Bipartisan Process In Senate—Would Set Reasonable Structure For Trial And Have Senate Issue Subpoenas For Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses—All Withheld From The House Inquiry—With Direct Knowledge Of Admin’s Decision To Delay Security Assistance Funding To Ukraine And Its Requests For Certain Investigations To Be Announced By The Government Of Ukraine  Specifically, Schumer Asks For Testimony From Mick more...


DPCC Report: Two-Year Anniversary of the Republican Tax Betrayal

December 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, today released a report on the broken promises Republicans made to middle-class Americans and the truth about the GOP tax bill. Two years ago this month, President Trump signed the Republican tax law that delivered tax giveaways to the big drug companies, the wealthy, and other special interests. The report highlights that businesses used their tax giveaways to reward CEOs and more...


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...

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