DPCC Press Releases

DPCC COVID-19 Pandemic Report

December 22, 2020

Senate Democrats have been putting people first every step of the way WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (NY), DPCC Vice Chair Joe Manchin (WV) and DPCC Vice Chair Cory Booker (NJ) today released a report outlining the work Senate Democrats have done over the past ten months to bring help to families during the COVID-19 crisis. The report can be found here. "From the very more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans Breaking Precedent And Ignoring 50 Million Americans Who Have Already Cast Ballots In The Ongoing Election To Rush Through A Nominee To The Supreme Court Who Will Roll Back Americans’ Health Care And Fundamental Rights

October 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican majority's mad dash to confirm Judge Barrett days before a presidential election day. Senator Schumer laid out the dire impact the confirmation of Judge Barrett would have for Americans' health care and fundamental rights. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks: We have just heard a tit-for-tat, convoluted version of history that the Majority Leader uses to justify steering more...


Senators Booker, Stabenow, Whitehouse, Blumenthal, Brown, Cardin, Van Hollen Unveil New Report on Consequences for Core Civil Rights Protections of Special Interest Campaign to Capture Our Courts

October 23, 2020

Report shows anonymously funded, dark money groups have worked to tilt the balance of the judiciary in favor of special interests, denying workers, racial minorities, women, immigrants, and religious minorities equal justice under law WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) released a new report detailing how special interests' more...


Blumenthal, Whitehouse, Stabenow, Colleagues Release Report Exposing Powerful Gun Lobby's Scheme to Strike Down Commonsense Gun Safety Laws Through the Courts

October 23, 2020

The corrupt NRA - supported by gun manufacturers & dark money interests - has poured millions of dollars into capturing the courts [WASHINGTON, D.C.] - U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today released an extensive report detailing the process by which the corrupt National Rifle Association (NRA), with gun manufacturers and dark money interests bankrolling its operations, has captured America's courts to roll back sensible gun more...


Merkley, Whitehouse, Stabenow, Colleagues Release Disturbing Report on How Special Interests Have Blocked Climate Action in the Courts

October 16, 2020

As extremist Supreme Court nomination moves forward, report details how appointment of over 200 inexperienced, young, and partisan extremist judges has already had devastating impact on our environment WASHINGTON, D.C. - Oregon's U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley, along with U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), today led the release of an extensive report detailing the process by which the powerful and the privileged have captured America's judicial courts-and the more...


Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing the Assault on Our Democracy by Republican-appointed Judges

October 8, 2020

The issue-based report released as part of Senate Democrats' Captured Courts project "Donald Trump's judicial nominees, as well as judges nominated by previous Republican presidents, are responsible for the vast majority of the decisions that have resulted in voter suppression and made it nearly impossible to regulate political spending" Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Tom Udall, D-N.M., Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Ron Wyden, Tom Udall, Amy more...


Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Supreme Court Nominee Could Escalate Corporate Takeover of Our Judiciary

October 5, 2020

For years, 'The Roberts Five' & Trump's Judiciary Have Rigged the Economic System for the Wealthy and Giant Corporations A host of corporate-funded front groups have used the courts to shield big corporations from legal accountability; Under Chief Justice Roberts Court, these groups have won at historic rates If Trump and Senate Republicans steal another Supreme Court seat, it will place Justice Ginsburg's legacy - and access to justice for Americans for generations to come - at more...


Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Labor and Workers' Rights Are At Risk With New Supreme Court Vacancy

October 1, 2020

The Issue-Based Report Released As Part of Senate Democrats' Captured Courts Project "The Right to Organize, The Right to Sue Abusive Employers, The Right to Receive Fair Pay, and The Right to a Workplace Free From Discrimination are All Under Judicial Attack-And Will Be For The Foreseeable Future" WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Robert Casey (D-PA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), more...


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...

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