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In New Letter To President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Raises Questions About Legality Of Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment As Acting US Attorney General, Given The Constitutional Uncertainty Of Such An Action And Mr. Whitaker’s Obvious Bias Against The Special Counsel’s Investigation

November 9, 2018

In Light Of President Trump Ignoring The Statutory Line Of Succession In Naming Matthew Whitaker - A Political Appointee Who Has Expressed Specific Bias Against The Special Counsel Investigation He Now Oversees - As Acting Attorney General, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Requests The President Answer A Number Of Questions Regarding His Motivations Behind The Appointment And His Authority To Make ItThe Appointments Clause Of The Constitution Requires All Principal Officers Of The more...


Schumer Statement On October Jobs Report

November 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the October jobs report: “The latest jobs numbers may look good but we must not forget they coexist with a huge deficit-ballooning GOP tax break that went mainly to the wealthy for which we will pay a price for down the road. When the average family sees their health care costs go up because of Republican actions, these numbers will mean more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump's Drug Pricing Proposal

October 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's drug pricing proposal:“It's hard to take the Trump administration and Republicans seriously about reducing health care costs for seniors two weeks before the election when they have repeatedly advocated for and implemented policies that strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions and lead to increased health care costs for millions of Americans. Just more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Pelosi And Schumer On President Trump’s Remarks On Suspicious Packages Sent To Democratic Leaders, CNN

October 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued this statement after President Trump made remarks on suspicious packages sent to Democratic leaders and CNN:“Once again, we salute the heroism of America’s first responders as they work to counter the outrageous mail bomb attacks."We listened with great interest to the President's remarks this afternoon. We all take an oath to support and defend the Constitution and protect the more...


Schumer Statement On New Affordable Care Act Regulations From The Trump Administration

October 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding new Affordable Care Act regulations from the Trump administration: “The American people should look at what Republicans are doing, rather than what they’re saying, when it comes to health care. Just weeks before the election, Republicans are once again undermining protections for people with pre-existing conditions and sabotaging our health care system. Just today, the administration plainly more...


Schumer: McConnell Comments On Health Care A Game Changer

October 19, 2018

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer says Leader McConnell’s Comments over past few days on Health Care were a Political Gift to Democrats This Week Alone, Sen. McConnell Reiterated his support for repealing the health care law if GOP wins in November and for the lawsuit that would end protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and suggested that they may pursue cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid to address a deficit they ballooned Schumer Laid out the Democratic more...


Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell Doubling Down On Support For Lawsuit That Will Strip Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

October 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s support of the Texas lawsuit that would strip away health care protections from people with pre-existing conditions: “Leader McConnell has made it crystal clear that Republicans are for eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions. In recent days, Leader McConnell has also made clear that, given another two years in the majority, Republicans would attempt to repeal the more...


Schumer Response To Sen. McConnell Admission That GOP Could Revisit Health Care Repeal

October 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s recent comments on potentially repealing health care protections: “Americans should make no mistake about it: if Republicans retain the Senate they will do everything they can to take away families’ health care and raise their costs, whether it be eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions, repealing the health care law, or cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Americans more...


Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell’s Call To Cut Medicare, Social Security, & Medicaid To Reduce Deficit Created By GOP Tax Cut For The Rich

October 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s recent comments on rising deficits: “Senator Mitch McConnell, President Trump, and their fellow Republicans blew a 2 trillion dollar hole in the federal deficit to fund a tax cut for the rich. To now suggest cutting earned middle-class programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid as the only fiscally responsible solution to solve the debt problem is nothing short of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Hurricane Michael, Climate Change And Republican Junk Healthcare Plans

October 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Hurricane Michael, the impact of climate change and Republican junk healthcare plans. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me say to the people of Florida and Georgia and anyone affected by Hurricane Michael that our thoughts and our hearts are with you. Having lived and worked through the recovery from Hurricane Sandy in my home state of New York, I remember vividly the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Expand Junk Insurance Plans And Eliminate Vital Health Care Protections

October 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Democratic efforts to roll back the GOP’s health care sabotage this week and save protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Democrats have long believed that good health care for every American is a right, not a privilege. It’s a tradition that was etched into our party by Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson, Clinton and Obama. We believe more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Democratic Efforts To Roll Back The GOP’s Health Care Sabotage This Week & Save Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

October 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Democratic efforts to roll back the GOP’s health care sabotage this week and save protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now that the Senate has concluded a divisive debate on the Supreme Court, it is time to talk about the number one issue to the American people: health care. We begin that debate tomorrow, when the Senate will take up a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Confirmation Vote On The Nomination Of Judge Brett Kavanaugh To The Supreme Court

October 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 3:25 p.m.) regarding the confirmation vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, in a short time, the Senate will take a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The road that led us here has been bitter, angry, and partisan; steeped in hypocrisy more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of Cloture Vote On Judge Kavanaugh

October 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:04 a.m.] regarding the cloture vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, from start to finish, President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court will go down as one of the saddest, most sordid chapters in the long history of the federal judiciary. The well was poisoned from the outset, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Respecting Dr. Ford And The Scope Of The FBI Investigation Into Judge Kavanaugh

October 4, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On Sen. McConnell & Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Nominations, Trump’s Attack On Dr. Ford, And The Need For Clarity In The Kavanaugh FBI Investigation

October 3, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Thorough FBI Investigation Into The Allegations Regarding Judge Kavanaugh And Serious Concerns About Judge Kavanaugh’s Credibility

October 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 3:23 p.m.] regarding on the need for a thorough FBI investigation into the allegations regarding Judge Kavanaugh and serious concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s credibility. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Thank you, Mr. President. Now on Friday, Senators Flake and Collins and Murkowski, joined by Democratic Senators Coons, Klobuchar, and others, made the only fair move - to more...


Schumer Statement On Testimony By Dr. Ford And Judge Kavanaugh

September 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh’s testimonies:"Dr. Ford’s testimony was courageous, difficult to hear, and grounded in the facts. Judge Kavanaugh was angry, defiant, and partisan. While I strongly believe Dr. Ford, the way to clear this up would be to have the FBI reopen the investigation for several days, actually interview potential witnesses, and get to the truth before the Senate is required more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Regarding How Republican Leadership Has Handled Dr. Ford’s Allegations

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 10:25 a.m.] regarding how Republican leaders have handled Dr. Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, as we approach tomorrow’s hearing with Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, I want to be very clear about how the Republican leadership has handled these incredibly serious and credible allegations of sexual assault. The more...


Schumer Calls On Leader McConnell To Apologize To Dr. Ford

September 25, 2018


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