DPCC Press Releases

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Re-Open Judge Kavanaugh’s FBI Background Investigation

September 25, 2018


 

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Schumer Remarks On Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearings

September 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks [at approx. 12:18 p.m. EST] regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings and the topics he has refused to provide concrete answers on. Senator Schumer’s remarks can also be viewed here. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee continues its hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. During yesterday’s session, the American people got to see a nominee who refused to answer even the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Conceal Key Kavanaugh Documents, What’s At Stake With Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination, And President Trump’s Recent Attempt To Politicize The Department Of Justice

September 5, 2018


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Schumer Statement On Reported Agreement On ZTE

May 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s reported deal on ZTE:“If the administration goes through with this reported deal, President Trump would be helping make China great again. Simply a fine and changing board members would not protect America’s economic or national security, and would be a huge victory for President Xi, and a dramatic retreat by President Trump. Both parties in Congress should come together to more...


Schumer Statement on Commerce Department’s Confirmation that GOP Tax Law Isn’t Delivering Promised Economic Growth

April 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Commerce Department’s confirmation that the GOP tax law is not delivering the economic growth Republicans promised it would:“With President Trump’s own Commerce Department now confirming the GOP tax law won’t yield 4% economic growth, it’s clear as day the Republican promise that the law would pay for itself was a ruse - it was simply a tax scam for the rich. Republicans will carry the burden of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks in Response to President Trump’s Interview, on the Need to Protect the Special Counsel’s Investigation, Healthcare, and the Opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice

April 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s interview, the need to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, our healthcare system, and the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madame President, I watched the president on TV this morning, and like most Americans - so many Americans - I was aghast. The president seems to live in an alternative reality. He more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on President Trump’s Nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State

April 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Before I begin, I want to welcome the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, who just finished his address before a Joint Session of Congress. His words were timely - particularly his admonition to reject the false idols of our time: isolationism, cynicism. He argued that if we are more...


RELEASE: Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on Costs of Republican Tax Giveaway to American Families

November 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee, today held a hearing entitled “Who Pays for the GOP’s Trillion Dollar Tax Cut? How Families, Seniors, and the Middle Class are Hit Hardest.”  The Senators heard testimony on similarities between the failed 2012 Kansas tax breaks and the current Republican plan.  They also heard testimony to counter the false more...


Special 50-State Report: How the Republican Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy Would Hurt Families

October 31, 2017

Washington, D.C. - The Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee today released a special 50-state report detailing how the Republican tax plan is a giveaway to the wealthy that would hurt families across the country. The report shows how the Republican plan would raise taxes on middle-class families, give a huge tax break to millionaires and billionaires, and put deductions and tax credits that working families rely upon at risk. All 50 state reports may be found here and a more...


Senate Democrats Hold Hearing on Ways to Protect and Strengthen the Right to Vote

September 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Chairwoman of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, along with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, held a hearing entitled “Voting Rights Under Fire: Democratic Ideas to Protect and Strengthen Americans’ Constitutional Right to Vote.”Recent actions by the President’s Election Commission have raised concerns - including invasion of privacy and more...


Senate Democrats Held Hearing on Ways the Republican Health Care Bill Would Devastate Rural America

June 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and other Senate Democrats held a hearing entitled “America Speaks Out: How the Republican Health Care Bill Would Devastate Rural America.”  At this hearing, the Senators heard from rural health care providers and other experts who outlined how the health care bill moving through Congress leaves the 46 million Americans living in rural America behind and has more...


Senate Democrats Release New Compilation of Over 100 Oversight Letters President Trump Refuses to Answer

June 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Democratic Policy and Communications Committee today released a compilation of over 100 oversight letters the Trump Administration has refused to answer in response to congressional inquiries sent since January of this year.  This release follows reports that the Trump Administration instructed federal agencies to ignore Democratic oversight requests.  It also follows an opinion released by the Department of Justice that reverses previous Executive Branch policy more...


Following House Vote, Senate Democrats Hear Directly People Who Would Be Hurt by Trumpcare

May 10, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, and 12 other Senate Democrats today held a hearing featuring people from across the country who would be hurt by Trumpcare.  The hearing, entitled “America Speaks Out: The High Costs of Trumpcare for Families,” comes as Republicans have rushed through consideration of their health care bill and refused calls to hear from people whose lives would be impacted by their more...


SPECIAL REPORT: How Republicans Are Selling You Out to the Special Interests

April 5, 2017

Selling Out American Investors and RetireesAnti-Corruption Rule (Cardin-Lugar Amendment)Ø  Before Republicans killed it, the rule would have exposed and helped stop corrupt practices that lead to greater risks, more instability, and higher costs for American investors.  o   The Cardin-Lugar anti-corruption amendment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank reform bill increased transparency in mineral-rich, developing countries, and the United States. It required oil and mining companies to disclose more...


Senate Democrats Release List of Over 100 Questions President Trump Refuses to Answer

March 15, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In recognition of Sunshine Week, a nationwide initiative to promote openness and transparency in government, the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee today released a compilation of over 100 oversight letters the Trump Administration has refused to answer in response to congressional inquiries. Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chair, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), joined Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), more...


SPECIAL REPORT: What is President Trump Waiting For? Now is the Time to Rebuild our Infrastructure and Create Millions of Jobs in America

March 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Democratic Policy and Communications Committee today released a package of reports outlining state-by-state infrastructure needs to address crumbling roads and bridges, backed-up rail lines, lack of broad band access, and congested airports that hurt our manufacturers, small businesses, and families across America. The report underscores the need for real direct investment in infrastructure, not cuts for private developers. The report follows a January 24th Senate more...


Senators Stabenow, Warren, and Murray Hosted Forum with Americans Who Would Be Hurt by Tom Price’s Policies and Healthcare Repeal

January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) joined other Senators to host a forum with Americans from across the country who would be hurt by healthcare repeal and the policies supported by Congressman Tom Price, the nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.  The 12 Senators who participated in the forum included: Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Patty Murray more...


Forum with Americans Who Would Be Hurt by Tom Price’s Policies and Healthcare Repeal

January 19, 2017

On Thursday, January 19 at 1:00pm, Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) hosted a forum with Americans from across the country who would be hurt by healthcare repeal and the policies supported by Congressman Tom Price, the nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.   Video of the event is available more...


Forum with Mnuchin Bank OneWest Foreclosure Victims

January 18, 2017

On Wednesday , January 18 at 2:15pm, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) hosted a forum with Americans from across the country who were victimized by Department of Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin, and shared first-hand the vicious, and often illegal, practices that Mnuchin oversaw at OneWest to force people from their homes.  Video of the event is available below. WITNESSES Colleen Ison-Hodroff, more...


Forum to Hear from Witnesses with Knowledge of Puzder’s Business Practices and Treatment of Workers

January 10, 2017

On Tuesday, January 10 at 3:00pm, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) hosted a forum with witnesses who provided information on Department of Labor nominee Andrew Puzder - including fast food workers at Puzder's businesses and employment experts.  Video of the event is available below. WITNESSES Roberto more...

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