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Schumer Statement On Reports That The Trump White House Pressured The CDC To Downplay The Risks Posed To Students And Families By COVID-19 Pandemic

September 29, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration pressured the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to minimize the virus threats to students and families from rushing to return to full in-person schooling:… more...


SCHUMER: A Vote For Judge Amy Coney Barrett Is A Vote To Eliminate Health Care For Millions In The Middle Of A Pandemic

September 26, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court:The American people should make no mistake—a vote by any Senator for Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a vote to strike down the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions. By nominating Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, President Trump has once again put Americans’ healthcare in the crosshairs. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage, unabated by this Administration, healthcare was already the number one issue on the ballot in November. President Trump has promised to nominate Supreme Court Justices who will “terminate” our health care law and decimate the health care system for American Indians and Alaska Natives. In Judge Barrett, President Trump has found the deciding vote.… more...


Senate Democrats Release New Report Detailing How Health Care and Reproductive Rights are at Risk with New Supreme Court Vacancy

September 23, 2020

Op Eds

Schumer Op-Ed in New York Daily News - Gun sanity time in Washington: Chuck Schumer says Republicans must sign onto universal background checks

August 29, 2019

Schumer Op-Ed In The NY Times: Our Rights Hang In The Balance

July 2, 2018

Schumer Op-ed in USA Today: Donald Trump's Tax Reform is Nothing Like Ronald Reagan's

October 27, 2017

Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The New York Times Story On President Trump’s Tax Returns And The Need For The American People To Know Who President Trump Owes $500 Million In Personal Obligations

September 29, 2020

— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the New York Times’ reporting on President Trump’s tax returns over the past two decades that show the president has paid almost nothing in federal income tax to support the government. Senator Schumer also said that the American people need to know to whom President Trump is indebted for hundreds of millions of dollars in personal obligations. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:… more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On House Democrats Unveiling A New Heroes Act And The Need For A Coronavirus Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

September 29, 2020

— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the newest Coronavirus response package introduced by House Democrats to support state and local governments, provide additional unemployment insurance, fund our schools, and resources for testing and contact tracing. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:… more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Stating That A Vote To Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court Is A Vote For President Trump’s Pledge To “Terminate” The Healthcare Law

September 29, 2020

— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ insistence on rushing through the nomination of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court even though Americans have already started voting in the general election. Leader Schumer laid out Judge Barrett’s record on the Affordable Care Act and said that a vote to confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court is a vote to strike down the health care law, including the elimination of protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Senator Schumer also discussed how Republicans are unwilling to engage with Judge Barrett’s record on health care or President Trump’s repeated intentions to have the Supreme Court “terminate” the healthcare law and are instead inventing attacks on the nominee that Democrats simply are not making. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:… more...

Reports

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Blog

Big Companies Cash in on the #GOPTaxScam – Announce More Than $120 Billion in Share Buybacks in 2018

February 13, 2018

Less than fifty days into 2018, it’s increasingly obvious that the GOP Tax Scam overwhelmingly benefits corporate executives and wealthy shareholders while the middle class gets left behind. Last week, Senate Democrats released a special report on the real impact of the GOP Tax Scam. As one economics professor said, “The only benefit of share buybacks is to people who are in the business of selling shares: executives.” Since then, corporations have announced tens of billions in additional corporate share buybacks - more than $120 billion in total. … more...


In Wake of Republicans’ Massive Corporate Tax Giveaway, Corporations Have Laid Off Thousands of American Workers, Lined Corporate Executives’ Pockets with More than $50 Billion in Announced Share Buybacks in First Days of 2018

February 1, 2018

In the wake of Republicans’ massive corporate tax giveaways, big banks, oil and tobacco companies, and other corporations have announced more than $50 billion on stock buybacks in the first days of 2018. These buybacks flow directly to the pockets of corporate executives - not American workers. Since the Senate Republican tax bill passed in December, corporations have authorized $136 billion on corporate share buybacks. Big Corporations have pocketed their windfalls and laid off American workers. As one economics professor told the Financial Times this week, “The only benefit of share buybacks is to people who are in the business of selling shares: executives.”… more...


The American People Still Overwhelmingly Oppose the #GOPTaxScam – Here’s Why.

January 12, 2018

LATimes: "With every passing day, it becomes clearer who's reaping the benefit of the huge tax cut handed over to American corporations by the Republican-dominated Congress in December. Spoiler alert: Not workers or customers, but shareholders, especially the rich ones."… more...