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Joint Statement From Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi On Bicameral Request For Criminal And Counterintelligence Investigations Into Li “Cindy” Yang

March 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner, and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the FBI, national intelligence agencies, and Secret Service requesting criminal more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Veto Of The Bipartisan Resolution To Terminate His National Emergency Declaration

March 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's veto of the bipartisan resolution to terminate his national emergency declaration: "It is no surprise that the president holds the rule of law and our Constitution in minimal regard. There is no emergency; Congress has refused to fund his wall multiple times; Mexico won't pay for it; and a bipartisan majority in both chambers just voted to terminate his fake more...


Schumer, Whitehouse Lead Letter Challenging U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, The Largest Lobbying Organization In The Country, To Back Basic Science And Immediately Begin Advocating For Senate Dem. Resolution That Calls For Urgent Action On Climate Crisis

March 13, 2019

In New Letter To Chamber Of Commerce President And CEO, Senate Dems Urge Chamber To Support, Issue A “Key Vote Alert,” And Include Support In Their Legislative Scorecard For New Senate Resolution Co-Sponsored By Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Stating Climate Change Is Real, Caused By Humans, And That The U.S. And Congress Need To Take Immediate Action Letter Also Raises Prospect That Chamber Is Supported By Fossil Fuel Interests Working Against Climate Policies Supported By Their Broader more...


What They’re Saying: Editorials Across The Country Slam President Trump’s Unlawful National Emergency Declaration

March 13, 2019

Tulsa World (OK) Editorial: Trump Needs To Rethink 'Emergency' Plan To Redirect Congressional Appropriations. "Trump could move ahead with his emergency plans by vetoing the resolution, but he shouldn't. He should listen to the voices of solid conservatives - including Paul, Inhofe and columnist George Will - who are warning him that preserving the Constitutional order of appropriations is more important than any given campaign promise. 'I can't vote to give the president the power to spend more...


The Reviews Are In: President Trump’s Budget Is Bad For Middle-Class Americans

March 12, 2019

Washington Post: Trump Proposes Big Cuts To Health Programs For Poor, Elderly And Disabled Reuters: Trump Budget Proposes Subsidy Cuts To Farmers As They Grapple With Crisis CNBC: Trump Pledged To Protect Medicare And Medicaid, But His 2020 Budget Calls For Major Spending Cuts PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BUDGET CUTS THE PROGRAMS MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICANS DEPEND ON CNBC: Trump Pledged To Protect Medicare And Medicaid, But His 2020 Budget Calls For Major Spending Cuts. "Critics of President Donald more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

March 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's budget proposal: "The Trump administration's latest budget proposal is a gut-punch to the American middle class and a handout to the wealthiest few and powerful special interests that would worsen income inequality. Its proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, as well as numerous other middle-class programs are devastating, but not surprising. The more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On President Trump’s New Demand For Wall Funding

March 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement on reports that President Trump will request $8.6 billion for his expensive and ineffective border wall: “President Trump hurt millions of Americans and caused widespread chaos when he recklessly shut down the government to try to get his expensive and ineffective wall, which he promised would be paid for by Mexico. Congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit more...


Schumer Calls On Trump Administration To Immediately Grant Temporary Protected Status To Venezuelans

March 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging the Trump administration to immediately grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans. This comes as U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today led 24 Senators in a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that his administration promptly designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). “The situation in more...


Schumer, Carper, And Reed Introduce Legislation To Prohibit Any Federal Funding For Trump Administration’s Fake Climate Panel

March 7, 2019

In Light Of Reports That The White House Intends To Create A Fake-Science Working Group To Challenge The Scientific Consensus On Climate Change- Senators Schumer, Carper, And Reed Introduce Legislation To Block Any Federal Funding To Support Such A Working Group The White House's Fake Climate Panel Would Be Comprised Of Cherry Picked Trump Administration Employees Who Have Agreed To Undermine The Findings In The National Climate Assessment- WH Has Tapped William Happer, A Prominent Climate more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans Advancing The Nominations Of Michael Park And Joseph Bianco For The Second Circuit

March 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on Senate Judiciary Republicans voting to advance the nominations of Michael Park and Joseph Bianco for the Second Circuit: "Another day, another partisan push by Senate Republicans for hard-right nominees to get lifetime appointments on the federal bench. One day after Senate Republicans elevated to the Sixth Circuit an attorney who proclaimed pre-existing condition protections are unconstitutional, Senate more...


On 54th Anniversary Of Bloody Sunday In Selma, Senator Schumer Announces Voting Rights And Democracy Reform Priorities Needed To Ensure Every American Can Access The Ballot Box

March 7, 2019

In The Wake Of Voter Suppression Efforts In The 2018 Midterm Elections- Senator Schumer Is Making It A Priority To Provide A Vital Fix To The Voting Rights Act Following The Shelby County V. Holder Supreme Court Decision, Implement Nationwide Automatic Voter Registration, And Grant D.C. Statehood In Order To Give Residents A Voice In Democracy The Supreme Court's 2013 Decision In Shelby County V. Holder Gutted The Voting Rights Act of 1965's Critical Preclearance Provisions That Had more...


What Will It Take For Senate Republicans To Recognize Climate Change Is Real And Finally Do Something About It?

March 6, 2019

Senate Republicans have a problem: they refuse to do anything about climate change even as it is already impacting their constituents. Instead, Senate Republicans, led by Sen. Mitch McConnell, are planning to waste the American people's time on a sham political stunt. This is simply the wrong thing to do in the face of a climate crisis. All 47 Senate Democrats support a resolution that declares 1) climate change is real; 2) climate change is caused by human activity; and 3) Congress must act more...


Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil Save The Internet Act To Restore Net Neutrality Protections

March 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Democratic leaders of the House and Senate today unveiled the Save the Internet Act, legislation that will keep the internet open and free. The legislation will reverse the disastrous repeal by President Trump's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late 2017 of critical net neutrality protections. The legislation is co-sponsored by 46 Senate Democrats. The Save the Internet Act enacts the three legacy net neutrality principles - no blocking, no throttling and no paid more...


Schumer Calls On Leader McConnell To Establish New Senate Select Committee On The Climate Crisis

March 6, 2019

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces New Legislation To Establish A New Senate Select Committee On The Climate Crisis And Urges Republican Leader McConnell To Schedule A Stand-Alone Vote On The Bill Schumer's Call For New Committee On Climate Change Is Latest Step Senate Democrats Have Taken To Go On Offense And Highlight Republicans' Refusal To Acknowledge Science And Facts About The Urgent Crisis Of Climate Change - Just Last Week, The Entire Senate Dem Caucus Co-Sponsored more...


Schumer Statement On Chad Readler’s Nomination To The Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals

March 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Chad Readler’s nomination to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: “When the Senate votes on the nomination of Chad Readler next week, every Republican will be forced to show their constituents and the American people whether or not they stand for pre-existing condition protections, more Americans having health coverage, protecting Medicaid, and all insurance plans covering maternity care more...


In One Of Many Steps Dems Are Taking To Go On Offense On Climate Change, Schumer, Carper Announce All 47 Senate Democrats As Co-Sponsors Of New Resolution Stating Climate Change Is Real, Caused By Humans, And That The U.S. And Congress Need To Take Immediate Action

February 27, 2019

New Resolution Co-Sponsored By Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Will Also Highlight Republican Climate Deniers And Leader McConnell's Focus On Holding Cynical Show-Votes Rather Than Addressing The Crisis Of Climate Change In Dear Colleague To All Republican Senators, Senate Democrats Urge Colleagues To Support Resolution To Acknowledge Climate Science; Scientists Announced This Week A "Gold Standard" Level Of Certainty That Human Activity Is Causing Global Warming Senate Dems: The more...


Schumer Announces Dems Will Introduce Legislation to Defund Trump Admin's Fake Climate Panel And Challenges GOP to Admit Climate Change is a Real, Manmade Threat That Requires Immediate Action

February 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding climate change -a real, manmade threat that requires immediate action. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: On climate change. For decades, we've known that climate change is not only a major national challenge, but an existential threat to our planet, to our future. Despite the gravity and scale of this challenge, one political party in the United States has largely denied the problem more...


Republicans' Plan While the World Burns? Deny Climate Change Science

February 26, 2019

Republicans' Plan While the World Burns? Deny Climate Change Science Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that if the Trump administration moves forward with their reported plans for a climate change denial panel, Democrats will introduce legislation to defund it. Twelve days ago, Leader Schumer called on Republicans to admit that climate change is real and caused by humans and that Congress needs to act. Instead of working to address the climate crisis, more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Title X Rule

February 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's newly released Title X rule-a rule that targets women's reproductive rights and endangers access to quality health care: "President Trump's Title X rule is a gag on health care providers that strongly hinders their ability to work with women to determine the best health care decision. It imposes radical Republican views on American women by strategically putting obstacles more...


Schumer Statement On The Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

February 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration: "If the president's emergency declaration prevails, it will fundamentally change the balance of powers in a way our country's founders never envisioned. That should be a serious wake up call to senators in both parties who believe in the constitutional responsibility of Congress to limit an overreaching executive. "This issue more...

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