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In New Letter To Rupert Murdoch & Fox News Executives, Schumer Implores Fox News To Immediately Cease Dissemination Of Racist ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Echoed By Buffalo Mass Murderer

May 17, 2022

Following The Murder Of 10 People In East Buffalo, Where The Lone Gunman Touted White Supremacist Theories Often Spread By MAGA Republicans, Including Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Schumer Urges Murdoch & Fox News Executives To Immediately Cease Dissemination of Racist Theory on Network

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released a new letter sent today to Rupert Murdoch and other top Fox News executives urging them to acknowledge their role in the insidious spread of false far-right, white nationalist conspiracy theories like the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ and immediately cease all dissemination of extremist, white supremacist ideology on their network. These false, racist conspiracy theories have been echoed by recent mass murderers, including the perpetrator of the assault of an East Buffalo grocery store that left ten dead over the weekend. Majority Leader Schumer cited the recent massacres of minority groups and people of color as symptoms of the same white supremacist conspiracy theories that some Fox News hosts and political pundits are promoting on their shows. In addition to Mr. Murdoch and the Fox News executives, Leader Schumer’s letter copied Fox News host Tucker Carlson as well. 

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Schumer Statement On The Confirmation Of Alvaro Bedoya To Serve As Commissioner On The Federal Trade Commission

May 11, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya to serve as Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission:

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Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Reported Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

May 2, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following media reports of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: 

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Schumer Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Critical Public Safety Officials After Months Of Obstruction From Senate Republicans

April 27, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the confirmation of ten U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals whose nominations had been held up for months by Republican Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) over an unrelated matter. Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats have fought for months to get these well-qualified nominees confirmed.

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Schumer Statement On Biden Administration Crack Down On Ghost Guns

April 11, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of new federal rules to crack down on ghost guns and combat gun crime:

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Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Conferees To Jobs and Competitiveness Bill Conference

April 7, 2022

Washington, D.C., - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today named Senate Democrats to serve on a conference committee of Senate and House versions of the jobs and competitiveness bill.

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Schumer, Warren, Pressley, Padilla, Warnock, Omar, Jayapal, Clyburn Commend Biden-Harris Administration For Extending The Payment Pause And Urge President To Cancel Student Debt

April 6, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) released a statement on an extension of the federal student loan payment pause:

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Schumer Statement On $10 Billion COVID Preparedness Funding Agreement

April 4, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on a bipartisan agreement reached on $10 billion emergency supplemental funding for President Biden’s COVID-19 response.

Full text of the legislation is available here. A summary of the agreement is available here: 

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Schumer, Warren, Pressley, Padilla, Warnock, Omar, Jayapal, Clyburn, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration To Extend The Payment Pause And Cancel Student Debt

March 31, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) led a letter to President Biden urging the administration to act now to extend the pause on federally-held student loan payments until at least the end of the year and to provide meaningful student debt cancellation.

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Schumer Statement On The Passing Of Secretary Of State Madeleine Albright

March 23, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the passing of former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright:

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Majority Leader Chuck Schumer And Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden Statement On Koch Industries Continuing To Do Business In Putin's Russia Despite Illegal Invasion Of Ukraine

March 17, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the following statement regarding Koch Industries continuing operations in Russia despite Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine:


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Resources: Historic Omnibus Appropriations Agreement For FY2022

March 10, 2022

You can find resources on the historic omnibus appropriations agreement for FY2022 here.

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Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Historic Omnibus Appropriations Agreement For FY2022

March 9, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement announcing a historic bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Agreement for Fiscal Year 2022:

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Schumer Statement On Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

March 9, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act included in the Omnibus agreement:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Ban Of Russian Oil, Coal And Gas

March 8, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the United States ban on the import of Russian fossil fuels:

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Majority Leader Schumer Dear Colleague On Senate Democrats' Focus On Lowering Costs

March 7, 2022

Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sent the following letter to Senate Democrats ahead of this week’s Senate Democratic Caucus retreat on Wednesday. In his Dear Colleague letter, Sen. Schumer says Democrats will focus the discussion at the retreat on our plans to fight rising costs for American families. Additionally, Leader Schumer also provides an update on the work done over the weekend to reach an omnibus agreement.

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Schumer Statement On President Biden Giving Temporary Protected Status To Ukrainians In The United States

March 3, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after President Biden and the Department of Homeland Security announced that Ukrainians in the United States could receive Temporary Protected Status:


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Senate Democrats Have Made History In Confirming President Biden’s Nominees

March 1, 2022

At this point in President Biden’s presidency, Senate Democrats have confirmed more judges than any president since JFK. These judges are making history with their professional and personal diversity. Now, Senate Democrats plan to build on this progress by confirming Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as the first Black woman to serve as a Supreme Court Justice.

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Senate Democrats Announce Significant Infrastructure Investments Across The Country Thanks To The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

March 1, 2022

Across the United States, Senate Democrats announced significant local projects resulting from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by the Senate and signed by President Biden last year. Ranging from road, port and bridge replacement and repair to airport funding, broadband access, and water infrastructure and public transportation money, this legislation is already helping communities across the country. Senate Democrats highlighted this important work during the state work period in February, visiting with mayors, farmers, labor leaders and local transit officials to view and oversee projects that stand to directly impact from this historic investment. 

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Schumer Statement On President Biden's First State Of The Union Address

March 1, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after President Joe Biden delivered his first State of the Union address:


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