Press Releases

Majority Leader Schumer And Chairman Brown Unveil New Clean Transit For America Plan To Replace Nation’s Polluting Buses With Clean Buses

May 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Sherrod Brown (D-OH) unveiled their new Clean Transit for America plan to help protect our planet by providing $73 billion to move our country’s public transit systems to zero-emission fleets. This announcement comes on the heels of President Biden’s American Jobs Plan and will help combat climate change, improve air quality, and establish a transit workforce training program that will create good paying union jobs.

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Schumer And Velázquez Joint Statement On Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s Fiscal Plan Calling For Easing Of Environmental Regulations

April 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Representative Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) released the following joint statement on the Fiscal Oversight and Management Board’s Proposed 2021 Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico calling for the easing of environmental regulations:  

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Schumer Statement On President Biden’s Joint Address To Congress

April 28, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after President Biden’s joint address to Congress:  

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Majority Leader Schumer, Senators Heinrich, King, Markey Champion Senate Passage Of Resolution To Reinstate EPA Methane Emissions Standards

April 28, 2021

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, April 28, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Senators Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Angus King (I-ME) and Ed Markey (D-MA) championed the Senate passage of S.J. Res. 14, a resolution that disapproves the Methane Rescission Rule, as provided by the Congressional Review Act. The disapproval resolution nullifies the Trump administration’s 2020 Methane Rescission Rule and reinstates EPA standards for methane emissions from the oil and gas industry and the regulation of air pollution from transmission and storage facilities. The measure passed by a vote of 52 to 42.

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How The Senate Democratic Majority Put In Place President Biden’s Historic Team In The First 100 Days

April 27, 2021

[LINK]In their shared first 100 days, President Biden and the new Senate Democratic Majority have followed through on President Biden’s commitment to “build an administration that looks like America” - making the people’s government reflect the rich diversity that is our strength as a nation.Senate Democrats pulled together and delivered big in the first 100 days. Even facing the pressing demands of an impeachment trial and two Senate vote-a-ramas to get the American Rescue Plan across the more...


Special Report: In The First 100 Days, The Biden Administration and Senate Democratic Majority Have Delivered Critical Support For The American People

April 27, 2021

TWITTERFACEBOOK President Biden and Senate Democrats promised real support for American families who continue to struggle because of the COVID-19 pandemic - and within the first 100 days of the Biden presidency and the Senate Democratic Majority, we have delivered. Underserved and struggling communities across the country are already seeing the benefits of the sweeping American Rescue Plan passed by Democrats and opposed by Republicans in Congress. More than 160 million direct checks have more...


Majority Leader Schumer, Senator Young, And Representatives Khanna And Gallagher Introduce Endless Frontier Act With 12 Bipartisan Senators And 5 Representatives To Dramatically Increase U.S. Investment And Leadership In Science And Tech Innovation, Strengthen Economic And National Security And Keep The U.S. Strategically Competitive With China And Other Countries

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.— Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Todd Young (R-IN), Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Representative Mike Gallagher (R-WI) today reintroduced the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act. The bill is a bold initiative to advance and solidify the United States’ leadership in scientific and technological innovation through increased investments in the discovery, creation, and manufacturing of technology critical to U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. The bipartisan legislation further targets support to ensure new research investments translate into American industries and manufacturing and high-tech jobs in regions across the country to become global centers of emerging technology.

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Conviction Of Derek Chauvin For Murder Of George Floyd

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after Officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murder in the death of George Floyd:  

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Billions Released For Puerto Rico Disaster Relief At Last

April 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after an announcement by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that restrictions on Congressionally-appropriated federal disaster relief funds for Puerto Rico put in place under the Trump administration will be lifted starting today:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Brenda Mallory’s Confirmation To Serve As Chair Of White House Council On Environmental Quality

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Brenda Mallory to serve as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality:

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TRANSCRIPT: On CNN, Schumer Discusses President Biden’s Plan To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan; Today’s Senate Vote On Anti-Asian American Hate Crimes Legislation; And The Upcoming Legislative Agenda In The Senate

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today appeared on CNN’s New Day and discussed President Biden’s plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, today’s Senate vote on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to combat the rising violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and the upcoming legislative agenda in the Senate. Below is a transcript of the interview:

 

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Pushes For Senate Passage Of The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi, Senator Hirono, And Reps. Meng And Kim

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), and Representative Andy Kim (D-NJ)  outlined their efforts to pass legislation to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks as delivered, which you can also view here

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Across The Country, Senate Democrats Lay Out How The American Rescue Plan Is Improving Lives, Helping Communities Recover From COVID Pandemic

April 12, 2021

TWITTERFACEBOOK ARIZONAKTAR News: Sen. Sinema Holds Roundtable With Hard-Hit Arizona Business Owners. “U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona hosted a roundtable Monday with restaurant and event venue owners who are still licking their financial wounds and seeking assistance when it comes to making their way out of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. […] Sinema was a key player in passing the more than $25 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the soon-to-come $15 billion more...


Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Biden Administration’s Gun Violence Prevention Actions

April 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement supporting the Biden administration’s announcement on steps to combat gun violence and his commitment to putting gun violence prevention legislation on the Senate floor: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Senate Committees Ongoing Bipartisan Review Of Capitol Security

April 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after yesterday’s attack at the Capitol and the tragic death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The Death Of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans

April 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the tragic death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans from injuries he sustained during an attack at the U.S. Capitol:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On March Jobs Report

April 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the March jobs report which showed the U.S. added 916,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The American Jobs Plan

March 31, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. The American Jobs Plan addresses key areas for investment to improve our nation’s infrastructure and fight climate change, and includes key elements of two of Majority Leader Schumer’s legislative proposals, Clean Cars For America and Endless Frontier Act.

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On President Biden’s First Round Of Federal Judicial Nominations

March 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following statement on the release of President Biden’s first round of judicial nominations and said the Senate will work to quickly confirm these qualified nominees: 

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Senator Heinrich, Majority Leader Schumer, Senators King, Markey, and Representative DeGette Lead Their Colleagues In Introducing Resolution To Reinstate Methane Emissions Standards To Protect Public Health, Tackle Climate Crisis

March 25, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senators Angus King (I-ME), and Ed Markey (D-MA) lead their colleagues in the Senate, along with Representative Diane DeGette (D-CO) leading her colleagues in the House, in introducing a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reinstate Obama-era regulations of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry—the largest source of this powerful greenhouse gas in the United States.

 

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