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Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving the Senate To A Closed Session Before Senate Republicans Make A Colossal And Historic Mistake By Confirming Judge Amy Coney Barrett To The Supreme Court Days Before A Presidential Election Day

October 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and moved the Senate to a rare closed session. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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TRANSCRIPT: At Press Conference With Judiciary Committee Democrats Boycotting Illegitimate SCOTUS Markup, Schumer Lays Out Dire Consequences Judge Barrett’s Nomination Poses To Americans’ Health Care And Fundamental Rights

October 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a press conference spoke about the Senate Judiciary Committee markup on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Senator Schumer outlined how Judge Barrett’s nomination poses a threat to Americans’ health care and fundamental rights and that the Senate majority should not move forward with this illegitimate process. A transcript can be found below:

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Leader Schumer And Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats Release Statement On Decision To Boycott Illegitimate Supreme Court Markup

October 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats today released a statement on their decision to boycott tomorrow’s markup of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court:

 

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Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Senate Democrats Will Move For A Vote On The Heroes Act And On Senate Republicans’ Refusal To Support Legislation That Meets The Needs Of The American People After Five Months Of Leader McConnell’s “Pause” In COVID Relief

October 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor as Senate Republicans planned another vote on their “emaciated” coronavirus response bill that fails to meet the needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Risk Judge Barrett’s Confirmation To The Supreme Court Would Pose To Americans’ Fundamental Rights Including The Right To Vote

October 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the risks to Americans’ health care and fundamental rights posed by the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer And Senate Democrats Call For Americans To Speak Out About Any Misconduct In the 2020 Census

October 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Ranking Member Gary Peters (D-MI), and Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s political decision to reverse course and end counting for the 2020 Census:     

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Forcing A Vote Tonight To Reverse Trump Administration’s Gutting Of The Community Reinvestment Act

October 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced he is forcing a vote this evening to reverse the Trump administration’s gutting of the Community Reinvestment Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:  

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Schumer and Senate Democrats To American People: Do Not Allow Trump To Undermine Nov. 3 Election Results

October 18, 2020

Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released a report summarizing for the American people what to expect on Election Day and reinforcing the Democrats’ call to encourage everyone to vote.

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After Release Of New Survey On Latino Health Concerns, Sen. Schumer Says Senate Democrats Are United In Protecting The Future Of Healthcare

October 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía, today used the results of a new UnidosUS poll on Latino health concerns to call for Senate Democrats to continue fighting against Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in order to protect the future of healthcare.  

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Sen. Schumer Statement On Judge Barrett's Refusal To Say Medicare Is Constitutional

October 14, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to Judge Barrett’s failure to say Medicare is constitutional:

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Schumer Statement On Judge Barrett’s Failure To Say President Trump Cannot Unilaterally Delay Elections

October 13, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to Judge Barrett’s failure to say President Trump can’t unilaterally delay elections:


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Schumer Statement On Chairman Graham’s Decision To Hold Markup On Supreme Court Nominee Before Judge Barrett’s Hearing Is Even Complete

October 12, 2020

Brooklyn, NY — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement in response to Chairman Graham’s insistence that Judge Barrett’s markup be scheduled before her hearing has been fully completed:    

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During First Day Of Dangerous And Illegitimate Supreme Court Hearing, Senate Democrats To Focus On Impact Of A Justice Barrett Striking Down ACA

October 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - On the first day of the Supreme Court nomination hearings, Senate Democrats will focus on the damage that will be done to everyday Americans if Republicans are able to jam through a nominee that will finally allow them to achieve their goals of striking down the ACA. The Supreme Court will hold hearings on California V. Texas on November 10th. All members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will share stories of individuals and display their photos throughout the hearing. more...


Schumer On MSNBC: Democrats Will Focus On Threat To Health Care On Day One Of Senate Confirmation Hearing For Amy Coney Barrett

October 12, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe and laid out Senate Democrats' strategy focusing on the threat to health care and protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions during the first day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Below is a transcript of the interview: Mika Brzezinski: Joining us now, Senate Minority Leader Democrat Chuck more...


Democrats Focus On Threat To Health Care As Senate Republicans Rush To Jam Through A Supreme Court Nominee That Would Strike Down The ACA

October 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - The stakes couldn't be higher: As promised, President Trump nominated a Supreme Court Justice who will "terminate" the Affordable Care Act, risking protections for millions living with pre-existing conditions, coverage for millions of Americans, and raise drug prices for seniors on Medicare. Not only are the consequences dire, the entire process is illegitimate and dangerous. In addition to breaking their promise not to consider nominees in an election year, Senate more...


In New Letter, Schumer Calls On Secretary Perdue To Immediately Fix Deficiencies In Farmers To Families Food Box Program And Ensure That Any Changes Are Clearly Communicated To All Participants

October 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing concerns about how the third round of Farmers to Families Food Box contracts has been rolled out and calling on USDA to ensure vendors fulfill their commitments to last mile delivery. The letter comes in response to recent changes to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program which have disrupted food distribution and caused confusion among many of the food banks and more...


Senator Schumer’s Statement On The Recent Appointment Of Justin Peterson To Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight Board

October 8, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s newest appointee to Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight Board: 

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Schumer And Wyden Call For Investigation Into Potential Undue Influence On IRS Audits Of President Trump

October 8, 2020

Senators Schumer And Wyden Demand Investigation Into IRS Audits of President Trump, Including If White House Contacted IRS Regarding Trump’s Tax Returns Schumer And Wyden Write To Tax Inspector General George and Acting Treasury Inspector General Delmar To Ensure That No Interference Has Been Found In IRS Audits, And If Interference Exists, To Brief Congress And Take Immediate Enforcement Action In New Letter, Schumer And Wyden Seek Information About Whether There Is Evidence Of more...


Schumer Video On Trump Administration’s Forced Sterilization And Child Separation Policy At Detention Centers: “We Demand Accountability And Answers”

October 7, 2020

Brooklyn, NY— Following a New York Times article on an investigative report about the Trump administration’s family separation policy, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a video demanding answers and accountability from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership on the appalling conditions at immigration detention facilities.

English video available HERE and Spanish version available HERE. Transcripts below:  

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Schumer And Klobuchar Introduce Measure To Improve Health And Safety Around Senate Complex

October 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today unveiled S.Con.Res. 49, a resolution to address the health and safety concerns around the Senate. 

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