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Schumer Statement On Inflation Reduction Act Heading To President Biden's Desk

August 12, 2022

New York, NY – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today as the House passed the Inflation Reduction Act and sent it to the President’s desk:

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The Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Costs, Reduce Inflation, Create Jobs, And Make Historic Investments In Fighting Climate Change

August 12, 2022

CBS News: Inflation Reduction Act Could Be "Game-Changing" For Millions Of U.S. Seniors 

USA Today:  Here's How The Inflation Reduction Act Could Save Consumers Money And Protect The Planet 

NY Times: Consumers Will Benefit From Lower Utility Bills And Cheaper Home Upgrades, Energy Experts Say

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Senate Democrats And President Biden Have Made Historic Progress for the American People

August 11, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on the historic achievements made by Senate Democrats since President Biden took office:

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TRANSCRIPT: In Interview With NPR’s All Things Considered, Majority Leader Schumer Lauds Senate Passage Of Historic Inflation Reduction Act, Including Cap On Insulin Costs For Medicare Beneficiaries

August 9, 2022

Brooklyn, NY - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today was interviewed on NPR’s All Things Considered about Senate passage of the historic Inflation Reduction Act. Below is the interview:Reporter: And we're joined now by someone at the center of all of these negotiations, that is Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Welcome back to All Things Considered, Senator.Schumer: Juana, Kelsey, good to be with both of you.Reporter: We're glad to have you. Senator, this started out more...


The Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Costs, Create Jobs, And Help Fight Inflation—AND Even Top Republicans Admit It Won’t Raise Tax Rates On American Families

August 6, 2022

TOP REPUBLICANS ADMIT THE INFLATION REDUCTION ACT WON’T RAISE MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES’ TAX RATESSenate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY):BENSON: He’s trying to say that this has nothing to do with taxes, not one penny of new taxes; do you have any clue what he means by that or what he’s trying to convey with that?MCCONNELL: Yeah, look, Guy - he’s saying no new tax rate increases: that’s true. [Fox News Radio, 8/3/22]Senate Republican Whip John Thune (R-SD): “It may have been the more...


Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Senate Parliamentarian Approval Of Democratic Provisions To Lower Prescription Drug Prices In Inflation Reduction Act

August 6, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on the Senate Parliamentarian’s approval of Democratic provisions to lower prescription drug prices in the Inflation Reduction Act:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On President Biden’s Successful Counterterrorism Strike And The Death Of Ayman al-Zawahiri

August 1, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement following President Biden’s announcement of the death of Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a successful U.S. counterterrorism air strike:

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Schumer Statement On New Nonpartisan Analysis Confirming Inflation Reduction Act Will Put US On Path Toward 40% Emission Reduction By 2030 And Reduce Deaths And Asthma Attacks

August 1, 2022

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today in response to new analysis by the nonpartisan Energy Innovation on the environmental impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022:

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The Inflation Reduction Act Will Reduce Inflation

August 1, 2022

Washington, D.C.  The Inflation Reduction Act will lower costs, make historic investments in the fight against climate change, ensure big corporations and the wealthiest few individuals pay their fair share in taxes, reduce the deficit, and reduce inflation. Find below quotes from experts who agree the Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation:

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Schumer Statement On Agreement With Senator Manchin To Add Climate Provisions To The FY2022 Budget Reconciliation Legislation And Vote In Senate Next Week

July 27, 2022

Washington, DC – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement today on his agreement with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) to add climate provisions to the FY2022 Budget Reconciliation legislation and hold a vote in the Senate next week:

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Joint Statement From Leader Schumer And Senator Manchin Announcing Agreement To Add The Inflation Reduction Act Of 2022 To The FY2022 Budget Reconciliation Bill And Vote In Senate Next Week

July 27, 2022

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) issued the following joint statement today announcing an agreement to add the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to the FY2022 Budget Reconciliation bill and vote in the Senate next week:

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Schumer, Wyden, Booker Introduce Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act

July 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), today introduced the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (CAOA), comprehensive legislation that would end the harmful and out-of-touch federal prohibition on cannabis by removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances and empowering states to implement their own cannabis laws. HELP Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and HSGAC Committee Chairman Gary Peters (D-MI) also co-sponsored the legislation.

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Denouncing Fox News For Continuing To Do Nothing As Host Tucker Carlson’s Repeated Promotion Of A Dangerous, False, And Racist Conspiracy Theory

July 21, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to demand that Fox News prevent anchor, Tucker Carlson, from promoting the dangerous, false, and racist great replacement conspiracy theory. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Steve Dettelbach To Lead The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives

July 12, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Senate confirming Steve Dettelbach to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  

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Schumer Statement On The CBO Score Demonstrating Hundreds Of Billions In Savings From Prescription Drug Pricing Legislation

July 11, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today after the release of the CBO score of the Democratic plan to lower prescription drug prices and allow Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices showed $287 billion in savings:

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Schumer Statement On MAGA Court’s Dangerous Decision In West Virginia v. EPA

June 30, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA.

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Schumer Statement on SCOTUS Overturning Roe and Republicans’ Complicity in this Dangerous Decision to End Abortion Rights

June 24, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Schumer Statement on Roberts Court Decision to Strike Down Commonsense Gun Safety Measures in New York

June 23, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement today after the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, striking down New York State’s commonsense gun safety law that keeps our communities safe:

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Schumer Statement on New Bipartisan Proposal to Lower Insulin Costs

June 22, 2022

Washington, D.C.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new bipartisan proposal to lower surging costs of insulin – the Improving Needed Safeguards for Users of Lifesaving Insulin Now (INSULIN) Act. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME):

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Schumer, Pelosi Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Leadership Meeting on COMPETES/USICA Conference

June 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement following a meeting of the Big Four bipartisan, bicameral leadership on the COMPETES/USICA conference:

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