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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Press Conference On The First Day Of Child Tax Credit Payments Thanks To The American Rescue Plan: Democrats Are The Party Of Tax Cuts For The Middle Class

July 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at a press conference with Senate Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) on the Child Tax Credit payments secured by the Democrats in the American Rescue Plan that began going out today to American families. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Senate Judiciary Committee Introducing Myrna Pérez, His Recommendation To The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals

July 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the Senate Judiciary Committee introducing Myrna Pérez, his recommendation to be a Judge on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

 

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Majority Leader Schumer, Senate Finance Committee Chair Wyden And Senator Booker Release Discussion Draft Of Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act, Legislation To End The Federal Cannabis Prohibition And Unfair Targeting Of Communities Of Color

July 14, 2021

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 released a discussion draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, proposed legislation that would help put an end to the unfair targeting and treatment of communities of color by removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances and empowering states to implement their own cannabis laws.

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TRANSCRIPT: Schumer, Sanders, Warner Announce Budget Committee Agreement On Budget Resolution To Make Biggest Investment In The Middle Class In Decades, Address Climate Crisis And More

July 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Budget Committee member Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) tonight appearing with Democratic members of the Senate Budget Committee announced the Budget Committee has come to an agreement on the budget resolution that would lead to the biggest investment in the middle class in decades and act on the climate crisis. A transcript of their remarks is below:

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Senate Democrats Spread Word On Child Tax Credit Payments To Families Starting This Thursday Thanks To The American Rescue Plan – Senator McConnell Reminds Country That Every Republican Voted Against It

July 13, 2021


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Schumer Statement On Supreme Court’s Disastrous Decisions To Uphold GOP Laws To Restrict Voting & Further Empower Special Interests

July 1, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the U.S. Supreme Court decisions to uphold GOP laws to restrict voting and further empower special interests:

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Schumer Statement On President Biden’s Signing Of Congressional Review Act Resolution To Reinstate Methane Emissions Standards To Protect Public Health And Tackle The Climate Crisis

June 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today after President Biden signed into law the Congressional Review Act resolution to reinstate methane emissions standards to protect public health and tackle the climate crisis: 

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Schumer, Heinrich, King, Markey Laud House Passage Of Resolution To Reinstate EPA Methane Emissions Standards

June 25, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democratic colleagues are lauding the bipartisan House passage of S.J. Res 14, their resolution that disapproves the Methane Rescission Rule, as provided by the Congressional Review Act. 

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Schumer, Warren, Pressley, Courtney Lead Bicameral Letter Calling On Biden To Extend Pause On Student Loan Payments

June 23, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT) led their colleagues in a bicameral letter to President Biden calling on him to extend the pause on federal student loan payments until at least March 31, 2022.

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Schumer Statement On Senate Passage Of Legislation To Make Juneteenth A Federal Holiday

June 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the Senate passed Senator Ed Markey’s (D-MA) legislation (S.475) to make Juneteenth a federal holiday:

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ICYMI: FBI Responds To Schumer, Heinrich And Senate Dems’ Request For QAnon Public Assessment

June 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has responded to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senate Democrats’ December 2020 request for a public assessment on the threat posed by QAnon to the United States.


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Schumer Statement On President Biden’s Nomination Of Myrna Pérez To The United States Court Of Appeals For The Second Circuit

June 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after President Biden nominated Myrna Pérez to United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Leader Schumer recommended Ms. Pérez to the White House for nomination to federal bench.

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Joint Statement By Senate Majority Leader Schumer & Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Durbin On Revelations About Secret Subpoenas For Metadata Of House Intelligence Committee Democrats

June 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-IL) issued the following statement on revelations about secret subpoenas for metadata of House Intelligence Committee Democrats: 

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Schumer Files Bipartisan U.S. Innovation And Competition Act Of 2021 As Substitute Amendment To Endless Frontier Act

May 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today filed the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 as a substitute amendment to the Endless Frontier Act: 

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Schumer Statement After Senate Commerce Committee Advances The Endless Frontier Act

May 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the Senate Commerce Committee voted to advance (24-4) the bipartisan Schumer-Young Endless Frontier Act:

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Schumer Statement On Treasury Department’s Guidance For State And Local Government Funding Included In American Rescue Plan

May 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Treasury Department’s guidance for state and local government funding included in the American Rescue Plan:

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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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