Press Releases

Schumer Statement on Supplemental Disaster Relief Funding Request

November 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's request for supplemental disaster relief funding: "This is just not good enough for hurricane-hammered people in Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida and the Virgin Islands and those impacted by wildfires. "The administration's supplemental request shortchanges particularly Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and comes up woefully short of providing all Americans who have more...


Corporate Tax Giveaways Will Benefit Wealthy Shareholders – Not Middle Class Wages or Job Creation

November 17, 2017

Despite claims from Republicans in Congress and in the Administration, corporate tax cuts will benefit corporations and the wealthy - not American workers. Corporate executives admit that they will use the massive windfall created by the Republican tax plan for share buybacks and dividend increases. These corporate tax giveaways will not "trickle down" to American workers. You don't have to take it from us. Even former President Ronald Reagan's OMB Director says corporate rate cuts will more...


Schumer Statement on Sen. Franken

November 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on Senator Franken: "Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated. "I hope and expect that the Ethics Committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as they should with any credible allegation of sexual more...


Joined By Retired Teamsters & Miners, Senate & House Democrats Unveil New ‘Better Deal’ Proposal To Ensure 1.5 Million Retired Workers Across Country Keep Their Earned Pensions In Full

November 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate and House Democrats today unveiled the latest tenet of their economic agenda, "A Better Deal," which would ensure the pensions that American workers have earned over a lifetime of work are safeguarded and protected into the future. The Democrats' "Better Deal to Save Our Pensions" proposal includes new legislation to ensure Teamsters, miners, and thousands of other American workers can keep the retirement they have earned so their families and livelihoods are not put more...


The Republican Tax Plan Prioritizes The Wealthy And Corporations Over Middle Class – And A New Poll Shows The American People Don’t Like It

November 15, 2017

NEW POLL: AMERICANS KNOW THE REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN WOULD MAINLY BENEFIT THE WEALTHY - AND SAY IT WOULD NOT REDUCE THEIR TAXES. According to the new Quinnipiac Poll, 61% of middle class voters say the wealthy will benefit the most from the Republican tax plan - not the middle class. Only 16% of middle class voters say the Republican tax plan will reduce their taxes. Quinnipiac Assistant Polling Director Tim Malloy: "The sentiment from voters: The GOP tax plan is a great idea, if you are rich. more...


Schumer Statement on CFPB Director Cordray’s Decision to Step Down

November 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Richard Cordray's announcement he will be stepping down as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): "Richard Cordray was an ideal person to serve as the first director of the CFPB. He brought energy, passion, and a zealous commitment to doing right by consumers to the job, and has set the mold for all future directors of the CFPB. He'll be sorely missed. "The Trump more...


Schumer Statement on New Senate GOP Tax Bill

November 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on the new Senate GOP tax bill that would make cuts to the corporate rate permanent while sunsetting many provisions for individuals: "With this new proposal, Republicans have put themselves between a rock and a hard place: dramatic tax increases on the middle class or a huge hole in the deficit. "Either tens of millions of taxpayers will pay significantly more the longer this plan is in effect, or a future more...


Schumer Statement on Individual Mandate Repeal Being Added to Tax Bill

November 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding the individual mandate repeal as part of the GOP tax bill: "Republicans just can't help themselves. They're so determined to provide tax giveaways to the rich that they're willing to raise premiums on millions of middle-class Americans and kick 13 million people off their health care. "Rather than learning the lessons from their failure to repeal health care, Republicans are doubling down on the same more...


Schumer Responds to President Trump’s Proposal To Repeal Individual Mandate and Cut Top Tax Bracket Even Further

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement in response to President Trump's proposal to repeal the individual mandate and cut the top tax bracket even further: "Sooner or later, President Trump's core supporters will realize that he's selling them out. This proposal would send premiums for millions of Americans skyrocketing, all so that the wealthy can get an even bigger tax giveaway than they'd get under the original Republican plan. "The President's more...


Schumer Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services Secretary: "This confirmation process will be a referendum on the Trump administration's repeated efforts to sabotage our health care system and raise premiums on millions of Americans. "It's time to turn over a new leaf at HHS. The next Health and Human Services Secretary must demonstrate a commitment to lowering Americans' health more...


Schumer Responds to Chairman Brady on SALT Deduction

November 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement in response to Chairman Brady's comments on Fox News Sunday in which he said the House would not pass a tax bill that fully eliminates the SALT deduction, as the Senate bill would do: "The House's so-called 'compromise' would be saying to the middle class we'll only chop off four of your fingers instead of all five. "Both the House and the Senate bills would raise taxes on millions of middle-class families, more...


Schumer: Senate Bill Breaks McConnell Promise That Plan Wouldn’t Raise Taxes on Middle Class

November 10, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to new analysis showing the Senate Republican tax plan would raise taxes on the middle class: "Now that the plan is written in black and white, it's clear that middle-class families, particularly in the suburbs, would be hammered by this bill. "The Senate bill clearly violates Leader McConnell's pledge that the Republican plan wouldn't raise taxes on the middle class. "Rather than distorting the more...


Schumer Responds to President Trump’s Comments on China Trade

November 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump's remarks on trade earlier today in China: "The president may not blame China, but I do, and so do millions of Americans who voted for him and others who have lost their jobs at the hands of China's rapacious trade policies. "After campaigning like a lion against China's trade practices, the president is governing like a lamb. Rather than treating China with kid gloves, the more...


Schumer Statement on CBO Analysis of Individual Mandate Repeal

November 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the CBO analysis of repealing the individual health insurance mandate through tax legislation: "This backdoor attempt at sabotaging the health care system would send premiums shooting up and cause millions of Americans to lose their health insurance. "Sneaking Trumpcare into a tax bill that would already be bad for middle-class families would be adding insult to injury. Instead of doubling down on more...


Schumer Statement on Reports the Senate Tax Bill Will Fully Eliminate SALT Deduction

November 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports that the Senate tax bill will fully eliminate SALT deduction: "It's becoming crystal clear: Republicans are on a fast track to fully eliminate the SALT deduction. "The compromise was never adequate, but any Republican clinging to it as an excuse to vote for the tax bill should abandon ship before it's too more...


NEW VIDEO: Republicans Admit: Middle Class Americans Would See Tax Hike Under GOP Tax Plan

November 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Since unveiling their tax proposal, Republicans have openly admitted that middle class Americans could see tax hikes rather than tax relief under the GOP tax plan. While the GOP plan gives massive tax breaks to special interests and large corporations, Republicans admit that they aim to do so on the backs of hardworking people. Senate Democrats today said any plan that increases taxes on middle income people in order to give special interests and corporations massive tax more...


Schumer Statement on Tax Policy Center Analysis of GOP Tax Plan

November 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the recently released Tax Policy Center analysis of the GOP tax plan: "As the years roll on, wealthy taxpayers and corporations reap huge windfalls while middle class taxpayers get stuck with the bill. It's no wonder Republicans are trying to rush this bill through - the more scrutiny it gets, the worse it looks. "This analysis makes clear that over one quarter of taxpayers will see a tax increase more...


Schumer: New Study Shows as Time Goes on, Middle Class Sees Taxes Go Up, Wealthy Reap Greater Giveaways

November 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy's (ITEP) new report indicating the richest Americans will benefit most from the GOP tax plan: "As time marches on, the rich get richer while the tax burden on the middle class only gets heavier. "By the time the Republican tax plan takes effect, millions of middle class families will see their taxes go up, while the richest 1% will rake in even more of more...


Schumer & Wyden Statement on Paradise Papers & GOP Tax Proposal

November 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden released the following statement regarding the Paradise papers and the GOP tax plan: "By failing to close the egregious loopholes outlined in the Paradise papers, the Republican plan rewards wealthy billionaires like Secretary Wilbur Ross for dodging taxes, while punishing many in the middle class with new tax hikes. If you deduct medical expenses or student loan interest from your more...


The Republican Tax Plan Attacks Key Middle Class Tax Deductions to Give Huge Benefits to the Wealthy and Corporations

November 3, 2017

Associated Press: GOP Tax Plan May Offer Little Aid For Many In Middle Class. "House Republicans have stressed that the tax plan they unveiled Thursday is tailored to benefit America's middle class. Just how much it would remains uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far. What is clear is that many of the benefits for the middle class could dwindle over time, even while companies and wealthy individuals could enjoy lasting tax advantages. … The tax plan's primary more...

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