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TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Remembers Congressman Elijah Cummings; Says “Greatest Insult” In White House Meeting Was President Trump’s Lack Of Policy To Contain ISIS Fighters In Syria; Marks 1,000 Days Of Broken Promises Under The Trump Presidency

October 17, 2019

Washington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on MSNBC's Morning Joe today remembered the life and mourned the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, said that the "greatest insult" in yesterday's meeting at the White House was President Trump's lack of policy to prevent ISIS fighters from returning to the battlefield in Syria and around the world, and marked the 1,000th day of broken promises to the American people under the Trump presidency. Leader Schumer also highlighted Senate more...


Schumer Statement Urging Leader McConnell To Bring The Bipartisan House-Passed Resolution Demanding President Trump Reverse Course In Syria To The Senate Floor

October 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly put the resolution opposing the president's decision in Syria on the Senate floor for debate and vote, after the House passed the legislation with an overwhelming bipartisan majority: "President Trump is the only one who can fix the calamity that he created in Syria. There is no better way to pressure the president to undo the more...


Senate Democratic Leaders Call Out Trump Administration For National Security Risks Of Diverting Anti-Taliban Funds To Border Wall

October 16, 2019

Washington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee; Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; and Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction-VA; today called out the Trump Administration for diverting more...


SENATE DEMOCRATS STAND WITH WORKERS & RETIREES AS THEY DEMAND ACTION TO PROTECT PENSIONS AND HEALTH CARE THAT WORKERS HAVE EARNED

October 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) today joined United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Teamsters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and AFL-CIO workers and retirees from across the country to demand Senate action to protect the pensions and health care that workers have earned. The pension crisis threatens the retirement of more than 1-1.5 million more...


Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Statement On Bicameral, Bipartisan Turkey Resolution

October 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement on the introduction of a bicameral, bipartisan resolution opposing the president's decision in Syria. The resolution, H.J. Res. 77, is being led by House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX), and by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senate more...


Schumer, Menendez, Reed: Sanctions Alone Against Turkey Will Not Be Enough To Stop ISIS Jailbreak Or Undo Damage President Trump’s Reckless Actions Have Already Caused In Syria And Turkey; Senate Dems Call For Republicans To Support Resolution Demanding President Trump Correct Course And Outline Clear Strategy To Defeat ISIS

October 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Foreign Relation Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) today released the following statement in response to President Trump's reckless decision-making in Syria and Turkey that has endangered our national security and the security our allies around the world: "We have entered a dangerous moment, as it is increasingly clear to all, including more...


Schumer: President Trump’s Actions In Syria Are Dereliction Of Duty, Says Congress Must Pass Joint Resolution Demanding President Undo His Erratic And Reckless Decision

October 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered the following remarks at a press conference in New York City, where he strongly condemned President Trump's reckless decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria and said the president was "derelict in his duty" to protect America's national security. Below are his remarks: There have been so many developments the last few days, one after the other and it shows how bankrupt this president's more...


Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

October 11, 2019


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Schumer Statement On Congresswoman Lowey’s Decision Not To Seek Reelection

October 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to Congresswoman Lowey's announcement that she will not seek reelection in 2020: "Congresswoman Lowey has had an amazing run; breaking glass ceilings, being a real trail blazer, accomplishing a great deal and staying an extremely kind person throughout. She has been a tireless advocate for her constituents and her causes and a forceful legislator for over three decades. Alongside my great respect more...


Leader Schumer & Senator Cardin Announce Senate Democrats Will Force Senate Floor Vote Next Week To Repeal Trump Administration’s New Rule That Significantly Weakens Important Carbon Emissions Standards For Power Plants And Exacerbates Climate Crisis

October 10, 2019

Under The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Can Force A Majority-Threshold Vote Next Week On Senate Floor On Resolution To Repeal EPA's So-Called "Affordable Clean Energy" Rule, The Trump Admin's Latest Attempt To Weaken Critical Efforts To Meaningfully Confront Climate Crisis Next Week's Vote Will Be First In Series Of Roll Call Votes Democrats Will Force In Coming Weeks To End Leader McConnell's Legislative Graveyard For Bills To Help Improve Americans Lives Senate Democrats: more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Intelligence Committee’s Bipartisan Report On Russia’s Interference In 2016 U.S. Election

October 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's bipartisan report detailing Russia's efforts to sow discord during the 2016 U.S. presidential election: "Today's bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report makes it crystal clear to everyone that Vladimir Putin exploited social media to spread false information in the 2016 elections and that the Senate must take action to ensure Americans more...


Senate Democrats, Led By Sens. Schumer, Warren, Murray, And Kaine, Demand Sec. DeVos Take Immediate Action To Fix Dept. Of Ed’s Gross Mismanagement Of Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program After GAO Found The Admin Rejected 99 Percent Of TEPSLF Applicants And Used Only 4 Percent Of Appropriated Funds

October 8, 2019

In New Letter To Secretary Betsy DeVos, Senate Dems. Express Outrage And Demand Corrective Action Following Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Detailing Severe Flaws In Dept. Of Education's Implementation Of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (TEPSLF), Including An Inaccessible, Needlessly Complicated Application Process And Other Unnecessary Barriers To Applicants Seeking Loan Forgiveness Senate Democrats Highlight Deep Consequences Of Dept. Of Education's Mismanagement, more...


Schumer Statement On September Jobs Report

October 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the September jobs report from the Department of Labor: "Today's jobs report from the Department of Labor shows a continuing slump in the manufacturing sector and that wage growth was flat, further evidence that the Trump-GOP economic policies, which the president promised would revitalize both, are failing. "It's depressing that instead of working with Democrats on major infrastructure legislation to more...


In New Letter, Sens. Wyden & Schumer Formally Request IRS Investigate NRA For Potential Tax Law Violations And Determine Whether NRA Should Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status

October 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., today referred the findings of the report, The NRA and Russia: How a Tax-Exempt Organization Became a Foreign Asset to the IRS and requested the agency investigate the NRA's potential violations of tax laws along with other publicly reported allegations of self-dealing to determine whether the NRA should lose its tax-exempt status. The Senators write, "The more...


Schumer Statement In Response To The D.C. Circuit Court’s Net Neutrality Decision

October 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the court ruling partially upholding the FCC's order to end net neutrality after Leader McConnell refused to bring House-passed legislation that would have preserved net neutrality to the Senate floor: "It's appalling that the Senate Republicans have abandoned our responsibility to protect American consumers and left it up to states to save the internet. By burying in his legislative graveyard more...


Schumer Statement On Report That President Trump Told Russian Officials He Was Not Concerned About Moscow’s Interference In The 2016 Election

September 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the report that President Trump told two senior Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election: "If true, the reports that President Trump may have told close associates of Putin that he didn't mind Russian interference in the US elections are extremely harmful to both our national security and the more...


While American Families Demand Senate Action To Address Gun Violence, Secure Our Elections, And Provide Better Health Care At Lower Costs, Senator Mitch McConnell Continues To Bury Bills In His Legislative Graveyard

September 27, 2019

The House and Senate have a responsibility to conduct thorough oversight and pass legislation designed to improve the lives of the American people. But unfortunately, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical legislation that already has bipartisan support. More than 200 House-passed bills are buried in Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard, and that number continues to grow. "Long before more...


Schumer Statement On New Senate Finance Committee Report Detailing The NRA’s Relationship With Russia And New Evidence That NRA Potentially Violated U.S. Tax And Sanctions Laws

September 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden's (D-OR) report stemming from an 18-month investigation into the NRA's relationship with Russia and potential violations of U.S. tax and sanctions laws: "The report from the Senate Finance Committee shows the NRA has been engaged in business activities and self-dealing that likely violate nonprofit rules under the tax code. The NRA has abused more...


Sen. Warner, Senate Dems. File Paperwork To Force Senate Vote This Fall To Reverse Harmful Trump Admin. Rule That Would Sabotage Americans’ Health Care And Roll Back Pre-Existing Condition Protections For Millions

September 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democrats, led by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), yesterday filed paperwork that will force a Senate vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions from another attempt by the Trump Administration to gut the Affordable Care Act. Senate Democrats filed a discharge petition on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would roll back the 1332 waiver rule, another Trump Administration effort to sabotage Americans' health care and undermine the critical more...


Schumer Calls for Whistleblower Complaint To Be Made Public Immediately

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the following statement today after reviewing the whistleblower complaint provided to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. "Having read the whistleblower complaint, I am even more worried about what happened than when I read the memorandum of conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky. There are so many facts that have to be more...

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