Schumer Statement On Prospects For Legislative Solution To Address Trump Administration’s Decision To Separate Families Following House GOP Meeting

June 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the prospects for a legislative solution to address the Trump administration’s decision to separate families following the House GOP meeting:

“Speaker Ryan wants to pass a massive bill that may not even pass the House and couldn’t pass the Senate, the Senate Republicans are supposedly eyeing a bill that the president wouldn’t sign even if it made it to his desk, and the president continues to try to use these separated families as hostages in the legislative process.

“Anyone who believes this Republican Congress is capable of addressing this issue is kidding themselves. The president can end this crisis with the flick of his pen, and he needs to do so now.”