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While American Families Demand Action, Senator Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

June 18, 2019

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical bipartisan legislation. More than 150 bills passed this year by the House are buried in Senator McConnell's legislative graveyard, and the number continues to grow. On the Senate floor, Republicans have blocked legislation to protect Americans' health care, take action on climate change, secure our elections, and ensure paycheck fairness for women. more...


What They’re Saying: The Senate Has Turned Into A Legislative Graveyard Under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

June 10, 2019

Politico: Republicans Whistle Past The ‘Legislative Graveyard’ NY Times: Tariff Threats Aside, the Senate Is Where Action Goes to Die NY Times: New Election Security Bills Face a One-Man Roadblock: Mitch McConnell The Hill: Frustration Boils Over With Senate's 'Legislative Graveyard' NY Times: Senate’s Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a ‘Legislative Graveyard’ Washington Post: ‘Probably Not:’ McConnell Won’t Bring Up Bill To Protect ‘Dreamers’ St. Louis Post-Dispatch more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump Backing Off Mexico Tariffs

June 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's recent reversal on Mexico tariffs: "Just as I predicted, the president backed off. He says that Mexico will take action to 'greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States', but if past is prologue, this is likely to be one of the president's typical, bogus solutions to justify backing off things like the tariffs, which he more...


Schumer Statement On House Passage Of Legislation To Protect Dreamers, TPS And DED Holders

June 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the House passage of legislation to protect Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders: "Communities across the nation are experiencing the fear and consequences of President Trump's decision to rescind DACA and TPS for individuals who are American in every way except on paper. Now that the House has passed legislation to provide certainty for more...


While American Families Demand Action, Senator Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

June 3, 2019

While American Families Demand Action, Senator Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical bipartisan legislation that has already been approved by the House of Representatives. More than 140 bills passed this year by the House are buried in Senator McConnell’s legislative graveyard, and the number continues to grow. On the Senate floor, more...


Schumer Statement On Months-Long Republican Blockade Of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Legislation

May 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after another Republican member of the House of Representatives once again blocked passage of the Senate-passed bipartisan disaster relief legislation: "As Republicans continue their inexplicable months-long blockade of bipartisan disaster relief legislation, families in disaster-stricken areas are forced to keep waiting for the aid they desperately need. "First, it was President Trump, then Senate more...


Schumer Statement On Special Counsel Mueller’s Public Remarks

May 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's public remarks, calling on Leader McConnell and Republicans to stop blocking bipartisan election security legislation and Congress' obligation to continue oversight: "Mr. Mueller made clear today that the Russians interfered in our elections, the wellspring of our democracy. If President Trump and Congress don't do anything, it will be worse in 2020 and yet, more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration Again Refusing To Label China A Currency Manipulator

May 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Trump administration once again refused to label China a currency manipulator: "This is the fifth time in a row that the Trump Administration has refused to label China a currency manipulator. I hope this does not portend the administration backing off on Huawei or trade; It would be a tragedy for American workers if they more...


Schumer Statement On Republicans Again Blocking Bipartisan Disaster Relief Legislation

May 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after another Republican member of the House of Representatives blocked passage of the Senate-passed bipartisan disaster relief legislation : "If anyone had any doubts about which party is blocking disaster aid, this should erase it all. One Republican pops up after the next to prevent disaster-impacted areas from receiving the aid they so desperately need. First it was President Trump, then Republican more...


Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill

May 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan disaster aid bill, passed with the support of 85 senators yesterday and blocked by a single House Republican earlier today: "This week proved the president wrong-Congress can and should work on bipartisan bills that benefit working American families, and we Democrats will continue to work on this, regardless of the more...


Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill

May 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the agreement to vote on a bipartisan disaster aid bill. "It's good that Republicans finally came to their senses and realized that Puerto Rico and other disaster impacted areas deserve to be treated fairly and that extraneous provisions shouldn't be added to the disaster relief package. Thankfully, the Senate will soon vote to provide aid to all of the disaster-stricken areas where it is so desperately more...


Joint Schumer & Pelosi Statement in Advance of White House Infrastructure Meeting

May 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi issued this statement in advance of Wednesday's meeting with the White House on a $2 trillion infrastructure plan: "Three weeks ago, we were pleased to have had a productive meeting with the President, during which he agreed to a $2 trillion plan to rebuild America's infrastructure and to provide ideas for pay-fors. On Wednesday, we look forward to hearing the President's plan for how to pay for this package. "In our conversations with more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Budget Caps Negotiations

May 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after a meeting with Congressional leaders and Trump administration officials to discuss budget caps negotiations: "Democrats are committed to working on a bipartisan basis to avert devastating cuts of the sequester. We continue to insist that there be parity in increases between defense and non-defense, and that we adequately fund critical domestic priorities, more...


Schumer Statement On Reports Of Agreement With Canada And Mexico To End U.S.-Imposed Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Imports

May 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports of an agreement with Canada and Mexico to end U.S.-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports: "I have always said that we should be focusing our efforts on China, not on Mexico, Canada or Europe. It is a good thing these tariffs will be lifted, and we should urge our allies to join us in preventing China's predatory practices. There are still many other issues that are outstanding before more...


Schumer Statement Following House Passage of Legislation Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

May 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the House's passage of Legislation Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions: "The American people want us to protect their health care and lower their costs, and today, the Democratic-led House passed a bipartisan package that would do exactly that. This legislation combats the Trump administration's health care sabotage in crucial ways-it shores up protections for people with pre-existing more...


Schumer Calls For Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan And Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Dunford To Testify Publicly Before Senate Armed Services Committee On Iran By The End Of The Week

May 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor and called for Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Dunford to testify publicly before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Iran by the end of the week. I return to the floor this afternoon amid several concerning reports about the Trump administration's position on Iran. Earlier this week, it was reported that the administration's national security team discussed a plan that would more...


As President Trump Doubles Down On Failed Immigration Policies, Senate Democrats Reintroduce The Central America Reform And Enforcement Act – A Set of Serious, Legitimate Solutions To Address The Root Causes Of The Central American Migrant Crisis

May 14, 2019

While The Trump Administration Implements Policies That Exacerbate Issues At The Border And Ignore The Root Causes Of Migration In the First Place, Senate Dems Reintroduce Legislation That Would Provide A Coordinated Regional Response To Effectively Manage The Endemic Violence And Humanitarian Crises In El Salvador, Guatemala, And Honduras Legislation Would Also Reverse President Trump's Funding Cuts To Northern Triangle Gov'ts To Address The Root Causes Of The Violence And Instability That more...


Ahead Of Secretary Pompeo’s Tuesday Meeting With Putin In Russia, Leader Schumer Urges Pompeo To Make Clear That Interference In U.S. Elections Will Not Be Tolerated And Would Be Met With Immediate And Robust Response

May 12, 2019

On The Heels Of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report, Which Documented An Insidious Disinformation Campaign Against The Wellspring Of Our Democracy — Our Elections, Leader Schumer Urges Pompeo In New Letter To Tell Putin In Their Tuesday Meeting In Sochi That Any Attempt To Interfere In U.S. Elections Will Not Be Tolerated  Leader Schumer Says That President Trump’s Approach To President Putin, Particularly As It Relates To Election Security, Must Change Schumer To Sec. Pompeo: Tell more...


VIDEO: Senate Democratic Leader Schumer And House Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeffries Announce The Reintroduction Of The Marijuana Freedom And Opportunity Act To Decriminalize Marijuana At Federal Level

May 9, 2019

The Legislation Would Back Women And Minority-Owned Businesses Participating In Marijuana Economy And Invest In Research To Fully Understand Effects Of Marijuana On Highway Safety And Public Health The Legislation Would Also Authorize New Grant Program To Provide Incentives For States And Local Governments To Adopt Or Expand Expungement Or Sealing Programs For Convictions Of Possession Of Marijuana Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and new House lead more...


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Has Never Taken Seriously The Threat Russia Poses To Our Elections

May 7, 2019

DECEMBER 2016: THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS THAT MCCONNELL CHALLENGED EFFORT TO ALERT PUBLIC TO THREAT OF RUSSIAN ELECTION HACKING "In September, during a secret briefing for congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present." … "According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any more...

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