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Schumer Statement On President Trump Commuting The Sentence Of Roger Stone

July 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s commutation of his longtime friend’s prison sentence for felony crimes:“The American ideal of equal justice under the law is once again being undermined by a lawless president who regards the Justice Department as his personal plaything.“By refusing to hold President Trump accountable, the Republican Party bears responsibility for his more...


Schumer Statement On Supreme Court Rulings That President Trump Is Not Above The Law

July 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in Trump v. Vance and Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP that no one, not even the president, is above the law:“No matter how much he wishes it to be true, President Trump is not king. In a devastating blow to President Trump and his enablers in the Republican party, the Supreme Court today upheld a fundamental tenet of our democracy that no one is above the law."Sadly, today’s more...


Schumer Statement On Supreme Court Rulings That President Trump Is Not Above The Law

July 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement after the Supreme Court ruled in Trump v. Vance and Trump v. Mazars USA, LLP that no one, not even the president, is above the law:“No matter how much he wishes it to be true, President Trump is not king. In a devastating blow to President Trump and his enablers in the Republican party, the Supreme Court today upheld a fundamental tenet of our democracy that no one is above the law."Sadly, today’s more...


Senate Democrats Demand Full Implementation & Enforcement Of The Death In Custody Reporting Act

July 7, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democrats today wrote Attorney General William Barr, calling for the immediate, full implementation and enforcement of the Death in Custody Reporting Act.“One stark, staggering fact is that there exists no reliable metric on the number of law enforcement-related deaths that occur each year because DOJ has failed to implement and enforce the DCRA,” the senators wrote. “To be clear, the DCRA will not alone solve the underlying problem. We acknowledge that the data more...


Schumer Statement On SBA Public Release Of Some Paycheck Protection Program Borrowing Information

July 6, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement after the Small Business Administration publicly released some data about businesses and non-profits that received loans from the Paycheck Protection Program:“While it’s a good start that the administration has finally started to make public some information about which small businesses received PPP loans, it’s a shame it took this long and so much pressure from Democrats for it to happen. Make no more...


Senator Carper Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

July 3, 2020

“If President Trump refuses to lead, then he should at the very least stop actively trying to sabotage the health care on which millions are more dependent than ever,” said Senator Carper (D-DE). “Today, our message is simple: stop attacking Delawareans and Americans’ life-saving care because we simply can’t overcome this public health crisis without access to quality care.”Washington, D.C. - Following the Trump administration asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care more...


Senators Schumer, Warren, Reps. Chuy García And Lee Introduce Legislation To Extend Nation-Wide Moratorium On Evictions

July 2, 2020

The Protecting Renters From Evictions And Fees Act Would Extend And Expand The Eviction Moratorium For Renters That Ends On July 24, 2020 Unless ExtendedLawmakers Urge Congress To Pass Their Bill To Help Mitigate The Hardship Many Americans Continue To Or Will Experience Due To The Economic Ramifications Of The Coronavirus CrisisBill Text (PDF) | Bill Summary (PDF)Washington, DC - United States Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with Senator Elizabeth Warren more...


Schumer Statement On CBO Projection Of Long-Term Economic Damage Caused By Coronavirus Pandemic

July 2, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to the CBO projection of the long-term economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic:“Today’s CBO projection makes clear that absent additional action from Congress, millions of Americans, particularly people of color and lower-wage workers, will remain out of work for years to come. As new COVID cases rise, businesses close once again, and workers face painful layoffs for a more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement Following Gang Of 8 Briefing On Russian Bounties On U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

July 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following a classified Gang of 8 briefing on reports of Russian bounties on U.S. troops serving in Afghanistan:“Force protection is a primary purpose of intelligence. It should have the same importance to the Commander-in-Chief. Any reports of threats on our troops must be pursued relentlessly. “These reports are coming to light in the context of the President being soft on more...


Schumer Statement On New Jobs Report

July 2, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to the latest jobs report, warning that unless President Trump and Republicans finally work with Democrats to provide additional federal fiscal relief, the economic pain in America will only worsen:“Today’s jobs report may just be a slight peak in a much larger valley, and unless President Trump demonstrates real leadership in fighting the health crisis and Senate Republicans get more...


Sens. Schumer, Booker, Peters Introduce Resolution Defending USPS, Urging More Funding To Offset COVID-19 Losses

July 1, 2020

The USPS Provides Vital Services For Millions Of Americans, But Currently Lacks The Funding Needed To Stay AfloatWashington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and U.S. Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, introduced a resolution outlining the importance of the U.S. Postal Service and urging increased funding in the next COVID-19 relief package to help the key more...


Leader Schumer And Ranking Member Wyden Introduce Bold, New Legislation To Extend Expanded Unemployment Insurance & Require Program Continue Providing Benefits Until Each State’s Economic Conditions Improve

July 1, 2020

Sens. Schumer And Wyden Call For Long-Term Unemployment Insurance Support As States Grapple With Sharp Rise In COVID-19 Cases New Proposal Would Take Politics Out Of Extending Unemployment Insurance And Protect Working Families’ Living StandardsWashington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Committee on Finance Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) today introduced the American Workforce Rescue Act, bold, new legislation that would establish “automatic more...


Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Demand Sen. McConnell End Republican Inaction On Heroes Act; Dem Leaders Call For Immediate Bipartisan, Bicameral Negotiations To Address Public Health & Economic Crises

June 29, 2020

Today Marks 45 Days Since The House Of Representatives Passed Heroes Act - Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Say Senate Republicans’ Callous, Deliberate Inaction On Legislation To Address Public Health And Economic Crises Is Harming American People Washington, D.C.—In a new letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today called for immediate bipartisan, bicameral negotiations on more...


Schumer Statement On Ninth Circuit Court Ruling Against Trump’s Misuse Of Congressionally Appropriated Funds For Ineffective, Wasteful Southern Border Wall

June 26, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to the Ninth Circuit Court ruling that President Trump cannot divert congressionally appropriated funds to his ineffective, wasteful southern border wall:“The Ninth Circuit’s decision today is a victory for the separation of powers doctrine that is the cornerstone of our democracy. The court makes clear that the Trump administration’s attempt, supported by Senate Republican enablers, more...


Schumer Statement On House Passage Of D.C. Statehood Legislation

June 26, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to the House passing a bill to make the District of Columbia a state:“It is past time to end the historic disenfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens and make D.C. a state. As one of my top priorities when it comes to voting rights and democracy reform, I will keep working in the Senate to secure statehood, full voting rights and full home rule, for D.C. in this more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration Asking The Supreme Court To Repeal The Affordable Care Act

June 26, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to the Trump administration-backed legal effort at the Supreme Court to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in Texas v. U.S. lawsuit:“Americans should look at what the Trump administration and Republicans do—not what they say—on health care. Republicans remain unflinching in their cruel and callous campaign to eliminate Americans’ health care coverage, even as the country faces down more...


Following GAO Report, Schumer Demands Robust Oversight Of CARES Act Funds

June 25, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement demanding robust oversight of CARES Act funds after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced this morning that $1.4 billion of relief checks were sent to dead people:“The Government Accountability Office this morning announced that $1.4 billion of relief checks were sent to people who were dead. Where's the Republican oversight? This is a $3 trillion package. And every small bit of more...


ICYMI – Congressional Black Caucus, Civil & Human Rights Groups, Other Leading Voices Against Police Violence Call For Senate To Vote Against GOP Policing Legislation

June 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— In response to Senate Republicans’ insufficient policing legislation, the Congressional Black Caucus, several leading civil and human rights groups and attorneys representing families of individuals killed by police released statements opposing the bill, saying the efforts will do nothing to make much needed changes to our country’s police departments. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to engage more...


ICYMI – Congressional Black Caucus Opposes Senate Republicans’ Police Reform Bill, 138 Civil Rights Groups Send Letter Demanding Senators Vote Against The Bill & Say Effort Falls Far Short Of What Is Needed To Protect Black Communities & Hold Police Accountable

June 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Today, the Congressional Black Caucus sent a letter expressing opposition to the Senate Republicans’ Justice Act and calling for the Senate to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which meets the historic moment our country faces and will finally answer the police violence plaguing Black communities. Additionally, 138 civil rights groups, led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, sent a letter to the Senate strongly opposing the Senate more...


ICYMI – Civil Rights Groups And Other Leading Voices Against Police Violence Express Opposition To Senate Republicans’ Policing Reform Legislation

June 23, 2020

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