Press Releases

Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the executive order on immigration signed by President Trump:“It’s a relief that the president has reversed himself and recognized the cruelty of his policy of separating children from their parents. While the executive order doesn’t reference the families already ripped apart, I hope and expect that the administration will be able to quickly reunite these children with their parents.“I also hope more...


Schumer Statement On Senate’s Rejection Of President Trump’s Rescission Proposal

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s rejection of President Trump’s rescission proposal:“That a bipartisan group of Senators rejected the president’s rescission proposal is a testament to how backwards and out of touch it was in the first place. For President Trump and Republicans to blow up the deficit to give tax cuts to the rich, and then turn around and cite the out of control deficit to propose cuts to vital health more...


Schumer Statement On Importance Of Keeping The Senate’s Bipartisan ZTE Amendment In Defense Bill

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the importance of keeping the Senate’s bipartisan ZTE amendment in the defense bill after President Trump met with Republican members of Congress this afternoon to urge them to support the administration’s ZTE deal:“My Republican colleagues must resist efforts by the Trump administration - at the behest of the Government of China - to get them to water down or back off of the Senate’s strong more...


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 more...


The Trump Administration Caused The Family Separation Crisis – Now, Even Republicans In Congress Say It Is On The Trump Administration To Solve It.

June 19, 2018

SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CAN REVERSE FAMILY SEPARATION “IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT LEGISLATION”HELP Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN):  “The WH could change it five minutes and they should. It’s a mistake,”… “It’s a change in policy by this administration separating especially very small children from their parents at the border is not something we should do.” [CBS, 6/19/18]Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security Chairman Sen. Shelley Moore more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Admin’s Expected Release Of Rule To Undermine Preexisting Conditions Protections By Expanding Health Care Plans Without Many Vital Consumer Protections

June 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s expected release of a rule to undermine preexisting conditions protections by expanding health care plans without many vital consumer protections:“Finalizing this rule is simply the latest act of sabotage of our health care system by the Trump administration and a back door to expanding junk insurance plans that weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions. more...


Joint Statement By Senators Schumer, Cotton, Van Hollen, And Rubio On Senate Passage Of Bipartisan ZTE Amendment In Defense

June 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released the following statement on the passage of a bipartisan ZTE amendment in the defense bill:“We’re heartened that both parties made it clear that protecting American jobs and national security must come first when making deals with countries like China, which has a history of having little regard for either. It is vital that our colleagues in the House keep this more...


Schumer Responds To President Trump’s Immigration Remarks

June 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump again falsely claimed Democrats were causing families to be separated at the border:“As everyone who has looked at this agrees, this was done by the president, not Democrats. He can fix it tomorrow if he wants to, and if he doesn’t want to, he should own up to the fact that he’s doing more...


Schumer Statement On So-Called House "Moderate" Immigration Proposal To Receive Vote This Week

June 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding House Republicans’ “moderate” immigration proposal:“The House moderates will lose all credibility if they accept this sham of a bill, which is extreme and drastically cuts immigration in ways unacceptable to the Senate and the American people. It holds Dreamers and kids who have been separated from their parents hostage in order to cut legal immigration and enact the hard right’s immigration agenda. more...


Schumer Statement On New Tariffs On Chinese Imports

June 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports:“The president’s actions on China are on the money. China is our real trade enemy, and their theft of intellectual property and their refusal to let our companies compete fairly threatens millions of future American jobs.“While we await further details on this trade action, President Trump is right on more...


We’ve Said it Before, & We’ll Say it Again - Statement On Behalf Of Leader Schumer, Leader Pelosi, Vice Chairman Warner, And Ranking Member Schiff

June 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) re-released the following joint statement regarding their Gang of Eight briefing with the Justice Department. The statement is the same as that issued on May 24th, after the previous briefing:“Today’s Gang of Eight briefing was conducted to ensure protection of sources and methods.“Nothing we heard today has more...


After Thousands Of Critical Comments On ‘Junk’ Health Insurance Plans That Can Exclude Pre-Existing Conditions, McCaskill, Stabenow, Baldwin, 44 Senators Call On Trump Administration To Rescind Rule

June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) are leading a letter signed by 44 other Senators urging the Trump administration to halt the implementation of a health care proposal that could threaten access to quality, affordable care for Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions. The proposal would mean the expansion of previously limited short-term health insurance plans to year-long “junk” plans that can exclude more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Attempts To Derail Bipartisan ZTE Deal In Defense Bill

June 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s attempts to derail the bipartisan ZTE deal in the defense bill:“Both parties in Congress must be resolute in blocking the president’s bad, pro-China ZTE deal. Protecting America’s national and economic security is paramount and any deal that jeopardizes them should be stopped in its tracks as both parties have already agreed. We cannot back off on an issue so vital to more...


As Inequality Reaches Highest Levels Since The Great Depression, Senate & House Democrats Introduce New Legislation To Provide A Better Deal For American Workers

June 13, 2018

Democrats’ New Bill Strengthens American Workers’ Freedom To Negotiate, Penalizes Predatory Corporations, Protects Workers From Workplace Violations And Abuses, And MoreAs The GOP Continues To Protect The Wealth of Special Interests And Big Corporations Instead Of Protecting The Rights And Well-Being Of American Workers, Democrats Introduce New Legislation That Would Give All Americans A Seat At The Table And Build An Economy That Works For Everyone-Not Just Those At The Top Dems: America Was more...


Schumer Statement On Leader McConnell’s Comments That Republicans Support Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

June 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s comments that Republicans support protections for pre-existing conditions:“If Republicans are serious about maintaining protections for people with pre-existing conditions, they should join us in urging the Trump administration to reverse their shameful decision to not defend the constitutionality of that vital provision that is already the law.“Actions speak louder than words. So more...


Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Agreement To Undo ZTE Deal In Defense Bill

June 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the expected inclusion of an amendment, authored by Sens. Cotton, Van Hollen, and Schumer, to reverse the ZTE deal in the annual defense bill:“By including this provision to undo the ZTE deal in the defense bill, the Senate is saying loudly and in a bipartisan fashion that the president is dead wrong to back off on ZTE. The fact that a bipartisan group of senators came together this quickly is a more...


Schumer Statement On The FCC’s Official Repeal Of Net Neutrality

June 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the FCC’s official repeal of net neutrality rules and House Republican leaders’ refusal to schedule a vote on the bipartisan Senate passed-legislation to overturn the FCC’s decision:“By refusing to bring up the Senate-passed resolution to restore net neutrality, which passed the Senate by a powerful bipartisan vote, House Republican leaders gave a green light to the big ISPs to charge middle-class more...


Top Senate Democrats Urge Trump DOJ To Reverse Decision Not To Defend Affordable Care Act In Court – Trump Admin Decision Could Raise Costs And Allow Discrimination Against People With Pre-Existing Conditions

June 8, 2018

Trump Administration - Over The Objection Of Career DOJ Attorneys - Announced They Would Not Defend Key Parts Of The Affordable Care Act, Including Bans On Denial Of Coverage Or Higher Rates For People With Pre-Existing Medical Conditions, Against Legal Challenges In CourtThe Trump Administration’s Decision Is More Sabotage Of Our Health Care System, Opens The Door To Higher Costs And Harm To Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions; Health Experts Say That Regardless Of How Case Is Decided, more...


Schumer Response to President Trump’s Suggestion to Have Russia Rejoin the G-7

June 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s suggestion that Russia should be readmitted to the G-7:“President Trump is turning our foreign policy into an international joke, doing lasting damage to our country, without any rhyme or reason.“We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries and to treat each accordingly. On issue after issue, he’s failed to do that.“The president’s support for more...


With Only Four Days Until The FCC Officially Repeals Net Neutrality, Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Urges Speaker Ryan To Immediately Schedule Vote On Bipartisan Senate-Passed Legislation To Overturn Trump Administration’s Disastrous Decision – Dems Launch New Website Tracking How Long Speaker Ryan Has Waited To #SaveTheInternet

June 7, 2018

It's Already Been 21 Days Since The Senate Passed Bill To Save Net Neutrality By A Strong Bipartisan Vote—And Only Four Days Until Net Neutrality Is Officially Repealed In New Letter, All 49 Senate Dems Urge Speaker Ryan to Schedule A Vote On Senate Bill & Protect Middle-Class Families, Consumers, Farmers, Communities of Color, Entrepreneurs, And All Who Rely On The Free And Open Internet - Dems Also Launch New Site: www.Democrats.Senate.Gov/SaveTheInternet Senate Dems To Speaker Ryan: Put more...

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