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Schumer Statement In Support Of Senate Dem Lawsuit Challenging Whitaker Appointment In Federal Court

November 19, 2018


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Reps Clarke, Lee and Senator Schumer Introduce Bicameral Resolution Honoring Shirley Chisholm

November 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congresswomen Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) and Barbara Lee (CA-13), joined by 60 representatives, introduced a resolution acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the election of Shirley Chisholm as the first African-American woman in Congress. U.S. Senate Minority Leader, Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), will introduce a companion bill in the Senate next week.The bill’s introduction comes days after a historic number of women were elected to the United States more...


In New Letter To President Trump, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Raises Questions About Legality Of Matthew Whitaker’s Appointment As Acting US Attorney General, Given The Constitutional Uncertainty Of Such An Action And Mr. Whitaker’s Obvious Bias Against The Special Counsel’s Investigation

November 9, 2018

In Light Of President Trump Ignoring The Statutory Line Of Succession In Naming Matthew Whitaker - A Political Appointee Who Has Expressed Specific Bias Against The Special Counsel Investigation He Now Oversees - As Acting Attorney General, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Requests The President Answer A Number Of Questions Regarding His Motivations Behind The Appointment And His Authority To Make ItThe Appointments Clause Of The Constitution Requires All Principal Officers Of The more...


Schumer Calls On Acting Attorney General Whitaker To Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

November 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the need for acting Attorney General Whitaker to recuse himself from the Mueller probe: "Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation, Mr. Whitaker should recuse himself from its oversight for the duration of his time as acting attorney more...


Schumer Statement On October Jobs Report

November 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the October jobs report: “The latest jobs numbers may look good but we must not forget they coexist with a huge deficit-ballooning GOP tax break that went mainly to the wealthy for which we will pay a price for down the road. When the average family sees their health care costs go up because of Republican actions, these numbers will mean more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump's Drug Pricing Proposal

October 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's drug pricing proposal:“It's hard to take the Trump administration and Republicans seriously about reducing health care costs for seniors two weeks before the election when they have repeatedly advocated for and implemented policies that strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions and lead to increased health care costs for millions of Americans. Just more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Pelosi And Schumer On President Trump’s Remarks On Suspicious Packages Sent To Democratic Leaders, CNN

October 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued this statement after President Trump made remarks on suspicious packages sent to Democratic leaders and CNN:“Once again, we salute the heroism of America’s first responders as they work to counter the outrageous mail bomb attacks."We listened with great interest to the President's remarks this afternoon. We all take an oath to support and defend the Constitution and protect the more...


Schumer Statement On New Affordable Care Act Regulations From The Trump Administration

October 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding new Affordable Care Act regulations from the Trump administration: “The American people should look at what Republicans are doing, rather than what they’re saying, when it comes to health care. Just weeks before the election, Republicans are once again undermining protections for people with pre-existing conditions and sabotaging our health care system. Just today, the administration plainly more...


Schumer: McConnell Comments On Health Care A Game Changer

October 19, 2018

On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer says Leader McConnell’s Comments over past few days on Health Care were a Political Gift to Democrats This Week Alone, Sen. McConnell Reiterated his support for repealing the health care law if GOP wins in November and for the lawsuit that would end protections for those with pre-existing conditions, and suggested that they may pursue cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid to address a deficit they ballooned Schumer Laid out the Democratic more...


Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell Doubling Down On Support For Lawsuit That Will Strip Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

October 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s support of the Texas lawsuit that would strip away health care protections from people with pre-existing conditions: “Leader McConnell has made it crystal clear that Republicans are for eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions. In recent days, Leader McConnell has also made clear that, given another two years in the majority, Republicans would attempt to repeal the more...


Schumer Response To Sen. McConnell Admission That GOP Could Revisit Health Care Repeal

October 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s recent comments on potentially repealing health care protections: “Americans should make no mistake about it: if Republicans retain the Senate they will do everything they can to take away families’ health care and raise their costs, whether it be eliminating protections for pre-existing conditions, repealing the health care law, or cutting Medicare and Medicaid. Americans more...


Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell’s Call To Cut Medicare, Social Security, & Medicaid To Reduce Deficit Created By GOP Tax Cut For The Rich

October 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s recent comments on rising deficits: “Senator Mitch McConnell, President Trump, and their fellow Republicans blew a 2 trillion dollar hole in the federal deficit to fund a tax cut for the rich. To now suggest cutting earned middle-class programs like Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid as the only fiscally responsible solution to solve the debt problem is nothing short of more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Misleading Op-Ed In USA Today

October 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s Op-Ed in today’s USA Today:“All of the false and misleading words in the world can’t cover up the truth: President Trump and Republicans in Congress are forcing millions of Americans to pay more for health insurance and trying to rip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions. President Trump’s USA Today Op-Ed is just the latest in a long and blatant disinformation more...


Schumer Statement After Reviewing FBI Background Documents

October 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after reviewing the supplemental FBI background documents on Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh: “After reviewing the additional background check documents on Judge Kavanaugh, four things are crystal clear.“First, the documents raise even more serious doubts in my mind about Judge Kavanaugh’s truthfulness.“Second, Judge Kavanaugh stated at his hearing that the individuals at the incident more...


Top Falsehoods By Judge Kavanaugh Before The Judiciary Committee On 9.27.18

September 28, 2018


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Schumer Statement On Testimony By Dr. Ford And Judge Kavanaugh

September 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh’s testimonies:"Dr. Ford’s testimony was courageous, difficult to hear, and grounded in the facts. Judge Kavanaugh was angry, defiant, and partisan. While I strongly believe Dr. Ford, the way to clear this up would be to have the FBI reopen the investigation for several days, actually interview potential witnesses, and get to the truth before the Senate is required more...


Schumer Statement On Latest Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the latest allegations to come out against Judge Kavanaugh: “Republicans need to immediately suspend the proceedings related to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, and the president must order the FBI to reopen the background check investigation. There are now multiple, corroborated allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, made under the penalty of perjury, all of which deserve a thorough more...


ICYMI – Schumer On ABC’s The View: “I Believe Professor Ford”; Schumer Urges Republicans Not To Rush Through Nominee And Says FBI Should Complete Full Investigation Before Both Judge Kavanaugh And Prof. Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

September 17, 2018

Schumer: “I believe Professor Ford. I think she's credible and I think when the investigation is finished and when she testifies and Judge Kavanaugh testifies, I think a majority of senators will find her credible.” Schumer: “Senator Feinstein did the right thing. When a woman is abused, it is her prerogative as to how, where, when, if at all it should come out.”Schumer: “Trying to rush this through on Thursday is an insult to the women of America and an insult to the majesty of the more...


Judge Kavanaugh Has An Obligation To Correct The Record On His Radical View On Executive Power

September 11, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Member Chris Coons (D-DE) released the following statement: “The American people deserve to know if Judge Kavanaugh still holds a broad view of executive power that would allow this President, or any President, to be above the law, including having the ability to fire a Special Counsel investigating him just for doing his job. The Supreme Court must be a constitutional bulwark against abuses of power by anyone, including the President. I’m concerned more...


Schumer Statement On ITC Removing Tariffs On Canadian Groundwood Paper Imports

August 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on ITC removing tariffs on Canadian groundwood paper imports: “These tariffs were extremely harmful to our regional newspapers - the lifeblood of our local communities - and I worked hard to remove them. The International Trade Commission made the exactly right decision today to completely eliminate them. I will remain vigilant to make sure that they never return,” said Senator more...

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