Press Releases

Schumer Statement On New Coronavirus Relief Legislation Agreement

March 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new agreement on the coronavirus relief legislation:“I'm extremely pleased that the ‘Families First Coronavirus Response Act’ includes the people-focused initiatives Speaker Pelosi and I outlined earlier in the week, including paid sick leave, food security assistance, free testing for those who need it, emergency unemployment insurance, major new investments in Medicaid and more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump Declaring Coronavirus A National Emergency

March 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump declaring coronavirus a national emergency:“I'm pleased the president heeded our calls to invoke the Stafford Act to extend vital financial assistance to help keep communities safe from the coronavirus outbreak. I urge New York and other states to immediately request these newly available funds and for the Trump administration to approve these requests without more...


Senator Murray Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

March 13, 2020

“Democrats understand the urgency of this moment in no uncertain terms—and we are going to work to do everything we can, as fast as we can, to protect you, your loved ones, and all our communities,” said Senator Murray (D-WA). “We are in this together, and we will get through it together.” Washington, D.C. - As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread and American lives are disrupted, Senator Murray (D-WA) delivers this week’s Weekly Democratic Address. In the address, Senator more...


Republican Senator Blocks Attempts By Schumer And Murray To Pass Bills To Immediately Provide Paid Sick Leave, Emergency Unemployment Insurance, And Additional Medicaid Funding To Help American People In Wake Of Coronavirus Outbreak

March 12, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) delivered the below remarks ahead of Senate Democrats’ effort to pass legislation to provide paid sick leave, emergency unemployment insurance, and additional Medicaid funding to help the American people in wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Republican Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) blocked Senate Democrats’ attempts to pass these bills. Shortly after these more...


Schumer, Pelosi Statement On President Trump’s Coronavirus Address

March 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following joint statement after President Trump delivered an address to the nation on the coronavirus outbreak: “We have a public health crisis in this country and the best way to help keep the American people safe and ensure their economic security is for the president to focus on fighting the spread of the coronavirus itself. Alarmingly, the president did not say how the more...


Senate Democrats Call On President Trump To Invoke Stafford Act And Consider Disaster Declarations To Utilize FEMA’s $40+ Billion In Disaster Relief Funds To Aid State & Local Gov’t Response To Growing Coronavirus Outbreak

March 11, 2020

In New Letter, Senators Schumer, Murray, And Peters Lead 36 Senate Dems in Urging President Trump To Immediately Consider Disaster Declarations That Allow FEMA To Utilize $40+ Billion Disaster Relief Fund To Aid State And Local Gov'ts Responding To Coronavirus Outbreak The Senators Emphasize That Use Of Funds Could Alleviate Strain On Local Gov'ts And Would Help Mitigate Disease Spread, Save Lives, And Protect Public Health And Safety Washington, D.C.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference To Announce Targeted New Economic & Community Relief Proposal To Help States With Coronavirus Outbreaks

March 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference announcing a new economic and community relief proposal to help states with coronavirus outbreaks. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: I'm proud to be joined by my colleagues who are here, who are leading the charge to help deal with this crisis and get the support they need to weather the public health crisis. So, Senate Democrats, today, are introducing a series of measures more...


Senate Democratic Leaders Announce Targeted New Economic & Community Relief Proposal To Help States With Coronavirus Outbreaks

March 11, 2020


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Schumer, Murray, And Wyden Send Letter To Vice President Pence Demanding Answers On The Alarming Lack Of Access To Coronavirus Testing, Patients Need Assurances That Testing Will Be Free For Those Who Need It

March 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter today to Vice President Pence regarding the mass confusion and lack of clarity around the availability of coronavirus testing and out-of-pocket costs associated with getting tests and treatment. Senators Schumer, Murray and Wyden today sent a letter to Vice President Pence demanding the Trump more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Press Conference On The Coronavirus

March 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s comments today at the White House press conference on the coronavirus:“What was glaringly missing from President Trump’s press conference was how he is actually going to combat the spread of the coronavirus and keep the American people safe. It seems President Trump is more focused on the stock market than addressing this pandemic.“One of the best ways to more...


Schumer, Pelosi To President Trump On Coronavirus Response: Put Health & Safety Of American People Before Corporate Needs

March 8, 2020

Dem Leaders Say Any Proposal To Address Outbreak's Impact On Economy Must Include Paid Sick Leave For Workers, Among Other People-Focused Initiatives Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following joint statement today urging President Trump to prioritize the needs of American workers and their families before the needs of major corporations in the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak: "We are hoping to work more...


After Schumer Request, The Bureau Of Economic Analysis Publishes New Data Measuring Economic Growth Distributed Across Income Spectrum

March 6, 2020

Washington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to the Bureau of Economic Analysis' decision to publish new data that measures how economic growth has been distributed across the income spectrum, following multiple requests by Leader Schumer, Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM), and Senate Democrats for additional data that details who the economy is really working for and who is being left behind: "The Bureau of Economic Analysis more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Funding Agreement To Combat Coronavirus

March 5, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the United States Senate passed the bipartisan funding agreement to combat the spread of coronavirus: "We have an emergency in this country and it calls for steady and competent leadership from our government. While the president dithers and tells mistruths about the coronavirus outbreak, the House and Senate have come together in a bipartisan way on an important first step to deal with this more...


Senate Democrats Defend The Right Of DOD Civilian Workers To Engage In Collective Bargaining

March 4, 2020

Led By Reed & Peters, Senators Warn SecDef Against Eliminating Worker Protections & Collective Bargaining Rights Of Civilian DOD Employees Washington, D.C. - In an effort to stand up for workers' rights and organized labor, the entire Senate Democratic Caucus today sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper urging the Pentagon to uphold workplace protections and safeguard the collective bargaining rights of Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees. Led by U.S. more...


Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Funding Agreement To Combat Coronavirus

March 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan funding agreement to combat the spread of coronavirus: "Today, Democrats and Republicans in Congress showed they can come together in a bipartisan way to respond to the coronavirus in a swift, smart and strategic way to keep the American people safe. I'm pleased that this bipartisan agreement rejects the Trump administration's dangerously inadequate proposal and is much more...


Schumer And Sasse Lead Bipartisan Letter Calling For UK To Reconsider Huawei Decision

March 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, ahead of the House of Commons’ debate on Huawei, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) led a bipartisan group of Senators in urging Parliament to reconsider the Johnson government’s decision to allow Huawei to supply some of the United Kingdom’s 5G telecommunications structure. “Given the significant security, privacy, and economic threats posed by Huawei, we strongly urge the United Kingdom to revisit its more...


Schumer, Cotton, Van Hollen & Young Urge Sec. Pompeo And President Trump To Oppose China’s Bid To Lead U.N. World Intellectual Property Org.—Say Persistent Violator Of IP Protections Wrong Pick To Lead Global IP Protection Efforts

March 2, 2020

In New Letter, Sens. Schumer, Cotton, Van Hollen, And Young Urge Sec. Pompeo To Oppose China's Bid To Lead The U.N.'S World Intellectual Property Organization Ahead Of Director General Election This Week The Lawmakers Emphasize That China's Persistent Violations Of Intellectual Property Protections And Failure To Uphold Commitment To Adhere To Rules-Based System Are Disqualifying And Pose A Threat To U.S. Economic And National Security Sens. Schumer, Cotton, Van Hollen, And Young To Sec. more...


Schumer Statement On Supreme Court’s Announcement That They Will Hear Oral Arguments In GOP Healthcare Lawsuit In The Fall

March 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s announcement that they will hear oral arguments in a Republican lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act in the fall: “For Americans who care about saving their health care, especially protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions, the Supreme Court’s decision to hear the case is a stark reminder of President Trump’s determination to end those protections—because any more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Plan To Again Nominate Rep. Ratcliffe To Be Director Of National Intelligence

February 28, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Rep. Ratcliffe to be the Director of National Intelligence: “Replacing one highly partisan operative with another does nothing to keep our country safe. At a time when the Russians are interfering in our elections, we need a nonpartisan leader at the helm of the Intelligence Community who sees the world objectively and speaks truth to power, more...


Senator Blumenthal Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

February 28, 2020

"I'll be very blunt: my Republican colleagues can either stand with the American people on this issue or stand with the NRA," said Senator Blumenthal (D-CT). "Opponents of gun violence prevention are on the wrong side of the issue, they're on the wrong side of public opinion, and they're on the wrong side of history." Washington, D.C. - Following the one year anniversary of the House-passage of H.R.8., the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, and a devastating mass shooting that more...

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