Press Releases

Schumer Calls On Chairman Johnson To Hold Postal Service Oversight Hearings With DeJoy and Duncan, Says McConnell Must Bring Senate Back If House Passes USPS Legislation

August 16, 2020

Schumer Is Pushing For Legislation To Reverse Changes And Ensure Mail-in Ballots Are Treated As First Class Priority Schumer: Board Of Governors Should Remove Postmaster General DeJoy If He Refuses To Testify Before CongressNew York, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today at a press conference in New York City called the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Senator Ron Johnson, to hold an oversight hearing with Postmaster General Louis more...


Schumer, Pelosi, Peters, Maloney Statement Calling on Postmaster General and Chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors to Testify About Postal Service Sabotage

August 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Ranking Member Gary C. Peters of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today called on the Postmaster General and Chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors to testify before Congress about recent, sweeping and dangerous operational changes at the Postal Service that are slowing the more...


Schumer, Pelosi, Top Committee Democrats Press Postmaster General For Answers On Partisan Campaign To Slow The Mail Before The Election

August 14, 2020

Democratic Leaders Release Letters From Postal Service This Week Detailing Dangerous Operational Changes At Hundreds Of Facilities Across The CountryWashington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the top Democrats from four Congressional committees with jurisdiction over federal elections and the Postal Service - Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Chairperson Zoe Lofgren of the Committee on more...


Senator Peters Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

August 14, 2020

“For more than 245 years, the Postal Service has carried on a tradition of reliable, on-time delivery. Dedicated postal workers and letter carriers over the years have delivered mail through wars - through hurricanes - through rain and snow. And they've always done it on time," said Senator Gary Peters (D-MI). "Last week, after the new Postmaster General refused to give me clear answers about the causes of these delays, I launched an investigation. I’m working to find out what changes more...


Schumer, Pelosi Statement On President’s Assault On The Postal Service And Elections

August 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following joint statement on President Trump’s latest attacks on vote-by-mail and on the Postmaster General’s policies that have led to a dramatic increase in delayed and undelivered mail:“The United States Postal Service is a pillar of our American Democracy and is enshrined in the Constitution, which empowers Congress to ‘establish Post Offices and Post Roads.’ The Postal Service more...


Schumer, Klobuchar, Peters, And Carper Lead Senate Democratic Caucus Urging USPS To Fix Delays And Avoid Cost Increases For Election Mail

August 12, 2020

Letter Follows Reports That USPS Indicated To State Election Officials It Will Depart From Long-Standing Practice Of Prioritizing Election Mail, Delaying Delivery Times Unless States Pay More Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (D-DE) led the entire Senate more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Trump Administration’s Refusing To Budge In COVID-19 Response Negotiations

August 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement after Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated the Administration’s refusal to budge on their position on the size and scope of the next COVID-19 legislative response package: “An overture was made by Secretary Mnuchin to meet and he made clear that his televised comments from earlier today still stand: the White House is not budging from their position concerning the size more...


Schumer, Heinrich, Manchin Lead Entire Democratic Caucus In Opposing Bureau Of Land Management Director Nominee William Perry Pendley

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Joe Manchin (D-WV) led the entire Democratic Caucus in a letter to President Trump opposing Bureau of Land Management Director nominee William Perry Pendley. "We write to express opposition to Mr. Pendley's nomination to the position of Director of the Bureau of Land Management," the Senators wrote. "Mr. Pendley’s public more...


Across The Country, Americans Face Crisis As President Trump And Postmaster General DeJoy Undermine Post Office During Global Pandemic – Schumer, Peters Call For Americans To Share Their Stories

August 11, 2020

Louisville Courier-Journal (KY): Postal Service's Cost Cutting Is Frustrating Kentuckians — And Raising Election Concerns CBS 2 Chicago (IL): Postal Problems Mean No Checks, No Medications For Weeks Philadelphia Inquirer (PA): Mail Delays Are Frustrating Philly Residents, And A Short-Staffed Postal Service Is Struggling To Keep Up Fox News 8 (NC): Mail Delays Hurting Local Small Business Owners Lansing State Journal (MI): Michigan Absentee Voting Smashed more...


34 Senate Democrats Send Letter Pressing The White House To Restore Full Funding For National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) were joined by thirty-two U.S. Senators in sending a letter asking President Trump to restore full funding to states for the National Guard forces responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week the President reduced FEMA reimbursement for National Guard units from 100 percent to 75 percent, with no explanation, and with the unexplained exception of Florida and Texas. Since March, more...


TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Blasts President Trump’s Unworkable, Weak And Narrow Executive Actions Amid Historic Coronavirus Crisis And Calls For A Serious Comprehensive Solution That Meets The Needs Of The American People.

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe and blasted the president’s unworkable, weak and narrow executive actions amidst this historic coronavirus crisis and called for a serious and comprehensive solution that will meet the needs of the American people. A transcript of the interview can be found below: Joe Scarborough: On that high note, let's bring in Minority Leader in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer. Chuck, I've got more...


TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Blasts President Trump’s Unworkable, Weak And Narrow Executive Actions Amid Historic Coronavirus Crisis And Calls For A Serious Comprehensive Solution That Meets The Needs Of The American People.

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe and blasted the president’s unworkable, weak and narrow executive actions  amidst this historic coronavirus crisis and called for a serious and comprehensive solution that will meet the needs of the American people. A transcript of the interview can be found below: Joe Scarborough: On that high note, let's bring in Minority Leader in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer. Chuck, I've got more...


TRANSCRIPT: On ABC’s This Week, Sen. Schumer Calls President Trump’s Coronavirus Executive Orders ‘Unworkable, Weak, And Far Too Narrow’ To Meet The Needs Of The American People, Pushes For Real Solutions That Meet The Needs Of American Families

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday joined ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Leader Schumer said that President Trump’s recently unveiled executive orders are ‘unworkable, weak, and far too narrow’ to meet the health and economic crises facing the United States today and pushed for real legislative solutions that meet the needs of the American people. A transcript can be found below: George Stephanopoulos: We’re joined by the Senate more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Trump Coronavirus Announcements

August 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement after President Trump signed an executive order and memoranda instead of negotiating with Democrats to pass meaningful coronavirus relief legislation: “Today’s meager announcements by the President show President Trump still does not comprehend the seriousness or the urgency of the health and economic crises facing working families. We’re more...


Schumer Statement On ODNI Announcement Regarding Election Security And Foreign Threats

August 7, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) update on election security and foreign threats before the election:“The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today pulled back the curtain on how Russia seeks to place disinformation in the media and other channels to manipulate Americans, including through the ongoing active campaign being carried out by the Kremlin more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On July Jobs Report

August 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. -Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement on July’s jobs report: “The latest jobs report shows that the economic recovery spurred by the investments Congress has passed is losing steam and more investments are still urgently needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people. Millions of Americans are still hurting and yet, despite this reality, President Trump and more...


Following Yesterday’s Meeting, Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Send New Letter To Postmaster DeJoy Calling For Immediate Reversal Of Recent Postal Service Changes That Threaten Timely Mail Delivery For Millions

August 6, 2020

Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Say Recent Operational Changes Made Within The Postal Service Threaten Timely Mail Delivery Of Medicine For Seniors, Paychecks For Workers, And Absentee Ballots For Voters Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling for the reversal of recently instituted operational changes made within the Postal Service. Leader Schumer and more...


Schumer Statement On Anniversary Of El Paso Shooting

August 3, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the El Paso shooting: “One year ago in El Paso, our nation endured a horrific, hate-fueled tragedy which became the deadliest attack against the Latino-American community in recent U.S. history. Today, we remember and honor the 23 lost souls, 22 people wounded, and all those affected. We must all remain committed to taking action against gun violence and bigotry. more...


Schumer, Udall: Republican Coronavirus Proposal Leaves Tribes, Native Communities Out

July 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement on the Republican coronavirus proposal, which shortchanges Tribal governments and Native American communities: “It is unacceptable that the coronavirus relief package put forward by Senate Republicans sidelines the needs of Tribal governments and Native communities. As Senate more...


Senate Democrats Send Letter To DOJ And DHS Calling On Trump Administration To Honor State, Local Requests Concerning Federal Law Enforcement Deployments

July 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and 13 other Democratic Senators today sent a letter calling on the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to remove federal law enforcement personnel from Portland, Oregon—as has been requested by the governor and mayor—and provide information on what forces have been deployed, where and under what authorities. “Administration officials more...

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