Press Releases

Schumer Calls For CIA Director Haspel To Brief Full Senate

December 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding CIA Director Haspel’s briefing on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the need for a full Senate briefing: “While I will not discuss the content of the Haspel briefing, it reinforced the need for a strong response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. CIA Director Haspel should brief the full Senate without delay.” more...


Schumer Statement On The Passing of President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: “President George H.W. Bush will be greatly missed in many ways. He was a fine man and even when he opposed your views, you knew he was doing what he thought was best for America. His yearning for a kinder and gentler nation seems more needed now than when he first called for more...


Schumer Statement On NAFTA Deal

November 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada: “For the new trade agreement to receive a majority support in Congress, - including from members like myself, who have long opposed NAFTA and demanded improvements - it must prove to be a net benefit to middle-class families and working people in our country and must have strong labor and environmental protections, more...


Schumer Statement On Successful Defeat Of Farr Nomination To Federal Bench

November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced he will be the 51st vote against Thomas Farr’s nomination to become a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina:“Senator Tim Scott has done a courageous thing, and he’s done the right thing. Thomas Farr has been involved in the sordid practice of voter suppression for decades and never should have been nominated, let alone confirmed to the more...


Ahead Of G-20 Summit, Schumer, Wyden, And Brown Urge President Trump To Not Back Down On Further Action Against China For Sake Of Weak And Meaningless Agreement

November 28, 2018

In New Letter To President Trump, Senators Schumer, Wyden, and Brown Urge President Trump To Continue Applying Pressure On China, Should China Fail To Make Meaningful Concessions at the G-20 This WeekRecent News Reports Indicate That China Has Not Offered To Make Any Meaningful Trade Concessions And Has Continued Their Predatory And Abusive Trade Practices of Stealing Intellectual Property, Flooding American Markets With Cheap Goods, And Barring U.S. Companies From Competing Freely in more...


Why All 49 Senate Democrats Oppose The Nomination Of Thomas Farr

November 26, 2018

FARR SERVED AS THE LAWYER FOR THE 1984 AND 1990 REELECTION CAMPAIGNS OF JESSE HELMS, A FORMER NORTH CAROLINA SENATOR WHOSE TENURE AND CAMPAIGNS WERE PUNCTUATED BY UNAPOLOGETICALLY RACIST ACTS.“In 1990, Farr was the lawyer defending longtime segregationist Helms in a lawsuit over 125,000 postcards Helms’s campaign sent to predominantly African-American communities, falsely stating that they could be arrested for voter fraud at their polling stations. Ultimately the case was resolved by more...


Schumer Requests DOJ Inspector General Investigate Whether Unlawful Or Improper Communications Have Occurred Between Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker And The White House

November 20, 2018

In New Letter To DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, Schumer Asks IG To Determine Whether Whitaker’s Unusual History Of Communications With The President And White House Officials Included Sharing Of Information Intended To Undermine Special Counsel Investigation Senator Requests That Inspector General Examine All Of Whitaker’s Conversations With White House, Including Email And Other Electronic Communications Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released more...


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...

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