Press Releases

Schumer Response to Joint US-China Trade Statement

May 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding ongoing negotiations between the United States and China:“The key to a strong agreement is protecting our intellectual property here in America and stopping the Chinese from keeping out our best goods until we hand over our trade secrets and know how in such things as required joint ventures. The joint statement has nothing specific on those fronts and no amount of immediate and short term more...


Schumer Statement On Reports Trump Admin. Will Restrict Access To Funding For Women’s Health

May 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports that the Trump administration plans to restrict access to funding for women’s health:“With this decision, President Trump is standing right between millions of American women and their doctors. Restricting which doctors and health care providers can get these vital funds will prevent far too many women from getting the medical care that they deserve, all so that Republicans can continue more...


Schumer: New Corporate Stock Buybacks Record Proves GOP Tax Law Is Scam For The Rich

May 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after it was reported that S&P 500 Index member corporations have already bought back a record amount of their own stock in the first quarter of 2018, putting them on pace to hit $1 trillion in shareholder return by the end of the year: “The rate at which corporations are buying back their own stock and padding the wallets of wealthy investors and executives is eye-popping, but not surprising. This more...


Schumer Statement On Health Care Rate Increases In Oregon

May 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the proposed increase in 2019 premium rates in Oregon: “Another state, another needless spike in health care premiums for middle-class families because of the Trump-GOP sabotage of our health care system. The fact of the matter is that, like other states, Oregon’s rates do not need to be this high but Republicans chose to systemically dismantle the American health care system - instead more...


Schumer, Wyden, Brown Lead 33 Senators In Calling On Trump Administration To Put American Jobs, National Security Before China

May 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today led a letter signed by 33 senators calling on the Trump administration to put American jobs and national security ahead of China. The senators wrote the letter in response to President Trump’s announcement that he has directed the Department of Commerce to look at easing penalties imposed more...


Schumer Statement on Moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

May 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the move of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem:“In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. Every nation should have the right to choose its capital. I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing more...


Schumer Statement on ZTE and Trump Administration Backing off Tough Action on China

May 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s economic foreign policy towards China. Axios recently reported that Secretary Mnuchin wants to cut a deal with the country in the coming weeks:“One of the few areas where the president and I agreed, and I was vocally supportive, was his approach towards China. But even here he is backing off, and his policy is now designed to achieve one goal: make China great more...


Senate Democrats To Force Senate Vote To Save Net Neutrality On Wednesday, May 16

May 14, 2018

Washington, DC - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) announced today that they will lead their Senate Democratic colleagues in forcing a vote on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 on Senator Markey’s Resolution of Disapproval to undo President Trump and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal of the net neutrality rules. Wednesday’s vote follows Senate Democrats’ successful filing of a discharge petition more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Drug Pricing Reform Proposal

May 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s blueprint to lower drug prices: “Unfortunately, the president’s proposal hardly puts patients first. The idea that asking Germany to charge their citizens more for drugs will help Americans is a cop-out and the height of absurdity that nobody believes.“President Trump offered little more than window dressing to combat the rising cost of drugs - a problem that is more...


The #GOPTaxScam For The Rich Has Now Delivered $400 Billion In Stock Buybacks To Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives, But Fails To Deliver For Middle-Class Americans

May 10, 2018

WSJ: “Goldman Sachs expects S&P 500 companies’ spending on buybacks and dividends to increase by 22% to $1.2 trillion in 2018, outpacing the expected increase in capital expenditures and R&D in 2018” Politico Pro: “while Republicans see lots of evidence of the law's impact, people who monitor economic indicators say the changes have barely begun to register” TrimTabs: ” U.S. companies are spending much more on cash mergers and stock buybacks than they are on hiring and pay more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration’s Failure to Deliver Infrastructure Plan for the American People

May 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s failure to deliver an infrastructure plan for the American people:“Before President Trump was sworn into office, Democrats said we could and would work with him to come up with a bipartisan infrastructure plan. Democrats presented the president with a trillion dollar proposal - just like he promised on the campaign trail - but instead, President Trump took a partisan more...


Senate Democrats Take Final Step Necessary to Force a Vote to Reinstate Net Neutrality

May 9, 2018

With 50 supporters for CRA resolution, Senate Democrats prepare for final vote in the coming daysMomentum continues to grow for grassroots effort to ensure a free and open internet by overturning President Trump and FCC Chairman Pai’s anti-consumer action VIDEO: https://bit.ly/2I1UKei Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today led all of their Senate Democratic colleagues in officially filing a discharge petition more...


NEW REPORT: Trump-Republican Health Care Sabotage Means Higher Costs for American Families

May 8, 2018

President Trump and the Republican Congress have created chaos in their politically-motivated takeover of our health care system, raising costs and reducing access to quality coverageRepublicans failed to pass their radical Trumpcare bills in Congress last year, which would have removed important consumer protections for people with pre-existing conditions, left tens of millions uninsured, and raised health care costs on millions more. However, despite their failure, President Trump, more...


Schumer Statement on Reports that Rescissions Package Will Target Funding for Children’s Health Care

May 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports that the rescissions package will target funding for children’s health care:“It appears that sabotaging our health care system to the detriment of middle-class families wasn’t enough for President Trump and Republicans; now they’re going after health care dollars that millions of children rely on, especially during outbreaks of the flu and other deadly illnesses. Let’s be honest about more...


Schumer Statement on Proposed Health Care Cost Increases in Maryland

May 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the proposed increases to health care costs in Maryland:“Just like former Secretary Tom Price predicted, the sabotage by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress is having harmful, real-life consequences on middle-class families throughout the country. As the new proposed higher rates in Virginia and now Maryland clearly show, the richest few and biggest corporations got massive tax more...


Republicans’ No-Good, Very-Bad Week: As Republican Senator Tells Truth About GOP Tax Scam For the Rich, More Evidence Piles Up That The GOP’s Corporate Giveaway Is Overwhelmingly Flowing To The Pockets Of CEOs And The Wealthy – Not Working Americans

May 7, 2018

Senator Ruio’s comments criticizing the GOP tax bill didn’t just make waves inside the Beltway. Watch the video below for a sampling of local coverage from across the country:REPUBLICAN SENATOR TELLS THE TRUTH: THE GOP TAX SCAM IS A GIVEAWAY TO THE RICH, “NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT THE MONEY’S BEEN MASSIVELY POURED BACK INTO THE AMERICAN WORKER.” Associated Press: Sen. Rubio: Corporations Aren’t Investing Tax Cuts In Jobs. “Sen. Marco Rubio says big businesses aren’t investing much more...


Schumer Statement on Proposed ACA Rate Increases in Virginia

May 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the proposed 2019 ACA premium increases in Virginia:“Just like former HHS Secretary Price predicted, the proposed rate increases in Virginia are exhibit A of how the Trump Administration and Republican sabotage of our health care system will harm middle-class families in this country. By explicitly attributing actions taken by the administration and Congressional Republicans, Virginia has more...


Schumer Statement on Findings from New Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey

May 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Former Secretary Price’s comments and the new Commonwealth Fund study findings on health care costs. “Former Secretary Price’s comments and the new Commonwealth Fund study continue to remove any doubt that Republicans and the Trump administration own any and all increases in health care premiums for American consumers. The American people know the Trump administration is responsible for the more...


Schumer Statement on Commerce Department’s Confirmation that GOP Tax Law Isn’t Delivering Promised Economic Growth

April 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Commerce Department’s confirmation that the GOP tax law is not delivering the economic growth Republicans promised it would:“With President Trump’s own Commerce Department now confirming the GOP tax law won’t yield 4% economic growth, it’s clear as day the Republican promise that the law would pay for itself was a ruse - it was simply a tax scam for the rich. Republicans will carry the burden of more...


Schumer Statement on Brennan Judicial Nomination and the Need to Honor the Blue Slip Process

April 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Brennan judicial nomination and the importance of honoring the blue slip process: "Any Republican complaining about the pace of confirmations should be asked to justify Michael Brennan's nomination to fill a vacant seat on the Seventh Circuit in Wisconsin. Thanks to obstruction by Senator Johnson and his decision to block two different nominees, this seat remained vacant for eight years, as more...

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