Press Releases

We’ve Said it Before, & We’ll Say it Again - Statement On Behalf Of Leader Schumer, Leader Pelosi, Vice Chairman Warner, And Ranking Member Schiff

June 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) re-released the following joint statement regarding their Gang of Eight briefing with the Justice Department. The statement is the same as that issued on May 24th, after the previous briefing:“Today’s Gang of Eight briefing was conducted to ensure protection of sources and methods.“Nothing we heard today has more...


After Thousands Of Critical Comments On ‘Junk’ Health Insurance Plans That Can Exclude Pre-Existing Conditions, McCaskill, Stabenow, Baldwin, 44 Senators Call On Trump Administration To Rescind Rule

June 14, 2018

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) are leading a letter signed by 44 other Senators urging the Trump administration to halt the implementation of a health care proposal that could threaten access to quality, affordable care for Americans, especially those with pre-existing conditions. The proposal would mean the expansion of previously limited short-term health insurance plans to year-long “junk” plans that can exclude more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Attempts To Derail Bipartisan ZTE Deal In Defense Bill

June 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s attempts to derail the bipartisan ZTE deal in the defense bill:“Both parties in Congress must be resolute in blocking the president’s bad, pro-China ZTE deal. Protecting America’s national and economic security is paramount and any deal that jeopardizes them should be stopped in its tracks as both parties have already agreed. We cannot back off on an issue so vital to more...


As Inequality Reaches Highest Levels Since The Great Depression, Senate & House Democrats Introduce New Legislation To Provide A Better Deal For American Workers

June 13, 2018

Democrats’ New Bill Strengthens American Workers’ Freedom To Negotiate, Penalizes Predatory Corporations, Protects Workers From Workplace Violations And Abuses, And MoreAs The GOP Continues To Protect The Wealth of Special Interests And Big Corporations Instead Of Protecting The Rights And Well-Being Of American Workers, Democrats Introduce New Legislation That Would Give All Americans A Seat At The Table And Build An Economy That Works For Everyone-Not Just Those At The Top Dems: America Was more...


Schumer Statement On Leader McConnell’s Comments That Republicans Support Protections For Pre-Existing Conditions

June 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell’s comments that Republicans support protections for pre-existing conditions:“If Republicans are serious about maintaining protections for people with pre-existing conditions, they should join us in urging the Trump administration to reverse their shameful decision to not defend the constitutionality of that vital provision that is already the law.“Actions speak louder than words. So more...


Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Agreement To Undo ZTE Deal In Defense Bill

June 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the expected inclusion of an amendment, authored by Sens. Cotton, Van Hollen, and Schumer, to reverse the ZTE deal in the annual defense bill:“By including this provision to undo the ZTE deal in the defense bill, the Senate is saying loudly and in a bipartisan fashion that the president is dead wrong to back off on ZTE. The fact that a bipartisan group of senators came together this quickly is a more...


Schumer Statement On The FCC’s Official Repeal Of Net Neutrality

June 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the FCC’s official repeal of net neutrality rules and House Republican leaders’ refusal to schedule a vote on the bipartisan Senate passed-legislation to overturn the FCC’s decision:“By refusing to bring up the Senate-passed resolution to restore net neutrality, which passed the Senate by a powerful bipartisan vote, House Republican leaders gave a green light to the big ISPs to charge middle-class more...


Top Senate Democrats Urge Trump DOJ To Reverse Decision Not To Defend Affordable Care Act In Court – Trump Admin Decision Could Raise Costs And Allow Discrimination Against People With Pre-Existing Conditions

June 8, 2018

Trump Administration - Over The Objection Of Career DOJ Attorneys - Announced They Would Not Defend Key Parts Of The Affordable Care Act, Including Bans On Denial Of Coverage Or Higher Rates For People With Pre-Existing Medical Conditions, Against Legal Challenges In CourtThe Trump Administration’s Decision Is More Sabotage Of Our Health Care System, Opens The Door To Higher Costs And Harm To Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions; Health Experts Say That Regardless Of How Case Is Decided, more...


Schumer Response to President Trump’s Suggestion to Have Russia Rejoin the G-7

June 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s suggestion that Russia should be readmitted to the G-7:“President Trump is turning our foreign policy into an international joke, doing lasting damage to our country, without any rhyme or reason.“We need the president to be able to distinguish between our allies and adversaries and to treat each accordingly. On issue after issue, he’s failed to do that.“The president’s support for more...


With Only Four Days Until The FCC Officially Repeals Net Neutrality, Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Urges Speaker Ryan To Immediately Schedule Vote On Bipartisan Senate-Passed Legislation To Overturn Trump Administration’s Disastrous Decision – Dems Launch New Website Tracking How Long Speaker Ryan Has Waited To #SaveTheInternet

June 7, 2018

It's Already Been 21 Days Since The Senate Passed Bill To Save Net Neutrality By A Strong Bipartisan Vote—And Only Four Days Until Net Neutrality Is Officially Repealed In New Letter, All 49 Senate Dems Urge Speaker Ryan to Schedule A Vote On Senate Bill & Protect Middle-Class Families, Consumers, Farmers, Communities of Color, Entrepreneurs, And All Who Rely On The Free And Open Internet - Dems Also Launch New Site: www.Democrats.Senate.Gov/SaveTheInternet Senate Dems To Speaker Ryan: Put more...


Schumer Statement On Deal Reached With ZTE

June 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s Announced Deal with ZTE:“President Trump should be aiming his trade fire at China, but instead he inexplicably aims it at allies like Canada, Mexico and Europe. When it comes to China, despite his tough talk, this deal with ZTE proves the president just shoots blanks.“There is absolutely no good reason that ZTE should get a second chance, and this decision marks a 180 more...


In New Letter, Schumer Urges Leader McConnell To Spend August Lowering The Cost Of Health Care – Dems To Introduce Legislation Designed To Lower Costs For Middle-Class Families

June 6, 2018

President Trump And Congressional Republicans Repeatedly Promised To Make Health Care “Far Less Expensive And Far Better” But Have Only Made Premiums Rise, Done Nothing To Make Prescription Drugs More Affordable For AmericansSchumer Urges Leader McConnell To Use Three Week Work Period In August To Focus On Legislation To Lower Health Care Costs For Middle-Class Families Schumer To Leader McConnell: Use This Time In August To Finally Get A Legislative Win For The American People Instead Of more...


Schumer Statement On Pennsylvania & Maine Proposed Health Care Rate Increases

June 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the proposed health care rate increases in Pennsylvania and Maine:“Pennsylvania and Maine are just the latest in a growing list of states to see higher health care rates, thanks to the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans sabotaging our health care system. We Democrats believe that we should spend the additional weeks we’ll be working in August focused like a laser on legislation to more...


Schumer Statement On Reported ZTE Agreement Lifting Commerce Department Ban

June 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the reported ZTE agreement lifting the Commerce Department ban:“If these reports are true, the president has put China, not the United States, first. By letting ZTE off the hook, the president who roared like a lion is governing like a lamb when it comes to China. Congress should move in a bipartisan fashion to block this deal right more...


PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S 500 DAYS OF FAILING TO DELIVER FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

June 4, 2018

500 DAYS: In his first 500 days in office, President Donald J. Trump has failed to deliver on key promises to the American people.Since taking office, President Trump has increased costs for American families, signed a tax bill that fails to deliver for working Americans, and created a culture of corruption that permeates throughout his administration. After 500 days, the results of the Trump administration’s actions are clear: the economy is even more tilted to corporations and wealthy more...


In New Letter To President Trump, Top Senate Democrats Outline Conditions For Any Deal With North Korea -- Dems Say Sanctions Relief Should Be Contingent On Complete Denuclearization, Destruction Of Test Sites, End Of Ballistic Missile Tests & More

June 4, 2018

Ahead Of Expected Summit Between President Trump And North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Key Democratic Senators Outline Conditions That Congressional Democrats Will Apply To Assess Any Deal That Provides Sanctions Relief To N. Korea Democrats Say They Are Rooting for a Successful Summit and Good Agreement But That Congress Must Act As A Check On Any Agreement That Does Not Live Up To These Principles By Imposing Tougher Sanctions And OversightWashington, D.C. - Ahead of the expected summit more...


#GOPTaxScam For The Rich In Action: While American Families Face Higher Costs Thanks To President Trump’s Policies, Corporate Executives & Wealthy Shareholders Are Cashing In With $450 Billion In New Corporate Stock Buybacks Announced Already In 2018

May 30, 2018

TrimTabs: “The Main Use Of Corporate America’s Tax Savings Will Be Takeovers And Stock Buybacks Rather Than Capital Investment Or Hiring”WSJ: “The Renaissance In Capital Spending The Tax Cut Was Supposed To Bring About Isn’t Showing Up In The Economic Data”Axios: Forget About Broad-Based Pay Hikes, Executives Say Corporation Share Buyback Amount Announced in 2018 (Billions) Date Apple $100 1-May more...


Schumer Responds To White House Steps On China Trade

May 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports:“The president has the potential to do more to correct China’s unfair trade policies than any president has had but he must be strong, tough and consistent. While obviously more details are needed, this outline represents the kind of actions we have needed to take for a long time, but the president must stick with it and not more...


Schumer Statement On Reported Agreement On ZTE

May 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s reported deal on ZTE:“If the administration goes through with this reported deal, President Trump would be helping make China great again. Simply a fine and changing board members would not protect America’s economic or national security, and would be a huge victory for President Xi, and a dramatic retreat by President Trump. Both parties in Congress should come together to more...


Statement On Behalf Of Leader Schumer, Leader Pelosi, Vice Chairman Warner, And Ranking Member Schiff

May 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following joint statement regarding their Gang of Eight briefing with the Justice Department:“Today’s Gang of Eight briefing was conducted to ensure protection of sources and methods. “Nothing we heard today has changed our view that there is no evidence to support any allegation that the more...

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