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Republicans' Plan While the World Burns? Deny Climate Change Science

February 26, 2019

Republicans' Plan While the World Burns? Deny Climate Change Science Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that if the Trump administration moves forward with their reported plans for a climate change denial panel, Democrats will introduce legislation to defund it. Twelve days ago, Leader Schumer called on Republicans to admit that climate change is real and caused by humans and that Congress needs to act. Instead of working to address the climate crisis, more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Title X Rule

February 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's newly released Title X rule-a rule that targets women's reproductive rights and endangers access to quality health care: "President Trump's Title X rule is a gag on health care providers that strongly hinders their ability to work with women to determine the best health care decision. It imposes radical Republican views on American women by strategically putting obstacles more...


Schumer Statement On The Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

February 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration: "If the president's emergency declaration prevails, it will fundamentally change the balance of powers in a way our country's founders never envisioned. That should be a serious wake up call to senators in both parties who believe in the constitutional responsibility of Congress to limit an overreaching executive. "This issue more...


Schumer Demands New Information From Alden Global Capital, Hedge Fund Known For Destroying Local Newspapers And Slashing Jobs Across The Country, Regarding Their Efforts To Acquire Gannett And The Potential Free Speech And Pension Stability Implications Of Such A Takeover

February 21, 2019

In New Letter To President Of Alden Global Capital, A Hedge Fund Known As "The Destroyer Of Newspapers", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Requests Information Related To Alden & MNG Enterprises' Unsolicited Bid To Take Over Gannett, Which Publishes Over 200 Newspapers Across The Country Including Many In New York State Schumer, Who Has Previously Criticized Alden's Efforts, Cites Alden's Past Unwillingness To Publicly Disclose Details Of Their Proposed Acquisition Of Gannett, more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On The President’s Unlawful Emergency Declaration

February 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement on President Trump declaring a national emergency: "The President's unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation. This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the more...


Schumer Challenges Leader McConnell And Senate Republicans To Admit Climate Change Is Real, Caused By Humans, And That Congress Needs To Act

February 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor challenged Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to admit climate change is real, caused by humans, and that Congress needs to act. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: The Republican Leader fashions himself as someone who doesn't waste time with political stunts. I'm not sure I could count the number of times he's shrugged off a piece of legislation by calling it "a futile gesture" because the more...


Schumer Statement On The Crisis In Venezuela

February 13, 2019

Washington,D.C. -Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the crisis in Venezuela: For too long, the people of Venezuela have suffered a manufactured crisis at the hands of a cruel and corrupt regime. Nicolás Maduro's effort to block the delivery of desperately needed food and medicine is despicable and should be broadly condemned by leaders across the globe. It is time for the entire international community to come together to support more...


Respuesta Demócrata Dada Por Xavier Becerra Al Discurso Del Presidente Trump Del Estado De La Unión

February 5, 2019

English Translation Follows Discurso como preparados Washington, D.C. - Hoy, Xavier Becerra, el primer fiscal general latino de California, dio la respuesta demócrata en español al discurso del Presidente Donald Trump del Estado de la Unión. A continuación la trascripción completa de su discurso: Xavier Becerra: Buenas noches. Es un honor estar con ustedes desde la escuela secundaria CK McClatchy High School en la ciudad de Sacramento, la capital del more...


Former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

February 5, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery Good evening, my fellow Americans. I'm Stacey Abrams, and I am honored to join the conversation about the state of our union. Growing up, my family went back and forth between lower middle class and working poor. Yet, even when they came home weary and bone-tired, my parents found a way to show us all who we could be. My librarian mother taught us to love learning. My father, a shipyard worker, put in overtime and extra shifts; and they made sure we volunteered to more...


Excerpts From Former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

February 5, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery Our power and strength as Americans lives in our hard work and our belief in more. My family understood firsthand that while success is not guaranteed, we live in a nation where opportunity is possible. But we do not succeed alone - in these United States, when times are tough, we can persevere because our friends and neighbors will come for us. *** Just a few weeks ago, I joined volunteers to distribute meals to furloughed federal workers. They more...


Extractos De La Respuesta Demócrata En Español De Xavier Becerra Del Presidente Trump Ante Estado De La Unión

February 5, 2019

Extractos De La Respuesta Demócrata En Español De Xavier Becerra Del Presidente Trump Ante Estado De La Unión English Translation Follows Discurso Como Preparados El estado de nuestro país decide destinos. Como puede ser, entonces, que el estado de nuestra joven, rica, y fuerte nación es ahora . . . desorden . . . tensión . . . hostilidad? *** Y la idea de declarar un estado de emergencia en la frontera cuando uno no existe, para more...


SCHUMER INVITES NEW YORK AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER, RONAN BYRNE, TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS; AFTER 35 DAYS WITHOUT PAY DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THAT HELD HOSTAGE 800,000 INNOCENT FEDERAL WORKERS & JEOPARDIZED PUBLIC SAFETY FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, BYRNE, FATHER OF 4 CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD, EXEMPLIFIES THE VITAL NECESSITY OF KEEPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FULLY-FUNDED & OPEN

February 5, 2019

As Schumer's Guest, Byrne Will Highlight Toll The Partial Federal Government Shutdown Had On Hardworking Federal Employees & Their Families, the American Economy-& The Erosion of Air Travel Efficiency And Safety For Millions Of Americans Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has invited as his guest, Ronan Byrne, an air traffic controller from Long Island, and father of four, to attend the president's State of the Union address tonight. Byrne is an more...


Schumer Statement On The Nomination Of David Bernhardt To Be U.S. Interior Secretary

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of David Bernhardt to be U.S. Interior Secretary: "David Bernhardt might be the most ethically-challenged, special-interest-driven nominee the president could have selected for this position - and that's saying something, considering he would be following former Secretary Ryan Zinke. Mr. Bernhardt's nomination is a serious threat to our nation's public lands, wildlife and natural more...


State Of The Trump Economy: Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives Have Cashed In On The Trump Republican Tax Law, While American Workers Have Been Left Behind

February 4, 2019

Over And Over Again, Corporations Touted By Trump And Republicans As Tax Law Success Stories Have Laid Off American Workers. Instead Of Helping Working Americans, Big Corporations Have Used Their Windfall From The Tax Law To Enrich Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives With Record Corporate Stock Buybacks -While Laying Off Too Many American Workers CNN Business: The Tax Cut Investment 'Boom' Is Already Over. Some Say It Never Really Started Washington, D.C. -Republicans said that more...


New Schumer-Sanders Op-Ed In The New York Times: Limit Corporate Stock Buybacks

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders today published the following op-ed in The New York Times to outline their view of how corporate self-indulgence has become an enormous problem for workers and for the long-term strength of the economy, and announce plans to introduce new legislation that would effectively set minimum requirements for corporate investment in workers and the long-term strength of the company as a precondition for a corporation entering into a more...


In New Letter, Schumer, Wyden, And Brown Urge Secretary Mnuchin To Stay Aggressive During Trade Negotiations With China In Order To Obtain Enforceable, Verifiable, And Enduring Concessions To Combat China’s Predatory Trade Practices

February 1, 2019

In Light Of Recent Reports That Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Is Encouraging The President To Back Down In Order To Conclude Trade Negotiations With China Next Month, Senate Democrats Are Urging Secretary Mnuchin To Continue Applying Pressure On China, Should China Fail To Make Meaningful Concessions China's History Of Predatory Trade Practices Include: Technology Transfers, Trade And Economic Espionage That Pilfer The United States' Intellectual Property, And Creating An Unfair more...


Schumer, Pelosi Announce Stacey Abrams To Deliver Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

January 29, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Will Deliver Democrats' Spanish Language Response Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that Stacey Abrams, former Democratic Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, will deliver the Democratic Response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. They also announced that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will deliver more...


The Results Are In: Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives Have Cashed In On The Trump Republican Tax Law, While American Workers Have Been Left Behind

January 28, 2019

Reuters: $1.5 Trillion U.S. Tax Cut Has No Major Impact On Business Capex Plans: Survey Instead Of Helping Working Americans, Big Corporations Have Used Their Windfall From The Tax Law To Enrich Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives With Record Corporate Stock Buybacks -While Laying Off Too Many American Workers Senate Dems: The Trump-Republican Tax Law Has Failed The American People Washington, D.C. - Just over one year after the GOP tax scam was signed into law, Senate more...


Schumer Statement On New CBO Report Outlining Extensive Economic Damage Caused By Trump Shutdown

January 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report detailing the extensive economic damage caused by the Trump Shutdown: "As the dust settles from the Trump Shutdown, it is clear as day that the president's temper tantrum caused serious and lasting damage to our nation's economy. If President Trump didn't appreciate the error of his ways after seeing the human suffering his needless more...


The Trump Shutdown Is Undermining National Security And Law Enforcement

January 24, 2019

USA Today:  Security, Immigration Controls Fray As Impasse Over Trump's Wall Stretches Into Its Fourth Week.    Washington Post:  ‘Unacceptable’: Coast Guard’s Top Officer Criticizes Lack Of Payment In Government Shutdown.   Axios:  Aviation Unions Say Level Of Air Safety Risk Is "Unprecedented.”   The Trump Shutdown is hurting America’s national security and undermining law enforcement, forcing key national security personnel at federal agencies ranging from the Coast more...

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