Press Releases

Following Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Protect Mueller Bill Schumer Urges Leader McConnell to Immediately Bring Bill to Floor for a Vote

April 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation to protect Special Counsel Mueller and the president said this morning that he “may change my mind at some point” with regards to interfering in the special counsel’s investigation:“Given President Trump’s statement just this morning that he may interfere with the special counsel’s investigation, it’s become even more of an imperative that Leader McConnell put more...


Schumer Remarks on the Trump Administration’s Failure to Properly Vet its Nominees

April 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke this afternoon to reporters on the need to carefully scrutinize the Trump administration's nominees. Below are his remarks: Now, this week in the Rules Committee, our Republican colleagues are trying to move forward with a partisan proposal to ram through President Trump's nominees at an even faster rate. This push comes in the midst of yet another example of the Trump administration's failure to adequately and properly vet their more...


Schumer Statement on Joint Committee on Taxation Report

April 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new report from the Joint Committee on Taxation:“The numbers don’t lie: this is just more evidence that the GOP tax bill was in fact designed to tip the scales in favor of the wealthiest Americans at the expense of middle-class families. The American people recognized Republicans gave them a raw deal from day one and it’s one of the clearest reasons why their law remains so more...


Schumer Announces Support For Decriminalizing Marijuana At Federal Level, Plans To Introduce New Legislation In U.S. Senate

April 20, 2018

Schumer Cites An Evolved Thinking - Both Personally And By The Nation - Among Reasons For Why He Now Supports The Decriminalization Of Marijuana New Legislation Seeks To Deschedule Marijuana At Federal Level, Takes Steps To Help Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Enter Into The Marijuana Industry, As Well As Invest In Research To Fully Understand Effects Of THC On Driving And Public Health, Particularly In Adolescents Schumer: The Time Has Come To Decriminalize MarijuanaWashington, D.C. - more...


Schumer Statement on Senator McConnell’s Decision Not To Put Legislation To Protect The Mueller Investigation On The Floor

April 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senator McConnell’s decision not to put legislation to protect the Mueller investigation on the floor: “While I’m glad the majority leader believes the president would be wrong to fire Special Counsel Mueller, it’s a mistake not to pass legislation to protect the investigation. We ought to head off a constitutional crisis at the pass, rather than waiting until it’s too late. I hope the Judiciary more...


Schumer Statement On Air Strikes In Syria

April 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the air strikes in Syria:“A pinpointed, limited action to punish and hopefully deter Assad from doing this again is appropriate, but the administration has to be careful about not getting us into a greater and more involved war in more...


Schumer Statement On Speaker Ryan's Decision Not To Seek Re-election

April 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Speaker Ryan’s decision not to seek re-election:“Speaker Ryan is a good man who is always true to his word. Even though we disagreed on most issues, in the areas where we could work together I always found him to be smart, thoughtful, and straightforward.“With his newfound political freedom, I hope the Speaker uses his remaining time in Congress to break free from the hard-right factions of his more...


Schumer To Trump: Firing Rosenstein Would Create Same Constitutional Crisis As Firing Mueller

April 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today urged colleagues to pass legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Below are the remarks from the weekly Senate Democrats’ press avail:“I want to thank my colleagues Senators Whitehouse, Coons, and Hirono for joining me - all members of the Judiciary Committee. Now, for months, we’ve heard our Republican colleagues say there’s no reason to pass legislation to protect Special Counsel more...


Schumer Warns President Trump Not to Fire Mueller or Interfere With Russia Probe After FBI Raid

April 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement warning President Trump not to fire Special Counsel Mueller or interfere with the Russia probe after the FBI raid. “If the president is thinking of using this raid to fire Special Counsel Mueller or otherwise interfere with the chain of command in the Russia probe, we Democrats have one simple message for him: don’t.” “Special Counsel Mueller, a Republican, has uncovered a deep and detailed pattern of more...


Schumer Statement on New CBO Deficit Projections

April 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the latest CBO report.“The CBO's latest report exposes the scam behind the rosy rhetoric from Republicans that their tax bill would pay for itself. From day one, the Republican agenda has always been to balloon the deficit in order to dole out massive tax breaks to the largest corporations and wealthiest Americans, and then use the deficit as an excuse to cut Social Security and Medicare. The more...


While President Trump Travels To West Virginia To Sell the GOP Tax Scam, The Results Are Clear: Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders Are Feasting On The #GOPTaxScam, And Middle-Class Workers Are Left Behind

April 5, 2018

In the wake of the GOP Tax Scam, major corporations have authorized more than $225 billion in stock buyback schemes - money that overwhelmingly goes into the pockets of wealthy shareholders and corporate executives. In fact, 84% of stocks are owned by the top ten percent of Americans. These corporate buybacks overwhelmingly help corporate executives and wealthy shareholders - not workers. It’s no wonder the American people aren’t buying the GOP spin on their giveaway to corporate more...


Schumer Statement on EPA’s Decision to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards

April 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the EPA’s decision to roll back fuel economy standards.“EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to begin rolling back fuel economy standards is a victory for big oil and major corporations at the expense of American consumers and clean air for our kids. As usual, the administration sides with big, powerful special interests over the interests of average American families, who will pay the price for lower more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Decision To Add Citizenship Question To Census

March 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census.“Let’s call this like it is: the census, written about and hallowed in the Constitution, is being distorted by this administration for political purposes. President Trump and Secretary Ross should be ashamed of themselves. Hopefully the courts will correct this glaring more...


Schumer Statement on Rebecca Kelly Slaughter’s Nomination to the Federal Trade Commission

March 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Rebecca Kelly Slaughter’s nomination to the Federal Trade Commission.“Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will make an excellent FTC commissioner and I'm proud to have recommended her to the White House. Throughout her time in public service she has worked tirelessly and effectively. I'm confident that following her confirmation, those qualities will make her a tremendous addition to the more...


Schumer Statement on the “March For Our Lives” Rallies

March 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the “March For Our Lives” rallies taking place across the country:“I marched for two hours with the students in New York and came away inspired by their enthusiasm, steadfastness and focus on electing representatives who support their goals.“The only thing standing in the way of achieving their goals is the president, whose White House today praised the students as courageous. What the students want more...


Schumer Statement on John Bolton Appointment

March 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Advisor.“Mr. Bolton’s tendency to try to solve every geopolitical problem with the American military first is a troubling one. I hope he will temper his instinct to commit the men and women of our armed forces to conflicts around the globe, when we need to be focused on building the middle class here at more...


The #GOPTaxScam: Pink Slips For Thousands Of American Workers And More Than $225 Billion In Corporate Stock Buybacks Going Overwhelmingly To Top Executives And Wealthy Shareholders

March 22, 2018

In the wake of the GOP Tax Scam, major corporations have authorized more than $225 billion in buyback schemes - money that overwhelmingly goes into the pockets of wealthy shareholders and corporate executives. In fact, 84% of stocks are owned by the top ten percent of Americans. It is clear that these share buybacks overwhelmingly help corporate executives and wealthy shareholders - not workers.   Corporate executives are padding their pocketbooks with stock buybacks and laying more...


Schumer Statement on Omnibus Funding Bill

March 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the omnibus funding bill.“Every bill takes compromise, and there was plenty here, but at the end of the day we Democrats feel very good because so many of our priorities for the middle class were included. From opioid funding to rural broadband, and from student loans to child care, this bill puts workers and families more...


Schumer Statement in Response to President’s Attempts to Undermine Special Counsel

March 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the president’s attempts to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller:"The president is floating trial balloons about derailing the Mueller investigation. Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that cannot be more...


Schumer Statement on John Dowd Calling for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Shut Down Mueller Probe

March 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump’s lawyer, John Dowd, called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to shut down the Mueller probe:"Mr. Dowd's comments are yet another indication that the first instinct of the president and his legal team is not to cooperate with Special Counsel Mueller, but to undermine him at every turn."The president, the administration, and his legal team must not take any steps to curtail, more...

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