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On CBS This Morning, Schumer Laments Republicans’ Planned 30% Pay Cut To Unemployed Workers, Stresses Need For Real Solution That Provides For Americans’ Needs Amid Historic COVID Crises

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on CBS This Morning and lamented Republicans’ proposal to cut pay for unemployed workers by 30 percent while helping big corporations. Senator Schumer also stressed the need for a real solution that provides help for Americans’ needs amid the historic COVID economic and public health crises. Below is a transcript of the interview: Anthony Mason: Joining us now from Capitol Hill is New York Senator and Democratic more...


On CBS This Morning, Schumer Laments Republicans’ Planned 30% Pay Cut To Unemployed Workers, Stresses Need For Real Solution That Provides For Americans’ Needs Amid Historic COVID Crises

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on CBS This Morning and lamented Republicans’ proposal to cut pay for unemployed workers by 30 percent while helping big corporations. Senator Schumer also stressed the need for a real solution that provides help for Americans’ needs amid the historic COVID economic and public health crises. Below is a transcript of the interview: Anthony Mason: Joining us now from Capitol Hill is New York Senator and Democratic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Lying In State Of Congressman John Lewis

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today on the Senate floor spoke of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now a short time ago, a ceremony honoring the life of the great Rep. John Lewis was held in the Capitol Rotunda, the first time in our nation’s history that an African American lawmaker had laid in state. Last week, I shared my reflections on the life and more...


Menendez, Durbin, Schumer Lead Democrats in Again Calling on Trump to Grant TPS for Venezuelans

July 27, 2020

Menendez, Durbin, Schumer Lead Democrats in Again Calling on Trump to Grant TPS for Venezuelans WASHINGTON - Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today led a group of 23 senators in again calling on President Trump to support the victims of the Maduro regime by granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to more...


On NPR’s Morning Edition, Schumer Calls For Serious, Bipartisan Response To Ongoing Economic And Public Health Crises As Republicans Reportedly Plan 30% Pay Cut For Americans Who Lost Their Job Because Of Coronavirus

July 27, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition and called for a serious, bipartisan response to address the ongoing economic and public health crises as Republicans reportedly plan a 30 percent pay cut for Americans who lost their job because of the pandemic. Below is a transcript of the interview, which can also be listened here: Steve Inskeep: Senator, welcome back to the program. Sen. Schumer: Glad to be back, hope you’re all more...


On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Lays Out How Republicans’ Dithering And Delays Have Prevented Action On Coronavirus For Months

July 27, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and laid out how Senate Republicans’ dithering and delays have prevented action to address the coronavirus crisis for months. Below is a transcript of the interview: Mika Brzezinski: Let's bring in Chuck Schumer of New York. Great to have you on the show this morning. First of all, I'd like for you to comment on whether or not you feel it's safe for children in your state, but also across more...


Leader Schumer Calls For DHS Inspector General Investigation Into DHS Officials’ Use Of False Statements To Wrongfully Bar New Yorkers From Trusted Traveler Programs

July 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph Cuffari calling for the immediate investigation into Department of Homeland Security officials’ provision of inaccurate or misleading statements to justify the Department’s February 2020 decision to bar New Yorkers from several Trusted Travelers programs, including Global Entry and TSA PreCheck. Leader Schumer writes that while it is obvious more...


Leader Schumer Calls For DHS Inspector General Investigation Into DHS Officials’ Use Of False Statements To Wrongfully Bar New Yorkers From Trusted Traveler Programs

July 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Joseph Cuffari calling for the immediate investigation into Department of Homeland Security officials’ provision of inaccurate or misleading statements to justify the Department’s February 2020 decision to bar New Yorkers from several Trusted Travelers programs, including Global Entry and TSA PreCheck. Leader Schumer writes that while it is obvious more...


Schumer, Pelosi, Warner, Schiff Joint Statement Following ODNI Announcement Regarding Election Security And Foreign Threats

July 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued a joint statement following the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) releasing an update on election security and foreign threats one hundred days before the election: “Almost exactly four years ago, we first observed the Russians more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Mitch McConnell And The White House’s Continued Months-Long Disarray And Delay

July 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced he would not have a final Republican proposal on a partisan COVID-19 response package until at least next week. This months-long Republican delay ensures that this weekend, millions of Americans that rely upon Unemployment Insurance will see their benefits expire, are at risk of being evicted from their homes and could be more...


Schumer Statement On New Analysis That Says GOP Plan To Cut Critical Unemployment Benefits Amid Pandemic Will Significantly Harm American Families, Jobs, And Growth

July 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement following a new analysis from the Economic Policy Institute that says the Senate Republicans’ proposal to cut unemployment insurance benefits by $400 per week will significantly harm American families, jobs, and growth: “Let’s be clear: if you lost your job through no fault of your own and can't go back to work because the Trump administration has mismanaged the crisis, Republicans want you to more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Effort To Ban Undocumented Immigrants From Being Counted In 2020 Census

July 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released following statement in response to President Trump’s effort to ban undocumented immigrants from being counted in the US Census 2020: “This order isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on and will be struck down by the courts. Attempting to weaponize the Census for political gain is yet another racially driven attack by a president and administration that wrongly views immigrants as the enemy, when they are a vital part of more...


Schumer, Murray Demand Answers On Trump Admin’s Unexplained $10 Million Contract For System Which Has Since Replaced CDC In Controlling COVID-19 Hospital Data—A Move That Sidelines Public Health Experts

July 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, sent a new letter today to the head of TeleTracking Technologies, the company the Trump Administration recently awarded a six-month, $10.2 million contract that creates a system to replace the CDC as the collector of COVID-19 data from hospitals, demanding answers to better understand the circumstances in which this more...


On CNN’s The Lead With Jake Tapper, Schumer Lays Out Painful Consequences Of Republicans’ Dithering And Division Amid COVID Pandemic, Says “I Have Never Seen A More Dysfunctional Party In A Time Of Crisis Than This Republican Party.”

July 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on CNN’s The Lead With Jake Tapper and discussed the inability of Senate Republicans and the Trump administration to put forward a bill to combat the coronavirus pandemic after months of delays. Below is a transcript of the interview: Jake Tapper: The White House and Senate Republicans are at odds—not with Democrats but with one another—after a full day of negotiations over a new coronavirus relief bill and with more...


Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation To Help Low-Income And Minority Communities During Economic Crisis

July 21, 2020

Study: 41% Of Black-Owned Businesses, 32% Of Latino-Owned Businesses & 36% Of Immigrant-Owned Businesses Have Permanently Shuttered During The Pandemic Bill Will Open Up Billions In New Credit Opportunities For Black, Latino And Low-Income Communities Through Neighborhood Lenders Rep. Gregory Meeks To Introduce Companion Legislation In The HouseWashington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democrats, led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA), Senator Cory more...


On CNN’s ‘New Day’, Schumer Calls For Passing The Heroes Act, Slams Republicans For Unnecessary Delays And Partisanship Amid Historic Coronavirus Public Health And Economic Crisis

July 21, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on CNN’s New Day and called for Senate action on the House-passed Heroes Act. Senator Schumer also condemned the delayed and partisan, behind-closed-doors efforts of Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to draft an insufficient corporations-first bill to address the coronavirus pandemic. Below is a transcript of the interview: Alisyn Camerota: We are hours away from top Democratic leaders and the White more...


On MSNBC’s ‘All In With Chris Hayes’, Schumer Slams Senate GOP’s Partisan, “Weak Tea” Approach To Addressing COVID-19 Public Health And Economic Crises, Touts House-Passed Heroes Act

July 20, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on MSNBC’s All In With Chris Hayes and railed against the partisan, behind-closed-doors efforts of Leader McConnell and the Senate GOP to draft a lackluster bill to address the coronavirus pandemic and instead called for Senate action on the House-passed Heroes Act. Schumer also decried President Trump’s failures to keep Americans as safe as possible from the coronavirus. Below is a transcript of the interview:Ali more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Civil Rights Icon Congressman John Lewis And The Work That Still Needs To Be Done

July 20, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, commemorating the life of civil rights icon Congressman John Lewis and discussing the ongoing fight for racial equality and justice. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: On Friday, July 17, after six decades as one of our nation’s most preeminent civil rights leaders, Congressman John Lewis, the “Conscience of Congress,” passed away at the age of 80. His trials more...


Schumer Statement On Passing Of Congressman John Lewis

July 20, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis: “There are very few people who you can say truly changed the world for the better; John Lewis is certainly at the top of that list. “From risking his life in Selma to remaining the ‘Conscience of Congress’ in the House, Representative John Lewis devoted his life to fighting for equality and for the civil rights of every single American, and ensuring a more...


Ahead Of Anticipated Influx Of Mail-In Ballots During November 2020 Elections, Senate Democrats Call For Disclosure Of Postal Service Plan To Maintain Integrity Of U.S. Election Infrastructure

July 20, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) today released a letter sent to U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy requesting information on established plans and steps taken by the Postal Service to prepare for the influx of election mail caused by the coronavirus more...

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