Press Releases

Leader Schumer, In Letter To Leader McConnell, Puts Forward Structure For A Fair And Honest Bipartisan Impeachment Trial In Senate; Schumer Proposed-Trial Structure Would Require Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses

December 15, 2019

Schumer’s Proposal—The First Move To Establish A Fair Bipartisan Process In Senate—Would Set Reasonable Structure For Trial And Have Senate Issue Subpoenas For Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses—All Withheld From The House Inquiry—With Direct Knowledge Of Admin’s Decision To Delay Security Assistance Funding To Ukraine And Its Requests For Certain Investigations To Be Announced By The Government Of Ukraine  Specifically, Schumer Asks For Testimony From Mick more...


Schumer Statement Following The House Judiciary Committee’s Approval Of Articles Of Impeachment

December 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement: "If articles of impeachment are sent to the Senate, every single senator will take an oath to render 'impartial justice.' Making sure the Senate conducts a fair and honest trial that allows all the facts to come out is more...


Schumer Statement On Reports President Trump Signed Off On Weak Phase One Trade Deal With China

December 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to reports of President Trump's surrender to China in the "phase-one" trade deal: "There are huge structural inequities, structural and unfair imbalances, with China's trade relationships with the U.S. At first, President Trump seemed like the only president who would dare tackle this challenge; but now, according to reports, he has sold out for a temporary and unreliable promise from more...


Schumer Statement On The Senate Approving A Resolution Recognizing The Armenian Genocide

December 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Senate approving the unanimous consent request brought forward by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) recognizing the Armenian genocide. In October, the House passed a version of this resolution by a vote of 405-11: "I am proud to champion the long overdue passage of this resolution to formalize full American recognition of the Armenian genocide. The Senate's passage of the bipartisan more...


Schumer, Wyden, Brown In New Letter Urge President Trump To Stay Strong Against China In Trade Negotiations

December 12, 2019

Sens. Schumer, Wyden, And Brown Send Letter To President Trump Calling On Him To Stand Firm And Secure Meaningful Concessions From China In Ongoing Trade Negotiations Senators Warn President Trump That Without A Strong Agreement In Place, The Chinese Government Will Continue To Employ An Array Of Predatory Trade Tactics That Severely Undermine American Workers And Businesses Dem Senators To Trump: U.S. Cannot Back Down Without Meaningful, Enforceable, And Lasting Trade Reforms Washington, more...


Leader Schumer Calls On GAO To Investigate U.S. Reliance On Chinese Pharmaceutical Imports, Says Dependence Poses National Security Risk

December 12, 2019

In New Letter To Comptroller General Dodaro, Leader Schumer Requests Investigation Of U.S. Pharmaceutical Market's Dependence On China And Other Foreign Sources For Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), And Assessment Of U.S. Capability To Manufacture Its Own Finished Pharmaceutical Products And APIs Leader Schumer Warns Dependence On China For Pharm. Products Poses Natl. Security And Public Health Risks, And Notes That DOD Has Also Expressed Serious Concern Leader Schumer To Comptroller more...


Schumer, Cotton Announce Inclusion Of Fentanyl Sanctions Act In Must-Pass Defense Bill; First-Of-Its-Kind Legislation Will Hold China Accountable For Commitment To Crack Down On Deadly, Illicit Trafficking

December 11, 2019

Bipartisan Fentanyl Sanctions Act, Included In National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) For Fiscal Year 2020, Will Pressure China, Mexico, And Other Synthetic Opioid Trafficking Countries To Crack Down On Traffickers, Direct Trump Admin. To Identify & Sanction Foreign Traffickers Of Synthetic Opioids, And Authorize New Funding For Law Enforcement & Intel Agencies China Is The World's Largest Producer Of Illicit Fentanyl And Currently Lacks The Capacity To Enforce Their Promise To more...


Schumer Statement On Federal Judge’s Nationwide Injunction Blocking President Trump From Raiding Military Funding To Pay For Border Wall

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to a federal court in Texas issuing a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from using military funding to build his wall: “The injunction announced tonight by a federal judge in Texas confirms the president’s national emergency declaration to steal funds from military families to build a wall he promised Mexico would pay for was, and is, an outrageous power grab by a more...


Schumer Statement On DOJ Inspector General’s Report Finding No Political Bias In FBI’s Russia Investigation

December 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the report stating the Department of Justice's Inspector General found no political bias in the FBI's investigation of connections between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia: "The DOJ Inspector General's report makes clear that the predicate for the FBI's investigation was valid and without political bias. This report reiterates the conclusions of the Intelligence Community that Russian more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans’ Latest Promotion Of A Putin-Backed Conspiracy Theory That Falsely Blames Ukraine For 2016 Election Meddling

December 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Senate Republicans' latest promotion of the Putin-backed conspiracy theory that falsely blames Ukraine for interfering in the 2016 elections: "When Vladimir Putin says stoop, Senate Republicans are asking: how low? Putin and his intelligence services disinformation campaign team in Moscow couldn't have cooked up a more useful tool for spreading conjured and baseless conspiracy more...


Senator Baldwin Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

December 6, 2019

"In May, the ENROLL Act passed the House of Representatives," said Senator Baldwin. "But since then, it's been sitting in Majority Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard because Senate Republicans have refused to give it a vote, pass it and get it done. They've made it clear they support Trump's efforts to make it harder for people to sign up for quality, affordable coverage." Washington, D.C. - As the open enrollment deadline for health insurance quickly approaches on December 15, U.S. more...


Schumer Statement On House Passage Of The Voting Rights Advancement Act

December 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act: "The Voting Rights Act is perhaps the most significant piece of civil rights legislation in US history. For more than 50 years, the law stood as a powerful force to prevent the type of racial discrimination in voting that marred our nation's history prior to the bill's passage. The Supreme Court's disastrous more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The FBI Labeling Russia Developed Apps Such As FaceApp Potential Counterintelligence Threat, Urging Sen. McConnell To Take Action To Secure Elections, Calling On Senate GOP To Reject Russian-Promoted Narrative That Falsely Blames Ukraine For 2016 Election Meddling, And Laying Out Democratic Priorities In The Appropriations Process

December 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the FBI letter designating the Russia-based FaceApp as a potential U.S. counterintelligence threat. Senator Schumer also urged Leader McConnell to take action on bipartisan proposals to protect our democracy and election security in NDAA and called on Senate Republicans to reject the unsupported and false narrative promoted by Russia that Ukraine was responsible for 2016 election meddling. Senator more...


Schumer, Pelosi Announce Bicameral Amicus Brief In June Medical Services LLC v. Gee

December 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the filing of a bicameral amicus brief in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, joined by 36 Senators and 161 Members of the House of Representatives. The case, currently before the Supreme Court, represents a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. "Anti-choice activists are doing everything they can to eliminate American women's ability to make their own healthcare decisions. If the more...


In Response To Schumer Request For National Security & Privacy Review Of FaceApp, FBI Says Any App Or Similar Product Developed In Russia – Including FaceApp – Are A Potential Counterintelligence Threat

December 2, 2019

FBI Responds To Leader Schumer July 2019 Request, Says It Considers Apps Like FaceApp To Be A Potential Counterintelligence Threat FBI Emphasizes That The Data Collection, Privacy And Terms Of Use Policies, And Potential For Russian Gov't Access To User Data Make Russia-Based Applications Potential Security Threats To U.S. Leader Schumer: Now That FBI Confirmed FaceApp And Apps Like It Are Potential Counterintelligence Threats To U.S., Americans Should Consider Deleting Apps Like FaceApp more...


Schumer Statement On the Departure of Navy Secretary Spencer

November 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the departure of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer from the Trump administration: "I just spoke to former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. I told him he's a patriot, that he served the Navy and the nation well and he will be missed. Secretary Spencer did the right thing and he should be proud of standing up to President Trump when he was wrong, something too many in this more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Refusal To Commit To Signing The Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act

November 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump this morning refused to commit to signing the bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act: "Make no mistake: President Trump's words today do not reflect what the American people or the Congress think about President Xi's oppressive policies toward the people of Hong Kong. For a guy who promised to be tough on China, President Trump's reliable deference to President more...


Leader Schumer, Sen. Cotton Lead Bipartisan Letter To President Trump Requesting He Take Immediate Action To Suspend Approval Of Licenses That Allow Some U.S. Companies To Do Business With Huawei

November 21, 2019

In New Letter To President Trump, Bipartisan Group Of Senators Express Concern With Dept. Of Commerce's Reported Issuance Of Export Licenses, Which Allow Some U.S. Firms To Conduct Business With Huawei, But Without Adequate Assessment Of National Security Risks The Senators Say License Approvals Could Leave U.S. Telecommunications Infrastructure Open To Serious Threats And Note That President Trump Said He Had No Interest In Doing Business With Huawei, And That Natl. Security Experts Widely more...


Schumer Applauds House Passage Of Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act; Calls On President Trump To Quickly Sign Legislation Into Law

November 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act sending the legislation to President Trump’s desk for his signature. Senator Schumer called on President Trump to quickly sign the legislation into law:“With the House passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Congress is sending a strong message to President Xi and the Chinese Communist more...


Schumer Statement On New Defense Intelligence Agency Assessment That Says President Trump’s Precipitous Withdrawal From Syria Has Strengthened ISIS

November 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after a new DIA assessment, part of a quarterly report disclosed by the Pentagon's inspector general, confirmed that President Trump's precipitous withdrawal of troops from Syria has strengthened the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): "This new assessment from the Defense Intelligence Agency confirms many of our worst fears: that the president's precipitous withdrawal of troops from northern more...

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