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As Teacher Marches And Protests Sweep The Country, House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil New “Better Deal” Proposal To Provide Major Boost In Teacher Pay And Make Investments In America’s Schools

May 22, 2018

As Teacher Marches And Protests Sweep The Country, House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil New “Better Deal” Proposal To Provide Major Boost In Teacher Pay And Make Investments In America’s Schools As Teachers Across The Country Are Making Their Voices Heard, Democrats Propose Major Increase In Federal Funding To Boost Teacher Pay & Rebuild SchoolsDems: America’s Teachers Deserve A Better DealWashington, DC - Today Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House more...


Schumer & Pelosi Op-Ed In USA Today: Democrats Have A Better Deal For Teachers And Our Kids, Too

May 22, 2018

Democrats would invest in teacher pay, modern classrooms, special ed and low-income schools, and pay for it all. We'd also protect collective bargaining.Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following op-ed outlining the Democrats’ A Better Deal for America’s teachers. It can be viewed here and below:For the better part of the 20th century, being a teacher in America meant being a part of the middle class. You more...


Schumer Statement on Reports of a Deal to Save ZTE

May 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports of a possible deal to save ZTE at the expense of American businesses and national security:“If these reports are true, the fines and board changes will do nothing to protect American national or economic security and are simply a diversion from the fact we have lost. President Xi has played President Trump and Secretary more...


Schumer: Meeting With Chief of Staff Kelly On DOJ Documents Must Be Bipartisan

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the White House’s plan to hold a meeting regarding highly sensitive, classified information with members of Congress:“The White House plan to arrange a meeting where ‘highly classified and other information’ will be shared with members of Congress is highly irregular and inappropriate. The president and his staff should not be involved in the viewing or dissemination of more...


House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil A Better Deal For Our Democracy

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, House and Senate Democrats held a press conference on the steps of the United States Capitol to unveil the newest plank of their bold economic agenda, A Better Deal for Our Democracy, to fix Washington’s broken political system and return to a government of, by and for the American people. This new plank of Democrat’s A Better Deal agenda focuses on taking back the power from special interests and getting rid of the pay-to-play culture of corruption, more...


As American Families Pay More At The Pump, The #GOPTaxScam For The Rich Is Paying Off For Wealthy Oil Executives And Failing To Deliver For American Families

May 21, 2018

USA Today: Higher Gas Prices Are Eating Into Trump Tax Cut, Trimming Spending By AmericansHouston Chronicle: Oil Companies To Reap Windfall In Tax Cuts, But Shareholders Get The Lion’s ShareOil Companies Have Announced Billion Dollar Buybacks And Layoffs In 2018 Despite Benefiting From The Tax Law New Video From Senate Dems Shows Coverage Across The Country Places The Blame for Higher Gas Prices Where It Belongs: President TrumpTWITTER FACEBOOKAmerican families more...


Schumer Response To President Trump Tweet On China Trade

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s recent tweet on trade with China:“As I've always said, when it comes to being tough on China’s trading practices, I'm closer to Trump than Obama or Bush. But the president and his team have to stick with it, be strong, and not sell out for a temporary purchase of goods without addressing the real issue: the theft of American intellectual property which will cost us more...


Schumer Statement On Decision to Suspend Tariffs on China

May 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the United States’ decision to suspend its plan to impose tariffs on Chinese products:“President Trump has created a unique opportunity but the people doing the negotiating shouldn’t blow it. There is nothing wrong with these talks but the proof of the pudding is in the eating. If President Xi is going to escape meaningful punishment for ZTE and fail to take strong actions on intellectual property, more...


Schumer Response to Joint US-China Trade Statement

May 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding ongoing negotiations between the United States and China:“The key to a strong agreement is protecting our intellectual property here in America and stopping the Chinese from keeping out our best goods until we hand over our trade secrets and know how in such things as required joint ventures. The joint statement has nothing specific on those fronts and no amount of immediate and short term more...


Schumer Statement On Reports Trump Admin. Will Restrict Access To Funding For Women’s Health

May 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports that the Trump administration plans to restrict access to funding for women’s health:“With this decision, President Trump is standing right between millions of American women and their doctors. Restricting which doctors and health care providers can get these vital funds will prevent far too many women from getting the medical care that they deserve, all so that Republicans can continue more...


Schumer: New Corporate Stock Buybacks Record Proves GOP Tax Law Is Scam For The Rich

May 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after it was reported that S&P 500 Index member corporations have already bought back a record amount of their own stock in the first quarter of 2018, putting them on pace to hit $1 trillion in shareholder return by the end of the year: “The rate at which corporations are buying back their own stock and padding the wallets of wealthy investors and executives is eye-popping, but not surprising. This more...


Schumer Statement On Health Care Rate Increases In Oregon

May 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the proposed increase in 2019 premium rates in Oregon: “Another state, another needless spike in health care premiums for middle-class families because of the Trump-GOP sabotage of our health care system. The fact of the matter is that, like other states, Oregon’s rates do not need to be this high but Republicans chose to systemically dismantle the American health care system - instead more...


Schumer, Wyden, Brown Lead 33 Senators In Calling On Trump Administration To Put American Jobs, National Security Before China

May 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Ranking Member Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today led a letter signed by 33 senators calling on the Trump administration to put American jobs and national security ahead of China. The senators wrote the letter in response to President Trump’s announcement that he has directed the Department of Commerce to look at easing penalties imposed more...


Schumer Statement on Moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

May 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the move of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem:“In a long overdue move, we have moved our embassy to Jerusalem. Every nation should have the right to choose its capital. I sponsored legislation to do this two decades ago, and I applaud President Trump for doing more...


Schumer Statement on ZTE and Trump Administration Backing off Tough Action on China

May 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s economic foreign policy towards China. Axios recently reported that Secretary Mnuchin wants to cut a deal with the country in the coming weeks:“One of the few areas where the president and I agreed, and I was vocally supportive, was his approach towards China. But even here he is backing off, and his policy is now designed to achieve one goal: make China great more...


Senate Democrats To Force Senate Vote To Save Net Neutrality On Wednesday, May 16

May 14, 2018

Washington, DC - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL), and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) announced today that they will lead their Senate Democratic colleagues in forcing a vote on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 on Senator Markey’s Resolution of Disapproval to undo President Trump and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal of the net neutrality rules. Wednesday’s vote follows Senate Democrats’ successful filing of a discharge petition more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Drug Pricing Reform Proposal

May 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s blueprint to lower drug prices: “Unfortunately, the president’s proposal hardly puts patients first. The idea that asking Germany to charge their citizens more for drugs will help Americans is a cop-out and the height of absurdity that nobody believes.“President Trump offered little more than window dressing to combat the rising cost of drugs - a problem that is more...


The #GOPTaxScam For The Rich Has Now Delivered $400 Billion In Stock Buybacks To Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives, But Fails To Deliver For Middle-Class Americans

May 10, 2018

WSJ: “Goldman Sachs expects S&P 500 companies’ spending on buybacks and dividends to increase by 22% to $1.2 trillion in 2018, outpacing the expected increase in capital expenditures and R&D in 2018” Politico Pro: “while Republicans see lots of evidence of the law's impact, people who monitor economic indicators say the changes have barely begun to register” TrimTabs: ” U.S. companies are spending much more on cash mergers and stock buybacks than they are on hiring and pay more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration’s Failure to Deliver Infrastructure Plan for the American People

May 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s failure to deliver an infrastructure plan for the American people:“Before President Trump was sworn into office, Democrats said we could and would work with him to come up with a bipartisan infrastructure plan. Democrats presented the president with a trillion dollar proposal - just like he promised on the campaign trail - but instead, President Trump took a partisan more...


Senate Democrats Take Final Step Necessary to Force a Vote to Reinstate Net Neutrality

May 9, 2018

With 50 supporters for CRA resolution, Senate Democrats prepare for final vote in the coming daysMomentum continues to grow for grassroots effort to ensure a free and open internet by overturning President Trump and FCC Chairman Pai’s anti-consumer action VIDEO: https://bit.ly/2I1UKei Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today led all of their Senate Democratic colleagues in officially filing a discharge petition more...

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