Press Releases

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...


Schumer Statement On The Passing Of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

March 16, 2018

“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a giant. She had deep convictions -- on both issues important to the people of Rochester, and for the integrity and honesty of the political system. Throughout her entire career, Louise worked with people from so many different philosophies and backgrounds, because she was such a genuine human spirit. The ferocity of her advocacy was matched only by the depth of her compassion and humanity. Her passing will leave a gaping hole in our hearts and our nation. more...


Schumer: Trump Administration’s Russian Sanctions Prove Mueller’s Investigation is Not a “Witch Hunt”

March 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Trump administration issued sanctions against most of the Russians indicted by Special Counsel Mueller:“The fact that the administration has issued sanctions against individuals and entities indicted by Special Counsel Mueller proves that his investigation is not a ‘witch hunt’ as the president and his allies have claimed.“It’s more clear than ever that the president must not interfere with the more...


Schumer: President Trump Should Follow Prime Minister May’s Lead On Being Tough On Russia

March 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Prime Minister May’s expelling of 23 Russian diplomats from the United Kingdom: “Where Prime Minister May has taken bold and decisive initial action to combat Russian aggression, our own president has waffled and demurred. Prime Minister May's decision to expel the Russian diplomats is the level of response that many Americans have been craving from our own administration. “President Trump would be more...


Schumer Statement on Firing of Secretary Tillerson

March 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the firing of Secretary Tillerson:“The instability of this administration in just about every area weakens America.“If he’s confirmed, we hope that Mr. Pompeo will turn over a new leaf and will start toughening up our policies towards Russia and more...


In Wake of Putin’s Vow to “Never” Extradite the 13 Russian Nationals Indicted By Special Counsel Mueller for Election Tampering, Top Democrats Urge President Trump to Use All Possible Resources to Ensure These Russian Fugitives Stand Trial in U.S.

March 12, 2018

In New Letter to President Trump, Top Dems Schumer, Pelosi, Feinstein & Nadler Demand Trump Exhaust All Resources To Bring Russian Nationals to Justice For Interfering with Democracy The Democrats Argue that the Trump Administration Has Failed To Counter Russia’s Effort in Meddling and Refused to Punish Russia with Unanimously Passed Sanctions Top Dems to President Trump: Use All Your Power to Show You’re Serious About Preventing Election Meddling by Foreign CountriesWashington, D.C. - U.S more...


Schumer Statement on White House’s Gun Safety Plan

March 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s gun safety plan:“The White House has taken tiny baby steps designed not to upset the NRA, when the gun violence epidemic in this country demands that giant steps be taken. Democrats in the Senate will push to go further including passing universal background checks, actual federal legislation on protection orders, and a debate on banning assault more...


Senate Democrats, In Contrast With President Trump, Unveil Major Infrastructure Investment Proposal – Dem Plan Would Roll Back Tax Cuts For The Wealthy To Fund Infrastructure And Create Millions Of Jobs

March 7, 2018

Democratic Plan Would Invest Billions In Repairing Roads & Bridges, Rebuilding Schools, Modernizing Water & Sewer Systems, Bringing Communities Universal High-Speed Internet, Renovating VA Healthcare Facilities, And Much MoreAfter President Trump And Congressional Republicans Passed Tax Giveaways To Wealthiest Few And Corporations, Senate Dems Call For An End To Tax Giveaways And Instead Funding Real Investment In Middle Class Dems To GOP: It’s Time To Work Together To Fix more...


#GOPTaxScam Delivers Billions To Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders While Middle-Class Workers Are Left Behind

March 5, 2018

CNN Money: “One Of Wall Street's Favorite Tools Could Be Deepening The Growing Chasm Between America's Rich And Poor.” Houston Chronicle: “Little Evidence That The Corporate Tax Benefits Are Finding Their Way To Employees.” Economist At Mizuho Securities: “You’re Not Going To Get The Macro-Economic Benefit The Administration Thought It Was Going To Get From Its Tax Cuts. It’s Going To Go To The Areas That Don’t Stimulate Growth.”Financial Times: Trump Tax Cuts Herald more...


Schumer Statement Responding to President Trump's Meeting with the NRA

March 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the president’s meeting yesterday with the NRA. "President Trump should go with his instincts, not the clarion and destructive call of the NRA. He knows instinctively that this is the right thing to do both substantively, because it will save tens of thousands of lives, and politically because over three quarters of the American people support it. If he continues to bow to his right wing ringmasters, more...


CONFIRMED: Following Release Of Senate Democrats’ Report, Independent Analyses Show That After Passage Of #GOPTaxScam, Corporations Are Spending Far More On Buybacks For Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders – Far More Than On One-Time Bonuses.

March 1, 2018

Yesterday, Senate Democrats released aSpecial Reportshowing that following the passage of the GOP Tax Scam bill, corporations have spent more than $200 billion on corporate share buybacks, overwhelmingly benefitting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders while the middle class is left behind. Some corporations have announced a massive corporate buyback and laid off American workers. Now, independent analyses show these giveaways to the wealthy have dramatically increased following the more...


Schumer Remarks from Press Conference on Senate Democrats’ Gun Safety Proposals

March 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke regarding Democratic priorities on gun safety legislation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere:I’m sure many of you in this room and many Americans around the country watched the president’s meeting on gun violence yesterday and were rather stunned and surprised - many of us pleasantly - by what we saw.First, I’d like to give credit where credit is due. The president said a lot of the right things yesterday.He seemed to more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Meeting on Gun Safety

February 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s meeting on gun safety:“I want to commend the president for going far beyond the Fix NICS bill. The president’s comments indicate that he supports universal background checks and even possibly an assault weapons ban. But the next step is even more important - despite the huge pressure that will come from the hard right, the president must stick with these principles.“The president more...


SPECIAL REPORT: The #GOPTaxScam Is Setting All The Wrong Records: In Two Months, $200 Billion In Corporate Share Buybacks Have Been Announced, Overwhelmingly Funneling Huge Amounts Of Money To Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders While The Middle Class Gets Left Behind

February 28, 2018

In the wake of the GOP Tax Scam, major corporations have authorized $200 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. These share buybacks overwhelmingly help corporate executives and wealthy shareholders - not workers. More than 55,000 American workers have been laid off in 2018 while corporate executives and wealthy shareholders reap more...


Senate Democrats Urge President Trump To Endorse Legislation To Close Gun Show & Online Purchase Loopholes – Such A Move By Pres. Trump Would Fulfill His Calls For Comprehensive Background Checks

February 28, 2018

After Horrific School Shooting In Florida, President Trump Said That He Would Be Pushing “Strongly Comprehensive Background Checks” To Prevent Future Massacres - Senate Dems Urge Him To Keep His Word By Supporting Legislation To Close Loopholes In Background Check SystemIn New Letter To President Trump, Senators Schumer, Nelson, Murphy, And Klobuchar Say Dems Have Introduced Bills That Would Close Gun Show & Online Purchase Loopholes And Ensure Background Checks For Those Wishing To Buy more...


Senate and House Democrats Introduce Resolution to Reinstate Net Neutrality

February 27, 2018

Only one more Republican Senator needed to overturn FCC decision and pass resolution in the SenateWashington (February 27, 2018) - On the Net Neutrality National Day of Action, Senate and House Democrats introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) partisan decision on net neutrality. At a press conference today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer more...


Schumer Statement on Gun Safety Legislation

February 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding gun safety legislation:“Democrats are pleased to hear that the president recognizes the need to strengthen the Fix NICS bill. If all Congress does in response to the Parkland shooting is to pass the Fix NICS bill, it would be an abject failure and a dereliction of our duty.“Democrats believe that, at a minimum, the Congressional response to the Parkland shooting should include universal background more...


Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Members of Joint Select Committees to Solve Pensions Crisis & Reform Budget Process

February 26, 2018

Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2018 Established the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans & the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced the Senate Democratic committee memberships for the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans and the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. Both joint select committees more...


Schumer Statement on the Release of the Schiff Memo

February 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the release of the Schiff memo:“The Democratic memo makes clear that Chairman Nunes cherry-picked and distorted information from sensitive intelligence to sow discord and undermine our nation's premier law enforcement agency - the FBI.When it comes to the Russians interfering in our elections, the president, Chairman Nunes, Speaker Ryan and other House Republicans need to stop playing partisan politics and more...


Schumer Statement in Response to President Trump’s Lack of Leadership on DACA and Gun Safety

February 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s lack of leadership on DACA and gun safety:“It’s clear to everyone but President Trump that it was he who forced the DACA issue when he ended the program. Democrats have been willing to negotiate for months, and have forged several bi-partisan deals, but his refusal to take yes for an answer led to his partisan plan that only got 39 votes. Now he’s headed in the same direction more...

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