Press Releases

Schumer Statement After The House Passed A Resolution To Reverse The Trump Administration’s Legal Assault On Americans’ Health Care

April 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the House passed a resolution to reverse the Trump administration's legal assault on Americans' health care: "If Senate Republicans and Leader McConnell truly want to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, they would follow suit and pass the Senate Democrats' resolution to reverse the Justice Department's decision without more...


Vice Chairman Leahy And Leader Schumer Introduce Path Forward For Disaster Supplemental – New Amendment Provides New Funding For Midwestern Disasters & Restores Certain Funding For Puerto Rico, Other Territories

April 2, 2019

Washington D.C. (Tuesday, April 2, 2019) - Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Tuesday introduced a substitute to the emergency disaster supplemental to provide a path forward to resolving the current impasse on the disaster funding bill. The Leahy-Schumer amendment totals $16.7 billion and includes $2.5 billion in new funding for disaster stricken communities in the Southeast and Midwest and restores more...


Following Trump DOJ Decision To Side With Ruling That Would Strike Down Our Entire Healthcare System, All 47 Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution To Reverse DOJ, To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Health Care For Millions

April 2, 2019

The Trump DOJ Recently Announced They Side With A Texas Federal Judge's Ruling That Deems Current Health Care Law Unconstitutional- Senate Dem Resolution Would Reverse DOJ's Position, Siding With Keeping Current Health Care Law Intact DOJ's Decision Is Expansion Of Its Previous Refusal To Defend Our Current Health Care Law And The Latest Example Of The Administration's All-Out Assault On Healthcare System; Would Cause Prescription Drug Costs To Soar And Leave Up To 133 Million Americans With more...


New Schumer Op-Ed In The New York Daily News: What Trump Owes Puerto Rico: Senate Republicans And The President Have An Obligation To An American Island Devastated By Hurricanes

April 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer published the following op-ed in The New York Daily News to outline his view of how President Trump and Senate Republicans have an obligation to provide necessary aid to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The op-ed can be found here and below. Schumer: What Trump owes Puerto Rico: Senate Republicans and the president have an obligation to an American island devastated by hurricanes By Chuck SchumerMarch 31American children more...


Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell’s Plan To Change Senate Rules And Cede Authority To The Trump Administration

March 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to change Senate rules and cede authority to the Trump administration: "Senator McConnell's approach has always been to manipulate Senate rules when it helps him and then change Senate rules when the tables turn; this is just another step in his effort to limit the rights of the minority and cede authority to the more...


In Wake Of Senate Republicans’ Refusal To Take Action On Climate Crisis, Schumer Launches New Senate Democratic Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

March 27, 2019

In the wake of Senate Republicans’ refusal to take action on climate change and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) refusal to schedule or allow for a vote on the resolution to establish a bipartisan select committee on the climate crisis, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today established a new Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee—comprised of ten Democratic senators— will be tasked with investigating, holding hearings, and issuing findings on the economic and national security consequences of climate change and how acting on the climate crisis presents significant opportunities for jobs, public health, and the economy. More specifically, the committee will work with environmental, financial, and national security experts to find solutions for communities impacted by climate change and provide oversight on special interests that foster climate denial. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) will chair the committee, and members include Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), and Tina Smith (D-MN). more...


Senate Republicans Need To Face Facts And Stop With The Stunts: Climate Change Is Negatively Impacting Their States Now.

March 26, 2019

Senate Republicans Need To Face Facts And Stop With The Stunts: Climate Change Is Negatively Impacting Their States Now. Republicans are refusing to acknowledge that climate change is real, caused by humans, and that the congress needs to do something about it. Instead, this week Republicans will waste the American people's time on a cynical stunt. Climate change is here and it is already directly impacting every state across the country. Below is a compilation of an excerpt from the 2018 more...


Senate Democratic Leader Schumer And Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Leahy Blast Trump Administration For Abysmal Response To Puerto Rico Recovery And Demand Timeline For Correcting Its Uncoordinated, Long-Delayed Response

March 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director, and Acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney; Acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor; and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) blasted the Trump administration for continuing to undermine the immediate and long-term recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, and demanded a response by more...


Schumer Statement On Senator Udall’s Decision To Not Seek Re-Election In 2020

March 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following Senator Udall's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2020: "Tom Udall is a class act in every way. He is principled, smart, and hardworking and when he gets up to speak, every senator - Democrat and Republican - already knows how well-thought-out and sincere his remarks will be. His leadership in the Senate on reforming the campaign finance system, protecting the environment, advocating more...


Joint Schumer-Pelosi Statement On Attorney General Barr’s Summary Of The Mueller Report

March 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Attorney General Barr's summary of the Mueller report. "Attorney General Barr's letter raises as many questions as it answers. The fact that Special Counsel Mueller's report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public more...


Joint Statement From Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi On Special Counsel Mueller’s Report

March 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Attorney General William Barr.“Now that Special Counsel Mueller has submitted his report to the Attorney General, it is imperative for Mr. Barr to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to Congress. Attorney General Barr must not give President Trump, his lawyers more...


Joint Statement From Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi On Bicameral Request For Criminal And Counterintelligence Investigations Into Li “Cindy” Yang

March 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner, and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the FBI, national intelligence agencies, and Secret Service requesting criminal more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Veto Of The Bipartisan Resolution To Terminate His National Emergency Declaration

March 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's veto of the bipartisan resolution to terminate his national emergency declaration: "It is no surprise that the president holds the rule of law and our Constitution in minimal regard. There is no emergency; Congress has refused to fund his wall multiple times; Mexico won't pay for it; and a bipartisan majority in both chambers just voted to terminate his fake more...


Schumer, Whitehouse Lead Letter Challenging U.S. Chamber Of Commerce, The Largest Lobbying Organization In The Country, To Back Basic Science And Immediately Begin Advocating For Senate Dem. Resolution That Calls For Urgent Action On Climate Crisis

March 13, 2019

In New Letter To Chamber Of Commerce President And CEO, Senate Dems Urge Chamber To Support, Issue A “Key Vote Alert,” And Include Support In Their Legislative Scorecard For New Senate Resolution Co-Sponsored By Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Stating Climate Change Is Real, Caused By Humans, And That The U.S. And Congress Need To Take Immediate Action Letter Also Raises Prospect That Chamber Is Supported By Fossil Fuel Interests Working Against Climate Policies Supported By Their Broader more...


What They’re Saying: Editorials Across The Country Slam President Trump’s Unlawful National Emergency Declaration

March 13, 2019

Tulsa World (OK) Editorial: Trump Needs To Rethink 'Emergency' Plan To Redirect Congressional Appropriations. "Trump could move ahead with his emergency plans by vetoing the resolution, but he shouldn't. He should listen to the voices of solid conservatives - including Paul, Inhofe and columnist George Will - who are warning him that preserving the Constitutional order of appropriations is more important than any given campaign promise. 'I can't vote to give the president the power to spend more...


The Reviews Are In: President Trump’s Budget Is Bad For Middle-Class Americans

March 12, 2019

Washington Post: Trump Proposes Big Cuts To Health Programs For Poor, Elderly And Disabled Reuters: Trump Budget Proposes Subsidy Cuts To Farmers As They Grapple With Crisis CNBC: Trump Pledged To Protect Medicare And Medicaid, But His 2020 Budget Calls For Major Spending Cuts PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BUDGET CUTS THE PROGRAMS MIDDLE-CLASS AMERICANS DEPEND ON CNBC: Trump Pledged To Protect Medicare And Medicaid, But His 2020 Budget Calls For Major Spending Cuts. "Critics of President Donald more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

March 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's budget proposal: "The Trump administration's latest budget proposal is a gut-punch to the American middle class and a handout to the wealthiest few and powerful special interests that would worsen income inequality. Its proposed cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security, as well as numerous other middle-class programs are devastating, but not surprising. The more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On President Trump’s New Demand For Wall Funding

March 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement on reports that President Trump will request $8.6 billion for his expensive and ineffective border wall: “President Trump hurt millions of Americans and caused widespread chaos when he recklessly shut down the government to try to get his expensive and ineffective wall, which he promised would be paid for by Mexico. Congress refused to fund his wall and he was forced to admit more...


Schumer Calls On Trump Administration To Immediately Grant Temporary Protected Status To Venezuelans

March 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging the Trump administration to immediately grant Temporary Protected Status to Venezuelans. This comes as U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today led 24 Senators in a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that his administration promptly designate Venezuela for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). “The situation in more...


Schumer, Carper, And Reed Introduce Legislation To Prohibit Any Federal Funding For Trump Administration’s Fake Climate Panel

March 7, 2019

In Light Of Reports That The White House Intends To Create A Fake-Science Working Group To Challenge The Scientific Consensus On Climate Change- Senators Schumer, Carper, And Reed Introduce Legislation To Block Any Federal Funding To Support Such A Working Group The White House's Fake Climate Panel Would Be Comprised Of Cherry Picked Trump Administration Employees Who Have Agreed To Undermine The Findings In The National Climate Assessment- WH Has Tapped William Happer, A Prominent Climate more...

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