Press Releases

Schumer Statement on EPA’s Decision to Roll Back Fuel Economy Standards

April 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the EPA’s decision to roll back fuel economy standards.“EPA Administrator Pruitt’s decision to begin rolling back fuel economy standards is a victory for big oil and major corporations at the expense of American consumers and clean air for our kids. As usual, the administration sides with big, powerful special interests over the interests of average American families, who will pay the price for lower more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Decision To Add Citizenship Question To Census

March 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the U.S. Census.“Let’s call this like it is: the census, written about and hallowed in the Constitution, is being distorted by this administration for political purposes. President Trump and Secretary Ross should be ashamed of themselves. Hopefully the courts will correct this glaring more...


Schumer Statement on Rebecca Kelly Slaughter’s Nomination to the Federal Trade Commission

March 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Rebecca Kelly Slaughter’s nomination to the Federal Trade Commission.“Rebecca Kelly Slaughter will make an excellent FTC commissioner and I'm proud to have recommended her to the White House. Throughout her time in public service she has worked tirelessly and effectively. I'm confident that following her confirmation, those qualities will make her a tremendous addition to the more...


Schumer Statement on the “March For Our Lives” Rallies

March 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the “March For Our Lives” rallies taking place across the country:“I marched for two hours with the students in New York and came away inspired by their enthusiasm, steadfastness and focus on electing representatives who support their goals.“The only thing standing in the way of achieving their goals is the president, whose White House today praised the students as courageous. What the students want more...


Schumer Statement on John Bolton Appointment

March 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding John Bolton’s appointment as National Security Advisor.“Mr. Bolton’s tendency to try to solve every geopolitical problem with the American military first is a troubling one. I hope he will temper his instinct to commit the men and women of our armed forces to conflicts around the globe, when we need to be focused on building the middle class here at more...


The #GOPTaxScam: Pink Slips For Thousands Of American Workers And More Than $225 Billion In Corporate Stock Buybacks Going Overwhelmingly To Top Executives And Wealthy Shareholders

March 22, 2018

In the wake of the GOP Tax Scam, major corporations have authorized more than $225 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. It is clear that these share buybacks overwhelmingly help corporate executives and wealthy shareholders - not workers.   Corporate executives are padding their pocketbooks with stock buybacks and laying more...


Schumer Statement on Omnibus Funding Bill

March 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the omnibus funding bill.“Every bill takes compromise, and there was plenty here, but at the end of the day we Democrats feel very good because so many of our priorities for the middle class were included. From opioid funding to rural broadband, and from student loans to child care, this bill puts workers and families more...


Schumer Statement in Response to President’s Attempts to Undermine Special Counsel

March 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the president’s attempts to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller:"The president is floating trial balloons about derailing the Mueller investigation. Our Republican colleagues, particularly the leadership, have an obligation to our country to stand up now and make it clear that firing Mueller is a red line for our democracy that cannot be more...


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...

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