Press Releases

Schumer Statement on the NRA’s Influence Over President Trump and Congressional Republicans on Gun Safety

February 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the NRA’s influence over President Trump and congressional Republicans on gun safety:“The NRA is once again spewing pathetic, out of touch ideas, blaming everything but guns. In the past, even after horrible shootings and empathetic words, President Trump and congressional Republicans have toed the NRA line. The real test of President Trump and the Republican Congress is not words and empathy, but more...


Following Recent Mueller Indictments In Russia Investigation, Schumer & Klobuchar Call On Trump Administration To Issue Public Report On Russia Efforts To Interfere In 2018 Elections, & Call For Major Increase In Federal Funds To Protect Integrity Of American Elections

February 21, 2018

Senators Klobuchar & Schumer Release Senate Democrats’ Letter To Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats And Secretary Of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Urging Them To Provide The People On The Front Lines Of Our Democratic Process With The Information & Tools Needed To Combat Russian Cyber ThreatsDemocratic Leaders Schumer & Pelosi Also Joined Top Appropriators In Releasing Letter To Leader McConnell And Speaker Ryan, Urging They Significantly Increase Funding In Upcoming more...


Schumer Statement on Gun Safety Proposals and Legislation

February 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator ChuckSchumer today released the following statement regarding gun safety proposals and legislation: “Republicans in Congress and in the White House, led by President Trump, have held fast to the belief that better laws won’t curb the epidemic of gun violence in this country. That they are now reversing that belief and exploring policy changes to curb gun violence is a welcome shift.“However, there are serious problems with the president’s approach. First, his more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration’s Short-Term Health Insurance Plans

February 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the administration’s latest attempt at undermining the Affordable Care Act. “Since day one, the Trump administration playbook on health care has been to sabotage the marketplaces, jack up costs and premiums for millions of middle-class Americans. Then - as a supposed life-line to a self-inflicted crisis - offering junk insurance that fails to offer protections for those with pre-existing conditions more...


SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE TRAGIC MASS SHOOTINGS, JUST-RELEASED TRUMP BUDGET WOULD CRIPPLE GUN BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM, ALLOWING DANGEROUS PEOPLE TO GET GUNS; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO UNDO WRONGHEADED CUT & ENSURE GUN CHECKS CONTINUE

February 18, 2018

In the wake of the tragic Parkland, Florida shooting that took the lives of 17 innocent individuals, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that the just-released White House budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 makes millions of dollars in cuts to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). NICS is used by law enforcement to check records on individuals who may be prohibited from purchasing firearms. Over 90 percent of the public supports a background check system on more...


Schumer Statement on Special Counsel Mueller’s Indictments of Russian Nationals & Organizations For Meddling in the 2016 U.S. Elections

February 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding special counsel Mueller’s indictments of Russian nationals and organizations for meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections:“Special Counsel Mueller’s indictments are further proof that Vladimir Putin directed a campaign to interfere with our elections, with the goal of tipping the outcome.“Given these indictments, President Trump should implement the sanctions that Congress has passed immediately. The more...


Schumer Statement on Commerce Department’s Recommendations to Impose New Limits on Steel & Aluminum Imports

February 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Commerce Department’s recommendations to impose new limits on steel and aluminum imports:“We’ve been asking over a year for the Trump administration to crack down on China’s predatory practices on aluminum and steel. The Commerce Department’s recommendations today we hope are the beginning of efforts by this administration to finally get tough on China and help level the playing field for more...


Schumer Statement on Failure of President Trump’s Immigration Plan

February 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the failure of President Trump’s immigration plan. “This vote is proof that President Trump’s plan will never become law. If he would stop torpedoing bipartisan efforts, a good bill would more...


Schumer Statement on Immigration Negotiations

February 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding ongoing immigration negotiations:“This is one of the hardest issues Congress has had to grapple with in recent years. Each side has had to give a great deal, but we are closer than we have ever been to passing something in the Senate to help the more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Budget Proposal

February 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding President Trump’s budget proposal: “It is utterly astounding that just six weeks after slashing taxes on the wealthy and biggest corporations, creating a huge deficit, the president asks older Americans and middle-class Americans to make up the difference by slashing Medicare and Medicaid. While corporations reap billions in tax giveaways, older Americans who at least knew if they got sick when they got more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

February 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding President Trump’s infrastructure proposal: “The president’s infrastructure proposal would do very little to make our ailing infrastructure better, but would put unsustainable burdens on our local government and lead to Trump tolls all over the country, all while undermining important protections like Buy America. It is a plan to appease his political allies, not to rebuild the country. Democrats want to more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Release the Democratic Memo

February 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s refusal to release the Democratic memo voted on by the House Intelligence Committee. “The President’s double standard when it comes to transparency is appalling. The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it could show information that’s harmful to him. Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: what is he more...


Schumer Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

February 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the passage of the bipartisan budget agreement. “What makes Democrats proudest of this bill is that after a decade of cuts to programs that help the middle class, we have a dramatic reversal. Funding for education, infrastructure, fighting drug abuse, and medical research will all, for the first time in years, get very significant increases, and we have placed Washington on a path to deliver more more...


SPECIAL REPORT: In 2018, Corporate Windfall from GOP Tax Scam Overwhelmingly Funneled to Pockets of Corporate Executives and Wealthy Shareholders through Nearly $100 Billion in Corporate Share Buybacks

February 7, 2018

Just over one month into 2018, it's clearer than ever that the GOP Tax Scam overwhelmingly benefits corporate CEOs and wealthy shareholders. While Republicans want working American families to thank them for $1.50 a week, corporate executives have been authorizing schemes to put billions in their own pockets - and in numerous cases announcing major layoffs of American workers. Less than forty days into 2018, banks, oil and tobacco companies, and other corporations have announced nearly $100 more...


Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Announces Return to Previous Leadership On Senate Foreign Relations & Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committees

February 6, 2018

Senator Menendez Will Resume Role as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Senator Ben Cardin Will Return to Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee As Ranking Member Committee Changes Were Ratified By The Full Senate Democratic CaucusWashington, DC - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced that, in accordance with caucus rules, Senator Bob Menendez will resume his position as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. more...


Schumer Statement Calling on President Trump to Approve the Release of the Democratic Memo

February 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling on President Trump to quickly approve the release of the Democratic memo. “Now that the House Intelligence Committee has acted, the president should move quickly - in conjunction with the DOJ and FBI - and release the Schiff memo and, in turn, provide full transparency to allow the public to make their own judgement on the facts of the case. The president decided the public deserved to see the Nunes more...


Schumer Statement on Reports That The CFPB Is Freezing Equifax Probe After Tax Bill Provides Massive Cuts to Corporations

February 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement following Reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has decided to halt their probe into Equifax:“If you needed further proof that the Trump administration is rigging the system to benefit the most egregious corporate actors - all at the expense of hard-working Americans - look no further than the administration’s decision to install Mick Mulvaney at the CFPB. First the Trump more...


Schumer Calls on President Trump to Support Release of Democratic Memo

February 4, 2018

After Release of Partisan, Selective Memo, Schumer Urges President Trump to Support Release of Democratic Memo To Ensure Whole Truth Is PublicIf President Trump Truly Believes Law Enforcement Acted Improperly, He Would Support the Release of More Information to Bolster His Case Schumer to Trump: Release Both Memos for Full Transparency WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called on President Trump to support the release of House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff's memo more...


Top Senate & House Democrats Warn President Trump: To Use Nunes Memo as Pretext for Firing Deputy AG Rosenstein, Special Counsel Mueller or other DOJ Leadership Would be Viewed As an Attempt to Obstruct Justice in Russia Investigation

February 2, 2018

Just-Released Partisan & Misleading Memo Seeks to Discredit The Russia Investigation, Deputy AG Rosenstein, and the Hard-Working Men & Women of the FBI as a Means of Protecting President TrumpTop Democrats in Both Chambers Pen Letter to President Trump Warning Him Against Using Nunes Memo As Justification for Firing Rosenstein or Special Counsel MuellerTop Dems to President Trump: We Would View Using Nunes Memo to Fire Rosenstein or Mueller As Attempt to Obstruct Justice & Would more...


In Wake of Republicans’ Massive Corporate Tax Giveaway, Corporations Have Laid Off Thousands of American Workers, Lined Corporate Executives’ Pockets with More than $50 Billion in Announced Share Buybacks in First Days of 2018

February 1, 2018

In the wake of Republicans’ massive corporate tax giveaways, big banks, oil and tobacco companies, and other corporations have announced more than $50 billion on stock buybacks in the first days of 2018. These buybacks flow directly to the pockets of corporate executives - not American workers. Since the Senate Republican tax bill passed in December, corporations have authorized $136 billion on corporate share buybacks. Big Corporations have pocketed their windfalls and laid off American more...

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