Press Releases

Leader Schumer to Speaker Ryan: Immediately Remove Rep. Nunes as House Intelligence Committee Chairman and Rein In House GOP’s Efforts To Sow Conspiracy Theories & Attack The Integrity And Credibility Of Federal Law Enforcement, All To Protect President Trump And Undermine Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation

February 1, 2018

Schumer’s Demands to Ryan to Rein in House GOP and Remove Rep. Nunes from House Intelligence Committee Comes In Wake Of Recent Actions Taken By Nunes - Including News That He Changed A Committee-Approved Classified Document Before It Was Sent To The White House - And The Fact That, Under Speaker Ryan’s Leadership, The House GOP Has Not Taken Credible Action To Fully Address Russia’s Meddling In The 2016 U.S. Elections Under Speaker Ryan’s Leadership, Schumer Says Dangerous Partisanship Among more...


In New Letter To DNI Director Coats, Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Demands Answers On Top Russian Spy Chief’s Seemingly Authorized Trip To U.S. And His Meetings With U.S. Intel Officials; Letter Comes In Wake Of Trump Admin’s Announcement Of No New Sanctions On Russia

February 1, 2018

A Chief Russian Spy Official, Sergey Naryshkin, Was Allowed Into The U.S. Just Last Week To Meet With American OfficialsLeader Schumer Demands Answers From DNI Director Coats To Know Why The Red Carpet Was Rolled Out For Naryshkin, Only A Year After The U.S. Intel Community Unanimously Concluded That Russia Interfered In Our Elections & Just Days Before The Trump Administration’s Decision To Take Virtually No Action To Impose A Price On Putin & His Cronies For Their Interference In The more...


Schumer Statement on Rep. Nunes Altering GOP Memo Before Transmitting it to the White House

January 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on Rep. Schiff's letter to Chairman Nunes after discovering that the GOP memo transmitted to the White House for review had been materially altered from the original version voted on by the Committee and presented to House Members the previous week. "It's clear that Chairman Nunes will seemingly stop at nothing to undermine the rule of law and interfere with the Russia probe. He's been willing to carry the White more...


Schumer Response to the State of the Union

January 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump's first State of the Union. "After a long and divisive year, many Americans were yearning for the President to present a unifying vision for the country. Unfortunately, his address tonight stoked the fires of division instead of bringing us closer more...


Schumer Demands Trump Administration Come Clean On Russian Intel Head’s Visit To United States

January 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks on the Trump Administration's refusal to enforce sanctions against Russia. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Throughout his term in office, President Trump has failed time and time again to stand up to Vladimir Putin, despite the assault that he carried out on our democracy in the 2016 elections. Now that President Trump has decided not to implement the sanctions that Congress passed, with more...


The Real Impact of the #GOPTaxScam: Another Broken Promise to the Middle Class

January 30, 2018

The #GOPTaxScam Means Giveaways to Wealthy Investors and Corporate Executives: Despite promising a "middle class miracle," the Republican tax plan overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and big corporations. Since the Senate tax bill passed, corporations have authorized $125 billion in stock buybacks, including more than $40 billion since final passage. If the words of key corporate executives and analysts are any indication, more is on the way. The #GOPTaxScam Has Come With Large Layoffs Across more...


Broken Promises to the Middle Class: After Promising to Work for the “Forgotten Man,” Trump and Republicans Have Rigged the System Against Working Americans

January 30, 2018

Time and time again, the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have undermined consumer and environmental protections, empowering corporations over working Americans. Trump and Republicans have stripped Americans of the ability to take legal recourse when taken advantage of by major corporations. When presented with a choice between clean water and the interests of fossil fuel companies, Republicans and the Trump administration repealed rules designed to protect drinking water from more...


Schumer, Pelosi Announce Democratic Responses to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

January 25, 2018

Congressman Joe Kennedy III Will Lead Response; First Hispanic Female Immigrant Elected to Virginia House Delegate Elizabeth Guzman Will Deliver Democrats' Spanish Language Response Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced that Congressman Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's joint address to Congress next week. Leaders Pelosi and Schumer also more...


This Big Bank Just Proved Why the GOP Tax Law Is a Scam for the American People

January 24, 2018

Yesterday, Wells Fargo announced what they are really doing with their massive corporate giveaway - a huge share buyback. At current share prices, this new buyback is a $22 billion boon to the corporation and their wealthy shareholders. "Wells Fargo has approximately 4.9 billion shares outstanding. The Wells Fargo board of directors also increased the company's authority to repurchase common stock by an additional 350 million shares." [Press Release, 1/23/18] In December, Wells Fargo issued more...


Who’s Responsible For The #TrumpShutdown? President Trump And Republican Dysfunction

January 20, 2018

PRESIDENT TRUMP Washington Post: 'Negotiating With Jell-O': How Trump's Shifting Positions Fueled The Rush To A Shutdown. "After the president ordered cameras out of the Cabinet Room that day, the group delved into the details. Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump's homeland security secretary, and her staff passed out a four-page document on the administration's 'must haves' for any immigration bill - a hard-line list that included $18 billion for Trump's promised border wall, eliminating the diversity more...


Republicans Know They Are Blamed for the #TrumpShutdown – And So Do the American People

January 20, 2018

REPUBLICANS - INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP - SAY THEY ARE BLAMED FOR THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN President Donald Trump: "'It's Trump - they're going to blame me no matter what,' the president told aides on Friday." [Politico, 1/20/18] Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): "To believe that you can successfully blame Democrats for a shutdown over the DACA debate is naïve." [NYT, 1/15/18] Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "I think it's a loser for everybody, but it's probably more of a loser if you're in more...


SENATE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE MAJOR MILESTONE IN FIGHT TO PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY: ENTIRE SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS NOW COSPONSORING LEGISALTION TO REVERSE FCC’S RECENT VOTE AND FULLY RESTORE THE 2015 OPEN INTERNET ORDER

January 16, 2018

With All 49 Democratic Senators Planning To Cosponsor Senator Markey's Resolution Of Disapproval, Dems Urge Republicans To Back Bill - Now That Republican Senator Collins Announced Her Support, Only One More Republican Senator Is Needed To Pass The Legislation In The Senate Democrats Will Force Vote On The Legislation Later This Year -- Republicans Will Have To Choose Whether To Do The Bidding Of Big ISPs And Major Corporations Or Average Consumers, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses Senate more...


MORE TAX BILL FALLOUT: WALMART CLOSES DOZENS OF SAM’S CLUB STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

January 11, 2018

Further revealing that the Trump-Republican tax bill is designed to benefit the largest corporations and their shareholders, not working Americans, Walmart today announced it is closing 63 Sam's Club stores around the country. Despite initial press releases touting short-term worker benefits, the real response of companies like Walmart to the Republican tax bill has been to ensure that its already high-paid executives and wealthy shareholders reap the overwhelming benefit, leaving thousands of more...


Shaheen and Hassan Hold Press Conference to Call for $25 Billion Investment in Budget Agreement to Combat the Opioid Crisis

January 9, 2018

**The $25 billion proposal over two years would be invested in SAMHSA, CDC, FDA, NIH, HRSA, Medicare and Medicaid** **CDC recently confirmed that the opioid crisis has spread so fiercely that it has reversed the national trend towards longer life expectancy for two years in a row--the first time this has happened since the early 1960's** Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to announce a Democratic proposal for $25 more...


SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UPDATED SENATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE 115TH CONGRESS, 2nd SESSION

January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today announced the Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress. All memberships have been ratified by the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and are expected to be ratified by the full Democratic Caucus later today. Note that with the exception of JEC, which has a two vote margin by statue, all Senate committees will now have a one vote margin. The Senate Democratic committee more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Further Sabotaging the Health Care System

January 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's proposed changes to existing health care regulations: "The administration's announcement today is disturbingly consistent with an administration clearly hell-bent on sabotaging the health insurance markets and sending premiums soaring for millions of Americans. This regulation is simply a roundabout attempt to allow for the sale of junk insurance, which would actually more...


Schumer Statement on the Dissolution of President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

January 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's decision to dissolve the Election Integrity Commission: "The commission never had anything to do with election integrity. It was instead a front to suppress the vote, perpetrate dangerous and baseless claims, and was ridiculed from one end of the country to the other. This shows that ill-founded proposals that just appeal to a narrow group of people won't work, and we hope more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Meeting of Congressional Leaders and Administration Officials

January 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after meeting with Bicameral Republican Leadership and Administration officials: "We had a positive and productive meeting and all parties have agreed to continue discussing a path forward to quickly resolve all of the issues ahead of more...


A Big Red “F”: In 2017, Trump and Republican Senate Fall Behind Recent Presidencies, Rig the System Against Working Americans

December 21, 2017

In 2017, Senate Republicans and President Trump have failed the middle class. Instead of working on productive, bipartisan bills that would improve the lives of millions of Americans, Republicans have advanced special interest priorities and repealed commonsense consumer protections. In the first year under previous administrations, the Senate focused on positive, impactful legislation that would make a difference in Americans' lives. But under President Trump, Republicans in Congress have more...


Schumer Remarks at Stakeout on the GOP Tax Bill

December 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the vote on the GOP Tax Bill: I'm proud to be joined by my colleagues Senators Wyden; ranking member of finance, Senator Murray; ranking member of HELP, and Senator Sanders; ranking member of budget. Now, our Republican colleagues have indicated they intend to schedule votes later today on their final tax bill. They will rue the day they did it. Given the bill's substance, it's no surprise more...

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