Press Releases

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...


Schumer Statement on Trump Embracing NRA-Backed Proposal to Arm Teachers

February 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s continued embrace of NRA-backed proposals to arm teachers:“Not surprised the NRA reeled President Trump back in. Just amazed at how fast it more...


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...

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