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Schumer Statement On Report That President Trump Again Surrendered To NRA And Will Not Support Meaningful Legislation To Address Gun Violence Epidemic

November 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to a report that President Trump is abandoning his commitment to pass background checks legislation to combat gun violence after a string of mass shootings this summer: "President Trump has no one to blame but himself for breaking his promise to strengthen background checks and curb gun violence in a meaningful way. Despite our skepticism - based on past experiences - that the president was more...


Schumer Blasts OMB For Abysmal Response To Senate Democrats’ Questions On Continued Delays To Puerto Rico Disaster Funding

October 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after receiving a written response from the Office and Management and Budget (OMB) to a September 12th letter from Schumer and Senate Committee on Appropriations Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to the heads of OMB and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regarding Puerto Rico’s inability to access more than $18.4 billion in federally appropriated resources to assist with rebuilding disaster-devastated areas. more...


Schumer Calls On Secretary Of The Army To Protect Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, Key Witness In House Impeachment Inquiry, From Professional And Personal Retaliation For Testifying Before Congress

October 30, 2019

Leader Schumer Requests Top Army Leaders Ensure Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman Is Protected Both Professionally And Personally From Retaliation After He Testified To Congress About President Trump's July 25 Call With The President Of Ukraine Schumer Asks Army Secretary And Army Chief Of Staff To Provide Update On Steps The Army Is Taking To Protect Lt. Colonel Vindman In The Coming Weeks And Months From Retribution For Testifying To Congress Schumer To Top Army Leadership: Speak Out In more...


Schumer Statement On The Passing Of Former Senator Kay Hagan

October 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the passing of former Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC): “I just spoke to Kay Hagan’s husband Chip and I told him that from the moment I first met Kay Hagan, I knew that she was special—and she remained that way every day since. She was an amazing force: never loud, but always strong; effective; hardworking; dedicated; principled, and just a kind-hearted person. Boy will we miss more...


Sens. Schumer, Warner, Murray, And Wyden Announce Democrats Will Force Major Senate Floor Vote As Early As Wednesday To Reverse Harmful Trump Admin. Rule That Could Sabotage Americans’ Health Care And Roll Back Pre-Existing Condition Protections For Millions

October 28, 2019

In One Of This Year’s Most Significant Policy Votes, Senate Democrats Will Force A Majority-Threshold Vote This Week On Resolution To Undo Trump Administration’s Rule That That Threatens Pre-Existing Condition Protections For Millions Of Americans This Week’s Vote Will Be The Third In A Series Of Roll Call Votes Democrats Will Force Over Several Weeks To Attempt To Breathe Life Into Leader McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard Senate Democrats To Senate Republicans: Live Up To Your Empty more...


Schumer Statement On Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Raid

October 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after reports that President Trump announced that U.S. special forces carried a raid in Northwestern Syria, resulting in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: "The death of al-Baghdadi is great victory for the safety of our country and the safety of our allies and partners abroad. All Americans especially salute the special operations forces who executed this mission, the intelligence community whose more...


Senator Duckworth Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

October 25, 2019

"The stakes are climbing higher every day, with more Kurds dying, more ISIS prisoners escaping, more children fleeing, and Russia and Iran gaining more power with each tick of the clock," said Senator Duckworth. "Bipartisan congressional majorities have spent the past two weeks pleading with President Trump to reverse the course he's set us on. But it's up to the president to stop trying to justify his bad decisions and do the right thing." Washington, D.C. - After President Trump's more...


Leader Schumer Unveils New Clean Cars For America Climate Proposal, A Transformative Plan To Reduce Number Of Carbon-Emitting Cars On The Road, Create Jobs, And Accelerate Transition Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

October 25, 2019

Leader Schumer's New Proposal Would Make Clean Cars And Charging Stations Available To All Americans And Will Help Meet Carbon Emissions Targets Scientists Say We Must Reach To Avoid Most Devastating Effects Of Climate Change, All While Stimulating An American-Made Manufacturing Supply Chain For Clean Cars Clean Cars For America Proposal Would Result In 63 Million Fewer Carbon-Emitting Cars On Roads And Is Supported By Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR) And Sherrod Brown more...


Leader Schumer, Senator Cotton Request Assessment Of National Security Risks Posed By China-Owned Video-Sharing Platform, TikTok, A Potential Counterintelligence Threat With Over 110 Million Downloads In U.S., Alone

October 24, 2019

Leader Schumer And Senator Cotton Request Rigorous Assessment And Subsequent Briefing Of National Security Risks Posed By TikTok, An Application Owned By Beijing-Based ByteDance That Falls Under Jurisdiction Of China's Intelligence, Natl. Security, And Cybersecurity Laws And Boasts Over 110 Million Downloads In U.S. The Senators Express Concerns About National Security And Cybersecurity Risks Surrounding TikTok, And Emphasize That TikTok Could Be Potential Target Of Foreign Influence more...


Schumer Statement On House GOP Members Disrupting Scheduled Impeachment Probe Testimony In SCIF

October 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the organized effort by the House GOP to disrupt the testimony of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper that resulted in a delay of her testimony: "This stunt from House Republicans is designed to intimidate people from revealing the truth - hardly the hallmark of a democracy. It's outrageous - but not surprising - more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Decision To Lift Sanctions Against Turkey

October 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump announced his latest nonsensical and counterproductive foreign policy decision to lift sanctions against Turkey: "President Trump's latest announcement that he will lift sanctions on Turkey after despots like Assad, Erdogan, and Putin already got everything they wanted is another nonsensical and counterproductive foreign policy decision. President Trump's announcement more...


Senate Democrats Convene U.S. Senate Democratic Latino Summit

October 23, 2019

Senate Democrats Host Eva Longoria Bastón, José Andrés, And Other Latino Leaders From Across The Country At A Time Of Devastating Attacks On The Latino Community, Senate Democrats And Latino Leaders Focus On Addressing The Most Pressing Challenges Facing The Community Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chair, Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chair, Senate Democratic more...


Schumer Statement Following Vote Resolution To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Cap Of Salt Deduction, Which Is Costing Homeowners Tens-Of-Thousands Of Dollars And Undermining Many Other State Tax Credits

October 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Senate vote on the a resolution to nullify recent IRS rules blocking critical state workarounds to harmful state and local tax (SALT) deduction caps and restore states' ability to work around the these caps, allowing homeowners to again fully retain their SALT deduction and many other important state tax credits: "Today, Democrats took action to reverse the damage done by the more...


Schumer Decries Trump Administration Refusal To Brief All Senators On Syria Policy And Anti-ISIS Plan, Announces Special Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting Tomorrow With Brett McGurk, Former Special Presidential Envoy For The Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today announced on the Senate floor that on Wednesday, Senate Democrats will hold a special Democratic Caucus meeting with former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS Brett McGurk to discuss President Trump's disastrous decision to abruptly pull out of Syria and how it has led to a resurgence of ISIS in the region. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The president's more...


Leader Schumer, Senators Wyden And Menendez, Announce Senate Democrats Will Force Senate Floor Vote Wednesday To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Cap Of Salt Deduction, Which Is Costing Homeowners Tens-Of-Thousands Of Dollars And Undermining Many Other State Tax Credits

October 22, 2019

Under The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Can Force A Majority-Threshold Vote Wednesday On The Resolution To Nullify The IRS's Rule Blocking Homeowners' Ability To Work Around Harmful GOP Tax Law Caps On SALT Deduction Wednesday's Vote Will Be The Second In A Series Of Roll Call Votes Democrats Will Force Over Several Weeks To Reverse Leader McConnell's Legislative Graveyard For Bills To Help Improve Americans Lives Senate Democrats: The GOP Tax Bill And These Unfair IRS more...


Schumer: Trump Admin Sabotage Of Health Care Law Is Preventing Americans From Saving More On Premiums

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the news that average monthly premiums for insurance plans offered through the ACA's marketplace will see a 4-percent decline in 2020. Senator Schumer also criticized Senate Republicans for blocking legislation introduced by Democrats to further reduce health care costs for millions of Americans as they continue to pursue repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the courts. "That health care more...


NEW VIDEO: Leading Republicans Outside Congress Put Country Over Party, Support Impeachment Inquiry

October 21, 2019

Despite radio silence from many Congressional Republicans and continued stonewalling from the Trump administration, some Republican leaders from across the country are putting country over party and speaking out in support of the House impeachment inquiry. TWITTER FACEBOOK Former White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster: REPORTER: Is it appropriate for the president of the United States to solicit foreign interference in our political process? MCMASTER: Of course no. No, it's more...


Leader Schumer Demands Information From Acting DNI Director And Intelligence Community IG On How They Are Protecting The Security Of IC Whistleblower Amid Growing Concern That President Trump Or Others May Disclose Whistleblower’s Identity

October 21, 2019

In New Letter to Acting DNI Director and Intelligence Community Inspector General, Leader Schumer Notes Growing Concern for Safety and Security of Intelligence Community Whistleblower Amid Ongoing, Public Attacks from President Trump and Continued Threats to Expose His or Her Identity Leader Schumer Demands Information from Appropriate Authorities on Their Plans to Ensure the Security of the Whistleblower, And Others Who May Come Forward Leader Schumer to Acting DNI Director And more...


1000 Days Of Firings, Resignations, And Withdrawals: President Trump’s Government-By-Chaos Is Failing The American People

October 18, 2019

At The Highest Levels, The Trump Administration Has Been Marred By A Continuous Stream Of Firings And Resignations. The Trump administration has consistently failed to work for the American people in part because of an extraordinary number of firings and resignations, many of them due to outrageous scandals and infighting within the Trump administration. According to data published by the Associated Press, more than half of the 42 individuals who have served in top Trump administration more...


SENATORS DURBIN, WYDEN, HIRONO, ROSEN AND ASSISTANT SPEAKER LUJÀN STAND WITH DACA SCOTUS PLAINTIFFS AND IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO PROTECT DREAMERS

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Assistant Speaker and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Member Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-03), joined plaintiffs in the upcoming DACA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and immigration advocates to call on Congress to pass legislation that would offer permanent protection from more...

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