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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...


Schumer Statement on Bipartisan Rejection of Scott Garrett

December 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan rejection of Scott Garrett: "If there was ever somebody who didn't belong at the helm of the Ex-Im bank, it was Scott Garrett. With today's bipartisan rejection of Mr. Garrett, millions of Americans whose jobs and small businesses rely on the bank can breathe a sigh of relief. The White House should now withdraw Mr. Garrett's nomination and quickly nominate a chair that will actually more...


Numbers Don’t Lie: Republicans Said Their Tax Plan Would Bring Better Jobs & Wages To Middle-Class Americans, But Following Senate Passage of GOP Corporate Tax Giveaway, Major Corporations Have Already Announced More Than $70 Billion In Stock Buybacks That Would Benefit Wealthiest Corporate Executives & Investors, Not Workers

December 18, 2017

Despite GOP Promise That Tax Plan Would Lead To More Jobs & Better Wages, Big Corporations Have Already Signaled They Will Prioritize CEO Bonuses And Wealthy Shareholders Over Workers' Wages Or Hiring New Employees New Senate Democrats Report Shows That In Less Than Two Weeks Major Companies Have Already Announced $70+ Billion In Stock Buybacks For Wealthy Shareholders & Investors - Further Evidence That the GOP Plan Would Fail To Significantly Grow Economy And Would Instead Be A more...


Schumer Statement on the GOP Tax Conference Report

December 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Tax Conference's report regarding the final version of the GOP Tax Bill: "Under this bill the working class, middle class and upper middle class get skewered while the rich and wealthy corporations make out like bandits. It is just the opposite of what America needs, and Republicans will rue the day they pass more...


Joined By Retirees, Congressional Democrats Call for Passage of Proposal to Ensure 1.5 Million Retired Workers Across Country Keep Their Earned Pensions

December 13, 2017

Without Congressional Action, The Retirement Benefits Of 1.5 Million Pension Plan Participants Across The Country Could Be At Risk Washington, DC - Joined by retired Teamsters and miners today, Congressional Democrats called for immediate passage of their legislation to ensure the pensions that American workers have earned over a lifetime of work are protected into the future. The legislation would ensure Teamsters, miners, and thousands of other American workers can keep the retirement more...


Video Flashback: Republicans Should Follow 2010 Precedent and Delay Tax Bill Until Senator-Elect Doug Jones Is Seated

December 13, 2017

McConnell: "I think is being clear is that there will be no further action in the Senate thanks to Senator Webb until Scott Brown is sworn in." Thune: "It is now time to start over on a bipartisan approach" Grassley: "there ought to be some pause and to step back and review what's been going on for the last year" VIDEO: Flashback: Republicans should follow 2010 precedent and delay #GOPTaxScam until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is seated. TWITTER FACEBOOK Republican Leader Mitch McConnell more...


Schumer Statement on Doug Jones’ Election to the Senate

December 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on Doug Jones' victory in the Alabama Senate race: "Doug Jones will be an outstanding Senator who will represent Alabama well. He was a great candidate and will be an even better Senator. "Roy Moore was an awful candidate and never should have gotten to the Senate. But make no mistake about it, just like in Virginia, Democrats are energized, focused on the middle class and those struggling to get there, and more...


Senate Democrats Urge Speaker Ryan & Leader McConnell to Continue Bipartisan Budget Negotiations And Forgo Proposed Partisan Funding Bill That Would Underfund Efforts To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Security Agencies like the FBI, Cancer Research, Veterans Healthcare, Rural Infrastructure And More

December 12, 2017

Washington, D.C - Senate Democrats today released a new letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the Republican leaders to continue bipartisan budget negotiations and forgo a proposed partisan funding bill that would underfund efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, security agencies like the FBI, cancer research programs at the NIH, veterans healthcare, rural infrastructure, and more vital domestic programs. The letter, which was signed by 44 Senate more...


Schumer Statement on Treasury Department Analysis Of The Republican Tax Plan

December 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on the Treasury analysis of the GOP Tax Plan: "The latest Treasury "analysis" is nothing more than one page of fake math. It's clear the White House and Republicans are grasping at straws to prove the unprovable and garner votes for a bill that nearly every single independent analysis has concluded will blow up the deficit and generate almost no additional economic activity to make up for it. Let's be clear: no more...


In New Letter, Senate Democrats Tax Bill Conferees Urge GOP To Conduct Conference In Open & Transparent Way – Senators Demand At Least 3 Public Meetings, The Opportunity To Offer Amendments, & Complete Expert Analysis On New Bill’s Economic Impact Before Conference Report is Finalized

December 8, 2017

Neither The House Ways And Means Committee Nor The Senate Finance Committee Held Any Public Hearings Regarding The Bills That Were Reported Out Or Debated In Their Respective Chambers - Senate Dems Urge GOP To Provide More Transparency As House & Senate Debate Final Bill Senators Demand At Least 3 Open Public Meetings, That All Members Be Given Opportunity To Offer Amendments, & A Final Conference Report That Includes Expert CBO & JCT Analysis Senate Dems: A Bill That Would Have more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on White House Meeting

December 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. -Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Congressional Leadership met with the President at the White House "We had a productive conversation on a wide variety of issues. Nothing specific has been agreed to, but discussions continue. "Democrats continue to press for action on the urgent, bipartisan priorities before Congress: to strengthen our national defense with parity for our domestic more...


Schumer Names Senate Democratic Conferees to GOP’s Tax Scam Conference

December 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today named Senate Democrats to serve on a conference committee of Senate and House versions of the GOP tax legislation. "Rather than rush a partisan bill through the Congress that will have a devastating effect on millions of Americans, Republicans should work in a bipartisan way to achieve tax reform that actually benefits the middle class in this country, not the wealthiest or biggest corporations. We have a responsibility to the more...


Schumer Statement Calling on Sen. Franken to Resign

December 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling on Senator Franken to resign: "Senator Franken should resign. "I consider Senator Franken a dear friend and greatly respect his accomplishments, but he has a higher obligation to his constituents and the Senate, and he should step down more...


Schumer: Bank of America Stock Buyback Shows Tax Bill Will Benefit Wealthy Corporations, Not Workers

December 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Bank of America stock buyback: "Bank of America's decision to increase the size of their stock buyback by $5 billion is yet another signal that the GOP tax scam is going to line the pockets of wealthy investors, rather than raising wages for workers. "Big corporations can smell the huge tax cut they have coming, and rather than raising workers' pay or hiring new workers, they're buying back more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on White House Meeting to Discuss Year-End Agenda

December 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after accepting the President's invitation to meet with him and Republican leaders on Thursday to discuss the year-end agenda: "We're glad the White House has reached out and asked for a second meeting. We hope the President will go into this meeting with an open mind, rather than deciding that an agreement can't be reached beforehand. "We need to reach a more...


Schumer Statement on GOP Tax Bill

December 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today gave the following remarks regarding the Republican Tax Bill on the Senate Floor. The remarks can also be viewed here. Mr. President, in just a short time, we'll proceed to a final vote on the Republican tax bill. We understand they have the votes to pass their bill, despite a process and a product that no one can be proud of and everyone should be ashamed of. Historians will mark today as one of the darkest black-letter days in the long more...


Senate Republicans Have Abandoned Years of Concerns About the Debt and Deficit To Push a Tax Giveaway to the Wealthy and Corporations

December 1, 2017

NYT: The Senate's Official Scorekeeper Says the Republican Tax Plan Would Add $1 Trillion to the Deficit. "Senate Republicans' $1.5 trillion tax cut would not pay for itself, according to a report released on Thursday by the nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation. The report is a significant setback for Republicans, who have asserted that the tax cuts would grow the economy enough to cover the cost of the plan. The report of the committee, Congress's official tax scorekeeper, is the latest in more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Congressional Leaders’ Meeting with President Trump

November 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after President Trump tweeted about the bipartisan meeting today at the White House with Congressional leaders: "Given that the President doesn't see a deal between Democrats and the White House, we believe the best path forward is to continue negotiating with our Republican counterparts in Congress instead. Rather than going to the White House for a show more...


The Republican Tax Plan Is Even Worse Than You Thought Before Thanksgiving

November 27, 2017

Washington Post: Senate GOP Tax Bill Hurts The Poor More Than Originally Thought, CBO Finds. "By 2019, Americans earning less than $30,000 a year would be worse off under the Senate bill, CBO found. By 2021, Americans earning $40,000 or less would be net losers, and by 2027, most people earning less than $75,000 a year would be worse off. On the flip side, millionaires and those earning $100,000 to $500,000 would be big beneficiaries, according to the CBO's calculations." Washington more...


Schumer Statement on the Next Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

November 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding the next acting director of the CFPB: "The process for succession laid out in Dodd Frank is clear: Leandra English, not Mick Mulvaney, is the acting director of the CFPB. By attempting to install Mr. Mulvaney as director, the Trump administration is ignoring the established, proper, legal order of succession that we purposefully put in place, in order to put a fox in charge of a hen house. "The CFPB more...

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