Press Releases

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...


Schumer Statement on Net Neutrality

November 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on the FCC's plan to repeal Net Neutrality rules: "Just as our free highway system helped build jobs in America in the 20th century, Net Neutrality will help build jobs in the 21st century. To take a step back hurts our economy, our job growth and middle-class and working people. It is a more...


Schumer Statement on Supplemental Disaster Relief Funding Request

November 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's request for supplemental disaster relief funding: "This is just not good enough for hurricane-hammered people in Texas, Puerto Rico, Florida and the Virgin Islands and those impacted by wildfires. "The administration's supplemental request shortchanges particularly Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and comes up woefully short of providing all Americans who have more...


Corporate Tax Giveaways Will Benefit Wealthy Shareholders – Not Middle Class Wages or Job Creation

November 17, 2017

Despite claims from Republicans in Congress and in the Administration, corporate tax cuts will benefit corporations and the wealthy - not American workers. Corporate executives admit that they will use the massive windfall created by the Republican tax plan for share buybacks and dividend increases. These corporate tax giveaways will not "trickle down" to American workers. You don't have to take it from us. Even former President Ronald Reagan's OMB Director says corporate rate cuts will more...


Schumer Statement on Sen. Franken

November 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on Senator Franken: "Sexual harassment is never acceptable and must not be tolerated. "I hope and expect that the Ethics Committee will fully investigate this troubling incident, as they should with any credible allegation of sexual more...


Joined By Retired Teamsters & Miners, Senate & House Democrats Unveil New ‘Better Deal’ Proposal To Ensure 1.5 Million Retired Workers Across Country Keep Their Earned Pensions In Full

November 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate and House Democrats today unveiled the latest tenet of their economic agenda, "A Better Deal," which would ensure the pensions that American workers have earned over a lifetime of work are safeguarded and protected into the future. The Democrats' "Better Deal to Save Our Pensions" proposal includes new legislation to ensure Teamsters, miners, and thousands of other American workers can keep the retirement they have earned so their families and livelihoods are not put more...


The Republican Tax Plan Prioritizes The Wealthy And Corporations Over Middle Class – And A New Poll Shows The American People Don’t Like It

November 15, 2017

NEW POLL: AMERICANS KNOW THE REPUBLICAN TAX PLAN WOULD MAINLY BENEFIT THE WEALTHY - AND SAY IT WOULD NOT REDUCE THEIR TAXES. According to the new Quinnipiac Poll, 61% of middle class voters say the wealthy will benefit the most from the Republican tax plan - not the middle class. Only 16% of middle class voters say the Republican tax plan will reduce their taxes. Quinnipiac Assistant Polling Director Tim Malloy: "The sentiment from voters: The GOP tax plan is a great idea, if you are rich. more...


Schumer Statement on CFPB Director Cordray’s Decision to Step Down

November 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Richard Cordray's announcement he will be stepping down as the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB): "Richard Cordray was an ideal person to serve as the first director of the CFPB. He brought energy, passion, and a zealous commitment to doing right by consumers to the job, and has set the mold for all future directors of the CFPB. He'll be sorely missed. "The Trump more...


Schumer Statement on New Senate GOP Tax Bill

November 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on the new Senate GOP tax bill that would make cuts to the corporate rate permanent while sunsetting many provisions for individuals: "With this new proposal, Republicans have put themselves between a rock and a hard place: dramatic tax increases on the middle class or a huge hole in the deficit. "Either tens of millions of taxpayers will pay significantly more the longer this plan is in effect, or a future more...


Schumer Statement on Individual Mandate Repeal Being Added to Tax Bill

November 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding the individual mandate repeal as part of the GOP tax bill: "Republicans just can't help themselves. They're so determined to provide tax giveaways to the rich that they're willing to raise premiums on millions of middle-class Americans and kick 13 million people off their health care. "Rather than learning the lessons from their failure to repeal health care, Republicans are doubling down on the same more...


Schumer Responds to President Trump’s Proposal To Repeal Individual Mandate and Cut Top Tax Bracket Even Further

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement in response to President Trump's proposal to repeal the individual mandate and cut the top tax bracket even further: "Sooner or later, President Trump's core supporters will realize that he's selling them out. This proposal would send premiums for millions of Americans skyrocketing, all so that the wealthy can get an even bigger tax giveaway than they'd get under the original Republican plan. "The President's more...


Schumer Statement on Nomination of Alex Azar for HHS Secretary

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on President Trump's nomination of Alex Azar to be Health and Human Services Secretary: "This confirmation process will be a referendum on the Trump administration's repeated efforts to sabotage our health care system and raise premiums on millions of Americans. "It's time to turn over a new leaf at HHS. The next Health and Human Services Secretary must demonstrate a commitment to lowering Americans' health more...


Schumer Responds to Chairman Brady on SALT Deduction

November 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement in response to Chairman Brady's comments on Fox News Sunday in which he said the House would not pass a tax bill that fully eliminates the SALT deduction, as the Senate bill would do: "The House's so-called 'compromise' would be saying to the middle class we'll only chop off four of your fingers instead of all five. "Both the House and the Senate bills would raise taxes on millions of middle-class families, more...

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