Press Releases

Schumer Statement on the Budget

October 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution: "This nasty and backwards budget green lights cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in order to give a tax break to big corporations and the wealthiest Americans. It shifts the burden from the wealthy and puts it squarely on the back of the middle class, and blows a hole in the deficit to boot. "I think it will go down in history as one of the worst budgets Congress has more...


Schumer Urges Leader McConnell to Put Murray-Alexander Deal on the Floor

October 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging Leader McConnell to bring the bipartisan healthcare deal reached by Senators Patty Murray and Lamar Alexander to the Senate floor: "I want to thank Senators Murray and Alexander for their hard work, and unwavering commitment to bipartisan solutions when it comes to health care. "Now that a number of Republican Senators have come forward to support this sensible, bipartisan package, I strongly urge more...


Schumer Statement on Rep. Marino’s Drug Czar Nomination Withdrawal

October 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement following the announcement that Congressman Tom Marino has withdrawn his nomination as drug czar: "Rep. Marino's decision to withdraw from consideration as drug czar is the right decision, though the fact that he was nominated in the first place is further evidence that when it comes to the opioid crisis, the Trump administration talks the talk, but refuses to walk the walk. "The opioid crisis demands that the more...


Schumer in Response to VP Pence’s Visit to Buffalo on Tuesday

October 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to Vice President Pence's visit to Buffalo: "When Vice President Pence arrives in Buffalo tomorrow, I hope he's prepared to explain why he wants to hike taxes on thousands of middle-class families in the Buffalo area and across the country. It hurts the middle class; it hammers the New York economy; and it undermines property values. In the three districts in the Western New York area, nearly more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump's Comments On Health Care

October 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump's comments on health care: "For many months, Democrats have been pushing to stabilize the markets and working towards a bipartisan agreement that would keep premiums down for millions of Americans. "I'm hopeful that we are nearing an agreement that makes clear that we have no intention of supporting the President's efforts at sabotage. If he's now supportive of an agreement more...


Schumer Statement on Reports of Military Skirmishes Between Iraqi Government and Kurdish Forces

October 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on reports of military skirmishes between the Iraqi Government and Kurdish Forces "Every ounce of energy and resources the Iraqi government and the Kurdish Peshmerga spend fighting each other should instead be spent fighting ISIS and terrorism in the region. This is especially true when those resources are those sent by the United States I urge the administration to immediately initiate a dialogue between the more...


Editorials Across the Country – Even in Red States – Blast President Trump’s Moves to Undermine the Affordable Care Act

October 16, 2017

USA Today Editorial: Trump sells out your health insurance "Trump's actions are a blatant effort to do himself what Congress refused to do this summer: sabotage the health insurance markets that millions of individual Americans have come to rely on to cover themselves and their families…. Trump's spiteful actions are full of pettiness and partisanship. If his goal is to force congressional Democrats to the bargaining table on health care, he is playing a dangerous game with people's more...


The Trump Administration Is Using Fake Math To Push Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest Americans and Corporations

October 16, 2017

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: "The evidence indicates that most of the benefits from a corporate rate cut would go to those at the top, with only a small share flowing to low- and moderate-income families. Mainstream estimates conclude that more than one-third of the benefit of corporate rate cuts flows to the top 1 percent of Americans, and 70 percent flows to the top fifth. Corporate rate cuts could even hurt most Americans since they must eventually be paid for with other tax more...


In Wake Of President Trump’s Tweets Questioning Long-Term Commitment To Puerto Rico, Senate Dems Release New Letter Urging Administration & FEMA To Immediately Greenlight Federal Funding That Will Allow PR To Complete Long-Term Rebuilding & Recovery Projects Following Hurricane Maria Devastation

October 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democrats today released a new letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long urging the administration to immediately greenlight the federal funds Puerto Rico needs to rebuild and recover following the devastation left by Hurricane Maria. This push comes on the heels of President Trump's recent tweets that threw the federal government's commitment to long-term projects and recovery efforts on the island into question. While Puerto Rico's governor submitted the request more...


Schumer: Despite White House “Study” Corporate Tax Cuts Won’t Boost Wages & Jobs

October 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the White House report that claims GOP tax cuts will lift workers' wages: "President Trump complains about fake news - this fake math is as bad as any of the so-called fake news he has complained about. This deliberate manipulation of numbers and facts could lead to messing up the good economy the president inherited from President Obama and hurting the middle class. "History shows tax cuts more...


Schumer Statement on the JCPOA

October 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the JCPOA: "President Trump's own Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Generals Mattis and Dunford, both said that it's in our national security interest to keep the JCPOA in place and I agree. I believe Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, will heed their more...


Senate Democrats Launch New Website To Bring Constituents & News Outlets Closer To Their Lawmakers & The Legislative Process

October 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Senate Democrats today unveiled their new website, which will overhaul their digital presence by bringing constituents and news outlets closer to their lawmakers and the legislative process. This new website will allow anyone to access op-eds, speeches, press releases, and reports from Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), as well as learn more about individual senators' activities, and see the votes and motions that are transpiring on the Senate Floor in more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on News Reports President Trump Will Cut Off Vital ACA Payments, Spike Premiums

October 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after news reports that President Trump will unilaterally cut off the Cost-Sharing Reduction payments required under the Affordable Care Act, thereby increasing Americans' health premiums by 20 percent or more: "Sadly, instead of working to lower health costs for Americans, it seems President Trump will singlehandedly hike Americans' health premiums. It is a more...


Schumer Statement on New Study Revealing GOP Proposal to Cap State and Local Tax Deductions Would Cost a Trillion Dollars

October 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding a new study from a conservative group revealing that the GOP proposal to cap state and local tax deductions would cost a trillion dollars: "When it comes to the state and local tax deduction, Republicans are playing with an unsolvable Rubik's Cube. As the new estimate from the conservative Tax Foundation reveals, either Republicans continue down a path of proposing half-baked 'solutions', like a new more...


Schumer Statement on the Disaster Relief Package

October 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the disaster relief package:“The disaster relief package is an important step forward on the road to recovery for the areas hit hard by recent storms and wildfires, but it cannot be the final step.“It’s absolutely critical that Congress take up and pass another supplemental to help Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Texas, Florida, and all areas affected by the recent storms and wildfires fully more...


Schumer Statement on Preserving Judicial Blue Slip Process In the Senate

October 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to Senator McConnell’s dismissal of the use of blue slips:“The Senate has fewer and fewer mechanisms that create bipartisanship and bring people to an agreement. The blue slips are one of them. It’s just a shame that Senator McConnell is willing to abandon it for circuit court judges. “We hope that Chairman Grassley, who has always believed in the traditions of the Senate, more...


Schumer Statement on the Repeal of the Clean Power Plan

October 10, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the EPA’s decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan:“At a time when Americans are experiencing extreme and dangerous weather more frequently than ever before, the last thing we should do is roll back actions to combat climate more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Trump Administration's Immigration Principles

October 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement after the Trump Administration released immigration principles Sunday evening:“The Administration can't be serious about compromise or helping the Dreamers if they begin with a list that is anathema to the Dreamers, to the immigrant community and to the vast majority of Americans.“We told the President at our meeting that we were open to reasonable border more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration’s Move to Roll Back Access to Birth Control

October 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement following the Trump Administration’s decision to roll back the Affordable Care Act birth control mandate:“This outrageous decision rips a fundamental right away from millions of hard working women in the workplace, risking their access to the critical healthcare coverage they depend on and have earned. We have long turned the page on the days when a boss could stand in between a woman and her own healthcare more...


Schumer Remarks on State and Local Tax Deductions In GOP Tax Plan

October 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks during a press conference regarding the state and local tax deductions in the GOP tax plan:Okay, good afternoon everybody. And as you know I’ve been focused on tax reform for the last few weeks. And today, I want to talk about something that I think is the Achilles heel - one of them - but the first to be prominent, of the Republican tax plan. And that is the repeal of state and local deducibility. First, I’d like to show more...

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