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Schumer Statement On DOJ Inspector General’s Report Finding No Political Bias In FBI’s Russia Investigation

December 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the report stating the Department of Justice's Inspector General found no political bias in the FBI's investigation of connections between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia: "The DOJ Inspector General's report makes clear that the predicate for the FBI's investigation was valid and without political bias. This report reiterates the conclusions of the Intelligence Community that Russian more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans’ Latest Promotion Of A Putin-Backed Conspiracy Theory That Falsely Blames Ukraine For 2016 Election Meddling

December 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Senate Republicans' latest promotion of the Putin-backed conspiracy theory that falsely blames Ukraine for interfering in the 2016 elections: "When Vladimir Putin says stoop, Senate Republicans are asking: how low? Putin and his intelligence services disinformation campaign team in Moscow couldn't have cooked up a more useful tool for spreading conjured and baseless conspiracy more...


Senator Baldwin Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

December 6, 2019

"In May, the ENROLL Act passed the House of Representatives," said Senator Baldwin. "But since then, it's been sitting in Majority Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard because Senate Republicans have refused to give it a vote, pass it and get it done. They've made it clear they support Trump's efforts to make it harder for people to sign up for quality, affordable coverage." Washington, D.C. - As the open enrollment deadline for health insurance quickly approaches on December 15, U.S. more...


Schumer Statement On House Passage Of The Voting Rights Advancement Act

December 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act: "The Voting Rights Act is perhaps the most significant piece of civil rights legislation in US history. For more than 50 years, the law stood as a powerful force to prevent the type of racial discrimination in voting that marred our nation's history prior to the bill's passage. The Supreme Court's disastrous more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The FBI Labeling Russia Developed Apps Such As FaceApp Potential Counterintelligence Threat, Urging Sen. McConnell To Take Action To Secure Elections, Calling On Senate GOP To Reject Russian-Promoted Narrative That Falsely Blames Ukraine For 2016 Election Meddling, And Laying Out Democratic Priorities In The Appropriations Process

December 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the FBI letter designating the Russia-based FaceApp as a potential U.S. counterintelligence threat. Senator Schumer also urged Leader McConnell to take action on bipartisan proposals to protect our democracy and election security in NDAA and called on Senate Republicans to reject the unsupported and false narrative promoted by Russia that Ukraine was responsible for 2016 election meddling. Senator more...


Schumer, Pelosi Announce Bicameral Amicus Brief In June Medical Services LLC v. Gee

December 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the filing of a bicameral amicus brief in the case of June Medical Services LLC v. Gee, joined by 36 Senators and 161 Members of the House of Representatives. The case, currently before the Supreme Court, represents a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. "Anti-choice activists are doing everything they can to eliminate American women's ability to make their own healthcare decisions. If the more...


In Response To Schumer Request For National Security & Privacy Review Of FaceApp, FBI Says Any App Or Similar Product Developed In Russia – Including FaceApp – Are A Potential Counterintelligence Threat

December 2, 2019

FBI Responds To Leader Schumer July 2019 Request, Says It Considers Apps Like FaceApp To Be A Potential Counterintelligence Threat FBI Emphasizes That The Data Collection, Privacy And Terms Of Use Policies, And Potential For Russian Gov't Access To User Data Make Russia-Based Applications Potential Security Threats To U.S. Leader Schumer: Now That FBI Confirmed FaceApp And Apps Like It Are Potential Counterintelligence Threats To U.S., Americans Should Consider Deleting Apps Like FaceApp more...


Schumer Statement On the Departure of Navy Secretary Spencer

November 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the departure of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer from the Trump administration: "I just spoke to former Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer. I told him he's a patriot, that he served the Navy and the nation well and he will be missed. Secretary Spencer did the right thing and he should be proud of standing up to President Trump when he was wrong, something too many in this more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Refusal To Commit To Signing The Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act

November 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump this morning refused to commit to signing the bipartisan Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act: "Make no mistake: President Trump's words today do not reflect what the American people or the Congress think about President Xi's oppressive policies toward the people of Hong Kong. For a guy who promised to be tough on China, President Trump's reliable deference to President more...


Leader Schumer, Sen. Cotton Lead Bipartisan Letter To President Trump Requesting He Take Immediate Action To Suspend Approval Of Licenses That Allow Some U.S. Companies To Do Business With Huawei

November 21, 2019

In New Letter To President Trump, Bipartisan Group Of Senators Express Concern With Dept. Of Commerce's Reported Issuance Of Export Licenses, Which Allow Some U.S. Firms To Conduct Business With Huawei, But Without Adequate Assessment Of National Security Risks The Senators Say License Approvals Could Leave U.S. Telecommunications Infrastructure Open To Serious Threats And Note That President Trump Said He Had No Interest In Doing Business With Huawei, And That Natl. Security Experts Widely more...


Schumer Applauds House Passage Of Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act; Calls On President Trump To Quickly Sign Legislation Into Law

November 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act sending the legislation to President Trump’s desk for his signature. Senator Schumer called on President Trump to quickly sign the legislation into law:“With the House passage of the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, Congress is sending a strong message to President Xi and the Chinese Communist more...


Schumer Statement On New Defense Intelligence Agency Assessment That Says President Trump’s Precipitous Withdrawal From Syria Has Strengthened ISIS

November 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after a new DIA assessment, part of a quarterly report disclosed by the Pentagon's inspector general, confirmed that President Trump's precipitous withdrawal of troops from Syria has strengthened the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS): "This new assessment from the Defense Intelligence Agency confirms many of our worst fears: that the president's precipitous withdrawal of troops from northern more...


Senators Schumer, Hassan, Peters Raise Concerns Over Funding Shortfall To State, Local Cybersecurity Support

November 19, 2019

Senators' Letter Follows Outreach From New Hampshire's Information Technology Commissioner About Department Of Homeland Security Proposed Budget Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Gary Peters (D-MI) called on the Department of Homeland Security to resolve the shortfall in funding to the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and the more...


Top Democrats On Key Senate Committees Unveil Principles For Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation

November 18, 2019

New Senate Dem Principles - A Framework For Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation - Would Strengthen Consumer And Civil Rights, Invigorate Competition, Establish Privacy Safeguards And Impose Real Accountability Led By Senators Maria Cantwell (Commerce Committee), Dianne Feinstein (Judiciary Committee), Sherrod Brown (Banking Committee) And Patty Murray (HELP Committee), Senate Democrats Say New Principles Should Be The Baseline For Any Comprehensive Federal Privacy And Data more...


Schumer Statement On Department Of Commerce Granting Huawei Another License Extension

November 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce announced that it will extend the Temporary General License (TGL) to Huawei and its non-U.S. affiliates: "If President Trump and his Commerce Department agree that Huawei is a national security threat, they should start acting like it. Every day President Trump is soft on Huawei, the Chinese Communist Party takes more...


Ahead Of Public Testimony Of Lt. Col. Vindman, Schumer Calls On Pentagon To Protect Military Whistleblowers From Reprisals, And Notify Personnel Of Legal Rights To Make Disclosures To Congress

November 18, 2019

In New Letter To Secretary Of Defense Mark Esper, Leader Schumer Requests That The Defense Department Formally Notify All Civilian And Military Personnel Of Their Legal Rights To Make Protected Disclosures To Congress-Free From Retaliation After Continued Attacks, Leader Schumer Says DOD Officials Must Do More To Protect Whistleblowers Like Lt. Col. Vindman And Cooper, Live Up To Past Commitment To Transparency Leader Schumer To Secretary Esper: They Are Patriots Standing Up For The more...


Schumer Statement On Roger Stone Conviction

November 15, 2019

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after a federal jury convicted Roger Stone, President Trump's longtime confidant, for lying to Congress and witness tampering: "The jury's decision is a victory for truth and sends a powerful and timely message to President Trump and all House and Senate witnesses-past, present, and future-that lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstruction of Congress are crimes and those who commit crimes do so at more...


Schumer Statement Following The School Shooting In California, Calling For A Vote On The House-Passed Bipartisan Universal Background Checks Legislation

November 14, 2019

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response the school shooting today in Santa Clarita, California. Senator Schumer also called on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring H.R. 8, the house-passed, bipartisan universal background checks legislation, up for a vote: "My heart aches for the victims, survivors, their families, and the entire community impacted by today's school shooting in California. The fact that the shooting occurred more...


Schumer Statement After The Republican-Controlled Senate Confirmed Chad Wolf To Be DHS Under Secretary

November 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Republican-controlled Senate confirmed Chad Wolf to be Under Secretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): "By confirming Chad Wolf to, in effect, serve as acting DHS Secretary, Senate Republicans have subverted the Senate's constitutional duty to advise and consent and potentially robbed the Senate from ever voting on a permanent Secretary of more...


In New Letter To U.S. Army Secretary, Leader Schumer Raises Concerns Regarding Army’s Plan To Use TikTok For Recruitment Given The Unanswered Questions About The China-Owned Company’s Potential National Security Risks

November 12, 2019

Leader Schumer Sends Letter To Secretary McCarthy Expressing Concern About U.S. Army Use Of TikTok Platform Amid Growing Concern From Natl. Security Experts About TikTok Use Of User Data,  And On Heels Of Leader Schumer’s Request For Assessment Of Risks,  And Reports Of CFIUS Investigation Into TikTok Parent Company  Leader Schumer Asks Series Of Key Questions, Including Whether Army Has Consulted The Intelligence Community And Department Of Homeland Security About Security Risks, And Whether more...

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