Press Releases

Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans' Refusal To Block Trump Admin’s Relief Of Russia Sanctions

January 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans' refusal to block the Treasury Department's relief of sanctions on three Russian companies. "Forty two Republican senators chose today to stand with Vladimir Putin rather than the American people. The Trump administration has been shamefully and suspiciously weak on President Putin, and the Senate had a chance today to send a strong, bipartisan message that we won't let Putin's more...


PHOTO RELEASE: On The Steps Of The U.S. Capitol, Senate Democrats Show The Faces Of Those Hurt By The Devastating Trump Shutdown And Call On President Trump To Re-Open Government Immediately

January 16, 2019

Despite Rejecting Bipartisan Proposals To Reopen the Government, President Trump Has Threatened To Keep The Government Shut Down For Months Or Even Years If He Does Not Receive Funding For His Ineffective And Expensive Border Wall That He Insisted Mexico Would Pay For     Trump Shutdown Effects Are Widespread And Worsening: Last Friday, An Estimated 800,000 Federal Workers Did Not Receive Their Paychecks And Many Are Working Without Pay. Millions Of Americans Applying For Home And more...


Across The Country, Americans Increasingly Are Suffering From The Trump Shutdown

January 15, 2019

Ohio NASA Engineer: "If you want to fund something, you should not put people out of work and deny American taxpayers access to government services they pay for because you can't get the outcome you want." Colorado Federal Employee: "A shutdown is not a method to resolve controversial political issues." Texas Corrections Officer: "At one point the president talked about months or years. That's not even remotely feasible." ARIZONA Eastern Arizona Courier: Government shutdown: Federal more...


Schumer To Force Senate Vote To Block Trump Administration’s Recent Action To Relax Sanctions Against Three Russian Companies

January 13, 2019

In December, U.S. Treasury Announced Its Intent to Relax Sanctions On Three Russian Companies That Are Largely Controlled By Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Who Is Reported To Have Extensive Ties To Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, Starting 30-Day Clock For Congress To Act Following Senate Committee Review Process, Schumer Has Concluded That Treasury's Proposal Is Insufficient And Senate Must Take Action To Block Sanctions Relief And Right The Trump Administration's Wrong, more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on the President’s Tuesday Evening Address

January 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement on the President’s plans for a televised address Tuesday evening:“The facts are clear: President Trump has the power to stop hurting the country by re-opening the government and ending the Trump Shutdown. “Democrats and an increasing number of Republicans in Congress have repeatedly urged the President and Leader McConnell to end the Trump Shutdown and re-open more...


Schumer Introduces Resolution To Allow For Future Disapproval Of Treasury Action To Terminate Sanctions Against Three Russian Companies

January 4, 2019

U.S. Treasury Announced Intent To Terminate Sanctions On Three Large Russian Companies On December 19th, Starting 30-Day Clock For Congress To Act  Schumer, Brown, Menendez Voiced Concerns About Treasury’s Agreement With The Companies In December; Senate Committee Review Process Is Now Ongoing Schumer: Serious Questions Remain About President Trump’s Relationship With Russia, Treasury’s Ability To Enforce Agreement To End Sanctions On Russian Companies Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senate more...


Senate Republicans Can End the Trump Shutdown. They Just Have To Support Their Own Appropriations Bills

January 4, 2019

Later today, the House will pass two separate bills that would end the Trump shutdown. This appropriations legislation is not partisan - in fact, they contain bills that already had bipartisan support in the Senate last year. As Leader Schumer said on the Senate floor earlier today, “At this point, we need to take the lead here in Congress in the hopes that we can show President Trump the light of reason. We’ve given our Republican colleagues a way out of the shutdown based on more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Democrats’ Action To End The Trump Shutdown

December 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released the following statement on Democrats’ legislation to end the Trump Shutdown, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills, which passed the Senate on the floor or in committee with strong bipartisan support, and separately a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, the same timing that passed the full Senate unanimously:“While President Trump drags the nation into more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Democrats’ Action To End The Trump Shutdown

December 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released the following statement on Democrats’ legislation to end the Trump Shutdown, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills, which passed the Senate on the floor or in committee with strong bipartisan support, and separately a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, the same timing that passed the full Senate unanimously:“While President Trump drags the nation into more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On The Trump Shutdown

December 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement regarding the Trump shutdown:“It's Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve - after he just fired the Secretary of Defense. “Instead of bringing certainty into people’s lives, he’s continuing the Trump Shutdown just to more...


In Light Of Reports That Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Rejected DOJ Ethics Officials’ Advice And Chose Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing Special Counsel Probe, Schumer Demands DOJ Provide Specifics Of Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation And To Investigate Process That Led To Whitaker’s Decision

December 22, 2018

In A New Letter To Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, Schumer Demands Detailed Information Surrounding Mr. Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation— Mr. Whitaker’s Long Public Record Of Bias Against Special Counsel Investigation Raises Serious Concerns Despite DOJ’s Career Ethics Officials Advising Him Otherwise, Mr. Whitaker Has Chosen Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing The Special Counsel Investigation— Schumer Asks Rosenstein To Investigate The Propriety Of Mr. more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Trump Government Shutdown

December 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement on the Trump Government Shutdown: "Regrettably, America has now entered a Trump Shutdown. Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. But instead of honoring his responsibility to the American people, President Trump threw a temper tantrum and convinced House Republicans to push our nation into a destructive Trump more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Passage Of Legislation To Avert A Government Shutdown

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown: “It’s good that our Republican colleagues in the Senate finally realized that they should not shut down the government over a wall that does not have enough support to pass the House or Senate and is not supported by a majority of the country. The American people know the president’s wall is ineffective, expensive, and only serves as more...


Schumer, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Sports Betting Integrity Legislation

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would put in place world-class safety measures to protect consumers, preserve the integrity of sporting events, and ensure the propriety of the sports wagering market. The bill comes after Leader Schumer released a federal framework to protect consumers and the integrity of sports in the wake of the Murphy v. NCAA ruling more...


Schumer Statement On Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Resignation

December 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's resignation: "Ryan Zinke was one of the most toxic members of the cabinet in the way he treated our environment, our precious public lands, and the way he treated the government like it was his personal honey pot. The swamp cabinet will be a little less foul without more...


Schumer Statement On Federal Court Ruling That The Entire Affordable Care Act And All Its Health Care Protections Are Unconstitutional

December 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor’s ruling that the Affordable Care Act, and all its vital health care protections, are unconstitutional:“If this awful ruling is upheld in the higher courts, it will be a disaster for tens of millions of American families, especially for people with pre-existing conditions.“The ruling seems to be based on faulty legal reasoning and hopefully it will be overturned. more...


Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Committee Memberships For The 116th Congress

December 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today announced Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 116th Congress. All memberships have been agreed to by the Democratic Conference and are subject to ratification by the full Senate when the 116th Congress convenes in January. The Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 116th Congress: Agriculture, Nutrition & ForestrySenator Stabenow - Ranking Member Senator Leahy more...


Top Democrats Demand Briefing On Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia—Specifically Regarding Julian Assange’s Presence In Ecuadorian Embassy In London

December 12, 2018

In New Letter To Secretary Pompeo, Top Senate And House Democrats Demand State Department Immediately Brief Congress Regarding Secretary Pompeo’s November 26th Meeting With Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia— Dems Want To Know Whether The Future Of Julian Assange’s Presence In The Ecuadorian Embassy In London Was Discussed Dems Outline Series Of Questions Concerning The Activities Of Both Paul Manafort And Julian Assange Dems To Secretary Pompeo: Congress And The American People more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi Ahead Of White House Meeting

December 10, 2018

Washington, DC - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement ahead of their meeting at the White House:“Republicans still control the House, the Senate, and the White House, and they have the power to keep government open. Our country cannot afford a Trump Shutdown, especially at this time of economic uncertainty. This holiday season, the president knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the more...


Schumer Statement On The Nomination Of William Barr To Be US Attorney General

December 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of William Barr to be US attorney general: "Given President Trump's demonstrated lack of regard for the rule of law and the independence of the American justice system, his nominee for attorney general will have a steep hill to climb in order to be confirmed by the Senate. Mr. Barr must commit - at a minimum - under oath before the Senate to two important things: First, that the more...

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