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Schumer Statement On Senate Intelligence Committee’s Bipartisan Report On Russia’s Interference In 2016 U.S. Election

October 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's bipartisan report detailing Russia's efforts to sow discord during the 2016 U.S. presidential election: "Today's bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee report makes it crystal clear to everyone that Vladimir Putin exploited social media to spread false information in the 2016 elections and that the Senate must take action to ensure Americans more...


Senate Democrats, Led By Sens. Schumer, Warren, Murray, And Kaine, Demand Sec. DeVos Take Immediate Action To Fix Dept. Of Ed’s Gross Mismanagement Of Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program After GAO Found The Admin Rejected 99 Percent Of TEPSLF Applicants And Used Only 4 Percent Of Appropriated Funds

October 8, 2019

In New Letter To Secretary Betsy DeVos, Senate Dems. Express Outrage And Demand Corrective Action Following Government Accountability Office (GAO) Report Detailing Severe Flaws In Dept. Of Education's Implementation Of Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (TEPSLF), Including An Inaccessible, Needlessly Complicated Application Process And Other Unnecessary Barriers To Applicants Seeking Loan Forgiveness Senate Democrats Highlight Deep Consequences Of Dept. Of Education's Mismanagement, more...


Schumer Statement On September Jobs Report

October 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the September jobs report from the Department of Labor: "Today's jobs report from the Department of Labor shows a continuing slump in the manufacturing sector and that wage growth was flat, further evidence that the Trump-GOP economic policies, which the president promised would revitalize both, are failing. "It's depressing that instead of working with Democrats on major infrastructure legislation to more...


In New Letter, Sens. Wyden & Schumer Formally Request IRS Investigate NRA For Potential Tax Law Violations And Determine Whether NRA Should Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status

October 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., today referred the findings of the report, The NRA and Russia: How a Tax-Exempt Organization Became a Foreign Asset to the IRS and requested the agency investigate the NRA's potential violations of tax laws along with other publicly reported allegations of self-dealing to determine whether the NRA should lose its tax-exempt status. The Senators write, "The more...


Schumer Statement In Response To The D.C. Circuit Court’s Net Neutrality Decision

October 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the court ruling partially upholding the FCC's order to end net neutrality after Leader McConnell refused to bring House-passed legislation that would have preserved net neutrality to the Senate floor: "It's appalling that the Senate Republicans have abandoned our responsibility to protect American consumers and left it up to states to save the internet. By burying in his legislative graveyard more...


Schumer Statement On Report That President Trump Told Russian Officials He Was Not Concerned About Moscow’s Interference In The 2016 Election

September 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the report that President Trump told two senior Russian officials in an Oval Office meeting that he was not concerned about Moscow's interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election: "If true, the reports that President Trump may have told close associates of Putin that he didn't mind Russian interference in the US elections are extremely harmful to both our national security and the more...


While American Families Demand Senate Action To Address Gun Violence, Secure Our Elections, And Provide Better Health Care At Lower Costs, Senator Mitch McConnell Continues To Bury Bills In His Legislative Graveyard

September 27, 2019

The House and Senate have a responsibility to conduct thorough oversight and pass legislation designed to improve the lives of the American people. But unfortunately, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical legislation that already has bipartisan support. More than 200 House-passed bills are buried in Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard, and that number continues to grow. "Long before more...


Schumer Statement On New Senate Finance Committee Report Detailing The NRA’s Relationship With Russia And New Evidence That NRA Potentially Violated U.S. Tax And Sanctions Laws

September 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden's (D-OR) report stemming from an 18-month investigation into the NRA's relationship with Russia and potential violations of U.S. tax and sanctions laws: "The report from the Senate Finance Committee shows the NRA has been engaged in business activities and self-dealing that likely violate nonprofit rules under the tax code. The NRA has abused more...


Sen. Warner, Senate Dems. File Paperwork To Force Senate Vote This Fall To Reverse Harmful Trump Admin. Rule That Would Sabotage Americans’ Health Care And Roll Back Pre-Existing Condition Protections For Millions

September 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democrats, led by Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), yesterday filed paperwork that will force a Senate vote to protect people with pre-existing conditions from another attempt by the Trump Administration to gut the Affordable Care Act. Senate Democrats filed a discharge petition on a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would roll back the 1332 waiver rule, another Trump Administration effort to sabotage Americans' health care and undermine the critical more...


Schumer Calls for Whistleblower Complaint To Be Made Public Immediately

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer made the following statement today after reviewing the whistleblower complaint provided to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence of the House of Representatives. "Having read the whistleblower complaint, I am even more worried about what happened than when I read the memorandum of conversation between President Trump and President Zelensky. There are so many facts that have to be more...


Joint Schumer-Cotton Statement After Senate Passes Motion To Instruct NDAA Conference Committee To Retain And Strengthen Provision To Keep Huawei On Entity List

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) today issued the following joint statement after the Senate passed their Motion to Instruct the NDAA Conference Committee to retain and strengthen an amendment from Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) to the NDAA that would prohibit President Trump from removing Huawei from the entity list without the consent of Congress: "Huawei is the eyes and ears of the Chinese Communist Party overseas and a menace to more...


Republican-Led Senate Adopts Schumer Resolution Calling For Whistleblower Complaint To Be Immediately Transmitted To House And Senate Intel Committees

September 24, 2019

Adoption Of Schumer Resolution Means Every Republican Senator Endorses The Whistleblower Report Being Immediately Provided To The Senate And House Intelligence Committees Washington, D.C. - The United States Senate today adopted Leader Schumer's resolution calling for the Inspector General of the Intelligence community to immediately transmit the whistleblower complaint received on August 12, 2019 to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. Schumer's remarks before and after the Senate more...


Schumer Announces Plan To Attempt To Pass New Senate Resolution Calling For The Whistleblower Complaint To Be Transmitted To Senate And House Intelligence Committees

September 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor announcing his plan to request unanimous consent of the Senate to pass a resolution calling for the whistleblower complaint to be provided to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. We continue to read reports containing additional information about the nature of President Trump's phone calls with Ukrainian President Zelensky and his administration's conduct more...


Schumer Calls On Leader McConnell, Senate GOP Committee Chairmen To Take Immediate Action To Secure Intelligence Community Whistleblower Complaint And Launch Investigation Into Withheld Ukraine Aid; Schumer Outlines Five Actions The Republican-Led Senate Can Take Now To Hold Trump Administration Accountable

September 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell demanding the Republican majority take immediate action to stop President Trump from withholding an "urgent" and "credible" Intelligence Community whistleblower complaint from Congress and to begin an investigation into the Administration's handling of military aid to Ukraine. In the letter, Leader Schumer calls on Senate Republicans to immediately take five specific more...


Schumer Statement On The Two-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria

September 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the two-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria making landfall on Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria was one of the worst natural disasters in the island's history, killing almost 3,000 people: "It is shameful that two years after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Puerto Rico is still unable to access more than $18.4 billion in federally appropriated resources because of the Trump administration's stonewalling. And the more...


Schumer Statement On Report Detailing “Dire Outcomes” For Military Families If GOP Refuses To Stop The Trump Administration’s Plan To Steal Funds For Military Construction Projects To Pay For Border Wall

September 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following the report that there will be "dire outcomes" for military families if Republicans refuse to terminate the president's emergency declaration and stop the Trump administration's plan to steal funds for military construction projects in order to pay for the border wall: "No surprise: stealing $3.6 billion from the Department of Defense for an ineffective, expensive southern border wall weakens more...


Senate Dem Leaders Urge Republicans To Negotiate Bipartisan Spending Allocations Instead Of Stealing Much-Needed Funds From Domestic Priorities And Military Construction Projects To Pay For The President's Border Wall

September 17, 2019

Washington, D.C.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Assistant Democratic Leader Patty Murray (D-WA), Democratic Policy and Communications Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Senate Committee on Appropriations Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Committee on Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), urging Republicans to work with Democrats to more...


Schumer Statement On The Passing Of Cokie Roberts

September 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the passing of journalist Cokie Roberts: "Cokie Roberts's passing is a tremendous loss for her friends, her family, her profession, and her country. She was a pioneer who led the way for so many women in journalism who came after her. My prayers are with her husband Steven, her children, and her whole family today. I first met Cokie 50 years ago when she was a producer for 'It's Academic,' a high school more...


What They’re Saying: Editorial Boards Across The Country Slam President Trump For Diverting Military Construction Funds To His Unnecessary, Ineffective Border Wall That He Promised Mexico Would Pay For

September 17, 2019

EDITORIAL BOARDS SAY THE PRESIDENT'S RAID OF MILITARY CONSTRUCTION FUNDS - FOR THE WALL HE INSISTED MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR - THREATENS NATIONAL SECURITY AND HARMS THE MILITARY AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES. Bloomberg Editorial: Trump's Wall Threatens the Nation's Defenses. "Kudos to the Pentagon for shedding more light on an enduring mystery of Donald Trump's administration: Who will pay for building a wall along the 2,000-mile U.S. border with Mexico? The answer: Not Mexico, as the president has more...


Schumer, Cotton Request FCC Conduct Review Of Prior FCC-Granted Licenses Authorizing Two Chinese Telecomm Companies – Owned And Controlled By The Chinese Government – To Operate In The U.S.; Senators’ Letter Follows FCC’s Recent Rejection Of China Mobile USA’s Application For Same Authorization On National Security Grounds

September 16, 2019

Washington, D.C.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) today sent a letter to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, requesting that the FCC open a proceeding to review whether its legacy Section 214 authorizations of Chinese-state owned telecommunications companies China Telecom and China Unicom continue to serve the public interest and, if necessary, should be revoked. The FCC recently voted unanimously to deny Chinese-state owned more...

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