Press Releases

Schumer Statement On New Treasury Program To Invest $9 Billion In Minority Communities

March 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the Treasury Department’s new Emergency Capital Investment Program (ECIP) to support investments in minority communities through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) and Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs): 

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces New Senate Sergeant At Arms Leadership Team With Karen Gibson As SAA, Kelly Fado As Deputy SAA And Jennifer Hemingway As Chief Of Staff

March 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced the new Senate Sergeant at Arms (SAA) leadership team with Karen Gibson serving as Sergeant at Arms, Kelly Fado as Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Jennifer Hemingway as Chief of Staff. The Senate Sergeant at Arms serves as the protocol and chief law enforcement officer and is the principal administrative manager for most support services in the Senate. This will also be the first time since the office was created in more...


Americans Overwhelmingly Support The American Rescue Plan Because Families Still Need Relief From The COVID Pandemic – But Republicans Say They Just Don’t Know What’s Good For Them

March 1, 2021

In the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and the worst public health crisis in a hundred years, Republicans say Democrats want to spend too much to confront the pandemic and insist that it is time to do less. This is not a surprise – Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell spent much of last year insisting that a significant number of Republican Senators “think we’ve done enough” to combat this historic crisis. They were wrong then and they are wrong now – that is why 76% of the American people, business leaders, educators, local leaders, and economists across the political spectrum support the American Rescue Plan – and that’s why Senate Democrats will pass it.


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Schumer Statement On Senate Parliamentarian’s Decision On The $15 Minimum Wage

February 25, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the Senate Parliamentarian’s decision: 

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TRANSCRIPT: At Event To Push For Passage Of Equality Act, Schumer Slams Recent GOP Attacks Against LGBTQ+ Community

February 25, 2021

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), during a bicameral event to push for passage of the Equality Act, slammed the recent GOP attacks against the LGBTQ+ community. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer, Senators Wyden, Brown, Bennet, And Booker Join Data For Progress And Groundwork Action To Announce New Data Showing Popularity Of Expanding The Child And Earned Income Tax Credits In The American Rescue Plan

February 25, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chair of the Senate Banking and Housing Committee Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) joined Data for Progress and Groundwork Action to announce new polling data that shows expanding the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit in the American Rescue Plan is highly popular and has strong bipartisan support and that doing so would lift millions of American children and families out of poverty during the COVID-19 health and economic crises. 

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TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Directs Senate Committees To Craft Legislation To Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry, To Protect American Jobs And Outcompete China

February 23, 2021

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), discussed his push to direct Senate committees to craft legislation to protect American jobs and outcompete China.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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SCHUMER: Dear Colleague Letter On Continued Work To Confirm President Biden’s Cabinet and Deliver Emergency COVID Relief To American Families

February 19, 2021

Leader Schumer’s letter to the Senate Democratic Caucus can be viewed here and below:

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Schumer Statement On The U.S. Citizenship Act

February 18, 2021

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Citizenship Act: 

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Schumer, Warren Joint Statement On Student Debt Cancellation

February 17, 2021

New York, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) issued the following statement on the importance of student debt cancellation: 

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Schumer, Ossoff & Warnock Outline Significant COVID-19 Relief Aid They Are Fighting To Deliver To Georgia Families In President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

February 11, 2021

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) outlined significant COVID-19 relief aid they are working to deliver to Georgia families in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

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TRANSCRIPT: At A Press Conference, Majority Leader Schumer Delivers Remarks On The Impeachment Trial And Democrats’ Continued Work To Provide COVID-19 Relief

February 9, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was joined today at a press conference by committee Chairs Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI). Senator Schumer laid out the need for Senators to hold President Trump accountable through the impeachment trial and explained how Democrats will continue to work to provide the COVID-19 relief the American people need.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Agreement On Structure To Ensure A Fair And Honest Bipartisan Senate Impeachment Trial Of Donald J. Trump

February 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced an agreement on a Senate resolution setting up the structure of the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump that ensures the trial will be fair to both the impeachment managers and defense. 

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Schumer Statement On The Release Of January Jobs Report And Congress’s Responsibility To Act Quickly To Provide Serious COVID Relief

February 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the January jobs report showing the need for quick action on big and bold emergency COVID-19 relief: 

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Schumer Announces Sonceria “Ann” Berry To Serve As 35th Secretary Of The Senate

February 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced long-time Senate aide Sonceria “Ann” Berry will serve as the 35th Secretary of the Senate, effective March 1, 2021. Berry most recently served as Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) Deputy Chief of Staff and has worked in the Senate for over four decades including with Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), former Senator John Edwards (D-NC), former Senator Pat Moynihan (D-NY), and former Senator Howell Heflin (D-AL).Berry more...


Schumer Statement On Biden Administration Moving To Release $1.3 Billion In Storm Aid And Removing Restrictions On $4.9 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

February 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the Biden administration’s move to release essential funds for Puerto Rico that were previously withheld by the former administration:


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Schumer Statement Following Meeting With President Biden’s Department Of Justice Nominees

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding his virtual meeting with President Biden’s nominees for Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:

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Schumer Statement On Budget Resolution Clearing Key Procedural Hurdle In Senate

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today on the budget resolution clearing key procedural hurdles in the Senate:

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No Excuses: For Decades, The Senate Has Worked On A Bipartisan Basis To Pass Wide-Ranging Legislation Through The Budget Reconciliation Process

February 2, 2021


 Senate Democrats are eager to get to work on a broad rescue package to provide American families and small businesses with the relief they need as the COVID-19 economic and public health crisis continues to rage. That’s why Senate Democrats have put forward a budget resolution providing $1.9 trillion in COVID relief before the Senate. We hope that Senate Republicans will join us in delivering the relief American families need.

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Committee Memberships For The 117th Congress

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  today announced Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 117th Congress. All memberships have been agreed upon by the Democratic Conference and are subject to ratification by the full Senate.  A full list of Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 117th Congress can be found below:

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