Press Releases

Schumer Statement On SCOTUS Ruling That President Trump May Steal Funds From Military For Ineffective And Expensive Wall

July 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following the Supreme Court ruling that will allow President Trump to steal funds from the military for his ineffective and expensive wall. "It's a sad day when the president is cheering a decision that may allow him to steal funds from our military to pay for an ineffective and expensive wall for which he promised Mexico would foot the bill. This is a deeply regrettable and nonsensical decision and flies more...


Following Visit To Inspect And Investigate Southern Border Facilities, Senate Democrats Demand Trump Administration Immediately Address A Number Of Issues The Senators Witnessed Including The Mistreatment Of Children And Families And Lax Health And Safety Standards

July 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democrats, led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released a new a letter they sent to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan today outlining serious concerns regarding the conditions at the southern border that the more...


Schumer: New Senate Intelligence Committee Election Security Report Shows Sen. McConnell And Senate GOP Should Stop Blocking Legislation To Secure U.S. Elections

July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on Putin's intelligence operations to interfere in the United States' elections. The Senate Intelligence Committee's report also lays out specific bipartisan recommendations to bolster security and protections for our elections. "The Senate Intelligence Committee has reached the same conclusions as the FBI, NSA, and the broader intelligence more...


Special Counsel Mueller And FBI Director Wray Just Confirmed We Need To Do More To Protect Our Democracy From Putin’s Interference. So Why Is Majority Leader McConnell Blocking Commonsense Election Security Legislation?

July 25, 2019

Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller told the country that the Russian government is again trying to influence our elections - but instead of working to pass commonsense legislation to secure our elections, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have buried them in their legislative graveyard. Earlier today, Senator McConnell blocked requests from Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to pass election security bills - more...


Schumer Statement Urging Leader McConnell To Bring Bipartisan TPS Legislation To The Floor To Protect Venezuelans

July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the House of Representative's passage of H.R. 549, Venezuela TPS Act of 2019: "The House of Representatives just spoke in a bipartisan voice that the situation is Venezuela is so dire and dangerous that nationals of Venezuela should be eligible for temporary protected status. I commend this legislative effort, as President Trump recently denied bipartisan congressional requests to more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Budget Caps Agreement

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the four Congressional leaders and President Trump reached a budget caps agreement:“Today, a bipartisan agreement has been reached that will enhance our national security and invest in middle class priorities that advance the health, financial security and well-being of the American people.“Importantly, Democrats have achieved an agreement that permanently ends the more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Cut Nutrition Assistance For Millions Of Americans

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's proposed new rule, which would take nutrition assistance away from millions of Americans: "It is outrageous, cruel and galling that after giving trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporations, the Trump administration, under the guise of fiscal austerity, is attempting to take nutrition assistance away from millions of Americans on the more...


“The Lead Opponent”: Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Spent Decades Fighting Against The Integrity Of Our Elections. Now, He’s Blocking Bipartisan Efforts To Secure Our Elections From Foreign Interference.

July 23, 2019

This report can be found here and below: Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) has led a decades-long effort to strike down any meaningful reforms to ensure fair elections. For years, Sen. McConnell has fought to increase the impact of dark money and corporate spending in our elections. But now, after reportedly fighting efforts to expose Putin's interference during the 2016 elections, Senator McConnell is blocking bipartisan reforms that would secure our elections from foreign more...


Senate Democrats To President Trump: You Must Abide By Congressional Restrictions And Use Emergency Border Funds Only For Humanitarian Purposes

July 19, 2019

Senate Democrats Demand A Briefing, No Later Than July 22nd, On Trump Administration's Plans For Meeting The Requirements In The Bill Senate Democrats To President Trump: Congress Will Scrutinize Trump Administration's Use Of Border Supplemental Funding And Provide Critical Oversight-Funds Must Not Be Used To Further The Administration's Dangerous Immigration Agenda Washington, D.C.- Senate Democrats Thursday sent a letter to President Trump, outlining key implementation expectations for more...


Schumer Remarks Following Senate Democratic Congressional Delegation Trip To Investigate, Inspect, And Evaluate Conditions At Facilities On Southern Border

July 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today gave the following remarks at a press conference after the 13-member Senate Democratic delegation toured southern border facilities in McAllen, Texas. The delegation included Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jeffrey Merkley (D-OR), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), more...


Schumer Statement On The Nomination Of Eugene Scalia To Be U.S. Labor Secretary

July 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be U.S. Labor Secretary. "President Trump is missing an opportunity to nominate a fighter for workers, like a union member, to be America's next Labor Secretary. Instead, President Trump has again chosen someone who has proven to put corporate interests over those of worker rights. Workers and union members who believed candidate Trump when he more...


Ahead Of President Trump’s Bedminster Fundraiser, Schumer, Feinstein, Warner Push For Security Assessment Of Trump Properties, Including Mar-A-Lago And Bedminster

July 18, 2019

In Letter To Secret Service Director Murray, Schumer, Feinstein, And Warner Demand Assessment Of Whether Enhanced Security Measures Would Address National Security Risks At Mar-A-Lago And Bedminster Schumer, Feinstein, Warner: Congress Needs To Know Risks Posed By Reported Surveillance Or Influence Operations Targeting The President's Properties Washington, D.C. - Ahead of President Trump's fundraiser at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), more...


Schumer, Wyden, Menendez, Senate Democrats Unveil New Legislation To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Cap Of SALT Deduction, Which Is Costing Homeowners Tens-Of-Thousands Of Dollars

July 16, 2019

After IRS Blocked Homeowners' Ability To Work Around Harmful GOP Tax Law Caps On SALT Deduction, Senate Dems Introduce Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution Of Disapproval To Nullify The IRS's Rule New Senate Dem Legislation Would Restore States' Ability To Work Around The Harmful Caps And Allow Homeowners To Again Fully Retain Their SALT Deduction Senate Democrats: The GOP Tax Bill And These Unfair IRS Regulations Hurt America's Homeowners-We're Fighting Back Washington, D.C. - more...


Senate Democrats’ Special Committee On The Climate Crisis to Hold First Hearing, Mayors From Across The Country Will Discuss Climate Action At The Local Level

July 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. -U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Chair of the Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis, will convene a hearing titled “A Blueprint for Success: U.S. Climate Action at the Local Level” on Wednesday, July 17 at 1:00p.m. ET. The committee, a special committee affiliated with the DPCC, will hear from mayors of five U.S. cities. The mayors will discuss their cities’ efforts to cut carbon pollution and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. more...


Schumer Statement On House Passage Of Amendment To Require Congressional Approval Before Any Military Funds Could Be Used For A War With Iran

July 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the House adoption of an amendment by Reps. Ro Khanna and Matt Gaetz to prevent funds in the NDAA to be used for a war with Iran without legislation from Congress authorizing military force against Iran, or if the U.S. is attacked. On June 28, the same amendment was supported by a bipartisan majority in the Senate. "I applaud the House for adopting this important amendment that sends a clear more...


Schumer Urges Sen. McConnell To Hold Senate Vote On House-Passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Fix Legislation ASAP

July 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging Sen. McConnell to hold a vote in the Senate on the House-passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Fix legislation. "This was an overwhelming expression of bipartisan support for our brave first responders and their families. Sen. McConnell should put the House-passed bill on the Senate floor for a vote ASAP and not let other Republicans push them to the back burner like the last more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Census Defeat

July 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration's announcement that the citizenship question will not be in the 2020 census. "President Trump is so intent on intimidating communities of color that even when the courts and rule of law thwart him, he still tries to persist in his ham-handed ways. The president's retreat on adding the misguided citizen question to the census was long overdue and is a significant victory more...


Schumer, Merkley, Senate Democrats Introduce Legislation To Stop Cruel And Neglectful Treatment Of Children At Border

July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley, joined by Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration Ranking Member Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ), today introduced the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act. This new legislation, more...


Senators Schumer and Whitehouse Lead Senate Democrats To Demand Judicial Crisis Network Release Secret Donor List

July 11, 2019

Senate Democrats Send Letter Demanding Shadowy Conservative Group Pretending To Care About Transparency Release Their Secret Donor List New Letter Comes After JCN Launched A $1.1 Million Ad Campaign Hypocritically Calling For Greater Transparency Senate Democrats Demand Judicial Crisis Network Reveal Secret Donors Who Fund Political Ad Campaigns Supporting Extreme Right-Wing Judges Washington, D.C.- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), more...


Schumer Calls For Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan And Other Top Leadership At Agency To Be Fired And For A New, Untainted Team To Be Brought In To Begin Reining In Toxic Culture At Border Patrol Agency

July 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling for Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan and other top leadership at the agency to be fired and for a new team to be brought in to begin reigning in the toxic culture at the border patrol agency: “The Inspector General’s report and details of a secret border patrol workers’ Facebook group paint a picture of a toxic culture at U.S. Customs and Border Protection that can only begin to more...

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