Press Releases

In New Letter To Attorney General Barr, Leader Schumer Demands Answers Regarding The AG’s Alarming Claim That The President Can Unilaterally Dismiss Investigations He Believes Are Based On False Allegations

May 2, 2019

In The Letter, Leader Schumer Excoriates Attorney General Barr For His Extremist Statement Which Shows A Complete And Total Disregard For The Carefully-Designed System Of Checks And Balances The Framers Enshrined In Our Constitution Schumer Demands That Barr Answers A Series Of Questions-Including Whether AG Barr Stands By His Statement, Who Determines Whether The President Is 'Falsely Accused', And Whether It Is Lawful For The President To Unilaterally Terminate Investigations Schumer To more...


Schumer Statement On Stephen Moore’s Withdrawal From Federal Reserve Consideration

May 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after Stephen Moore withdrew from consideration to serve on the Federal Reserve board of governors: "First, Cain. Now, Moore. Thank goodness neither were actually nominated. The only thing less funny than some of Mr. Moore's tasteless, offensive, sexist 'jokes' was the idea that President Trump would even consider him for a seat on the Federal Reserve. "Now President Trump must nominate two serious more...


Schumer: Latest Trump Admin Action In Texas v. U.S. Proves President Trump Still Wants To Take Away Americans’ Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Jack Up Health Care Costs

May 1, 2019

Schumer: Latest Trump Admin Action In Texas v. U.S. Proves President Trump Still Wants To Take Away Americans' Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Jack Up Health Care Costs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Justice Department filed its brief in the Texas v. United States case, asking the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act: "The Trump administration's brief arguing that the ACA is more...


Leader Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

April 30, 2019

"The American people cannot afford to have Leader McConnell turn one chamber of their government into a legislative graveyard for two full years," Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said today on the Senate floor. LEADER MCCONNELL ADMITTED HE IS A "GRIM REAPER" FOR LEGISLATION TO HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): "If I'm still the majority leader of the Senate, think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass. None of it." [Remarks in more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On White House Infrastructure Meeting

April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued this joint statement following their meeting with President Trump at the White House: "Today, we had a constructive meeting with President Trump agreeing on a big and bold initiative to build the infrastructure of America. "The purpose of the meeting was to find out the amount of investment the president was willing to agree to. We were pleased he suggested $2 trillion. We agreed to meet more...


In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer & Speaker Pelosi Outline Priorities For Working Together On A Comprehensive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Dem-Requested Meeting At The White House

April 29, 2019

In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer & Speaker Pelosi Outline Priorities For Working Together On A Comprehensive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Ahead Of Tomorrow's Dem-Requested Meeting At The White House Democratic Leaders Say a Comprehensive Bipartisan Bill on Infrastructure Must Include New and Real Revenue; Be Comprehensive and Include Clean Energy and Resiliency Priorities; Strong Buy America, Labor And Women, Veteran and Minority-Owned Business Protections Washington, more...


Schumer: Leader McConnell Must Allow Debate And Amendments On House-Passed Bills Instead Of Keeping Senate A Legislative Graveyard For Middle-Class Priorities

April 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell's ongoing refusal to allow debate and amendments on House-passed bills, a move that stymies progress and makes the Senate a legislative graveyard for middle-class priorities: "The self-proclaimed 'grim reaper', Leader McConnell has turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard that hurts the Senate, hurts the middle class, and hurts the country. Leader McConnell ought to allow more...


Schumer: Senate Republicans Shouldn’t Use Withdrawal Of Herman Cain As A Pathway To Approve Stephen Moore To The Federal Reserve Board

April 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging Senate Republicans to reject Stephen Moore for the Federal Reserve Board, another dangerous, unqualified nominee, following Herman Cain's withdrawal from consideration: "Herman Cain was woefully unqualified to be on the Federal Reserve and his failure to garner adequate support should not be used as a pathway by Senate Republicans to approve Stephen Moore, who is equally unqualified, and perhaps more more...


Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Call For Special Counsel Mueller to Provide Public Testimony In House And Senate

April 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following joint statement calling for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to provide public testimony in the House and Senate as soon as possible. “Attorney General Barr’s regrettably partisan handling of the Mueller report, including his slanted March 24th summary letter, his irresponsible testimony before Congress last week, and his indefensible plan to spin the report in a press more...


As Millions More Americans See No Refund This Tax Season, Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders Continue To Cash In On Republican Tax Law Via Record Stock Buybacks

April 15, 2019

President Trump promised the Republican tax law would be a “middle-class miracle” - instead, millions fewer Americans are set to receive tax refunds, while up to 30 million taxpayers could face additional penalties from the IRS because of the new tax law. As millions of American families struggle to get by, corporate executives and wealthy shareholders have cashed in through record corporate stock buybacks since the Republican tax law was enacted. Unfortunately, many of those same corporations more...


After Hedge Fund Known For Gutting Local Newspapers And Slashing Jobs Fails To Answer Key Questions About Their Takeover Bid Of Gannett, Schumer Requests Assistance From Federal Regulators At DOJ & PBGC On The Potential Antitrust And Pension Implications Of Such An Acquisition By MNG Enterprises & Alden Global Capital

April 12, 2019

In New Letters, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Seeks Details From The Department Of Justice And Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation On MNG Enterprises & Alden Global Capital’s - Known As “The Destroyer Of Newspapers” - Unsolicited Bid To Acquire Gannett. In Response To Previous Letter From Senator Schumer, MNG Provided More Spin Than Substance And Did Not Fully Answer Critical Questions Including Details Related To Newsroom Staffing And Addressing Potential Regulatory more...


Schumer And Leahy Introduce Bill To Provide Assistance To All Disaster-Impacted Areas, Including the Midwest, Southeast, And Puerto Rico

April 11, 2019

Schumer-Leahy Amendment Is Yet Another Opportunity For Senate Republicans To Support Disaster Assistance For All Americans And Reject President Trump's Refusal To Support Citizens In Puerto Rico. Washington, D.C., (Thursday, April 11, 2019) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday introduced a comprehensive, emergency disaster supplemental appropriations package that would provide relief to all American more...


Top House And Senate Democrats Write To AG Barr About Expectation That Congress Receive Full Mueller Report

April 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, top House and Senate Democrats sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr following his testimony before the House and Senate appropriations committees reasserting their expectation for the full, unredacted Mueller report, along with the underlying evidence, to be provided to Congress. The letter, signed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Senate Judiciary Ranking more...


Schumer Statement Following Meeting With Nominee For Interior Secretary David Bernhardt

April 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after his meeting with nominee for Interior Secretary David Bernhardt: "In our meeting, I pressed Mr. Bernhardt on whether he would open up waters for drilling off of states opposed to offshore drilling, including New York, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, and North and South Carolina. Mr. Bernhardt refused to guarantee that he wouldn't go against the will of these states when it comes to offshore drilling and is more...


VIDEO RELEASE: No Healthcare Plan? That’s Not What President Trump Repeatedly Promised Americans

April 10, 2019

President Trump Has Promised His Healthcare Plan Is Right Around The Corner For Years Now - But He Has Always Failed To Deliver An Actual Plan To Improve Americans’ Health Care. The Trump Administration Is Supporting A Lawsuit That Would End The Healthcare Law, Increasing Costs And Leaving Up To 133 Million Americans With Pre-Existing Conditions, Older Americans, And Women At Risk For Higher Health Care Costs Or Denial Of Coverage Altogether. Schumer: Republicans’ Real Healthcare Plan Is All more...


What They’re Saying: Editorials Across The Country Slam President Trump’s Actions To Undermine Our Health Care System

April 10, 2019

Tampa Bay Times (FL): Why The Affordable Care Act Should Be Saved, Not Killed. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO): Trump, Hawley Bid To Kill Obamacare Endangers America's Health - And The GOP's. Houston Chronicle (TX): Foiled Again. Trump's Got Nothing On Obamacare Replacement. Washington Post Editorial: Trump's New Attempt To Undo Obamacare Is Senseless. "President Trump humiliated the Justice Department this week, not with something he tweeted but in a move that could be far more more...


Schumer Statement On House Passage Of Legislation To Reinstate Net Neutrality And Senate GOP’s Refusal to Act

April 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the House passage of legislation to reinstate net neutrality and the Senate GOP's refusal to act: "The House's vote to reinstate net neutrality reflects the will of millions of Americans who made their voices heard that they don't want their costs of using the Internet to go up unfairly, they do not want their freedom to be constricted, and that if they should decide to start up a business, they more...


Never-Ending Chaos Continues To Define President Trump’s Administration

April 9, 2019

“All of this chaos has one source, one source only: The President of the United States and his erratic, vacillating attitude towards policy and personnel. Across a broad spectrum of issues, his policies are so extreme that even good-faith nominees eventually face a choice: leave the administration or be consumed by the quicksand of the Trump swamp. I hope that the president or some of the people around him will realize that his administration is far from a fine-tuned machine - it’s a slow more...


Senate Republicans Are Planning To Further Break The Senate To Speed Through President Trump’s Radical And Unqualified Nominees

April 9, 2019

As Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on the Senate floor yesterday: "The Senate needs to do its job. We should not be a conveyor belt for President Trump's radical and unqualified judicial nominees. So let's call this for what it is. This rules change is yet another power grab by Leader McConnell, the Republican Party, and its rightwing allies. It is a transparent attempt to further politicize our courts by packing them with President Trump's hard-right, ideological, and too-often more...


Schumer Calls For Outgoing Director Of U.S. Secret Service To Testify Before Congress On Potential Security Vulnerabilities At Mar-a-Lago And Other Counterintelligence And National Security Threats

April 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the departure of U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, calling for Alles to testify before Congress on potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago and other counterintelligence and national security threats: "The outgoing Secret Service director must testify before Congress as soon as possible about the potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago involving a Chinese national more...

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