Press Releases

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Denouncing Fox News For Continuing To Do Nothing As Host Tucker Carlson’s Repeated Promotion Of A Dangerous, False, And Racist Conspiracy Theory

July 21, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to demand that Fox News prevent anchor, Tucker Carlson, from promoting the dangerous, false, and racist great replacement conspiracy theory. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Steve Dettelbach To Lead The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives

July 12, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Senate confirming Steve Dettelbach to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  

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Schumer Statement On The CBO Score Demonstrating Hundreds Of Billions In Savings From Prescription Drug Pricing Legislation

July 11, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today after the release of the CBO score of the Democratic plan to lower prescription drug prices and allow Medicare to directly negotiate drug prices showed $287 billion in savings:

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Schumer Statement On MAGA Court’s Dangerous Decision In West Virginia v. EPA

June 30, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision in West Virginia v. EPA.

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Schumer Statement on SCOTUS Overturning Roe and Republicans’ Complicity in this Dangerous Decision to End Abortion Rights

June 24, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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Schumer Statement on Roberts Court Decision to Strike Down Commonsense Gun Safety Measures in New York

June 23, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement today after the Supreme Court issued a decision in the case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, striking down New York State’s commonsense gun safety law that keeps our communities safe:

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Schumer Statement on New Bipartisan Proposal to Lower Insulin Costs

June 22, 2022

Washington, D.C.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new bipartisan proposal to lower surging costs of insulin – the Improving Needed Safeguards for Users of Lifesaving Insulin Now (INSULIN) Act. The legislation was introduced by U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME):

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Schumer, Pelosi Statement on Bipartisan, Bicameral Leadership Meeting on COMPETES/USICA Conference

June 21, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement following a meeting of the Big Four bipartisan, bicameral leadership on the COMPETES/USICA conference:

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Schumer Statement On Senate Passage Of The SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act

June 16, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on today’s passage of the SFC Heath Robinson Honoring Our PACT Act:

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Schumer Statement On The 10th Anniversary Of DACA

June 15, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

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Schumer Statement On The Announcement Of A Bipartisan Gun Safety Framework

June 12, 2022

 Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the announcement of a bipartisan gun-safety framework:

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Schumer Statement On The Record Pace Senate Democrats Have Set In Confirming President Biden’s Historic Slate Of Judicial Nominees

June 1, 2022

Seventy Five Percent Of The Judges Confirmed By This Senate Are Women, Nearly Two Thirds Are People Of Color, Ensuring The Federal Bench Better Reflects The Diversity Of America

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In New Letter To Rupert Murdoch & Fox News Executives, Schumer Implores Fox News To Immediately Cease Dissemination Of Racist ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Echoed By Buffalo Mass Murderer

May 17, 2022

Following The Murder Of 10 People In East Buffalo, Where The Lone Gunman Touted White Supremacist Theories Often Spread By MAGA Republicans, Including Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, Schumer Urges Murdoch & Fox News Executives To Immediately Cease Dissemination of Racist Theory on Network

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released a new letter sent today to Rupert Murdoch and other top Fox News executives urging them to acknowledge their role in the insidious spread of false far-right, white nationalist conspiracy theories like the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ and immediately cease all dissemination of extremist, white supremacist ideology on their network. These false, racist conspiracy theories have been echoed by recent mass murderers, including the perpetrator of the assault of an East Buffalo grocery store that left ten dead over the weekend. Majority Leader Schumer cited the recent massacres of minority groups and people of color as symptoms of the same white supremacist conspiracy theories that some Fox News hosts and political pundits are promoting on their shows. In addition to Mr. Murdoch and the Fox News executives, Leader Schumer’s letter copied Fox News host Tucker Carlson as well. 

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Schumer Statement On The Confirmation Of Alvaro Bedoya To Serve As Commissioner On The Federal Trade Commission

May 11, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya to serve as Commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission:

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Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Reported Draft Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

May 2, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement following media reports of a draft Supreme Court decision overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling: 

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Schumer Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Critical Public Safety Officials After Months Of Obstruction From Senate Republicans

April 27, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the confirmation of ten U.S. Attorneys and U.S. Marshals whose nominations had been held up for months by Republican Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) over an unrelated matter. Senator Schumer and Senate Democrats have fought for months to get these well-qualified nominees confirmed.

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Schumer Statement On Biden Administration Crack Down On Ghost Guns

April 11, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on President Biden’s announcement of new federal rules to crack down on ghost guns and combat gun crime:

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Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Conferees To Jobs and Competitiveness Bill Conference

April 7, 2022

Washington, D.C., - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today named Senate Democrats to serve on a conference committee of Senate and House versions of the jobs and competitiveness bill.

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Schumer, Warren, Pressley, Padilla, Warnock, Omar, Jayapal, Clyburn Commend Biden-Harris Administration For Extending The Payment Pause And Urge President To Cancel Student Debt

April 6, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), along with Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Raphael Warnock (D-GA), and Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC) released a statement on an extension of the federal student loan payment pause:

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Schumer Statement On $10 Billion COVID Preparedness Funding Agreement

April 4, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on a bipartisan agreement reached on $10 billion emergency supplemental funding for President Biden’s COVID-19 response.

Full text of the legislation is available here. A summary of the agreement is available here: 

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