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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On President Biden’s First Round Of Federal Judicial Nominations

March 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following statement on the release of President Biden’s first round of judicial nominations and said the Senate will work to quickly confirm these qualified nominees: 

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Senator Heinrich, Majority Leader Schumer, Senators King, Markey, and Representative DeGette Lead Their Colleagues In Introducing Resolution To Reinstate Methane Emissions Standards To Protect Public Health, Tackle Climate Crisis

March 25, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senators Angus King (I-ME), and Ed Markey (D-MA) lead their colleagues in the Senate, along with Representative Diane DeGette (D-CO) leading her colleagues in the House, in introducing a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reinstate Obama-era regulations of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry—the largest source of this powerful greenhouse gas in the United States.

 

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Schumer Recommends Historic Trio Of Nominees To Lead New York U.S. Attorney Offices For The Southern, Eastern & Western Districts; Each Highly Qualified & Experienced Attorney Would Bring An Abiding Commitment To Equal Justice Under The Law To Respective Office & The DOJ

March 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced, today, that he will recommend three exceptional attorneys to serve as the United States Attorneys in the Southern, Eastern and Western District offices. Schumer will forward the names of Damian Williams for the Southern District, Breon Peace for the Eastern District and Trini Ross for the Western District to the administration of President Joe Biden and the Department of Justice (DOJ). It is the first time ever that three African American leaders would fill these critical positions in the DOJ.

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The Results Are In: Across The Country, Senate Democrats Are Delivering COVID Relief For The American People With The American Rescue Plan

March 22, 2021

ARIZONAAZ Central: Sens. Sinema, Kelly vote for Biden $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. “Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly of Arizona joined with their Democratic colleagues Saturday to pass the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.” [AZ Central, 3/6/21]FOX10 Phoenix: Arizona senators vote to approve $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill. “Sinema called the legislation a ‘rescue plan that will save lives and livelihoods, and lay the foundation for a full economic recovery,’ while Kelly said it more...


Majority Leader Schumer Statement Following The House Passage Of The Bipartisan Background Checks Bill

March 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Today, following the House passage of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following statement on the importance of acting on this lifesaving legislation: 

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TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks At Enrollment Ceremony For The American Rescue Plan

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Members of Congress held a bill enrollment ceremony for the American Rescue Plan Act, which implements President Biden’s urgently-needed plan to crush the virus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets and put people back to work. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks as delivered, which you can also view here

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of House Passage Laying Out How The American Rescue Plan Will Help Alleviate Child Poverty And Deliver For Historically Disadvantaged Farmers

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Rescue Plan that is set to be approved in the House of Representatives later today and then signed by President Biden—becoming the most sweeping federal recovery package in recent history. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Senate Confirmation Of Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland, HUD Secretary Nominee Marcia Fudge, And EPA Administrator Nominee Michael Regan

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Representative Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Chief Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General and Michael Regan as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to President Biden’s cabinet by the end of the day. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT – On CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Majority Leader Schumer Tells Americans “Help Is On The Way” After The Big, Bold American Rescue Plan Passed The Senate.

March 9, 2021

Washington, D.C. This evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper regarding the help the American Rescue Plan will provide to the American people. Below is a transcript of Senator Schumer’s interview, which you can also view here

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New Schumer Dear Colleague Letter On Senate Passage Of American Rescue Plan (Includes Bill Summaries)

March 9, 2021

See below letter from Majority Leader Schumer to the Senate Democratic Caucus. The letter includes links to an overall summary of the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan as well as a summary of the Senate modifications.

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Schumer Statement On Biden Administration Granting Temporary Protected Status To Venezuelans

March 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today after the Biden Administration announced that Venezuelan refugees will be granted temporary protected status:  

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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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