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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On President Biden’s Nomination Of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson To The United States Supreme Court

February 25, 2022

New York, N.Y.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on President Biden’s historic nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court:

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Schumer, McConnell, Durbin, Thune, Reed, Inhofe, Brown, Toomey, Menendez, Risch, Warner, Rubio Message Of Solidarity With The People Of Ukraine

February 15, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Senate Republican Whip John Thune, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman and Ranking Member Jack Reed and Jim Inhofe, Senate Banking Committee Chairman and Ranking Member Sherrod Brown and Pat Toomey, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and Ranking Member Robert Menendez and Jim Risch, and Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman and Vice Chairman Mark Warner and Marco Rubio today released the following joint statement that the U.S. Senate stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine:


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Dear Colleague From Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, And Senator Cory Booker To All Senators On Comprehensive Cannabis Reform

February 10, 2022

Today, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, and Senator Cory Booker sent the following letter to all Senators on comprehensive cannabis reform.

 

Specifically, the Senators invite their colleagues to provide feedback, share experiences from their home states, and join them to finalize comprehensive reform legislation.

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Appropriations Agreement

February 9, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on the bipartisan, bicameral agreement on an omnibus government funding framework for fiscal year 2022:


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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On House Passage Of Bipartisan Postal Reform Legislation

February 8, 2022

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after the House voted overwhelmingly to pass the Postal Service Reform Act:


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Schumer Statement On House Passage Of The America COMPETES Act Of 2022

February 4, 2022

New York, N.Y. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding today’s House vote on the America COMPETES Act of 2022:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Co-Sponsoring S.J. Res. 1 And The Senate’s Continued Push To Ratify The ERA As The 28th Amendment To The Constitution

January 27, 2022

New York, N.Y.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on joining as a co-sponsor of S.J.Res. 1, led by Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), calling for an end to the arbitrary deadline preventing the Equal Rights Amendment from becoming the 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The Retirement Of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

January 27, 2022

New York, N.Y.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement after Justice Stephen Breyer announced that he will retire from the Supreme Court:

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Schumer Statement On The Retirement Of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

January 26, 2022

New York, N.Y.   U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement on the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer at the end of this term:

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Schumer, Warren, Jayapal, Pressley, Omar, Porter Urge President Biden To Deliver On Promise To Cancel Student Debt

January 26, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY),  Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and United States Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Katie Porter (D-CA) led more than 80 Senate and House colleagues calling on the Biden administration to release the Department of Education’s (ED) memo outlining the administration’s legal authority to cancel federal student loan debt and immediately cancel up to $50,000 of debt for Federal student loan borrowers. 

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On House Introduction Of The America COMPETES Act of 2022

January 25, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding today’s House introduction of the America COMPETES Act of 2022:

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Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement Marking One Year Of The Biden Presidency

January 20, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking the end of President Joe Biden’s first year in office:

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Schumer, Velázquez Announce $163 Million for Restoration of Caño Martín Peña in Puerto Rico

January 19, 2022

Following years of inaction by the Trump Administration, the Senate Leader and New York Representative secured this historic funding as part of the Biden’s Administration enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Schumer, Velázquez Urge Federal Agencies to Fund Restoration of Caño Martín Peña in Puerto Rico

January 14, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to select Caño Martín Peña as one of the infrastructure projects to soon receive federal funding following the enactment of the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act. In a letter sent to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael L. Connor and Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Scott A. Spellmon, Schumer and Velázquez strongly urged the selection of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project.

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TRANSCRIPT: On ABC’s The View, Majority Leader Schumer Lays Out The Importance Of Protecting The Right To Vote And Fighting The Big Lie

January 11, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today appeared on ABC’s The View and discussed the importance of protecting the right to vote and fighting Donald Trump’s Big Lie. Below is a transcript of Senator Schumer’s interview:

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Senate Committee CBO Scores for Build Back Better

January 7, 2022


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Senator McConnell Tries Gaslighting Americans As Republican Legislators Across The Country Use Trump’s Big Lie To Subvert Our Democracy

January 5, 2022

As Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has falsely stated that “the big lie on the other side is that state legislatures controlled by Republicans are busily at work trying to make it difficult for people to vote,” according to the nonpartisan Brennan Center, Republican-led state legislators across the country have been pursuing and passing legislation that would dramatically restrict voting, putting our Democracy at risk.


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Schumer, Pelosi Announce Senator Harry Mason Reid Will Lie in State in the United States Capitol Rotunda

January 2, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Mason Reid will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, January 12th, and events will include formal arrival and departure ceremony.

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Leader Schumer Statement On The Passing Of Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Of Nevada

December 28, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada:

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One Pager: President Biden Had A Historic First Year Thanks To Senate Democrats

December 23, 2021


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