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Schumer Statement on White House’s Gun Safety Plan

March 11, 2018


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Senate Democrats, In Contrast With President Trump, Unveil Major Infrastructure Investment Proposal – Dem Plan Would Roll Back Tax Cuts For The Wealthy To Fund Infrastructure And Create Millions Of Jobs

March 7, 2018


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#GOPTaxScam Delivers Billions To Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders While Middle-Class Workers Are Left Behind

March 5, 2018

CNN Money: “One Of Wall Street's Favorite Tools Could Be Deepening The Growing Chasm Between America's Rich And Poor.” Houston Chronicle: “Little Evidence That The Corporate Tax Benefits Are Finding Their Way To Employees.” Economist At Mizuho Securities: “You’re Not Going To Get The Macro-Economic Benefit The Administration Thought It Was Going To Get From Its Tax Cuts. It’s Going To Go To The Areas That Don’t Stimulate Growth.”Financial Times: Trump Tax Cuts Herald more...


Schumer Statement Responding to President Trump's Meeting with the NRA

March 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the president’s meeting yesterday with the NRA. "President Trump should go with his instincts, not the clarion and destructive call of the NRA. He knows instinctively that this is the right thing to do both substantively, because it will save tens of thousands of lives, and politically because over three quarters of the American people support it. If he continues to bow to his right wing ringmasters, more...


CONFIRMED: Following Release Of Senate Democrats’ Report, Independent Analyses Show That After Passage Of #GOPTaxScam, Corporations Are Spending Far More On Buybacks For Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders – Far More Than On One-Time Bonuses.

March 1, 2018

Yesterday, Senate Democrats released aSpecial Reportshowing that following the passage of the GOP Tax Scam bill, corporations have spent more than $200 billion on corporate share buybacks, overwhelmingly benefitting corporate executives and wealthy shareholders while the middle class is left behind. Some corporations have announced a massive corporate buyback and laid off American workers. Now, independent analyses show these giveaways to the wealthy have dramatically increased following the more...


Schumer Remarks from Press Conference on Senate Democrats’ Gun Safety Proposals

March 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke regarding Democratic priorities on gun safety legislation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere:I’m sure many of you in this room and many Americans around the country watched the president’s meeting on gun violence yesterday and were rather stunned and surprised - many of us pleasantly - by what we saw.First, I’d like to give credit where credit is due. The president said a lot of the right things yesterday.He seemed to more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Meeting on Gun Safety

February 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s meeting on gun safety:“I want to commend the president for going far beyond the Fix NICS bill. The president’s comments indicate that he supports universal background checks and even possibly an assault weapons ban. But the next step is even more important - despite the huge pressure that will come from the hard right, the president must stick with these principles.“The president more...


SPECIAL REPORT: The #GOPTaxScam Is Setting All The Wrong Records: In Two Months, $200 Billion In Corporate Share Buybacks Have Been Announced, Overwhelmingly Funneling Huge Amounts Of Money To Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders While The Middle Class Gets Left Behind

February 28, 2018

In the wake of the GOP Tax Scam, major corporations have authorized $200 billion in buyback schemes - money that overwhelmingly goes into the pockets of wealthy shareholders and corporate executives. In fact, 84% of stocks are owned by the top ten percent of Americans. These share buybacks overwhelmingly help corporate executives and wealthy shareholders - not workers. More than 55,000 American workers have been laid off in 2018 while corporate executives and wealthy shareholders reap more...


Senate Democrats Urge President Trump To Endorse Legislation To Close Gun Show & Online Purchase Loopholes – Such A Move By Pres. Trump Would Fulfill His Calls For Comprehensive Background Checks

February 28, 2018

After Horrific School Shooting In Florida, President Trump Said That He Would Be Pushing “Strongly Comprehensive Background Checks” To Prevent Future Massacres - Senate Dems Urge Him To Keep His Word By Supporting Legislation To Close Loopholes In Background Check SystemIn New Letter To President Trump, Senators Schumer, Nelson, Murphy, And Klobuchar Say Dems Have Introduced Bills That Would Close Gun Show & Online Purchase Loopholes And Ensure Background Checks For Those Wishing To Buy more...


Senate and House Democrats Introduce Resolution to Reinstate Net Neutrality

February 27, 2018

Only one more Republican Senator needed to overturn FCC decision and pass resolution in the SenateWashington (February 27, 2018) - On the Net Neutrality National Day of Action, Senate and House Democrats introduced a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) partisan decision on net neutrality. At a press conference today, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Congressman Mike Doyle (PA-14), Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer more...


Schumer Statement on Gun Safety Legislation

February 26, 2018


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Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Members of Joint Select Committees to Solve Pensions Crisis & Reform Budget Process

February 26, 2018

Bipartisan Budget Agreement of 2018 Established the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans & the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced the Senate Democratic committee memberships for the Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans and the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform. Both joint select committees more...


Schumer Statement on the Release of the Schiff Memo

February 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the release of the Schiff memo:“The Democratic memo makes clear that Chairman Nunes cherry-picked and distorted information from sensitive intelligence to sow discord and undermine our nation's premier law enforcement agency - the FBI.When it comes to the Russians interfering in our elections, the president, Chairman Nunes, Speaker Ryan and other House Republicans need to stop playing partisan politics and more...


Schumer Statement in Response to President Trump’s Lack of Leadership on DACA and Gun Safety

February 23, 2018


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Schumer Statement on Trump Embracing NRA-Backed Proposal to Arm Teachers

February 22, 2018


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Schumer Statement on the NRA’s Influence Over President Trump and Congressional Republicans on Gun Safety

February 22, 2018


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Following Recent Mueller Indictments In Russia Investigation, Schumer & Klobuchar Call On Trump Administration To Issue Public Report On Russia Efforts To Interfere In 2018 Elections, & Call For Major Increase In Federal Funds To Protect Integrity Of American Elections

February 21, 2018

Senators Klobuchar & Schumer Release Senate Democrats’ Letter To Director Of National Intelligence Dan Coats And Secretary Of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, Urging Them To Provide The People On The Front Lines Of Our Democratic Process With The Information & Tools Needed To Combat Russian Cyber ThreatsDemocratic Leaders Schumer & Pelosi Also Joined Top Appropriators In Releasing Letter To Leader McConnell And Speaker Ryan, Urging They Significantly Increase Funding In Upcoming more...


Schumer Statement on Gun Safety Proposals and Legislation

February 21, 2018


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Schumer Statement on Trump Administration’s Short-Term Health Insurance Plans

February 20, 2018


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SCHUMER REVEALS: DESPITE TRAGIC MASS SHOOTINGS, JUST-RELEASED TRUMP BUDGET WOULD CRIPPLE GUN BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM, ALLOWING DANGEROUS PEOPLE TO GET GUNS; SENATOR LAUNCHES PUSH TO UNDO WRONGHEADED CUT & ENSURE GUN CHECKS CONTINUE

February 18, 2018

In the wake of the tragic Parkland, Florida shooting that took the lives of 17 innocent individuals, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today revealed that the just-released White House budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 makes millions of dollars in cuts to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). NICS is used by law enforcement to check records on individuals who may be prohibited from purchasing firearms. Over 90 percent of the public supports a background check system on more...

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