Press Releases

Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement

September 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this joint statement following dinner with President Trump:“President Trump's tweets are not inconsistent with the agreement reached last night. As we said last night, there was no final deal, but there was agreement on the following:“We agreed that the President would support enshrining DACA protections into law, and encourage the House and Senate to act. “What remains to be more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Dinner with President Trump

September 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement following a dinner with President Trump in the White House:“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides. “We also urged more...


A Better Deal: Taxpayer Dollars Should be Used to Support & Create American Jobs, Not Ship Them Overseas

September 12, 2017

Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Bob Casey, and Senator Tammy Baldwin published the following post on Medium today. In the piece, they discuss how the Democrats will offer amendments to the NDAA bill that would protect and strengthen our Buy American Policies through taxpayer dollars to support and create American jobs, not ship them overseas:By Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, and Senator Tammy Baldwin When the Senate more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Meeting with President Trump

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement following a meeting with President Trump in the White House:"In the meeting, the President and Congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together. Both sides have every intention of avoiding default in December and look forward to working together on the more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Harvey Aid Package and Avoiding Default

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement regarding Democratic votes for a Harvey aid package and a short term debt limit increase: “Democrats are prepared to offer our votes for the Harvey aid package, and a short term debt limit increase of three months. Given Republican difficulty in finding the votes for their plan, we believe this proposal offers a bipartisan path forward to ensure more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration Decision to End DACA

September 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Most Americans know how heartless the DACA decision is; ripping apart families and telling people who have worked hard to become Americans for years that they have to leave the country. "But we often forget how vital these hardworking people and their contributions are to our economy and to tens more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Harvey Aid, Debt Ceiling and September Agenda

September 3, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement regarding Congress’s agenda: “Providing aid in the wake of Harvey and raising the debt ceiling are both important issues, and Democrats want to work to do both. Given the interplay between all the issues Congress must tackle in September, Democrats and Republicans must discuss all the issues together and come up with a bipartisan more...


Schumer Statement on Parliamentarian Ruling and Future of Tax Reform

September 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the reconciliation instructions from the FY2017 budget expire at the end of September. Unless Republicans can pass a tax plan by the end of the month, they will either have to pass an entirely new budget resolution, or work with Democrats through regular order on tax reform, requiring sixty votes for passage: "Now that it's much more likely that Republicans will have to more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration’s Health Care System Sabotage

August 31, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement on the Trump administration's sabotage of the current health care system: "The Trump administration is deliberately attempting to sabotage our health care system. When the number of people with health insurance declines and costs skyrocket, the American people will know who's to blame." more...


Schumer Remarks Ahead of President Trump’s Tax Address

August 30, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer delivered remarks on a call with reporters regarding President Trump's scheduled address on taxes this afternoon in Missouri. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Later today, President Trump is planning to travel to Missouri to stump for his yet-to-be-released tax plan. We Democrats have laid out three basic principles that we believe should guide tax reform. These three principles will provide the best outcome for middle class and more...


Schumer on Medium: After Charlottesville, It’s Time To End The Assault On Voting Rights

August 24, 2017

Senator Chuck Schumer published the following post on Medium this morning. In the piece, he calls on President Trump to disband the "Election Integrity Commission" and says that if the President refuses, he will seek to add language prohibiting the commission's operation in a must pass bill in September: In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, President Trump's refusal to promptly and unequivocally denounce the radical, white-supremacist movement in this country was disgraceful. It was more...


Schumer Response to President Trump’s Shutdown Threat Over Border Wall Funding

August 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement in response to President Trump's threat during a rally last night in Arizona to shut down the government over funding for a border wall: "If the President pursues this path, against the wishes of both Republicans and Democrats, as well as the majority of the American people, he will be heading towards a government shutdown which nobody will like and which won't accomplish more...


Schumer & Schatz Call on President Trump to Withdraw Nomination of Sam Clovis

August 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Brian Schatz, in the wake of recent violence in Charlottesville, released the below statement calling on President Trump to withdraw his nomination of Sam Clovis to be USDA Undersecretary for research, education and economics: "In this time of great division, our nation cries out for healing, unity and clarity on the path forward from our elected leaders. Unfortunately, for Donald Trump to nominate and to advocate for Senate confirmation more...


Schumer Statement on Tax Reform

August 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement in response to Leader McConnell and Secretary Mnuchin's remarks on tax reform earlier today: "To Democrats, tax reform is clear: We believe strongly that not one penny go to the top one percent and that any tax reform must be deficit neutral. When Republicans figure out what they want to do, we'd be happy to work with them if they can agree on these broadly supported principles." more...


U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine Deliver Democratic Weekly Address

August 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - In the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) delivered a joint Weekly Address this week, condemning racist and hateful speech as well as President Donald Trump for his lack of moral leadership. "The violence that occurred in Charlottesville has no place in the United States of America in 2017. We appreciate the outpouring of support and solidarity we've seen around the world for the people of Charlottesville and more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Unequivocally and Full-Throatedly Denounce White Supremacy, Neo-Nazism & Other Forms of Bigotry

August 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding President Trump's refusal to unequivocally and full-throatedly denounce white supremacy, Neo-Nazism & other forms of bigotry: "President Trump and Steve Bannon are trying to divert attention away from the President's refusal to unequivocally and full-throatedly denounce white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and other forms of bigotry. While it is critical that we work towards the goal of Senator Cory Booker's more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Make the August CSR Payment

August 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding the Trump administration's decision to make the August CSR payment: "This is better than not making the payments at all, but it's not close to what is necessary. Once and for all, President Trump needs to stop kicking the can down the road and agree to permanently fund CSRs. If he does not, premiums will skyrocket, the markets will unravel, and it will be on his more...


Schumer Statement On The Beginning Of Talks To Renegotiate NAFTA

August 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding the beginning of talks to renegotiate NAFTA: "Nothing is more central to creating jobs and increasing take home pay than rewriting our backwards trade laws. In renegotiating NAFTA, the Trump administration should follow Senate Democrats' A Better Deal trade proposal, which puts the interests of working families ahead of corporate profits. They must push for robust currency manipulation provisions; more...


Schumer Statement On Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Remarks:

August 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in response to President Trump's latest Charlottesville remarks: "Great and good American presidents seek to unite not divide. Donald Trump's remarks clearly show he is not one of them. "By saying he is not taking sides, Donald Trump clearly is. When David Duke and white supremacists cheer your remarks, you're doing it very very more...


Schumer Statement on the CBO Analysis of Terminating CSR Payments

August 15, 2017

Schumer Statement on the CBO Analysis of Terminating CSR Payments Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement following the release of the Congressional Budget Office analysis on the effect of terminating payments for Cost Sharing Reductions: "Try to wriggle out of his responsibilities as he might, the CBO report makes clear that if President Trump refuses to make these payments, he will be responsible for American families paying more for less care. He's more...

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