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Schumer Calls For Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan And Other Top Leadership At Agency To Be Fired And For A New, Untainted Team To Be Brought In To Begin Reining In Toxic Culture At Border Patrol Agency

July 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling for Acting CBP Commissioner Morgan and other top leadership at the agency to be fired and for a new team to be brought in to begin reigning in the toxic culture at the border patrol agency: “The Inspector General’s report and details of a secret border patrol workers’ Facebook group paint a picture of a toxic culture at U.S. Customs and Border Protection that can only begin to more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s Decision To Begin Printing Census Without Citizenship Question

July 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to begin printing the census without the citizenship question after the Supreme Court ruled they could not add the question without further explanation: “The exclusion of the citizenship question from the census is a victory for our democracy and for fair representation of all communities in this country. The Trump administration’s more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Reversal on Huawei Ban

June 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's reversal on the Huawei ban: "Huawei is one of few potent levers we have to make China play fair on trade. If President Trump backs off, as it appears he is doing, it will dramatically undercut our ability to change China's unfair trades practices." more...


Schumer Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Take Up DACA Case

June 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it would review the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. "Immigrant communities across the country have lived in fear for too long after President Trump's decision to rescind DACA and other vital programs for individuals who are American in every way except on paper. The legal grounds for the DACA program have been more...


Schumer Statement On Senate’s Bipartisan Vote On Amendment To Require Congressional Approval Before Any Military Funds Could be Used For A War With Iran

June 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan Senate vote on an amendment to require Congressional approval before any military funds could be used for a war with Iran: "A bipartisan majority of the Senate today sent an important message to President Trump: you do not have a blank check to pursue another endless war in the Middle East. "Just last week, the world saw that the president was just minutes away from more...


Schumer, Cotton, Bipartisan Cosponsors Announce Senate Passage Of Fentanyl Sanctions Act, The First-Ever Bill To Hold China’s Government Accountable For Commitment To Crack Down On Illicit Trafficking And Provide More Tools To Combat Synthetic Opioid Trafficking

June 27, 2019

Bipartisan Fentanyl Sanctions Act, Included In Senate National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) For Fiscal Year 2020, Would Direct The Trump Administration To Identify And Sanction Foreign Traffickers Of Synthetic Opioids On An Annual Basis, Authorize New Funding For Law Enforcement And Intelligence Agencies' Sanctions Efforts, And Pressure China, Mexico, And Other Synthetic Opioid Trafficking Countries To Crack Down On Traffickers Dramatic Rise In Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Represents The more...


Schumer Statement On The Supreme Court Gerrymandering Decision

June 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Supreme Court's decision on gerrymandering: "Today's decision to allow hyper-partisan gerrymandering is a devastating blow to our democracy, and the American people, particularly communities of color, will greatly suffer because of more...


Schumer Statement On The Supreme Court Decision Blocking The Citizenship Question In The Census

June 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Supreme Court's decision blocking the citizenship question in the census: "When even this conservative court determines that the Trump administration's argument is odious and dishonest, you know the administration's motivation behind adding the citizenship question in the first place was an abhorrent one. The lower court must, for the sake of our democracy and fair representation for all more...


After Schumer Request, Treasury Department Inspector General Agrees To Review Trump Administration’s Decision To Delay Redesign Of $20 Bill Picturing Harriet Tubman

June 24, 2019

In New Letter To Schumer, U.S. Treasury Department Inspector General Confirms Plan To Conduct Review Of The Trump Administration's Decision To Delay Release Of Redesigned $20 Note Until 2028 Treasury IG's Review Comes After Schumer Requested Last Week That The IG Look Into Whether Trump Administration Officials Allowed Political Considerations To Infect The Process For Redesigning Twenty-Dollar Bill Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released a new letter from more...


Ahead Of Sen. McConnell’s Meeting With First Responders, Schumer Calls For Sen. McConnell To Commit To Hold Stand-Alone Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Fix Legislation Immediately After It Passes The House

June 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement ahead of Senator Mitch McConnell's scheduled meeting with first responders: "These brave warriors, who rushed to the towers on and after 9/11, and their families have waited long enough. By the end of Senator Mitch McConnell's meeting with these first responders tomorrow, he should commit to put the bill on the floor for a stand-alone vote immediately following House passage. We cannot tolerate any more more...


What They’re Saying: Editorial Boards Across The Country Call On Leader McConnell To Act On Election Security

June 24, 2019

Despite repeated warnings from the Intelligence Community about foreign attempts to meddle in our elections, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are refusing to consider any legislation to improve election security. Meanwhile, editorial boards across the country are calling on the Senate to act. Election security is too important to become just another tombstone in Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard. USA Today Editorial: 'Grim Reaper' Mitch McConnell Buries Plans To more...


Schumer Remarks Following White House Briefing On Iran

June 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today made the following remarks following the White House briefing on the ongoing situation in Iran. "I told the president that these conflicts have a way of escalating. The president may not intend to go to war here, but we are worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war. We told the room that the Democratic position is that Congressional approval must be required before funding any conflict in Iran. One of the best ways to more...


The Trump-McConnell Tax Law Has Failed The American People

June 20, 2019

The Trump-McConnell Tax Law Has Failed The American People At the end of 2017, Republicans jammed through a tax law that President Trump promised would be a "middle-class miracle," despite all indications to the contrary. Now, new reports show that while the benefits to corporations and the wealthiest few are even larger than anticipated, workers saw little to no benefit. Even worse, big corporations touted by President Trump and Sen. McConnell as tax law success stories are now laying off more...


Never-Ending Chaos Continues To Define President Trump’s Administration

June 20, 2019

Major Nominations Withdrawn Or Defeated For Radical Views, Scandalous Behavior, Absence Of Qualifications, And Lack Of Bipartisan Support. Many nominees to high-ranking executive branch positions have been forced to withdraw once their past controversies have come to light. Some of President Trump's judicial nominees have been forced to withdraw due to a clear lack of qualifications or views that are wildly out of the mainstream. Since the start of his administration, more than 70 of President more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Budget Caps Negotiations

June 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Pelosi released the following statement after a meeting with Congressional leaders and Trump Administration officials to discuss budget caps negotiations: "Regular order involves the House and Senate each acting and then going to conference to resolve their differences. Meeting the needs of the American people must always be a guiding principle in these negotiations as Democrats continue to insist that we more...


Schumer Requests Treasury Department Inspector General Investigate Trump Administration’s Decision To Delay Redesign Of Twenty-Dollar Bill Picturing Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

June 19, 2019

New Schumer Letter To Treasury Department Inspector General Comes After Reports That The Trump Administration Has Delayed Redesign of New $20 Note Until 2028 Schumer Calls On Treasury Department Inspector General To Investigate If Trump Administration Officials Allowed Political Considerations To Infect The Process For Redesigning Twenty-Dollar Bill Schumer: Any Unnecessary Delays To Honor Harriet Tubman, Especially For Political Reasons, Are Improper And Unacceptable Washington, DC - more...


Schumer Statement On The Environmental Protection Agency’s Damaging Affordable Clean Energy Rule

June 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Trump Administration released their Affordable Clean Energy Rule, a damaging, unaffordable plan that could undo ongoing efforts to combat the climate crisis: "?The Trump Administration's so-called 'Affordable Clean Energy' rule is neither affordable nor clean. It is a huge step backward in the decades-long effort to protect our planet and Earth's precious resources. The president's plan is just more...


While American Families Demand Action, Senator Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

June 18, 2019

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical bipartisan legislation. More than 150 bills passed this year by the House are buried in Senator McConnell's legislative graveyard, and the number continues to grow. On the Senate floor, Republicans have blocked legislation to protect Americans' health care, take action on climate change, secure our elections, and ensure paycheck fairness for women. more...


What They’re Saying: The Senate Has Turned Into A Legislative Graveyard Under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

June 10, 2019

Politico: Republicans Whistle Past The ‘Legislative Graveyard’ NY Times: Tariff Threats Aside, the Senate Is Where Action Goes to Die NY Times: New Election Security Bills Face a One-Man Roadblock: Mitch McConnell The Hill: Frustration Boils Over With Senate's 'Legislative Graveyard' NY Times: Senate’s Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a ‘Legislative Graveyard’ Washington Post: ‘Probably Not:’ McConnell Won’t Bring Up Bill To Protect ‘Dreamers’ St. Louis Post-Dispatch more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump Backing Off Mexico Tariffs

June 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's recent reversal on Mexico tariffs: "Just as I predicted, the president backed off. He says that Mexico will take action to 'greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States', but if past is prologue, this is likely to be one of the president's typical, bogus solutions to justify backing off things like the tariffs, which he more...

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