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Leader Schumer, Senators Wyden And Menendez, Announce Senate Democrats Will Force Senate Floor Vote Wednesday To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Cap Of Salt Deduction, Which Is Costing Homeowners Tens-Of-Thousands Of Dollars And Undermining Many Other State Tax Credits

October 22, 2019

Under The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Can Force A Majority-Threshold Vote Wednesday On The Resolution To Nullify The IRS's Rule Blocking Homeowners' Ability To Work Around Harmful GOP Tax Law Caps On SALT Deduction Wednesday's Vote Will Be The Second In A Series Of Roll Call Votes Democrats Will Force Over Several Weeks To Reverse Leader McConnell's Legislative Graveyard For Bills To Help Improve Americans Lives Senate Democrats: The GOP Tax Bill And These Unfair IRS more...


Schumer: Trump Admin Sabotage Of Health Care Law Is Preventing Americans From Saving More On Premiums

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the news that average monthly premiums for insurance plans offered through the ACA's marketplace will see a 4-percent decline in 2020. Senator Schumer also criticized Senate Republicans for blocking legislation introduced by Democrats to further reduce health care costs for millions of Americans as they continue to pursue repeal of the Affordable Care Act in the courts. "That health care more...


NEW VIDEO: Leading Republicans Outside Congress Put Country Over Party, Support Impeachment Inquiry

October 21, 2019

Despite radio silence from many Congressional Republicans and continued stonewalling from the Trump administration, some Republican leaders from across the country are putting country over party and speaking out in support of the House impeachment inquiry. TWITTER FACEBOOK Former White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster: REPORTER: Is it appropriate for the president of the United States to solicit foreign interference in our political process? MCMASTER: Of course no. No, it's more...


Leader Schumer Demands Information From Acting DNI Director And Intelligence Community IG On How They Are Protecting The Security Of IC Whistleblower Amid Growing Concern That President Trump Or Others May Disclose Whistleblower’s Identity

October 21, 2019

In New Letter to Acting DNI Director and Intelligence Community Inspector General, Leader Schumer Notes Growing Concern for Safety and Security of Intelligence Community Whistleblower Amid Ongoing, Public Attacks from President Trump and Continued Threats to Expose His or Her Identity Leader Schumer Demands Information from Appropriate Authorities on Their Plans to Ensure the Security of the Whistleblower, And Others Who May Come Forward Leader Schumer to Acting DNI Director And more...


1000 Days Of Firings, Resignations, And Withdrawals: President Trump’s Government-By-Chaos Is Failing The American People

October 18, 2019

At The Highest Levels, The Trump Administration Has Been Marred By A Continuous Stream Of Firings And Resignations. The Trump administration has consistently failed to work for the American people in part because of an extraordinary number of firings and resignations, many of them due to outrageous scandals and infighting within the Trump administration. According to data published by the Associated Press, more than half of the 42 individuals who have served in top Trump administration more...


SENATORS DURBIN, WYDEN, HIRONO, ROSEN AND ASSISTANT SPEAKER LUJÀN STAND WITH DACA SCOTUS PLAINTIFFS AND IMMIGRATION ADVOCATES TO CALL ON CONGRESS TO PROTECT DREAMERS

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee, Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV), Assistant Speaker and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Member Ben Ray Luján (D-NM-03), joined plaintiffs in the upcoming DACA case before the U.S. Supreme Court, and immigration advocates to call on Congress to pass legislation that would offer permanent protection from more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Vote To Override President Trump’s Veto Of The Resolution To Terminate Emergency Declaration

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after Senate Republicans refused to override President Trump's veto of the resolution terminating his national emergency declaration, which passed both the House and Senate in September with bipartisan support. "By voting against this veto override, Senate Republicans are essentially condoning and creating a permission structure for the president's violation of the Separation of Powers and more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On President Trump’s Reversal On Sanctioning Turkey

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the President reversed his decision to impose sanctions against Turkish government officials: "President Trump is flailing. The President's decision to reverse sanctions against Turkey for brutally attacking our Kurdish partners in exchange for a sham ceasefire seriously undermines the credibility of America's foreign policy and sends a dangerous message to our allies and more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference After Senate Republicans Voted Down Repeal Of Trump Admin’s Dirty Power Scam Rule

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks after Senate Democrats forced a vote on a Congressional Review Act Resolution to repeal the Trump administration's so-called Affordable Clean Energy Rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here: "I'm proud to be joined by my colleagues here, Senator Cardin is here, Senator Merkley, Senator Whitehouse who is floating around somewhere out there but he's expected to join us as well, and our great more...


Senate Republican Blocks Schumer Attempt To Pass Bipartisan, Bicameral House-Passed Resolution Opposing President Trump’s Disastrous Decision On Syria

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today went to the Senate floor to make a unanimous consent request to immediately pass H.J.Res. 77, a bipartisan, bicameral House-passed resolution opposing President Trump's recent decision on Syria. Senate Republican Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked this resolution, which passed the House yesterday 354-60 with the support of House Republican leadership and the overwhelming majority of House Republicans, blocking this critical resolution that more...


TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Remembers Congressman Elijah Cummings; Says “Greatest Insult” In White House Meeting Was President Trump’s Lack Of Policy To Contain ISIS Fighters In Syria; Marks 1,000 Days Of Broken Promises Under The Trump Presidency

October 17, 2019

Washington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on MSNBC's Morning Joe today remembered the life and mourned the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, said that the "greatest insult" in yesterday's meeting at the White House was President Trump's lack of policy to prevent ISIS fighters from returning to the battlefield in Syria and around the world, and marked the 1,000th day of broken promises to the American people under the Trump presidency. Leader Schumer also highlighted Senate more...


Schumer Statement Urging Leader McConnell To Bring The Bipartisan House-Passed Resolution Demanding President Trump Reverse Course In Syria To The Senate Floor

October 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to quickly put the resolution opposing the president's decision in Syria on the Senate floor for debate and vote, after the House passed the legislation with an overwhelming bipartisan majority: "President Trump is the only one who can fix the calamity that he created in Syria. There is no better way to pressure the president to undo the more...


Senate Democratic Leaders Call Out Trump Administration For National Security Risks Of Diverting Anti-Taliban Funds To Border Wall

October 16, 2019

Washington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) along with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee; Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee; Jack Reed (D-RI), Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; and Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction-VA; today called out the Trump Administration for diverting more...


SENATE DEMOCRATS STAND WITH WORKERS & RETIREES AS THEY DEMAND ACTION TO PROTECT PENSIONS AND HEALTH CARE THAT WORKERS HAVE EARNED

October 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) today joined United Mine Workers of America (UMWA), Teamsters, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) and AFL-CIO workers and retirees from across the country to demand Senate action to protect the pensions and health care that workers have earned. The pension crisis threatens the retirement of more than 1-1.5 million more...


Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Statement On Bicameral, Bipartisan Turkey Resolution

October 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement on the introduction of a bicameral, bipartisan resolution opposing the president's decision in Syria. The resolution, H.J. Res. 77, is being led by House Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) and House Committee on Foreign Affairs Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-TX), and by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senate more...


Schumer, Menendez, Reed: Sanctions Alone Against Turkey Will Not Be Enough To Stop ISIS Jailbreak Or Undo Damage President Trump’s Reckless Actions Have Already Caused In Syria And Turkey; Senate Dems Call For Republicans To Support Resolution Demanding President Trump Correct Course And Outline Clear Strategy To Defeat ISIS

October 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Foreign Relation Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) today released the following statement in response to President Trump's reckless decision-making in Syria and Turkey that has endangered our national security and the security our allies around the world: "We have entered a dangerous moment, as it is increasingly clear to all, including more...


Schumer: President Trump’s Actions In Syria Are Dereliction Of Duty, Says Congress Must Pass Joint Resolution Demanding President Undo His Erratic And Reckless Decision

October 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered the following remarks at a press conference in New York City, where he strongly condemned President Trump's reckless decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Northern Syria and said the president was "derelict in his duty" to protect America's national security. Below are his remarks: There have been so many developments the last few days, one after the other and it shows how bankrupt this president's more...


Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

October 11, 2019


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Schumer Statement On Congresswoman Lowey’s Decision Not To Seek Reelection

October 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to Congresswoman Lowey's announcement that she will not seek reelection in 2020: "Congresswoman Lowey has had an amazing run; breaking glass ceilings, being a real trail blazer, accomplishing a great deal and staying an extremely kind person throughout. She has been a tireless advocate for her constituents and her causes and a forceful legislator for over three decades. Alongside my great respect more...


Leader Schumer & Senator Cardin Announce Senate Democrats Will Force Senate Floor Vote Next Week To Repeal Trump Administration’s New Rule That Significantly Weakens Important Carbon Emissions Standards For Power Plants And Exacerbates Climate Crisis

October 10, 2019

Under The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Can Force A Majority-Threshold Vote Next Week On Senate Floor On Resolution To Repeal EPA's So-Called "Affordable Clean Energy" Rule, The Trump Admin's Latest Attempt To Weaken Critical Efforts To Meaningfully Confront Climate Crisis Next Week's Vote Will Be First In Series Of Roll Call Votes Democrats Will Force In Coming Weeks To End Leader McConnell's Legislative Graveyard For Bills To Help Improve Americans Lives Senate Democrats: more...

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