Press Releases

Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Memorandum on Chinese Trade Practices

August 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in response to President Trump's memorandum examining China's trade practices: "President Trump's pattern continues: Tough talk on China, but weaker action than anyone could ever imagine. To make an announcement that they're going to decide whether to have an investigation on China's well-documented theft of our intellectual property is another signal to China that it is O.K. to keep stealing. Rather than more...


Schumer Statement on the “Unite the Right” Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

August 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding the "Unite the Right" Rally in Charlottesville, Virginia: "The march and rally in Charlottesville goes against everything the American flag stands for. President Trump must condemn this in the strongest terms more...


As Republicans Attempt To Jam Secret Trumpcare Bill Through Senate Without Hearings, Senate Dems Announce the “No Hearing, No Vote Act” To Require All Fast-Tracked Reconciliation Bills Be Subject To A Committee Hearing Before A Final Senate Vote

June 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democrats today announced new legislation - The "No Hearing, No Vote Act" -- that would hold Senate Republicans' feet to the fire and require that any legislation going through the fast-tracked reconciliation process, such as the Trumpcare bill Republicans are currently drafting in private, have at least one committee hearing and be reported out by at least one of the instructed Senate Committees before the full Senate is permitted to consider it. The more...


Schumer Statement on Russia Sanctions Agreement

June 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement regarding the Russia Sanctions agreement: "By codifying existing sanctions and requiring Congressional review of any decision to weaken or lift them, we are ensuring that the United States continues to punish President Putin for his reckless and destabilizing actions. These additional sanctions will also send a powerful and bipartisan statement to Russia and any other country who might try to interfere in more...


Schumer Statement on Status of Senate Negotiations on Russia Sanctions Amendment

June 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement regarding the status of Senate negotiations on the Russia Sanctions Amendment: "Throughout these negotiations, Democrats have insisted that a Russia sanctions amendment accomplishes three things: codify the existing sanctions in law, impose tough new sanctions in response to Russian meddling in our elections, and give Congress a process to review whether they should be lifted. While we have not yet reached more...


Schumer Announces Support for Resolution of Disapproval on Proposed U.S. Sale of Precision-Guided Munitions to Saudi Arabia

June 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement announcing support for resolution of disapproval on the proposed U.S. sale of precision-guided munitions to Saudi Arabia: "I will support Senator Murphy's resolution of disapproval. The human rights and humanitarian concerns have been well documented and are important: of equal concern to me is that the Saudi government continues to aid and abet terrorism via its relationship with Wahhabism and the funding more...


Schumer Statement on AG Sessions Open Testimony to Senate Intelligence Committee

June 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, who called for AG Sessions' testimony to be held in a public setting, today released the below statement following the Senate Intelligence Committee announcement that Attorney General Sessions will testify in an open session this Tuesday: "It's a positive step that Attorney General Sessions has agreed to an open setting for his testimony tomorrow. There are many unanswered and troubling questions, so the Attorney General needs to be more...


"Infrastructure Week" Stalls Out: Trump Infrastructure Plan Must Still Be Under Construction

June 9, 2017

Washington, DC - As the White House's "infrastructure week" comes to a close, headlines from around the country reveal one thing about President Trump's major infrastructure plan: there is no plan. This week, President Trump held a flashy ceremony at the White House where he signed routine letters to Congress, which stated his support for a bare bones infrastructure plan and his proposal to privatize the U.S. air traffic control system. After roughly six months in office, the Trump more...


Schumer Statement on Senator Grassley Calling on President to Rescind OLC Opinion Shielding Bureaucrats from Scrutiny

June 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement on Senator Grassley calling on the President to rescind the OLC Opinion which shields bureaucrats from scrutiny: "I thank Chairman Grassley for defending not just Congress' right but its duty to conduct oversight. We believe the administration has a responsibility to be responsive to oversight requests regardless of party. We hope other Republican chairmen will follow Chairman Grassley's lead in demanding the more...


Senator Ron Wyden Delivers Democratic Weekly Address

June 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - With President Trump's administration and the Republicans in the Senate threatening to repeal the Affordable Care Act, writing their bill behind closed doors exclusively by men, U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) delivers the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week's address, Wyden makes clear that the Republican legislation is fundamentally about giving massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans and special interests while ending health care tax cuts for the middle-class and more...


KEY MOMENTS FROM COMEY TESTIMONY: “Very Important” Special Counsel – Fired Over Russia – Release the Tapes – Special Counsel Will Determine Obstruction – Trump Defamed FBI – Repeated Concerns About President Trump’s Lies

June 8, 2017

VIDEO: Moments You Need to See from the Comey Hearing TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SenateDems/status/872919272342904833 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/USSenateDemocrats/videos/1355834901152367/ VIDEO: Special Counsel Investigation "Very Important" for Investigation of Russian Influence TWITTER: https://twitter.com/SenateDems/status/872905518708396032 FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/USSenateDemocrats/videos/1355832737819250/ Former FBI Director Comey: Special Counsel Investigation more...


Schumer Statement on President’s Call for Travel Ban in Wake of London Attacks

June 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement on the President's call for a travel ban in the wake of the recent attacks in London: "We have great sympathy for the people of London who have suffered this attack. We admire their strength in the face of this tragedy, and know that the English pluckiness will live on. "The recent attack in London serves as a stark reminder that we must remain ever vigilant in the fight against terrorism. This new world demands more...


Updated: Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Glacial Pace in Selecting Nominees for Senate Confirmation

June 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement on the Trump Administration's slow pace in nominating Senate confirmable positions: "If the President is looking for someone to blame on the slow pace of confirmations, he needs only to look in the mirror. There are more than 550 Senate confirmable positions considered "key" by the Partnership for Public Service. Even though it is now June, the administration has failed to select a nominee for 442 of them. Of the more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s ‘Infrastructure Week’

June 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement on the Trump administration's 'infrastructure week': "The entire focus of the President's infrastructure 'proposal' is on privatization, which sounds like a nice word but when you scratch beneath the surface it means much less construction and far fewer jobs, particularly in rural areas. It means Trump tolls from one end of America to the other, and huge profits for financiers who, when they put up the money want more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement

June 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement today following President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement: "President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement is a devastating failure of historic proportions. Future generations will look back on President Trump's decision as one of the worst policy moves made in the 21st century because of the huge damage to our economy, our environment and our geopolitical more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Delay in Moving U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

June 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement after President Trump signed a waiver delaying the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem: "As someone who believes that Jerusalem is the undivided capital of Israel, I am deeply disappointed in President Trump's decision. Will those who criticized President Obama for not moving the Embassy make their voices just as loud and just as strong when it comes to President Trump's failure to move more...


New Video From Senate Democrats: Republicans Celebrated Trumpcare Without Knowing What It Does – According to Non-Partisan CBO, Republicans’ Health Care Bill Is A Complete Disaster

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democrats today released a new video showing that the Republicans celebrated passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) - without knowing just how disastrous the bill would actually be for millions of Americans. The video shows President Trump and House Republicans celebrating the bill's passage in the House of Representatives, contrasted with what we now know from the Congressional Budget Office: this bill would have a devastating effect on millions of more...


Editorials Across the Country Blast Trump Budget That “Leaves Working Class Base Behind” – “This Won’t End Well”

May 24, 2017

Detroit Free Press (MI) Editorial: Trump Budget Leaves Working Class Base Behind "So much for populism. If blue-collar Americans battered by global competition and automation imagined that President Donald Trump would harness the resources of the federal government to improve their lot, the budget the White House plans to propose to Congress today should disabuse them of that delusion. Like the deeply unpopular health care overhaul House Republicans sent to the Senate last month, the more...


50 States, 50 Stories: Across the Country, Local Headlines Slam Trump Budget

May 24, 2017

Alabama WBRC Birmingham: President Trump's Budget Proposal Could Strain Healthcare Providers Alabama hospitals are concerned about a new proposed federal budget. President Donald Trump is proposing a cut of $800 billion out of Medicaid over the next ten years. It's a part of the president's $4.1 trillion budget for 2018. Many hospitals in Alabama take in Medicaid patients for care. Cutting those funds will put additional strain on those healthcare providers. 'Cuts in Medicaid, cuts in more...


What They’re Saying: Republicans Rush to Blast “Draconian” Trump Budget With “Very Harmful” Cuts That “Do Not Make Sense”

May 23, 2017

REPUBLICANS ACROSS THE IDEOLOGICAL SPECTRUM BLAST TRUMP BUDGET; "THEY'RE DEEP, DEEP CUTS" Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA): "I don't think the president's budget is going anywhere." Reporters then asked what signal the president's budget cuts send to the American people. "It is no signal of mine," he responded. [Washington Examiner, 5/23/17] Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA): Sen. Bill Cassidy says Trump's proposed budget contradicts his campaign promises [Vox Twitter, 5/23/17] Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): more...

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