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This Big Bank Just Proved Why the GOP Tax Law Is a Scam for the American People

January 24, 2018

Yesterday, Wells Fargo announced what they are really doing with their massive corporate giveaway - a huge share buyback. At current share prices, this new buyback is a $22 billion boon to the corporation and their wealthy shareholders. "Wells Fargo has approximately 4.9 billion shares outstanding. The Wells Fargo board of directors also increased the company's authority to repurchase common stock by an additional 350 million shares." [Press Release, 1/23/18] In December, Wells Fargo issued more...


Who’s Responsible For The #TrumpShutdown? President Trump And Republican Dysfunction

January 20, 2018

PRESIDENT TRUMP Washington Post: 'Negotiating With Jell-O': How Trump's Shifting Positions Fueled The Rush To A Shutdown. "After the president ordered cameras out of the Cabinet Room that day, the group delved into the details. Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump's homeland security secretary, and her staff passed out a four-page document on the administration's 'must haves' for any immigration bill - a hard-line list that included $18 billion for Trump's promised border wall, eliminating the diversity more...


Republicans Know They Are Blamed for the #TrumpShutdown – And So Do the American People

January 20, 2018

REPUBLICANS - INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP - SAY THEY ARE BLAMED FOR THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN President Donald Trump: "'It's Trump - they're going to blame me no matter what,' the president told aides on Friday." [Politico, 1/20/18] Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): "To believe that you can successfully blame Democrats for a shutdown over the DACA debate is naïve." [NYT, 1/15/18] Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "I think it's a loser for everybody, but it's probably more of a loser if you're in more...


SENATE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE MAJOR MILESTONE IN FIGHT TO PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY: ENTIRE SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS NOW COSPONSORING LEGISALTION TO REVERSE FCC’S RECENT VOTE AND FULLY RESTORE THE 2015 OPEN INTERNET ORDER

January 16, 2018

With All 49 Democratic Senators Planning To Cosponsor Senator Markey's Resolution Of Disapproval, Dems Urge Republicans To Back Bill - Now That Republican Senator Collins Announced Her Support, Only One More Republican Senator Is Needed To Pass The Legislation In The Senate Democrats Will Force Vote On The Legislation Later This Year -- Republicans Will Have To Choose Whether To Do The Bidding Of Big ISPs And Major Corporations Or Average Consumers, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses Senate more...


MORE TAX BILL FALLOUT: WALMART CLOSES DOZENS OF SAM’S CLUB STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

January 11, 2018

Further revealing that the Trump-Republican tax bill is designed to benefit the largest corporations and their shareholders, not working Americans, Walmart today announced it is closing 63 Sam's Club stores around the country. Despite initial press releases touting short-term worker benefits, the real response of companies like Walmart to the Republican tax bill has been to ensure that its already high-paid executives and wealthy shareholders reap the overwhelming benefit, leaving thousands of more...


Shaheen and Hassan Hold Press Conference to Call for $25 Billion Investment in Budget Agreement to Combat the Opioid Crisis

January 9, 2018

**The $25 billion proposal over two years would be invested in SAMHSA, CDC, FDA, NIH, HRSA, Medicare and Medicaid** **CDC recently confirmed that the opioid crisis has spread so fiercely that it has reversed the national trend towards longer life expectancy for two years in a row--the first time this has happened since the early 1960's** Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to announce a Democratic proposal for $25 more...


SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UPDATED SENATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE 115TH CONGRESS, 2nd SESSION

January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today announced the Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress. All memberships have been ratified by the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and are expected to be ratified by the full Democratic Caucus later today. Note that with the exception of JEC, which has a two vote margin by statue, all Senate committees will now have a one vote margin. The Senate Democratic committee more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Executive Order Further Sabotaging the Health Care System

January 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's proposed changes to existing health care regulations: "The administration's announcement today is disturbingly consistent with an administration clearly hell-bent on sabotaging the health insurance markets and sending premiums soaring for millions of Americans. This regulation is simply a roundabout attempt to allow for the sale of junk insurance, which would actually more...


Schumer Statement on the Dissolution of President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

January 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's decision to dissolve the Election Integrity Commission: "The commission never had anything to do with election integrity. It was instead a front to suppress the vote, perpetrate dangerous and baseless claims, and was ridiculed from one end of the country to the other. This shows that ill-founded proposals that just appeal to a narrow group of people won't work, and we hope more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Meeting of Congressional Leaders and Administration Officials

January 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after meeting with Bicameral Republican Leadership and Administration officials: "We had a positive and productive meeting and all parties have agreed to continue discussing a path forward to quickly resolve all of the issues ahead of more...


A Big Red “F”: In 2017, Trump and Republican Senate Fall Behind Recent Presidencies, Rig the System Against Working Americans

December 21, 2017

In 2017, Senate Republicans and President Trump have failed the middle class. Instead of working on productive, bipartisan bills that would improve the lives of millions of Americans, Republicans have advanced special interest priorities and repealed commonsense consumer protections. In the first year under previous administrations, the Senate focused on positive, impactful legislation that would make a difference in Americans' lives. But under President Trump, Republicans in Congress have more...


Schumer Remarks at Stakeout on the GOP Tax Bill

December 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the vote on the GOP Tax Bill: I'm proud to be joined by my colleagues Senators Wyden; ranking member of finance, Senator Murray; ranking member of HELP, and Senator Sanders; ranking member of budget. Now, our Republican colleagues have indicated they intend to schedule votes later today on their final tax bill. They will rue the day they did it. Given the bill's substance, it's no surprise more...


Schumer Statement on Bipartisan Rejection of Scott Garrett

December 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan rejection of Scott Garrett: "If there was ever somebody who didn't belong at the helm of the Ex-Im bank, it was Scott Garrett. With today's bipartisan rejection of Mr. Garrett, millions of Americans whose jobs and small businesses rely on the bank can breathe a sigh of relief. The White House should now withdraw Mr. Garrett's nomination and quickly nominate a chair that will actually more...


Numbers Don’t Lie: Republicans Said Their Tax Plan Would Bring Better Jobs & Wages To Middle-Class Americans, But Following Senate Passage of GOP Corporate Tax Giveaway, Major Corporations Have Already Announced More Than $70 Billion In Stock Buybacks That Would Benefit Wealthiest Corporate Executives & Investors, Not Workers

December 18, 2017

Despite GOP Promise That Tax Plan Would Lead To More Jobs & Better Wages, Big Corporations Have Already Signaled They Will Prioritize CEO Bonuses And Wealthy Shareholders Over Workers' Wages Or Hiring New Employees New Senate Democrats Report Shows That In Less Than Two Weeks Major Companies Have Already Announced $70+ Billion In Stock Buybacks For Wealthy Shareholders & Investors - Further Evidence That the GOP Plan Would Fail To Significantly Grow Economy And Would Instead Be A more...


Schumer Statement on the GOP Tax Conference Report

December 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Tax Conference's report regarding the final version of the GOP Tax Bill: "Under this bill the working class, middle class and upper middle class get skewered while the rich and wealthy corporations make out like bandits. It is just the opposite of what America needs, and Republicans will rue the day they pass more...


Joined By Retirees, Congressional Democrats Call for Passage of Proposal to Ensure 1.5 Million Retired Workers Across Country Keep Their Earned Pensions

December 13, 2017

Without Congressional Action, The Retirement Benefits Of 1.5 Million Pension Plan Participants Across The Country Could Be At Risk Washington, DC - Joined by retired Teamsters and miners today, Congressional Democrats called for immediate passage of their legislation to ensure the pensions that American workers have earned over a lifetime of work are protected into the future. The legislation would ensure Teamsters, miners, and thousands of other American workers can keep the retirement more...


Video Flashback: Republicans Should Follow 2010 Precedent and Delay Tax Bill Until Senator-Elect Doug Jones Is Seated

December 13, 2017

McConnell: "I think is being clear is that there will be no further action in the Senate thanks to Senator Webb until Scott Brown is sworn in." Thune: "It is now time to start over on a bipartisan approach" Grassley: "there ought to be some pause and to step back and review what's been going on for the last year" VIDEO: Flashback: Republicans should follow 2010 precedent and delay #GOPTaxScam until Senator-Elect Doug Jones is seated. TWITTER FACEBOOK Republican Leader Mitch McConnell more...


Schumer Statement on Doug Jones’ Election to the Senate

December 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on Doug Jones' victory in the Alabama Senate race: "Doug Jones will be an outstanding Senator who will represent Alabama well. He was a great candidate and will be an even better Senator. "Roy Moore was an awful candidate and never should have gotten to the Senate. But make no mistake about it, just like in Virginia, Democrats are energized, focused on the middle class and those struggling to get there, and more...


Senate Democrats Urge Speaker Ryan & Leader McConnell to Continue Bipartisan Budget Negotiations And Forgo Proposed Partisan Funding Bill That Would Underfund Efforts To Combat the Opioid Epidemic, Security Agencies like the FBI, Cancer Research, Veterans Healthcare, Rural Infrastructure And More

December 12, 2017

Washington, D.C - Senate Democrats today released a new letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging the Republican leaders to continue bipartisan budget negotiations and forgo a proposed partisan funding bill that would underfund efforts to combat the opioid epidemic, security agencies like the FBI, cancer research programs at the NIH, veterans healthcare, rural infrastructure, and more vital domestic programs. The letter, which was signed by 44 Senate more...


Schumer Statement on Treasury Department Analysis Of The Republican Tax Plan

December 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on the Treasury analysis of the GOP Tax Plan: "The latest Treasury "analysis" is nothing more than one page of fake math. It's clear the White House and Republicans are grasping at straws to prove the unprovable and garner votes for a bill that nearly every single independent analysis has concluded will blow up the deficit and generate almost no additional economic activity to make up for it. Let's be clear: no more...

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