Press Releases

Schumer Calls For Attorney General Sessions to Resign, Outlines Three Critical Steps to Ensure Integrity of Investigation Into Ties Between President Trump's Campaign Officials and Russia

March 2, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today called on Attorney General Sessions to resign and outlined the three necessary steps that would ensure the integrity of the investigation into ties between President Trump's campaign associates and Russia. Below are his remarks: Last night, when I read the revelations regarding Attorney General Sessions' contact with the Russian Ambassador and his decision to mislead Congress about those contacts, I felt a knot in the pit of my more...


Schumer Remarks on Trumpcare: Seniors, Women, Millennials, & those with Disabilities will Pay More for Less Coverage

February 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks during a press conference on how seniors, women, millennials and those with disabilities will pay more for less coverage. Below are his remarks as delivered: Hello everybody, good morning. Thank you for coming, we arranged for some nice weather, even though there are cloudy days ahead if health care passes, if TrumpCare passes. I want to thank everyone for coming. my colleagues, Senators Stabenow and King and our more...


Schumer Prebuttal to President Trump’s Speech to Joint Session of Congress: Populist Platitudes Will Cover Up Hard-Right Agenda

February 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, alongside House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, offered prebuttal remarks ahead of President Trump's first speech to a joint session of Congress. Below are his remarks: Thank you Leader Pelosi, who continues to be an excellent leader of the Democrats in the House, and thanks to the National Press Club for hosting us this afternoon. Before I get into tomorrow's speech, I want to briefly take a step back and look at the first month of the more...


Schumer, Pelosi Announce Democratic Response to President Trump's Joint Address To Congress

February 24, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced that Steven Beshear, who was the 61st Governor of Kentucky, will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's first joint address to Congress next week. They also announced that immigration activist and DREAMer, Astrid Silva, will deliver the Spanish language response to the speech. Silva is a DREAMer from Nevada working with DREAM Big more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Plan for Mass Deportations

February 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in response to a recently released Department of Homeland Security memo detailing updated guidance on immigration enforcement: "No matter how much they deny it, it is clear that the White House is setting in motion their mass deportation plan, directing immigration agents to round up and quickly deport anyone who is undocumented. "We can all agree that violent criminals should be removed, but it is more...


By The Numbers: Republicans Shy Away From Defending President Trump's Conflict-of-Interest Laden, Dangerous, Inexperienced Swamp Cabinet Nominees

February 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer today released data revealing that Senate Republicans have avoided defending President Trump's cabinet nominations on the Senate floor. In fact, while Senate Democrats have delivered 262 floor speeches opposing the eight most contentious nominees, Republicans have only come to their defense on the floor 75 more...


Schumer, Senate Democrats Demand Investigations into the Trump Administration’s Ties to Russia

February 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined by Senators Warner, Feinstein and Cardin today delivered remarks outlining Senate Democrats' demand that an investigation into President Trump's administration and their ties to Russia be conducted in light of recent reports revealing connections between Russian intelligence and top officials in the Trump campaign, administration and transition team. Below are his remarks: Good afternoon. I am very pleased to be joined by my colleagues more...


Schumer, Senate Democrats Demand Investigations into the Trump Administration’s Ties to Russia

February 15, 2017

For Immediate Release Date: February 15, 2017 CONTACT: Matt House, (202) 224-2939 Schumer, Senate Democrats Demand Investigations into the Trump Administration's Ties to Russia Senate Democrats Demand Public Testimony, Record Preservation and that Attorney General Sessions Recuse Himself Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer joined by Senators Warner, Feinstein and Cardin today delivered remarks outlining Senate Democrats' demand that an investigation into President more...


Schumer Calls for Independent Investigation into Former National Security Adviser Flynn, Expects AG Sessions to Recuse Himself

February 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke at the weekly Democratic address, calling for an independent investigation into former National Security Adviser Lieutenant General Michael Flynn. Below are his remarks: Look, I usually hold these stakeouts with a few of my colleagues, but I have a lot to say about what transpired last night. General Flynn's resignation is not the end of the story, it is merely a beginning. It is not the last chapter of this saga, but only the more...


New Video From Senate Dems: President Trump’s Broken Promise To Stand Up To Wall Street

February 13, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats today released a new video highlighting how President Trump has already broken his promise to stand up to Wall Street and fight for middle and working class families. In the video, Senators Charles E. Schumer, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, and Elizabeth Warren cite President Trump's selection of billionaires and bankers, including former Hedge Fund Manager Steve Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, his intention to roll back important Wall Street reforms, his more...


Schumer: President Trump Should Withdraw His Nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor

February 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks outlining his concerns regarding the nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor. Below are his remarks: If you go to the Department of Labor website, you're going find a very good posted mission statement. Here it is, I'm quoting, "to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States." To quote, these are all quotes, "to improve working conditions, to more...


Schumer Statement On Republican Proposal To Force Middle Class, Not Mexico, To Pay For Border Wall

January 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement following statements from the White House proposing a tariff on goods imported from Mexico to fund the President's border wall: "Instead of having Mexico pay for the wall, President Trump, Speaker Ryan and Washington Republicans would have the American middle class pay for the wall. The costs for everything from groceries, to cars, to office supplies would go up by 20%, making it harder for middle-class more...


Democratic Senators Announce Major, $1 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal – Ask President Trump To Support Plan That Would Rebuild Roads, Bridges And Other Critical Infrastructure

January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Democratic Leader Senator Charles E. Schumer and top Senate Democrats held a press conference to unveil a major infrastructure proposal. The Democratic Senators announced their proposal, A Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure and Create 15 Million Jobs, which includes a historic $1 trillion investment and would create more than 15 million jobs over the next 10 years. This comprehensive blueprint would provide billions for funding more...


Schumer, Cardin Announce Legislation To Make Any Proposed Changes By President Trump To Nation’s Russian Sanctions Regime Subject To A Vote In Congress

January 22, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Ranking Member Ben Cardin today announced new legislation that would make any proposed changes by President Donald Trump to the U.S.'s Russian sanctions regime subject to a vote in Congress. The Senators noted that the U.S. Sanctions regime in place for the last three years is comprehensive and has had a crippling impact on the Russian economy and has seriously weakened Vladimir Putin's more...


Schumer Remarks at the 58th Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke at the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: My fellow Americans, we live in a challenging and tumultuous time: a quickly evolving, ever-more interconnected world; a rapidly changing economy that benefits too few while leaving too many behind; a fractured media; a politics frequently consumed by rancor. We face threats foreign and domestic. In such times, faith in our government, our more...


Schumer Remarks on President-elect Trump’s Cabinet Nominations

January 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke about the controversy surrounding several of Trump's Cabinet Nominations and about how the Senate Republicans are doing a disservice to the American people by rushing them through . Below are his remarks: Good morning everyone. Sorry we're a bit late. Now, early on during the transition, Senate Republicans said they hoped they could confirm as many as seven cabinet nominees on Inauguration Day. They said that's what President more...


Schumer: New CBO Report Shows GOP Plans to Repeal #ACA Will Cost Tens Of Millions of Americans Their Health Insurance, Cause Premiums to Double

January 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement in response to a CBO report on Republicans' legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "Nonpartisan statistics don't lie: it's crystal clear that the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act will increase health care costs for millions of Americans and kick millions more off of their health insurance. The numbers are even worse than experts could have imagined: tens of millions will lose their more...


Schumer: New Report on Rep. Price Stock Trades In Company He Was Helping Casts Doubt on Price's Fitness to Lead HHS

January 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on a new CNN report detailing HHS Secretary nominee Rep. Price's trading stock in a company while introducing legislation that would benefit that company: "This new report makes clear that this isn't just a couple of questionable trades, but rather a clear and troubling pattern of Congressman Price trading stock and using his office to benefit the companies in which he is investing. The President-elect claims more...


Dem Leaders, Senators to Hold Senate Floor Late into the Night & Use Facebook Live to Denounce Republican Plan to Make America Sick Again – GOP Proposal to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Would Create Chaos in the System rather than Provide Americans with Affordable Care

January 9, 2017

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, along with fellow Senate Democrats, will hold the Senate floor late into the night and use Facebook Live to denounce the Republican plan to make America sick again by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senators will also host calls with advocacy groups around the country to fight back against the GOP's ACA repeal efforts, which would kick 30 million people off of their insurance, defund Planned Parenthood and make significant cuts to critical more...


Schumer Statement on Office of Government Ethics Letter Detailing "Great Concern" With Cabinet Nominees' Disclosures

January 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement in response to the letter from Walter Shaub, Director of the Office of Government Ethics: "The Office of Government Ethics letter makes crystal clear that the transition team's collusion with Senate Republicans to jam through these cabinet nominees before they've been thoroughly vetted is unprecedented. The Senate and the American people deserve to know that these cabinet nominees have a plan to avoid any more...

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