Press Releases

Schumer Statement on Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

April 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered the below statement following revelations that former national security adviser Michael Flynn violated the law while working on behalf of a foreign government: "The disturbing news that General Flynn may have violated the law in connection with his security clearance may be just the tip of the iceberg. These revelations highlight the importance of the intelligence committee working in a bipartisan way to request and receive more...


President Trump's Broken Promises on Jobs, Outsourcing, and Trade

April 25, 2017

As a candidate, President Trump made dozens of promises to the American worker, pledging to hold China accountable for its unfair trade practices, to get us out of bad trade deals, to stop companies from shipping American jobs overseas, and to create jobs and opportunity like we've never seen before. One hundred days into his presidency, President Trump has broken each and every one of these promises. In fact, he's made life worse for the American worker. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BROKEN PROMISES: more...


President Trump's 100 Days of Historic Broken Promises

April 25, 2017

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S 100 DAYS OF HISTORIC BROKEN PROMISES ACCOMPLISHMENTS GETTING GOVERNMENT TO WORK FOR TRUMP ALLIES OUT OF THE WAY: President Donald J. Trump has done more to break promises and enrich his allies stop the Government from interfering in the lives of Americans in his first 100 days than any other President in history. Despite campaigning as a populist, President Trump has governed as a hard-right extremist. Again and again, he has broken his promises to the American people more...


President Trump’s First 100 Days: Constant Blunders, Falsehoods and Crises Undermine Administration’s Ability to Do Anything Positive for American Families

April 24, 2017

The First 100 Days of the Trump administration have been marked by consistent missteps, falsehoods, and broken promise after broken promise - and without a single major legislative accomplishment. Though the Trump administration may have set one record in its first 100 days: a record breaking number of blunders. This administration has been constantly hamstrung by self-imposed wounds: scandals, blunders, falsehoods, broken promises, errors, firings, withdrawals and examples of gross more...


Senators Call on Trump to Disclose Ethics Waivers and White House Visitor Logs

April 20, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Amidst reports of lobbyists, lawyers, and consultants from a range of industries shaping federal policy and coming and going from the Trump administration with ease, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Tom Carper (D-DE), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) are calling on President Donald Trump to reveal who has been allowed to side step his administration's ethics pledge and why, and who is more...


As President Trump Visits Wisconsin, Senators Schumer and Baldwin Urge the President to Support Legislation to Make 'Buy American, Hire American' the Law of the Land and Truly Deliver on His Promises to American Workers

April 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today called on President Donald J. Trump to finally fulfill his campaign promises to fight for and protect the American worker by announcing his support for legislation to make 'Buy American, Hire American' the law of the land and ensure America's infrastructure is rebuilt with American iron and American steel. Specifically, the Senators urged President Trump to announce his support for Senator more...


On Eve of Tax Filing Deadline, Schumer Calls on President Trump to Release Full Tax Returns Before Pursuing Tax Reform

April 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement ahead of the April 15 tax filing deadline urging President Trump to release his full tax returns before pursuing tax reform legislation: "If President Trump is serious about passing real tax reform to help the middle class, he should start by releasing his own full tax returns to erase any doubt of where his priorities lie. Until President Trump releases his full tax returns, a cloud of suspicion will more...


Progress Report: In First 100 Days of Congress, Senate Republicans Have Put Special Interests Over The American People

April 12, 2017

Today marks the 100th day of the 115th Congress. 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. "Congressional Republicans haven't done much in their first one hundred days, but what they have done has exclusively benefited the special interests at the expense of the middle class," said Senator Schumer. "In the Senate, the Republican more...


Following Disappointing Meeting Between President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping, Schumer Demands Real Action From the Trump Administration on Trade With China

April 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer today demanded real action from President Donald Trump and his administration on the issue of trade with China. Following the disappointing meeting between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, Schumer said that President Trump has not yet kept a single promise to the American people when it comes to China. During the campaign, then-candidate Trump vowed to label China a more...


Ahead Of Chinese President’s Visit To U.S. & Meeting With President Trump, Senate Democrats Send Letter to President Trump Urging Him To Hold China Accountable On Trade

April 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democrats released a new letter today calling on President Trump to hold China accountable on trade during his upcoming summit with Chinese President Xi. During the campaign, President Trump promised to get tough on China "on day one," yet he has failed to take meaningful actions to blunt China's cheating on trade. For workers with the deck stacked against them due to China's cheating, the Senators called on President Trump to deliver on specific areas of trade. The more...


Republicans Already Expressing Regret Over Nuclear Option They Don’t Have To Take

April 4, 2017

As Leader Schumer said on Sunday, Republicans do not need to break the rules of the Senate for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: "It looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin. So instead of changing the rules, which is up to Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority, why doesn't President Trump, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate sit down and try to come up with a mainstream nominee? Look, when a nominee doesn't get 60 more...


Schumer to GOP: Sit Down And Work Together to Come Up with New, Mainstream SCOTUS Nominee, Avoid Nuclear Option Crisis

April 2, 2017

Democratic Leader Schumer: "Let me make a proposal to make break this problem -- to maybe break this problem that we have, okay? It looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60 vote margin. So instead of changing the rules, which is up to Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority, why doesn't President Trump, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate sit down and try to come up with a mainstream nominee? Look, when a nominee doesn't get 60 votes, you shouldn't change the rules. You should change more...


Senate Democrats to President Trump: Veto Misguided Resolution That Eliminates Privacy Rules Designed to Protect Americans’ Most Sensitive Personal Information Stored on Computers or Phones – Such As Social Security Numbers, Browser History, And Precise Geo-Location – From Being Sold Without Their Knowledge or Consent

March 30, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democrats today released a new letter to President Trump urging him to veto a resolution - passed by both the House and the Senate this week - that would undo consumer privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) designed to prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from selling or sharing the sensitive personal data of their customers without first obtaining consent. The letter -- signed by 46 Senate Democrats -- notes that, if the resolution more...


Senate Dems To President Trump: Abandon ACA Repeal Efforts, Stop Undermining Health Care System And Work in Bipartisan Fashion to Improve The Law, Lower Health Care Costs For All Americans

March 29, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democrats today released a new letter to President Trump urging him and his administration to abandon their efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and undermine the United States health care system so they can work in a bipartisan fashion to improve the law and lower the costs of health care for all Americans. The letter, signed by 44 Senate Democrats, also requests - as a first step - that the Trump Administration rescind the executive order signed on January more...


The Supreme Court Unanimously Rejected Judge Gorsuch’s Approach to Limiting the Rights of Disabled Children Seeking Appropriate Public Education

March 22, 2017

As a judge on the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch has repeatedly sided with school districts over disabled children seeking to enforce their rights under the Individuals Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In ruling on these cases, he consistently interprets the IDEA and related protections narrowly. He has also denied relief to disabled students in cases in which schools used restraints and physical force against the children. On March 22, 2017, in the Endrew F. case, the Supreme Court ruled more...


The Ginsburg Standard: Judging a Nominee Who Won’t Answer Questions

March 21, 2017

Not everyone agrees with Justice Ginsburg that there are no questions a nominee can answer. No less than conservative giant Chief Justice Rehnquist declared proof of a clean slate in a justice's mind is not a good thing-in fact, it would demonstrate a lack of qualification. Chief Justice Rehnquist wrote that nothing "could be more important to the Senate" than a nominee's views on hot-button issues, and "[t]he only way for the Senate to learn of these sympathies is to 'Inquire of men on more...


Previous Supreme Court Nominees Answered Fair Questions

March 21, 2017

Contrary to what some Judiciary Committee Republicans and Judge Gorsuch have been arguing, it is not only acceptable to ask a Supreme Court nominee questions and expect specific answers; it is necessary. Previous Supreme Court nominees answered questions about previously decided cases, key rights issues, and their approach to constitutional rights and government interests. Right/Interest Justice Right to Privacy Justice Kennedy: Sen. Biden: "Is there a more...


Judge Neil Gorsuch: President Trump Stands By His Litmus Test to Appoint Only an Anti-Choice Extremist

March 21, 2017

President Trump has repeatedly stated that he would apply a litmus test in selecting Supreme Court nominees who would oppose a woman's right to choose and overturn Roe v. Wade. In nominating Judge Gorsuch, there is good reason to believe that President Trump has kept his word. Judge Gorsuch's judicial record strongly suggests he will be a vote against women's reproductive rights. And his nomination has been universally praised by anti-choice groups. President Trump's Anti-Choice Litmus more...


Judge Gorsuch’s Record Raises Questions about Ability to be Independent: Shows He is a Republican Loyalist and Proponent of Executive Power

March 21, 2017

The Trump Administration has shown unprecedented disregard for the rule of law and the role of an independent judiciary, making the need for judicial independence greater than ever. Judge Gorsuch's record, however, is of loyal fidelity to conservative, Republican causes. Documents from the Bush Administration show that he was involved in supporting that administration's assertions of broad and unchecked executive power. And on the bench, Judge Gorsuch has eschewed judicial restraint to side more...


Take it From the GOP: Supreme Court Nominees Are Held to a Higher Standard

March 20, 2017

Nominations to our nation's highest court have long warranted and received more scrutiny than any other position. The role of a Supreme Court Justice differs significantly from any other judgeship. As Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley once said, "The Senate's job is not only to provide advice and consent by confirming nominees who are intelligent and accomplished. Our job is to confirm nominees who will be fair and impartial judges, individuals who truly understand the proper role of more...

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