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Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Unequivocally and Full-Throatedly Denounce White Supremacy, Neo-Nazism & Other Forms of Bigotry

August 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding President Trump's refusal to unequivocally and full-throatedly denounce white supremacy, Neo-Nazism & other forms of bigotry: "President Trump and Steve Bannon are trying to divert attention away from the President's refusal to unequivocally and full-throatedly denounce white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and other forms of bigotry. While it is critical that we work towards the goal of Senator Cory Booker's more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration Decision to Make the August CSR Payment

August 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding the Trump administration's decision to make the August CSR payment: "This is better than not making the payments at all, but it's not close to what is necessary. Once and for all, President Trump needs to stop kicking the can down the road and agree to permanently fund CSRs. If he does not, premiums will skyrocket, the markets will unravel, and it will be on his more...


Schumer Statement On The Beginning Of Talks To Renegotiate NAFTA

August 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding the beginning of talks to renegotiate NAFTA: "Nothing is more central to creating jobs and increasing take home pay than rewriting our backwards trade laws. In renegotiating NAFTA, the Trump administration should follow Senate Democrats' A Better Deal trade proposal, which puts the interests of working families ahead of corporate profits. They must push for robust currency manipulation provisions; more...


Schumer Statement On Trump’s Latest Charlottesville Remarks:

August 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the below statement in response to President Trump's latest Charlottesville remarks: "Great and good American presidents seek to unite not divide. Donald Trump's remarks clearly show he is not one of them. "By saying he is not taking sides, Donald Trump clearly is. When David Duke and white supremacists cheer your remarks, you're doing it very very more...


Schumer Statement on the CBO Analysis of Terminating CSR Payments

August 15, 2017

Schumer Statement on the CBO Analysis of Terminating CSR Payments Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement following the release of the Congressional Budget Office analysis on the effect of terminating payments for Cost Sharing Reductions: "Try to wriggle out of his responsibilities as he might, the CBO report makes clear that if President Trump refuses to make these payments, he will be responsible for American families paying more for less care. He's more...


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...

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