Press Releases

Schumer, Velázquez Announce $163 Million for Restoration of Caño Martín Peña in Puerto Rico

January 19, 2022

Following years of inaction by the Trump Administration, the Senate Leader and New York Representative secured this historic funding as part of the Biden’s Administration enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

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Schumer, Velázquez Urge Federal Agencies to Fund Restoration of Caño Martín Peña in Puerto Rico

January 14, 2022

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to select Caño Martín Peña as one of the infrastructure projects to soon receive federal funding following the enactment of the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act. In a letter sent to Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Michael L. Connor and Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Scott A. Spellmon, Schumer and Velázquez strongly urged the selection of the Caño Martín Peña Ecosystem Restoration Project.

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TRANSCRIPT: On ABC’s The View, Majority Leader Schumer Lays Out The Importance Of Protecting The Right To Vote And Fighting The Big Lie

January 11, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today appeared on ABC’s The View and discussed the importance of protecting the right to vote and fighting Donald Trump’s Big Lie. Below is a transcript of Senator Schumer’s interview:

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Senate Committee CBO Scores for Build Back Better

January 7, 2022


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Senator McConnell Tries Gaslighting Americans As Republican Legislators Across The Country Use Trump’s Big Lie To Subvert Our Democracy

January 5, 2022

As Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has falsely stated that “the big lie on the other side is that state legislatures controlled by Republicans are busily at work trying to make it difficult for people to vote,” according to the nonpartisan Brennan Center, Republican-led state legislators across the country have been pursuing and passing legislation that would dramatically restrict voting, putting our Democracy at risk.


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Schumer, Pelosi Announce Senator Harry Mason Reid Will Lie in State in the United States Capitol Rotunda

January 2, 2022

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced that former Senate Majority Leader Harry Mason Reid will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, January 12th, and events will include formal arrival and departure ceremony.

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Leader Schumer Statement On The Passing Of Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Of Nevada

December 28, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the passing of former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada:

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One Pager: President Biden Had A Historic First Year Thanks To Senate Democrats

December 23, 2021


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Schumer, Warren, Pressley Applaud Biden Administration’s Decision To Heed Their Call To Extend Student Loan Payment Pause

December 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Majority Leader Schumer, Senator Warren, and Congresswoman Pressley applaud the Biden administration’s decision to heed their call to extend the pause on student loan payments, continue to call on the administration to cancel up to $50,000 in student debt.

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Schumer Statement And Fact Sheet On Senate Democrats Confirming President Biden’s Historic Slate Of Judicial And Executive Nominees

December 18, 2021

Washington, D.C. - President Biden nominated a historic slate of professionally and personally diverse well-qualified individuals to the federal bench. Senate Democrats have gone to work to confirm them to the judiciary. Thanks to Senate Democrats, President Biden has had more total circuit and district court nominees confirmed in his first year in office than any president in the last forty years - and as many as in the first year under any president since John F. Kennedy. The Senate also more...


Joint Statement by Senators Schumer, Durbin, Menendez, Cortez Masto, Luján, Padilla on Parliamentarian’s Opinion on Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

December 16, 2021

Washington, D.C.U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.), Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following joint statement on the Senate Parliamentarian’s latest opinion regarding the inclusion of Democrats’ immigration provisions in the Build Back Better Act, which would offer legal protections to millions of undocumented immigrants:

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Schumer Statement On GOP-Requested Fake CBO Score

December 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement today after the CBO published a new score requested by Republicans that does not take into account the fact that Democrats have committed to fully offsetting any future extensions of the Build Back Better Act:

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Schumer Statement On GOP-Requested Fake CBO Score

December 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement today after the CBO published a new score requested by Republicans that does not take into account the fact that Democrats have committed to fully offsetting any future extensions of the Build Back Better Act:

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Schumer Statement On GOP-Requested Fake CBO Score

December 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement today after the CBO published a new score requested by Republicans that does not take into account the fact that Democrats have committed to fully offsetting any future extensions of the Build Back Better Act:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The Consumer Price Index Report And The Need To Pass The Build Back Better Act

December 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Consumer Price Index report and the urgent need to pass the Build Back Better Act to fight inflation and lower costs for American families:

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Majority Leader Schumer, Senator Warren, Congresswoman Pressley Release New Analysis Showing That Resuming Student Loan Payments Will Strip $85 Billion From The Economy In 2022

December 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) sent a bicameral letter to President Joseph Biden releasing new data about the adverse economic impact of restarting student loan payments and calling on him to act without delay to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt. 

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Pelosi, Schumer Announce Additional Details for Lying in State of The Honorable Robert J. Dole

December 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today announced additional details for the lying in state of The Honorable Robert J. Dole in the United States Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, December 9, 2021 and Friday, December 10, 2021. 

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Pelosi, Schumer Announce The Honorable Robert J. Dole Will Lie in State in the United States Capitol Rotunda

December 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer today announced that The Honorable Robert J. Dole will lie in state in the United States Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, December 9, 2021.  A formal arrival and departure ceremony will be held on Thursday.

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New Schumer Dear Colleague: Update on Build Back Better Act Progress in Senate

December 6, 2021

See below letter from Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to the Senate Democratic Caucus providing an update on the steps being taken to achieve the goal of passing the Build Back Better Act in the Senate before Christmas.

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Senate Democrats Announce The Real Impacts And Direct Investments The Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Will Mean For Communities Across The Country

November 30, 2021

At bridges, train stations, transit centers, flood walls, schools, parks, ports, and more, Senate Democrats have spread the word about how the once-in-a-generation Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will transform communities big and small by updating our roads, bridges, and airports, expanding access to broadband, and promoting American competitiveness.

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