Press Releases

Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil Save The Internet Act To Restore Net Neutrality Protections

March 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Democratic leaders of the House and Senate today unveiled the Save the Internet Act, legislation that will keep the internet open and free. The legislation will reverse the disastrous repeal by President Trump's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in late 2017 of critical net neutrality protections. The legislation is co-sponsored by 46 Senate Democrats. The Save the Internet Act enacts the three legacy net neutrality principles - no blocking, no throttling and no paid more...


Schumer Calls On Leader McConnell To Establish New Senate Select Committee On The Climate Crisis

March 6, 2019

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces New Legislation To Establish A New Senate Select Committee On The Climate Crisis And Urges Republican Leader McConnell To Schedule A Stand-Alone Vote On The Bill Schumer's Call For New Committee On Climate Change Is Latest Step Senate Democrats Have Taken To Go On Offense And Highlight Republicans' Refusal To Acknowledge Science And Facts About The Urgent Crisis Of Climate Change - Just Last Week, The Entire Senate Dem Caucus Co-Sponsored more...


Schumer Statement On Chad Readler’s Nomination To The Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals

March 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Chad Readler’s nomination to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals: “When the Senate votes on the nomination of Chad Readler next week, every Republican will be forced to show their constituents and the American people whether or not they stand for pre-existing condition protections, more Americans having health coverage, protecting Medicaid, and all insurance plans covering maternity care more...


In One Of Many Steps Dems Are Taking To Go On Offense On Climate Change, Schumer, Carper Announce All 47 Senate Democrats As Co-Sponsors Of New Resolution Stating Climate Change Is Real, Caused By Humans, And That The U.S. And Congress Need To Take Immediate Action

February 27, 2019

New Resolution Co-Sponsored By Entire Senate Democratic Caucus Will Also Highlight Republican Climate Deniers And Leader McConnell's Focus On Holding Cynical Show-Votes Rather Than Addressing The Crisis Of Climate Change In Dear Colleague To All Republican Senators, Senate Democrats Urge Colleagues To Support Resolution To Acknowledge Climate Science; Scientists Announced This Week A "Gold Standard" Level Of Certainty That Human Activity Is Causing Global Warming Senate Dems: The more...


Schumer Announces Dems Will Introduce Legislation to Defund Trump Admin's Fake Climate Panel And Challenges GOP to Admit Climate Change is a Real, Manmade Threat That Requires Immediate Action

February 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding climate change -a real, manmade threat that requires immediate action. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: On climate change. For decades, we've known that climate change is not only a major national challenge, but an existential threat to our planet, to our future. Despite the gravity and scale of this challenge, one political party in the United States has largely denied the problem more...


Republicans' Plan While the World Burns? Deny Climate Change Science

February 26, 2019

Republicans' Plan While the World Burns? Deny Climate Change Science Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that if the Trump administration moves forward with their reported plans for a climate change denial panel, Democrats will introduce legislation to defund it. Twelve days ago, Leader Schumer called on Republicans to admit that climate change is real and caused by humans and that Congress needs to act. Instead of working to address the climate crisis, more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Title X Rule

February 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's newly released Title X rule-a rule that targets women's reproductive rights and endangers access to quality health care: "President Trump's Title X rule is a gag on health care providers that strongly hinders their ability to work with women to determine the best health care decision. It imposes radical Republican views on American women by strategically putting obstacles more...


Schumer Statement On The Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

February 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the resolution to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration: "If the president's emergency declaration prevails, it will fundamentally change the balance of powers in a way our country's founders never envisioned. That should be a serious wake up call to senators in both parties who believe in the constitutional responsibility of Congress to limit an overreaching executive. "This issue more...


Schumer Demands New Information From Alden Global Capital, Hedge Fund Known For Destroying Local Newspapers And Slashing Jobs Across The Country, Regarding Their Efforts To Acquire Gannett And The Potential Free Speech And Pension Stability Implications Of Such A Takeover

February 21, 2019

In New Letter To President Of Alden Global Capital, A Hedge Fund Known As "The Destroyer Of Newspapers", Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Requests Information Related To Alden & MNG Enterprises' Unsolicited Bid To Take Over Gannett, Which Publishes Over 200 Newspapers Across The Country Including Many In New York State Schumer, Who Has Previously Criticized Alden's Efforts, Cites Alden's Past Unwillingness To Publicly Disclose Details Of Their Proposed Acquisition Of Gannett, more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On The President’s Unlawful Emergency Declaration

February 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement on President Trump declaring a national emergency: "The President's unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation. This is plainly a power grab by a disappointed President, who has gone outside the bounds of the more...


Schumer Challenges Leader McConnell And Senate Republicans To Admit Climate Change Is Real, Caused By Humans, And That Congress Needs To Act

February 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor challenged Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to admit climate change is real, caused by humans, and that Congress needs to act. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: The Republican Leader fashions himself as someone who doesn't waste time with political stunts. I'm not sure I could count the number of times he's shrugged off a piece of legislation by calling it "a futile gesture" because the more...


Schumer Statement On The Crisis In Venezuela

February 13, 2019

Washington,D.C. -Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the crisis in Venezuela: For too long, the people of Venezuela have suffered a manufactured crisis at the hands of a cruel and corrupt regime. Nicolás Maduro's effort to block the delivery of desperately needed food and medicine is despicable and should be broadly condemned by leaders across the globe. It is time for the entire international community to come together to support more...


Respuesta Demócrata Dada Por Xavier Becerra Al Discurso Del Presidente Trump Del Estado De La Unión

February 5, 2019

English Translation Follows Discurso como preparados Washington, D.C. - Hoy, Xavier Becerra, el primer fiscal general latino de California, dio la respuesta demócrata en español al discurso del Presidente Donald Trump del Estado de la Unión. A continuación la trascripción completa de su discurso: Xavier Becerra: Buenas noches. Es un honor estar con ustedes desde la escuela secundaria CK McClatchy High School en la ciudad de Sacramento, la capital del more...


Former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

February 5, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery Good evening, my fellow Americans. I'm Stacey Abrams, and I am honored to join the conversation about the state of our union. Growing up, my family went back and forth between lower middle class and working poor. Yet, even when they came home weary and bone-tired, my parents found a way to show us all who we could be. My librarian mother taught us to love learning. My father, a shipyard worker, put in overtime and extra shifts; and they made sure we volunteered to more...


Excerpts From Former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

February 5, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery Our power and strength as Americans lives in our hard work and our belief in more. My family understood firsthand that while success is not guaranteed, we live in a nation where opportunity is possible. But we do not succeed alone - in these United States, when times are tough, we can persevere because our friends and neighbors will come for us. *** Just a few weeks ago, I joined volunteers to distribute meals to furloughed federal workers. They more...


Extractos De La Respuesta Demócrata En Español De Xavier Becerra Del Presidente Trump Ante Estado De La Unión

February 5, 2019

Extractos De La Respuesta Demócrata En Español De Xavier Becerra Del Presidente Trump Ante Estado De La Unión English Translation Follows Discurso Como Preparados El estado de nuestro país decide destinos. Como puede ser, entonces, que el estado de nuestra joven, rica, y fuerte nación es ahora . . . desorden . . . tensión . . . hostilidad? *** Y la idea de declarar un estado de emergencia en la frontera cuando uno no existe, para more...


SCHUMER INVITES NEW YORK AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER, RONAN BYRNE, TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS; AFTER 35 DAYS WITHOUT PAY DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THAT HELD HOSTAGE 800,000 INNOCENT FEDERAL WORKERS & JEOPARDIZED PUBLIC SAFETY FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, BYRNE, FATHER OF 4 CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD, EXEMPLIFIES THE VITAL NECESSITY OF KEEPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FULLY-FUNDED & OPEN

February 5, 2019

As Schumer's Guest, Byrne Will Highlight Toll The Partial Federal Government Shutdown Had On Hardworking Federal Employees & Their Families, the American Economy-& The Erosion of Air Travel Efficiency And Safety For Millions Of Americans Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has invited as his guest, Ronan Byrne, an air traffic controller from Long Island, and father of four, to attend the president's State of the Union address tonight. Byrne is an more...


Schumer Statement On The Nomination Of David Bernhardt To Be U.S. Interior Secretary

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of David Bernhardt to be U.S. Interior Secretary: "David Bernhardt might be the most ethically-challenged, special-interest-driven nominee the president could have selected for this position - and that's saying something, considering he would be following former Secretary Ryan Zinke. Mr. Bernhardt's nomination is a serious threat to our nation's public lands, wildlife and natural more...


State Of The Trump Economy: Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives Have Cashed In On The Trump Republican Tax Law, While American Workers Have Been Left Behind

February 4, 2019

Over And Over Again, Corporations Touted By Trump And Republicans As Tax Law Success Stories Have Laid Off American Workers. Instead Of Helping Working Americans, Big Corporations Have Used Their Windfall From The Tax Law To Enrich Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives With Record Corporate Stock Buybacks -While Laying Off Too Many American Workers CNN Business: The Tax Cut Investment 'Boom' Is Already Over. Some Say It Never Really Started Washington, D.C. -Republicans said that more...


New Schumer-Sanders Op-Ed In The New York Times: Limit Corporate Stock Buybacks

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders today published the following op-ed in The New York Times to outline their view of how corporate self-indulgence has become an enormous problem for workers and for the long-term strength of the economy, and announce plans to introduce new legislation that would effectively set minimum requirements for corporate investment in workers and the long-term strength of the company as a precondition for a corporation entering into a more...

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