Press Releases

Schumer Statement On Recent Shootings In Dayton, Ohio And El Paso, Texas

August 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on recent shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas: "One awful event after another. Leader McConnell must call the Senate back for an emergency session to put the House-passed universal background checks legislation on the Senate floor for debate and a vote immediately. "When President Trump spends more time and energy denouncing Rep. Elijah Cummings and Baltimore than he does denouncing right-wing more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump Withdrawing Rep. John Ratcliffe From Consideration To Be The Director Of National Intelligence

August 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump withdrew Rep. John Ratcliffe from consideration to be the Director of National Intelligence: "Thank goodness. Rep. Ratcliffe never should have been considered in the first place. This is part of a pattern from President Trump: nomination on a whim without consultation or vetting, and then forced withdrawal when mess ensues - just like what happened with Herman Cain, Stephen Moore, Ronny more...


While American Families Demand Action On Election Security, Health Care, And Climate Change, Senator Mitch McConnell Continues To Bury Bills In His Legislative Graveyard

August 1, 2019

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical bipartisan legislation. More than 200 bills passed this year by the House are buried in Senator McConnell's legislative graveyard, and that number continues to grow. On the Senate floor, Republicans have blocked legislation to protect Americans' health care, take action on climate change, and ensure paycheck fairness for women. Leader McConnell and more...


Schumer: Fed Decision To Cut Interest Rates Undercuts The Trump-Republican Arguments For GOP Tax Law

July 31, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following the Fed's decision to cut interest rates by a quarter of a point: "The Fed's decision to cut interest rates today undercuts the Trump-Republican argument that their tax cut for the biggest corporations and wealthiest few would spur business investment and be a 'middle-class more...


UPDATED: Despite His Claims To The Contrary, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Is Blocking Election Security Legislation – Part of A Longstanding Refusal To Stand Up to Russian Election Interference

July 29, 2019

DECEMBER 2016: THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS THAT MCCONNELL CHALLENGED EFFORT TO ALERT PUBLIC TO THREAT OF RUSSIAN ELECTION HACKING "In September, during a secret briefing for congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present." … "According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any more...


Schumer Statement On Legislation To Permanently Reauthorize The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Becoming Law

July 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the legislation to permanently reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund becoming law: "Finally, nothing can get in the way of our first responders getting the help they are due and they very much need. It has been a long struggle, but because of the courage of the many who joined the cause, the memory of people like James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, Luis Alvarez and so many others will more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Plan To Nominate Rep. Ratcliffe To Be Director Of National Intelligence

July 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's plan to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) to be the Director of National Intelligence. "It's clear that Rep. Ratcliffe was selected because he exhibited blind loyalty to President Trump with his demagogic questioning of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller. If Senate Republicans elevate such a partisan player to a position that requires intelligence expertise and more...


Schumer Statement On SCOTUS Ruling That President Trump May Steal Funds From Military For Ineffective And Expensive Wall

July 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following the Supreme Court ruling that will allow President Trump to steal funds from the military for his ineffective and expensive wall. "It's a sad day when the president is cheering a decision that may allow him to steal funds from our military to pay for an ineffective and expensive wall for which he promised Mexico would foot the bill. This is a deeply regrettable and nonsensical decision and flies more...


Following Visit To Inspect And Investigate Southern Border Facilities, Senate Democrats Demand Trump Administration Immediately Address A Number Of Issues The Senators Witnessed Including The Mistreatment Of Children And Families And Lax Health And Safety Standards

July 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democrats, led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) released a new a letter they sent to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan today outlining serious concerns regarding the conditions at the southern border that the more...


Schumer: New Senate Intelligence Committee Election Security Report Shows Sen. McConnell And Senate GOP Should Stop Blocking Legislation To Secure U.S. Elections

July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's report on Putin's intelligence operations to interfere in the United States' elections. The Senate Intelligence Committee's report also lays out specific bipartisan recommendations to bolster security and protections for our elections. "The Senate Intelligence Committee has reached the same conclusions as the FBI, NSA, and the broader intelligence more...


Special Counsel Mueller And FBI Director Wray Just Confirmed We Need To Do More To Protect Our Democracy From Putin’s Interference. So Why Is Majority Leader McConnell Blocking Commonsense Election Security Legislation?

July 25, 2019

Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Mueller told the country that the Russian government is again trying to influence our elections - but instead of working to pass commonsense legislation to secure our elections, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have buried them in their legislative graveyard. Earlier today, Senator McConnell blocked requests from Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) to pass election security bills - more...


Schumer Statement Urging Leader McConnell To Bring Bipartisan TPS Legislation To The Floor To Protect Venezuelans

July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the House of Representative's passage of H.R. 549, Venezuela TPS Act of 2019: "The House of Representatives just spoke in a bipartisan voice that the situation is Venezuela is so dire and dangerous that nationals of Venezuela should be eligible for temporary protected status. I commend this legislative effort, as President Trump recently denied bipartisan congressional requests to more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Budget Caps Agreement

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the four Congressional leaders and President Trump reached a budget caps agreement:“Today, a bipartisan agreement has been reached that will enhance our national security and invest in middle class priorities that advance the health, financial security and well-being of the American people.“Importantly, Democrats have achieved an agreement that permanently ends the more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Cut Nutrition Assistance For Millions Of Americans

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's proposed new rule, which would take nutrition assistance away from millions of Americans: "It is outrageous, cruel and galling that after giving trillions of dollars in tax cuts to the wealthy and big corporations, the Trump administration, under the guise of fiscal austerity, is attempting to take nutrition assistance away from millions of Americans on the more...


“The Lead Opponent”: Republican Leader Mitch McConnell Spent Decades Fighting Against The Integrity Of Our Elections. Now, He’s Blocking Bipartisan Efforts To Secure Our Elections From Foreign Interference.

July 23, 2019

This report can be found here and below: Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) has led a decades-long effort to strike down any meaningful reforms to ensure fair elections. For years, Sen. McConnell has fought to increase the impact of dark money and corporate spending in our elections. But now, after reportedly fighting efforts to expose Putin's interference during the 2016 elections, Senator McConnell is blocking bipartisan reforms that would secure our elections from foreign more...


Senate Democrats To President Trump: You Must Abide By Congressional Restrictions And Use Emergency Border Funds Only For Humanitarian Purposes

July 19, 2019

Senate Democrats Demand A Briefing, No Later Than July 22nd, On Trump Administration's Plans For Meeting The Requirements In The Bill Senate Democrats To President Trump: Congress Will Scrutinize Trump Administration's Use Of Border Supplemental Funding And Provide Critical Oversight-Funds Must Not Be Used To Further The Administration's Dangerous Immigration Agenda Washington, D.C.- Senate Democrats Thursday sent a letter to President Trump, outlining key implementation expectations for more...


Schumer Remarks Following Senate Democratic Congressional Delegation Trip To Investigate, Inspect, And Evaluate Conditions At Facilities On Southern Border

July 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today gave the following remarks at a press conference after the 13-member Senate Democratic delegation toured southern border facilities in McAllen, Texas. The delegation included Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jeffrey Merkley (D-OR), Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), more...


Schumer Statement On The Nomination Of Eugene Scalia To Be U.S. Labor Secretary

July 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be U.S. Labor Secretary. "President Trump is missing an opportunity to nominate a fighter for workers, like a union member, to be America's next Labor Secretary. Instead, President Trump has again chosen someone who has proven to put corporate interests over those of worker rights. Workers and union members who believed candidate Trump when he more...


Ahead Of President Trump’s Bedminster Fundraiser, Schumer, Feinstein, Warner Push For Security Assessment Of Trump Properties, Including Mar-A-Lago And Bedminster

July 18, 2019

In Letter To Secret Service Director Murray, Schumer, Feinstein, And Warner Demand Assessment Of Whether Enhanced Security Measures Would Address National Security Risks At Mar-A-Lago And Bedminster Schumer, Feinstein, Warner: Congress Needs To Know Risks Posed By Reported Surveillance Or Influence Operations Targeting The President's Properties Washington, D.C. - Ahead of President Trump's fundraiser at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), more...


Schumer, Wyden, Menendez, Senate Democrats Unveil New Legislation To Restore Homeowners’ Ability To Work Around GOP Tax Law’s Cap Of SALT Deduction, Which Is Costing Homeowners Tens-Of-Thousands Of Dollars

July 16, 2019

After IRS Blocked Homeowners' Ability To Work Around Harmful GOP Tax Law Caps On SALT Deduction, Senate Dems Introduce Congressional Review Act (CRA) Resolution Of Disapproval To Nullify The IRS's Rule New Senate Dem Legislation Would Restore States' Ability To Work Around The Harmful Caps And Allow Homeowners To Again Fully Retain Their SALT Deduction Senate Democrats: The GOP Tax Bill And These Unfair IRS Regulations Hurt America's Homeowners-We're Fighting Back Washington, D.C. - more...

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