Press Releases

Schumer, Van Hollen, Wyden, & Sanders Request Analysis From Social Security Administration On The Impact Of Eliminating The Payroll Tax

August 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senators Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sent a letter to the Social Security Administration’s Chief Actuary Stephen Goss requesting an analysis on the impact of eliminating the payroll tax that funds Social Security’s Old Age and Survivors Insurance (OASI) Trust Fund and Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund.The Senators begin their letter asking Chief Actuary Goss more...


After Call With PMG DeJoy, Schumer Lays Out Series Of Key Questions On USPS Plans To Suspend Harmful Operational Changes Following Pressure From Dems And American Public

August 19, 2020

Schumer Questions Postmaster General On Removal Of Sorting Machines And USPS Blue Collection BoxesWashington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, sent as follow up to their Tuesday, August 18th phone conversation regarding DeJoy’s decision to halt some operational changes at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) until after the November election following pressure from Democrats and the American people.In the letter, more...


Leader Schumer Calls For USPS Board Of Governors To Immediately Disclose Details Of Selection Process For Postmaster General DeJoy And Any Addl. Information Regarding Trump Admin.’s Role

August 19, 2020

In New Letter To USPS Board Of Governors, Leader Schumer Raises Concerns About Political Influence In The Search Process And Selection Of Postmaster General Louis DeJoyLeader Schumer Says Role Of President Trump, Treasury Sec. Mnuchin, And Executive Search Firm Russell Reynolds In DeJoy’s Selection Must Be ExposedLeader Schumer To USPS Board Of Governors: Immediately Disclose All Information Regarding Selection Of Louis DeJoy To Be Postmaster GeneralWashington, D.C. —Senate Democratic more...


Schumer Calls On DeJoy To Outline In Writing Exact Policies USPS Will Reverse And Confirm That Mail-In Ballots Will Continue To Receive Priority

August 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after a phone call with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during which he called on the Postmaster General to outline the precise policies he intends to reverse and to confirm that the USPS will continue treating mail-in ballots as First Class mail:“I just spoke to Postmaster General DeJoy and I told him there’s a lot of mistrust because of statements he and the president have made about more...


TRANSCRIPT: On CNN’s New Day, Schumer Discusses Efforts To Hold Postmaster General DeJoy Accountable For Changes That Have Delayed Postal Services Impacting Veterans, Seniors, And Small Businesses

August 18, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined CNN’s New Day and discussed Senate Democrats’ efforts to demand Postmaster General DeJoy to reverse course on operational changes in the Postal Service and hold him accountable for the slowdown in benefits, medicine, food, paychecks, ballots, and other services to the American people. Below is an excerpt from the interview:John Berman: Your day job is the Minority Leader in the U.S. Senate. On the House more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Dems’ Successful Effort To Have Postmaster General DeJoy Testify Before Senate Oversight Hearing

August 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after Senate Democrats’ successful effort to have Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on recent changes in the Postal Service that have left Americans across the country struggling with delayed mail deliveries:“I am pleased that immense pressure from Senate Democrats and the American people have forced Senate more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Intelligence Committee’s Report Revealing Russia’s Efforts To Interfere In American Democracy

August 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement regarding the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence’s latest report on the Russia investigation, revealing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s efforts to help elect then-candidate Donald Trump:“The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's detailed review of Vladimir Putin’s campaign to elect then-candidate Donald Trump reveals damning and illuminating facts about the actions taken by more...


Schumer Renews Call For Chairman Johnson To Hold Hearing With DeJoy And Duncan

August 17, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson to hold a hearing in his committee as soon as possible with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and USPS Board of Governors Chairman Robert Duncan after DeJoy agreed to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform early next week:“It is disappointing that Chairman Ron Johnson would rather more...


Schumer Statement Calling On Leader McConnell To Bring Senate Back Into Session To Act On Urgent Fixes To The Postal Service

August 16, 2020

New York, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to bring the Senate back into session after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House will reconvene on Saturday to act on legislation that will reverse Postmaster General Louis DeJoy's damaging changes at the Postal Service:“I call on Leader McConnell to bring the Senate back into session to quickly act on the House’s legislation that will undo more...


Schumer Calls On Chairman Johnson To Hold Postal Service Oversight Hearings With DeJoy and Duncan, Says McConnell Must Bring Senate Back If House Passes USPS Legislation

August 16, 2020

Schumer Is Pushing For Legislation To Reverse Changes And Ensure Mail-in Ballots Are Treated As First Class Priority Schumer: Board Of Governors Should Remove Postmaster General DeJoy If He Refuses To Testify Before CongressNew York, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today at a press conference in New York City called the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, led by Senator Ron Johnson, to hold an oversight hearing with Postmaster General Louis more...


Schumer, Pelosi, Peters, Maloney Statement Calling on Postmaster General and Chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors to Testify About Postal Service Sabotage

August 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Ranking Member Gary C. Peters of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform today called on the Postmaster General and Chairman of the Postal Service Board of Governors to testify before Congress about recent, sweeping and dangerous operational changes at the Postal Service that are slowing the more...


Schumer, Pelosi, Top Committee Democrats Press Postmaster General For Answers On Partisan Campaign To Slow The Mail Before The Election

August 14, 2020

Democratic Leaders Release Letters From Postal Service This Week Detailing Dangerous Operational Changes At Hundreds Of Facilities Across The CountryWashington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the top Democrats from four Congressional committees with jurisdiction over federal elections and the Postal Service - Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, Chairperson Zoe Lofgren of the Committee on more...


Senator Peters Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

August 14, 2020

“For more than 245 years, the Postal Service has carried on a tradition of reliable, on-time delivery. Dedicated postal workers and letter carriers over the years have delivered mail through wars - through hurricanes - through rain and snow. And they've always done it on time," said Senator Gary Peters (D-MI). "Last week, after the new Postmaster General refused to give me clear answers about the causes of these delays, I launched an investigation. I’m working to find out what changes more...


Schumer, Pelosi Statement On President’s Assault On The Postal Service And Elections

August 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today issued the following joint statement on President Trump’s latest attacks on vote-by-mail and on the Postmaster General’s policies that have led to a dramatic increase in delayed and undelivered mail:“The United States Postal Service is a pillar of our American Democracy and is enshrined in the Constitution, which empowers Congress to ‘establish Post Offices and Post Roads.’ The Postal Service more...


Schumer, Klobuchar, Peters, And Carper Lead Senate Democratic Caucus Urging USPS To Fix Delays And Avoid Cost Increases For Election Mail

August 12, 2020

Letter Follows Reports That USPS Indicated To State Election Officials It Will Depart From Long-Standing Practice Of Prioritizing Election Mail, Delaying Delivery Times Unless States Pay More Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, Gary Peters (D-MI), Ranking Member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (D-DE) led the entire Senate more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Trump Administration’s Refusing To Budge In COVID-19 Response Negotiations

August 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement after Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated the Administration’s refusal to budge on their position on the size and scope of the next COVID-19 legislative response package: “An overture was made by Secretary Mnuchin to meet and he made clear that his televised comments from earlier today still stand: the White House is not budging from their position concerning the size more...


Schumer, Heinrich, Manchin Lead Entire Democratic Caucus In Opposing Bureau Of Land Management Director Nominee William Perry Pendley

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Joe Manchin (D-WV) led the entire Democratic Caucus in a letter to President Trump opposing Bureau of Land Management Director nominee William Perry Pendley. "We write to express opposition to Mr. Pendley's nomination to the position of Director of the Bureau of Land Management," the Senators wrote. "Mr. Pendley’s public more...


Across The Country, Americans Face Crisis As President Trump And Postmaster General DeJoy Undermine Post Office During Global Pandemic – Schumer, Peters Call For Americans To Share Their Stories

August 11, 2020

Louisville Courier-Journal (KY): Postal Service's Cost Cutting Is Frustrating Kentuckians — And Raising Election Concerns CBS 2 Chicago (IL): Postal Problems Mean No Checks, No Medications For Weeks Philadelphia Inquirer (PA): Mail Delays Are Frustrating Philly Residents, And A Short-Staffed Postal Service Is Struggling To Keep Up Fox News 8 (NC): Mail Delays Hurting Local Small Business Owners Lansing State Journal (MI): Michigan Absentee Voting Smashed more...


34 Senate Democrats Send Letter Pressing The White House To Restore Full Funding For National Guard’s COVID-19 Response

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Yesterday, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) were joined by thirty-two U.S. Senators in sending a letter asking President Trump to restore full funding to states for the National Guard forces responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week the President reduced FEMA reimbursement for National Guard units from 100 percent to 75 percent, with no explanation, and with the unexplained exception of Florida and Texas. Since March, more...


TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Blasts President Trump’s Unworkable, Weak And Narrow Executive Actions Amid Historic Coronavirus Crisis And Calls For A Serious Comprehensive Solution That Meets The Needs Of The American People.

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined MSNBC’s Morning Joe and blasted the president’s unworkable, weak and narrow executive actions amidst this historic coronavirus crisis and called for a serious and comprehensive solution that will meet the needs of the American people. A transcript of the interview can be found below: Joe Scarborough: On that high note, let's bring in Minority Leader in the United States Senate, Chuck Schumer. Chuck, I've got more...

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