Press Releases

SCHUMER: Dear Colleague Letter On Continued Work To Confirm President Biden’s Cabinet and Deliver Emergency COVID Relief To American Families

February 19, 2021

Leader Schumer’s letter to the Senate Democratic Caucus can be viewed here and below:

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Schumer Statement On The U.S. Citizenship Act

February 18, 2021

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Citizenship Act: 

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Schumer, Warren Joint Statement On Student Debt Cancellation

February 17, 2021

New York, N.Y. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) issued the following statement on the importance of student debt cancellation: 

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Schumer, Ossoff & Warnock Outline Significant COVID-19 Relief Aid They Are Fighting To Deliver To Georgia Families In President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

February 11, 2021

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) outlined significant COVID-19 relief aid they are working to deliver to Georgia families in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan.

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TRANSCRIPT: At A Press Conference, Majority Leader Schumer Delivers Remarks On The Impeachment Trial And Democrats’ Continued Work To Provide COVID-19 Relief

February 9, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was joined today at a press conference by committee Chairs Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), and Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI). Senator Schumer laid out the need for Senators to hold President Trump accountable through the impeachment trial and explained how Democrats will continue to work to provide the COVID-19 relief the American people need.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Agreement On Structure To Ensure A Fair And Honest Bipartisan Senate Impeachment Trial Of Donald J. Trump

February 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced an agreement on a Senate resolution setting up the structure of the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump that ensures the trial will be fair to both the impeachment managers and defense. 

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Schumer Statement On The Release Of January Jobs Report And Congress’s Responsibility To Act Quickly To Provide Serious COVID Relief

February 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the January jobs report showing the need for quick action on big and bold emergency COVID-19 relief: 

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Schumer Announces Sonceria “Ann” Berry To Serve As 35th Secretary Of The Senate

February 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced long-time Senate aide Sonceria “Ann” Berry will serve as the 35th Secretary of the Senate, effective March 1, 2021. Berry most recently served as Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-VT) Deputy Chief of Staff and has worked in the Senate for over four decades including with Senator Tom Carper (D-DE), former Senator John Edwards (D-NC), former Senator Pat Moynihan (D-NY), and former Senator Howell Heflin (D-AL).Berry more...


Schumer Statement On Biden Administration Moving To Release $1.3 Billion In Storm Aid And Removing Restrictions On $4.9 Billion In Aid For Puerto Rico

February 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the Biden administration’s move to release essential funds for Puerto Rico that were previously withheld by the former administration:


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Schumer Statement Following Meeting With President Biden’s Department Of Justice Nominees

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding his virtual meeting with President Biden’s nominees for Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General, Associate Attorney General, and Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights:

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Schumer Statement On Budget Resolution Clearing Key Procedural Hurdle In Senate

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today on the budget resolution clearing key procedural hurdles in the Senate:

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No Excuses: For Decades, The Senate Has Worked On A Bipartisan Basis To Pass Wide-Ranging Legislation Through The Budget Reconciliation Process

February 2, 2021


 Senate Democrats are eager to get to work on a broad rescue package to provide American families and small businesses with the relief they need as the COVID-19 economic and public health crisis continues to rage. That’s why Senate Democrats have put forward a budget resolution providing $1.9 trillion in COVID relief before the Senate. We hope that Senate Republicans will join us in delivering the relief American families need.

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Committee Memberships For The 117th Congress

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  today announced Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 117th Congress. All memberships have been agreed upon by the Democratic Conference and are subject to ratification by the full Senate.  A full list of Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 117th Congress can be found below:

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Heinrich, Schumer, Senate Dems Introduce Resolution Denouncing Imminent And Pervasive Threat Of Domestic Terrorism, Violent White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Anti-Government Militias & Fringe Conspiracy Theories - Including QAnon - To America’s Values And Democratic Institutions

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Intelligence Committee Member Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats introduced a resolution expressing the Sense of the Senate on the imminent and pervasive threat of domestic terrorism, violent white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-government militias, and dangerous, fringe conspiracy theories to the democratic institutions and values of the United States. The new resolution also calls on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States intelligence community to immediately review the threat posed by domestic terrorist groups, including an examination of the growth of such groups within the United States and the use of social media and other forms of communication to recruit new members to organize and plan acts of violence.

 

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Booker, Wyden, Schumer Joint Statement on Cannabis Reform Legislation

February 1, 2021

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following joint statement regarding comprehensive cannabis reform legislation in the 117th Congress:

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Schumer, Pelosi File Joint FY2021 Budget Resolution To Give Congress Additional Legislative Tool To Pass Urgently-Needed COVID Relief

February 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced they have filed a joint budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2021 that gives Congress an additional legislative tool to pass the urgently-needed bipartisan COVID relief legislation that enacts President Biden’s comprehensive American Rescue Plan which helps defeat the virus and provide workers and families the resources they need to survive the pandemic while the vaccine is distributed to every American.

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ICYMI: TRANSCRIPT – In Interview With MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Majority Leader Schumer Outlines Big, Bold Agenda To Deliver Help To The American People

January 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, spoke about his new role and outlined the Senate Democratic Majority’s big, bold agenda to deliver help to the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Avril Haines For Director Of National Intelligence

January 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the confirmation of Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence:

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Leader Schumer Statement On Biden-Harris Administration’s Day One Executive Orders And Legislative Initiatives

January 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following statement on the executive orders and legislative initiatives announced on Day One of the Biden-Harris administration:

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Leader Schumer, Senators Merkley and Klobuchar Announce Legislation To Renew Democracy, Take Big Money Out Of Politics And Stop Washington Corruption Will Be First Bill Introduced By Democratic Senate Majority

January 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.— Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and incoming Chair of the Senate Rules Committee Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced today that the Senate Democratic majority’s first bill in the new Congress will be the For The People Act, comprehensive legislation to strengthen and reform our democracy.  

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