Press Releases

Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Brenda Mallory’s Confirmation To Serve As Chair Of White House Council On Environmental Quality

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Brenda Mallory to serve as Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality:

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TRANSCRIPT: On CNN, Schumer Discusses President Biden’s Plan To Bring Troops Home From Afghanistan; Today’s Senate Vote On Anti-Asian American Hate Crimes Legislation; And The Upcoming Legislative Agenda In The Senate

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today appeared on CNN’s New Day and discussed President Biden’s plan to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, today’s Senate vote on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to combat the rising violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and the upcoming legislative agenda in the Senate. Below is a transcript of the interview:

 

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Pushes For Senate Passage Of The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi, Senator Hirono, And Reps. Meng And Kim

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), and Representative Andy Kim (D-NJ)  outlined their efforts to pass legislation to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks as delivered, which you can also view here

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Across The Country, Senate Democrats Lay Out How The American Rescue Plan Is Improving Lives, Helping Communities Recover From COVID Pandemic

April 12, 2021

TWITTERFACEBOOK ARIZONAKTAR News: Sen. Sinema Holds Roundtable With Hard-Hit Arizona Business Owners. “U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona hosted a roundtable Monday with restaurant and event venue owners who are still licking their financial wounds and seeking assistance when it comes to making their way out of the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. […] Sinema was a key player in passing the more than $25 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the soon-to-come $15 billion more...


Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Biden Administration’s Gun Violence Prevention Actions

April 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement supporting the Biden administration’s announcement on steps to combat gun violence and his commitment to putting gun violence prevention legislation on the Senate floor: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On Senate Committees Ongoing Bipartisan Review Of Capitol Security

April 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after yesterday’s attack at the Capitol and the tragic death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The Death Of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans

April 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the tragic death of U.S. Capitol Police Officer William F. Evans from injuries he sustained during an attack at the U.S. Capitol:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On March Jobs Report

April 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the March jobs report which showed the U.S. added 916,000 jobs in March and the unemployment rate fell to 6 percent:

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On The American Jobs Plan

March 31, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on President Biden’s American Jobs Plan. The American Jobs Plan addresses key areas for investment to improve our nation’s infrastructure and fight climate change, and includes key elements of two of Majority Leader Schumer’s legislative proposals, Clean Cars For America and Endless Frontier Act.

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Majority Leader Schumer Statement On President Biden’s First Round Of Federal Judicial Nominations

March 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following statement on the release of President Biden’s first round of judicial nominations and said the Senate will work to quickly confirm these qualified nominees: 

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Senator Heinrich, Majority Leader Schumer, Senators King, Markey, and Representative DeGette Lead Their Colleagues In Introducing Resolution To Reinstate Methane Emissions Standards To Protect Public Health, Tackle Climate Crisis

March 25, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senators Angus King (I-ME), and Ed Markey (D-MA) lead their colleagues in the Senate, along with Representative Diane DeGette (D-CO) leading her colleagues in the House, in introducing a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to reinstate Obama-era regulations of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry—the largest source of this powerful greenhouse gas in the United States.

 

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Schumer Recommends Historic Trio Of Nominees To Lead New York U.S. Attorney Offices For The Southern, Eastern & Western Districts; Each Highly Qualified & Experienced Attorney Would Bring An Abiding Commitment To Equal Justice Under The Law To Respective Office & The DOJ

March 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced, today, that he will recommend three exceptional attorneys to serve as the United States Attorneys in the Southern, Eastern and Western District offices. Schumer will forward the names of Damian Williams for the Southern District, Breon Peace for the Eastern District and Trini Ross for the Western District to the administration of President Joe Biden and the Department of Justice (DOJ). It is the first time ever that three African American leaders would fill these critical positions in the DOJ.

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The Results Are In: Across The Country, Senate Democrats Are Delivering COVID Relief For The American People With The American Rescue Plan

March 22, 2021

ARIZONAAZ Central: Sens. Sinema, Kelly vote for Biden $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill. “Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly of Arizona joined with their Democratic colleagues Saturday to pass the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package.” [AZ Central, 3/6/21]FOX10 Phoenix: Arizona senators vote to approve $1.9T COVID-19 relief bill. “Sinema called the legislation a ‘rescue plan that will save lives and livelihoods, and lay the foundation for a full economic recovery,’ while Kelly said it more...


Majority Leader Schumer Statement Following The House Passage Of The Bipartisan Background Checks Bill

March 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Today, following the House passage of H.R. 8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021 and H.R. 1446, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following statement on the importance of acting on this lifesaving legislation: 

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TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks At Enrollment Ceremony For The American Rescue Plan

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other Members of Congress held a bill enrollment ceremony for the American Rescue Plan Act, which implements President Biden’s urgently-needed plan to crush the virus, return children safely to the classroom, get vaccines to the people, put dollars into families’ pockets and put people back to work. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks as delivered, which you can also view here

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of House Passage Laying Out How The American Rescue Plan Will Help Alleviate Child Poverty And Deliver For Historically Disadvantaged Farmers

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Rescue Plan that is set to be approved in the House of Representatives later today and then signed by President Biden—becoming the most sweeping federal recovery package in recent history. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Senate Confirmation Of Attorney General Nominee Merrick Garland, HUD Secretary Nominee Marcia Fudge, And EPA Administrator Nominee Michael Regan

March 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of Representative Marcia Fudge as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Chief Judge Merrick Garland as Attorney General and Michael Regan as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to President Biden’s cabinet by the end of the day. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT – On CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Majority Leader Schumer Tells Americans “Help Is On The Way” After The Big, Bold American Rescue Plan Passed The Senate.

March 9, 2021

Washington, D.C. This evening, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke with CNN’s Anderson Cooper regarding the help the American Rescue Plan will provide to the American people. Below is a transcript of Senator Schumer’s interview, which you can also view here

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New Schumer Dear Colleague Letter On Senate Passage Of American Rescue Plan (Includes Bill Summaries)

March 9, 2021

See below letter from Majority Leader Schumer to the Senate Democratic Caucus. The letter includes links to an overall summary of the Senate-passed American Rescue Plan as well as a summary of the Senate modifications.

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Schumer Statement On Biden Administration Granting Temporary Protected Status To Venezuelans

March 8, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today after the Biden Administration announced that Venezuelan refugees will be granted temporary protected status:  

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