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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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Leader Schumer Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

January 15, 2021

“The Senate Democratic Majority, along with President-elect Biden and our House colleagues, is committed to delivering the bold change our country demands, and the help that our people need,” said Leader Schumer. “The American people have entrusted Senate Democrats with an enormous responsibility. We will work every single day to reward the faith that you have placed in us.” Washington, D.C. - Following the bipartisan impeachment of President Trump for inciting an insurrection on the more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Biden-Harris Administration’s Emergency Relief Package

January 14, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued the following statement on the announcement from the incoming Biden-Harris administration outlining their emergency relief package:

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Schumer Statement On The Bipartisan Impeachment Of President Donald J. Trump By The House Of Representatives

January 13, 2021

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan impeachment of the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, by a bipartisan majority of the United States House of Representatives:

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TRANSCRIPT: At NYC Press Conference, Schumer Responds To Trump Blaming Others For Capitol Insurrection And Discusses 2004 Legislation That Allows Senate To Reconvene On Emergency Basis If Sen. McConnell Agrees

January 12, 2021

New York, N.Y.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a press conference called out President Trump for not taking responsibility for inciting the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and discussed the 2004 legislation that allows the Senate to reconvene on an emergency basis if Sen. McConnell agrees.  A transcript can be found below:

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Schumer Dear Colleague on the Senate Democratic Majority’s Bold Agenda For The 117th Congress

January 12, 2021

Dear Colleague:The deadly insurrection incited by President Trump last week was an attack on our democracy and one of the darkest days in all American history. The physical and emotional damage done by these domestic terrorists to the U.S. Capitol and all who lived through it was despicable. The loss of life that occurred as a result of this attack, including one Capitol Police officer, was needless and tragic. As we continue to take action to address these events - including action more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Call To Vice President Pence On Invoking 25th Amendment

January 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued the following statement on their attempt to reach the Vice President by phone about invoking the 25th Amendment:

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TRANSCRIPT FROM NYC PRESS CONFERENCE: Leader Schumer Calls On Vice President Pence To Invoke The 25th Amendment To IMMEDIATELY Remove President Trump

January 7, 2021

New York, NY — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a press conference called on the vice president to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Statement Calling for the President to Be Immediately Removed from Office

January 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement calling for president to be immediately removed from office:

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Joint Statement from Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement:

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Schumer Statement Following Meeting With President-Elect Biden’s Intended Nominee For Transportation Secretary

December 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. —  Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding his virtual meeting with President-elect Biden’s intended nominee for Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg:

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Schumer Statement On New McConnell Bill That Would Deprive Americans Of A $2,000 Check

December 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on Senator McConnell's  new bill  that would continue to deprive the American people from receiving a $2,000 check. Specifically, Sen. McConnell’s new bill changes the language in the bipartisan House-passed CASH Act to stiff adult dependents and adds the totally unrelated repeal of Section 230 as well as dangerous new provisions related to President Trump’s false election fraud claims. Text of Senator McConnell’s new bill can be found here

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Schumer Announces He Will Attempt To Pass House-Passed $2,000 Survival Checks Bill Tomorrow In Senate; Schumer Urges Senate Republicans Not To Block

December 28, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) tonight issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to provide American workers and families with $2,000 emergency checks: 

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Schumer Statement Following Meeting With President-elect Biden’s Intended Nominees For Climate-Related Administration Positions

December 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding his virtual meeting with President-elect Biden’s intended nominees for Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Energy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, White House National Climate Advisor and Deputy White House National Climate Advisor:

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Schumer Hails Inclusion Of Climate Wins In Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Says More Needs To Be Done Under The Biden Administration To Deliver Bold Climate Action

December 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following statement lauding the important climate legislation included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill while acknowledging that much more needs to be done under the incoming Biden administration:

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TRANSCRIPT: Remarks By Leader Schumer At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi On Emergency COVID Relief Agreement

December 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a joint press conference with Speaker Pelosi discussed the emergency coronavirus relief agreement. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Emergency Coronavirus Relief & Omnibus Agreement

December 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. —Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued the following statement after reaching agreement on emergency coronavirus relief and omnibus package:

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Leader Schumer, Senate Democrats Announce Significant Additions To The Economic Justice Act, Expanding The Historic Proposal To More Than $435 Billion To Address Systemic Racism And Historic Underinvestment In Communities Of Color

December 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats today unveiled new additions to the Economic Justice Act, a major legislative proposal that now provides more than $435 billion in immediate and long-term investments in communities of color to address systemic racism and reverse decades of historic underinvestment.  

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