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Senate Republicans Can End the Trump Shutdown. They Just Have To Support Their Own Appropriations Bills

January 4, 2019

Later today, the House will pass two separate bills that would end the Trump shutdown. This appropriations legislation is not partisan - in fact, they contain bills that already had bipartisan support in the Senate last year. As Leader Schumer said on the Senate floor earlier today, “At this point, we need to take the lead here in Congress in the hopes that we can show President Trump the light of reason. We’ve given our Republican colleagues a way out of the shutdown based on more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Democrats’ Action To End The Trump Shutdown

December 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released the following statement on Democrats’ legislation to end the Trump Shutdown, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills, which passed the Senate on the floor or in committee with strong bipartisan support, and separately a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, the same timing that passed the full Senate unanimously:“While President Trump drags the nation into more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Democrats’ Action To End The Trump Shutdown

December 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released the following statement on Democrats’ legislation to end the Trump Shutdown, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills, which passed the Senate on the floor or in committee with strong bipartisan support, and separately a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, the same timing that passed the full Senate unanimously:“While President Trump drags the nation into more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On The Trump Shutdown

December 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement regarding the Trump shutdown:“It's Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve - after he just fired the Secretary of Defense. “Instead of bringing certainty into people’s lives, he’s continuing the Trump Shutdown just to more...


In Light Of Reports That Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Rejected DOJ Ethics Officials’ Advice And Chose Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing Special Counsel Probe, Schumer Demands DOJ Provide Specifics Of Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation And To Investigate Process That Led To Whitaker’s Decision

December 22, 2018

In A New Letter To Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, Schumer Demands Detailed Information Surrounding Mr. Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation— Mr. Whitaker’s Long Public Record Of Bias Against Special Counsel Investigation Raises Serious Concerns Despite DOJ’s Career Ethics Officials Advising Him Otherwise, Mr. Whitaker Has Chosen Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing The Special Counsel Investigation— Schumer Asks Rosenstein To Investigate The Propriety Of Mr. more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Trump Government Shutdown

December 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement on the Trump Government Shutdown: "Regrettably, America has now entered a Trump Shutdown. Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. But instead of honoring his responsibility to the American people, President Trump threw a temper tantrum and convinced House Republicans to push our nation into a destructive Trump more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Passage Of Legislation To Avert A Government Shutdown

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown: “It’s good that our Republican colleagues in the Senate finally realized that they should not shut down the government over a wall that does not have enough support to pass the House or Senate and is not supported by a majority of the country. The American people know the president’s wall is ineffective, expensive, and only serves as more...


Schumer, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Sports Betting Integrity Legislation

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would put in place world-class safety measures to protect consumers, preserve the integrity of sporting events, and ensure the propriety of the sports wagering market. The bill comes after Leader Schumer released a federal framework to protect consumers and the integrity of sports in the wake of the Murphy v. NCAA ruling more...


Schumer Statement On Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s Resignation

December 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's resignation: "Ryan Zinke was one of the most toxic members of the cabinet in the way he treated our environment, our precious public lands, and the way he treated the government like it was his personal honey pot. The swamp cabinet will be a little less foul without more...


Schumer Statement On Federal Court Ruling That The Entire Affordable Care Act And All Its Health Care Protections Are Unconstitutional

December 14, 2018


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Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Committee Memberships For The 116th Congress

December 13, 2018


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Top Democrats Demand Briefing On Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia—Specifically Regarding Julian Assange’s Presence In Ecuadorian Embassy In London

December 12, 2018

In New Letter To Secretary Pompeo, Top Senate And House Democrats Demand State Department Immediately Brief Congress Regarding Secretary Pompeo’s November 26th Meeting With Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia— Dems Want To Know Whether The Future Of Julian Assange’s Presence In The Ecuadorian Embassy In London Was Discussed Dems Outline Series Of Questions Concerning The Activities Of Both Paul Manafort And Julian Assange Dems To Secretary Pompeo: Congress And The American People more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi Ahead Of White House Meeting

December 10, 2018

Washington, DC - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement ahead of their meeting at the White House:“Republicans still control the House, the Senate, and the White House, and they have the power to keep government open. Our country cannot afford a Trump Shutdown, especially at this time of economic uncertainty. This holiday season, the president knows full well that his wall proposal does not have the more...


Schumer Statement On The Nomination Of William Barr To Be US Attorney General

December 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of William Barr to be US attorney general: "Given President Trump's demonstrated lack of regard for the rule of law and the independence of the American justice system, his nominee for attorney general will have a steep hill to climb in order to be confirmed by the Senate. Mr. Barr must commit - at a minimum - under oath before the Senate to two important things: First, that the more...


Schumer To President Trump: Any Infrastructure Package Considered In The New Congress Must Include Policies, Funding To Combat Climate Change & Transition To A Clean Energy Economy

December 7, 2018

In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer Says Any Future Infrastructure Bill Should Provide Funding To Transition To A Clean Energy Economy & Mitigate Risks That U.S. Is Already Facing Due To Climate Change Schumer Outlines A Number Of Ways To Address Climate Change In An Infrastructure Bill, Including Policies To Modernize The Electric Grid, Create Clean Energy Jobs, And Build More Resilient Communities Schumer: Senate Democrats Expect Climate Policies in Any Infrastructure more...


Schumer Op-ed In The Washington Post: No Deal On Infrastructure Without Addressing Climate Change

December 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today published the following op-ed in The Washington Post on the kinds of policies Democrats expect in an infrastructure bill. The op-ed can be found here and below. Now that Democrats will soon control one branch of Congress, President Trump is again signaling that infrastructure could be an area of compromise. We agree, but if the president wanted to earn Democratic support in the Senate, any infrastructure bill would have to include policies more...


Schumer Calls For CIA Director Haspel To Brief Full Senate

December 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding CIA Director Haspel’s briefing on the murder of Jamal Khashoggi and the need for a full Senate briefing: “While I will not discuss the content of the Haspel briefing, it reinforced the need for a strong response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. CIA Director Haspel should brief the full Senate without delay.” more...


Schumer Statement On The Passing of President George H.W. Bush

December 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the passing of President George H.W. Bush: “President George H.W. Bush will be greatly missed in many ways. He was a fine man and even when he opposed your views, you knew he was doing what he thought was best for America. His yearning for a kinder and gentler nation seems more needed now than when he first called for more...


Schumer Statement On NAFTA Deal

November 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada: “For the new trade agreement to receive a majority support in Congress, - including from members like myself, who have long opposed NAFTA and demanded improvements - it must prove to be a net benefit to middle-class families and working people in our country and must have strong labor and environmental protections, more...


Schumer Statement On Successful Defeat Of Farr Nomination To Federal Bench

November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) announced he will be the 51st vote against Thomas Farr’s nomination to become a federal judge for the Eastern District of North Carolina:“Senator Tim Scott has done a courageous thing, and he’s done the right thing. Thomas Farr has been involved in the sordid practice of voter suppression for decades and never should have been nominated, let alone confirmed to the more...

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