Press Releases

Senate Democrats Take Final Step Necessary to Force a Vote to Reinstate Net Neutrality

May 9, 2018

With 50 supporters for CRA resolution, Senate Democrats prepare for final vote in the coming daysMomentum continues to grow for grassroots effort to ensure a free and open internet by overturning President Trump and FCC Chairman Pai’s anti-consumer action VIDEO: https://bit.ly/2I1UKei Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) today led all of their Senate Democratic colleagues in officially filing a discharge petition more...


NEW REPORT: Trump-Republican Health Care Sabotage Means Higher Costs for American Families

May 8, 2018

President Trump and the Republican Congress have created chaos in their politically-motivated takeover of our health care system, raising costs and reducing access to quality coverageRepublicans failed to pass their radical Trumpcare bills in Congress last year, which would have removed important consumer protections for people with pre-existing conditions, left tens of millions uninsured, and raised health care costs on millions more. However, despite their failure, President Trump, more...


Schumer Statement on Reports that Rescissions Package Will Target Funding for Children’s Health Care

May 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports that the rescissions package will target funding for children’s health care:“It appears that sabotaging our health care system to the detriment of middle-class families wasn’t enough for President Trump and Republicans; now they’re going after health care dollars that millions of children rely on, especially during outbreaks of the flu and other deadly illnesses. Let’s be honest about more...


Schumer Statement on Proposed Health Care Cost Increases in Maryland

May 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the proposed increases to health care costs in Maryland:“Just like former Secretary Tom Price predicted, the sabotage by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress is having harmful, real-life consequences on middle-class families throughout the country. As the new proposed higher rates in Virginia and now Maryland clearly show, the richest few and biggest corporations got massive tax more...


Republicans’ No-Good, Very-Bad Week: As Republican Senator Tells Truth About GOP Tax Scam For the Rich, More Evidence Piles Up That The GOP’s Corporate Giveaway Is Overwhelmingly Flowing To The Pockets Of CEOs And The Wealthy – Not Working Americans

May 7, 2018

Senator Ruio’s comments criticizing the GOP tax bill didn’t just make waves inside the Beltway. Watch the video below for a sampling of local coverage from across the country:REPUBLICAN SENATOR TELLS THE TRUTH: THE GOP TAX SCAM IS A GIVEAWAY TO THE RICH, “NO EVIDENCE WHATSOEVER THAT THE MONEY’S BEEN MASSIVELY POURED BACK INTO THE AMERICAN WORKER.” Associated Press: Sen. Rubio: Corporations Aren’t Investing Tax Cuts In Jobs. “Sen. Marco Rubio says big businesses aren’t investing much more...


Schumer Statement on Proposed ACA Rate Increases in Virginia

May 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the proposed 2019 ACA premium increases in Virginia:“Just like former HHS Secretary Price predicted, the proposed rate increases in Virginia are exhibit A of how the Trump Administration and Republican sabotage of our health care system will harm middle-class families in this country. By explicitly attributing actions taken by the administration and Congressional Republicans, Virginia has more...


Schumer Statement on Findings from New Commonwealth Fund ACA Tracking Survey

May 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Former Secretary Price’s comments and the new Commonwealth Fund study findings on health care costs. “Former Secretary Price’s comments and the new Commonwealth Fund study continue to remove any doubt that Republicans and the Trump administration own any and all increases in health care premiums for American consumers. The American people know the Trump administration is responsible for the more...


Schumer Statement on Commerce Department’s Confirmation that GOP Tax Law Isn’t Delivering Promised Economic Growth

April 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Commerce Department’s confirmation that the GOP tax law is not delivering the economic growth Republicans promised it would:“With President Trump’s own Commerce Department now confirming the GOP tax law won’t yield 4% economic growth, it’s clear as day the Republican promise that the law would pay for itself was a ruse - it was simply a tax scam for the rich. Republicans will carry the burden of more...


Schumer Statement on Brennan Judicial Nomination and the Need to Honor the Blue Slip Process

April 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Brennan judicial nomination and the importance of honoring the blue slip process: "Any Republican complaining about the pace of confirmations should be asked to justify Michael Brennan's nomination to fill a vacant seat on the Seventh Circuit in Wisconsin. Thanks to obstruction by Senator Johnson and his decision to block two different nominees, this seat remained vacant for eight years, as more...


Following Meeting with New CDC Director, Schumer Announces that Director Redfield Agreed the CDC is no Longer Prohibited from Studying Gun Violence Epidemic

April 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer released the following statement after meeting with new CDC Director Redfield this morning. The meeting comes after Leader Schumer and Democrats secured language in the omnibus funding package that the Dickey Amendment does not prohibit the CDC from studying the issue of gun violence. This is the first time that Congress has spoken on this issue in decades and because of the Democrats' efforts, there is now clear intent from Congress more...


Following Senate Judiciary Committee Passage of Protect Mueller Bill Schumer Urges Leader McConnell to Immediately Bring Bill to Floor for a Vote

April 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the Senate Judiciary Committee passed legislation to protect Special Counsel Mueller and the president said this morning that he “may change my mind at some point” with regards to interfering in the special counsel’s investigation:“Given President Trump’s statement just this morning that he may interfere with the special counsel’s investigation, it’s become even more of an imperative that Leader McConnell put more...


Schumer Remarks on the Trump Administration’s Failure to Properly Vet its Nominees

April 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke this afternoon to reporters on the need to carefully scrutinize the Trump administration's nominees. Below are his remarks: Now, this week in the Rules Committee, our Republican colleagues are trying to move forward with a partisan proposal to ram through President Trump's nominees at an even faster rate. This push comes in the midst of yet another example of the Trump administration's failure to adequately and properly vet their more...


Schumer Statement on Joint Committee on Taxation Report

April 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new report from the Joint Committee on Taxation:“The numbers don’t lie: this is just more evidence that the GOP tax bill was in fact designed to tip the scales in favor of the wealthiest Americans at the expense of middle-class families. The American people recognized Republicans gave them a raw deal from day one and it’s one of the clearest reasons why their law remains so more...


Schumer Announces Support For Decriminalizing Marijuana At Federal Level, Plans To Introduce New Legislation In U.S. Senate

April 20, 2018

Schumer Cites An Evolved Thinking - Both Personally And By The Nation - Among Reasons For Why He Now Supports The Decriminalization Of Marijuana New Legislation Seeks To Deschedule Marijuana At Federal Level, Takes Steps To Help Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Enter Into The Marijuana Industry, As Well As Invest In Research To Fully Understand Effects Of THC On Driving And Public Health, Particularly In Adolescents Schumer: The Time Has Come To Decriminalize MarijuanaWashington, D.C. - more...


Schumer Statement on Senator McConnell’s Decision Not To Put Legislation To Protect The Mueller Investigation On The Floor

April 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senator McConnell’s decision not to put legislation to protect the Mueller investigation on the floor: “While I’m glad the majority leader believes the president would be wrong to fire Special Counsel Mueller, it’s a mistake not to pass legislation to protect the investigation. We ought to head off a constitutional crisis at the pass, rather than waiting until it’s too late. I hope the Judiciary more...


Schumer Statement On Air Strikes In Syria

April 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the air strikes in Syria:“A pinpointed, limited action to punish and hopefully deter Assad from doing this again is appropriate, but the administration has to be careful about not getting us into a greater and more involved war in more...


Schumer Statement On Speaker Ryan's Decision Not To Seek Re-election

April 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Speaker Ryan’s decision not to seek re-election:“Speaker Ryan is a good man who is always true to his word. Even though we disagreed on most issues, in the areas where we could work together I always found him to be smart, thoughtful, and straightforward.“With his newfound political freedom, I hope the Speaker uses his remaining time in Congress to break free from the hard-right factions of his more...


Schumer To Trump: Firing Rosenstein Would Create Same Constitutional Crisis As Firing Mueller

April 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today urged colleagues to pass legislation to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Below are the remarks from the weekly Senate Democrats’ press avail:“I want to thank my colleagues Senators Whitehouse, Coons, and Hirono for joining me - all members of the Judiciary Committee. Now, for months, we’ve heard our Republican colleagues say there’s no reason to pass legislation to protect Special Counsel more...


Schumer Warns President Trump Not to Fire Mueller or Interfere With Russia Probe After FBI Raid

April 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement warning President Trump not to fire Special Counsel Mueller or interfere with the Russia probe after the FBI raid. “If the president is thinking of using this raid to fire Special Counsel Mueller or otherwise interfere with the chain of command in the Russia probe, we Democrats have one simple message for him: don’t.” “Special Counsel Mueller, a Republican, has uncovered a deep and detailed pattern of more...


Schumer Statement on New CBO Deficit Projections

April 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the latest CBO report.“The CBO's latest report exposes the scam behind the rosy rhetoric from Republicans that their tax bill would pay for itself. From day one, the Republican agenda has always been to balloon the deficit in order to dole out massive tax breaks to the largest corporations and wealthiest Americans, and then use the deficit as an excuse to cut Social Security and Medicare. The more...

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