Press Releases

Democratic Senators Announce Major, $1 Trillion Infrastructure Proposal – Ask President Trump To Support Plan That Would Rebuild Roads, Bridges And Other Critical Infrastructure

January 24, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Tuesday, January 24, 2017, Democratic Leader Senator Charles E. Schumer and top Senate Democrats held a press conference to unveil a major infrastructure proposal. The Democratic Senators announced their proposal, A Blueprint to Rebuild America's Infrastructure and Create 15 Million Jobs, which includes a historic $1 trillion investment and would create more than 15 million jobs over the next 10 years. This comprehensive blueprint would provide billions for funding more...


Schumer, Cardin Announce Legislation To Make Any Proposed Changes By President Trump To Nation’s Russian Sanctions Regime Subject To A Vote In Congress

January 22, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Ranking Member Ben Cardin today announced new legislation that would make any proposed changes by President Donald Trump to the U.S.'s Russian sanctions regime subject to a vote in Congress. The Senators noted that the U.S. Sanctions regime in place for the last three years is comprehensive and has had a crippling impact on the Russian economy and has seriously weakened Vladimir Putin's more...


Schumer Remarks at the 58th Presidential Inauguration

January 20, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke at the 58th Presidential Inauguration. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: My fellow Americans, we live in a challenging and tumultuous time: a quickly evolving, ever-more interconnected world; a rapidly changing economy that benefits too few while leaving too many behind; a fractured media; a politics frequently consumed by rancor. We face threats foreign and domestic. In such times, faith in our government, our more...


Schumer Remarks on President-elect Trump’s Cabinet Nominations

January 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke about the controversy surrounding several of Trump's Cabinet Nominations and about how the Senate Republicans are doing a disservice to the American people by rushing them through . Below are his remarks: Good morning everyone. Sorry we're a bit late. Now, early on during the transition, Senate Republicans said they hoped they could confirm as many as seven cabinet nominees on Inauguration Day. They said that's what President more...


Schumer: New CBO Report Shows GOP Plans to Repeal #ACA Will Cost Tens Of Millions of Americans Their Health Insurance, Cause Premiums to Double

January 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement in response to a CBO report on Republicans' legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act: "Nonpartisan statistics don't lie: it's crystal clear that the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act will increase health care costs for millions of Americans and kick millions more off of their health insurance. The numbers are even worse than experts could have imagined: tens of millions will lose their more...


Schumer: New Report on Rep. Price Stock Trades In Company He Was Helping Casts Doubt on Price's Fitness to Lead HHS

January 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement on a new CNN report detailing HHS Secretary nominee Rep. Price's trading stock in a company while introducing legislation that would benefit that company: "This new report makes clear that this isn't just a couple of questionable trades, but rather a clear and troubling pattern of Congressman Price trading stock and using his office to benefit the companies in which he is investing. The President-elect claims more...


Dem Leaders, Senators to Hold Senate Floor Late into the Night & Use Facebook Live to Denounce Republican Plan to Make America Sick Again – GOP Proposal to Repeal the Affordable Care Act Would Create Chaos in the System rather than Provide Americans with Affordable Care

January 9, 2017

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, along with fellow Senate Democrats, will hold the Senate floor late into the night and use Facebook Live to denounce the Republican plan to make America sick again by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Senators will also host calls with advocacy groups around the country to fight back against the GOP's ACA repeal efforts, which would kick 30 million people off of their insurance, defund Planned Parenthood and make significant cuts to critical more...


Schumer Statement on Office of Government Ethics Letter Detailing "Great Concern" With Cabinet Nominees' Disclosures

January 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the following statement in response to the letter from Walter Shaub, Director of the Office of Government Ethics: "The Office of Government Ethics letter makes crystal clear that the transition team's collusion with Senate Republicans to jam through these cabinet nominees before they've been thoroughly vetted is unprecedented. The Senate and the American people deserve to know that these cabinet nominees have a plan to avoid any more...


Congressional Dem Leaders: GOP Proposal to Cut Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act Would Make America Sick Again and Create Chaos, Not Affordable Care for Americans

January 4, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following their meeting with President Barack Obama in the U.S. Capitol Building, Congressional Democrats, led by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senator Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate HELP Committee, Senator Bernie Sanders, Ranking Member of the Senate Budget Committee, and Rep. Richard Neal, Ranking Member of the House Ways and Means Committee, said today that the Republican attempts to dismantle Medicare and more...

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