Press Releases

Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal

February 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding President Trump’s infrastructure proposal: “The president’s infrastructure proposal would do very little to make our ailing infrastructure better, but would put unsustainable burdens on our local government and lead to Trump tolls all over the country, all while undermining important protections like Buy America. It is a plan to appease his political allies, not to rebuild the country. Democrats want to more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Release the Democratic Memo

February 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s refusal to release the Democratic memo voted on by the House Intelligence Committee. “The President’s double standard when it comes to transparency is appalling. The rationale for releasing the Nunes memo, transparency, vanishes when it could show information that’s harmful to him. Millions of Americans are asking one simple question: what is he more...


Schumer Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement

February 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the passage of the bipartisan budget agreement. “What makes Democrats proudest of this bill is that after a decade of cuts to programs that help the middle class, we have a dramatic reversal. Funding for education, infrastructure, fighting drug abuse, and medical research will all, for the first time in years, get very significant increases, and we have placed Washington on a path to deliver more more...


SPECIAL REPORT: In 2018, Corporate Windfall from GOP Tax Scam Overwhelmingly Funneled to Pockets of Corporate Executives and Wealthy Shareholders through Nearly $100 Billion in Corporate Share Buybacks

February 7, 2018

Just over one month into 2018, it's clearer than ever that the GOP Tax Scam overwhelmingly benefits corporate CEOs and wealthy shareholders. While Republicans want working American families to thank them for $1.50 a week, corporate executives have been authorizing schemes to put billions in their own pockets - and in numerous cases announcing major layoffs of American workers. Less than forty days into 2018, banks, oil and tobacco companies, and other corporations have announced nearly $100 more...


Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Announces Return to Previous Leadership On Senate Foreign Relations & Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committees

February 6, 2018

Senator Menendez Will Resume Role as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Senator Ben Cardin Will Return to Senate Small Business And Entrepreneurship Committee As Ranking Member Committee Changes Were Ratified By The Full Senate Democratic CaucusWashington, DC - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced that, in accordance with caucus rules, Senator Bob Menendez will resume his position as Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. more...


Schumer Statement Calling on President Trump to Approve the Release of the Democratic Memo

February 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling on President Trump to quickly approve the release of the Democratic memo. “Now that the House Intelligence Committee has acted, the president should move quickly - in conjunction with the DOJ and FBI - and release the Schiff memo and, in turn, provide full transparency to allow the public to make their own judgement on the facts of the case. The president decided the public deserved to see the Nunes more...


Schumer Statement on Reports That The CFPB Is Freezing Equifax Probe After Tax Bill Provides Massive Cuts to Corporations

February 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement following Reports that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has decided to halt their probe into Equifax:“If you needed further proof that the Trump administration is rigging the system to benefit the most egregious corporate actors - all at the expense of hard-working Americans - look no further than the administration’s decision to install Mick Mulvaney at the CFPB. First the Trump more...


Schumer Calls on President Trump to Support Release of Democratic Memo

February 4, 2018

After Release of Partisan, Selective Memo, Schumer Urges President Trump to Support Release of Democratic Memo To Ensure Whole Truth Is PublicIf President Trump Truly Believes Law Enforcement Acted Improperly, He Would Support the Release of More Information to Bolster His Case Schumer to Trump: Release Both Memos for Full Transparency WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called on President Trump to support the release of House Intelligence Ranking Member Adam Schiff's memo more...


Top Senate & House Democrats Warn President Trump: To Use Nunes Memo as Pretext for Firing Deputy AG Rosenstein, Special Counsel Mueller or other DOJ Leadership Would be Viewed As an Attempt to Obstruct Justice in Russia Investigation

February 2, 2018

Just-Released Partisan & Misleading Memo Seeks to Discredit The Russia Investigation, Deputy AG Rosenstein, and the Hard-Working Men & Women of the FBI as a Means of Protecting President TrumpTop Democrats in Both Chambers Pen Letter to President Trump Warning Him Against Using Nunes Memo As Justification for Firing Rosenstein or Special Counsel MuellerTop Dems to President Trump: We Would View Using Nunes Memo to Fire Rosenstein or Mueller As Attempt to Obstruct Justice & Would more...


In Wake of Republicans’ Massive Corporate Tax Giveaway, Corporations Have Laid Off Thousands of American Workers, Lined Corporate Executives’ Pockets with More than $50 Billion in Announced Share Buybacks in First Days of 2018

February 1, 2018

In the wake of Republicans’ massive corporate tax giveaways, big banks, oil and tobacco companies, and other corporations have announced more than $50 billion on stock buybacks in the first days of 2018. These buybacks flow directly to the pockets of corporate executives - not American workers. Since the Senate Republican tax bill passed in December, corporations have authorized $136 billion on corporate share buybacks. Big Corporations have pocketed their windfalls and laid off American more...


Leader Schumer to Speaker Ryan: Immediately Remove Rep. Nunes as House Intelligence Committee Chairman and Rein In House GOP’s Efforts To Sow Conspiracy Theories & Attack The Integrity And Credibility Of Federal Law Enforcement, All To Protect President Trump And Undermine Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation

February 1, 2018

Schumer’s Demands to Ryan to Rein in House GOP and Remove Rep. Nunes from House Intelligence Committee Comes In Wake Of Recent Actions Taken By Nunes - Including News That He Changed A Committee-Approved Classified Document Before It Was Sent To The White House - And The Fact That, Under Speaker Ryan’s Leadership, The House GOP Has Not Taken Credible Action To Fully Address Russia’s Meddling In The 2016 U.S. Elections Under Speaker Ryan’s Leadership, Schumer Says Dangerous Partisanship Among more...


In New Letter To DNI Director Coats, Senate Democratic Leader Schumer Demands Answers On Top Russian Spy Chief’s Seemingly Authorized Trip To U.S. And His Meetings With U.S. Intel Officials; Letter Comes In Wake Of Trump Admin’s Announcement Of No New Sanctions On Russia

February 1, 2018

A Chief Russian Spy Official, Sergey Naryshkin, Was Allowed Into The U.S. Just Last Week To Meet With American OfficialsLeader Schumer Demands Answers From DNI Director Coats To Know Why The Red Carpet Was Rolled Out For Naryshkin, Only A Year After The U.S. Intel Community Unanimously Concluded That Russia Interfered In Our Elections & Just Days Before The Trump Administration’s Decision To Take Virtually No Action To Impose A Price On Putin & His Cronies For Their Interference In The more...


Schumer Statement on Rep. Nunes Altering GOP Memo Before Transmitting it to the White House

January 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on Rep. Schiff's letter to Chairman Nunes after discovering that the GOP memo transmitted to the White House for review had been materially altered from the original version voted on by the Committee and presented to House Members the previous week. "It's clear that Chairman Nunes will seemingly stop at nothing to undermine the rule of law and interfere with the Russia probe. He's been willing to carry the White more...


Schumer Response to the State of the Union

January 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump's first State of the Union. "After a long and divisive year, many Americans were yearning for the President to present a unifying vision for the country. Unfortunately, his address tonight stoked the fires of division instead of bringing us closer more...


Schumer Demands Trump Administration Come Clean On Russian Intel Head’s Visit To United States

January 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks on the Trump Administration's refusal to enforce sanctions against Russia. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Throughout his term in office, President Trump has failed time and time again to stand up to Vladimir Putin, despite the assault that he carried out on our democracy in the 2016 elections. Now that President Trump has decided not to implement the sanctions that Congress passed, with more...


The Real Impact of the #GOPTaxScam: Another Broken Promise to the Middle Class

January 30, 2018

The #GOPTaxScam Means Giveaways to Wealthy Investors and Corporate Executives: Despite promising a "middle class miracle," the Republican tax plan overwhelmingly benefits the wealthy and big corporations. Since the Senate tax bill passed, corporations have authorized $125 billion in stock buybacks, including more than $40 billion since final passage. If the words of key corporate executives and analysts are any indication, more is on the way. The #GOPTaxScam Has Come With Large Layoffs Across more...


Broken Promises to the Middle Class: After Promising to Work for the “Forgotten Man,” Trump and Republicans Have Rigged the System Against Working Americans

January 30, 2018

Time and time again, the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have undermined consumer and environmental protections, empowering corporations over working Americans. Trump and Republicans have stripped Americans of the ability to take legal recourse when taken advantage of by major corporations. When presented with a choice between clean water and the interests of fossil fuel companies, Republicans and the Trump administration repealed rules designed to protect drinking water from more...


Schumer, Pelosi Announce Democratic Responses to President Trump’s State of the Union Address

January 25, 2018

Congressman Joe Kennedy III Will Lead Response; First Hispanic Female Immigrant Elected to Virginia House Delegate Elizabeth Guzman Will Deliver Democrats' Spanish Language Response Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today announced that Congressman Joe Kennedy III of Massachusetts will deliver the Democratic response to President Donald Trump's joint address to Congress next week. Leaders Pelosi and Schumer also more...


This Big Bank Just Proved Why the GOP Tax Law Is a Scam for the American People

January 24, 2018

Yesterday, Wells Fargo announced what they are really doing with their massive corporate giveaway - a huge share buyback. At current share prices, this new buyback is a $22 billion boon to the corporation and their wealthy shareholders. "Wells Fargo has approximately 4.9 billion shares outstanding. The Wells Fargo board of directors also increased the company's authority to repurchase common stock by an additional 350 million shares." [Press Release, 1/23/18] In December, Wells Fargo issued more...


Who’s Responsible For The #TrumpShutdown? President Trump And Republican Dysfunction

January 20, 2018

PRESIDENT TRUMP Washington Post: 'Negotiating With Jell-O': How Trump's Shifting Positions Fueled The Rush To A Shutdown. "After the president ordered cameras out of the Cabinet Room that day, the group delved into the details. Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump's homeland security secretary, and her staff passed out a four-page document on the administration's 'must haves' for any immigration bill - a hard-line list that included $18 billion for Trump's promised border wall, eliminating the diversity more...

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