Press Releases

Schumer Statement On Reported ZTE Agreement Lifting Commerce Department Ban

June 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the reported ZTE agreement lifting the Commerce Department ban:“If these reports are true, the president has put China, not the United States, first. By letting ZTE off the hook, the president who roared like a lion is governing like a lamb when it comes to China. Congress should move in a bipartisan fashion to block this deal right more...


PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S 500 DAYS OF FAILING TO DELIVER FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

June 4, 2018

500 DAYS: In his first 500 days in office, President Donald J. Trump has failed to deliver on key promises to the American people.Since taking office, President Trump has increased costs for American families, signed a tax bill that fails to deliver for working Americans, and created a culture of corruption that permeates throughout his administration. After 500 days, the results of the Trump administration’s actions are clear: the economy is even more tilted to corporations and wealthy more...


In New Letter To President Trump, Top Senate Democrats Outline Conditions For Any Deal With North Korea -- Dems Say Sanctions Relief Should Be Contingent On Complete Denuclearization, Destruction Of Test Sites, End Of Ballistic Missile Tests & More

June 4, 2018

Ahead Of Expected Summit Between President Trump And North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un, Key Democratic Senators Outline Conditions That Congressional Democrats Will Apply To Assess Any Deal That Provides Sanctions Relief To N. Korea Democrats Say They Are Rooting for a Successful Summit and Good Agreement But That Congress Must Act As A Check On Any Agreement That Does Not Live Up To These Principles By Imposing Tougher Sanctions And OversightWashington, D.C. - Ahead of the expected summit more...


#GOPTaxScam For The Rich In Action: While American Families Face Higher Costs Thanks To President Trump’s Policies, Corporate Executives & Wealthy Shareholders Are Cashing In With $450 Billion In New Corporate Stock Buybacks Announced Already In 2018

May 30, 2018

TrimTabs: “The Main Use Of Corporate America’s Tax Savings Will Be Takeovers And Stock Buybacks Rather Than Capital Investment Or Hiring”WSJ: “The Renaissance In Capital Spending The Tax Cut Was Supposed To Bring About Isn’t Showing Up In The Economic Data”Axios: Forget About Broad-Based Pay Hikes, Executives Say Corporation Share Buyback Amount Announced in 2018 (Billions) Date Apple $100 1-May more...


Schumer Responds To White House Steps On China Trade

May 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s imposition of tariffs on Chinese imports:“The president has the potential to do more to correct China’s unfair trade policies than any president has had but he must be strong, tough and consistent. While obviously more details are needed, this outline represents the kind of actions we have needed to take for a long time, but the president must stick with it and not more...


Schumer Statement On Reported Agreement On ZTE

May 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s reported deal on ZTE:“If the administration goes through with this reported deal, President Trump would be helping make China great again. Simply a fine and changing board members would not protect America’s economic or national security, and would be a huge victory for President Xi, and a dramatic retreat by President Trump. Both parties in Congress should come together to more...


Statement On Behalf Of Leader Schumer, Leader Pelosi, Vice Chairman Warner, And Ranking Member Schiff

May 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), and Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following joint statement regarding their Gang of Eight briefing with the Justice Department:“Today’s Gang of Eight briefing was conducted to ensure protection of sources and methods. “Nothing we heard today has changed our view that there is no evidence to support any allegation that the more...


Senate Leaders Commend Klobuchar-Blunt Proposal

May 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the following joint statement Thursday on the passage of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 Reform Act:“Today the Senate came together to pass an impressive proposal to update how the Congress addresses workplace claims and protects staff and others from harassment. This is an important and meaningful reform, and the result of a broad bipartisan more...


Schumer Statement on DOJ and FBI Briefings

May 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding today’s DOJ and FBI briefings:“While it's a good thing that the Gang of Eight will be briefed, the separate meeting with a known partisan whose only intent is to undermine the Mueller investigation makes no sense and should be called off. What is the point of the separate briefing if not to cause partisan more...


Schumer Statement On Latest CBO Report Confirming Trump-GOP Sabotage Of Healthcare System Is Raising Costs For American Families

May 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the new CBO report, which outlines the cost of federal subsidies for health insurance coverage for people under age 65 and confirms the Trump-GOP sabotage of the healthcare system is increasing premiums for American families:“CBO just confirmed that the Trump-GOP sabotage of our healthcare system is causing premiums to rise for millions of Americans - period. To boot, the new CBO report says more...


As Gas Prices Soar Due To President Trump’s Reckless Agenda, Senate Dems Send New Letter Urging The President To Take Action To Lower Costs For American Families Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

May 23, 2018

Economists And Experts Say Rising Gas Prices Are In Large Part Due To POTUS Pulling Out Of Iran And OPEC’s Decision To Cut Oil Production; Meanwhile, Oil Companies Used Their Windfall From President Trump’s Tax Law For Billion Dollar Buybacks, Benefiting Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Execs, And Worker Layoffs In 2018 In New Letter To President Trump, Senate Democrats Urge POTUS To Take Immediate Action And Push OPEC To Increase Its Oil Supply Thereby Lowering Gas Prices At The Pump more...


Senate Leaders Commend Blunt-Klobuchar Proposal

May 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the following joint statement Wednesday on bipartisan legislation announced by U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) that would reform the process to pursue claims of sexual harassment or other workplace discrimination experienced on Capitol Hill:“We want to commend Senators Blunt and Klobuchar, who have worked tirelessly and in a bipartisan more...


Schumer, Pelosi Urge DOJ And FBI To Hold Bipartisan Gang Of Eight Briefing On Sensitive Documents In Place Of Partisan Meeting

May 23, 2018

Senate and House Leaders Urge Justice Department Officials to Reconsider Holding Meeting Regarding Sensitive Investigative DocumentsSchumer, Pelosi: If Meeting Happens, It Should Be Bipartisan Gang of Eight Briefing, Not Partisan MeetingWashington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi urged Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Chris Wray to abandon plans to hold a meeting between DOJ and FBI officials and more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Admin’s Proposal to Restrict Access To Funding For Women’s Health

May 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s new restrictions to restrict access to funding for women’s health:“With this proposal, President Trump is standing right between millions of American women and their doctors. Restricting which doctors and health care providers can get these vital funds will prevent far too many women from getting the medical care that they deserve, all so that Republicans can continue more...


Schumer Statement On Partisan Meeting With DOJ Officials

May 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the recent announcement that Democrats will be excluded from the meeting, arranged by the White House, between DOJ officials and Republican members of Congress:“The only thing more outrageous than this meeting occurring at all is the fact that it’s now partisan. It is crystal clear that Chairman Nunes’ intent is to interfere with the investigation, and Speaker Ryan is allowing it to happen.” more...


Schumer Statement On Passage Of Legislation To Prevent The President From Backing Off Sanctions On ZTE

May 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the Senate Banking Committee’s passage of legislation to combat the president’s soft approach on Chinese telecom company, ZTE: “When I spoke to the president and his advisers last week, I told them that backing off on ZTE would be a huge mistake. It would be bad for our national and economic security, as well as show President Xi that we are weak negotiators. “If the president and his team won’t more...


As Teacher Marches And Protests Sweep The Country, House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil New “Better Deal” Proposal To Provide Major Boost In Teacher Pay And Make Investments In America’s Schools

May 22, 2018

As Teacher Marches And Protests Sweep The Country, House & Senate Democratic Leaders Unveil New “Better Deal” Proposal To Provide Major Boost In Teacher Pay And Make Investments In America’s Schools As Teachers Across The Country Are Making Their Voices Heard, Democrats Propose Major Increase In Federal Funding To Boost Teacher Pay & Rebuild SchoolsDems: America’s Teachers Deserve A Better DealWashington, DC - Today Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House more...


Schumer & Pelosi Op-Ed In USA Today: Democrats Have A Better Deal For Teachers And Our Kids, Too

May 22, 2018

Democrats would invest in teacher pay, modern classrooms, special ed and low-income schools, and pay for it all. We'd also protect collective bargaining.Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following op-ed outlining the Democrats’ A Better Deal for America’s teachers. It can be viewed here and below:For the better part of the 20th century, being a teacher in America meant being a part of the middle class. You more...


Schumer Statement on Reports of a Deal to Save ZTE

May 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports of a possible deal to save ZTE at the expense of American businesses and national security:“If these reports are true, the fines and board changes will do nothing to protect American national or economic security and are simply a diversion from the fact we have lost. President Xi has played President Trump and Secretary more...


Schumer: Meeting With Chief of Staff Kelly On DOJ Documents Must Be Bipartisan

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the White House’s plan to hold a meeting regarding highly sensitive, classified information with members of Congress:“The White House plan to arrange a meeting where ‘highly classified and other information’ will be shared with members of Congress is highly irregular and inappropriate. The president and his staff should not be involved in the viewing or dissemination of more...

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