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TRANSCRIPT: On ABC’s This Week, Sen. Schumer Calls President Trump’s Coronavirus Executive Orders ‘Unworkable, Weak, And Far Too Narrow’ To Meet The Needs Of The American People, Pushes For Real Solutions That Meet The Needs Of American Families

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday joined ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. Leader Schumer said that President Trump’s recently unveiled executive orders are ‘unworkable, weak, and far too narrow’ to meet the health and economic crises facing the United States today and pushed for real legislative solutions that meet the needs of the American people. A transcript can be found below: George Stephanopoulos: We’re joined by the Senate more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Trump Coronavirus Announcements

August 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement after President Trump signed an executive order and memoranda instead of negotiating with Democrats to pass meaningful coronavirus relief legislation: “Today’s meager announcements by the President show President Trump still does not comprehend the seriousness or the urgency of the health and economic crises facing working families. We’re more...


Schumer Statement On ODNI Announcement Regarding Election Security And Foreign Threats

August 7, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) update on election security and foreign threats before the election:“The Office of the Director of National Intelligence today pulled back the curtain on how Russia seeks to place disinformation in the media and other channels to manipulate Americans, including through the ongoing active campaign being carried out by the Kremlin more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On July Jobs Report

August 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. -Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement on July’s jobs report: “The latest jobs report shows that the economic recovery spurred by the investments Congress has passed is losing steam and more investments are still urgently needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of the American people. Millions of Americans are still hurting and yet, despite this reality, President Trump and more...


Following Yesterday’s Meeting, Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Send New Letter To Postmaster DeJoy Calling For Immediate Reversal Of Recent Postal Service Changes That Threaten Timely Mail Delivery For Millions

August 6, 2020

Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Say Recent Operational Changes Made Within The Postal Service Threaten Timely Mail Delivery Of Medicine For Seniors, Paychecks For Workers, And Absentee Ballots For Voters Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling for the reversal of recently instituted operational changes made within the Postal Service. Leader Schumer and more...


Schumer Statement On Anniversary Of El Paso Shooting

August 3, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued the following statement on the one year anniversary of the El Paso shooting: “One year ago in El Paso, our nation endured a horrific, hate-fueled tragedy which became the deadliest attack against the Latino-American community in recent U.S. history. Today, we remember and honor the 23 lost souls, 22 people wounded, and all those affected. We must all remain committed to taking action against gun violence and bigotry. more...


Schumer, Udall: Republican Coronavirus Proposal Leaves Tribes, Native Communities Out

July 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, issued the following statement on the Republican coronavirus proposal, which shortchanges Tribal governments and Native American communities: “It is unacceptable that the coronavirus relief package put forward by Senate Republicans sidelines the needs of Tribal governments and Native communities. As Senate more...


Senate Democrats Send Letter To DOJ And DHS Calling On Trump Administration To Honor State, Local Requests Concerning Federal Law Enforcement Deployments

July 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), and 13 other Democratic Senators today sent a letter calling on the Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to remove federal law enforcement personnel from Portland, Oregon—as has been requested by the governor and mayor—and provide information on what forces have been deployed, where and under what authorities. “Administration officials more...


Schumer Remarks At Media Availability With Speaker Pelosi Following Meeting With Trump Administration On Coronavirus Relief Legislation

July 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a media availability after meeting with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on further coronavirus relief legislation. Below is a full transcript: Speaker Pelosi: Good afternoon. We’re going to be very brief because we have work to do. Today, we had sort of a message from the Senate side that seems to me that Senator McConnell really doesn’t want to get an more...


Schumer Blasts Trump Administration For Continued Attacks On DACA & Immigrant Youth, Urges Senate Republicans To Pass HR6, The American Dream And Promise Act

July 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer issued the following statement following yesterday’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security that it will reconsider the future of the DACA program, while rejecting new applications and limiting renewals to only a year: “The Supreme Court could not have been clearer when it rejected President Trump’s hard-hearted repeal of DACA. Yet President Trump continues to openly defy the law by undermining the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out The Failures Of The Republican COVID Proposal To Meet The Needs Of The American People And Calling For Serious, Bipartisan Negotiations To Pass A Bill That Does

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and laid out the shortcomings of the Senate Republican proposal to meet the needs of the American people while showering benefits on big corporations. Senator Schumer also called for serious, bipartisan negotiations to pass a comprehensive bill that addresses the COVID public health and economic crises. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, after more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out The Failures Of The Republican COVID Proposal To Meet The Needs Of The American People And Calling For Serious, Bipartisan Negotiations To Pass A Bill That Does

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and laid out the shortcomings of the Senate Republican proposal to meet the needs of the American people while showering benefits on big corporations. Senator Schumer also called for serious, bipartisan negotiations to pass a comprehensive bill that addresses the COVID public health and economic crises. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, after more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Senate GOP COVID-19 Proposal Selling Out Workers And Families

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on the Senate GOP’s COVID-19 proposal: “Two and a half months after Democrats delivered the solutions to defeating the virus and safely reopening the country in the Heroes Act, the Senate GOP has now come back with a weak, piecemeal proposal that will only prolong the suffering for millions of workers and families across America. “The Senate GOP proposal is a sad statement more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out The Failures Of The Republican COVID Proposal To Meet The Needs Of The American People And Calling For Serious, Bipartisan Negotiations To Pass A Bill That Does

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and laid out the shortcomings of the Senate Republican proposal to meet the needs of the American people while showering benefits on big corporations. Senator Schumer also called for serious, bipartisan negotiations to pass a comprehensive bill that addresses the COVID public health and economic crises. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, after more...


On CBS This Morning, Schumer Laments Republicans’ Planned 30% Pay Cut To Unemployed Workers, Stresses Need For Real Solution That Provides For Americans’ Needs Amid Historic COVID Crises

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on CBS This Morning and lamented Republicans’ proposal to cut pay for unemployed workers by 30 percent while helping big corporations. Senator Schumer also stressed the need for a real solution that provides help for Americans’ needs amid the historic COVID economic and public health crises. Below is a transcript of the interview: Anthony Mason: Joining us now from Capitol Hill is New York Senator and Democratic more...


On CBS This Morning, Schumer Laments Republicans’ Planned 30% Pay Cut To Unemployed Workers, Stresses Need For Real Solution That Provides For Americans’ Needs Amid Historic COVID Crises

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on CBS This Morning and lamented Republicans’ proposal to cut pay for unemployed workers by 30 percent while helping big corporations. Senator Schumer also stressed the need for a real solution that provides help for Americans’ needs amid the historic COVID economic and public health crises. Below is a transcript of the interview: Anthony Mason: Joining us now from Capitol Hill is New York Senator and Democratic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Lying In State Of Congressman John Lewis

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today on the Senate floor spoke of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now a short time ago, a ceremony honoring the life of the great Rep. John Lewis was held in the Capitol Rotunda, the first time in our nation’s history that an African American lawmaker had laid in state. Last week, I shared my reflections on the life and more...


Menendez, Durbin, Schumer Lead Democrats in Again Calling on Trump to Grant TPS for Venezuelans

July 27, 2020

Menendez, Durbin, Schumer Lead Democrats in Again Calling on Trump to Grant TPS for Venezuelans WASHINGTON - Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today led a group of 23 senators in again calling on President Trump to support the victims of the Maduro regime by granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to more...


On NPR’s Morning Edition, Schumer Calls For Serious, Bipartisan Response To Ongoing Economic And Public Health Crises As Republicans Reportedly Plan 30% Pay Cut For Americans Who Lost Their Job Because Of Coronavirus

July 27, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition and called for a serious, bipartisan response to address the ongoing economic and public health crises as Republicans reportedly plan a 30 percent pay cut for Americans who lost their job because of the pandemic. Below is a transcript of the interview, which can also be listened here: Steve Inskeep: Senator, welcome back to the program. Sen. Schumer: Glad to be back, hope you’re all more...


On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Lays Out How Republicans’ Dithering And Delays Have Prevented Action On Coronavirus For Months

July 27, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and laid out how Senate Republicans’ dithering and delays have prevented action to address the coronavirus crisis for months. Below is a transcript of the interview: Mika Brzezinski: Let's bring in Chuck Schumer of New York. Great to have you on the show this morning. First of all, I'd like for you to comment on whether or not you feel it's safe for children in your state, but also across more...

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