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Schumer Statement On The Need For Republicans To Come To The Negotiating Table After The Senate Voted Down The Emaciated And Cynical Republican Bill

September 10, 2020

"The cynical Republican bill was emaciated, inadequate, and designed to fail. Americans need help now, and Congress needs to respond in a way that meets the nation's very real and urgent needs. Democrats urge our Republican colleagues to come to the table, meet us halfway, and negotiate in good faith on a bipartisan comprehensive bill that will benefit the entire more...


Schumer Statement On Sanctions Against Andriy Derkach

September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Treasury Department moving to place sanctions on Andriy Derkach for efforts to interfere in our election:“This designation is long overdue and a pressing reminder that Putin and his cronies continue to try to interfere in our elections. The Trump Administration has not done nearly enough to counter Putin’s sustained attack on our democracy, relying instead on these one-off more...


Senators Schumer, Markey And Rep. Haaland Lead Congressional Democrats And Grassroots Coalition In Announcing Economic Renewal Agenda

September 10, 2020

Comprehensive “THRIVE Agenda” Responds To Ongoing Crises Of COVID-19, Climate Change, Racial Injustice, And Economic Inequity Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) were today joined by dozens of colleagues and a coalition of grassroots groups; labor unions; Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the country to introduce a bold plan for economic renewal known as the Agenda more...


Senators Schumer, Markey And Rep. Haaland Lead Congressional Democrats And Grassroots Coalition In Announcing Economic Renewal Agenda

September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Deb Haaland (NM-01) were today joined by dozens of colleagues and a coalition of grassroots groups; labor unions; Black, Brown and Indigenous leaders from across the country to introduce a bold plan for economic renewal known as the Agenda to Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy, or THRIVE Agenda. In the Senate, the resolution is led by Senators more...


TRANSCRIPT: On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Schumer Discusses How The Woodward Tapes Reveal President Trump Lied And Failed To Take Necessary Action When He Knew The Dire Threats Of COVID And How Republicans’ Partisan Bill Still Falls Far Short Of The Needs Of The American People

September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and discussed the release of excerpts from interviews by Bob Woodward with President Trump that show the president knew how deadly the coronavirus was in February but refused to take the necessary actions to respond, instead misleading the American people and downplaying the threat of the virus. Senator Schumer also outlined how Senate Republicans’ partisan COVID-response bill is laden more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Republicans Blocking Resolution That Honors The Sacrifices Of Our Veterans And Condemns President Trump’s Denigration Of Military Service Prisoners Of War And Gold Star Families

September 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor, urging Republicans to join Democrats in honoring the sacrifices of our veterans and in condemning President Trump’s denigration of military service prisoners of war and gold star families by passing Senator Tammy Duckworth’s resolution. Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) objected to the unanimous consent motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Thank you, more...


Schumer Statement On Pres. Trump’s Updated List Of Potential Radical Right-Wing SCOTUS Nominees

September 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s release of an updated list of potential nominees to the Supreme Court:“The names on President Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees are exactly the types of justices the majority of Americans don’t want on the high court. He has worked hand-in-hand with right-wing groups to pack the bench with Supreme Court justices and lower court judges who represent more...


TRANSCRIPT: On CNN’s New Day, Senator Schumer Lays Out Long List Of Critical Support For The American People Left Out Of Senator McConnell’s Emaciated COVID Response Bill

September 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined CNN’s New Day and laid out the long list of critical support for the American people that Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans’ emaciated COVID response bill leaves out. A transcript can be found below:John Berman: So the Senate could vote by tomorrow on what is being called a skinny coronavirus relief bill. It has almost no chance of becoming law and it comes more than a month of negotiations over the next more...


Schumer, Pelosi Statement On Senate Republican COVID Bill

September 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 on the Republicans’ emaciated COVID relief bill proposed after months of inaction:“In May, while the American people and small businesses were crying out for help in dealing with a pandemic and recession, Sen. McConnell dismissed their needs, saying that Senate Republicans would ‘take a pause’ and ‘wait and see’. Now, after months of inaction, more...


Schumer Statement On Allegations That Postmaster General DeJoy Broke Campaign Finance Laws With Straw Donor Scheme

September 6, 2020

Schumer Says North Carolina Attorney General Is The Right Person To InvestigateBrooklyn, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement calling for an independent investigation into allegations that Postmaster General DeJoy broke campaign finance laws with straw donor scheme:“These are very serious allegations that must be investigated immediately, independent of Donald Trump’s Justice Department. The North Carolina Attorney General, an elected more...


In New Letter, Schumer And Pelosi Say Trump Administration’s Efforts To Rush Census Count Despite Expert Warnings Are Politically Motivated And Threaten Census Accuracy, Call For Full Disclosure Of Decision-Making Process

September 4, 2020

Census Bureau Report Highlighted Risks Of Administration’s ‘[H]ighly Compressed Schedule,’ Even Warned Data Products ‘Will Be Negatively Impacted Under This Revised Plan.’Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today sent a letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Director of the U.S. Census Bureau Steven Dillingham, condemning the Trump administration’s sudden reversal of earlier plans to delay Census operations more...


Schumer Statement On Statement On The Investigation Into The Death Of Daniel Prude

September 3, 2020

Brooklyn, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the investigation into the death of Mr. Daniel Prude:“Mr. Prude’s tragic death requires full accountability for any and all wrong-doing and an immediate and complete investigation, which Attorney General James is currently doing. I extend my deepest condolences to all who knew, loved, and tragically lost Mr. more...


Schumer Statement On Reports Of FDA Facing Political Pressure To Approve COVID-19 Vaccine

September 3, 2020

Brooklyn, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement warning about reports of political pressure from the Trump administration on the FDA influencing decisions on a COVID-19 vaccine:“Too much of the evidence points to the Trump administration pressuring the FDA to approve a vaccine by Election Day to boost the President’s re-election campaign. This raises serious safety concerns about politics, not science and public health, driving the more...


Schumer And Murray: We Need Immediate Answers From FDA And CDC Regarding Dangerous Political Interference

September 2, 2020

Schumer And Murray: “After So Many Examples Of Political Interference At FDA And CDC Over The Past Few Weeks, We Shouldn’t Let Several More Weeks Pass Before We Get Answers. We Are Losing Valuable Time To Prevent Costly Mistakes.” Senators Vow To Keep Pressing FDA And CDC About Political Interference Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released the more...


Schumer And Wyden Push For Expedited Congressional Review Act Ruling On President Trump’s Mandated Agency Action Threatening Social Security

September 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) today released the following statement calling for expedited Congressional Review Act ruling by the GAO on the Trump administration’s agency action that would saddle lower to middle-income Americans with a tax bill they would need to repay and that would threaten Social Security. Senators Schumer and Wyden sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro more...


Schumer, Pelosi Statement On Urgent Need For Rental Assistance

September 1, 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 the need for Republicans to come to the table to support strong funding for rental assistance and other measures to support struggling working families:“For millions of Americans, the start of a new month has become a day they dread. The rent is due today, but too many families won’t be able to make payments through no fault of their more...


Schumer, Murray Blast Trump Administration’s Constant, Dangerous Political Interference In COVID-19 Response

August 28, 2020

Schumer, Murray, And Colleagues Write To Secretary Azar Condemning The Trump Administration’s Continued Political Interference In COVID-19 Response Democrats: “More Than Ever, Public Trust In Our Core Public Health Agencies Must Be Fiercely Protected” Over The Past Week, President Trump Has Undermined FDA With Conspiracy Theories, And Officials Reportedly Pressured CDC To Change Testing Guidelines Moves Are Latest In Long Pattern Of Steps From Trump Administration That Have Put Politics more...


Senator Rosen Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

August 28, 2020


 

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Schumer Statement On Trump Administration’s COVID-19 Testing Changes

August 26, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the Trump administration’s failure to address the COVID-19 pandemic after reporting that the CDC changed its testing guidelines to exclude people without COVID-19 symptoms even if they have been exposed:“The utter failure to establish a robust national testing system is the very core of President Trump‘s incompetence in handling the pandemic. He thinks that by ignoring the truth more...


Senate Democrats’ Climate Committee Releases New Report On Climate Action, Plan To Build Clean Economy For American People

August 25, 2020

Report Outlines How Climate Action Will Grow The Economy, Improve Lives For Americans Across The CountryRead The Full Report: Democrats.Senate.Gov/Climate-ReportWashington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Special Committee on the Climate Crisis Chair Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), and U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), more...

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