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Schumer, Pelosi Announce Stacey Abrams To Deliver Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

January 29, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Will Deliver Democrats' Spanish Language Response Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that Stacey Abrams, former Democratic Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, will deliver the Democratic Response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. They also announced that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will deliver more...


The Results Are In: Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives Have Cashed In On The Trump Republican Tax Law, While American Workers Have Been Left Behind

January 28, 2019

Reuters: $1.5 Trillion U.S. Tax Cut Has No Major Impact On Business Capex Plans: Survey Instead Of Helping Working Americans, Big Corporations Have Used Their Windfall From The Tax Law To Enrich Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives With Record Corporate Stock Buybacks -While Laying Off Too Many American Workers Senate Dems: The Trump-Republican Tax Law Has Failed The American People Washington, D.C. - Just over one year after the GOP tax scam was signed into law, Senate more...


Schumer Statement On New CBO Report Outlining Extensive Economic Damage Caused By Trump Shutdown

January 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report detailing the extensive economic damage caused by the Trump Shutdown: "As the dust settles from the Trump Shutdown, it is clear as day that the president's temper tantrum caused serious and lasting damage to our nation's economy. If President Trump didn't appreciate the error of his ways after seeing the human suffering his needless more...


The Trump Shutdown Is Undermining National Security And Law Enforcement

January 24, 2019

USA Today:  Security, Immigration Controls Fray As Impasse Over Trump's Wall Stretches Into Its Fourth Week.    Washington Post:  ‘Unacceptable’: Coast Guard’s Top Officer Criticizes Lack Of Payment In Government Shutdown.   Axios:  Aviation Unions Say Level Of Air Safety Risk Is "Unprecedented.”   The Trump Shutdown is hurting America’s national security and undermining law enforcement, forcing key national security personnel at federal agencies ranging from the Coast more...


Schumer Statement In Response To President Trump’s Speech On The Trump Shutdown

January 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s speech on the Trump shutdown:  “It’s clear the President realizes that by closing the government and hurting so many American workers and their families, he has put himself and the country in an untenable position. Unfortunately, he keeps putting forward one-sided and ineffective remedies. There’s only way out: open up the government, Mr. President, and then Democrats and more...


Senators Schumer, Durbin, Udall, Heinrich Demand Answers On President Trump’s Attempts To Use Eminent Domain Against The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Brownsville, Texas, To Build Border Wall

January 18, 2019

In A New Letter To Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Top Senate Democrats Demand Detailed Information Concerning Impact Of President's Trump's Use of Eminent Domain To Try To Build His Border Wall On Religious Organizations' And American Citizens' Land- 67 % Of Land Located Along The Southwest Border Belongs To Non-Federal Entities 2017 Report Released By Democrats On The Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Showed That Trump Administration Has Been more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans' Refusal To Block Trump Admin’s Relief Of Russia Sanctions

January 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans' refusal to block the Treasury Department's relief of sanctions on three Russian companies. "Forty two Republican senators chose today to stand with Vladimir Putin rather than the American people. The Trump administration has been shamefully and suspiciously weak on President Putin, and the Senate had a chance today to send a strong, bipartisan message that we won't let Putin's more...


PHOTO RELEASE: On The Steps Of The U.S. Capitol, Senate Democrats Show The Faces Of Those Hurt By The Devastating Trump Shutdown And Call On President Trump To Re-Open Government Immediately

January 16, 2019

Despite Rejecting Bipartisan Proposals To Reopen the Government, President Trump Has Threatened To Keep The Government Shut Down For Months Or Even Years If He Does Not Receive Funding For His Ineffective And Expensive Border Wall That He Insisted Mexico Would Pay For     Trump Shutdown Effects Are Widespread And Worsening: Last Friday, An Estimated 800,000 Federal Workers Did Not Receive Their Paychecks And Many Are Working Without Pay. Millions Of Americans Applying For Home And more...


Across The Country, Americans Increasingly Are Suffering From The Trump Shutdown

January 15, 2019

Ohio NASA Engineer: "If you want to fund something, you should not put people out of work and deny American taxpayers access to government services they pay for because you can't get the outcome you want." Colorado Federal Employee: "A shutdown is not a method to resolve controversial political issues." Texas Corrections Officer: "At one point the president talked about months or years. That's not even remotely feasible." ARIZONA Eastern Arizona Courier: Government shutdown: Federal more...


Schumer To Force Senate Vote To Block Trump Administration’s Recent Action To Relax Sanctions Against Three Russian Companies

January 13, 2019

In December, U.S. Treasury Announced Its Intent to Relax Sanctions On Three Russian Companies That Are Largely Controlled By Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Who Is Reported To Have Extensive Ties To Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, Starting 30-Day Clock For Congress To Act Following Senate Committee Review Process, Schumer Has Concluded That Treasury's Proposal Is Insufficient And Senate Must Take Action To Block Sanctions Relief And Right The Trump Administration's Wrong, more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on the President’s Tuesday Evening Address

January 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement on the President’s plans for a televised address Tuesday evening:“The facts are clear: President Trump has the power to stop hurting the country by re-opening the government and ending the Trump Shutdown. “Democrats and an increasing number of Republicans in Congress have repeatedly urged the President and Leader McConnell to end the Trump Shutdown and re-open more...


Schumer Introduces Resolution To Allow For Future Disapproval Of Treasury Action To Terminate Sanctions Against Three Russian Companies

January 4, 2019

U.S. Treasury Announced Intent To Terminate Sanctions On Three Large Russian Companies On December 19th, Starting 30-Day Clock For Congress To Act  Schumer, Brown, Menendez Voiced Concerns About Treasury’s Agreement With The Companies In December; Senate Committee Review Process Is Now Ongoing Schumer: Serious Questions Remain About President Trump’s Relationship With Russia, Treasury’s Ability To Enforce Agreement To End Sanctions On Russian Companies Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senate more...


Senate Republicans Can End the Trump Shutdown. They Just Have To Support Their Own Appropriations Bills

January 4, 2019

Later today, the House will pass two separate bills that would end the Trump shutdown. This appropriations legislation is not partisan - in fact, they contain bills that already had bipartisan support in the Senate last year. As Leader Schumer said on the Senate floor earlier today, “At this point, we need to take the lead here in Congress in the hopes that we can show President Trump the light of reason. We’ve given our Republican colleagues a way out of the shutdown based on more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Democrats’ Action To End The Trump Shutdown

December 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released the following statement on Democrats’ legislation to end the Trump Shutdown, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills, which passed the Senate on the floor or in committee with strong bipartisan support, and separately a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, the same timing that passed the full Senate unanimously:“While President Trump drags the nation into more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Democrats’ Action To End The Trump Shutdown

December 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) released the following statement on Democrats’ legislation to end the Trump Shutdown, consisting of six full-year appropriations bills, which passed the Senate on the floor or in committee with strong bipartisan support, and separately a CR until February 8 for Homeland Security, the same timing that passed the full Senate unanimously:“While President Trump drags the nation into more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On The Trump Shutdown

December 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement regarding the Trump shutdown:“It's Christmas Eve and President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is tanking and the president is waging a personal war on the Federal Reserve - after he just fired the Secretary of Defense. “Instead of bringing certainty into people’s lives, he’s continuing the Trump Shutdown just to more...


In Light Of Reports That Acting AG Matthew Whitaker Rejected DOJ Ethics Officials’ Advice And Chose Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing Special Counsel Probe, Schumer Demands DOJ Provide Specifics Of Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation And To Investigate Process That Led To Whitaker’s Decision

December 22, 2018

In A New Letter To Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein, Schumer Demands Detailed Information Surrounding Mr. Whitaker’s Involvement In Special Counsel Investigation— Mr. Whitaker’s Long Public Record Of Bias Against Special Counsel Investigation Raises Serious Concerns Despite DOJ’s Career Ethics Officials Advising Him Otherwise, Mr. Whitaker Has Chosen Not To Recuse Himself From Overseeing The Special Counsel Investigation— Schumer Asks Rosenstein To Investigate The Propriety Of Mr. more...


Joint Statement From Leaders Schumer And Pelosi On Trump Government Shutdown

December 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today released the following statement on the Trump Government Shutdown: "Regrettably, America has now entered a Trump Shutdown. Republicans control the House, the Senate, and the White House. But instead of honoring his responsibility to the American people, President Trump threw a temper tantrum and convinced House Republicans to push our nation into a destructive Trump more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Passage Of Legislation To Avert A Government Shutdown

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of legislation to avert a government shutdown: “It’s good that our Republican colleagues in the Senate finally realized that they should not shut down the government over a wall that does not have enough support to pass the House or Senate and is not supported by a majority of the country. The American people know the president’s wall is ineffective, expensive, and only serves as more...


Schumer, Hatch Introduce Bipartisan Sports Betting Integrity Legislation

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the Sports Wagering Market Integrity Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would put in place world-class safety measures to protect consumers, preserve the integrity of sporting events, and ensure the propriety of the sports wagering market. The bill comes after Leader Schumer released a federal framework to protect consumers and the integrity of sports in the wake of the Murphy v. NCAA ruling more...

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