Press Releases

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...


Republicans Know They Are Blamed for the #TrumpShutdown – And So Do the American People

January 20, 2018

REPUBLICANS - INCLUDING PRESIDENT TRUMP - SAY THEY ARE BLAMED FOR THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN President Donald Trump: "'It's Trump - they're going to blame me no matter what,' the president told aides on Friday." [Politico, 1/20/18] Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): "To believe that you can successfully blame Democrats for a shutdown over the DACA debate is naïve." [NYT, 1/15/18] Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO): "I think it's a loser for everybody, but it's probably more of a loser if you're in more...


SENATE DEMOCRATS ANNOUNCE MAJOR MILESTONE IN FIGHT TO PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY: ENTIRE SENATE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS NOW COSPONSORING LEGISALTION TO REVERSE FCC’S RECENT VOTE AND FULLY RESTORE THE 2015 OPEN INTERNET ORDER

January 16, 2018

With All 49 Democratic Senators Planning To Cosponsor Senator Markey's Resolution Of Disapproval, Dems Urge Republicans To Back Bill - Now That Republican Senator Collins Announced Her Support, Only One More Republican Senator Is Needed To Pass The Legislation In The Senate Democrats Will Force Vote On The Legislation Later This Year -- Republicans Will Have To Choose Whether To Do The Bidding Of Big ISPs And Major Corporations Or Average Consumers, Entrepreneurs, and Small Businesses Senate more...


MORE TAX BILL FALLOUT: WALMART CLOSES DOZENS OF SAM’S CLUB STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY

January 11, 2018

Further revealing that the Trump-Republican tax bill is designed to benefit the largest corporations and their shareholders, not working Americans, Walmart today announced it is closing 63 Sam's Club stores around the country. Despite initial press releases touting short-term worker benefits, the real response of companies like Walmart to the Republican tax bill has been to ensure that its already high-paid executives and wealthy shareholders reap the overwhelming benefit, leaving thousands of more...


Shaheen and Hassan Hold Press Conference to Call for $25 Billion Investment in Budget Agreement to Combat the Opioid Crisis

January 9, 2018

**The $25 billion proposal over two years would be invested in SAMHSA, CDC, FDA, NIH, HRSA, Medicare and Medicaid** **CDC recently confirmed that the opioid crisis has spread so fiercely that it has reversed the national trend towards longer life expectancy for two years in a row--the first time this has happened since the early 1960's** Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) held a press conference to announce a Democratic proposal for $25 more...


SCHUMER ANNOUNCES UPDATED SENATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE 115TH CONGRESS, 2nd SESSION

January 9, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today announced the Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 2nd Session of the 115th Congress. All memberships have been ratified by the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee and are expected to be ratified by the full Democratic Caucus later today. Note that with the exception of JEC, which has a two vote margin by statue, all Senate committees will now have a one vote margin. The Senate Democratic committee more...

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