Press Releases

Schumer Statement on Senate Republican Budget

September 29, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding the recently released Senate Republican budget: “The Senate Republican budget is the clearest sign yet that Republicans are intent on pursuing a tax plan that would blow a huge hole in the deficit and stack up debt, leading to cuts in programs that middle-class Americans rely on. This budget would green light a tax scheme that could very well put Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid on the more...


Schumer Statement on Justice Gorsuch’s Speech at the Trump Hotel

September 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding Justice Gorsuch’s speech at the Trump hotel: “Justice Gorsuch speaking to a conservative group in the Trump Hotel, where the President continues to hold a financial stake, is everything that was wrong with his nomination. There's a reason we questioned his independence during his confirmation more...


Schumer Calls on Administration to Back An Independent Kurdish State

September 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in support of an independent Kurdish State after an overwhelming 93% of Kurds voted Monday in favor of independence from Iraq:“Monday’s historic vote in Iraqi Kurdistan should be recognized and respected by the world, and the Kurdish people of northern Iraq have my utmost support. I believe the Kurds should have an independent state as soon as possible and that the position of the United States more...


Schumer Statement on Senator Corker’s Retirement

September 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding Senator Corker’s retirement announcement: “Bob Corker is a friend and a fine, conscientious, and hard-working senator. His thoughtfulness and dedication to the job make him a model Senator. We all regret him more...


After Call With Puerto Rico’s Governor, Schumer Calls for Immediate Aid to Puerto Rico

September 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks at a press conference regarding the urgent need for the Senate to pass an aid package for Puerto Rico. Below are his remarks:A couple of hours ago, I spoke again with the Governor of Puerto Rico, as they and the US Virgin Islands are recovering from significant damage after Hurricane Maria. It is impossible, impossible, to overstate the seriousness of the situation on the island. I’ve never seen any disaster take a more...


Schumer Statement on Graham-Cassidy and Future of Health Care Repeal Effort

September 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement following Senate Republicans’ decision not to hold a vote on Graham-Cassidy:“President Trump and our Republican colleagues should learn that the American people do not want to cut health care. If they try it a third time, they will fail again for the simple reason that the public is against what they want to do. “Instead of trying to cut health care, we Democrats are ready, willing and eager more...


Schumer Calls for Pivot Away from Graham-Cassidy, Back to Bipartisan Process

September 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement calling for a pivot away from the Graham-Cassidy bill, and back to the bipartisan process:“A number of Republican senators have expressed their opposition to this bill, most recently Senator Collins. To Senator Collins, and to the rest of my Republican colleagues, I want to say this: once repeal is off the table, we want to work with you to improve the existing system. Once this bill goes down, we are ready to more...


Schumer Statement on Latest Version of Graham-Cassidy

September 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement on the latest version of the Graham-Cassidy bill:“Despite an attempt to appear to add money for a select few states, this bill is just as bad for those states and the rest of the states because it still contains a massive cut to Medicaid, and would throw our health insurance system into chaos while raising premiums. It still takes away protections for those with preexisting conditions and further more...


Schumer Statement on Reports of GOP Tax Proposals Favoring The Wealthy

September 24, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement in response to reports the administration plans to cut taxes on the wealthy, and Secretary Mnuchin backing away from his statement that there would be no tax cuts for the "upper class": “Democrats have strongly and firmly stood for the position that not one penny of tax cuts should go to the top 1%. If Republicans push a tax bill to please their hard-right wealthy contributors, instead of working from more...


Schumer Statement on Sen. McCain’s Decision to Oppose Graham-Cassidy

September 22, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement regarding Senator McCain’s decision to oppose the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill: “John McCain shows the same courage in Congress that he showed when he was a naval aviator. I have assured Senator McCain that as soon as repeal is off the table, we Democrats are intent on resuming the bipartisan more...


Schumer, Pelosi, Yarmuth, Sanders Ask CBO for Full Assessment of Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare’s Consequences for Families

September 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, House Budget Committee Ranking Member John Yarmuth and Senate Budget Committee Ranking Member Bernie Sanders wrote a letter to the Congressional Budget Office to request a full assessment of the Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare legislation. Republicans are reportedly hoping to rush to a vote with only a scant budget assessment, before the CBO can expose the full consequences of the more...


State By State: Schumer Warns of Massive Cuts In Health Care Dollars to States Under Graham-Cassidy

September 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today warned that if Congressional Republicans were to pass the Graham-Cassidy legislation, - the latest version of Trumpcare - millions across the country would lose coverage or see major cuts to their benefits, states would see massive cuts in federal health care dollars and Americans with pre-existing conditions would be subject to higher costs and less coverage. Schumer issued this warning in the wake of reports that Senate more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement

September 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this joint statement following dinner with President Trump:“President Trump's tweets are not inconsistent with the agreement reached last night. As we said last night, there was no final deal, but there was agreement on the following:“We agreed that the President would support enshrining DACA protections into law, and encourage the House and Senate to act. “What remains to be more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Dinner with President Trump

September 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement following a dinner with President Trump in the White House:“We had a very productive meeting at the White House with the President. The discussion focused on DACA. We agreed to enshrine the protections of DACA into law quickly, and to work out a package of border security, excluding the wall, that’s acceptable to both sides. “We also urged more...


A Better Deal: Taxpayer Dollars Should be Used to Support & Create American Jobs, Not Ship Them Overseas

September 12, 2017

Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Senator Bob Casey, and Senator Tammy Baldwin published the following post on Medium today. In the piece, they discuss how the Democrats will offer amendments to the NDAA bill that would protect and strengthen our Buy American Policies through taxpayer dollars to support and create American jobs, not ship them overseas:By Senator Chuck Schumer, Senator Debbie Stabenow, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, and Senator Tammy Baldwin When the Senate more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Meeting with President Trump

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement following a meeting with President Trump in the White House:"In the meeting, the President and Congressional leadership agreed to pass aid for Harvey, an extension of the debt limit, and a continuing resolution both to December 15, all together. Both sides have every intention of avoiding default in December and look forward to working together on the more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Harvey Aid Package and Avoiding Default

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement regarding Democratic votes for a Harvey aid package and a short term debt limit increase: “Democrats are prepared to offer our votes for the Harvey aid package, and a short term debt limit increase of three months. Given Republican difficulty in finding the votes for their plan, we believe this proposal offers a bipartisan path forward to ensure more...


Schumer Statement on Trump Administration Decision to End DACA

September 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program: "Most Americans know how heartless the DACA decision is; ripping apart families and telling people who have worked hard to become Americans for years that they have to leave the country. "But we often forget how vital these hardworking people and their contributions are to our economy and to tens more...


Schumer and Pelosi Joint Statement on Harvey Aid, Debt Ceiling and September Agenda

September 3, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following joint statement regarding Congress’s agenda: “Providing aid in the wake of Harvey and raising the debt ceiling are both important issues, and Democrats want to work to do both. Given the interplay between all the issues Congress must tackle in September, Democrats and Republicans must discuss all the issues together and come up with a bipartisan more...


Schumer Statement on Parliamentarian Ruling and Future of Tax Reform

September 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer released the following statement after the Senate parliamentarian ruled that the reconciliation instructions from the FY2017 budget expire at the end of September. Unless Republicans can pass a tax plan by the end of the month, they will either have to pass an entirely new budget resolution, or work with Democrats through regular order on tax reform, requiring sixty votes for passage: "Now that it's much more likely that Republicans will have to more...

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