Press Releases

Patient Groups, Doctors, and Experts Agree: Amendments to Trumpcare Would Remove Guarantee for Affordable, Quality Health Coverage for Americans with Preexisting Conditions

May 3, 2017

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Ended Discrimination Against Those With Pre-existing Conditions Before the ACA, people with pre-existing conditions were either offered much more expensive premiums than they would otherwise receive or offered plans that did not cover important benefits. Some were outright denied coverage.[i] The ACA created two provisions to protect people with pre-existing conditions: Community rating provision: stipulates that a health insurer must rate a community as more...


Senate Dem Leaders Sound Alarm on Trump Admin’s Tax Plan to Add Trillions to National Debt, Say Plan is Trojan Horse for GOP to Slash Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Other Middle-Class Priorities Down the Road

May 1, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leaders today released a new letter to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney expressing concern with the Trump Administration's recent tax proposal, which would add at least $5.5 trillion to the national debt to finance massive tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans while threatening deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other middle-class priorities. Specifically, Senate Democrats more...


President Trump's First 100 Days: A Budget Of Broken Promises

April 28, 2017

President Trump made big promises to "Make American Great Again," but in his first 100 days, he proposed a budget that breaks those promises and would make American families struggle even more. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BUDGET BROKEN PROMISES: NATIONAL SECURITY PROMISE: SAFETY AT HOME Then-Candidate Donald Trump: "My plan will begin with safety at home - which means safe neighborhoods, secure borders, and protection from terrorism." [Politico, 7/21/16] BROKEN: PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS more...


Special Report: President Trump’s Broken Promises On Health Care

April 26, 2017

As a candidate, President Trump promised that, in replacing the Affordable Care Act, he would create a better health care system with lower costs, "insurance for everybody," making all groups better off, and no changes to Medicare. One hundred days into his presidency, President Trump has broken each and every one of these key health care promises - instead he would make our health care system much worse. Trumpcare would result in higher health costs for families, 24 million more uninsured more...


Schumer Remarks at Fight for $15 Rally

April 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks in support of legislation raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Below are his remarks: Thank you, thank you and I want to thank my colleagues Senator Sanders and Senator Murray for being here. I want to thank all of you for being here. I want to say hello to CWA, my mother-in-law was in CWA and they got her good health care, good wages, and a good pension before she passed away. Now, today is the 97th day more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Tax Outline

April 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the statement in response to President Trump's tax outline: "At a time when income distribution is getting even worse in America, the President's outline clearly makes life easier for the wealthy and special interests and makes life harder for middle class and lower income Americans. It couldn't come at a worse time. "Clearly, the President and those at his level of wealth would benefit while tens of millions of American more...


Schumer Statement on Net Neutrality

April 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement following news FCC Chairman Ajit Varadaraj Pai seeks to reverse net neutrality law: "Today, the FCC chairman announced a dramatic step in the wrong direction for the future of the internet with his plans to unravel net neutrality. Chairman Pai's action will do nothing to invigorate our economy or spark innovation. Instead, it just creates an aggravating experience for consumers and potentially bank-breaking more...


Schumer Statement on Health Care Payments and Omnibus Negotiations

April 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer released the below statement regarding current spending bill negotiations: "It is good that once again the president seems to be backing off his threat to hold health care and government funding hostage. These payments are essential to ensuring that millions of Americans won't see their premiums skyrocket, and they won't be kicked off their plan. Like the withdrawal of money for the wall, this decision brings us closer to a bipartisan more...


Schumer Statement on Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn

April 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered the below statement following revelations that former national security adviser Michael Flynn violated the law while working on behalf of a foreign government: "The disturbing news that General Flynn may have violated the law in connection with his security clearance may be just the tip of the iceberg. These revelations highlight the importance of the intelligence committee working in a bipartisan way to request and receive more...


President Trump's Broken Promises on Jobs, Outsourcing, and Trade

April 25, 2017

As a candidate, President Trump made dozens of promises to the American worker, pledging to hold China accountable for its unfair trade practices, to get us out of bad trade deals, to stop companies from shipping American jobs overseas, and to create jobs and opportunity like we've never seen before. One hundred days into his presidency, President Trump has broken each and every one of these promises. In fact, he's made life worse for the American worker. PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BROKEN PROMISES: more...


President Trump's 100 Days of Historic Broken Promises

April 25, 2017

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S 100 DAYS OF HISTORIC BROKEN PROMISES ACCOMPLISHMENTS GETTING GOVERNMENT TO WORK FOR TRUMP ALLIES OUT OF THE WAY: President Donald J. Trump has done more to break promises and enrich his allies stop the Government from interfering in the lives of Americans in his first 100 days than any other President in history. Despite campaigning as a populist, President Trump has governed as a hard-right extremist. Again and again, he has broken his promises to the American people more...


President Trump’s First 100 Days: Constant Blunders, Falsehoods and Crises Undermine Administration’s Ability to Do Anything Positive for American Families

April 24, 2017

The First 100 Days of the Trump administration have been marked by consistent missteps, falsehoods, and broken promise after broken promise - and without a single major legislative accomplishment. Though the Trump administration may have set one record in its first 100 days: a record breaking number of blunders. This administration has been constantly hamstrung by self-imposed wounds: scandals, blunders, falsehoods, broken promises, errors, firings, withdrawals and examples of gross more...


Senators Call on Trump to Disclose Ethics Waivers and White House Visitor Logs

April 20, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Amidst reports of lobbyists, lawyers, and consultants from a range of industries shaping federal policy and coming and going from the Trump administration with ease, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Tom Udall (D-NM), Tom Carper (D-DE), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Edward J. Markey (D-MA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) are calling on President Donald Trump to reveal who has been allowed to side step his administration's ethics pledge and why, and who is more...


As President Trump Visits Wisconsin, Senators Schumer and Baldwin Urge the President to Support Legislation to Make 'Buy American, Hire American' the Law of the Land and Truly Deliver on His Promises to American Workers

April 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) today called on President Donald J. Trump to finally fulfill his campaign promises to fight for and protect the American worker by announcing his support for legislation to make 'Buy American, Hire American' the law of the land and ensure America's infrastructure is rebuilt with American iron and American steel. Specifically, the Senators urged President Trump to announce his support for Senator more...


On Eve of Tax Filing Deadline, Schumer Calls on President Trump to Release Full Tax Returns Before Pursuing Tax Reform

April 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today released the following statement ahead of the April 15 tax filing deadline urging President Trump to release his full tax returns before pursuing tax reform legislation: "If President Trump is serious about passing real tax reform to help the middle class, he should start by releasing his own full tax returns to erase any doubt of where his priorities lie. Until President Trump releases his full tax returns, a cloud of suspicion will more...


Progress Report: In First 100 Days of Congress, Senate Republicans Have Put Special Interests Over The American People

April 12, 2017

Today marks the 100th day of the 115th Congress. Instead of working on productive, bipartisan bills that would improve the lives of millions of Americans, Republicans have advanced special interest priorities and repealed commonsense consumer protections. "Congressional Republicans haven't done much in their first one hundred days, but what they have done has exclusively benefited the special interests at the expense of the middle class," said Senator Schumer. "In the Senate, the Republican more...


Following Disappointing Meeting Between President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping, Schumer Demands Real Action From the Trump Administration on Trade With China

April 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - On a conference call with reporters, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Charles E. Schumer today demanded real action from President Donald Trump and his administration on the issue of trade with China. Following the disappointing meeting between President Trump and China's President Xi Jinping, Schumer said that President Trump has not yet kept a single promise to the American people when it comes to China. During the campaign, then-candidate Trump vowed to label China a more...


Ahead Of Chinese President’s Visit To U.S. & Meeting With President Trump, Senate Democrats Send Letter to President Trump Urging Him To Hold China Accountable On Trade

April 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democrats released a new letter today calling on President Trump to hold China accountable on trade during his upcoming summit with Chinese President Xi. During the campaign, President Trump promised to get tough on China "on day one," yet he has failed to take meaningful actions to blunt China's cheating on trade. For workers with the deck stacked against them due to China's cheating, the Senators called on President Trump to deliver on specific areas of trade. The more...


Republicans Already Expressing Regret Over Nuclear Option They Don’t Have To Take

April 4, 2017

As Leader Schumer said on Sunday, Republicans do not need to break the rules of the Senate for President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch: Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer: "It looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60-vote margin. So instead of changing the rules, which is up to Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority, why doesn't President Trump, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate sit down and try to come up with a mainstream nominee? Look, when a nominee doesn't get 60 more...


Schumer to GOP: Sit Down And Work Together to Come Up with New, Mainstream SCOTUS Nominee, Avoid Nuclear Option Crisis

April 2, 2017

Democratic Leader Schumer: "Let me make a proposal to make break this problem -- to maybe break this problem that we have, okay? It looks like Gorsuch will not reach the 60 vote margin. So instead of changing the rules, which is up to Mitch McConnell and the Republican majority, why doesn't President Trump, Democrats and Republicans in the Senate sit down and try to come up with a mainstream nominee? Look, when a nominee doesn't get 60 votes, you shouldn't change the rules. You should change more...

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