Press Releases

Joint Statement from Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today issued the following joint statement:

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Schumer Statement Following Meeting With President-Elect Biden’s Intended Nominee For Transportation Secretary

December 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. —  Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding his virtual meeting with President-elect Biden’s intended nominee for Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg:

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Schumer Statement On New McConnell Bill That Would Deprive Americans Of A $2,000 Check

December 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on Senator McConnell's  new bill  that would continue to deprive the American people from receiving a $2,000 check. Specifically, Sen. McConnell’s new bill changes the language in the bipartisan House-passed CASH Act to stiff adult dependents and adds the totally unrelated repeal of Section 230 as well as dangerous new provisions related to President Trump’s false election fraud claims. Text of Senator McConnell’s new bill can be found here

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Schumer Announces He Will Attempt To Pass House-Passed $2,000 Survival Checks Bill Tomorrow In Senate; Schumer Urges Senate Republicans Not To Block

December 28, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) tonight issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to provide American workers and families with $2,000 emergency checks: 

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Schumer Statement Following Meeting With President-elect Biden’s Intended Nominees For Climate-Related Administration Positions

December 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding his virtual meeting with President-elect Biden’s intended nominees for Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Energy, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, White House National Climate Advisor and Deputy White House National Climate Advisor:

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Schumer Hails Inclusion Of Climate Wins In Omnibus Appropriations Bill, Says More Needs To Be Done Under The Biden Administration To Deliver Bold Climate Action

December 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following statement lauding the important climate legislation included in the Omnibus Appropriations bill while acknowledging that much more needs to be done under the incoming Biden administration:

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TRANSCRIPT: Remarks By Leader Schumer At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi On Emergency COVID Relief Agreement

December 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a joint press conference with Speaker Pelosi discussed the emergency coronavirus relief agreement. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Emergency Coronavirus Relief & Omnibus Agreement

December 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. —Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued the following statement after reaching agreement on emergency coronavirus relief and omnibus package:

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Leader Schumer, Senate Democrats Announce Significant Additions To The Economic Justice Act, Expanding The Historic Proposal To More Than $435 Billion To Address Systemic Racism And Historic Underinvestment In Communities Of Color

December 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats today unveiled new additions to the Economic Justice Act, a major legislative proposal that now provides more than $435 billion in immediate and long-term investments in communities of color to address systemic racism and reverse decades of historic underinvestment.  

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Schumer Statement On Biden Naming Key Environment, Energy, And Conservation Officials

December 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today issued the following statement on President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement naming key members of his environment, energy, and conservation team:  

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Schumer Statement On House And Senate Committee Surprise Billing Agreement

December 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the House and Senate committees surprise billing agreement:   

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ICYMI – In New Univision Op-ed, Leader Schumer Calls For An End To Marijuana Prohibition At The Federal Level, Access To Equal Opportunities For Latinos To Marijuana Economic Industry

December 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — In a new Univision.com op-ed, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) outlined how ending the federal prohibition on marijuana would level the playing field for Latinos and communities of color by providing equal opportunities to the marijuana economy and by lifting the harsh life-long penalizations on marijuana-related sentences. 

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Schumer Statement On Shana Broussard Confirmation

December 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Shana Broussard to be Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the first African American to serve on the FEC. Leader Schumer recommended Ms. Broussard’s nomination to the White House.

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In New Letter, Leader Schumer, Senator Heinrich And Senate Democrats Write To FBI And DHS Requesting Information On QAnon Threat Posed To America And Abroad

December 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Intelligence Committee Member Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM) and Senate Democrats wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Principal Deputy General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Joseph Maher requesting a written assessment to Congress on the threat posed by QAnon, in the United States and abroad. The Senators also request information on the role of foreign influence operations in the inception and amplification of QAnon conspiracy theories. 

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Standing With Reps.-Elect Bowman, Jones & Torres In NYC, Schumer Pushes Plan To Immediately Cancel Up To $50,000 In Student Loan Debt Per Student

December 7, 2020

Senator & Soon-To-Be-Sworn-In Reps Say President Biden Will Have Executive Authority To Cancel Student Loan Debt; Nearly 2.4 Million New Yorkers Owe $89.5 Billion In Federal Student Loans 

Canceling Student Loan Debt Will Relieve A Huge Burden On NY’s Young People, Particularly People Of Color & Families; Student Debt Accounts For Substantial Percentage Of Racial Wealth Gap 

Schumer & Reps-Elect: New Yorkers Need Substantial Relief From Burden Of Student Loans The Pandemic Has Only Made Worse 

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ICYMI - In New Blavity Op-ed, Leader Schumer And Senator Warren Call For The Use Of Executive Branch Authority To Cancel Up To $50,000 In Student Loan Debt On Day One Of The New Administration

December 4, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. - In a new Blavity op-ed, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) call for the use of executive branch authority to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt on day one of the new administration to help begin to close the racial wealth gap in America. Blavity Op-Ed: Why We, Elizabeth Warren And Chuck Schumer, Believe The Biden-Harris Administration Should Cancel Up To $50K In Student Debt On Day One By: Senate Democratic Leader Chuck more...


Schumer Statement On Ending The Federal Prohibition On Marijuana Following The House Passing The MORE Act

December 4, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on the House passed MORE Act and called for an end to draconian marijuana laws that have contributed to racial inequality. "For too long, draconian marijuana laws have contributed to racial inequality. By passing the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, the House has taken a historic step towards finally ending the federal prohibition on marijuana. This bill would more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Need For Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Negotiations

December 2, 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 importance of bipartisan coronavirus relief negotiations:  

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Schumer Calls For An Environmental Justice Leader To Serve As Next Chair Of The White House Council On Environmental Quality (CEQ)

December 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today urging that the next Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality be someone who will defend environmental safeguards, meaningfully engage with environmental justice communities, and coordinate a bold climate and clean energy agenda that works for everyone, regardless of zip code.

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Schumer Statement On Allison Clements Confirmation To Be FERC Commissioner

November 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tonight released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Allison Clements to be Commissioner on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Leader Schumer recommended Ms. Clements nomination to the White House.

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