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No Excuses: For Decades, The Senate Has Worked On A Bipartisan Basis To Pass Wide-Ranging Legislation Through The Budget Reconciliation Process

February 2, 2021


 Senate Democrats are eager to get to work on a broad rescue package to provide American families and small businesses with the relief they need as the COVID-19 economic and public health crisis continues to rage. That’s why Senate Democrats have put forward a budget resolution providing $1.9 trillion in COVID relief before the Senate. We hope that Senate Republicans will join us in delivering the relief American families need.

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Senate Democratic Committee Memberships For The 117th Congress

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY)  today announced Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 117th Congress. All memberships have been agreed upon by the Democratic Conference and are subject to ratification by the full Senate.  A full list of Senate Democratic committee memberships for the 117th Congress can be found below:

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Heinrich, Schumer, Senate Dems Introduce Resolution Denouncing Imminent And Pervasive Threat Of Domestic Terrorism, Violent White Supremacists, Neo-Nazis, Anti-Government Militias & Fringe Conspiracy Theories - Including QAnon - To America’s Values And Democratic Institutions

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Intelligence Committee Member Senator Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Democrats introduced a resolution expressing the Sense of the Senate on the imminent and pervasive threat of domestic terrorism, violent white supremacists, neo-Nazis, anti-government militias, and dangerous, fringe conspiracy theories to the democratic institutions and values of the United States. The new resolution also calls on the Federal Bureau of Investigation and United States intelligence community to immediately review the threat posed by domestic terrorist groups, including an examination of the growth of such groups within the United States and the use of social media and other forms of communication to recruit new members to organize and plan acts of violence.

 

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Booker, Wyden, Schumer Joint Statement on Cannabis Reform Legislation

February 1, 2021

Washington, DC – Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following joint statement regarding comprehensive cannabis reform legislation in the 117th Congress:

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Schumer, Pelosi File Joint FY2021 Budget Resolution To Give Congress Additional Legislative Tool To Pass Urgently-Needed COVID Relief

February 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today announced they have filed a joint budget resolution for Fiscal Year 2021 that gives Congress an additional legislative tool to pass the urgently-needed bipartisan COVID relief legislation that enacts President Biden’s comprehensive American Rescue Plan which helps defeat the virus and provide workers and families the resources they need to survive the pandemic while the vaccine is distributed to every American.

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ICYMI: TRANSCRIPT – In Interview With MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Majority Leader Schumer Outlines Big, Bold Agenda To Deliver Help To The American People

January 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, spoke about his new role and outlined the Senate Democratic Majority’s big, bold agenda to deliver help to the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Statement On Senate Confirmation Of Avril Haines For Director Of National Intelligence

January 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement today regarding the confirmation of Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence:

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Leader Schumer Statement On Biden-Harris Administration’s Day One Executive Orders And Legislative Initiatives

January 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) issued the following statement on the executive orders and legislative initiatives announced on Day One of the Biden-Harris administration:

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Leader Schumer, Senators Merkley and Klobuchar Announce Legislation To Renew Democracy, Take Big Money Out Of Politics And Stop Washington Corruption Will Be First Bill Introduced By Democratic Senate Majority

January 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.— Incoming Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and incoming Chair of the Senate Rules Committee Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) announced today that the Senate Democratic majority’s first bill in the new Congress will be the For The People Act, comprehensive legislation to strengthen and reform our democracy.  

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Leader Schumer Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

January 15, 2021

“The Senate Democratic Majority, along with President-elect Biden and our House colleagues, is committed to delivering the bold change our country demands, and the help that our people need,” said Leader Schumer. “The American people have entrusted Senate Democrats with an enormous responsibility. We will work every single day to reward the faith that you have placed in us.” Washington, D.C. - Following the bipartisan impeachment of President Trump for inciting an insurrection on the more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Biden-Harris Administration’s Emergency Relief Package

January 14, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued the following statement on the announcement from the incoming Biden-Harris administration outlining their emergency relief package:

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Schumer Statement On The Bipartisan Impeachment Of President Donald J. Trump By The House Of Representatives

January 13, 2021

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released the following statement regarding the bipartisan impeachment of the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, by a bipartisan majority of the United States House of Representatives:

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TRANSCRIPT: At NYC Press Conference, Schumer Responds To Trump Blaming Others For Capitol Insurrection And Discusses 2004 Legislation That Allows Senate To Reconvene On Emergency Basis If Sen. McConnell Agrees

January 12, 2021

New York, N.Y.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a press conference called out President Trump for not taking responsibility for inciting the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and discussed the 2004 legislation that allows the Senate to reconvene on an emergency basis if Sen. McConnell agrees.  A transcript can be found below:

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Schumer Dear Colleague on the Senate Democratic Majority’s Bold Agenda For The 117th Congress

January 12, 2021

Dear Colleague:The deadly insurrection incited by President Trump last week was an attack on our democracy and one of the darkest days in all American history. The physical and emotional damage done by these domestic terrorists to the U.S. Capitol and all who lived through it was despicable. The loss of life that occurred as a result of this attack, including one Capitol Police officer, was needless and tragic. As we continue to take action to address these events - including action more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Call To Vice President Pence On Invoking 25th Amendment

January 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) issued the following statement on their attempt to reach the Vice President by phone about invoking the 25th Amendment:

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TRANSCRIPT FROM NYC PRESS CONFERENCE: Leader Schumer Calls On Vice President Pence To Invoke The 25th Amendment To IMMEDIATELY Remove President Trump

January 7, 2021

New York, NY — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a press conference called on the vice president to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Statement Calling for the President to Be Immediately Removed from Office

January 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement calling for president to be immediately removed from office:

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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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