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Former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

February 5, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery Good evening, my fellow Americans. I'm Stacey Abrams, and I am honored to join the conversation about the state of our union. Growing up, my family went back and forth between lower middle class and working poor. Yet, even when they came home weary and bone-tired, my parents found a way to show us all who we could be. My librarian mother taught us to love learning. My father, a shipyard worker, put in overtime and extra shifts; and they made sure we volunteered to more...


Excerpts From Former Georgia State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams’ Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

February 5, 2019

As Prepared for Delivery Our power and strength as Americans lives in our hard work and our belief in more. My family understood firsthand that while success is not guaranteed, we live in a nation where opportunity is possible. But we do not succeed alone - in these United States, when times are tough, we can persevere because our friends and neighbors will come for us. *** Just a few weeks ago, I joined volunteers to distribute meals to furloughed federal workers. They more...


Extractos De La Respuesta Demócrata En Español De Xavier Becerra Del Presidente Trump Ante Estado De La Unión

February 5, 2019

Extractos De La Respuesta Demócrata En Español De Xavier Becerra Del Presidente Trump Ante Estado De La Unión English Translation Follows Discurso Como Preparados El estado de nuestro país decide destinos. Como puede ser, entonces, que el estado de nuestra joven, rica, y fuerte nación es ahora . . . desorden . . . tensión . . . hostilidad? *** Y la idea de declarar un estado de emergencia en la frontera cuando uno no existe, para more...


SCHUMER INVITES NEW YORK AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER, RONAN BYRNE, TO STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS; AFTER 35 DAYS WITHOUT PAY DURING THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN THAT HELD HOSTAGE 800,000 INNOCENT FEDERAL WORKERS & JEOPARDIZED PUBLIC SAFETY FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, BYRNE, FATHER OF 4 CHILDREN UNDER 5 YEARS OLD, EXEMPLIFIES THE VITAL NECESSITY OF KEEPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FULLY-FUNDED & OPEN

February 5, 2019

As Schumer's Guest, Byrne Will Highlight Toll The Partial Federal Government Shutdown Had On Hardworking Federal Employees & Their Families, the American Economy-& The Erosion of Air Travel Efficiency And Safety For Millions Of Americans Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that he has invited as his guest, Ronan Byrne, an air traffic controller from Long Island, and father of four, to attend the president's State of the Union address tonight. Byrne is an more...


Schumer Statement On The Nomination Of David Bernhardt To Be U.S. Interior Secretary

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of David Bernhardt to be U.S. Interior Secretary: "David Bernhardt might be the most ethically-challenged, special-interest-driven nominee the president could have selected for this position - and that's saying something, considering he would be following former Secretary Ryan Zinke. Mr. Bernhardt's nomination is a serious threat to our nation's public lands, wildlife and natural more...


State Of The Trump Economy: Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives Have Cashed In On The Trump Republican Tax Law, While American Workers Have Been Left Behind

February 4, 2019

Over And Over Again, Corporations Touted By Trump And Republicans As Tax Law Success Stories Have Laid Off American Workers. Instead Of Helping Working Americans, Big Corporations Have Used Their Windfall From The Tax Law To Enrich Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives With Record Corporate Stock Buybacks -While Laying Off Too Many American Workers CNN Business: The Tax Cut Investment 'Boom' Is Already Over. Some Say It Never Really Started Washington, D.C. -Republicans said that more...


New Schumer-Sanders Op-Ed In The New York Times: Limit Corporate Stock Buybacks

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders today published the following op-ed in The New York Times to outline their view of how corporate self-indulgence has become an enormous problem for workers and for the long-term strength of the economy, and announce plans to introduce new legislation that would effectively set minimum requirements for corporate investment in workers and the long-term strength of the company as a precondition for a corporation entering into a more...


In New Letter, Schumer, Wyden, And Brown Urge Secretary Mnuchin To Stay Aggressive During Trade Negotiations With China In Order To Obtain Enforceable, Verifiable, And Enduring Concessions To Combat China’s Predatory Trade Practices

February 1, 2019

In Light Of Recent Reports That Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Is Encouraging The President To Back Down In Order To Conclude Trade Negotiations With China Next Month, Senate Democrats Are Urging Secretary Mnuchin To Continue Applying Pressure On China, Should China Fail To Make Meaningful Concessions China's History Of Predatory Trade Practices Include: Technology Transfers, Trade And Economic Espionage That Pilfer The United States' Intellectual Property, And Creating An Unfair more...


Schumer, Pelosi Announce Stacey Abrams To Deliver Democratic Response To President Trump’s State Of The Union

January 29, 2019

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Will Deliver Democrats' Spanish Language Response Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today announced that Stacey Abrams, former Democratic Leader in the Georgia House of Representatives, will deliver the Democratic Response to President Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. They also announced that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra will deliver more...


The Results Are In: Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives Have Cashed In On The Trump Republican Tax Law, While American Workers Have Been Left Behind

January 28, 2019

Reuters: $1.5 Trillion U.S. Tax Cut Has No Major Impact On Business Capex Plans: Survey Instead Of Helping Working Americans, Big Corporations Have Used Their Windfall From The Tax Law To Enrich Wealthy Shareholders And Corporate Executives With Record Corporate Stock Buybacks -While Laying Off Too Many American Workers Senate Dems: The Trump-Republican Tax Law Has Failed The American People Washington, D.C. - Just over one year after the GOP tax scam was signed into law, Senate more...


Schumer Statement On New CBO Report Outlining Extensive Economic Damage Caused By Trump Shutdown

January 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the newly released Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report detailing the extensive economic damage caused by the Trump Shutdown: "As the dust settles from the Trump Shutdown, it is clear as day that the president's temper tantrum caused serious and lasting damage to our nation's economy. If President Trump didn't appreciate the error of his ways after seeing the human suffering his needless more...


The Trump Shutdown Is Undermining National Security And Law Enforcement

January 24, 2019

USA Today:  Security, Immigration Controls Fray As Impasse Over Trump's Wall Stretches Into Its Fourth Week.    Washington Post:  ‘Unacceptable’: Coast Guard’s Top Officer Criticizes Lack Of Payment In Government Shutdown.   Axios:  Aviation Unions Say Level Of Air Safety Risk Is "Unprecedented.”   The Trump Shutdown is hurting America’s national security and undermining law enforcement, forcing key national security personnel at federal agencies ranging from the Coast more...


Schumer Statement In Response To President Trump’s Speech On The Trump Shutdown

January 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s speech on the Trump shutdown:  “It’s clear the President realizes that by closing the government and hurting so many American workers and their families, he has put himself and the country in an untenable position. Unfortunately, he keeps putting forward one-sided and ineffective remedies. There’s only way out: open up the government, Mr. President, and then Democrats and more...


Senators Schumer, Durbin, Udall, Heinrich Demand Answers On President Trump’s Attempts To Use Eminent Domain Against The Roman Catholic Diocese Of Brownsville, Texas, To Build Border Wall

January 18, 2019

In A New Letter To Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Top Senate Democrats Demand Detailed Information Concerning Impact Of President's Trump's Use of Eminent Domain To Try To Build His Border Wall On Religious Organizations' And American Citizens' Land- 67 % Of Land Located Along The Southwest Border Belongs To Non-Federal Entities 2017 Report Released By Democrats On The Senate Committee On Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Showed That Trump Administration Has Been more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans' Refusal To Block Trump Admin’s Relief Of Russia Sanctions

January 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senate Republicans' refusal to block the Treasury Department's relief of sanctions on three Russian companies. "Forty two Republican senators chose today to stand with Vladimir Putin rather than the American people. The Trump administration has been shamefully and suspiciously weak on President Putin, and the Senate had a chance today to send a strong, bipartisan message that we won't let Putin's more...


PHOTO RELEASE: On The Steps Of The U.S. Capitol, Senate Democrats Show The Faces Of Those Hurt By The Devastating Trump Shutdown And Call On President Trump To Re-Open Government Immediately

January 16, 2019

Despite Rejecting Bipartisan Proposals To Reopen the Government, President Trump Has Threatened To Keep The Government Shut Down For Months Or Even Years If He Does Not Receive Funding For His Ineffective And Expensive Border Wall That He Insisted Mexico Would Pay For     Trump Shutdown Effects Are Widespread And Worsening: Last Friday, An Estimated 800,000 Federal Workers Did Not Receive Their Paychecks And Many Are Working Without Pay. Millions Of Americans Applying For Home And more...


Across The Country, Americans Increasingly Are Suffering From The Trump Shutdown

January 15, 2019

Ohio NASA Engineer: "If you want to fund something, you should not put people out of work and deny American taxpayers access to government services they pay for because you can't get the outcome you want." Colorado Federal Employee: "A shutdown is not a method to resolve controversial political issues." Texas Corrections Officer: "At one point the president talked about months or years. That's not even remotely feasible." ARIZONA Eastern Arizona Courier: Government shutdown: Federal more...


Schumer To Force Senate Vote To Block Trump Administration’s Recent Action To Relax Sanctions Against Three Russian Companies

January 13, 2019

In December, U.S. Treasury Announced Its Intent to Relax Sanctions On Three Russian Companies That Are Largely Controlled By Russian Oligarch Oleg Deripaska, Who Is Reported To Have Extensive Ties To Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort, Starting 30-Day Clock For Congress To Act Following Senate Committee Review Process, Schumer Has Concluded That Treasury's Proposal Is Insufficient And Senate Must Take Action To Block Sanctions Relief And Right The Trump Administration's Wrong, more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on the President’s Tuesday Evening Address

January 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this joint statement on the President’s plans for a televised address Tuesday evening:“The facts are clear: President Trump has the power to stop hurting the country by re-opening the government and ending the Trump Shutdown. “Democrats and an increasing number of Republicans in Congress have repeatedly urged the President and Leader McConnell to end the Trump Shutdown and re-open more...


Schumer Introduces Resolution To Allow For Future Disapproval Of Treasury Action To Terminate Sanctions Against Three Russian Companies

January 4, 2019

U.S. Treasury Announced Intent To Terminate Sanctions On Three Large Russian Companies On December 19th, Starting 30-Day Clock For Congress To Act  Schumer, Brown, Menendez Voiced Concerns About Treasury’s Agreement With The Companies In December; Senate Committee Review Process Is Now Ongoing Schumer: Serious Questions Remain About President Trump’s Relationship With Russia, Treasury’s Ability To Enforce Agreement To End Sanctions On Russian Companies Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senate more...

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