Press Releases

After Release Of New Survey On Latino Health Concerns, Sen. Schumer Says Senate Democrats Are United In Protecting The Future Of Healthcare

October 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía, today used the results of a new UnidosUS poll on Latino health concerns to call for Senate Democrats to continue fighting against Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in order to protect the future of healthcare.  

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Sen. Schumer Statement On Judge Barrett's Refusal To Say Medicare Is Constitutional

October 14, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to Judge Barrett’s failure to say Medicare is constitutional:

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Schumer Statement On Judge Barrett’s Failure To Say President Trump Cannot Unilaterally Delay Elections

October 13, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to Judge Barrett’s failure to say President Trump can’t unilaterally delay elections:


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Schumer Statement On Chairman Graham’s Decision To Hold Markup On Supreme Court Nominee Before Judge Barrett’s Hearing Is Even Complete

October 12, 2020

Brooklyn, NY — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement in response to Chairman Graham’s insistence that Judge Barrett’s markup be scheduled before her hearing has been fully completed:    

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During First Day Of Dangerous And Illegitimate Supreme Court Hearing, Senate Democrats To Focus On Impact Of A Justice Barrett Striking Down ACA

October 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - On the first day of the Supreme Court nomination hearings, Senate Democrats will focus on the damage that will be done to everyday Americans if Republicans are able to jam through a nominee that will finally allow them to achieve their goals of striking down the ACA. The Supreme Court will hold hearings on California V. Texas on November 10th. All members of the Senate Judiciary Committee will share stories of individuals and display their photos throughout the hearing. more...


Schumer On MSNBC: Democrats Will Focus On Threat To Health Care On Day One Of Senate Confirmation Hearing For Amy Coney Barrett

October 12, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe and laid out Senate Democrats' strategy focusing on the threat to health care and protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions during the first day of Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Below is a transcript of the interview: Mika Brzezinski: Joining us now, Senate Minority Leader Democrat Chuck more...


Democrats Focus On Threat To Health Care As Senate Republicans Rush To Jam Through A Supreme Court Nominee That Would Strike Down The ACA

October 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - The stakes couldn't be higher: As promised, President Trump nominated a Supreme Court Justice who will "terminate" the Affordable Care Act, risking protections for millions living with pre-existing conditions, coverage for millions of Americans, and raise drug prices for seniors on Medicare. Not only are the consequences dire, the entire process is illegitimate and dangerous. In addition to breaking their promise not to consider nominees in an election year, Senate more...


In New Letter, Schumer Calls On Secretary Perdue To Immediately Fix Deficiencies In Farmers To Families Food Box Program And Ensure That Any Changes Are Clearly Communicated To All Participants

October 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue expressing concerns about how the third round of Farmers to Families Food Box contracts has been rolled out and calling on USDA to ensure vendors fulfill their commitments to last mile delivery. The letter comes in response to recent changes to the Farmers to Families Food Box Program which have disrupted food distribution and caused confusion among many of the food banks and more...


Senator Schumer’s Statement On The Recent Appointment Of Justin Peterson To Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight Board

October 8, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s newest appointee to Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight Board: 

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Schumer And Wyden Call For Investigation Into Potential Undue Influence On IRS Audits Of President Trump

October 8, 2020

Senators Schumer And Wyden Demand Investigation Into IRS Audits of President Trump, Including If White House Contacted IRS Regarding Trump’s Tax Returns Schumer And Wyden Write To Tax Inspector General George and Acting Treasury Inspector General Delmar To Ensure That No Interference Has Been Found In IRS Audits, And If Interference Exists, To Brief Congress And Take Immediate Enforcement Action In New Letter, Schumer And Wyden Seek Information About Whether There Is Evidence Of more...


Schumer Video On Trump Administration’s Forced Sterilization And Child Separation Policy At Detention Centers: “We Demand Accountability And Answers”

October 7, 2020

Brooklyn, NY— Following a New York Times article on an investigative report about the Trump administration’s family separation policy, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) released a video demanding answers and accountability from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) leadership on the appalling conditions at immigration detention facilities.

English video available HERE and Spanish version available HERE. Transcripts below:  

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Schumer And Klobuchar Introduce Measure To Improve Health And Safety Around Senate Complex

October 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Rules Committee Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) today unveiled S.Con.Res. 49, a resolution to address the health and safety concerns around the Senate. 

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Schumer And Murray Slam White House’s Secretive Handling Of COVID-19 Super-Spreader Event As A Public Health Threat, Call For Transparency On Containment Measures

October 6, 2020

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) wrote to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows seeking information on the steps being taking to contain the virus following the COVID-19 super-spreader event that occurred at the White House last week. The Senators write that as this outbreak continues to grow, it is critical that the public and those who may have been exposed have access to accurate and transparent information, and say that to conceal this information is a public health threat that puts all who work at the White House complex in danger. 

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Senate Democrats Raise Questions About Trump Administration’s Export Of Potential Missile Materials To China

October 5, 2020

Washington, D.C. - A group of leading national security Democrats today are raising an alarm over an approval by the Trump Administration to export over 227 tons of sensitive material critical to building missiles to the People's Republic of China. In a new letter to Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Foreign Relation Committee Ranking Member Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban more...


Schumer: Republicans Must Halt Increasingly Reckless Supreme Court Nomination Process – Demands Thorough Testing Requirements

October 5, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y.- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement in response to the Washington Post reporting last night that outside GOP advisors are "suggesting a system in which the committee vote would be held in the Senate chamber, with ill senators voting from the visitors' galleries above the floor so they can maintain distance": "The Republican leadership has truly lost touch with reality if it's contemplating marching COVID-stricken members to the more...


Schumer Says McConnell-Graham Decision To Move Forward With Judiciary Committee Hearing “Reckless And Dangerous”

October 3, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement in response to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lindsay Graham's reckless decision to move forward with the Supreme Court Nomination Hearing: "The decision to recess the Senate for two weeks after at least three Republican Senators have tested positive for COVID-19 makes clear that the Senate cannot proceed with business as usual as the more...


Schumer, Feinstein Statement On Hearing Schedule For Supreme Court Nomination

October 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today released the following statement in response to Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) committing to a hearing schedule for the Supreme Court nomination process amid news that individuals involved in the nomination process have contracted coronavirus: “It is premature for Chairman Graham to commit to a hearing schedule when we do not know the more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump Positive COVID Diagnosis

October 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement in response to President Trump testing positive for coronavirus: "I wish President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and any White House staff members who are infected a speedy recovery. I join the nation in praying for the First Family's health and safety. "The infection of the President, First Lady and a close aide require that the White House immediately conduct a contact tracing more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Following Republicans Blocking The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act

October 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor after Senate Republicans blocked the Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act, which passed the House by voice vote a week ago. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Statement On Reports That The Trump White House Pressured The CDC To Downplay The Risks Posed To Students And Families By COVID-19 Pandemic

September 29, 2020

Brooklyn, N.Y. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today released the following statement regarding reports that the Trump Administration pressured the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to minimize the virus threats to students and families from rushing to return to full in-person schooling:

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