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Schumer Statement On House Passage Of Legislation To Reinstate Net Neutrality And Senate GOP’s Refusal to Act

April 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the House passage of legislation to reinstate net neutrality and the Senate GOP's refusal to act: "The House's vote to reinstate net neutrality reflects the will of millions of Americans who made their voices heard that they don't want their costs of using the Internet to go up unfairly, they do not want their freedom to be constricted, and that if they should decide to start up a business, they more...


Never-Ending Chaos Continues To Define President Trump’s Administration

April 9, 2019

“All of this chaos has one source, one source only: The President of the United States and his erratic, vacillating attitude towards policy and personnel. Across a broad spectrum of issues, his policies are so extreme that even good-faith nominees eventually face a choice: leave the administration or be consumed by the quicksand of the Trump swamp. I hope that the president or some of the people around him will realize that his administration is far from a fine-tuned machine - it’s a slow more...


Senate Republicans Are Planning To Further Break The Senate To Speed Through President Trump’s Radical And Unqualified Nominees

April 9, 2019

As Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said on the Senate floor yesterday: "The Senate needs to do its job. We should not be a conveyor belt for President Trump's radical and unqualified judicial nominees. So let's call this for what it is. This rules change is yet another power grab by Leader McConnell, the Republican Party, and its rightwing allies. It is a transparent attempt to further politicize our courts by packing them with President Trump's hard-right, ideological, and too-often more...


Schumer Calls For Outgoing Director Of U.S. Secret Service To Testify Before Congress On Potential Security Vulnerabilities At Mar-a-Lago And Other Counterintelligence And National Security Threats

April 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the departure of U.S. Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex" Alles, calling for Alles to testify before Congress on potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago and other counterintelligence and national security threats: "The outgoing Secret Service director must testify before Congress as soon as possible about the potential security vulnerabilities at Mar-a-Lago involving a Chinese national more...


Schumer Statement On The Resignation Of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

April 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released this statement following the resignation of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen: "When even the most radical voices in the administration aren't radical enough for President Trump, you know he's completely lost touch with the American more...


This Week In Trump’s Swamp: The President’s Nominations Are Plagued By Scandals And Lack Of Qualifications

April 5, 2019

Washington Post: After Hundreds Of Crashes, This Britax Jogging Stroller Faced Recall. Then Trump Appointees Stepped In. NBC News: Donors To The Trump Inaugural Committee Got Ambassador Nominations. But Are They Qualified? The Guardian: Trump Fed Pick Was Held In Contempt For Failing To Pay Ex-Wife Over $300,000. Despite his constant campaign promises to "drain the swamp," President Trump has continued to nominate individuals to powerful administration posts with questionable more...


Schumer, Cotton, Brown, Rubio, Menendez, Toomey, And Shaheen Introduce First-Ever Targeted Fentanyl Sanctions Bill To Hold Chinese Government Accountable On Their Commitment To Crack Down On Manufacturers And Traffickers Of Lethal Opioids Ravaging U.S. Communities

April 4, 2019

Following Chinese Regulators Announcing That A Wider Range Of Fentanyl Derivatives Would Be Declared Controlled Substances in China on May 1st.; Bipartisan Group Of Senators Introduce Sanctions Legislation That Would Pressure China to Enforce This New Law, Direct The Administration To Identify Foreign Traffickers Of Opioids On An Annual Basis, Authorize New Funding To Law Enforcement And Intelligence Agencies Dramatic Rise In Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Represents The Newest And Most more...


After Arrest Of Chinese National With Malware In Hand At Mar-A-Lago, Senators Schumer, Feinstein, And Warner Urge FBI To Immediately Assess National Security Risks At Trump Properties

April 3, 2019

In Light Of Recent Reports Of Arrest Of Chinese National Yujin Zhang, Who Was Apprehended By Secret Service After Making False Statements To Enter Mar-A-Lago While Carrying A Thumb Drive Containing Malware, Senators Schumer, Feinstein, And Warner Urge FBI To Assess Risks To Classified Information And Secure Areas Yujin Zhang Stated She Was Invited To Attend A Non-Existent Event By An Associate Of Li "Cindy" Yang - Who Congressional Intelligence And Judiciary Committees Had Previously more...


Schumer Statement After The House Passed A Resolution To Reverse The Trump Administration’s Legal Assault On Americans’ Health Care

April 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the House passed a resolution to reverse the Trump administration's legal assault on Americans' health care: "If Senate Republicans and Leader McConnell truly want to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, they would follow suit and pass the Senate Democrats' resolution to reverse the Justice Department's decision without more...


Vice Chairman Leahy And Leader Schumer Introduce Path Forward For Disaster Supplemental – New Amendment Provides New Funding For Midwestern Disasters & Restores Certain Funding For Puerto Rico, Other Territories

April 2, 2019

Washington D.C. (Tuesday, April 2, 2019) - Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) Tuesday introduced a substitute to the emergency disaster supplemental to provide a path forward to resolving the current impasse on the disaster funding bill. The Leahy-Schumer amendment totals $16.7 billion and includes $2.5 billion in new funding for disaster stricken communities in the Southeast and Midwest and restores more...


Following Trump DOJ Decision To Side With Ruling That Would Strike Down Our Entire Healthcare System, All 47 Senate Democrats Introduce Resolution To Reverse DOJ, To Save Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Health Care For Millions

April 2, 2019

The Trump DOJ Recently Announced They Side With A Texas Federal Judge's Ruling That Deems Current Health Care Law Unconstitutional- Senate Dem Resolution Would Reverse DOJ's Position, Siding With Keeping Current Health Care Law Intact DOJ's Decision Is Expansion Of Its Previous Refusal To Defend Our Current Health Care Law And The Latest Example Of The Administration's All-Out Assault On Healthcare System; Would Cause Prescription Drug Costs To Soar And Leave Up To 133 Million Americans With more...


New Schumer Op-Ed In The New York Daily News: What Trump Owes Puerto Rico: Senate Republicans And The President Have An Obligation To An American Island Devastated By Hurricanes

April 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer published the following op-ed in The New York Daily News to outline his view of how President Trump and Senate Republicans have an obligation to provide necessary aid to help Puerto Rico recover from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The op-ed can be found here and below. Schumer: What Trump owes Puerto Rico: Senate Republicans and the president have an obligation to an American island devastated by hurricanes By Chuck SchumerMarch 31American children more...


Schumer Statement On Sen. McConnell’s Plan To Change Senate Rules And Cede Authority To The Trump Administration

March 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to change Senate rules and cede authority to the Trump administration: "Senator McConnell's approach has always been to manipulate Senate rules when it helps him and then change Senate rules when the tables turn; this is just another step in his effort to limit the rights of the minority and cede authority to the more...


In Wake Of Senate Republicans’ Refusal To Take Action On Climate Crisis, Schumer Launches New Senate Democratic Special Committee On The Climate Crisis

March 27, 2019

In the wake of Senate Republicans’ refusal to take action on climate change and Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) refusal to schedule or allow for a vote on the resolution to establish a bipartisan select committee on the climate crisis, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today established a new Senate Democrats’ Special Committee on the Climate Crisis. The committee—comprised of ten Democratic senators— will be tasked with investigating, holding hearings, and issuing findings on the economic and national security consequences of climate change and how acting on the climate crisis presents significant opportunities for jobs, public health, and the economy. More specifically, the committee will work with environmental, financial, and national security experts to find solutions for communities impacted by climate change and provide oversight on special interests that foster climate denial. Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) will chair the committee, and members include Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Ed Markey (D-MA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Catherine Cortez-Masto (D-NV), and Tina Smith (D-MN). more...


Senate Republicans Need To Face Facts And Stop With The Stunts: Climate Change Is Negatively Impacting Their States Now.

March 26, 2019

Senate Republicans Need To Face Facts And Stop With The Stunts: Climate Change Is Negatively Impacting Their States Now. Republicans are refusing to acknowledge that climate change is real, caused by humans, and that the congress needs to do something about it. Instead, this week Republicans will waste the American people's time on a cynical stunt. Climate change is here and it is already directly impacting every state across the country. Below is a compilation of an excerpt from the 2018 more...


Senate Democratic Leader Schumer And Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Leahy Blast Trump Administration For Abysmal Response To Puerto Rico Recovery And Demand Timeline For Correcting Its Uncoordinated, Long-Delayed Response

March 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - In a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director, and Acting Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney; Acting FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor; and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) blasted the Trump administration for continuing to undermine the immediate and long-term recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, and demanded a response by more...


Schumer Statement On Senator Udall’s Decision To Not Seek Re-Election In 2020

March 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following Senator Udall's announcement that he will not seek re-election in 2020: "Tom Udall is a class act in every way. He is principled, smart, and hardworking and when he gets up to speak, every senator - Democrat and Republican - already knows how well-thought-out and sincere his remarks will be. His leadership in the Senate on reforming the campaign finance system, protecting the environment, advocating more...


Joint Schumer-Pelosi Statement On Attorney General Barr’s Summary Of The Mueller Report

March 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Attorney General Barr's summary of the Mueller report. "Attorney General Barr's letter raises as many questions as it answers. The fact that Special Counsel Mueller's report does not exonerate the president on a charge as serious as obstruction of justice demonstrates how urgent it is that the full report and underlying documentation be made public more...


Joint Statement From Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi On Special Counsel Mueller’s Report

March 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report to Attorney General William Barr.“Now that Special Counsel Mueller has submitted his report to the Attorney General, it is imperative for Mr. Barr to make the full report public and provide its underlying documentation and findings to Congress. Attorney General Barr must not give President Trump, his lawyers more...


Joint Statement From Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi On Bicameral Request For Criminal And Counterintelligence Investigations Into Li “Cindy” Yang

March 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, House Committee on the Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Vice Chairman Mark Warner, and Senate Committee on the Judiciary Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the FBI, national intelligence agencies, and Secret Service requesting criminal more...

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