Press Releases

Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Response To The Coronavirus

February 28, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration's response to the coronavirus: "It appears President Trump and his administration have learned nothing from the Chinese government's failure to quickly and transparently combat the coronavirus. Hiding the truth about the coronavirus and the government's response only increases the likelihood of the virus spreading. For Mick Mulvaney to suggest that Americans turn off their more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Congressional Action To Combat The Coronavirus

February 27, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Pelosi today issued the following statement regarding Congressional action to combat the coronavirus: "The United States government must do more to address the spread of the deadly coronavirus in a smart, strategic, and serious way and we stand ready to work in a bipartisan fashion in Congress and with the administration to achieve this necessary goal. Lives are at stake-this is not the time for name-calling or playing more...


Schumer Offers Detailed Proposal For $8.5 Billion In Emergency Coronavirus Funding

February 26, 2020

Leader Schumer Proposes $8.5 Billion In Emergency Funding For CDC, The Public Health And Social Services Emergency Fund, USAID, And NIH To Fight The Spread Of Coronavirus Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released a detailed proposal for $8.5 billion in emergency funding to fight the spread of coronavirus in the United States. "Congress must act swiftly to confront the threat of this global health crisis," said Leader Schumer. "This proposal brings more...


In New Letter To Justice Department, Leader Schumer Calls For Investigation Into Reports Acting Intel Chief Grenell Failed To Disclose Prior Work As Foreign Agent

February 26, 2020

Leader Schumer Says That Reports That Acting Director Of National Intelligence Grenell Failed To Report To DOJ Work For Numerous Foreign Entities-Including Vladimir Plahotniuc, A Moldovan Official Who Was Recently Sanctioned By The U.S.-Must Be Investigated Immediately Leader Schumer Emphasizes That Acting DNI Grenell's Oversight Of And Access To The Most Sensitive Nat'l Security Intel + Alleged Failure To Report Work For Foreign Entities Could Leave Him Vulnerable To Blackmail And Other more...


Schumer Statement On Administration's Request For Emergency Coronavirus Funding

February 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s coronavirus budget request:“Too little too late. That President Trump is trying to steal funds dedicated to fight Ebola—which is still considered an epidemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo—is indicative of his towering incompetence and further proof that he and his administration aren’t taking the coronavirus crisis as seriously as they need to be. We’ve seen no more...


Schumer, Menendez, Brown Demand Secretaries Mnuchin And Pompeo Use Authority Congress Granted Them In 2017 And Executive Orders To Immediately Impose New Sanctions On Russia For Reported Ongoing Efforts To Interfere In U.S. 2020 Election

February 24, 2020

In New Letter To Secretaries Mnuchin And Pompeo, Senators Schumer, Menendez, And Brown Urge President Trump To Act On Reported Intelligence Community Consensus That Russia Is Actively Engaged In Election Interference + Identify And Target For Sanctions Those Responsible The Senators' Letter Comes On Heels Of President Trump's Reported Rejection Of Intelligence Community Consensus That Russia Is Engaged In Election Interference, And His Refusal To Impose Needed Sanctions Senate Dems. Say more...


Senator Stabenow Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

February 14, 2020

"Our country's budget is a reflection of who we are and what we care about and who we care about. President Trump's budget betrays American families and our seniors," said Senator Stabenow (D-MI). "Senate Democrats strongly oppose this budget. We understand that you and your family deserve a fair shot to work hard and get ahead. I want you to know that Democrats will continue putting the needs of hard-working families first." Washington, D.C. - Following the release of the Trump more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Trump’s Latest Attempt to Steal Military Funding for Wasteful, Ineffective Wall

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration's reprogramming of National Guard and military procurement funding for border wall construction: "Congress has repeatedly voted in a bipartisan way to refuse funding the President's wasteful, ineffective border wall. This latest effort to steal Congressionally-appropriated military funding undermines our national security and the separation of powers enshrined more...


Schumer Remarks Following Senate Passage Of War Powers Resolution

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference after the Senate passed Senator Kaine's bipartisan War Powers resolution on Iran, which would reaffirm Congress' role in matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: I want to thank my colleagues here. I want to salute Tim Kaine. This has been a passion of his for decades, or years? Or somewhere in between decades and years. And Tammy Duckworth, Dick Durbin, Tom more...


Schumer Calls For DOJ Inspector General Investigation Into Potential Improper Political Interference Regarding Sentencing Recommendation For Roger Stone

February 11, 2020

Washington, D.C.- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today sent a letter to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz formally requesting an investigation into the reduced sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone who was convicted in federal court in November for obstructing Congress and witness tampering. The full text of Sen. Schumer's letter is available below and here: The Honorable Michael E. Horowitz Inspector General U.S. Department of Justice Washington, more...


Senate Republicans Block Democrats’ Requests To Consider Election Security Legislation

February 11, 2020

Senators Schumer, Warner, Wyden, and Blumenthal spoke on the Senate floor to request that the Senate immediately pass critical legislation to better safeguard our elections against foreign interference Washington, D.C. - Today, following the Senate’s bipartisan rebuke of President Trump’s attempts to interfere in the upcoming 2020 election, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer announced a new effort by Senate Democrats to pass legislation to safeguard our upcoming elections against outside more...


Schumer: Trump Admin Budget Again Cuts Funding Aimed At Fighting Corruption In Ukraine Further Proving Linchpin Of Trump Defense In Impeachment Trial Was Total Fabrication

February 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s budget proposal that again cuts funding aimed at fighting corruption in Ukraine. Specifically, the Trump administration’s latest budget again proposes a cut of $17 million in support for anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine from the International Narcotics Control and Law Enforcement program and more than a $100 million cut in support for anti-corruption more...


Senate Democrats Demand Housing Agency Remove Unprecedented Obstructions Of Puerto Rico Disaster Funds

February 10, 2020

"HUD's actions make it more difficult for our fellow Americans on the island to receive desperately needed assistance to protect their homes and communities from future disasters" WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Senator more...


State Of The 116th Congress: Majority Leader McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard Continues To Grow As A National Embarrassment

February 10, 2020

Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans have transformed the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical legislation to help the American people. Since the beginning of 2019, more than 350 House-passed bills-including hundreds that have bipartisan support-have been buried by Leader McConnell in his legislative graveyard. "There are two reasons why the Senate isn't passing commonsense legislation that the American people back overwhelmingly: Majority Leader Mitch more...


Schumer Statement On The Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

February 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.- Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration's budget proposal: "With his latest budget proposal, it's hard to imagine that President Trump could do any more to double-cross the very American workers and middle-class families he promised to help just last week in his State of the Union address. As typical, President Trump's budget shows his State of the Union address was lie upon lie to the American more...


Following White House Retaliation Against LTC Vindman And Others, Schumer Calls On Defense Department Inspector General And All 74 Federal IGs To Investigate Any And All Retaliation Against Whistleblowers Who Disclose Presidential Misconduct

February 10, 2020

Asks 74 IGs To Defend The Rights Of Federal Employees To Report Wrongdoing, Mismanagement, And Corruption In Letters, Schumer Demands Inspectors General Protect Those Who Make Disclosures To Congress Or IGs Schumer To Inspectors General: Fight For Those Who Come Forward To Tell The Truth Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, following President Trump's dismissal of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and his brother Lt. Col. Eugene Vindman from their positions with the National more...


Schumer Statement On White House Retaliation Against LTC Alexander Vindman

February 7, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the White House firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman:“As usual, the White House runs away from the truth. Lt. Col. Vindman lived up to his oath to protect and defend our Constitution. This action is not a sign of strength. It only shows President Trump’s more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

February 4, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address: "The president's speech tonight was much more like a Trump rally than a speech a true leader would give. It was demagogic, undignified, highly partisan and in too many places, untruthful. Perhaps the biggest lie President Trump told tonight was his claim that he will protect patients with pre-existing conditions when his more...


Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Democratic Response to President Trump’s State of the Union

February 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer today delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union. Below is a full transcript of her remarks:Governor Whitmer. Good evening. I’m honored to be here and grateful you’re tuning in. I’m Gretchen Whitmer, the 49th governor of the great state of Michigan. Tonight, I’m at my daughters’ Sherry and Sydney’s public school - East Lansing High. We’re here with family, parents, teachers, and most more...


Democratic Response to President Trump’s State of the Union Delivered by Texas Congresswoman Veronica Escobar

February 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Congresswoman Veronica Escobar of Texas, today delivered the Democratic Spanish language response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union.  Below is a full transcript of her remarks:  Veronica Escobar.  Good evening.  I’m Congresswoman Veronica Escobar and I’m proud to represent El Paso, Texas.  It is an honor to address you tonight from El Paso’s Segundo Barrio, one of our oldest neighborhoods.  Here, at El Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe.  Community clinics more...

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