Press Releases

Senate Democrats: Health Insurance Costs Are Rising Across The Country Because Of The Trump Administration And Congressional Republicans

August 3, 2018

As Proposed 2019 Rates Are Published In Every State, Insurers And State Insurance Commissioners Are Blaming The Actions Of Trump Administration And Republican Congress For Higher Rates Insurers Say Higher Rates Due To Repeal Of Health Insurance Coverage Requirement, Promoting Junk Insurance, Cutting Enrollment Outreach, And More Senate Dems To Trump And GOP: Stop The Sabotage And Work With Us To Lower Health Care Costs And Protect Pre-Existing Condition Protections Washington, more...


Joint Statement By Senators Schumer, Durbin, Feinstein, Klobuchar, And Van Hollen On Election Security

August 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senators Schumer (D-NY), Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Klobuchar (D-MN), and Van Hollen (D-MD) today released the following statement in response to National Security Adviser John Bolton’s letter to Senate Democrats regarding election security:“Our letter to Ambassador Bolton urged him and the Trump administration to fully implement the sanctions on Russia that Congress already passed, extradite the 12 Russian government officials indicted by Special Counsel more...


Schumer Statement On New Letter From National Archives Saying Even The Small Portion Of Kavanaugh’s White House Records Requested By Senate Republicans Won’t Be Fully Turned Over To The Senate Until October

August 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the below statement following the release of a new letter from the National Archives indicating records held related to Judge Kavanaugh may not be completely released to the Senate until October. This means that the vast majority of the documents the American public may see will be pre-screened by long-time political operative, Bill Burck - lawyer to Steve Bannon, George Bush, Don McGahn, and more:“Today, the National Archives more...


Senate Democrats Announce Plan To Force Vote On New Legislation To Overturn Trump Administration’s Junk Health Insurance Rule That Eliminates Vital Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

August 2, 2018

In Accordance With The Congressional Review Act, Senate Democrats Will Force Vote In Coming Months On Senator Baldwin’s New Legislation To Repeal Trump Admin’s Rule Expanding Junk Insurance PlansNew Trump Admin Junk Insurance Rule Would Raise Health Care Premiums And Allow Insurance Companies To Deny Coverage To People With Pre-Existing Conditions Or Refuse To Cover Other Vital Services Like Prescription Drugs, Maternity Care, Emergency Room Services, Substance Use Disorder Treatment And More more...


Schumer Statement On New Data From National Archives That Reveals Senate Republicans Are Seeking To Withhold The Large Majority Of Judge Kavanaugh’s White House Records

August 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement following the release of new data from the National Archives regarding records held related to Judge Kavanaugh:“The National Archives has confirmed that Senate Republicans are keeping a large majority of Judge Kavanaugh’s White House records hidden from the public. This unprecedented suppression of what should be public records in connection with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court is clearly intended more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Admin’s Final Rule to Expand Junk Health Care Plans

August 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s finalizing of a rule to expand junk health care insurance plans:"Today, the Trump administration has finalized a plan for a new type of health insurance that will repeal protections on pre-existing conditions and allow insurance companies to cover fewer benefits, not more. These new short-terms plans are nothing short of junk insurance and are so dangerous for more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration Plan To Unilaterally Give New Tax Cut To The Rich

July 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports that Secretary Mnuchin may bypass Congress to grant a $100 billion tax cut mainly to the rich:“At a time when the deficit is out of control, wages are flat, and the wealthiest are doing better than ever, to give the top one percent another advantage is an outrage and shows the Republicans’ true colors. Furthermore, Mr. Mnuchin thinks he can do it on his own, but everyone knows this must be more...


Schumer Statement On Republicans’ Refusal To Request Key Kavanaugh Documents

July 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Republicans’ refusal to request critical documents related to Judge Kavanaugh’s time as White House Staff Secretary:“This deliberately selective request leaves out what may be the most important thing in Judge Kavanaugh’s record: his time as White House Staff Secretary. What are Republicans hiding in Judge Kavanaugh’s more...


Schumer Warns Of Republican Effort To Withhold And Pre-Screen Critical SCOTUS Documents From Congress, Breaking With All Past Practice

July 27, 2018

Rejecting Bipartisan Precedent, Schumer Warns Of Republican Plan To Release Only A Subset Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Records -- And Only After Pre-Screening By Partisan Lawyers, Circumventing Review By Non-Partisan National Archives Staff Attorney Leading GOP Document Review Has Close Ties To President Trump And Has Represented Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, And Donald McGahn In Russia ProbeSchumer Urges President Bush To Release The Complete Record Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Service In The White House To more...


Schumer Statement On Judge Kavanaugh’s Concerning Views Regarding Presidential Power

July 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s concerning views that the unanimous 1974 Supreme Court ruling that forced President Nixon to turn over the Watergate tapes have been wrongly decided:“According to his own words, Brett Kavanaugh even believes the 8-0 decision that held Richard Nixon accountable was wrongly decided. It bodes very poorly for any decision that Kavanagh might make to hold President Trump accountable.“It more...


Schumer Statement On Republicans Caving On Tough ZTE Sanctions Provision In Defense Bill

July 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Republicans’ decision to strip a tough ZTE provision from the defense bill:“By stripping the Senate’s tough ZTE sanctions provision from the defense bill, President Trump - and the Congressional Republicans who acted at his behest - have once again made President Xi and the Chinese Government the big winners and the American worker and our national security the big losers.“The administration’s more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Plan To Invite Putin To White House

July 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s plan to invite Putin to the White House:“Until we know what happened at that two hour meeting in Helsinki, the president should have no more one-on-one interactions with Putin. In the United States, in Russia, or anywhere more...


Schumer Statement On Resolution Affirming Congress’ Opposition To Making Available Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia McFaul And Other Current And Former U.S. Officials To Questioning By Government Of Vladimir Putin

July 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the concurrent resolution affirming Congress’ opposition to making available former U.S. Ambassador to Russia McFaul and other current and former U.S. officials to questioning by the government of Vladimir Putin. Senator Schumer's remarks can be viewed here. “Mr. President, now I’m hopeful that we will come together on this resolution, which I introduced with the senator from New Jersey and the more...


Schumer, Menendez, Durbin, And Schatz Urge Immediate Senate Passage Of New Resolution Affirming Congress’ Opposition To Making Available Former U.S. Ambassador To Russia McFaul And Other Current And Former U.S. Officials To Questioning By Government Of Vladimir Putin

July 19, 2018

Earlier This Week in Helsinki, President Trump Expressed Openness to a Putin Request to Question Former US Ambassador to Moscow Michael McFaul and Other Americans, Calling the Request Part of “An Incredible Offer” -- Just Yesterday, the Trump Administration Again Refused to Rule This Out New Senate Resolution Expresses that the Sense of the Congress is Against Making Available Current and Former Diplomats, Officials, and Members of the Armed Forces of the United States for Questioning by the more...


Senate Democrats Announce & Demand Vote On New Measure To Authorize Senate To Defend Constitutionality Of Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions In Texas V. U.S. Lawsuit

July 19, 2018

Trump Administration Recently Announced They Would Side With The 20 States In Texas V. U.S. Lawsuit, Which Challenges The Constitutionality Of The Health Care Law, Including The Consumer Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions - Senate Dem Resolution Would Authorize Senate Legal Counsel To Intervene To Defend These Vital Health Care Protections Many Republican-Backed Lawsuits, Including Texas V. United States, Targeting U.S. Health Care System Are Moving Through The Courts And more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Denial Of Continued Russian Interference

July 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s denial of Russian interference in US elections:“Mr. President, it is time to stop taking the word of a KGB agent over that of your own intelligence officials. Russia interfered in our 2016 elections. They’re actively trying to do it again. You must wake up to that fact. We won’t be able, as a nation, to fight back against foreign interference in our elections if the Commander in more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Weak Attempt To Walk Back Denial Of Russian Meddling And Actions Congress Must Take Following Trump-Putin Summit

July 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 3:47 p.m. EST] regarding President Trump’s attempt to walk back his denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and actions Congress must take following the Trump-Putin summit. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Mr. President. Now, I join my colleagues this afternoon to talk about the president’s deeply embarrassing and disgraceful meeting with President Putin more...


Schumer Remarks On President Trump’s Attempt To Backtrack His Denial Of Russian Meddling

July 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today responded to President Trump’s attempt to backtrack his denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:“President Trump tried to squirm away from what he said yesterday. It’s twenty-four hours too late and in the wrong place. If the president can’t say directly to President Putin that he is wrong and we are right and our intelligence agencies are right, it’s ineffective, and more...


Schumer Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Confront President Putin

July 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump’s remarks at a joint press conference with President Putin:“In the entire history of our country, Americans have never seen a president of the United States support an American adversary the way President Trump has supported President Putin. For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American defense officials, and American more...


Schumer Statement on Call With Secretary Pompeo Ahead of Trump-Putin Meeting

July 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after speaking with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ahead of the Trump-Putin meeting in Helsinki:“I spoke with Secretary Pompeo on the eve of the Helsinki summit to make three points. First, I don’t believe the meeting should take place but if it is going to happen, President Trump must press Putin hard on the issue of election interference. He can’t simply raise it, accept Putin’s denial and then let him off more...

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