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What They’re Saying: Editorial Boards Across The Country Call On Leader McConnell To Act On Election Security

June 24, 2019

Despite repeated warnings from the Intelligence Community about foreign attempts to meddle in our elections, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are refusing to consider any legislation to improve election security. Meanwhile, editorial boards across the country are calling on the Senate to act. Election security is too important to become just another tombstone in Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard. USA Today Editorial: 'Grim Reaper' Mitch McConnell Buries Plans To more...


Schumer Remarks Following White House Briefing On Iran

June 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today made the following remarks following the White House briefing on the ongoing situation in Iran. "I told the president that these conflicts have a way of escalating. The president may not intend to go to war here, but we are worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war. We told the room that the Democratic position is that Congressional approval must be required before funding any conflict in Iran. One of the best ways to more...


The Trump-McConnell Tax Law Has Failed The American People

June 20, 2019

The Trump-McConnell Tax Law Has Failed The American People At the end of 2017, Republicans jammed through a tax law that President Trump promised would be a "middle-class miracle," despite all indications to the contrary. Now, new reports show that while the benefits to corporations and the wealthiest few are even larger than anticipated, workers saw little to no benefit. Even worse, big corporations touted by President Trump and Sen. McConnell as tax law success stories are now laying off more...


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

June 20, 2019

Major Nominations Withdrawn Or Defeated For Radical Views, Scandalous Behavior, Absence Of Qualifications, And Lack Of Bipartisan Support. Many nominees to high-ranking executive branch positions have been forced to withdraw once their past controversies have come to light. Some of President Trump's judicial nominees have been forced to withdraw due to a clear lack of qualifications or views that are wildly out of the mainstream. Since the start of his administration, more than 70 of President more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On Budget Caps Negotiations

June 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Pelosi released the following statement after a meeting with Congressional leaders and Trump Administration officials to discuss budget caps negotiations: "Regular order involves the House and Senate each acting and then going to conference to resolve their differences. Meeting the needs of the American people must always be a guiding principle in these negotiations as Democrats continue to insist that we more...


Schumer Requests Treasury Department Inspector General Investigate Trump Administration’s Decision To Delay Redesign Of Twenty-Dollar Bill Picturing Abolitionist Harriet Tubman

June 19, 2019

New Schumer Letter To Treasury Department Inspector General Comes After Reports That The Trump Administration Has Delayed Redesign of New $20 Note Until 2028 Schumer Calls On Treasury Department Inspector General To Investigate If Trump Administration Officials Allowed Political Considerations To Infect The Process For Redesigning Twenty-Dollar Bill Schumer: Any Unnecessary Delays To Honor Harriet Tubman, Especially For Political Reasons, Are Improper And Unacceptable Washington, DC - more...


Schumer Statement On The Environmental Protection Agency’s Damaging Affordable Clean Energy Rule

June 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Trump Administration released their Affordable Clean Energy Rule, a damaging, unaffordable plan that could undo ongoing efforts to combat the climate crisis: "?The Trump Administration's so-called 'Affordable Clean Energy' rule is neither affordable nor clean. It is a huge step backward in the decades-long effort to protect our planet and Earth's precious resources. The president's plan is just more...


While American Families Demand Action, Senator Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

June 18, 2019

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical bipartisan legislation. More than 150 bills passed this year by the House are buried in Senator McConnell's legislative graveyard, and the number continues to grow. On the Senate floor, Republicans have blocked legislation to protect Americans' health care, take action on climate change, secure our elections, and ensure paycheck fairness for women. more...


What They’re Saying: The Senate Has Turned Into A Legislative Graveyard Under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

June 10, 2019

Politico: Republicans Whistle Past The ‘Legislative Graveyard’ NY Times: Tariff Threats Aside, the Senate Is Where Action Goes to Die NY Times: New Election Security Bills Face a One-Man Roadblock: Mitch McConnell The Hill: Frustration Boils Over With Senate's 'Legislative Graveyard' NY Times: Senate’s Churn of Confirmations Brings Complaints of a ‘Legislative Graveyard’ Washington Post: ‘Probably Not:’ McConnell Won’t Bring Up Bill To Protect ‘Dreamers’ St. Louis Post-Dispatch more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump Backing Off Mexico Tariffs

June 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding President Trump's recent reversal on Mexico tariffs: "Just as I predicted, the president backed off. He says that Mexico will take action to 'greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration coming from Mexico and into the United States', but if past is prologue, this is likely to be one of the president's typical, bogus solutions to justify backing off things like the tariffs, which he more...


Schumer Statement On House Passage Of Legislation To Protect Dreamers, TPS And DED Holders

June 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the House passage of legislation to protect Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) holders: "Communities across the nation are experiencing the fear and consequences of President Trump's decision to rescind DACA and TPS for individuals who are American in every way except on paper. Now that the House has passed legislation to provide certainty for more...


While American Families Demand Action, Senator Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

June 3, 2019

While American Families Demand Action, Senator Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard, refusing to take action on critical bipartisan legislation that has already been approved by the House of Representatives. More than 140 bills passed this year by the House are buried in Senator McConnell’s legislative graveyard, and the number continues to grow. On the Senate floor, more...


Schumer Statement On Months-Long Republican Blockade Of Bipartisan Disaster Relief Legislation

May 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after another Republican member of the House of Representatives once again blocked passage of the Senate-passed bipartisan disaster relief legislation: "As Republicans continue their inexplicable months-long blockade of bipartisan disaster relief legislation, families in disaster-stricken areas are forced to keep waiting for the aid they desperately need. "First, it was President Trump, then Senate more...


Schumer Statement On Special Counsel Mueller’s Public Remarks

May 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller's public remarks, calling on Leader McConnell and Republicans to stop blocking bipartisan election security legislation and Congress' obligation to continue oversight: "Mr. Mueller made clear today that the Russians interfered in our elections, the wellspring of our democracy. If President Trump and Congress don't do anything, it will be worse in 2020 and yet, more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Administration Again Refusing To Label China A Currency Manipulator

May 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Trump administration once again refused to label China a currency manipulator: "This is the fifth time in a row that the Trump Administration has refused to label China a currency manipulator. I hope this does not portend the administration backing off on Huawei or trade; It would be a tragedy for American workers if they more...


Schumer Statement On Republicans Again Blocking Bipartisan Disaster Relief Legislation

May 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after another Republican member of the House of Representatives blocked passage of the Senate-passed bipartisan disaster relief legislation : "If anyone had any doubts about which party is blocking disaster aid, this should erase it all. One Republican pops up after the next to prevent disaster-impacted areas from receiving the aid they so desperately need. First it was President Trump, then Republican more...


Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill

May 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the bipartisan disaster aid bill, passed with the support of 85 senators yesterday and blocked by a single House Republican earlier today: "This week proved the president wrong-Congress can and should work on bipartisan bills that benefit working American families, and we Democrats will continue to work on this, regardless of the more...


Schumer Statement On Bipartisan Disaster Aid Bill

May 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the agreement to vote on a bipartisan disaster aid bill. "It's good that Republicans finally came to their senses and realized that Puerto Rico and other disaster impacted areas deserve to be treated fairly and that extraneous provisions shouldn't be added to the disaster relief package. Thankfully, the Senate will soon vote to provide aid to all of the disaster-stricken areas where it is so desperately more...


Joint Schumer & Pelosi Statement in Advance of White House Infrastructure Meeting

May 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi issued this statement in advance of Wednesday's meeting with the White House on a $2 trillion infrastructure plan: "Three weeks ago, we were pleased to have had a productive meeting with the President, during which he agreed to a $2 trillion plan to rebuild America's infrastructure and to provide ideas for pay-fors. On Wednesday, we look forward to hearing the President's plan for how to pay for this package. "In our conversations with more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Budget Caps Negotiations

May 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after a meeting with Congressional leaders and Trump administration officials to discuss budget caps negotiations: "Democrats are committed to working on a bipartisan basis to avert devastating cuts of the sequester. We continue to insist that there be parity in increases between defense and non-defense, and that we adequately fund critical domestic priorities, more...

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