Press Releases

Schumer Statement On Latest Allegations Against Judge Kavanaugh

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the latest allegations to come out against Judge Kavanaugh: “Republicans need to immediately suspend the proceedings related to Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, and the president must order the FBI to reopen the background check investigation. There are now multiple, corroborated allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, made under the penalty of perjury, all of which deserve a thorough more...


ICYMI – Schumer On ABC’s The View: “I Believe Professor Ford”; Schumer Urges Republicans Not To Rush Through Nominee And Says FBI Should Complete Full Investigation Before Both Judge Kavanaugh And Prof. Ford Testify Before Senate Judiciary Committee

September 17, 2018

Schumer: “I believe Professor Ford. I think she's credible and I think when the investigation is finished and when she testifies and Judge Kavanaugh testifies, I think a majority of senators will find her credible.” Schumer: “Senator Feinstein did the right thing. When a woman is abused, it is her prerogative as to how, where, when, if at all it should come out.”Schumer: “Trying to rush this through on Thursday is an insult to the women of America and an insult to the majesty of the more...


Judge Kavanaugh Has An Obligation To Correct The Record On His Radical View On Executive Power

September 11, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Member Chris Coons (D-DE) released the following statement: “The American people deserve to know if Judge Kavanaugh still holds a broad view of executive power that would allow this President, or any President, to be above the law, including having the ability to fire a Special Counsel investigating him just for doing his job. The Supreme Court must be a constitutional bulwark against abuses of power by anyone, including the President. I’m concerned more...


Schumer Statement On ITC Removing Tariffs On Canadian Groundwood Paper Imports

August 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on ITC removing tariffs on Canadian groundwood paper imports: “These tariffs were extremely harmful to our regional newspapers - the lifeblood of our local communities - and I worked hard to remove them. The International Trade Commission made the exactly right decision today to completely eliminate them. I will remain vigilant to make sure that they never return,” said Senator more...


In Wake Of Supreme Court Decision Freeing States To Legalize Sports Betting, Schumer Proposes Desperately-Needed Federal Framework To Protect Consumers And Integrity Of Sports As State Legislatures Begin Lawmaking Efforts

August 29, 2018

In Light Of The Supreme Court’s Recent Decision In Murphy V. NCAA, Which Freed States To Legalize Sports Betting, Many State Governments Are Quickly Implementing Different Laws To Set Up Gambling In Their Jurisdictions, Increasing The Potential For Confusion And Uncertainty For The Leagues And Average Consumers Alike   New Schumer Proposal Seeks To Establish A Federal Framework With A Number Of Critical Principles Designed To Protect Young People And Those Suffering From Gambling more...


Schumer Statement On Latest GDP Numbers

August 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the latest GDP numbers: “No amount of President Trump tweets can change the fact that real wages are declining; while the cost of living - especially gas prices and health care costs, thanks in large part to Republicans and the Trump Administration - are continuing to climb, and American families are struggling to choose which basic necessities to pay for. President Trump promised more...


Schumer, Heinrich Introduce Legislation To Require New Income Growth Data Alongside Quarterly GDP Reports

August 28, 2018

For Decades, The Federal Government Has Not Measured Whether Working Families Have Seen A Benefit In Line With GDP Growth Schumer-Heinrich Bill Would Require Data Allowing Us To See How Economic Growth May Have Benefited Working Americans Compared To The Top 1 Percent Of Income Earners WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ranking Member of the Joint Economic Committee, introduced the Measuring Real Income more...


Schumer: In Unprecedented Move, Republicans Seek To Hide 95% Of Even Small Portion Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Papers Provided To Judiciary Committee

August 9, 2018

Of 125,000 Pages Provided To The Committee So Far, Republicans Fighting To Keep All But 5,700 Secret From American Public And The Majority Of The Senate Washington, DC - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Republicans’ efforts to hide 95% of even the small portion of Judge Kavanaugh’s papers provided to the Judiciary Committee:“Every day, Republican obstruction of Kavanaugh’s record gets worse and worse. Not only is a massively conflicted more...


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...

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