Press Releases

Schumer Statement On Trump Administration Allowing ZTE To Resume Business

July 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Commerce Department signed an agreement with ZTE to lift the ban on it doing business with U.S. companies:“Allowing ZTE to resume business is a direct betrayal of President Trump’s promise to be tough on China and protect American workers. The administration’s terrible ZTE deal will undermine our national and economic security, which is exactly why the Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan more...


Pelosi, Schumer Joint Statement on Trump-Putin Summit

July 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued this statement as President Trump began the NATO Summit and Putin meetings:“President Trump’s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment. His behavior this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the president is more loyal to President Putin than to our NATO allies.“If the president leaves the Putin meeting without more...


Schumer Statement On Nomination Of Judge Brett Kavanaugh To The Supreme Court

July 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a nomination that puts women’s reproductive rights and health care protections in jeopardy:“In selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, President Trump has put reproductive rights and freedoms and health care protections for millions of Americans on the judicial chopping block. His own writings make clear that he would rule more...


Roe v. Wade Under Assault: President Trump Intends To Make Good On His Anti-Choice Promise By Appointing A Justice To Overturn Roe

July 9, 2018

Roe v. Wade, which protects a woman’s right to privacy and to make her own reproductive health care choices, faces an immediate threat with the retirement of Justice Kennedy. President Trump has repeatedly stated that he would apply a litmus test and only select Supreme Court nominees who would overturn Roe v. Wade and oppose a woman’s right to choose. Justice Kennedy was the deciding vote in two landmark decisions protecting Roe. Combined with the fact that legal challenges to Roe in states more...


President Trump Wants A Supreme Court That Will Overturn Roe v. Wade – That’s Why The Far-Right Federalist Society Wrote His List of Potential High Court Picks.

July 5, 2018

PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS MADE HIS INTENTIONS CLEAR - HE WANTS A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TO OVERTURN ROE V. WADE Then-Candidate Donald Trump:WALLACE: But what I'm asking you, sir, is, do you want to see the court overturn — you just said you want to see the court protect the Second Amendment. Do you want to see the court overturn Roe v. Wade?TRUMP: Well, if we put another two or perhaps three justice on, that's really what's going to be — that will happen. And that'll happen automatically, in my more...


The Retirement Of Justice Kennedy Threatens Health Care For Millions Of Americans

July 2, 2018

In June 2018, President Trump’s Department of Justice broke with longstanding department precedent and decided it would no longer defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a brief filed by the Trump administration in Texas v. United States, the administration joined with 20 Republican-led states to argue that the ACA’s protections for people with preexisting conditions should be invalidated. A 2016 analysis by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation suggests that this attack could take more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Upcoming Summit With President Putin

June 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the president’s announced summit with Russia’s President Putin:“For President Trump to reward President Putin with a one-on-one meeting while Russia actively continues to interfere with our elections and undermine the integrity of the transatlantic alliance, proves his priorities are out of whack. The American people have to wonder: why is our president so committed to building a relationship with more...


Ahead Of VP Pence’s Central America Visit, Senate Democrats Unveil the Central American Reform And Enforcement Act – A Major Legislative Proposal To Address Root Causes Of Central American Migrant Crisis

June 27, 2018

Senate Dem Legislation - The Central American Reform and Enforcement Act - Outlines A Coordinated Regional Response To Effectively Manage The Endemic Violence And Humanitarian Crisis In El Salvador, Guatemala And Honduras That Is Forcing Local Women, Children, And Families To Flee To Seek Refuge In The U.S.New Dem Legislation Will Minimize Border Crossings By Expanding Refugee Processing In Central American Countries And Disrupt Dangerous Drug Cartels Throughout Central America,Legislation more...


Schumer Introduces Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act - New Legislation Would Decriminalize Marijuana At Federal Level

June 27, 2018

Formal Introduction of New Legislation Follows Schumer’s Announcement in April That He Now Supports The Decriminalization Of Marijuana - Original Co-Sponsors of Schumer’s Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act Include Senators Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine and Tammy DuckworthNew Legislation Will Deschedule Marijuana At Federal Level, Take Steps To Help Women and Minority-Owned Businesses Enter Into The Marijuana Industry, Invest In Research To Fully Understand Effects Of THC On Driving And Public more...


Schumer Statement On New CBO Report

June 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding today’s CBO report and its findings regarding the GOP Tax Cuts’ Effect On The National Debt:“Today’s report is another reminder about the true costs of handing out massive tax breaks to billionaires and large corporations. The Republican strategy is clear: increase the deficit on behalf of special interests, then use that as an excuse to slash benefits that hardworking Americans have earned. more...


Schumer Statement On The SCOTUS Upholding President Trump’s Travel Ban

June 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court decision to uphold President Trump’s travel ban:“The president’s travel ban doesn’t make us safer, and the Supreme Court’s ruling doesn’t make it right. This is a backward and un-American policy that fails to improve our national more...


Schumer, Pelosi Urge President Trump To Immediately Take All Necessary Steps To Reunite The More Than 2,300 Children Currently In Gov’t Custody Separated From Their Families

June 21, 2018

In a New Letter To President Trump, Democratic Leaders Urge President Trump To Exhaust All Resources Necessary To Reunite Families Separated At The Border — Dems Say Any Delay in Doing So Is Unacceptable In The Wake Of President Trump’s Executive Order To Keep Families Together At The Border, The Administration Has Done Nothing To Begin The Process Of Reunifying Families That Have Already Been SeparatedSchumer, Pelosi To Pres Trump: Your Executive Order Is Meaningless Unless You Immediately more...


Schumer Statement On President Trump’s Executive Order On Immigration

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the executive order on immigration signed by President Trump:“It’s a relief that the president has reversed himself and recognized the cruelty of his policy of separating children from their parents. While the executive order doesn’t reference the families already ripped apart, I hope and expect that the administration will be able to quickly reunite these children with their parents.“I also hope more...


Schumer Statement On Senate’s Rejection Of President Trump’s Rescission Proposal

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Senate’s rejection of President Trump’s rescission proposal:“That a bipartisan group of Senators rejected the president’s rescission proposal is a testament to how backwards and out of touch it was in the first place. For President Trump and Republicans to blow up the deficit to give tax cuts to the rich, and then turn around and cite the out of control deficit to propose cuts to vital health more...


Schumer Statement On Importance Of Keeping The Senate’s Bipartisan ZTE Amendment In Defense Bill

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the importance of keeping the Senate’s bipartisan ZTE amendment in the defense bill after President Trump met with Republican members of Congress this afternoon to urge them to support the administration’s ZTE deal:“My Republican colleagues must resist efforts by the Trump administration - at the behest of the Government of China - to get them to water down or back off of the Senate’s strong more...


Schumer Statement On Prospects For Legislative Solution To Address Trump Administration’s Decision To Separate Families Following House GOP Meeting

June 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the prospects for a legislative solution to address the Trump administration’s decision to separate families following the House GOP meeting:“Speaker Ryan wants to pass a massive bill that may not even pass the House and couldn’t pass the Senate, the Senate Republicans are supposedly eyeing a bill that the president wouldn’t sign even if it made it to his desk, and the president continues to try to more...


The Trump Administration Caused The Family Separation Crisis – Now, Even Republicans In Congress Say It Is On The Trump Administration To Solve It.

June 19, 2018

SENATE REPUBLICANS SAY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CAN REVERSE FAMILY SEPARATION “IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT LEGISLATION”HELP Committee Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN):  “The WH could change it five minutes and they should. It’s a mistake,”… “It’s a change in policy by this administration separating especially very small children from their parents at the border is not something we should do.” [CBS, 6/19/18]Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security Chairman Sen. Shelley Moore more...


Schumer Statement On Trump Admin’s Expected Release Of Rule To Undermine Preexisting Conditions Protections By Expanding Health Care Plans Without Many Vital Consumer Protections

June 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s expected release of a rule to undermine preexisting conditions protections by expanding health care plans without many vital consumer protections:“Finalizing this rule is simply the latest act of sabotage of our health care system by the Trump administration and a back door to expanding junk insurance plans that weaken protections for people with pre-existing conditions. more...


Joint Statement By Senators Schumer, Cotton, Van Hollen, And Rubio On Senate Passage Of Bipartisan ZTE Amendment In Defense

June 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Marco Rubio (R-FL) today released the following statement on the passage of a bipartisan ZTE amendment in the defense bill:“We’re heartened that both parties made it clear that protecting American jobs and national security must come first when making deals with countries like China, which has a history of having little regard for either. It is vital that our colleagues in the House keep this more...


Schumer Responds To President Trump’s Immigration Remarks

June 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after President Trump again falsely claimed Democrats were causing families to be separated at the border:“As everyone who has looked at this agrees, this was done by the president, not Democrats. He can fix it tomorrow if he wants to, and if he doesn’t want to, he should own up to the fact that he’s doing more...

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