Press Releases

Schumer Briefed By FBI On Monsey Attack; Demands Thorough Fed Investigation Of This Specific Attack & Other Anti-Semitic Attacks In Recent Days

December 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer, after a phone briefing by the FBI, released the following statement regarding the horrific attack against the Jewish community in Monsey, New York. Senator Schumer also spoke to New Square Mayor Izzy Spitzer and Rabbi Rottenberg, offering prayers and full support.“Last night’s cowardly and callous attack on the Jewish community in Monsey was one of pure evil. This attack, and other anti-Semitic attacks that have occurred in recent days, more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference Calling For Production Of Specific Set Of Documents And Testimony From Witnesses To Ensure A Fair Senate Impeachment Trial

December 23, 2019

New York, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference in New York City calling for a specific set of documents and witnesses necessary to ensure a fair Senate impeachment trial. Below is a rough transcript of Senator Schumer’s remarks:Now, more than a week ago, I sent a letter to Senator McConnell outlining a proposed-structure for a fair and honest impeachment trial in the Senate. Nothing dilatory, nothing prolonged, but what Joe Friday said on more...


In Wake Of Release Of Newly Unearthed Emails From Key Admin Officials, Schumer Releases Details Regarding Request For Specific Set Of Documents Needed To Ensure A Fair Senate Impeachment Trial; Schumer Says New Duffey Emails Show Why It Is So Important For White House To Produce Requested Documents, In Addition To Letting Witnesses Testify Under Oath

December 23, 2019


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Senator Coons Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

December 20, 2019

"How we conduct this trial will be the most important test in a generation for whether the Senate remains capable of putting aside our partisan differences, enforcing the law and living up to the role entrusted to us by the Constitution," said Senator Coons. "I hope my Republicans colleagues take that seriously and will put country over party and consider the facts that should be in front of us. This is a very serious moment for our country, it's also important that Congress continue to do its more...


Schumer Statement Following House Impeachment Of President Trump

December 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the House approved two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:“The impeachment of a president is a solemn and serious moment for our country. At the start of a trial in the Senate, all senators will swear an oath to render impartial justice. The American people deserve that the Senate conduct a full and fair trial.” more...


Schumer Statement On Fifth Circuit Ruling In The Texas V. U.S. Case

December 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Fifth Circuit Court ruling in the Texas v. U.S. case:“Tonight’s ruling is a sharp reminder to Americans that a heartless lawsuit supported by Congressional Republicans and President Trump is why vital health care protections, especially protections for people with pre-existing conditions, are in grave danger. Americans must not be fooled: Republicans have no plan to lower more...


Schumer, Heinrich Introduce Measuring Real Income Growth Act Of 2019; New Data Would Give Policymakers New Metrics To Better Determine Who The Economy Is Working For, And Who’s Getting Left Behind

December 18, 2019

Currently, GDP Metric Alone Provides Incomplete Picture Of Economic Realities Across Different Segments Of Economy-For Decades, Federal Government Has Not Accurately Measured Whether Middle-Class Americans Have Experienced Economic Growth In Line With GDP Growth Schumer-Heinrich Bill Would Establish New Metrics To Help Provide Clearer Picture Of How Economic Growth May Be Benefitting The Top 1 Percent Of Income Earners Compared To Middle-Class Americans Schumer And Heinrich: Americans more...


Bipartisan Lawmakers Urge President Trump To Oppose China’s Bid To Lead The U.N. World Intellectual Property Org., Say China’s Repeated Violations Of Intellectual Property Protections Disqualifying

December 18, 2019

In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer, Sen. Cotton, Rep. Panetta, And Rep. Gallagher Urge President Trump To Strongly Oppose China’s Efforts To Lead The U.N.’S World Intellectual Property Organization Lawmakers Emphasize That China’s Persistent Violations Of Intellectual Property Protections And CCP’s Tech Practices Capable Of Undermining United States’ Innovation, Pose Threat To U.S. Economic And National Security Schumer, Cotton, Panetta, Gallagher To President Trump: more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks At Press Conference Outlining Proposed Structure For A Fair And Honest Bipartisan Impeachment Trial If Articles Are Approved By the House

December 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference addressing Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard and his failure to address the gun violence epidemic. He also outlined his proposed structure for a fair and honest bipartisan impeachment trial in the Senate. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Good afternoon everyone. Now the main purpose today is to follow-up on the letter I've sent to Leader McConnell about the more...


Leader Schumer, In Letter To Leader McConnell, Puts Forward Structure For A Fair And Honest Bipartisan Impeachment Trial In Senate; Schumer Proposed-Trial Structure Would Require Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses

December 15, 2019

Schumer’s Proposal—The First Move To Establish A Fair Bipartisan Process In Senate—Would Set Reasonable Structure For Trial And Have Senate Issue Subpoenas For Specific Documents And Testimony From Four Key Witnesses—All Withheld From The House Inquiry—With Direct Knowledge Of Admin’s Decision To Delay Security Assistance Funding To Ukraine And Its Requests For Certain Investigations To Be Announced By The Government Of Ukraine  Specifically, Schumer Asks For Testimony From Mick more...


Schumer Statement Following The House Judiciary Committee’s Approval Of Articles Of Impeachment

December 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement: "If articles of impeachment are sent to the Senate, every single senator will take an oath to render 'impartial justice.' Making sure the Senate conducts a fair and honest trial that allows all the facts to come out is more...


Schumer Statement On Reports President Trump Signed Off On Weak Phase One Trade Deal With China

December 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to reports of President Trump's surrender to China in the "phase-one" trade deal: "There are huge structural inequities, structural and unfair imbalances, with China's trade relationships with the U.S. At first, President Trump seemed like the only president who would dare tackle this challenge; but now, according to reports, he has sold out for a temporary and unreliable promise from more...


Schumer Statement On The Senate Approving A Resolution Recognizing The Armenian Genocide

December 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to the Senate approving the unanimous consent request brought forward by Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) recognizing the Armenian genocide. In October, the House passed a version of this resolution by a vote of 405-11: "I am proud to champion the long overdue passage of this resolution to formalize full American recognition of the Armenian genocide. The Senate's passage of the bipartisan more...


Schumer, Wyden, Brown In New Letter Urge President Trump To Stay Strong Against China In Trade Negotiations

December 12, 2019

Sens. Schumer, Wyden, And Brown Send Letter To President Trump Calling On Him To Stand Firm And Secure Meaningful Concessions From China In Ongoing Trade Negotiations Senators Warn President Trump That Without A Strong Agreement In Place, The Chinese Government Will Continue To Employ An Array Of Predatory Trade Tactics That Severely Undermine American Workers And Businesses Dem Senators To Trump: U.S. Cannot Back Down Without Meaningful, Enforceable, And Lasting Trade Reforms Washington, more...


Leader Schumer Calls On GAO To Investigate U.S. Reliance On Chinese Pharmaceutical Imports, Says Dependence Poses National Security Risk

December 12, 2019

In New Letter To Comptroller General Dodaro, Leader Schumer Requests Investigation Of U.S. Pharmaceutical Market's Dependence On China And Other Foreign Sources For Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), And Assessment Of U.S. Capability To Manufacture Its Own Finished Pharmaceutical Products And APIs Leader Schumer Warns Dependence On China For Pharm. Products Poses Natl. Security And Public Health Risks, And Notes That DOD Has Also Expressed Serious Concern Leader Schumer To Comptroller more...


Schumer, Cotton Announce Inclusion Of Fentanyl Sanctions Act In Must-Pass Defense Bill; First-Of-Its-Kind Legislation Will Hold China Accountable For Commitment To Crack Down On Deadly, Illicit Trafficking

December 11, 2019

Bipartisan Fentanyl Sanctions Act, Included In National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) For Fiscal Year 2020, Will Pressure China, Mexico, And Other Synthetic Opioid Trafficking Countries To Crack Down On Traffickers, Direct Trump Admin. To Identify & Sanction Foreign Traffickers Of Synthetic Opioids, And Authorize New Funding For Law Enforcement & Intel Agencies China Is The World's Largest Producer Of Illicit Fentanyl And Currently Lacks The Capacity To Enforce Their Promise To more...


Schumer Statement On Federal Judge’s Nationwide Injunction Blocking President Trump From Raiding Military Funding To Pay For Border Wall

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement in response to a federal court in Texas issuing a nationwide injunction blocking the Trump administration from using military funding to build his wall: “The injunction announced tonight by a federal judge in Texas confirms the president’s national emergency declaration to steal funds from military families to build a wall he promised Mexico would pay for was, and is, an outrageous power grab by a more...


Schumer Statement On DOJ Inspector General’s Report Finding No Political Bias In FBI’s Russia Investigation

December 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement on the report stating the Department of Justice's Inspector General found no political bias in the FBI's investigation of connections between President Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia: "The DOJ Inspector General's report makes clear that the predicate for the FBI's investigation was valid and without political bias. This report reiterates the conclusions of the Intelligence Community that Russian more...


Schumer Statement On Senate Republicans’ Latest Promotion Of A Putin-Backed Conspiracy Theory That Falsely Blames Ukraine For 2016 Election Meddling

December 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the Senate Republicans' latest promotion of the Putin-backed conspiracy theory that falsely blames Ukraine for interfering in the 2016 elections: "When Vladimir Putin says stoop, Senate Republicans are asking: how low? Putin and his intelligence services disinformation campaign team in Moscow couldn't have cooked up a more useful tool for spreading conjured and baseless conspiracy more...


Senator Baldwin Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

December 6, 2019

"In May, the ENROLL Act passed the House of Representatives," said Senator Baldwin. "But since then, it's been sitting in Majority Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard because Senate Republicans have refused to give it a vote, pass it and get it done. They've made it clear they support Trump's efforts to make it harder for people to sign up for quality, affordable coverage." Washington, D.C. - As the open enrollment deadline for health insurance quickly approaches on December 15, U.S. more...

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