Press Releases

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...


Schumer Calls On President Trump To Cancel Putin Meeting In Wake Of Hacking Indictments

July 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s announcement today of new charges against twelve Russian intelligence officers:“These indictments are further proof of what everyone but the president seems to understand: President Putin is an adversary who interfered in our elections to help President Trump win.“President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and more...


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...

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