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Schumer Statement On Reports Of Agreement With Canada And Mexico To End U.S.-Imposed Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Imports

May 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding reports of an agreement with Canada and Mexico to end U.S.-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports: "I have always said that we should be focusing our efforts on China, not on Mexico, Canada or Europe. It is a good thing these tariffs will be lifted, and we should urge our allies to join us in preventing China's predatory practices. There are still many other issues that are outstanding before more...


Schumer Statement Following House Passage of Legislation Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions

May 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the House's passage of Legislation Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions: "The American people want us to protect their health care and lower their costs, and today, the Democratic-led House passed a bipartisan package that would do exactly that. This legislation combats the Trump administration's health care sabotage in crucial ways-it shores up protections for people with pre-existing more...


Schumer Calls For Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan And Chairman Of The Joint Chiefs Dunford To Testify Publicly Before Senate Armed Services Committee On Iran By The End Of The Week

May 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor and called for Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Dunford to testify publicly before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Iran by the end of the week. I return to the floor this afternoon amid several concerning reports about the Trump administration's position on Iran. Earlier this week, it was reported that the administration's national security team discussed a plan that would more...


As President Trump Doubles Down On Failed Immigration Policies, Senate Democrats Reintroduce The Central America Reform And Enforcement Act – A Set of Serious, Legitimate Solutions To Address The Root Causes Of The Central American Migrant Crisis

May 14, 2019

While The Trump Administration Implements Policies That Exacerbate Issues At The Border And Ignore The Root Causes Of Migration In the First Place, Senate Dems Reintroduce Legislation That Would Provide A Coordinated Regional Response To Effectively Manage The Endemic Violence And Humanitarian Crises In El Salvador, Guatemala, And Honduras Legislation Would Also Reverse President Trump's Funding Cuts To Northern Triangle Gov'ts To Address The Root Causes Of The Violence And Instability That more...


Ahead Of Secretary Pompeo’s Tuesday Meeting With Putin In Russia, Leader Schumer Urges Pompeo To Make Clear That Interference In U.S. Elections Will Not Be Tolerated And Would Be Met With Immediate And Robust Response

May 12, 2019

On The Heels Of Special Counsel Mueller’s Report, Which Documented An Insidious Disinformation Campaign Against The Wellspring Of Our Democracy — Our Elections, Leader Schumer Urges Pompeo In New Letter To Tell Putin In Their Tuesday Meeting In Sochi That Any Attempt To Interfere In U.S. Elections Will Not Be Tolerated  Leader Schumer Says That President Trump’s Approach To President Putin, Particularly As It Relates To Election Security, Must Change Schumer To Sec. Pompeo: Tell more...


VIDEO: Senate Democratic Leader Schumer And House Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeffries Announce The Reintroduction Of The Marijuana Freedom And Opportunity Act To Decriminalize Marijuana At Federal Level

May 9, 2019

The Legislation Would Back Women And Minority-Owned Businesses Participating In Marijuana Economy And Invest In Research To Fully Understand Effects Of Marijuana On Highway Safety And Public Health The Legislation Would Also Authorize New Grant Program To Provide Incentives For States And Local Governments To Adopt Or Expand Expungement Or Sealing Programs For Convictions Of Possession Of Marijuana Washington, D.C. - Today, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and new House lead more...


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Has Never Taken Seriously The Threat Russia Poses To Our Elections

May 7, 2019

DECEMBER 2016: THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS THAT MCCONNELL CHALLENGED EFFORT TO ALERT PUBLIC TO THREAT OF RUSSIAN ELECTION HACKING "In September, during a secret briefing for congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) voiced doubts about the veracity of the intelligence, according to officials present." … "According to several officials, McConnell raised doubts about the underlying intelligence and made clear to the administration that he would consider any more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement on Senator McConnell’s Declaration of 'Case Closed'

May 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this joint statement after Senator McConnell's declaration on the Senate Floor that the Mueller Report is "case closed": "Senator McConnell's declaration of 'case closed' is a stunning act of political cynicism and a brazen violation of the oath we all take. The Special Counsel report laid out eleven instances of the President's obstruction, and left a raft of unanswered questions about coordination more...


In New Letter To Attorney General Barr, Leader Schumer Demands Answers Regarding The AG’s Alarming Claim That The President Can Unilaterally Dismiss Investigations He Believes Are Based On False Allegations

May 2, 2019

In The Letter, Leader Schumer Excoriates Attorney General Barr For His Extremist Statement Which Shows A Complete And Total Disregard For The Carefully-Designed System Of Checks And Balances The Framers Enshrined In Our Constitution Schumer Demands That Barr Answers A Series Of Questions-Including Whether AG Barr Stands By His Statement, Who Determines Whether The President Is 'Falsely Accused', And Whether It Is Lawful For The President To Unilaterally Terminate Investigations Schumer To more...


Schumer Statement On Stephen Moore’s Withdrawal From Federal Reserve Consideration

May 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after Stephen Moore withdrew from consideration to serve on the Federal Reserve board of governors: "First, Cain. Now, Moore. Thank goodness neither were actually nominated. The only thing less funny than some of Mr. Moore's tasteless, offensive, sexist 'jokes' was the idea that President Trump would even consider him for a seat on the Federal Reserve. "Now President Trump must nominate two serious more...


Schumer: Latest Trump Admin Action In Texas v. U.S. Proves President Trump Still Wants To Take Away Americans’ Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Jack Up Health Care Costs

May 1, 2019

Schumer: Latest Trump Admin Action In Texas v. U.S. Proves President Trump Still Wants To Take Away Americans' Pre-Existing Condition Protections And Jack Up Health Care Costs Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement after the Justice Department filed its brief in the Texas v. United States case, asking the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down the entirety of the Affordable Care Act: "The Trump administration's brief arguing that the ACA is more...


Leader Mitch McConnell Has Turned The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

April 30, 2019

"The American people cannot afford to have Leader McConnell turn one chamber of their government into a legislative graveyard for two full years," Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said today on the Senate floor. LEADER MCCONNELL ADMITTED HE IS A "GRIM REAPER" FOR LEGISLATION TO HELP THE MIDDLE CLASS Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY): "If I'm still the majority leader of the Senate, think of me as the Grim Reaper. None of that stuff is going to pass. None of it." [Remarks in more...


Schumer, Pelosi Joint Statement On White House Infrastructure Meeting

April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued this joint statement following their meeting with President Trump at the White House: "Today, we had a constructive meeting with President Trump agreeing on a big and bold initiative to build the infrastructure of America. "The purpose of the meeting was to find out the amount of investment the president was willing to agree to. We were pleased he suggested $2 trillion. We agreed to meet more...


In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer & Speaker Pelosi Outline Priorities For Working Together On A Comprehensive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Dem-Requested Meeting At The White House

April 29, 2019

In New Letter To President Trump, Leader Schumer & Speaker Pelosi Outline Priorities For Working Together On A Comprehensive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Ahead Of Tomorrow's Dem-Requested Meeting At The White House Democratic Leaders Say a Comprehensive Bipartisan Bill on Infrastructure Must Include New and Real Revenue; Be Comprehensive and Include Clean Energy and Resiliency Priorities; Strong Buy America, Labor And Women, Veteran and Minority-Owned Business Protections Washington, more...


Schumer: Leader McConnell Must Allow Debate And Amendments On House-Passed Bills Instead Of Keeping Senate A Legislative Graveyard For Middle-Class Priorities

April 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding Leader McConnell's ongoing refusal to allow debate and amendments on House-passed bills, a move that stymies progress and makes the Senate a legislative graveyard for middle-class priorities: "The self-proclaimed 'grim reaper', Leader McConnell has turned the Senate into a legislative graveyard that hurts the Senate, hurts the middle class, and hurts the country. Leader McConnell ought to allow more...


Schumer: Senate Republicans Shouldn’t Use Withdrawal Of Herman Cain As A Pathway To Approve Stephen Moore To The Federal Reserve Board

April 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement urging Senate Republicans to reject Stephen Moore for the Federal Reserve Board, another dangerous, unqualified nominee, following Herman Cain's withdrawal from consideration: "Herman Cain was woefully unqualified to be on the Federal Reserve and his failure to garner adequate support should not be used as a pathway by Senate Republicans to approve Stephen Moore, who is equally unqualified, and perhaps more more...


Leader Schumer And Speaker Pelosi Call For Special Counsel Mueller to Provide Public Testimony In House And Senate

April 18, 2019

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As Millions More Americans See No Refund This Tax Season, Corporate Executives And Wealthy Shareholders Continue To Cash In On Republican Tax Law Via Record Stock Buybacks

April 15, 2019

President Trump promised the Republican tax law would be a “middle-class miracle” - instead, millions fewer Americans are set to receive tax refunds, while up to 30 million taxpayers could face additional penalties from the IRS because of the new tax law. As millions of American families struggle to get by, corporate executives and wealthy shareholders have cashed in through record corporate stock buybacks since the Republican tax law was enacted. Unfortunately, many of those same corporations more...


After Hedge Fund Known For Gutting Local Newspapers And Slashing Jobs Fails To Answer Key Questions About Their Takeover Bid Of Gannett, Schumer Requests Assistance From Federal Regulators At DOJ & PBGC On The Potential Antitrust And Pension Implications Of Such An Acquisition By MNG Enterprises & Alden Global Capital

April 12, 2019

In New Letters, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer Seeks Details From The Department Of Justice And Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation On MNG Enterprises & Alden Global Capital’s - Known As “The Destroyer Of Newspapers” - Unsolicited Bid To Acquire Gannett. In Response To Previous Letter From Senator Schumer, MNG Provided More Spin Than Substance And Did Not Fully Answer Critical Questions Including Details Related To Newsroom Staffing And Addressing Potential Regulatory more...


Schumer And Leahy Introduce Bill To Provide Assistance To All Disaster-Impacted Areas, Including the Midwest, Southeast, And Puerto Rico

April 11, 2019

Schumer-Leahy Amendment Is Yet Another Opportunity For Senate Republicans To Support Disaster Assistance For All Americans And Reject President Trump's Refusal To Support Citizens In Puerto Rico. Washington, D.C., (Thursday, April 11, 2019) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday introduced a comprehensive, emergency disaster supplemental appropriations package that would provide relief to all American more...

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