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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Leader
Date Title
Jan. 17, 2019 Tweet - "We here in Congress are representatives of the people. The popular will is abundantly clear! The American people want @SenateMajLdr McConnell and President @realDonaldTrump to end this shutdown. When will they listen?"
Jan. 17, 2019 No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure
Jan. 17, 2019 In a Personal Meeting with Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Schumer Urges DOD to Execute Critical Infrastructure Upgrades at NFARS; Says Improvements Would Enhance Base's KC-135 Tanker Mission, Prime Base for Additional Missions
Jan. 17, 2019 Tweet - "President Trump failed Americans in Puerto Rico with his response to Hurricanes Irma & Maria. Now he's blocking aid to disaster-impacted communities in part as it would provide American children and families in Puerto Rico with food security. Shameful."
Jan. 17, 2019 Tweet - "How could the Trump administration not know how many children they separated from parents? Their incompetence is truly astonishing. We must hold @realDonaldTrump accountable, and we must reunite these families. #FamiliesBelongTogether"
Jan. 17, 2019 Tweet - "We should all applaud the Democrats and Republicans in the House who voted 362-53 to stop @realDonaldTrump 's Administration from relaxing sanctions on Putin and his cronies. There is no time to waste. The Senate should pass the House bill immediately."
Jan. 17, 2019 Tweet - "President @realDonaldTrump 's admin wants to relax sanctions on Putin & his cronies. Today, Democrats & Republicans in the House voted 362-53 to stop them. Tonight, I asked that Republicans reconsider & vote to pass the House bill. But @SenateMajLdr McConnell objected. Listen:"
Jan. 17, 2019 Government Funding
Jan. 16, 2019 Disapproving the President's Proposal to Take An Action Relating to the Application of Certain Sanctions with Respect to the Russian
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "I want President Trump to see the faces of the 800,000 federal workers who are not being paid because of his shutdown. To the @SenateGOP : Open the government. To @SenateMajLdr McConnell: Open the government. To President @realDonaldTrump : Open the government."
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "I just met with William Barr--President @realDonaldTrump 's nominee to be the next Attorney General--to put several specific questions to him and ask for better answers than he provided the @JudiciaryDems ."
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "He was a @PeaceCorps member. He founded a company to grow businesses in emerging markets. He survived 9/11. For Jason Spindler to be murdered in an act of terror is unconscionable. We stand with his family and with everyone touched by this heinous crime."
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "The minimum wage is no longer a living wage. It's a poverty wage in many cities and towns across the country. And no American with a full-time job should be living in poverty. We must do better. #RaiseTheWage"
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "42 Republican senators chose today to stand with Vladimir Putin and his cronies rather than the American people. This vote sends an unfortunate signal to Putin that he can continue to mess around and manipulate the U.S. without serious repercussions."
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "I grieve for and salute the brave members of the US Military killed today in Syria. We stand with them and with all of the members of our Armed Forces. We owe them a debt we can never repay."
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "800,000 public servants have been without pay, including thousands of veterans who work for the federal government. Each one of those Americans has a different story about how the #TrumpShutdown is hurting them and their families."
Jan. 16, 2019 Tweet - "800,000 federal employees are without pay. I want President Trump to see these faces and hear these stories. President @realDonaldTrump: You are treating these fine men and women as pawns. Look at the pain and suffering you're causing."
Jan. 16, 2019 Top Democrats Introduce Bill Gradually Raising Minimum Wage to $15 by 2024
Jan. 15, 2019 Disapproving the President's Proposal to Take An Action Relating to the Application of Certain Sanctions with Respect to the Russian
Jan. 15, 2019 In a Personal Meeting with Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan, Schumer Urges Dod to Make Fort Drum Railhead Improvements a Top Priority; Project Would Modernize Base Infrastructure, Enhance Readiness
Jan. 15, 2019 Statements on Introduced Bills and Joint Resolutions
Jan. 15, 2019 Tweet - "The @JudiciaryDems will begin the hearing on the nomination of William Barr to be Attorney General. Given @realDonaldTrump's actions, the Senate should expect unequivocal & explicit commitments from Barr to resist abuses of power & attacks on rule of law."
Jan. 15, 2019 STRENGTHENING AMERICA'S SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST ACT OF 2019--Motion to Proceed
Jan. 15, 2019 Tweet - "Why is the Trump Administration proposing to reduce sanctions on Putin and his cronies? Show me the behavior from Putin that warrants such relief!"
Jan. 15, 2019 Tweet - " The Senate is only a few GOP votes shy of telling Putin he can't run the show no matter what @realDonaldTrump's admin does. If Rs agree with @SenateMajLdr who said Putin is a "thug"--they'll vote yes & block the admin from relaxing these Russian sanctions:"
Jan. 14, 2019 Schumer Reveals: In Midst of Shutdown, Central New York Is Experiencing Alarming Shingle Shot Shortage that Left Unsolved Could Sicken Many & Spread Chickenpox Virus This Winter; Senator Urges Emergency Fda Staff to Step In, Help Remedy Shortage with Manufacturer & Improve Communication with Locals Now in Dark
Jan. 14, 2019 Tweet - "Why won't President Trump open the government while we continue to negotiate? Because he thinks it's okay to use Americans' lives, livelihoods, paychecks, and families as "leverage" for his wall. Stop hurting Americans and open the government now, @realDonaldTrump."
Jan. 14, 2019 Government Funding
Jan. 14, 2019 Schumer Announces Canopy Growth, a Major Industry Player, Is Poised to Make a $100-150 M Investment in The Southern Tier, Creating as Many as 400 New Jobs and Establishing One of The Nation's Leading Industrial Hemp Industrial Parks; Senator Says Investment Will Solidify Southern Tier as National Hub for Industrial Hemp
Jan. 14, 2019 Tweet - "The #TrumpShutdown enters its 4th week. Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are feeling the sting. Friday, 800,000 public servants missed their paycheck. Tomorrow, the Coast Guard will be unable to deliver paychecks. Time to re-open the government."
Jan. 14, 2019 Tweet - "President @realDonaldTrump is speaking to farmers in Louisiana. But @USDA can't pay out promised aid during the #TrumpShutdown. They can't implement the new provisions in the Farm Bill. Farmers can't get loans. Mr. President: If you want to help farmers, re-open the government."
Jan. 13, 2019 Tweet - "Even President @realDonaldTrump's top Republican allies on the hill advised him against shutting down the government. And yet he stubbornly persists at the expense of American workers and their families."
Jan. 11, 2019 Tweet - "How out of touch must @WhiteHouse Economic Adviser Kevin Hassett be to say this about government workers not receiving a paycheck today? "In some sense, they're better off." Tell that to the parents who need to pay their bills, pay off loans, feed their families. #TrumpShutdown"
Jan. 11, 2019 Tweet - "President @realDonaldTrump, it's time to stop hurting innocent people. End your shutdown now!"
Jan. 10, 2019 Tweet - "Americans should not have to be concerned about whether the food they're feeding to their kids and their families is safe just because President @realDonaldTrump shut down the government. It. Is. Time. To. Re-open. The. Government. Now."
Jan. 10, 2019 Unanimous Consent Request--H.R. 21
Jan. 10, 2019 Government Funding
Jan. 10, 2019 Tweet - "I'm proud to cosponsor Senator Schatz's bill to prohibit creditors and landlords from taking action against federal employees or contractors hurt by the #TrumpShutdown. If President Trump won't re-open government, we have to protect the workers he is leaving without a paycheck."
Jan. 10, 2019 Tweet - "At 10:30am, we'll take to the Senate floor to demand @SenateMajLdr McConnell let the Senate vote on the House bills to re-open government. If Leader McConnell or Republicans object, thousands of federal workers--and the families who rely on them--will go without a paycheck."
Jan. 10, 2019 Tweet - " I was proud to stand with the @HispanicCaucus at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute @CHCI swearing-in ceremony. With the historic diversity in this new Congress, we're working to ensure there's also a diverse group of interns, fellows, and staffers working for Congress."
Jan. 10, 2019 Tweet - "The Democrats are about to give this chamber a chance to do the right thing by asking the Senate to vote on the bills to open the government already supported by @SenateGOP. @SenateMajLdr McConnell should allow the vote to happen."
Jan. 9, 2019 Pelosi, Schumer Remarks Responding to Presidential Address on Trump Shutdown
Jan. 9, 2019 Tweet - "President @realDonaldTrump's priorities when he shuts down the government over a temper tantrum: ↑ Make sure oil drilling doesn't stop ↓ Make sure federal workers don't miss a paycheck This is not how government is supposed to function. #TrumpShutdown"
Jan. 9, 2019 Tweet - "Joining @SpeakerPelosi and I today are the people who work long hours to serve the American public at our airports, VA hospitals, federal prisons, FEMA, the EPA, and more. They represent the real, human, collateral damage of the #TrumpShutdown."
Jan. 9, 2019 Tweet - "This is so sad. When you multiply these federal workers by their family members--the people they love who rely on their steady paycheck to survive--you get a better sense of the pain caused by the #TrumpShutdown. Re-open the government, @realDonaldTrump."
Jan. 9, 2019 Government Funding
Jan. 9, 2019 Tweet - "Stop throwing a temper tantrum and re-open the government. You're hurting American workers and their families, @realDonaldTrump."
Jan. 9, 2019 Tweet - "Hundreds of thousands of federal workers have been furloughed. Nearly 400,000 are working without pay, TSA agents, food safety inspectors, border agents. Those public servants are about to miss a paycheck. It's time to re-open the government now."
Jan. 9, 2019 Pelosi Remarks at Media Availability with Furloughed Federal Workers to Discuss Trump Shutdown
Jan. 9, 2019 Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein
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