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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements on Issue: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Leader, Minority Policy Committee Chair
Date Title
Aug. 18, 2017 Letter to Elaine Duke, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security - After Charlottesville Attack, Senators Press DHS on Trump Administration's De-emphasis of Domestic Terrorism Efforts
June 8, 2017 Schumer: It's High Time to Change the Outdated Name of Long Island's 'Negro Bar Channel' in Hempstead; Senator's Legislation will Rightfully Rename Waterway for African American Hero & Fallen Inwood Firefighter, Joseph Sanford Jr.
May 24, 2017 Letter to President Donald Trump - Immediately Clarify Why Admin is Obstructing Congress' Constitutional Legislative and Oversight Duties
May 2, 2017 Historic, Comprehensive LGBT Non-Discrimination Legislation Re-Introduced in Congress
April 27, 2017 Letter to the Honorable Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations - Anti-Israel Bias at the UN
March 31, 2017 Sens. Menendez, Schumer Lead Commemorative Resolution in Honor of Cesar Chavez
March 7, 2017 Letter to John Kelly, Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeff Sessions, Attorney General of the United States, James Comey, FBI Director - Address Threats to Jewish Institutions Across the Country
Oct. 28, 2016 Letter to the Hon. Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the U.S. Dept. of Justice and the Hon. Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Dept. of Justice - Protect Americans' Right to Vote
Oct. 25, 2016 Letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee - Call to Remove Section 1094 of the National Defense Authorization Act
Sept. 30, 2016 Letter to Thomas Hicks, Chairman, Matthew Masterson, Vice-Chair, Christy McCormick, US Election Assistance Commission - Voting Laws
July 26, 2016 Speech by Chuck Schumer at the 2016 Democratic Party Convention
July 22, 2016 Letter to Various Koch-Connected Groups - Senators Hit Back in Letter to Denial Front Groups
June 29, 2016 Schumer Reveals: New FBI Data Shows Hate Crimes Against LGBTQ Community On Rise--Even Before Tragic Orlando Terror Attack That Shook Nation
June 24, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand, Nadler, Cuomo, De Blasio & NY Elected Officials Laud President Obama for Designating Stonewall National Monument
May 2, 2016 Letter to the Honorable John King, Secretary of the US Department of Education - Urge to Clarify Legal Protections for LGBT Students
March 22, 2016 Letter to Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative - Malaysian Labor Standards
March 21, 2016 March Is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Schumer Pushes Legislation That Gives Individuals With Disabilities the Option to Live at Home or in the Community & Receive Long-Term Services
Nov. 4, 2015 Resolution Calls on President Abbas to Denounce and Stop Incitement By Palestinian Officials; Supports Agreement to Install Surveillance Cameras on Temple Mount
Oct. 30, 2015 Holocaust Rail Justice Act Would Allow American Survivors & Relatives to Pursue Justice Against French Rail Company
Oct. 8, 2015 Cantwell Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Filipino American History Month
Sept. 30, 2015 Schumer: Those, Like Kuwait Airways, Who Choose to Run a Business in America Must Play by American Rules, Which Prohibit Discrimination By Air Carriers on Basis of National Origin
Sept. 29, 2015 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce more than $1.2 Million in Fed Funds to Combat Human Trafficking in Erie County
Aug. 5, 2015 On Eve Of 50th Anniversary Of Voting Rights Act, Schumer Introduces New Bills To Dramatically Expand Access To Voting -- Legislation Makes It Easier To Register Online, Expands Early Voting, And More
April 10, 2015 Schumer, Standing With Harriet Tubman's Relatives, Urges National Park Service To Put Tubman Park On Fast Track & Finalize Details To Get Tubman Park Up & Running ASAP -- Senator Says Park Service Needs To Work With Locals On Preparing Property For Transfer To Feds & Overcome Last Remaining Obstacles Standing In Way
Jan. 4, 2015 CBS: Face the Nation - Transcripts January 4, 2015: Schumer, Coons, Cummings
Nov. 23, 2014 Schumer: With at Least Three Near-Misses Between Drones & Aircraft at JFK in Last Week, Commercial Drone Use Has Become Potentially Deadly
Oct. 20, 2014 Senator Introduces Legislation to Make GPS Tracking Illegal, to Protect New Yorkers' Privacy & Thwart Domestic Violence
Oct. 8, 2014 Voter ID Laws Put Price on Voting and Hurt Turnout, GAO Finds
Aug. 4, 2014 Schumer Says that the FAA & Commerce Dept. -- Which is Expected to Be Charged With Developing Drone Privacy Guidelines -- Must Act Quickly in 2014 & Provide Protections for Privacy and Physical Safety of NYC Residents; Hobby & Commercial Drone Usage Has Drastically Increased in Recent Months Following a Court Case Limiting the FAA's Ability to Regulate
Aug. 4, 2014 Letter to the Federal Aviation Administration - Commercial Drones
May 1, 2014 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Penalize Airlines That Violate American Law and Discriminate Against Israeli Citizens
Jan. 29, 2014 Hearing of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee - Improving Voter Registration and Voting Opportunities for Military and Overseas Voters
Oct. 22, 2013 Schumer, "The Future of Privacy Forum' (FPF) Release New Code-of-Conduct Agreed to By Location-Technology Companies
Sept. 23, 2013 Letter to Inspector General Charles McCullough III, Director of National Intelligence - Surveillance Authorities
Sept. 12, 2013 Schumer Media Shield Bill Clears Senate Judiciary Committee on Bipartisan Vote
Aug. 4, 2013 CBS "Face the Nation" - Transcript: National Security Agency Reforms
July 30, 2013 Letter to Chairwoman Edith Ramirez, Federal Trade Commission -Tracking Shoppers' Movements
July 19, 2013 Graham, Schumer Resolution Encourages Russia to Turn Over Edward Snowden to American Authorities
July 17, 2013 Letter to Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation - Saudi Arabian Airlines
July 17, 2013 Schumer, Graham, Bipartisan Group Push New Media Shield Law - Legislation Would Codify & Augment New DOJ Media Guidelines and Provide Additional Protections, Ensuring they Can't Be Undone
July 3, 2013 Schumer, Cornyn to Introduce Legislation to Improve Voting Process for Military and Overseas Voters - Plan Would Ensure Timely Access to, and Return of Ballots from Military Service Members and their Families
June 2, 2013 MSNBC "Meet the Press" - Transcript - IRS Targeting and Immigration Reform
May 16, 2013 Letter to Colleagues - Support Media Shield Legislation
Feb. 19, 2013 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller - Religion and Hate Crimes
Jan. 9, 2013 Schumer: Democrats and Republicans Will Agree -- Finger Lakes Wine & NY Honey Is Some of the Best Around
Sept. 25, 2012 Letter to Raúl Castro, President of the Republic of Cuba - Release Alan Gross
Aug. 23, 2012 Letter to Attorney General Eric Holder
June 18, 2012 Letter to Apple and Google
March 25, 2012 Letter to Eric H. Holder, Jr., Attorney General of Department of Justice
Feb. 10, 2012 Schumer, Gillibrand, Bishop Intervene to Help Binational LGBT Couple Cut Through Immigration Red Tape to Stay Together in the United States
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