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Chuck Schumer's Public Statements on Issue: Minors and Children

Office: U.S. Senate (NY) - Sr, Democratic Minority Leader
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May 21, 2019 Tweet - "Children fleeing violence and poverty should not be dying while in U.S. custody. This simply must stop!"
Feb. 8, 2019 Letter to Dear President & CEO John Clark - As Thousands of Students Nationwide Are Targeted by New & Advanced Online & Social Media Predatory Blackmailing Schemes, Including Four Recently Impacted Rochester-Finger Lakes School Districts, Senator Calls on National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to Immediately Mobilize All Available Resources to Impacted Rochester Districts; Announces Push for New Legislation Designating Online Predator Blackmailing as Federal Crime
Nov. 21, 2018 Tweet - "So proud of you for your work to combat e-cigs that use kid-friendly flavors to hook teens. It's students like these that make me hopeful for the future of our politics."
Oct. 29, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, Comissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Wyden, Durbin, Murray & Colleagues Urge FDA to Protect Kids from Tobacco Use and Addiction
Oct. 29, 2018 Wyden, Durbin, Murray & Colleagues Urge FDA to Protect Kids from Tobacco Use and Addiction
July 19, 2018 Letter to Director Redfield - CDC Must Quickly Investigate What The Causes Are & Develop Outreach Program To Parents
June 20, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee - Senator Murray, Cantwell Call for Senate Hearings on Trump Administration's Treatment of Migrant Children
June 20, 2018 Tweet - "He can start with correcting the problems that this executive order will create, and should also undo his #DACA order, which has put so many young people in limbo."
May 14, 2018 Tweet - "The craze among kids for e-cig flavors like whipped cream, candy & cookies is not only a bad trend, but a recipe for disaster that's fueling an outright addiction that appears to be getting worse. Was in Cuse today calling for swift action from the feds."
April 18, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Commissions, FDA - Marketing Addictive E-Cigarette Vaping Product To Teens, Urge FDA To Take Swift Action
April 18, 2018 Letter to Kevin Burns, CEO, JUUL Labs, Inc. - Answers On Marketing Addictive E-Cigarette Vaping Product To Teens, Urge FDA To Take Swift Action
March 28, 2018 Federal Spending Bill Will Include Schumer-Originated Bill that Allows Camps & Children Orgs. to Gain Access to FBI Sex Offender Background Checks on New Employees and Volunteers, Adding an Additional Layer of Protection and Safety for Children Nationwide
March 22, 2018 Tweet - "A bittersweet moment for me, as I announce the inclusion of a bill that means so much to NYers -- Avonte's Law-- will finally receive a final passage vote by the House and Senate this week."
March 22, 2018 Schumer: "Kevin & Avonte's Law" Will Help Parents And Caregivers Keep Track Of At-Risk Loved Ones Prone To Wandering Away
Jan. 17, 2018 Tweet - "vEven Senator McConnell says @realDonaldTrump is stalling progress on DACA, so I'd like to remind the president of his commitment to Dreamers. 1/3"
Jan. 11, 2018 Tweet - "We must settle the fate of #Dreamers & as the meeting at the White House showed, passing DACA protections into law is within reach. But if @SpeakerRyan & the hard right in the House coalesce behind @RepGoodlatte's proposal on #DACA, then we'll have no deal."
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "The only way to guarantee peace of mind & legal status for the #Dreamers is to pass DACA protections into law. A resolution to the #DACA issue must be part of a global deal on the budget."
Jan. 10, 2018 Tweet - "Let me be VERY clear: this ruling last night in no way diminishes the urgency of resolving the DACA issue. On this, we agree with @WhiteHouse, who says the ruling doesn't do anything to reduce Congress' obligation to address this problem now."
Dec. 22, 2017 Schumer Announces Senate Passage of "Kevin & Avonte's Law"; Schumer's Bill Would Help Locate Children with Autism Who Wander from the Safety of Their Caregivers; Senator Now Calls for Swift Passage in the House
Nov. 22, 2017 Schumer: Monroe County Ranks #3 In NYS For The Highest # Of Cases Of Missing Vulnerable Adults; Following Livingston Woman's Disappearance From Parent's Home Earlier This Month, Senator Joins Rochester Families, Autism & Alzheimer's Advocates And Law Enforcement To Call On Congress To Pass "kevin & Avonte's Law"; Bill Would Help Locate Kids And Adults Who Wander From Safety Of Their Caregivers
Nov. 21, 2017 Letter to Scott Gottlieb, Commissioner of the FDA - Regulate Devices Laced With "mystery Chemicals' Now That 1 In 5 NY Kids Are Hooked
Nov. 15, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Elaine Duke, DHS Acting Secretary - Accept DACA Applications Delayed by Postal Service
Oct. 25, 2017 With the School Year in Full Swing, Schumer Will Call on House of Reps to Immediately Pass Bipartisan Bill That Will Allow After School Programs & Children Orgs to Gain Full Access to FBI Sex Offender Background Checks on New Employees & Volunteers; Senator Says We Must Keep Our Children Safe
Oct. 23, 2017 Senate Passes Bipartisan Schumer-originated Bill That Will Allow Camps & Children Orgs To Gain Access To FBI Sex Offender Background Checks On New Employees And Volunteers, Adding An Additional Layer Of Protection And Safety For Children Nation Wide; Bill One Step Closer To Becoming Law
Aug. 1, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.5 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Salvation Army In Central New York
July 30, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.4 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Head Start of Rockland
July 27, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.1 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Eastern Orange County Head Start Programs
July 27, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For The Children Foundation Of Astor's Head Start Programs
July 26, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.3 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Cortland County Head Start Programs
July 26, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $15 Million In Federal Funds For Westchester County Head Start Programs
July 25, 2017 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $30 Million In Federal Head Start Funds For Programs Across New York State
June 21, 2017 Schumer: On the Official First Day of Summer, Federal Law Still Shockingly Prevents Camps & Children Orgs from Gaining Access to FBI Sex Offender Background Checks on New Employees and Volunteers
June 7, 2017 Letter to the Hon. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor - Pushing for Federal Funding for Disadvantaged Youths in Western New York
May 26, 2017 Thousands of Westchester and Rockland Children Will be Stripped of Critical Health Insurance with hosue of Reps' Health Care Bill and Trump Budget Proposal; Westchester and Rockland Children Will be Some of the Hardest Hit by the Proposed Cuts to Child Health Plus and Medicaid; Senator Pledges to Fight for Children Across New York to Maintain Critical Care for the Children Who Need it Most
April 14, 2017 Schumer Visits Glens Falls Hospital & Launches Effort to Extend Desperately Needed Funding for Children's Health Program, That Provides Over 8 Thousand Kids in Glens Falls Area With Quality & Affordable Healthcare
Dec. 15, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce More Than $1.7 Million in Head Start and Early Head Start Funds for Cattaraugus County Project Head Start, Inc. in Western NY
Dec. 12, 2016 Schumer Bill That Helps Upstate Ny School Districts Fund Lead Testing Passes Congress
Sept. 23, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.1 Million In Federal Funding For United Way Of Long Island's Youthbuild Program
Sept. 14, 2016 Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400K In Federal Funds For NYPD To Fight Internet Crimes Against Children
July 18, 2016 Letter to Mr. Andrew M. Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services - Update Lead Screening Policy to Protect Children
June 8, 2016 Schumer Reveals: Current Federal Laws Are Preventing Upstate New York Summer Camps And Children's Orgs From Gaining Access To FBI Sex Offender Background Checks On New Employees And Volunteers
May 13, 2016 Letter to Sylvia Burwell, Secretary, US Department of Health and Human Services and Robert Califf, Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration - E-Cigarettes Regulations
May 12, 2016 Letter to Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Patty Murray, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee - Funding for Special Educational Services for Children with Children with Autism & Other Developmental Disabilities
April 28, 2016 Schumer: New Legislation That Would Allow Upstate NY School Districts to Address Yawning Gap in Lead Testing has Been Included in Bipartisan Senate Water Resource Development Act
April 21, 2016 Schumer Pushes To Pass Provision In Adam Walsh Reauth Act That Would Give Child Victims Of Sex Crimes & Abuse More Time To Sue Their Abuser
April 20, 2016 New Bill Will Help Prevent Water Contamination, Improve Water Infrastructure & Create Hundreds of New Clean Water Jobs In NY
April 18, 2016 Letter to the Honorable Shaun Donovan, Director of Management and Budget - Call for Finalization of Long Overdue Tobacco Regulations
March 29, 2016 Schumer Unveils New Legislation To Fund Lead-Testing At Schools & Daycare Centers
March 23, 2016 Schumer Unveils New Legislation to Fund Lead-Testing at Daycare Centers
March 23, 2016 Standing On Long Island, Schumer Unveils New Legislation That Will Fund Lead-Testing At Long Island Schools
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