Tag Archives: Chuck Schumer

Senate Plans “Must-Pass” Pro-Weed Bill For Lame Duck

Axios reports: A bipartisan group of senators plans to attach significant marijuana legislation to “must-pass” year-end bills, Axios has learned. The group, led by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has the Justice Department’s blessing for legislation letting cannabis companies access banking institutions, and creating grants for state expungement of past marijuana convictions. In an email reviewed by Axios, the …

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TODAY: Senate To Vote On Advancing Marriage Bill

Politico reports: The Senate is expected to vote this evening to end debate on a substitute amendment to the bipartisan marriage equality bill that narrowly advanced before the Thanksgiving recess with 12 Republican votes to clear a procedural hurdle. Final passage is still ahead. The bill would ensure that the federal government recognize a same-sex marriage if it was valid …

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Makes First Vote On Marriage Bill

The New York Times reports: The Senate on Wednesday afternoon will hold a crucial test vote on legislation to provide federal protections for same-sex marriage, with proponents in both parties expressing fresh hope that they had at least 10 Republican votes necessary to break a Republican filibuster and move it through the 50-50 chamber. In the wake of midterm elections …

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Preliminary Vote On Marriage Bill Scheduled For 3:15PM

The Associated Press reports: Staring down the prospect of divided government in the next Congress, Senate Democrats are moving forward with legislation this week to protect same sex and interracial marriages. It’s a vote that’s “as personal as it gets,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said. Schumer is holding a test vote on the bill Wednesday, betting that at least …

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Schumer: Fear Of MAGA Weirdos Sank The Red Wave

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Monday said the average American voted against Republicans in the midterm elections because they were “afraid” of President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” movement. Speaking on CNN, Schumer said the red wave never materialized on Election Day and instead was a “red mirage.” And he blamed the so-called “MAGA” movement. …

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Schumer Spikes The Ball: America Has Rejected MAGA

Fox News reports: Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a press conference on Saturday night that the Democrats’ success in retaining control of the U.S. Senate is a “victory” for the American people. “With the races now called in Arizona and Nevada, Democrats will have a majority again in the Senate. And I will be the Majority Leader,” …

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Senate Dems To Hold Leadership Vote After GA Runoff

The Hill reports: Senate Democrats will wait until the week of Dec. 5 to hold their leadership elections, which means they will likely know the results of the Georgia runoff and which party will be in the majority next year before casting their ballots. Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is expected to easily win re-election as Senate Democratic leader …

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Schumer: No More Senate Votes Until After Midterms

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday that senators will not return to Washington, D.C., to vote until Monday, Nov. 14, clearing the decks for vulnerable colleagues to campaign five solid weeks until Election Day. “For the information of all senators, the next roll call vote will be on [Monday], Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m.,” Schumer …

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Schumer: Marriage Vote To Happen “In Coming Weeks”

Politico reports: Chuck Schumer said the Senate would vote on legislation to protect same-sex marriage in the coming weeks, forcing Republicans to take a stance ahead of the midterm elections. “A vote on marriage equality will happen on the Senate floor in the coming weeks,” the Senate majority leader told reporters Wednesday. Schumer’s announcement comes as Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) …

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Dems May Link Marriage Bill To Must-Pass Funding Bill

CBS News reports: Senior Senate Democrats have been considering linking legislation on marriage equality and the continuing resolution to fund the government, a Hill Democratic source tells CBS News. It’s a move that could complicate both the passage of the bill protecting the right to same-sex marriage, passed with bipartisan support in the House, and government funding. Democrats in particular …

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NYC Activists Press Schumer On Access To MPX Med

Gothamist reports: LGBTQ+ activists gathered outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office in Manhattan on Sunday to demand better access to monkeypox testing and vaccines from the federal government. Organizers with ACT UP New York, PrEP4All and members of the queer community that have been impacted by the monkeypox outbreak called for or an emergency use authorization of the tecovirimat, or Tpoxx …

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Schumer Presses GOP Senators To Back Marriage Bill

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that he is working to get sufficient Republican support for the Senate to pass a bill that would federally protect same-sex marriages. Republican support for the measure, whose Senate sponsors include Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), appeared to be growing Wednesday, a day after the House passed a …

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Schumer Tests Positive For COVID, Has Mild Symptoms

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) has tested positive for the coronavirus, his spokesman said in a statement late Sunday. The positive result came “as a part of his regular testing regimen,” said the spokesman, Justin Goodman. Schumer is fully vaccinated and “double boosted” and is experiencing very mild symptoms, Goodman said. “Anyone who knows …

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Schumer Rips Fox For Skipping Riot Hearing: Cowardly

“Few things obstruct the American people from hearing the truth more than Fox News’s cowardly decision not to broadcast Thursday’s hearing. After all of the false facts that Fox News has allowed to be put on the air by its commentators and everyone else, they have an obligation to show the true facts by allowing the hearing to be seen …

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Schumer Declines Comment On Feinstein’s Fitness

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Schumer (D-Calif.) told reporters Tuesday that he has had many conversations with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) but declined to comment on, or vouch for, her fitness to serve in Congress after colleagues raised questions about her memory with the San Francisco Chronicle. Schumer did not push back on The Chronicle’s reporting that Feinstein suffers …

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Senate Approves $1.5T Spending Bill In 68-31 Vote

CNN reports: The Senate voted on a bipartisan basis Thursday evening to pass a massive $1.5 trillion government funding bill that includes $13.6 billion in aid to Ukraine. The bill, which the House passed Wednesday evening, can now be sent to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. The final tally in the Senate was 68-31. Government funding is …

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Schumer Likely To Run Unopposed In Dem Primary

Gothamist reports: “He’s 62-county Chuck,” said Bronx Democratic Chair Jamaal Bailey, a state senator representing the northeast section of the borough. “Chuck Schumer is one of the best, if not the best, retail politicians that we’ve known.” The state Democratic Committee endorsed Schumer’s re-election bid by unanimous consent after no other candidate sought the party’s nod. It cleared the way …

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Schumer: Senate Will Vote On Filibuster Rule Change

The Associated Press reports: Days before the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the Senate will vote on filibuster rules changes to advance stalled voting legislation that Democrats say is needed to protect democracy. In a letter Monday to colleagues, Schumer, D-N.Y., said the Senate “must evolve” and will “debate and consider” …

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Schumer Vows Build Back Better Vote Despite Manchin

The Washington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) vowed Monday to hold a vote early next year on a roughly $2 trillion bill to overhaul the country’s health-care, education, climate, immigration and tax laws, despite Sunday’s announcement by Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) that he could not support President Biden’s signature legislation. Although the Build Back Better …

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Senate Averts Shutdown In 69-28 Spending Vote

Yahoo News reports: The Senate has passed a stopgap spending bill that avoids a short-term shutdown and funds the federal government through Feb. 18 after leaders defused a partisan standoff over federal vaccine mandates. The measure now goes to President Joe Biden to be signed into law. “I am glad that in the end, cooler heads prevailed. The government will …

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