Tag Archives: Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer: Senate Will See Action On Legalizing Weed Nationwide With Or Without Support Of Biden

Politico reports: President Joe Biden has been a conspicuous outlier among Democrats when it comes to supporting marijuana legalization. But Schumer said Biden’s reticence won’t deter the Senate from taking aggressive action to loosen federal restrictions. “I want to make my arguments to him, as many other advocates will,” Schumer said in an interview with POLITICO this week. “But at …

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Schumer Vows Action Over “Despicable” Georgia Bill

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Thursday condemned a sweeping elections bill signed into law by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R), calling the legislation “despicable” and vowing to take action against it. The controversial law, passed by a party-line vote just hours earlier by the GOP-controlled state General assembly, tightens voting laws by limiting the use …

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Schumer And Gillibrand: “Gov. Cuomo Should Resign”

A joint statement from New York’s US senators: Confronting and overcoming the Covid crisis requires sure and steady leadership. We commend the brave actions of the individuals who have come forward with serious allegations of abuse and misconduct. Due to the multiple, credible sexual harassment and misconduct allegations, it is clear that Governor Cuomo has lost the confidence of his …

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Schumer: “We’ll Have The Votes” To Pass COVID Relief

CBS News reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer expressed confidence late on Tuesday that President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill will pass in the Senate this week, saying the Senate will take up the legislation as early as Wednesday. The Senate is using the budget reconciliation process to pass the bill, which limits time for debate and allows legislation …

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Setback For Democrats On $15 Minimum Wage

NBC News reports: A ruling in the Senate late on Thursday dealt a severe blow to Democrats’ hopes of raising the minimum wage in the Covid-19 relief package, probably dooming the proposal in the legislation that is headed for a vote in Congress. The parliamentarian, the in-house referee, ruled that the provision was not compliant with rules governing the budget …

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Schumer Unveils Rules For Trump’s Senate Trial

Spectrum News reports: Speaking on the floor of the Senate on Monday, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) announced that a deal has been reached with the Republican minority and House Impeachment Managers on the rules for the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. On Tuesday, there will be another debate on the constitutionality of the trial — not …

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Senate Leaders Reach Deal On Dems Taking Power

CNBC reports: Senate leaders reached a deal to transfer control of committees to Democrats, two weeks after the party took control of the chamber, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday. The New York Democrat came to a deal with Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., on how to share power in a Senate split 50-50. The two wrangled for weeks over …

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McConnell Relents On Senate Power-Sharing Deal

The Washington Post reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday night signaled he would step back from an ultimatum over Senate rules that sparked a partisan showdown and threatened to obstruct President Biden’s early legislative agenda. McConnell (R-Ky.) said in a statement that he was ready to move forward with a power-sharing accord with Democrats on how to operate …

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Schumer: Impeachment Trial Will Begin February 8th

Axios reports: The Senate will begin former President Trump’s impeachment trial the week of Feb. 8, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday on the Senate floor. Trump is the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice for “incitement of insurrection” after a violent pro-Trump mob breached the U.S. Capitol, resulting in five deaths. The day of the insurrection …

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Schumer: Senate To Get Impeachment Article Monday

USA Today reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., proposed Thursday to start the trial in February, after preliminary statements are filed by House prosecutors and Trump’s defense team. He argued the slight delay would offer time for Trump’s legal team to familiarize themselves with the case. “At this time of strong political passions, Senate Republicans believe it is absolutely …

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Screaming Woman Disrupts Schumer Presser With Threats, Says She Was “Sexually Excited” By DC Riots

Minutes ago Sen. Chuck Schumer held a press conference outside his office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan to demand that last week’s rioters be permanently added to no-fly lists. Schumer was about two minutes into his statement when a screaming woman burst into view to yell abuse and declare that she was “sexually excited” by last week’s riots, …

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Schumer: Impeachment Or 25th Amendment Now

CNBC reports: The top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer called for President Donald Trump’s removal Thursday a day after a mob spurred by the president overran the Capitol as lawmakers tallied President-elect Joe Biden’s presidential win. “What happened at the U.S. Capitol yesterday was an insurrection against the United States, incited by the president. This president should not hold office one …

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Chuck Schumer Declares Democratic Majority In Senate

Via press release from Sen. Chuck Schumer: It feels like a brand new day. For the first time in six years, Democrats will operate a majority in the United States Senate — and that will be very good for the American people. America is experiencing one of the greatest crises we have ever faced, and the Senate Democratic Majority is …

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Chuck Schumer Reelected Senate Minority Leader

Axios reports: The Senate Democratic caucus re-elected Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and added Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) to its leadership ranks, a Senate Democratic source tells Axios. The re-election of the full Senate Democratic leadership team comes after a relatively disappointing general election in which the party failed to win outright control of the …

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Schumer Quotes 2016 McConnell In RBG Statement

The Insider reports: Senate Minority Chuck Schumer issued the same statement following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday, that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016. Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. The Supreme Court Justice battled multiple forms …

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Schumer Calls For Resignation Of HHS Sec. Alex Azar

CBS News reports: Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday called on Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar to resign, arguing he has failed to stand up to President Trump in the response to coronavirus. The call from Schumer comes amid a series of controversies at HHS. On Monday, the New York Times reported that a top …

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Schumer Calls On VA To Explain Use Of Malaria Drug

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said the VA needs to provide Congress more information about a recent …

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Schumer Moves To End Trump’s Signature On Checks

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is planning to push for a provision in the next coronavirus package that would stop President Donald Trump from putting his name on any additional stimulus checks. The so-called “No PR Act” would prohibit the use of federal dollars toward any material that promotes Trump or Vice President Mike Pence’s names or signatures. …

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Schumer: We Have A Quack Medicine Salesman On TV

“We seemed to have a quack medicine salesman on television. He’s talking about things like disinfectant in the lungs. We need real focus in the White House on what needs to be done. “Instead of talking about disinfectant the president should be talking about how he’s going to implement testing. Which every expert says is the quickest path to get …

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Senate Approves $448B For Hospitals, COVID Testing

CNBC reports: Senate Republicans and Democrats reached a deal Tuesday on a $484 billion coronavirus relief package for small businesses, hospitals and testing. The deal would allocate $320 billion more for the Paycheck Protection Program, which provides small business loans, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. $60 billion of that would be set aside for small institutions, according to a …

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