Tag Archives: Chuck Schumer

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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Schumer: Dems Have Deal On Lower Prescription Prices

The Hill reports: Democratic lawmakers have reached a deal on legislation to lower prescription drug prices to be included in President Biden’s social spending package, Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Tuesday. The agreement is less far-reaching than earlier Democratic proposals, but still represents progress on an issue the party has campaigned on for years. The agreement would allow …

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Biden To Host Manchin Today To Hash Out Agenda

Politico reports: President Joe Biden will host Sen. Joe Manchin in Delaware on Sunday as the two seek to finalize an agreement on Biden’s domestic agenda, according to multiple people familiar with the meeting. The president will huddle with the the West Virginia moderate in Delaware, where Biden is spending the weekend. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer will also attend. …

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Senate Votes 61-38 To Increase Federal Debt Ceiling

NPR reports: The Senate has passed a bill to increase the federal debt ceiling, after weeks of tense cross-aisle negotiations regarding the looming threat of the country defaulting on its debt. The legislation was approved Thursday night along party lines, with a simple majority. An earlier procedural vote required Republicans to get to 60 votes. It got 61. House approval …

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Schumer Announces Temporary Deal On Debt Ceiling

ABC News reports: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell blinked after a three-month stalemate with Democrats. Democrats appear to have taken a deal that many in the caucus acknowledge is little more than kicking the can down the road. But as aides and members have made clear to over the course of the last 15 hours, what other choice was there? …

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Infrastructure Deal Expected To Get Final Vote Tonight

Politico reports: President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal cleared its final serious Senate hurdle Sunday night, putting the legislation on a glide path to passage as soon as late Monday. In a 68-29 vote, the Senate closed down debate on a bill negotiated by a bipartisan group of 10 senators that spends $550 billion in new money on the nation’s …

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Senators Unveil $1T Bipartisan Infrastructure Package

The Associated Press reports: After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. Despite the hurry-up-and-wait during a rare weekend session, emotions bubbled over once the bill was produced Sunday night. …

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Senate Dems Intro Bill To Legalize Weed In Federal Law

CNBC reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer proposed legislation Wednesday to legalize marijuana at the federal level, a move aimed at easing restrictive drug policies that have disproportionally impacted communities of color and the poor. The Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and introduce regulations to tax cannabis products. “This is monumental. At …

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Schumer: Investigate The NRA For Bankruptcy Fraud

The New York Daily News reports: The National Rifle Association may have committed fraud by trying to declare bankruptcy earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday, pointing to the gun group’s heavy spending on advertisements. The NRA’s attempt to declare bankruptcy was dismissed in May by a federal judge in Texas who said it was a …

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Schumer, Sanders Push To Expand Medicare Benefits

The New York Daily News reports: Millions of elderly Americans on Medicare would get dental, vision and hearing insurance added to their health benefits under a proposal pushed Sunday by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Americans age 65 and older have since the 1960s received subsidized health care coverage under Medicare — but Schumer said the program’s …

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Schumer: Senate Will Repeal Iraq War Authorization

Politico reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced his support on Wednesday for repealing the 2002 war authorization for Iraq, vowing to hold a vote on scrapping the outdated measure later this year. The announcement from Schumer (D-N.Y.) comes as the House is expected to pass Rep. Barbara Lee’s (D-Calif.) bill on Thursday that would repeal the 2002 law, which …

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Schumer Threatens To Force Vote On Riot Commission

The Hill reports: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) warned on Friday that he could force a second vote on a House-passed bill setting up a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Schumer, in a letter to Senate Democrats, signaled that the measure could come back up after most Senate Republicans voted against it in a …

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Schumer: NYC Should Return To 24-7 Subway Service

NY 1 reports: As the city begins to reopen, Senator Chuck Schumer is calling on the MTA to resume its 24-7 subway service immediately. “People work at 2, 3, and 4 in the morning, but subways aren’t working at this point, at 2, 3, 4 in the morning,” Schumer said at a Sunday briefing. “Restaurants and bar restrictions are being …

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Chuck Schumer Trolls Cultists With “Plant-Based Beer”

The Huffington Post reports: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) threw some shade at Donald Trump’s former economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday. It was a reference to a gaffe on Fox Business last week. Kudlow, who joined the network as a host after leaving the White House, was railing against the Green New Deal proposal to combat climate change …

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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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