This is Chuck Schumer’s Moment; Why is He Blowing it?
Senator Schumer calling out Senator McConnell (photo: @SenSchumer)As New York-based activists, we’ve worked consistently to push Chuck Schumer to take a bolder stance against Trumpism, both as our senator and as the Senate minority leader. We’ve talked to him in person, we’ve protested at his house and his office, and we’ve flooded his phone lines. But we have never been so mystified by his lack of leadership as we have been during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett.Everything about Judge Barrett’s record and writings makes clear her radical rig...
The Gotham Gazette
Dow Cuts Gains on Stimulus Stalemate; Tech Continues Bid
Investing.com -By Yasin EbrahimInvesting.com – The Dow cut gains Thursday, as signs that U.S. lawmakers are still unable to make progress talks on further federal stimulus weighed on sentiment.The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.05%, or 14 points. The S&P; 500 was up 0.32%, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 1.21%.House majority leader Chuck Schumer reportedly said he had spoken to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and she confirmed a deal had still not been reached, but said talks would continue. "I spoke to Speaker Pelosi a few minutes ago, and they are not in an agreement yet, they have a lot o...
Schumer seeks to block Supreme Court replacement before Election Day
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer accused the GOP of hypocritically trashing precedent to quickly transform the top court into a right-wing bulwark against the liberal values the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought for.“They are fighting to reverse Justice Ginsburg’s legacy, not honor it,” the New York Democrat said, in a fierce broadside at Republican colleagues.He called the fast-track confirmation plan an effort to win support on the top court to repeal Obamacare and turn back the clock on abortion, voting rights and same-sex marriage.The Supreme Court will hear on Nov. 10 the GOP la...
New York Daily News
Chuck Schumer Cosponsors the RESTAURANTS Act
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Cosponsors the RESTAURANTS Act, Deepening Support for Restaurant-Specific Economic Relief Program in CongressQ2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and moreOver 200 Members of Congress Have Called for Direct Relief for Independent Restaurants and Workers Hard-Hit by COVID-191 in 3 Jobs Lost in New York During Pandemic Come From Leisure and Hospitality Industry, the Most of Any Industry Chuck Schumer Endorsed The RESTAURANTS ActWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer endorsed the RESTAURANTS Act, deepening support for a bipartisan $12...
Trump claims Democrats beg for new coronavirus stimulus talks; Schumer shrugs off 'fables'
Another round of coronavirus stimulus finger-pointing kicked off the week as President Donald Trump on Monday claimed Democrats are now begging him to restart talks on a 10-figure deal after he signed a raft of executive orders.Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hit back by denying any contact with the White House and slamming Trump for peddling “fables.”“Fables from Donald Trump … that’s what he seems to specialize in,” Schumer said on MSNBC when asked about Trump’s claims. “I didn’t call him, (House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) didn’t call him.”Trump minutes earlier had tweeted bile at S...
New York Daily News
Trump makes changes to Postal Service that threatens 2020 elections
Pelosi and Schumer asked Postmaster DeJoy Immediate Reverse Postal Service Changes That Threaten Timely Mail Delivery for MillionsHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy calling for the reversal of recently instituted operational changes made within the Postal Service.Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer’s letter follows their Wednesday meeting with Postmaster DeJoy about urgent issues facing the Postal Service, including reports of a dramatic increase in delayed and undelivered mail impacting mail delivery times and qu...
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Time to Fix What’s Broken: Senate Leaders Seek Oversight of PPP Loans
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Since the launch of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), small businessowners have been left behind by their banks and the government while larger and better-connected companies have been shownthe red carpet. Congress has now passed two relief bills to allocate funds for small businesses, neither of which included proper oversight or transparency measures to disclose loan recipients. Weeks later, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Ben Cardin willnow introduce legislation to mandate disclosure requirements for PPP loans.Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and ...
Sen. Chuck Schumer Will Introduce Legislation To Prevent Trump From Signing Stimulus Checks
Sen. Chuck Schumer is going to push for a provision in the next coronavirus package to stop President Donald Trump from signing stimulus checks. The provision, called the “No PR Act,” would prevent federal funding to be used on any materials with Trump or Vice President Mike Pence’s signature on it. “President Trump unfortunately appears to see the pandemic as just another opportunity to promote his own political interests,” the New York senator said in a statement. “The No PR Act puts an end to the president’s exploitation of taxpayer money for promotional material that only benefits his re-e...
Chuck Schumer's thuggish threat against Justices Gorsuch and Kavanaugh
WASHINGTON. Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is desperate to get out ahead of the violent revolutionaries of his party. Standing with pro-abortion protestors outside the US Supreme Court, Schumer said: ##### “I want to tell you [Justice Neil] Gorsuch, I want to tell you [Justice Brett] Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”Pro-abortion protest outside US Supreme Court. Fox News screen capture.The unveiled threat to the newest conservative members of the high court-appointed...
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Chief Justice John Roberts Rebukes Sen. Chuck Schumer For ‘Threatening Statements’ During Abortion Rights Rally
Chief Justice John Roberts rebuked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) for a seeming threat he made to two Supreme Court justices during a rally for abortion rights in front of the courthouse on Wednesday.Schumer singled out Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, two conservative judges appointed by President Donald Trump, who were weighing in on their first abortion rights case since joining the bench.“I want to tell you Gorsuch. I want to tell you Kavanaugh. You have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these ...