Chuck Schumer

Chuck Schumer visits Elmira to discuss plan to cut insulin costs

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited LECOM in Elmira today to discuss his new bipartisan plan to cap the amount Americans pay out of pocket for insulin. If enacted, the INSULIN act (Improving Needed Safeguards for Users of Lifesaving Insulin Now), will aim to drop the amount that Americans pay for […]
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Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Rule the Future of the Internet. Chuck Schumer Must Stop Him

John Oliver’s masterful explanation of tech monopolies —and how Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is blocking legislation to reign them in—is must-watch television for anyone who cares about innovation and competition in America. He explained in detail how Apple, Google, and Amazon use their core products and their market share to crush competitors and enter new businesses while taking advantage of everyday Americans.

Ted Cruz accuses Chuck Schumer of an attempted hit on Brett Kavanaugh

This article originally appeared on AlterNet. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is accusing Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) of attempting to put a hit on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity, the Texas Republican lawmaker blamed the Democratic Party for recent attacks on lawmakers,...

State News: Sen. Chuck Schumer Announces Passage of ‘Honoring Our Pact Act’

Following months of tireless advocacy, and all out push standing with veterans from Rochester to Central New York, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced the Senate passage of the Honoring Our Promise To Address Comprehensive Toxins Act (Honoring Our PACT Act) to finally get health coverage for veterans, who were exposed to burn pit smoke and other environmental hazards, that caused cancers and other illnesses during their service. As Majority Leader, Schumer fought relentlessly to ensure the bill would be brought for a swift vote to keep our nation’s commitment to our veterans and thousands of vets across New York who will now be able to get the treatment they earned. The bill as amended now heads to House of Representatives for action, Schumer calls on the House to act quickly to pass this bill and send it to President Biden’s desk where it will be signed into law.

Chuck Schumer should be held accountable for 2020 threat against two justices

In 2020, then-Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer warned Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh of dire consequences if they voted against abortion rights. “You have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price,” Schumer said then. “You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” He apologized the next day, but that was too late.

Chuck Schumer says Senate gun safety package ‘doesn’t have everything’

Speaking from the Senate floor, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said “we have a lot of work to do” Monday regarding a tentative bipartisan deal on a bill to curb gun violence.  He noted the legislation “doesn’t have everything we wanted” but would be “the most significant” on guns “in decades.” The deal comes after protracted talks between Democrats and Republicans over various proposals, including an assault weapons ban for those under 21 that was ultimately rejected.  The only proposal in the deal announced Sunday that deals with 18-to-21-year-olds is an “investigative period to review juvenile and mental health records, including checks with state databases...

Why Chuck Schumer Might Act On Cannabis Banking Sooner Rather Than Later

So far, Schumer’s stance has been that marijuana legalization with social equity components should be approved before the marijuana banking bill. The Senate has been under pressure from all sides recently to pass the SAFE Banking Act that would “help cannabis-related businesses, support innovation, create jobs, and strengthen public safety in our communities.”

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs Introduces a Resolution Condemning Chuck Schumer for Rhetoric that may Endanger Government Officials

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ-05) and other House Republicans introduced a resolution on Thursday to condemn Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for inflammatory rhetoric that may have contributed to the assassination attempt on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “Rhetoric that incites violence toward any elected or appointed member of the...