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Official Account of Senator Chuck Schumer, New York’s Senator and the Senate Majority Leader.
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Oct 4, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
After reviewing the additional background check documents on Judge Kavanaugh, four things are crystal clear.

First, the documents raise even more serious doubts in my mind about Judge Kavanaugh’s truthfulness. Second, Judge Kavanaugh stated at his hearing that the individuals at the incident involving Dr. Ford refuted her version of events. From their own public statements, we knew that to be false, and nothing in this report changes that.
Sep 11, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
17 years ago, my city and our country changed forever. Today, we remember the sacrifice & loss of those on and after #September11th. #NeverForget New Yorkers and the rest of the country will #NeverForget the bravery so many showed - especially our first responders - on that terrible day.
Sep 9, 2018 8 tweets 2 min read
It is becoming increasingly clear that Judge Kavanaugh has misled the Senate Judiciary Committee in a number of ways. This should raise immediate red flags for all Senators and the American public. First, in his 2004 hearing, he told Sen Feinstein that the WH didn’t know about potential judicial nominees’ views on abortion in the vast majority of cases. But recently released emails show that he was often told about & discussed nominees’ views and ideology, including on Roe.
Sep 3, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Earlier this year, I introduced a new bill, the “Workers’ Freedom to Negotiate Act” to reform our broken labor laws & help the very workers we celebrate on #LaborDay to earn better wages.

This is especially important given the Trump Admin & GOP assault on worker rights & safety. While President Trump promised to stand up for the working people in this country, his administration appears hell-bent on causing more harm to working families than good.

Here’s a few examples:………
Aug 29, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
No amount of @realDonaldTrump tweets can change fact that real wages are declining; while cost of living– esp gas prices & health care costs, thanks in large part to GOP & Trump Admin–are continuing to climb, & families are struggling to choose which basic necessities to pay for. Pres. Trump promised American workers a $4,000 raise, instead he blew up the deficit to give a tax cut that pads the pockets of the wealthiest Americans and the executives at the biggest corporations.
Aug 28, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
On Saturday, August 25th, 2018, nine years to the day since the death of his friend Senator Kennedy, our friend and colleague Senator John S. McCain passed away. I can truly say that the time we spent together authoring and passing immigration reform were some of my proudest days in politics, in no small part because the success was shared with @SenJohnMcCain.
Aug 24, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
This Republican bill does nothing to require insurers to cover vital health care services. Bill essentially says if you have cancer, your insurance plan doesn’t have to offer cancer care.

What kind of “pre-existing condition protection” is that? Nothing in this GOP bill states that Republicans oppose the lawsuit to gut protections for pre-existing conditions.

If the lawsuit - which Rs don’t oppose - is successful, the entire ACA would be struck down, including requirements that all plans cover Essential Health Benefits.
Aug 23, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
I'm proud that for a second straight year, Democrats secured a $2.37 billion increase to the Child Care Development Block Grant program, the largest increase in the program's history.… Increasing funding to make child care more affordable for Americans is one of our party’s top priorities and so I fought hard for this in the bipartisan budget deal that we crafted last year.
Aug 23, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
The president was alleged to be an unindicted co-conspirator in a federal crime. What did we hear from Republicans on the Hill? Was this the moment when Republican leaders finally stood up and said ‘enough’? Nope. At some point, after the Access Hollywood tape, Charlottesville, Helsinki summit, & now after these most recent revelations, the broad failure of Republicans in Congress to condemn the president’s behavior becomes a form of complicity.
Aug 21, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
In our meeting today, Judge Kavanaugh refused to answer even the most basic Qs ab his jurisprudence & judicial philosophy, especially re: women’s reproductive freedom, health care protections for ppl w/ pre-ex conditions, voting rights & presidential powers.

Let me explain: Judge Kavanaugh refused to say whether or not he agreed Roe v Wade & Planned Parenthood v Casey were correctly decided or assure me he believed these cases should be left alone

That should send shivers down the spine of any American who believes in reproductive freedom for women
Aug 21, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The next Supreme Court Justice will have immense influence over the lives of Americans for generations to come.

They may someday soon determine whether Americans with pre-existing conditions will be able to afford health care.

This is #WhatsAtStake The next Supreme Court Justice may also someday soon determine how much states can restrict a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed right to make her own medical decisions.

This is #WhatsAtStake
Aug 16, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Republicans announced #SCOTUS hearings will begin on Sept 4th. Let’s recap how the Senate GOP’s blatant and historic obstruction of Judge Kavanaugh's record is denying both the Senate & the American people access to critical information about a potential Supreme Court justice. The GOP is deliberately withholding the entire record of Judge Kavanaugh’s 3 years as Staff Secretary– the most senior position he held in the Bush Admin & a job Kavanaugh himself said was “formative” & “instructive” as preparation for being a judge
Aug 7, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Chairman Grassley, as you will recall, I opposed Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination to the DC Circuit in 2006 because I believed he was a political operative not suited for the bench. Given what we have learned since that time, I still believe that today. The small percentage of Brett Kavanaugh’s record that is public is cause for great concern, including his decisions related to our health care law, women’s constitutional rights & his dangerously expansive beliefs about presidential power and accountability.
Aug 3, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Republicans are making an unprecedented effort to keep hidden Judge Kavanaugh’s records from the American public, and even the large majority of Senators. This is a new and astonishing level of secrecy. What are they hiding? #WhatsAtStake It apparently wasn’t enough to limit which documents they requested from the White House Counsel’s office, or to block the release of critical records from the nominee’s final three years in the White House.
Jul 31, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Where @realDonaldTrump and the GOP’s allegiances lie, in three parts: 1. As soon as GOP tax law was signed, @realDonaldTrump flew to Mar-a-Lago to brag to all his wealthy friends: “You all just got a lot richer"…
Jul 30, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Judge Kavanaugh’s ringing endorsement of Britt Grant’s record may serve as a window into his own judicial philosophy. It makes you wonder: what, exactly, does Judge Kavanaugh agree with her on? Does he agree with Britt Grant that a woman’s constitutionally guaranteed freedom to make her own reproductive choices should be curtailed?
Jul 27, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
THREAD: Here are the facts about the economy you won’t hear from @realDonaldTrump or Republicans: The GOP promised their tax bill would be “rocket fuel” for the economy. Instead, it blew up the deficit by a trillion dollars & sparked a surge in stock buybacks, benefiting the biggest corps, their execs & wealthy shareholders while leaving middle-class families largely behind.
Jul 17, 2018 7 tweets 2 min read
Here are a few things that the Senate can do immediately in response to @realDonaldTrump's disastrous summit: 1. Ratchet up sanctions on Russia, not water them down. The sanctions the Senate passed 98-2 have not even been fully implemented and someone has inserted a loophole to water them down in the House Defense legislation.
Jul 16, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
In the entire history of our country, Americans have never seen a president of the United States support an American adversary the way @realDonaldTrump has supported President Putin. For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American defense officials, and American intelligence agencies is thoughtless, dangerous, and weak. The president is putting himself over our country.
Jul 15, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Spoke w/ @SecPompeo today to make 3 points:
1st, I don’t believe the meeting should take place but if it is going to happen, @realDonaldTrump must press Putin hard on the issue of election interference. He can’t simply raise it, accept Putin’s denial & then let him off the hook. 2nd, the president must demand that the 12 Russians named in the indictment be sent to the U.S. to stand trial.
Jul 11, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
Allowing ZTE to resume business is a direct betrayal of @realDonaldTrump’s promise to be tough on China & protect American workers. The Trump admin’s terrible ZTE deal will undermine our national & economic security, which is exactly why the Senate overwhelmingly passed bipartisan legislation to retroactively tear it apart.