Tag Archives: Sen. Chuck Schumer

80+ Democrats Urge Pres. Biden to Deliver on Promise to Cancel Student Loan Debt

United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y), and United States Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) led more than 80 Senate and House colleagues calling on the Biden administration to release the Department of Education’s (ED) …

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Senate Republicans Block John Lewis Voting Rights Bill

Senate Republicans have once again blocked Democrats’ attempt to pass significant voting rights legislation, this time failing to allow debate on the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. The bill failed, 50-49, marking the second time Republicans have filibustered voting rights legislation in the last two weeks, and the fourth …

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Democrats Announce Deal On Prescription Drug Pricing

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On Tuesday, Congressional Democrats announced they had agreed on a plan to overhaul prescription drug pricing in the country. “Fixing prescription drug prices consistently has been a top issue for Americans year after year,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said at a news conference. “We’ve heard this from people across …

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Senate Republicans Once Again Block Voting Rights Bill

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Senate Republicans have once again blocked a sweeping voting rights reform bill, a move that is certain to increase pressure on the majority to change the chamber’s filibuster rule. Every Senate Republican voted against the bill, known as the Freedom to Vote Act, which would make Election Day a federal holiday, …

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Senate Passes $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

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The Senate on Tuesday passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan Infrastructure bill in a 69-30 vote. The Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act puts $110 billion into roads, bridges, and other major projects, $66 billion into passenger and freight rail, $65 billion into broadband, $55 billion into water systems, and $39 billion into …

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