Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D.-N.Y.)

Schumer: Dems Are Going to ‘Fill the Vacuum’ Trump Left

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said Democrats’ new economic agenda would “fill the vacuum that Donald Trump left” when he campaigned on working class issues and then “abandoned them for the hard right Koch

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meets with reporters on Capitol Hill before President Donald Trump's speech to the nation, in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. Referring to Trump, Schumer said it was amazing in a month how incompetent this administration has been. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate Democrats Aim to Block Trump Appointees Until Conditions Are Met

The ranking Democrat members of 16 Senate committees signed a joint statement of principles, released Thursday, regarding vetting of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s nominees requiring Senate confirmation, which pledged to prevent the nominees from committee votes until the FBI finished its investigations and the nominees have completed full financial disclosures.

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Senate Democrats Exploit Miners in Failed Government Shutdown Bid

Senate Democrats, in a preview of the tactics Democrats plan to deploy against incoming president Donald J. Trump, came within two votes of shutting down the federal government in the name of the union coal miners, whose health and pension benefits lose federal support at the end of the year late Friday night.

Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. speak to reporters as they walk from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's, D-Nev., office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2013, after a meeting on gun control. Reid's determination to stage a vote came despite continued inconclusive talks between …