Chuck Schumer

Schumer pledges speedy Senate action on Vilsack, other Biden nominees

President Biden wants U.S. agriculture to be the first in the world to achieve net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases, with Tom Vilsack guiding the effort as agriculture secretary. Vilsack, who will have the opportunity to spell out the details of climate mitigation on Tuesday, already has the …

‘A Better Deal’ includes rural America, says Democratic leader Schumer

Aiming toward the 2018 mid-term elections, Democratic leaders in the Senate and House unveiled an economic agenda that includes a large tax credit for job training — an idea intended to resonate in rural areas and small cities, said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. The package, called "A Better Deal," puts a priority on bringing broadband to all parts of the country and promises stricter antitrust laws to preserve competition in agriculture.