Press Releases

03.22.19

Sen. Coons’ statement on Special Counsel Mueller delivering his report to AG Barr

WILMINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, released the following statement after Special Counsel Robert Mueller provided Attorney General William Barr with the report from his investigation. "Since the day that Robert Mueller was named Special Counsel, his investigation's most essential purpose has been to give an assessment of whether there was unlawful cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to interfere in the election and … Continue Reading


03.13.19

Bipartisan, bicameral resolution introduced celebrating contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.), along with U.S. Representatives David Price (D-N.C.) and Doris Matsui (D-Calif.), today introduced a resolution recognizing the contributions of AmeriCorps members and alumni to the lives of Americans in celebration of AmeriCorps Week 2019. Over 75,000 Americans serve their communities, states, and the nation through AmeriCorps programs each year, totaling more than one million AmeriCorps alumni since the program's foundin… Continue Reading


03.11.19

ICYMI: Sen. Coons in The Philadelphia Inquirer: “The U.S. must stand with, not alienate, our allies”

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, published an op-ed about the Munich Security Conference and the importance of standing with our allies to address pressing challenges. Munich reminds us the U.S. must stand with, not alienate, our allies By Chris Coons I recently returned from a gathering of the world's top security officials in Munich, Germany, deeply concerned about America's standing in the world. Last month, I joined more… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Sens. Coons, Graham, Merkley, Rubio, Young introduce bipartisan bill to combat international extremism and reduce instability in fragile countries

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Todd Young (R-Ind.) today introduced legislation to improve the coordination of U.S. government efforts to reduce violent extremism and address global fragility. The legislation also establishes a global Partnership Development Fund to leverage public and private resources from partners around the world to tackle this national security threat. Fragile states can become th… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Sens. Coons co-sponsors proposal to cut taxes for families with children

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons today co-sponsored the American Family Act of 2019 to overhaul the existing Child Tax Credit and make it a dramatically more effective tool for supporting middle-class families with kids and reducing child poverty. The bill was introduced with 36 original Senate cosponsors and 174 original House cosponsors, indicating a major show of support from across the Democratic Caucus. The bill would create a new $300 per-month, per-child credit for children under 6 … Continue Reading


03.04.19

Sens. Coons, Cassidy work to help Americans plan for debilitating illness or condition

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Bill Cassidy, MD (R-La.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to create electronic advance directives, legal documents that allow patients to clearly articulate their preferences for their medical care should they suffer from a debilitating illness or condition. The Medicare Choices Empowerment and Protection Act would offer a small, one-time financial incentive to encourage Medicare beneficiaries to provide c… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Sen. Coons, Gardner introduce Cyber Deterrence & Response Act

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) today introduced the Cyber Deterrence and Response Act. This legislation establishes a framework to deter and respond to state-sponsored malicious cyber activity against the United States. The bipartisan bill also requires the Administration to impose sanctions against all entities and persons responsible or complicit in malicious cyber activities aimed against the United States. This act is companion to legislation intro… Continue Reading


02.28.19

[VIDEO] Sen. Coons: “We need to stop with the reality TV summits, and move towards real and serious diplomacy with North Korea.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees, joined MSNBC's Morning Joe. "But, I was just at the Munich Security Conference, as you know, David, and I heard from a wide range of our allies that President Trump's very abrupt decision to pull all of our troops out of Syria, even while our core allies were in combat against ISIS, without consulting them, has weakened our standing with our allies. I'm concerned that Presid… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Sens. Coons, Lankford & Rep. Walker Re-introduce LIFT for Charities Act

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Chris Coons (D-DE), James Lankford (R-OK), and Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) today re-introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to protect churches, charities, and other nonprofit organizations from a provision in the tax law that would tax some employee benefits for the first time. The Lessening Impediments from Taxes (LIFT) for Charities Act, would repeal a section of the tax code that requires some tax-exempt organizations to pay federal taxes on employee benefits, like… Continue Reading


02.28.19

Sens. Coons, Lankford, Reps. Kind, Walorski, introduce bipartisan, bicameral Import Tax Relief Act

WASHINGTON - Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and James Lankford (R-OK) today announced the bipartisan, bicameral Import Tax Relief Act, which would require the Executive Branch to create an exclusion process for List 3 (and any future list) of Chinese imports subject to Section 301 tariff imposition. Commensurate with the US Trade Representative's (USTR) exclusion process for Lists 1 and 2, US companies would also be able to apply for a refund for duties paid on imported goods subject to these tarif… Continue Reading


02.28.19

[VIDEO] Sen. Coons: “We need to stop with the reality TV summits, and move towards real and serious diplomacy with North Korea.”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), a member of the Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations Committees, joined MSNBC's Morning Joe. "But, I was just at the Munich Security Conference, as you know, David, and I heard from a wide range of our allies that President Trump's very abrupt decision to pull all of our troops out of Syria, even while our core allies were in combat against ISIS, without consulting them, has weakened our standing with our allies. I'm concerned that Preside… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Sens. Coons, Murkowski, Harris introduce bill during Black History Month to recognize ‘Hidden Figures’ for contributions to U.S. leadership during the Space Race

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), along with 60 of their colleagues, introduced a bipartisan bill to award Congressional Gold Medals to Katherine Johnson and Dr. Christine Darden and to posthumously award Congressional Gold Medals to Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson. The bill would also award a 5th Congressional Gold Medal to honor all women who contributed to NASA during the Space Race. The bill, which unanimously passed th… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Sens. Coons & Graham, Rep. Engel, bipartisan group of national security experts call for new approach to preventing extremism

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Representative Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) today joined a bipartisan group of senior national security experts to make an urgent appeal for the adoption of a new approach to preventing the rise and spread of extremism in the Sahel, Horn of Africa and the Near East. This new approach is set out in the congressionally mandated final report and recommendations of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, hosted by the Uni… Continue Reading


02.26.19

Sen. Coons co-sponsors comprehensive child care and early learning bill to ensure child care for all

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) co-sponsored the Child Care for Working Families Act, a comprehensive early learning and child care bill to ensure affordable, high-quality child care for working middle class families and those living paycheck to paycheck. Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA), chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor, and Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, chair of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education introd… Continue Reading


02.26.19

Senators Coons, Wyden, Heinrich, Reed, Harris Reintroduce Bill Requiring Public Report on Khashoggi Murder by Saudi Arabia

Following Conflicting Statements by Trump and Silence from IC Leaders, Bill Requires Public Assessment of Killing of Washington Post Columnist WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Jack Reed (D-R.I.), and Kamala Harris, (D-Calif.), introduced legislation today requiring a public report on the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The bill comes in response to the Trump administration's repeated refusal to release a public… Continue Reading


02.15.19

Young and Coons Applaud Senate Passage of National FFA Week Resolution

WASHINGTON - The Senate passed a bipartisan resolution yesterday introduced by Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.), and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of over 40 additional Senators, to mark February 16-23, 2019 as National FFA Week. In addition to designating National FFA Week, the resolution recognizes the important role of the National FFA Organization in developing young leaders and providing educational and career opportunities to students, and celebrates 50 years of fe… Continue Reading


02.15.19

Sen. Coons secures funding for FEMA, transportation infrastructure, small businesses, and a pay-raise for federal civilian employees

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), the first Delaware Senator in more than four decades to serve on the critical Appropriations Committee, secured funding for key economic development priorities, including support for transportation infrastructure, small businesses, disaster relief, advanced manufacturing, housing, and research and development in the remaining appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, which passed the Senate and House yesterday with strong, bipartisan support. Pres… Continue Reading


02.15.19

Sen. Coons’ agriculture and rural development, coastal protection, and environmental priorities included in final appropriations bill

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), the first Delaware Senator in more than four decades to serve on the critical Appropriations Committee, secured funding for vital agriculture, rural development, and environmental priorities, including support for the poultry industry, conservation, and rural housing programs in the remaining appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, which passed the Senate and House yesterday with strong, bipartisan support. President Trump signed the legislation… Continue Reading


02.15.19

Sen. Coons secures funding for law enforcement, bulletproof vests and programs to support victims of child abuse

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.), the first Delaware Senator in more than four decades to serve on the Appropriations Committee, secured funding for critical law enforcement priorities, including support for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership, Children's Advocacy Centers, the Byrne-JAG program, Missing and Exploited Children programs, and the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program in the remaining appropriations bills for fiscal year 2019, which passed the Senate and Hou… Continue Reading


02.14.19

Sen. Coons’ statement on bipartisan government funding bill, President’s possible emergency declaration

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) released the following statement. "While I am encouraged that President Trump will finally sign into law the bipartisan agreement reached by Republicans and Democrats in Congress to fund the government and make robust investments in smart border security, his decision to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along our southern border is a serious mistake. "It is the responsibility of President Trump - and any President - to declar… Continue Reading

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