Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The New York Times Story On President Trump’s Tax Returns And The Need For The American People To Know Who President Trump Owes $500 Million In Personal Obligations

September 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the New York Times’ reporting on President Trump’s tax returns over the past two decades that show the president has paid almost nothing in federal income tax to support the government. Senator Schumer also said that the American people need to know to whom President Trump is indebted for hundreds of millions of dollars in personal obligations. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On House Democrats Unveiling A New Heroes Act And The Need For A Coronavirus Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

September 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the newest Coronavirus response package introduced by House Democrats to support state and local governments, provide additional unemployment insurance, fund our schools, and resources for testing and contact tracing. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Stating That A Vote To Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court Is A Vote For President Trump’s Pledge To “Terminate” The Healthcare Law

September 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ insistence on rushing through the nomination of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court even though Americans have already started voting in the general election. Leader Schumer laid out Judge Barrett’s record on the Affordable Care Act and said that a vote to confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court is a vote to strike down the health care law, including the elimination of protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Senator Schumer also discussed how Republicans are unwilling to engage with Judge Barrett’s record on health care or President Trump’s repeated intentions to have the Supreme Court “terminate” the healthcare law and are instead inventing attacks on the nominee that Democrats simply are not making. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Senator Brown Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

September 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Following the devastating passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a week ago today, and Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to fill her seat in an election year, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Brown begins by saying that instead of working on another COVID relief bill to help Americans across the country, Leader McConnell is pushing through a nominee who will not only undermine Justice more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Failure Of Justice For Breonna Taylor And The Need To Pass The Justice In Policing Act

September 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge the three officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor and the failure of justice for her and countless others impacted by this tragedy. He also called for the passage of the Justice in Policing Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Mad Rush To Defy Precedent And Confirm A Supreme Court Justice To Reverse RBG’s Legacy And “Terminate” The Healthcare Law

September 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ hasty and unprecedented efforts to ram through a Supreme Court Justice nomination this close to an election in order to reverse the late Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and finally get achieve their goal to terminate the Affordable Care Act and strip Americans of their healthcare coverage. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks: The Gravest Threat To American Democracy Right Now Is President Trump

September 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump suggesting yesterday that he will not accept the results of the election and that there may not be a peaceful transition of power. Senator Schumer responded warning that President Trump is the gravest threat to American democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator Johnson’s Bogus “Report” Which Reads As If Putin Wrote It

September 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) sham report that spins conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to use the power of the Congress to amplify a Russian disinformation campaign. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Republicans’ Unprecedented Efforts To Rush Through A Supreme Court Nominee To Reverse Justice Ginsburg’s Legacy On Health Care, Women’s Rights And So Much More While Ignoring Her Final Wish

September 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans ignoring their own previously stated principles and the precedents of the Senate to rush through a nominee to the Supreme Court who would reverse Justice Ginsburg’s legacy. Schumer stated that Republicans have made it clear that their words in support of protections for pre-existing conditions cannot be trusted as they plan to rush through a nominee in order to “terminate” the Affordable Care Act in the words of President Trump. Senator Schumer also highlighted the shameful contrast of a Senate Republican majority who put our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on “pause” for four months with their current mad rush to confirm a still unnamed nominee to the Supreme Court as quickly as possible. Yesterday, Senate Democrats took to the Senate floor to introduce a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and requesting her final wish be honored. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks As Republicans Block Resolution To Honor The Life And Legacy Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Because It Acknowledged Her Final Wishes That Her Seat Not Be Filled Until After the Presidential Election

September 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to introduce a resolution in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and accomplishments. This resolution also acknowledged Justice Ginsberg’s final wish, which was that her replacement to be installed after the presidential election. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked the motion. Below is a transcript of Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Reaching The Devastating Milestone Of 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths In The United States

September 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to discuss the heartbreaking milestone of 200,000 American lives lost due to COVID-19. He also condemned the Trump Administration for lying to the American people regarding the gravity of this disease. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The “McConnell Ruse” And Calling On Republicans To Consider The Impact Of Proving Their Word Cannot Be Trusted If They Break Their Own Stated Principles To Confirm A Supreme Court Nominee Closer To A Presidential Election Than At Any Point Our Nation’s History

September 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to speak about the consequences of Republicans breaking their own stated principles to confirm President Trump’s still unnamed nominee to the Supreme Court immediately before a presidential election. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Enormous Stakes Of The Supreme Court Vacancy For Health Care And The Fundamental Rights Of Americans And Republican Hypocrisy In Moving Forward With A Supreme Court Nominee In A Presidential Election Year

September 21, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to lay out the enormous consequences this Supreme Court vacancy could have for the health care and fundamental rights of the American people. Senator Schumer said that Republicans’ praise of Justice Ginsburg is empty if they seek to undermine her last wish and legacy. Leader Schumer also spoke regarding the audacity of Republicans’ obvious violation of their own stated principles by deciding to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Condemning President Trump’s Disgraceful Remarks That The Lives Lost To Coronavirus In Blue States Do Not Count

September 17, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor condemning President Trump’s comments that lives lost to coronavirus in “blue states” do not count. Senator Schumer also reflected on President Trump’s failure to lead in the midst of this historic crisis despite promising the American people “I alone can fix it.” Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Senate Republicans Blocking A Resolution That Calls For An End To The Laundering Of Russian Disinformation Through The Congress

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor, along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce a resolution that calls for an end to the laundering of Russian disinformation through the Congress as Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) today moved forward with an admittedly partisan probe targeting the family of Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Johnson blocked the motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of A New Senate Resolution Calling for The Cessation Of Any Senate Activity That Furthers The Dissemination Of Russian Disinformation

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, as Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) took new steps in an admittedly partisan probe, in support of a new Senate Resolution that calls for an end to all Senate activity that furthers Russian disinformation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On The Senate To Pass Temporary Protective Status For Venezuelans

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to support Venezuelan immigrants by expanding Temporary Protective Status. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Leader McConnell To Establish A Special Bipartisan Committee On Election Integrity And Reiterating The Need For Election Assistance Funding To Protect Our Elections

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor asking again for federal election assistance to make sure that our upcoming elections are free and fair. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Most Recent Lie That “Nothing More Could Have Been Done” To Combat The Coronavirus And Calling On Republicans To Drop The Cynical Games And Work With Democrats On A Real Response To The Ongoing Public Health And Economic Crisis

September 15, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following another lie from President Trump on his response to coronavirus and called on Republicans to work with Democrats to help the American people still struggling through the coronavirus economic and public health crisis. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:  

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Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Denial Of The Reality Of Climate Change And The Dire Need For Action Demonstrated By Historic Wildfires

September 15, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s denial yesterday of the reality of the threats posed by climate change and called for legislative action as wildfires engulf the West Coast. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:For the last several weeks, much of the American west has been ravaged by a historic wave of wildfires. At least thirty-five people have been killed, thousands more...

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