Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Avoiding A Trump Shutdown, Warning President Trump Not To Intervene In Huawei CFO Arrest, And A Farwell to Senator Heitkamp

December 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:00 a.m.) regarding President Trump’s options to avoid a partial government shutdown, warming President Trump not to intervene on China’s behalf in the arrest of the Huawei CFO and a farewell to Senator Heitkamp. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, we have just a little over a week to come to some agreement on how to fund the government past next Friday. more...


Schumer: Republicans Must Help Pull The President Back From The Brink Of A Trump Shutdown

December 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:00 a.m.) regarding his meeting yesterday at the White House with Leader Pelosi and President Trump.  Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:  First, Mr. President, let me add my words of fond farewell to the senior senator from Utah. Back in the good old days, we worked on a whole lot of things together and the place was a little less partisan; immigration, patens, so many more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How President Trump Can Avoid A Partial Government Shutdown And The Nomination Of Bernard McNamee To The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

December 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:30 a.m.) regarding the two options Democrats are offering to avoid a partial government shutdown and the nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, later today, the House is poised to send us a 2-week continuing resolution, which will give us time to hash out the remainder of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Nomination Of Bernard McNamee To The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee

December 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 4 p.m.) regarding the nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:This morning, the life and career of the forty-first president of the United States were celebrated at the National Cathedral. Friends, family, former leaders of our country, leaders around the world gathered to pay tribute to a life spent more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of President George H.W. Bush And Giles Perkins Of Alabama

December 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of President George H.W. Bush and Giles Perkins of Alabama. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, in a short time, we’ll all gather before proceeding to the rotunda to honor the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who passed away last Friday.George H.W. Bush will be greatly missed in many ways. He was undeniably more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Appropriations For FY 2019 And President Trump’s Responsibility To Avoid A Partial Government Shutdown

November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 3:30 PM) regarding appropriations for fiscal year 2019 and President Trump’s responsibility to avoid a partial government shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Next Friday, appropriations expire for seven of the twelve appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019, and we are in good faith negotiations with our Republican counterparts here in Congress to get more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr And The Need To Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Protect The Special Counsel Investigation

November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor (at approx. 10:30 AM) on the controversial judicial nominee Thomas Farr and the need to protect Special Counsel Mueller. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, later this afternoon the Senate is scheduled to vote on the confirmation of Mr. Thomas Farr for the Eastern District of North Carolina.I have made my opposition to this nominee clear on a daily basis, but allow me to remind more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging President Trump To Not Back Down On China Ahead Of G-20 Meeting With President Xi, The Need For CIA Director Haspel To Brief Congress On Saudi Arabia, Support For Lee-Sanders Yemen War Powers Resolution, And The Nomination Of Thomas Farr To North Carolina’s Eastern District

November 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approx. 10:03 AM) regarding President Trump’s upcoming meeting with President Xi of China, the need for a full Congressional briefing on Saudi Arabia from CIA Director Haspel, the need to end the conflict in Yemen and judicial nominee Thomas Farr’s disturbing legal record, particularly as it relates to voting rights. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, this weekend, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The General Motors Layoffs, Nomination Of Thomas Farr To North Carolina’s Eastern District, Trump Admin’s Attempt to Bury Findings of Climate Change Report And President Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric

November 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approx. 11:15 AM) regarding the General Motors announcement that it was closing five factories and laying off nearly 15,000 workers, judicial nominee Thomas Farr’s concerning legal record, the administration’s attempt to bury the findings of its recent climate change report and the impact of President Trump’s dangerous rhetoric. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Thank you Mr. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Nomination Of Thomas Farr To North Carolina’s Eastern District, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, And The Need To Pass Legislation To Protect The Special Counsel

November 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominee Thomas Farr’s disturbing legal record, particularly as it relates to voting rights, acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, and the need to pass legislation to protect the special counsel. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: First Mr. President, let me welcome everyone back from Thanksgiving, which I hope was a joyous one for everyone here today. Now on a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass Legislation To Protect The Special Counsel’s Investigation From President Trump

November 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approx.. 10:20 a.m. EST) regarding the need to uphold democratic norms, protect the special counsel’s investigation, and a bicameral resolution to honor Shirley Chisholm's legacy. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: The President of the United States swears an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, including bedrock principles - rule of law, the sanctity of our elections. But nearly more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Midterm Elections And The Need For Acting Attorney General Whitaker To Recuse Himself From The Russia Investigation

November 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 3:18 PM] regarding the midterms and the need for acting Attorney General Whitaker to recuse himself from the Russia investigation. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, first, let me say that all of our hearts go out to everyone affected by the terrible wildfires in California and once again express how grateful we are to the first responders and firefighters -- more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Hurricane Michael, Climate Change And Republican Junk Healthcare Plans

October 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Hurricane Michael, the impact of climate change and Republican junk healthcare plans. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me say to the people of Florida and Georgia and anyone affected by Hurricane Michael that our thoughts and our hearts are with you. Having lived and worked through the recovery from Hurricane Sandy in my home state of New York, I remember vividly the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Expand Junk Insurance Plans And Eliminate Vital Health Care Protections

October 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Democratic efforts to roll back the GOP’s health care sabotage this week and save protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Democrats have long believed that good health care for every American is a right, not a privilege. It’s a tradition that was etched into our party by Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson, Clinton and Obama. We believe more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Democratic Efforts To Roll Back The GOP’s Health Care Sabotage This Week & Save Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

October 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Democratic efforts to roll back the GOP’s health care sabotage this week and save protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now that the Senate has concluded a divisive debate on the Supreme Court, it is time to talk about the number one issue to the American people: health care. We begin that debate tomorrow, when the Senate will take up a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Confirmation Vote On The Nomination Of Judge Brett Kavanaugh To The Supreme Court

October 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 3:25 p.m.) regarding the confirmation vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, in a short time, the Senate will take a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The road that led us here has been bitter, angry, and partisan; steeped in hypocrisy more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of Cloture Vote On Judge Kavanaugh

October 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:04 a.m.] regarding the cloture vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, from start to finish, President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court will go down as one of the saddest, most sordid chapters in the long history of the federal judiciary. The well was poisoned from the outset, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Respecting Dr. Ford And The Scope Of The FBI Investigation Into Judge Kavanaugh

October 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 11:37 a.m.] regarding the bravery of Dr. Ford in coming forward to testify and the limited scope of the FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks:Mr. President, it's another morning in the Senate and another partisan diatribe coming from my good friend - and he is my good friend - the Majority Leader. Instead of looking at what happened, that a young woman came forward because she more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Sen. McConnell & Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Nominations, Trump’s Attack On Dr. Ford, And The Need For Clarity In The Kavanaugh FBI Investigation

October 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:30 a.m.] regarding Senator McConnell and Republican’s hypocrisy on Supreme Court nominations, Trump’s attack on Dr. Ford, and the need for clarity in the Kavanaugh FBI investigation . Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now, Mr. President, I’m glad the Majority Leader and I get along. I’m glad that we’re able to do certain things together like the opioid bill and the appropriations more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Sen. McConnell & Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Nominations, And The FBI Investigation Into Judge Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:16 a.m.] regarding the FBI investigation into the allegations regarding Judge Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Thank you Madam President. Now, I like the Majority Leader. We get along quite well. He even laughs at my jokes, which sometimes aren’t very good, and we’re very proud that we’re working on the appropriations bills together in a bipartisan way, as this more...

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