Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans Breaking Precedent And Ignoring 50 Million Americans Who Have Already Cast Ballots In The Ongoing Election To Rush Through A Nominee To The Supreme Court Who Will Roll Back Americans’ Health Care And Fundamental Rights

October 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican majority's mad dash to confirm Judge Barrett days before a presidential election day. Senator Schumer laid out the dire impact the confirmation of Judge Barrett would have for Americans' health care and fundamental rights. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks: We have just heard a tit-for-tat, convoluted version of history that the Majority Leader uses to justify steering more...


Senator Hirono Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

October 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Following Senate Democrats' boycott of the illegitimate Senate Judiciary Committee markup on the nomination of Judge Barrett yesterday and ahead of the confirmation vote on Monday, Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Hirono begins by discussing how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted our nation and emphasizes that instead of ramming through an anti-health care nominee to the Supreme Court in the midst of an election and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Republican Majority Ignoring The Horrific Consequences Of President Trump’s Abandonment Of Our Kurdish Allies

October 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor about the Republican majority ignoring the reckless consequences of President Trump’s failed foreign policy agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Threat Posed By Judge Barrett To Americans’ Health Care And Fundamental Rights And Senate Republicans Historic, Illegitimate And Unprecedented Rush To Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court Days Before Presidential Election Day

October 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor about the threat posed by confirming Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Threat Posed By Judge Barrett To Americans’ Health Care And Fundamental Rights And Senate Republicans Historic, Illegitimate And Unprecedented Rush To Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court Days Before Presidential Election Day

October 22, 2020

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor about the threat posed by confirming Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

 Before I get into the substance of my remarks, I’ll briefly redress the Republican Leader. He went on the floor and with his typical vitriol, made all kinds of accusations.


The bottom line is Leader McConnell is angry. Why?


Because we Democrats have exposed that he has defiled the Senate as an institution more than any person in this generation and many generations.


Because we Democrats have exposed the hypocrisy of holding up Merrick Garland because it was eight months before an election and rushing through Amy Coney Barrett because it’s something we can do. 

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Schumer Floor Remarks Confirming The Senate Has Never Considered A Supreme Court Nomination This Close To A Presidential Election Day And Forcing A Floor Vote To Uphold That Precedent

October 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on how the Senate has  never considered a Supreme Court nomination this close to a presidential election day. Senator Schumer asked the presiding officer to confirm this fact, which he did. Senator Schumer then forced a vote on a point of order that it should not be in order to consider a Supreme Court nominee based on that precedent. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Risk Judge Barrett’s Nomination To The Supreme Court Poses For Americans’ Fundamental Rights And Republicans’ Violation Of Their Own Principles To Rush Judge Barrett’s Nomination

October 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on how Judge Barrett would be a threat to Americans’ fundamental rights and access to health care. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell Standing In The Way Of A Serious, Comprehensive COVID Response Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

October 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, detailing the failures of Senate Republicans’ “emaciated” COVID response legislation and responding to the alarming reports that Leader McConnell is standing in the way of a broader agreement that could meet the needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Comprehensive COVID Response Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People Amid Reports Leader McConnell Is Attempting to Block Any Serious Legislation

October 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor before Senate Republicans blocked the Heroes Act, which would provide real relief to the American people. Senator Schumer spoke following reports that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) “told Senate Republicans on Tuesday that he has warned the White House not to make a big stimulus deal before the election.” Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Moves For Vote To Adjourn The Senate Until After Election Day: “This Is The Most Rushed, Most Partisan, Least Legitimate Supreme Court Nomination Process In Our Nation's History And It Should Not Proceed.”

October 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on the Senate floor, stating that the Senate should not proceed with Judge Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court and calling for a vote to adjourn the Senate until after election day with the ability to come back into session if there is a bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

Our Republican majority refused to consider the Supreme Court nominee of a duly-elected democratic president on the supposed “principle” that the American people should have a voice in selecting their next Supreme Court Justice. Now, they're moving forward with a Supreme Court nomination while a presidential election is already under way. 

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Threat Judge Barrett’s Nomination Poses To Americans’ Health Care And Republicans’ Farcical Supreme Court Hearing Process

October 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following Senate Republicans’ farcical Supreme Court hearing and laid out the serious impact Judge Barrett could have on Americans’ health care and fundamental rights. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell’s Emaciated COVID Response Bill That Is Designed To Fail And Republicans’ Continued Failure To Support A Bill That Will Meet The Needs Of The American People

October 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after Senate Republicans again promised to vote on an emaciated stimulus package that does not meet the needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Moves For Vote To Adjourn The Senate Until After Election Day: “This Is The Most Rushed, Most Partisan, Least Legitimate Supreme Court Nomination Process In Our Nation's History And It Should Not Proceed.”

October 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on the Senate floor, stating that the Senate should not proceed with Judge Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court and calling for a vote to adjourn the Senate until after election day with the ability to come back into session if there is a bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks: Our Republican majority refused to consider the Supreme Court nominee of a duly-elected more...


Senator Klobuchar Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

October 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Senator Amy Klobuchar delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Klobuchar begins by discussing how coronavirus has personally touched her family along with millions of other families across the nation. Despite the fact that the virus has now reached the highest levels of our government, President Trump unilaterally decided this week to put an end to negotiations more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Siding With President Trump’s Lawsuit To “Terminate” The Affordable Care Act Over The Health Care Of The American People

October 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of a vote on proceeding to a bill to prevent the Trump administration from advocating in court to strike down the Affordable Care Act. The overwhelming majority of Republicans voted to block the bill. He also reiterated that a vote for Judge Barrett is a vote to terminate the Affordable Care Act and to overturn Roe. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Tomorrow’s Senate Vote To Protect The Health Of Millions Of Americans From President Trump’s Threat To “Terminate” The Healthcare Law Through The Supreme Court

September 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s threat to terminate the Affordable Care Act through the Supreme Court and discussed the Senate vote on whether to debate a bill to protect the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and reject President Trump’s lawsuit that would eliminate the healthcare law. Yesterday, Senator Schumer successfully forced the Senate vote for tomorrow. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump Refusing To Condemn The White Supremacist Group Proud Boys

September 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor decrying President Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy and the white supremacist group ‘Proud Boys’ when prompted during last night’s presidential debate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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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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