Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass A Serious, Bipartisan Proposal That Meets The Needs Of The American People Still Confronting The COVID Economic And Public Health Crises

August 6, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and called on Republicans to take the serious steps needed to pass a serious, bipartisan proposal that meets the real and urgent needs of the American people who are still confronting the public health and economic crises brought forth by COVID-19. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, over the past week and a half, Speaker Pelosi and I have been engaged in more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of Meeting With New Postmaster General And On The Need To Pass A Coronavirus Relief Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

August 5, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a meeting with Postmaster General DeJoy regarding the importance of securing funds for the Post Office amid nationwide reports of delays. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the need to pass a COVID-relief bill that meets the real and urgent needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Negotiations on the next round more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Real Action That Meets The Needs Of The American People Still Confronting The COVID Economic And Public Health Crises

August 4, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on negotiations regarding the next COVID relief bill and called for real action that meets the urgent needs of the American people who are still confronting the public health and economic crises brought forth by the coronavirus pandemic. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, I just listened to my friend, the Republican Leader. The more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Negotiations On The Next COVID Relief Bill And Laying Out The Need For A Comprehensive Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

August 4, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following a meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi and laid out the need to pass a COVID relief bill that addresses the real and urgent needs of Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just heard the Republican leader speak out on the floor. Leader McConnell is busy giving partisan more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Negotiations On The Next COVID Relief Bill And Laying Out The Need For A Comprehensive Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

August 3, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following a meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi and laid out the need to pass a COVID relief bill that addresses the real and urgent needs of Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just heard the Republican leader speak out on the floor. Leader McConnell is busy giving partisan more...


Senator Wyden Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

July 31, 2020

“The bottom line is what Republicans are proposing is heartless and it’s just unthinkable,” said Senator Wyden (D-OR). “There is no time to waste on these kinds of partisan proposals. Supercharged unemployment benefits are going to lapse, and then all of the Americans who lost work through no fault of their own could face eviction, could go hungry, may not be able to fill their prescriptions and their message to us is clear. It’s time to renew these benefits and help the unemployed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Deciding To Perform Stunts On The Senate Floor While Leader McConnell Refuses To Come To The Table For Actual Negotiations On A Bill To Meet The Needs Of The American People

July 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to discuss how Senate Republicans have directed their efforts towards performing stunts rather than meeting at the negotiating table to address the real and pressing needs of the American people. Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi met with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows this week on coronavirus but Senator McConnell declined to attend. Below is a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Refusal To Take The Serious Steps Needed To Confront The Coronavirus Pandemic Following The Worst Quarterly GDP Report On Record

July 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ refusal to take the serious steps needed to confront the economic and public health crises posed by the coronavirus pandemic following the report of the worst quarterly drop in GDP on record. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: As COVID-19 continues to spread through dozens of states, our country is dealing with multiple crises at the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Senate Moment Of Silence To Recognize The 150,000 Americans Who Have Died From COVID-19

July 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of the Senate observing a moment of silence to recognize the more than 150,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: The Senate will soon acknowledge a moment of silence for the 150,000 Americans who have now died from COVID-19, more lives than our country lost in World War I.This national tragedy is more more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Republican Proposal Prioritizing Corporate Immunity Over Support To Families Struggling Through COVID And Calling For Serious Legislation That Meets The Needs Of The American People

July 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on Senate Republicans’ decision to make corporate immunity a higher priority than support for families that are still struggling through the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Schumer also noted the apparent lack of support for Leader McConnell’s proposal and called for a serious, bipartisan proposal to address the COVID crises and meet the needs of the American people. In addition, he spoke more...


Schumer Remarks At Media Availability With Speaker Pelosi Following Meeting With Trump Administration On Coronavirus Relief Legislation

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a media availability after meeting with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on further coronavirus relief legislation.  Below is a full transcript:Speaker Pelosi:  Good afternoon.  We’re going to be very brief because we have work to do. Today, we had sort of a message from the Senate side that seems to me that Senator McConnell really doesn’t want to get an more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Comprehensive, Bipartisan Proposal To Deal With The COVID Crisis And The Ways Senator McConnell’s Proposal Clearly Fails To Meet The Needs Of The American People After Months Of Delays

July 28, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need for a comprehensive, bipartisan proposal to address the COVID crisis and how Senator McConnell’s proposal unequivocally fails to meet the immediate needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Over the past several months, Senate Democrats have been appalled that our Republican colleagues have refused to work with us more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Comprehensive, Bipartisan Proposal To Deal With The COVID Crisis And The Ways Senator McConnell’s Proposal Clearly Fails To Meet The Needs Of The American People After Months Of Delays

July 27, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need for a comprehensive, bipartisan proposal to address the COVID crisis and how Senator McConnell’s proposal unequivocally fails to meet the immediate needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Over the past several months, Senate Democrats have been appalled that our Republican colleagues have refused to work with us more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Lying In State Of Congressman John Lewis

July 27, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today on the Senate floor spoke of the life and legacy of civil rights leader Congressman John Lewis. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now a short time ago, a ceremony honoring the life of the great Rep. John Lewis was held in the Capitol Rotunda, the first time in our nation’s history that an African American lawmaker had laid in state.Last week, I shared my reflections on the life and more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi On The Real And Negative Consequences For American Families From Republicans’ Delays And Dysfunction On Coronavirus Response

July 23, 2020


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Painful Consequences Of Republicans’ Delays And Dysfunction For American Families Struggling Through The Coronavirus Economic And Public Health Crises

July 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the painful consequences of Republicans’ delays and dysfunction, which are preventing needed assistance to the American families who continue to struggle through the COVID-19 public health and economic crisis. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Faced with the greatest economic challenge in seventy five years and the greatest public health threat in more...


At Senate Rules Committee Hearing On 2020 General Election Preparations, Schumer Demands More Federal Resources In Next COVID-19 Relief Legislation For Localities To Hold Safe Elections In November

July 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke at the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration Committee hearing on 2020 general election preparations regarding the need for Congress to provide additional federal resources in the next COVID-19 relief legislation to ensure localities can hold safe elections in November. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Last week, after six decades as one of our nation’s most pre-eminent civil more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How Republican Delays And Disarray Are Preventing Needed Assistance To The American People Who Continue To Struggle Through The Coronavirus Economic And Public Health Crisis

July 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, outlining how Republican delays and disarray are preventing needed assistance to the American people who continue to struggle through the public health and economic crises brought forth by COVID-19. Senator Schumer also urged Senate action on the House-passed Heroes Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:  Democratic Senators returned to Washington on Monday more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Months-Long Delays In Action On The Coronavirus Pandemic And The Need For The Heroes Act

July 21, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, urging Senate action on the House-passed Heroes Act and condemning the months of needless, partisan delays by Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans. Leader Schumer also called for a serious bipartisan response to the ongoing pandemic while Leader McConnell reportedly drafts an insufficient, partisan, corporations-first bill in his office. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass The Heroes Act And Fight The Coronavirus Following Months Of Needless Delays By Senate Republicans

July 20, 2020


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