Speeches

Senator Casey Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

November 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Following the presidential election and as coronavirus cases across the country continue to climb, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Casey begins by reflecting on the number of Americans lost to COVID-19 and demands the Senate act on a relief bill that will meet the needs of the American people. Senator Casey implores Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to stop denying the results of the presidential more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on Senate Republicans To Join Bipartisan COVID-19 Relief Talks And Introducing The Protect Our Heroes Act To Provide the PPE Our Frontline Workers Need and Deserve

November 18, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, introducing the Protect Our Heroes Act to provide for the purchase large quantities of PPE like N-95 masks for our frontline workers. Senator Schumer also reiterated his call for Leader McConnell to join negotiations on a COVID response bill that meets 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 Firing Of Christopher Krebs And Telling President Trump To Admit The Truth That He Lost The Presidential Election

November 18, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s failure to accept the results of the election. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Reject The Nomination Of Judy Shelton To The Federal Reserve Board

November 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to urge Senators to reject the nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve Board. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on the Senate to Pass A Comprehensive COVID-Response Bill Like The Heroes Act and Urging Senator McConnell To Start Negotiating Bipartisan Legislation

November 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of passing a comprehensive COVID bill that actually meets the needs of the American people. Senator Schumer also urged Republican leader Mitch McConnell to come to the table to negotiate a bipartisan COVID relief bill. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Senate Republicans To Stop Denying Reality And Acknowledge The Election Of Joe Biden As President

November 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to accept President-elect Joe Biden as the next president of the United States. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Instead of working to pull the country back together so that we can fight our common enemy -COVID-19-the Republican majority is spreading conspiracy theories, denying reality, and poisoning the well of our Democracy. It seems like more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Senate To Reject The Nomination Of Judy Shelton To The Federal Reserve Board

November 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reject the nomination of Judy Shelton to the Federal Reserve Board. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Tomorrow, the Senate will vote on the nomination of Judy Shelton to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve. Judy Shelton's views are breathtakingly extreme and retrograde. She actually seems to prefer the economic policies more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On The Senate To Pass A Coronavirus Relief Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

November 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, regarding the urgent need to pass a coronavirus relief bill for the American people. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: COVID-19, as we know unfortunately, has upended nearly every aspect of American life for the better part of a year. But as impatient as we all are for our lives to return to normal, the harsh truth of the matter is that the coming months may be, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks: Every Day That Goes By Without The Republican Party Acknowledging And Accepting The Results Of The Election Is Another Day Americans’ Faith In Our Democracy Declines

November 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican Party’s failure to accept the results of the election and how it is making the American people lose faith in our democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks on Veterans Day

November 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Veterans Day and the importance of recognizing and honoring our heroes. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Senator McConnell To Come To The Table To Negotiate Real COVID Relief Legislation That Meets The Needs Of The American People

November 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor about the need for a comprehensive coronavirus relief bill that meets 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 Election Of Vice President Joseph R. Biden To Be The 46th President Of The United States.

November 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the election of President-elect Joseph Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Senator Schumer also outlined the need to pass a strong, comprehensive COVID-relief bill that meets the needs of the American people. Senator Schumer called on Republican leaders to unequivocally condemn the President's outrageous and false voter fraud rhetoric and work to ensure the peaceful transfer of power more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Nomination Of Judge Amy Coney Barrett To The United States Supreme Court

October 26, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans Ignoring the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic In Their Rush Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court Days Before A Presidential Election Day: “A Travesty for the Senate. A Travesty For The Country.”

October 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor about Senate Republicans’ rush to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court Justice just days before a presidential election day, which has never before happened in the history of this country. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

I want to start today by talking about some breaking news that may, at first glance, not seem relevant to today’s proceedings but in fact is a perfect illustration of how broken this process is. 

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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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