Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Confirming President Biden’s Team And The Need To Pass The American Rescue Plan As Soon As Possible

February 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass the American Rescue Plan – a bill with overwhelming bipartisan public support that would bring relief to millions of American families. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Instructing Committees To Begin Work On Legislation To Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry, Enable The United States To Out-Compete China And Create American Jobs

February 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a new push for legislation that would boost American competitiveness by investing in our economy and our workers, leverage our alliances abroad, and stop once and for all China's predatory practices. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Yesterday’s Joint HSGAC-Rules Committee Hearing Into The January 6 Capitol Insurrection And The Importance Of Sticking To The Facts

February 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding yesterday’s hearing investigating the violent insurrection on the Capitol. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Overwhelming Support For The American Rescue Plan And The Need To Deliver Big, Bold COVID Relief Legislation

February 24, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to pass the American Rescue Plan to support American families through the ongoing coronavirus economic and public health crisis, help them recover from the economic hardship of the past year, and to set our country on a firm path to recovery. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Joint HSGAC-Rules Committee Hearing To Investigate The Insurrection Of The Capitol

February 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding hearings to investigate the insurrection of the Capitol on January 6th. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Deliver Critical COVID Relief Legislation To Repair The Damage Done

February 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding moving forward with the COVID relief bill that will deliver aid to small businesses, facilitate vaccine distribution, and provide direct relief to struggling Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Forward With The Confirmation Of President Biden’s Cabinet Nominees

February 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm President Biden’s cabinet nominees this week including Linda Thomas-Greenfield as Ambassador to the United Nations and Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Forward COVID Relief Legislation And Announcing Plans To Confirm President Biden’s Cabinet Nominees

February 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate continuing to move toward passing the much-needed COVID relief bill before the expiration of unemployment insurance benefits and laying out Senate action to confirm President Biden’s cabinet nominees this week including Jennifer Granholm to serve as the Secretary of Energy and Dr. Miguel Cardona to serve as the Secretary of Education. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Tragic Milestone of 500,000 Deaths from COVID-19

February 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tragic loss of 500,000 American lives from the COVID-19. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Verdict In The Second Impeachment Trial Of Former President Donald John Trump

February 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following the Senate’s verdict in the trial of  former President Donald Trump. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Officer Goodman Congressional Gold Medal Act And Recognizing Police Officers Who Protected the Capitol on January 6th

February 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a resolution to honor Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman with the Congressional Gold Medal for the courage and bravery he displayed while protecting the Senate from insurrectionists on January 6th. The resolution subsequently passed the Senate by unanimous consent. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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TRANSCRIPT: At A Press Conference With Senators Ossoff And Warnock, Majority Leader Schumer Lays Out Significant COVID-19 Relief Aid They Are Fighting To Deliver To Families In President Biden’s American Rescue Plan

February 11, 2021

Washington, D.C. Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Jon Ossoff (D-GA) and Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) outlined significant efforts to bring COVID-19 relief to Georgia families through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Below are his remarks as delivered, which you can also view here

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Confirmation Of Denis McDonough As VA Secretary And The Importance Of Continuing Work On Cabinet Nominees And COVID Relief

February 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, saying the Senate will continue its work on President Biden’s cabinet nominees and COVID relief along with the impeachment trial. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing A Bipartisan Agreement On The Structure Of The Impeachment Trial Of Donald Trump

February 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan agreement on how the upcoming impeachment trial will proceed. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Statement On Senate Passage Of Budget Resolution, First Step To Quickly Delivering Emergency COVID-19 Relief To Americans

February 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today gave the following remarks after the Senate passed S.Con.Res.5 - a budget resolution that will provide the Senate with the legislative tools to quickly deliver emergency COVID-19 relief to the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:Madam Vice President, thank you so much for being part of this first big step to putting our country back on the road to recovery, and we very much appreciate your being here.I am so more...


Majority Leader Schumer Remarks In Honor Of Senator Murray Casting Her 9,000th Vote

February 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today submitted the following remarks to the Congressional Record in honor of Senator Murray (D-WA) casting 9,000 roll call votes. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks as submitted: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of The Second Impeachment Trial Of Donald J. Trump

February 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the second impeachment trial of former president Donald J. Trump for inciting a violent mob against the Capitol on January 6th. The trial will commence on Tuesday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:A few weeks ago, I laid out the agenda for the Senate’s opening few weeks. First, nominations. Second, major legislation to rescue the American people from the more...


Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass The Budget Resolution Today And The Rescue Plan Needed To Lift The Country Out Of The COVID Crisis

February 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass budget resolution, which the Senate will vote on later in this legislative day, and then taking the next step in passing the rescue plan to lift the country out of the health and economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:One year ago, the United States reported eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19. A few days more...


Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Appointment Of Sonceria “Ann” Berry 35th Secretary Of The Senate

February 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the appointment of longtime Senate staffer Ann Berry as the 35th Secretary of the Senate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, I want to offer congratulations to longtime Senate staffer Ann Berry, who will soon be taking over the responsibilities of the very important job of Secretary of the Senate—this is a position that dates all the way back to more...


Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Lying In Honor Congressional Tribute To U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick

February 3, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke at the Lying in Honor Congressional Tribute to U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian D. Sicknick. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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