Speeches

Schumer Remarks At Press Event With Republican Rep. Peter King Urging Leader McConnell To Put The Bipartisan House-Passed Background Checks Bill On The Senate Floor For A Vote ASAP

August 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today held a joint press conference with Republican Rep. Peter King at a Walmart in Westbury, New York, urging Leader McConnell to put the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill on the Senate floor for a vote ASAP. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now we're here today amidst the continued national mourning for the horrible loss of life of Americans in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. We just learned the death toll more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Passing Of The Bipartisan Budget Caps Agreement

August 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the passing of the bipartisan budget caps agreement. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Mr. President, in a short time, the Senate will vote on final passage of a bipartisan agreement to lift the budget caps for two years and extend the debt ceiling. It's an agreement that will strengthen our national security, provide our troops with the resources they need to do a very difficult and often more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Immediate Passage Of The Bipartisan Budget Caps Agreement, Urging President Trump To Stay Tough On China, The Need For Action On Election Security, The First-Ever Climate Title In A Transportation Reauthorization Bill, And Republican’s Sabotage Of Our Health Care System

July 31, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling for the immediate passage of the bipartisan budget caps agreement, urging President Trump to stay tough on China during trade negotiations, the need for action on election security, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works' passing of the first-ever climate title in a transportation reauthorization bill, and the Republican's sabotage of our health care system. Below are his remarks, which can also more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Immediate Passage Of The Bipartisan Budget Caps Agreement, Election Security Legislation, And Temporary Protected Status For Venezuelans Residing In The U.S.

July 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the immediate passage of the bipartisan budget caps agreement, election security legislation, and Temporary Protected Status for Venezuelans residing in the U.S. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now Madame President, the Senate has just a few more days this week to pass legislation to lift the budget caps and extend the debt ceiling before the summer state work period. As the minority more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Leader McConnell To Stop Blocking Efforts To Pass Bipartisan Election Security Legislation, Opposing The Nomination Of Rep. Ratcliffe To Be Director Of National Intelligence, Supporting Continued Pressure On China And The Need To Pass Commonsense Gun Safety Legislation

July 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's continued resistance to pass bipartisan election security legislation, opposition to the nomination of President Trump's blind supporter Rep. Ratcliffe to be Director of National Intelligence, the importance of maintaining pressure on China and the need for commonsense gun safety legislation. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now, a few minutes ago, the majority more...


Leader McConnell Blocks Schumer Attempt To Pass Bipartisan, House- Passed Legislation To Secure U.S. Elections

July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today went to the Senate floor to make a unanimous consent request to immediately pass the Securing America's Federal Elections Act (SAFE Act) HR2722, which is bipartisan, House-passed election security legislation necessary to secure our democracy ahead of the 2020 elections. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) objected to the request blocking this critical election security legislation, even after Special Counsel Robert more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans Blocking Bipartisan Election Security Legislation, Republican Deficit Hypocrisy, Senator Whitehouse’s 250th Speech On Climate Change, And The Resignation Of Puerto Rico’s Governor

July 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans blocking bipartisan election security legislation, Republican deficit hypocrisy, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse's 250th speech on the subject of climate change, and the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now yesterday, as we all know, former Counsel Mueller testified before two House committees. I believe it was crucial for the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Passage Of A Permanent Reauthorization Of The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund And The Need To Bring Bipartisan Election Security Legislation To The Floor

July 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of a permanent reauthorization of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's testimony, and the need to bring bipartisan election security legislation to the floor. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Well it's the morning after, and it's a happy morning after because the 9/11 bill passed. And now it's on its way to the president's desk. My more...


Schumer Remarks Following Senate Passage Of Permanent Authorization For The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference with 9/11 first responders, survivors, and their families following the Senate 97-2 vote to pass the legislation to permanently extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. "Thank you Senator Gillibrand, and let me thank you for the amazing job you have done. She worked the floor endlessly, getting names that we never thought, like Cotton and Cruz, who could be on more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Democrats’ Visit To Southern Border Facilities, Bipartisan Budget Caps Agreement, And Upcoming Senate Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Fix Legislation

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats’ visit to southern border facilities, the bipartisan budget caps agreement, and an upcoming Senate vote on the House-passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund fix legislation. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Last Friday, I went with a group of Senate Democrats to visit several detention centers at our southern border, including the Border Patrol facility at McAllen and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Senate To Permanently Reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming Senate vote on the legislation to permanently extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. M. President, I'm speaking on the bill as well as the amendments. In a short time, the Senate will vote on and pass a permanent reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. In my short time here on the floor, I can't do justice to the years upon more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Campaign Rally Last Night, Leader McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard, Calling For An Investigation Into The Dangers Of FaceApp, And An Upcoming Trip By Democratic Senators To View Conditions At The Border

July 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's statements insulting Democratic Congresswomen at his rally in North Carolina last night, the Senate's failure to pass the 9/11 Victim Fund legislation due to Sen. Rand Paul's actions, the dangers of FaceApp, and an upcoming trip by Democratic Senators to view conditions at the border. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now Madam President, last night we saw the more...


Schumer Remarks After Republican Senator Blocked House-Passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation

July 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today blasted Republican Senator Rand Paul's objection to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) request for the Senate to pass the House-passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation. In his remarks, Schumer urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put the bill, which passed the House of Representatives last week with more than 400 votes, on the floor for a vote immediately. First, let me thank my friend, the Senator from New more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Justice John Paul Stevens And Leader McConnell’s Refusal To Act On Climate Change, Health Care, Voting Rights, And Other Important Legislation, Turning The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

July 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing and legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens and Leader McConnell's refusal to act on climate change, health care, voting rights, and other critical legislation, turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Last night we received the news, the sad news, that Justice John Paul Stevens passed away at the age of ninety-nine. A son of the greatest more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Sen. McConnell To Bring The House-Passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation To The Senate Floor ASAP

July 15, 2019

Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Sen. McConnell To Bring The House-Passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation To The Senate Floor ASAP Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Sen. McConnell to hold a vote in the Senate on the House-passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund legislation. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. On another matter, last Friday, in an overwhelming bipartisan vote, I'm happy to say the House reauthorized the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Failure To Condemn President Trump’s Statements Insulting Democratic Congresswomen

July 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republicans' failure to condemn President Trump's statements insulting Democratic Congresswomen. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Well Mr. President, over the weekend, President Trump launched a series of insults at Democratic congresswomen, suggesting they "go back" to the countries they came from, despite the fact that three of the four were born in the United States and that more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Attempts To Add A Citizenship Question To The 2020 Census, Reported Mass Deportation Raids, Senate Democrats’ New Legislation Amid Continued Family Separations And Reports Of Inhumane Conditions, Neglect At Border Facilities, And The Need For The President To Stay Tough Against China

July 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's attempts to create an executive order to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a new report that the president is ordering ICE to resume plans to carry out mass deportation raids over the weekend, Senate Democrats to introduce the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act amid continued family separations and reports of inhumane conditions and treatment of families and children at more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Report Of Sexual Assault And Inhumane Treatment Of Migrant Children At The Border, The White House’s Social Media Summit, Today’s All-Senator Briefing On Election Security, And The Stakes Of The Health Care Lawsuit, Texas V. United States

July 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a new report of sexual assault and inhumane treatment of migrant children at Arizona border stations, the White House's social media summit, today's all-Senator briefing on election security and the need to take action to prevent interference in future elections, and the stakes of Texas v. United States. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Now, Mr. President, a new report from NBC News last more...


Schumer Remarks And Photos From Senate And House Democrats’ Event Showing The Faces Of Americans Who Would Be Hurt By Trump Republican Anti-Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

July 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, on the day of oral arguments in the Trump administration-backed Texas v. U.S. lawsuit in the Fifth Circuit Court-Republicans' latest assault on our health care law-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats showed the faces of Americans who would be harmed if the Trump administration and Republicans succeed in their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. Senate more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On His Invitation For The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team To Visit U.S. Senate, The Beginning of Oral Arguments In Texas V. United States, The Need for Action On Election Security, And President Trump’s Recent Attacks On Fox News

July 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Megan Rapinoe's acceptance of his invitation for the USWNT to visit the U.S. Senate, the beginning of oral arguments in Texas v. United States today, the need for action on election security, and President Trump's recent attacks on Fox News. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Madam President, yesterday, I sent a letter to U.S. Soccer that officially invited the U.S. Women's Soccer team to more...

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