Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Reckless Denigration Of The Working People Of The District Of Columbia As Not “Real People” And President Trump’s Disturbing Focus On Protecting The Names Of Long-Dead Confederate Generals

July 2, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for representation for D.C. residents and condemned Senate Republicans’ reckless denigration of the working people of the District of Columbia as not “real people.” Senator Schumer also discussed President Trump’s disturbing focus on protecting the names of long-dead confederate generals confederate generals who fought against the United States in support of the preservation more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Failure To Confront The Coronavirus And Republicans’ Obstruction Of Coronavirus Legislation During Record Number Of New Cases

July 2, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s failure to adequately confront the coronavirus and Senate Republicans’ obstruction of COVID relief legislation during record new outbreaks. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Two numbers sum up the state of America today: 52,788, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases yesterday, and 1.4 million, the number of unemployment claims filed more...


At DPCC Hearing On D.C. Statehood, Schumer Calls Out Republicans For Saying D.C. Residents Are Not “Real People,” Says D.C. Statehood Is A Matter of Democracy

July 1, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined Senate Democrats, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), Mayor Muriel Bowser, and D.C. residents and officials to discuss the need for representation for D.C. residents and pushed for action on D.C. statehood legislation, the Washington D.C. Admission Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Thank you Senator Stabenow, and thank you for putting this great thing together. I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Senate Republicans Blocking The American Dream And Promise Act

July 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today took to the Senate floor with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) to attempt to immediately pass the bipartisan House-passed American Dream and Promise Act, which would establish a path to citizenship for DACA recipients and immigrants with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED). Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) objected to the unanimous consent motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:I am here to urge my colleagues on the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Threat To Veto Defense Legislation To Prevent The Renaming Of United States Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

July 1, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s threat to veto the National Defense Authorization Act over the renaming of military bases currently named after confederate generals who fought against the United States in support of the preservation of the institution of slavery. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Last night, President Trump threatened to veto the National Defense more...


Schumer Remarks On New Schumer-Wyden Legislation To Extend Expanded Unemployment Insurance & Require Program Continue Providing Benefits Until Each State’s Economic Conditions Improve

July 1, 2020

Schumer Also Discussed Senate Democrats’ Successful Efforts to Secure Senate-Passage Of Legislation To Extend PPP Program Through Aug. 8Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, introducing a bold new plan to extend unemployment insurance in times of economic calamity. Senator Schumer also discussed Senate Democrats’ successful efforts to secure the Senate passage of legislation to extend the Payment Protection Program through August more...


Schumer Remarks After Senate Dems Secure Senate-Passage Of Legislation To Extend PPP Program Through August 8

June 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor shortly after Senate Democrats successfully pushed through legislation that would extend the Paycheck Protection Program through August 8th. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:And let me salute Senator Cardin and Senator Shaheen for bringing this measure to the floor and forcing our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to relent, who originally, of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Urgent And Necessary Action On Coronavirus Legislation Following Months Of Republican

June 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling for urgent and necessary action on coronavirus relief legislation following months of Republican obstruction. Senator Schumer also announced that Senate Democrats will attempt to immediately pass desperately-needed funding for election security, education, and nursing homes. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: The number of new COVID-19 cases more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Immediate Answers From The Trump Admin On Reports Of Russian Bounties On U.S. Troops In Afghanistan And When The President Was First Told This Information

June 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, demanding immediate answers from the Trump administration following public reporting on intelligence that Russia placed bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, there are thousands, thousands, of American service members in Afghanistan defending us from terrorist organizations and their sponsors. They are joined by more...


Schumer Floor Remarks As Republican Senator Blocks Needed Assistance To State And Local Governments To Continue Essential Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today took to the Senate floor with Senate Democrats to attempt to immediately pass desperately-needed assistance to state and local governments struggling to provide essential services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) objected to the unanimous consent motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now, we are a long way off from beating COVID-19, and our communities need federal relief as soon as more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Unnecessary And Harmful Delays Of Further Action On The Coronavirus Pandemic And Policing Reform

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, denouncing Senate Republicans for their failed sense of urgency to address the coronavirus health and economic crises and public outcry necessitating bold and comprehensive policing reform legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now, finally on COVID-19. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to surge in several states. Florida, Texas, and Arizona are more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Answers & An All Senators Briefing On Reports Of Russian Bounties On U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, demanding all Senators receive an immediate briefing following public reporting that Russia placed bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and calling for public answers as to the extent of President Trump’s knowledge of this reported intelligence. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now on Russia. On Friday, the New York Times and other media outlets reported more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Louisiana Anti-Abortion Law

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, discussing the Supreme Court decision to block Louisiana’s restrictive abortion law. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:This morning, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have restricted abortion providers so severely that Louisiana would have been left with only a single clinic. These types of laws have popped up in state after state as a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of House Passage Of The Justice In Policing Act And Demanding A Serious And Bipartisan Response To The Spiking Coronavirus Pandemic

June 25, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today on the Senate floor spoke in advance of the House passage of the Justice in Policing Act and demanded a serious and bipartisan response to the spiking coronavirus pandemic. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the House of Representatives will pass the Justice in Policing Act, a comprehensive, strong bill to bring lasting change to police departments across America; and tackle the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Opposition To Senate GOP’s Irrevocably Flawed Policing Bill; Schumer Demands Bipartisan Talks To Produce Meaningful Policing Reform Legislation

June 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the Senate Republican’s irrevocably flawed policing bill. Senator Schumer also demanded bipartisan talks to produce meaningful policing reform legislation that meets the moment. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: The names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery continue to ring in the nation’s ears, a searing reminder of the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Serious Policing Reform And The Shortcomings Of the Republican Policing Bill

June 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, laying out the shortcomings of the Republican policing reform proposal and called for bipartisan talks on a real legislative solution. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: The past few months have been among the most wrenching and tumultuous in recent memory. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding A Full Investigation Into The Firing Of US Attorney For SDNY Geoffrey Berman

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, demanding a full investigation into false statements made by Attorney General Barr and the Trump administration’s firing of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:On another matter—there’s so much trouble this administration is in it’s hard to count, and you probably need several hours to document and talk more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For The Withdrawal Of Circuit Court Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson Over Anti-Civil Rights Record

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging the withdrawal of Circuit Court Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson over his anti-civil rights record. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Finally, today, Leader McConnell will move forward with the nomination of Mr. Cory Wilson to serve a lifetime appointment on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Mr. Wilson is an avowed opponent of the nation’s health care law, calling it more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Refusal To Reckon With The Facts Of The Coronavirus Pandemic As States Face New Outbreaks And The Failure Of The Administration To Spend $14 Billion On Contact Tracing And COVID Testing

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s remarks that he told his administration he wants to “slow the testing down,” and the administration’s failure to use the $14 billion in congressionally-appropriated funding for contact tracing and coronavirus testing. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Over the past several weeks, there has been an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Police Reform Legislation

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans’ police reform legislation, and laid out the shortcomings of the Republican proposal. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The American people are crying out for major, significant changes in policing in this country. Being killed by the police is now the sixth-leading cause of death for young men in America, and young Black men more...

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