Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Victims Of The Jersey City Shooting, The Need For GOP’s “Conspiracy Caucus” To Accept The Facts, Opposing The Nomination Of Lawrence VanDyke To The Ninth Circuit, And The Failure Of The Trump-Republican Tax Law

December 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor in response to the shooting yesterday in Jersey City, NJ. Senator Schumer also called on Senate Republicans and Attorney General Barr to accept the facts and stop spreading reckless conspiracy theories. In addition, he urged his Senate colleagues to reject the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and detailed how the Trump-Republican Tax Law has failed the American people more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Leader McConnell And Senate Republicans To Allow A Vote On The DETER Act, A Bipartisan Election Security Bill

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to allow a vote on the bipartisan election security DETER Act. Following Senator Chris Van Hollen's (D-MD) unanimous consent request to pass the critical election security legislation, Republican Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) blocked its passage. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here. I want to thank my colleague from Maryland for his diligence more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Republicans To Stop Spreading Debunked Conspiracy Theories, The Inclusion Of Paid Parental Leave For Federal Employees In The NDAA, And Senate Dems’ Effort To Save Net Neutrality

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the report stating the Department of Justice's Inspector General found no political bias in the FBI probe into the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia and urged Republicans to stop spreading debunked conspiracy theories, ahead of Pres. Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Senator Schumer also applauded a bipartisan agreement to include paid parental leave for federal workers more...


Schumer Remarks: DOJ IG Report Should Serve As A Wake-Up Call To Senate Republicans’ “Conspiracy Caucus”

December 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference about the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Russia inquiry. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:For years, President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress and the media have speculated wildly about “deep state” conspiracies against his presidency. They are based on the claim that the FBI opened an more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The House Proceeding With Articles Of Impeachment, The Need For Senate GOP To Stop Spreading Putin’s Propaganda, Trump Administration’s Proposal To Require U.S. Citizens Undergo Facial Scans At Airports, And Applauding House Passage Of Robocall Legislation

December 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor after the House of Representatives announced it will proceed with articles of impeachment. Senator Schumer also urged Senate Republicans to stop spreading the unsupported and false narrative promoted by Russia that Ukraine was responsible for 2016 meddling after the Justice Department's inspector general found no evidence that the FBI probe into the Trump campaign was a setup. In addition, he spoke more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Passage Of The FUTURE Act

December 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor after the United States Senate unanimously passed the FUTURE Act, which would secure critical funding to minority-serving institutions. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: First, let me thank my colleagues, the Senators from South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington State, Alabama, and Delaware for their hard work on this very important issue. I appreciated their words and, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Solidarity With Jewish Communities After Jersey City Shooting, On The Need To Use Facts Not Conspiracies In The House Impeachment Inquiry, And On The Failure Of The Trump-Republican Tax Law

December 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today stood on the Senate floor in solidarity with the Jewish communities following the shooting in Jersey City, NJ. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the need for Republicans to stop spreading conspiracy theories and instead listen to facts in the impeachment inquiry. In addition, he detailed how the Trump-Republican Tax Law has failed the American people in light of the second anniversary of its passage later this month. Below are more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The House Intelligence Committee’s Report, The Need For Senate GOP To Stop Spreading Putin’s Propaganda, And The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process

December 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the House Intelligence Committee report on the evidence gathered in the impeachment inquiry and urged Senate Republicans to stop spreading the unsupported and false narrative promoted by Russia that Ukraine was responsible for 2016 meddling. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the need for a bipartisan appropriations process. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration's Heartless, Cruel Plan To Take Food Assistance Benefits Away From Hundreds Of Thousands Of Americans

December 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding reports that the Trump administration has finalized a heartless rule that would cut hundreds of thousands off the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP). Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the Trump administration announced it had completed a new rule that would potentially throw hundreds of thousands of needy Americans off food assistance. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Senate Republicans To Stop Spreading Putin’s Propaganda, Urging Leader McConnell To Reverse Opposition To Inclusion Of Election Security In The NDAA, And On The Retirement Of Sen. Isakson

December 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called on Senate Republicans to stop spreading the unsupported and false narrative promoted by Russia that Ukraine was responsible for 2016 meddling and urged Leader McConnell to include bipartisan election security legislation in the National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the upcoming retirement of Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), for whom a bipartisan lunch will be held today. Below are more...


Senator Tester Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

November 22, 2019

"Our nation's veterans have made many sacrifices for the freedoms that we enjoy," said Senator Tester. "And in return for their service, we have an obligation to ensure that these men and women receive the quality benefits that they have earned. But the Trump Administration- while claiming to support our veterans, has turned their backs on them, blocking benefits for those who suffered from illnesses related to the exposure to Agent Orange." Washington, D.C. - As Senate Democrats continue to more...


Schumer Urges Courts To Quickly Resolve Cases Involving Subpoenas For Witnesses In House Impeachment Inquiry, Says Individuals Who Claim To Have Exculpatory Evidence About the President’s Conduct Should Testify Under Oath

November 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging courts to quickly resolve cases involving subpoenas for witnesses in the House impeachment inquiry. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, the Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, provided some of the most significant testimony in the House impeachment inquiry to date. Ambassador Sondland asserted a "quid pro quo" linking the offer of a White House more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process & Passage Of The FUTURE Act, New DIA Assessment That Says President Trump’s Precipitous Withdrawal From Syria Has Strengthened ISIS, And Urging Republicans To Include Election Interference Sanctions And Other Key Provisions In The NDAA

November 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for a bipartisan appropriations process and blasted Senate Republicans for blocking critical funding for minority-serving institutions. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the new Defense Intelligence Agency assessment that confirms President Trump's precipitous withdrawal of troops from Syria has strengthened the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). In addition, he urged Senate Republicans to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Examine The Facts In The House Impeachment Inquiry And Lamenting President Trump’s Refusal To Do Anything to Pass Major Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation

November 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Republicans to stop smearing witnesses without evidence or substantiation and instead commit to examining the facts in the House impeachment inquiry. Senator Schumer also called out President Trump for his refusal to work with Democrats on major, bipartisan infrastructure legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here. Now, this morning, the American people will hear more more...


Schumer Calls For Swift Senate Passage Of Bipartisan Legislation Reaffirming American Support For Human Rights And Democracy In Hong Kong

November 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the latest reports regarding the protests in Hong Kong. Senator Schumer called on President Trump and his administration to voice support for the protestors. He also urged Leader McConnell to put the bipartisan Senate bill reaffirming American support for human rights and democracy in Hong Kong up for debate and vote. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here. Over the past few more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Inviting President Trump To Testify Under Oath Before The House Impeachment Inquiry, Urging Leader McConnell To End His Legislative Graveyard, And Demanding The Trump Administration Stop Caving to Special Interests on Guns, Vaping and the Threat Posed to American Security Interests By Huawei

November 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging that if he wants to present evidence contrary to what the public has already heard from the House impeachment inquiry, President Trump should testify rather than hiding behind Twitter. Senator Schumer also urged Leader McConnell to end his legislative graveyard. In addition, Senator Schumer demanded that the Trump Administration stand up special interests to support the American people by bucking the NRA to more...


Schumer Floor Statement On Senate Passage Of Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act

November 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today gave the following floor remarks after the United States Senate unanimously passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act: I want to sincerely thank my colleagues. This has been a great bipartisan moment on the floor of the Senate for a very important issue. I want to thank particularly my colleagues from Florida, Senator Rubio, Maryland, Senator Cardin, New Jersey, Senator Menendez, and Idaho, Senator Risch, as well as all more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Leader McConnell To End His Legislative Graveyard, Supporting The Appeals Court Ruling Reaffirming Congress’ Oversight Authority Of The President’s Tax Returns, Calling On Chief Of Staff Mulvaney To Reverse His Efforts To Deny Comprehensive Health Care To Veterans Affected By Agent Orange, And Outlining A New Report On Trump Mismanagement Of Agriculture Program To Favor Southern Farmers And Foreign Agribusiness Over Small Farmers

November 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Leader McConnell to end his legislative graveyard. Senator Schumer also said that the appeals court ruling in Mazars v. Trump should be upheld by the Supreme Court. In addition, Senator Schumer demanded that Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney reverse course on his efforts to deny comprehensive health coverage to veterans who have suffered from Agent Orange because of their service in the Vietnam War and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Republicans To Examine The Facts In House Impeachment Inquiry

November 14, 2019

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the latest revelations in the House impeachment inquiry following the public testimony of George Kent and Ambassador William Taylor during which Taylor testified that an aide heard a phone call during which the president made clear he cared more about Ukraine investigating his political rivals than about helping Ukraine. Senator Schumer also urged Republicans to pay attention and examine the facts so that more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senators Reject Nomination Of Steven Menashi To The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals In New York

November 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging his Senate colleagues to reject the nomination of Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the Senate will vote on the confirmation, and in all likelihood vote to confirm, Steven Menashi to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Menashi is one of the most contemptible nominees to come before the more...

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