Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Singapore Summit

June 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s summit in Singapore with Chairman Kim Jong-Un. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Madam President. Before I begin my remarks, I want to congratulate our Republican Leader on becoming the longest-serving Republican Leader in the Senate. My friend Leader McConnell reached that historic milestone today.It is no secret that we disagree on a whole lot of issues, both more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate’s Effort To Overturn Dangerous ZTE Deal, Judicial Nominations, The Repeal Of Net Neutrality, And The Trump Administration’s Refusal To Protect Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

June 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s effort to overturn the dangerous ZTE deal, judicial nominations, the repeal of net neutrality, and the Trump administration’s refusal to protect those with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, this week the Senate continues its consideration of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. Among important provisions related to our more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Effort To Block The Deal Reached With ZTE, The Defense Bill, And The Need For The President To Abide By The Law

June 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding efforts to block the deal reached with ZTE, the defense bill, and the need for the president to abide by the law. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:On my colleague from North Carolina on if I agree with what he said, I definitely do. I think that Erdogan is doing very bad things to the Turkish people, to the NATO alliance, and to the Middle East. He’s had a vehemently anti-Israel position, and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Making Health Care A Priority For August And Trade Negotiations With China

June 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Democrats’ health care agenda for August and the need to be tough on China on trade. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, yesterday, the Majority Leader announced that the Senate would remain in session during much of the planned August recess. President Trump tweeted: “Great, maybe the Democrats will finally get something done other than their acceptance of High Crime and High more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The President’s Attempts To Interfere With The Russia Investigation, Judicial Nominations, And Trump Admin Policies Raising Costs On American Families

June 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor on the need for the president to not act above the law regarding the Russia investigation, the importance of steering clear of partisan judicial nominees, and the impact the Trump administration’s policies are having on American families. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Over the past few weeks, Madam President, we’ve all endured the increasingly novel legal theories dreamt up by the president and his more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Dangerous Comments On The Russia Probe, The Upcoming Summit Between President Trump And Kim Jong-un, And Proposed Health Care Rate Increases

June 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s recent comments on the Russia probe, the upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, and proposed health care rate increases. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madame President, first let me welcome you and all of my colleagues back from another productive state work period. I traveled a good deal around my state, spoke at a bunch of graduations, and found it more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On North Korea, DOJ and FBI Briefings, Ebola Funding, and Memorial Day

May 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the US withdrawal from a summit with North Korea, today’s DOJ and FBI briefings, the proposed recession of Ebola funding, and Memorial Day. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Madame President. So, this morning I’d like to address four issues, at varying lengths: the recent news on the North Korea summit, the Russia probe, the proposed rescission of Ebola funding, and a word more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Klobuchar-Blunt Legislation, The Need To Hold A Bipartisan Gang Of Eight Briefing With DOJ And FBI, And Taking Action On Rising Gas Prices

May 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Klobuchar-Blunt proposal to overhaul how Congress handles workplace harassment, the need to hold a Gang of Eight briefing with the Department of Justice and the FBI on information regarding the Russia investigation, and a desire for the president to take action on rising gas prices in America. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:First, Mr. President, some good news. As the Majority more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Deal To Save ZTE And Teachers’ Pay

May 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s weak approach to Chinese telecom company, ZTE and the importance of fair pay for teachers. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: “First, let me thank my friend from Georgia for being able to go, and my friend from Illinois, who’s been passionate, strong, and effective when it comes to these for-profit colleges, and he laid out a strong case. But let me just make one more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The School Shooting In Santa Fe, TX, Urging President Trump To Remain Tough On China, And The President’s Request For A DOJ Investigation

May 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the recent school shooting in Santa Fe, TX, urging President Trump to remain tough on China, and the president’s request for a DOJ investigation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, on Friday morning, there was yet another school shooting in America; another community torn apart by senseless violence; another week when parents must bury their children. We are more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The First Year Of The Mueller Investigation, The Deficit, And Net Neutrality

May 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of protecting the Mueller investigation as it enters its second year, the deficit, and the fight to restore net neutrality. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Madame President, and before I get into the substance of my remarks, I always listen diligently to my friend from Kentucky. There’s a number missing from his charts, $1.5 trillion. The reason we don’t more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Net Neutrality

May 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to preserve net neutrality:Madame President, now as the minority, we typically cannot move legislation on the floor without the consent of the Majority Leader. But under the rules governing Congressional Review, any group of 30 Senators can petition to discharge a CRA - a Congressional Review Act - from the committee and bring it up on the floor, subject to a majority vote. That’s what more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging President Trump To Stand Strong In Face Of Kim Jong-Un Threats To Withdraw From Summit, The Judiciary Committee Report On The Trump-Russia Investigation, The President’s Broken Promise On Rising Prescription Drug Prices, And Police Week

May 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding Police Week, American foreign policy in regards to North Korea, the Republicans on the Judiciary Committee’s recently released report on the Russia investigation, and President Trump’s failure to deliver for the middle class regarding rising prescription drug prices. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, this week is “Police Week.” It’s a time to honor the brave men and women more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Judicial Nominees And The President’s Failure To Deliver For America’s Middle Class

May 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s politically extreme judicial nominees and the president’s continuing failure to deliver on promises he’s made to the American people. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, last night, the Judiciary Committee announced that it would be voting on a slate of judicial nominees, including Andrew Oldham, a nominee for the Fifth Circuit, and Wendy Vitter, a nominee more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Senator Reid’s Surgery, President Trump’s Reversal on Chinese Trade Policy, and Rising Gas Prices

May 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Former Senator Harry Reid’s successful surgery, President Trump’s reversal on Chinese trade policy, and rising gas prices. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madame President, I recently heard that my dear friend Harry Reid has just gotten out of an operation to treat pancreatic cancer. I’ve spoken to his family. It seems that everything went well with the operation. The doctors say more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Respecting the Tradition of Blue Slips, American Foreign Policy with North Korea and Iran, and High Prescription Drug Prices

May 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to respect the tradition of blue slips, the release of American hostages form North Korea, the president’s decision to exit from the Iran nuclear deal, and the need to address the rising cost of prescription drugs in America. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, later today, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Michael Brennan to the 7th Circuit over more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Release of North Korea’s American Hostages, the Need to Respect the Tradition of Blue Slips, and Net Neutrality

May 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the return of American hostages from North Korea, the need to respect the bipartisan tradition of blue slips, and restoring net neutrality. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Mr. President. Now first, I want to spend a moment in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week.I’m sure everyone here remembers a teacher who inspired them, challenged them, and propelled them to greater more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Republican Refusal to Honor the Blue Slip Tradition, Rising Health Care Costs in Maryland and Virginia, and the Increase in Stock Buybacks as a Result of the GOP Tax Law

May 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republican refusal to honor the blue slip tradition, rising health care costs in Maryland and Virginia, and the increase in stock buybacks as a result of the GOP tax law. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Mr. President. Now first, we recently we got some terribly sad news. Michael Beaver, an assistant Parliamentarian here in the Senate, passed away unexpectedly last week. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks in Response to President Trump’s Interview, on the Need to Protect the Special Counsel’s Investigation, Healthcare, and the Opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice

April 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s interview, the need to protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, our healthcare system, and the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madame President, I watched the president on TV this morning, and like most Americans - so many Americans - I was aghast. The president seems to live in an alternative reality. He more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on President Trump’s Nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State

April 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the president’s nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Before I begin, I want to welcome the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, who just finished his address before a Joint Session of Congress. His words were timely - particularly his admonition to reject the false idols of our time: isolationism, cynicism. He argued that if we are more...

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