Speeches

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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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On The Senate Organizing Resolution And Instructing All Relevant Committees To Hold Hearings On The Climate Crisis In Preparation For Enacting President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

February 3, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on the Senate organizing resolution, which will allow Democrats to begin preparation for enacting President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Senator Schumer also announced that he has instructed all relevant incoming committee chairs to conduct hearings on the climate crisis. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: We Are United In Our Resolve To Deliver On A Rescue Plan That Provides The American People The Relief They So Desperately Need.

February 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding advancing the budget resolution as a first step towards the desperately needed $1.9 trillion dollar COVID-19 rescue package. Senator Schumer urged members not to lose sight of what this legislation will mean for the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Yesterday afternoon, the Senate took the first step in preparing a rescue package for an more...


Majority Leader Schumer Remarks On Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick Lying In Honor

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the heroic actions of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who will lie in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Remarks Calling On The Senate To Confirm Alejandro Mayorkas As DHS Secretary And Mayor Pete Buttigieg As Secretary Of Transportation Later Today

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming confirmation votes for Alejandro Mayorkas to be Secretary of Homeland Security and for Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of Transportation.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Remarks On The Urgent Need To Begin the Process of Passing COVID Relief Legislation By Advancing the Budget Resolution Today

February 2, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to move forward with this budget resolution as a step in delivering the legislative tools to get bold relief to the American people.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Remarks On The Situation In Myanmar

February 1, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the concerns over the current situation in Myanmar.  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 Act Big On The Coronavirus Pandemic And Filing A Budget Resolution, The First Step In Giving Congress An Additional Legislative Tool To Quickly Pass COVID Relief

February 1, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to act big to provide the relief the American people need from the coronavirus economic and public health crisis. Today, Majority Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi filed a budget resolution, which will provide the legislative tools necessary to pass bold COVID-relief legislation. Senator Schumer pointed out that this same process has been used to make law on a bipartisan basis many times in recent years and stressed that serious COVID relief, too, should be the work of both Democrats and Republicans. 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 Confirm Mayorkas, Buttigieg And Press Forward On Nominations To President Biden’s Cabinet As Quickly As Possible

February 1, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of  confirming Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security and Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation, who will be confirmed by the Senate tomorrow, and to further process President Biden’s cabinet nominees.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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