Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Vice President Walter Mondale

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Vice President Walter Mondale. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: The Time Has Come To End The Federal Prohibition On Marijuana In This Country

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his support for ending the federal prohibition on marijuana and the disproportionate impact of our drug laws on people of color. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Biden Administration’s Delivery Of Badly Needed Disaster Relief Funds For Puerto Rico Held Up By President Trump And The American Rescue Plan’s Investment In American Families In Puerto Rico

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the release of federal funds for Puerto Rico’s disaster relief, which were appropriated by Congress in 2017 but faced disbursement restrictions under the Trump administration. Senator Schumer also laid out the need to treat Puerto Rico fairly.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Americans To Get Vaccinated, Promoting Critical Investments Made By The American Rescue Plan And Laying Out The Need To Build On That Success By Passing Comprehensive Jobs And Infrastructure Legislation

April 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, applauding the Biden administration for the impressive roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, encouraging all Americans to do their part and get the vaccine, trumpeting the role of the American Rescue Plan in improving the lives of the American people during the pandemic, and laying out the importance of building on that success by passing big, bold jobs and infrastructure legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For The Senate To Act On The Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill This Week

April 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes bill and confirm critical nominations to the Justice Department and the SEC. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks As The Senate Discharges The Nomination Of Vanita Gupta To Be Associate Attorney General For Consideration By The Full Senate

April 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of the vote to discharge President Biden’s nominee for Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta, from the Judiciary Committee, and urged the Senate to confirm Ms. Gupta based on her background and merits. The Senate adopted the motion to discharge the Gupta nomination, moving it to the full Senate for consideration, by a vote of 49-34. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Vote To Advance The Historic And Exemplary Nomination Of Vanita Gupta To Be Associate Attorney General For Full Senate Consideration

April 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s nominee for Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta, and urged the Senate to discharge her nomination from the Judiciary Committee this afternoon. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Moving Forward On The COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

April 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress being made to advance the COVID-19 Hates Crimes Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Vote To Advance The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following the 92-6 vote to move forward with the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Vote To Advance The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following the 92-6 vote to move forward with the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Supporting President Biden’s Plan To Bring American Forces Home From Afghanistan

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, applauding President Biden’s plan to bring American troops home from Afghanistan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Senate To Move Forward With The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act And Announcing Intent To Act On The Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Next Week

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of the vote on proceeding to the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act regarding the importance of passing legislation to respond to the wave of anti-Asian hate across the country. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Surge In Anti-Asian Violence And The Need To Bring Up And Debate The Bringing The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the rising tide of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and the need to vote on whether to take up and debate the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on the Senate floor. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Importance Of Confirming Polly Trottenberg To Be Deputy Secretary Of Transportation And Continuing To Confirm All Of President Biden’s Well-Qualified Nominees

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of continuing to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified nominees, like Polly Trottenberg to serve as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Lying In Honor Congressional Tribute To U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke at the Lying in Honor Congressional Tribute to U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks as delivered:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Strengthening Our Recovery And Creating The Jobs Of The Future With The Big, Bold Investment Of President Biden’s Infrastructure And Jobs Bill

April 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s infrastructure and jobs plan that would build on the historic American Rescue Plan and solidify our recovery. 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 Address The Surge In Anti-Asian Violence By Passing The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act And Continuing The Confirmation Of President Biden’s Well-Qualified Nominees

April 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for the Senate to respond to the wave of Anti-Asian hate crimes by passing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and on the Senate continuing its work to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Remembrance Of Officer William “Billy” Evans

April 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tragic death of Officer William Evans and his upcoming memorial service. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Important Work Completed In The Productive First Work Period Of 2021And Laying Out How The Senate Democratic Majority Will Continue To Make Progress On Other Issues Facing The American People

March 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the important work completed in first few weeks of the 117th Congress and previewed the agenda for the next work period. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Historic Confirmation Vote On Dr. Rachel Levine To Serve As President Biden’s Assistant Secretary Of Health And Human Services

March 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming confirmation vote of Dr. Rachel Levine for Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. She will be the first openly transgender official ever confirmed by the United States Senate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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