Speeches

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...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Failure of Trump Administration to Vet Nominees, the Appropriations Process, and the Need to Protect Mueller Investigation from Political Interference

April 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to thoroughly vet Trump administration nominees, returning to regular order for the appropriations process, and the need to respect Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and the Russia probe:Now, Madam President, tomorrow, the Rules Committee will markup Senator Lankford’s resolution to change the rules on the consideration of nominations to benefit the Senate majority. Of course, the majority in the Senate more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Impending Talks With Kim Jong-Un And The Need To Protect Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation

April 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding diplomacy with North Korea and the need to protect the integrity of the Special Counsel’s ongoing investigation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Now, let me begin by addressing the administration’s ongoing effort to secure a diplomatic deal in North Korea to achieve the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.It is a worthy and ambitious goal. Indeed, we should all root for a diplomatic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy And Pursuing A Tough Course Of Action Against China On Trade

April 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's foreign policy with respect to Russia and North Korea, labeling China a currency manipulator, and the need to pursue bipartisan legislation for the American worker and the middle class. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: First, Mr. President, I'd like to send my most heartfelt condolences to the Bush family, for the passing of the former first lady, Barbara Bush. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, President Trump’s Inability To Stand Up To Russia, And Tax Day

April 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for bipartisan tribal legislation, the president’s behavior toward Russia and Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation, and the Republican tax bill :Madam President, first, a brief comment on the Tribal Labor Sovereignty Act, which failed to move forward in the Senate last night. Indian Affairs has very rarely found its way to the floor of the Senate, despite a number of pressing issues facing Indian more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need to Protect Deputy AG Rosenstein And Special Counsel Mueller, And The Increase In Stock Buybacks As A Result Of The GOP Tax Law

April 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass the bipartisan legislation protecting Deputy AG Rosenstein and Special Counsel Mueller, and the stock buybacks that have resulted from the GOP Tax Law. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, over the past two weeks, we’ve seen increasingly worrisome signs that President Trump is willing to fire the Special Counsel in charge of the investigation into Russian more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Speaker Ryan’s Decision To Leave Congress And The Need For Legislation To Protect Special Counsel Mueller

April 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding Speaker Ryan’s decision not to seek re-election and the need to pass legislation that would protect Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Mr. President. Before I get into the substance of my remarks, I’d remind our dear friend, our Majority Leader that the vast majority of the benefits of this tax break - this tax cut -- went to the wealthiest more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Response To The FBI Raid Of His Personal Lawyer And The Need To Protect Special Counsel Mueller

April 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to protect Special Counsel Mueller in the wake of the FBI raid of President Trump’s personal lawyer. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, yesterday, FBI agents, at the direction of the US Attorney of the Southern District of NY, seized information from President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.It was reported that the referral to the US Attorney’s office more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on Administrator Pruitt to Resign, New Deficit Projections from CBO

April 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding scandals within the EPA and new deficit projections from the CBO. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, let me welcome back my fellow senators after a productive state work period. And let me also welcome our newest senator, Cindy Hyde-Smith, the Junior Senator from Mississippi. She is the first woman to represent the state of Mississippi, and I welcome her warmly to this more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Retirement Of Senator Cochran, The Omnibus Spending Bill, And Trade Sanctions On China

March 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of Senator Thad Cochran, reaching an agreement on the omnibus spending bill, and the president’s trade sanctions on China. Below are his remarks.Mr. President, I have a few items to address this morning, but first I’d like to recognize our dear friend from Mississippi, the senior senator, who will be delivering his farewell speech today. Senator Thad Cochran has served in more...

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