Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks on Gun Safety Legislation and Net Neutrality

February 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding gun safety legislation and Congress’ opportunity to restore net neutrality. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere:Mr. President, in the wake of the horrific shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook, there has been a national conversation about the epidemic of gun violence in this country. It’s being led by a group of brave high school students, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Florida School Shooting and the Immigration Debate

February 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the school shooting in Parkland, Florida and the immigration debate. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, I rise this morning with a heavy heart for the people of Parkland, Florida and Stoneman Douglas High School, where yesterday, 17 Americans were killed in the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook.It was the 18th school shooting this year, Mr. President. We’re only halfway through February.Again, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Immigration Debate and Taxes

February 14, 2018

Mr. President, as we enter the second day of debate on immigration, everyone should be focused on finding a bill to protect the Dreamers and address border security that can get sixty votes. That’s the ball game.  

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Schumer Floor Remarks on Immigration Debate, President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan and Budget Proposal

February 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the immigration debate and President Trump’s infrastructure plan and budget proposal. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere: Mr. President, last night, the Senate took up a neutral bill on immigration to begin debate on legislation to protect the Dreamers and provide additional border security. It is a debate upon which the lives of the Dreamers depend. They were brought to this country as more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Immigration, Infrastructure, and President Trump’s Budget Request

February 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding immigration, infrastructure, and President Trump’s budget request. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere:Mr. President, before I begin, I’d again like to thank my friend the Republican leader for his gracious invitation to address the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville - I learned today that you don’t say, as we say in New York, Loo-ee-ville, it’s Loo-ville - this morning. It was more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Two-Year Budget Deal

February 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the specifics of the two-year budget deal. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere: Mr. President, yesterday, after months of painstaking negotiations, the Republican leader and I reached a two-year budget deal. Not only will it end the series of successive fiscal crises that have gridlocked this body, it will also deliver a large investment in our military and our middle class, give a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Bipartisan Budget Deal

February 7, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the specifics of the bipartisan budget deal. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere: Madam President, first let me thank the Republican Leader for his comments and his work these past several months. We have worked well together for the good of the American people. We had serious disagreements, but instead of just going to our own separate corners, we met in the middle and came together with an more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Possible Budget Agreement and the Russia Investigation

February 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the possible budget agreement and the Russia investigation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed Here: Just a brief note on taxes and answer to what my friend, the Republican Leader said: the reason that 48 Democrats voted against the bill, the reason that despite huge amounts of ads paid for by the wealthiest of Americans that the bill is still unpopular with the American people, is very simple. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Budget Negotiations, the President’s Trip to Ohio to Tout the GOP Tax Bill, and the Release of the Nunes Memo

February 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reach a bipartisan budget agreement, the effects of the Republican Tax Bill, and the recent release of Rep. Nunes’ memo. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedHere:Mr. President, we must pass another extension of government funding by this Thursday. There isn’t much time to waste. And yet, Speaker Ryan is again considering a cromnibus -- a short-term extension of funding for urgent more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on President Trump to Follow Through on Promises to Work in Bipartisan Fashion and Finally Announce New Sanctions on Russia for Interfering in 2016 Election in Tonight’s State of the Union

January 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling on President Trump to follow through on promises to work in a bipartisan fashion and to finally announce new sanctions on Russia for interfering in 2016 election in tonight's State of the Union. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, tonight the President will address a joint session of Congress in his first official State of the Union. I want to talk about what I expect the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Blue Slip Rule, Legislative Priorities Ahead of the State of the Union, and Republican Attacks on the FBI

January 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the majority's disregard for the blue slip rule, Democrats' legislative priorities ahead of President Trump's first State of the Union, and recent Republican attacks on the integrity of the FBI. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: First on the judge vote, today the Senate will vote on cloture on the nomination of David Stras for the 8th Circuit in Minnesota. Senator Franken opposed this more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Budget, DACA, and the Right-Wing Campaign to Discredit the FBI

January 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the budget, DACA, and the right-wing campaign to discredit the FBI. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, there are now only thirteen days remaining until the continuing resolution expires on February 8th.In that short amount of time, we must seek a budget deal, an agreement on health care legislation, and a bipartisan bill to protect the Dreamers and provide for border more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Urgency to Work on Legislative Priorities Before February 8th and the Republican Tax Bill

January 24, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgency to work on legislative priorities before the February 8th deadline and the Republican tax bill. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, the government funding bill that passed on Monday left us all with three weeks to come to a resolution on legislation to protect the Dreamers. At the same time, we must be working on legislation to improve American health care - I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Legislative Priorities to Resolve Before February 8th

January 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the legislative priorities that must be resolved before the February 8th deadline. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, yesterday, the Senate passed a continuing resolution to reopen the government and provide for a six-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance program. The Majority Leader and I were also able to agree on a path forward for DACA more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the End of the Government Shutdown

January 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan compromise to end the government shutdown and move forward with funding negotiations. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, today we enter the third day of the Trump Shutdown, the first ever real shutdown to occur when one party controls the entire legislative process. The Republican Party controls the House, the Senate, and the Presidency, and yet they were more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Republicans’ Lack of Compromise

January 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump and Congressional Republicans' lack of willingness to compromise. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, we now enter day two of the first real government shutdown ever to take place when one party controlled the Presidency, the House, and the Senate. Under this unified control, it was the Republicans job to govern. It was their job to lead. It was their job more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Trump Shutdown

January 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the government shutdown. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, I address you in the shadow of a government shutdown, something that nobody wanted and almost everybody strived to avoid. And yet we are here. The CR last night barely received 50 votes, let alone the necessary 60. Several Republicans joined Democrats in rejecting the House CR, which hurts our military, does more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Need to Reach a Long-term Spending Agreement

January 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate Floor regarding the need to reach a long-term spending agreement. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: The House of Representatives has sent the Senate a continuing resolution constructed by the Republican Speaker and passed without the consultation of House Democrats or Senate Democrats whatsoever. The Republican Leader is now saying to us: take it or leave it. Here's why members from both sides of the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Lack of Bipartisanship Concerning the Continuing Resolution

January 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the lack of bipartisanship concerning the CR.  Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:  Before I move to the bulk of my remarks, allow me to respond to the Majority Leader’s comments on CHIP. And first, let me say, I’m a good friend of Leader McConnell, we get along quite nicely. I know what a difficult job he has. But sometime he says things that are just way over the top and I have to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Bipartisan DACA Bills and China’s Unfair Trading Policies

January 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the House and Senate DACA bills and China's unfair trading policies. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: First, before I get into the substance of my remarks, let me just answer the Majority Leader here. What leads to problems in this place, what leads to a government shutdown? One side deciding everything and then saying to the other side "you must go along." The proposal that was sent more...

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