Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks – What’s At Stake With Supreme Court Vacancy? Roe v. Wade And Health Care For Millions

June 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Justice Kennedy’s retirement. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Now, Mr. President, yesterday, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, creating a vacancy on the Supreme Court. After Kennedy’s departure, the Supreme Court will be evenly divided between justices appointed by Republican presidents and justices appointed by Democratic presidents. Whoever fills Justice Kennedy’s seat more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Supreme Court Vacancy

June 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedhere:“Mr. President, we recently received news that Justice Anthony Kennedy will be retiring, leaving a vacancy on the nation’s highest court.“This is the most important Supreme Court vacancy for this country in at least a generation. Nothing less than the fate of our health care system, reproductive rights for women, and countless more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Family Separation, The Migrant Crisis In Central America, Trade With China, And This Week’s SCOTUS Decisions

June 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding family separation, the migrant crisis in Central America, having a tough approach to China on trade, and the recent decisions coming out of the Supreme Court . Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Now, yesterday, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately reunify the families who were separated by the administration’s policy. It certifies what we in the Congress already more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Family Separation, And The GOP Tax Scam

June 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the ongoing bipartisan appropriations process, family separation, and the effects of the GOP tax scam. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madame President, first on appropriations, the Senate is continuing the process and I want to thank Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, Leader McConnell for their work in moving this process forward. It has been a long time since the Senate has more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Importance Of Quickly Reuniting Children With Their Families, Staying Tough On China, Health Care Rate Increases, And The Importance Of Civility In Politics

June 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of quickly, efficiently reuniting children with their families, staying tough on China, health care rate increases, and the importance of civility in politics. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, as we are all aware, the Trump administration’s border policy has resulted in thousands of families separated at the border over the past few months.Despite the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For President Trump To Reunite Separated Families, Staying Tough On ZTE, And The Unpopularity Of The GOP Tax Bill

June 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for President Trump to reunify families that have been separated at the border, staying tough on China, and the failure of the GOP tax bill to deliver for the American people. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, first as the Senate continues to process appropriations bills here on the floor, I want to thank Chairman Shelby and our Ranking Member Leahy for their more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Humanitarian Crisis Caused By The Trump Administration’s Effort To Separate Families

June 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration’s effort to separate families. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, as the purposeful, cynical, and shameful humanitarian crisis of family separation at the border continues to unfold, the vast majority of Americans are looking to President Trump’s administration, which started this practice, to end it.The Associated Press recently reported that the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy, Reinstating Sanctions Against ZTE, And Junk Health Insurance Plans

June 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration’s family separation policy, the Senate’s decision to reinstate sanctions against ZTE, and a new rule that would expand junk health insurance plans. Below are his remarks:Madam President, members of both parties, and I believe the vast majority of Americans, remain concerned about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that’s resulted in thousands of families separated at more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Effort To Separate Families And The Need For A Bipartisan Effort To Protect Those With Pre-Existing Conditions

June 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration’s effort to separate families and the need for a bipartisan effort to preserve protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, Americans are deeply troubled by the images and news of parents being separated from their children at the southern border. The Trump administration’s policy of “zero tolerance” at the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Singapore Summit, The DOJ Inspector General’s Report, And Combatting The ZTE Deal

June 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for real diplomacy with North Korea, the upcoming release of the Inspector General report, and working in a bipartisan matter to penalize ZTE . Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, it has now been two days since the Singapore Summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim concluded.America remains troubled by the lack of detail in the joint statement signed by both more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Singapore Summit, Health Care, And The IG Report

June 13, 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, Democrats’ commitment to focusing on health care during the August work period, and the impending Inspector General report . Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, talks between President Trump and Chairman Kim in Singapore concluded yesterday.Certainly, we are heartened to see the two leaders engage in a dialogue. more...


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...

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