Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks on Net Neutrality, FISA Reauthorization, and the Bipartisan Immigration Compromise Presented to President Trump

January 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding net neutrality, FISA reauthorization, and the bipartisan immigration bill presented to President Trump. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: First, on the topic of net neutrality. Since the Trump Administration's FCC voted to end net neutrality in December, Democrats have been working to round up enough Senators to overrule the FCC's decision, which places control of the internet in the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Unresolved Legislative Issues to Address Before January 19th and the Russia Investigation

January 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the unresolved legislative issues to address before the January 19th deadline and the Russia investigation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, we are inching ever closer to the government spending deadline of January 19th, when we will also have to address a host of other unresolved issues. We must lift the spending caps, equally for defense and other domestic priorities more...


Schumer Floor Remarks: DACA Ruling Doesn't Diminish Congress' Urgent Need to Act

January 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding legislative priorities that need to be addressed before January 19th, and the that the DACA Ruling doesn't diminish Congress' urgent need to act. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, we have barely over a week to negotiate a broad package of must-pass items, including: an extension of government funding, a deal to lift the spending caps for both defense and urgent domestic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Pressing Legislative Issues that Need to Be Addressed Before January 19th and the Trump Administration’s Proposal to Cut Border Security Measures to Pay for Wall

January 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding pressing issues that must be addressed before January 19th and the Trump Administration's proposal to cut border security measures to pay for the wall. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, there are a number of outstanding matters before the Senate that must be addressed by January the 19th. We must pass an extension of government funding. We must reach a deal to lift the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the January Negotiations

January 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding budget negotiations and the legislative priorities that must be included. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, we have two weeks until funding for the government runs out. Alongside our talks about extending government funding, we have also been engaged in serious bipartisan negotiations on a number of issues that should coincide with that deadline. We have to lift the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the January Negotiations

January 4, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the budget agreement and the legislative priorities that must be included. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, yesterday the four congressional leaders had a positive and productive meeting with Budget Director Mulvaney and representatives from the White House, including Mr. Short. It was a good first step, but there is still a lot of work to do. Ultimately, the budget more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Welcoming Newly Sworn In Senators Tina Smith and Doug Jones, Upcoming Legislative Priorities for 2018, and National Security

January 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the two new members of the Democratic Caucus -Tina Smith and Doug Jones, the upcoming legislative priorities for 2018 and President Trump's handling of foreign policy. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, as we begin the second session of the 115th Congress, I welcome all my colleagues back from the holiday break and wish them a Happy New Year and wish our country a wonderful more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Year-End Issues, the GOP Tax Bill, the Mueller Investigation, and the Republican Senate’s 2017 Record

December 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding year-end issues, the GOP tax bill, the Mueller investigation, and the Republican Senate's 2017 record. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, on the year-end issues. We are staring down a litany of unresolved issues and very quickly running out of time to solve them. Not only do we need to pass an extension of government funding, but as I've said many times, we must deal with more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on GOP Tax Bill and End of Year Priorities

December 20, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the GOP tax bill and end of year negotiations. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, late last night, the Senate passed an awful, partisan rewrite of the tax code. I said a good deal about the bill over the course of the debate and I added my concluding thoughts into the record before the final vote. But let me just more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on End of Year Priorities, Republican Tax Bill, and the Mueller investigation

December 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the end of year priorities, the Republican tax bill and the Mueller investigation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, the clock is ticking ever closer to the end of the year. We still need to fund the government by Friday. We still need to lift the spending caps, equally for defense and urgent domestic priorities, like combatting the opioid crisis, improving health care more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Recent Tragedies, Criticism of Special Counsel Mueller, Year-End Budget Negotiations, and the GOP Tax Bill

December 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the train crash in Seattle, the death of Bob Wilmers, recent criticism of Special Counsel Mueller, year-end budget negotiations, and the release of the final GOP Tax Bill. Below are his remarks: First, Mr. President, our hearts go out to everyone who was affected by the train crash today near Seattle, Washington. Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, but we must find out what went more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Year End Negotiations, the Republican Tax Bill, and the FCC Vote on Net Neutrality

December 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the year end budget negotiations, the need to hit pause on the Republican tax bill in order to avoid rushing a partisan bill through the Senate, and the consequences of repealing net neutrality. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, first, on the year-end negotiations. Negotiations are making headway, that's good, but many issues remain to be resolved. We need to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Election of Doug Jones and Hitting Pause on the GOP Tax Bill

December 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the election of Doug Jones and the need to hit pause on the GOP tax bill in order to avoid rushing a partisan bill through the Senate before Senator Jones is seated. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Madame President, last night, a Democrat won in the state of Alabama for the first time in a quarter-century. Last night's election of Doug Jones was not only the repudiation of a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Priorities in Year End Talks

December 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Democratic priorities that hope to be achieved during year end spending negotiations. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, last week, the House and Senate passed a short-term funding bill to keep the government open as Republican and Democratic negotiators continue to work on a long-term spending deal. Those negotiations are advancing well, but many issues remain to be more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the New York Terrorist Attack, Judicial Nominees, and the Republican Tax Plan

December 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the attempted terrorist attack in New York City, the fitness of recent judicial nominees, and the Treasury Department's analysis of the Republican tax plan. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, this morning as everybody knows there was an attempted terrorist attack in New York City, near the Port Authority Bus terminal and very close to Times Square. I was about 15 blocks more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Budget Deal, DREAM Act, Special Counsel Mueller, & the GOP Tax Bill

December 7, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress on a budget deal, the DREAM Act, protecting the integrity of Special Counsel Mueller, and the Republican tax bill. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Congressional negotiators are making good headway on a budget deal that would meet our commitments to our military and also urgent priorities here at home. I hope that this progress continues this week. Unfortunately, the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Republican Tax Bill and the Need to Reach a Budget Agreement

December 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the consequences of the Republican tax bill and the urgency surrounding the need to reach a budget agreement. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, even as my Republican friends move to reconcile their two tax bills in a conference committee, their problems are far from over. At the heart of their bill is a toxically unpopular idea: giant tax breaks on big corporations and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Republican Tax Bill and Budget Negotiations

December 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the Republican tax bill and the need for a bipartisan budget agreement. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, in the early hours of Saturday morning, under cover of darkness, the Republican majority rushed through one of the worst, most hastily-considered pieces of major legislation I've seen in my time here in the Senate. The bill will cause one of the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Government Funding Bill and the Republican Tax Bill

December 1, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the government funding bill and the consequences of the Republican tax bill. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Madam President, before I address the issue of taxes, let me address the matter of the government funding bill. We are now only a week away from a government shutdown, which, to remind my colleagues, could cost our economy thousands of jobs and billions of dollars, as it did more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Republican Tax Bill

November 30, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the secrecy behind the creation of the Republican tax bill and the future consequences of the bill on the middle class. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, later tonight or in the early hours of tomorrow morning, we will vote on the final passage of the Republican tax bill. I would like to make two main points about the Republican tax bill in my speech this morning: first more...

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