Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Supporting The Biden Administration Plan To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Half And Laying Out Senate Actions To Combat Climate Change

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Biden Administration’s plan to return the United States to a position of global leadership by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half and the work the Senate Democratic Majority is doing to fight climate change and build our economy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Remarks Urging The Senate To Confirm Vanita Gupta As The Next Associate Attorney General Today

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the today’s confirmation vote on the nomination of Vanita Gupta to serve as Associate Attorney General. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Following The Conviction Of Derek Chauvin For The Murder Of George Floyd: “We Will Not Rest Until The Senate Passes Strong Legislation To End The Systemic Bias In Law Enforcement”

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the conviction of former Officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of murder yesterday for the death of George Floyd, and the need to pass legislation to end systemic bias in law enforcement. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Bipartisan Introduction Of The Endless Frontier Act To Invest In The Technologies In The Future And Out-Compete China

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the Endless Frontier Act and the need to make investments to fix dangerous weak spots in our economy and preserve our place as the world leader in science and technology. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Judiciary Committee Hearing Into The Despicable Surge In Republican Voter Suppression Legislation Following The 2020 Election

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s Judiciary Committee hearing into the rise in attacks on voting rights by Republicans in state legislatures 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 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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