Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Obstructing Crucial Nominations And Endangering National Security

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on the Senate floor to call on Senate Republicans to stop obstructing routine nominations and subsequently endangering national security. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Remarks On Drug Price Negotiation Agreement

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced an agreement to include drug price negotiation in President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Continued Progress Made Toward Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued progress made toward passing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, a historic step forward for American families. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Historic Confirmations Of President Biden’s Judicial Nominees To The Federal Bench

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the twenty-eight historic confirmations of President Biden’s judicial nominees to the federal bench. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Tomorrow’s Vote On Whether To Begin Debate On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of tomorrow’s vote to begin debate on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Before Filing Cloture On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of filing cloture on the motion to proceed to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, setting up a vote on Wednesday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continued Historic Nominations To The Federal Bench

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued historic nominations to the federal bench that President Biden is appointing and the Senate is confirming. Today, the Senate will confirm Justice Beth Robinson of Vermont to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Toby Heytens to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Senate Will Vote Wednesday On Whether To Begin Debate On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of filing cloture on the motion to proceed to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, setting up a vote for Wednesday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Regarding The Ongoing Progress On President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the good progress made toward getting President Biden’s Build Back Better plan over the finish line. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Progress Made Toward Finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

October 27, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the progress made toward finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan in hopes of coming to a framework agreement by the end of today. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Confirm President Biden’s Highly Qualified Nominees To Serve In His Administration And On The Federal Bench

October 27, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued focus on confirming more of President Biden’s judicial and administration nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Consideration Of President Biden’s Judicial Nominees And The Confirmation Of Myrna Pérez To Serve On The Second Circuit

October 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of President Biden’s judicial nominees and yesterday’s confirmation of Myrna Pérez to serve on the Second Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Making Important Progress Toward Finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

October 26, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the important progress made toward finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan to boost our economy and invest in everyday Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Upcoming Votes To Confirm Douglas Parker To Be Assistant Secretary Of Labor For OSHA And Myrna Pérez To Be Second Circuit Court Judge

October 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding upcoming votes to confirm Douglas Parker to serve as an assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and Myrna Pérez to serve as a Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Democrats’ Continued Progress Toward A Final Agreement On The Build Back Better Plan

October 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing an update on Democrats’ progress toward finalizing an agreement on the Build Back Better plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Democrats’ Progress Toward Finalizing An Agreement On The Build Back Better Plan

October 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing an update on Democrats’ progress toward finalizing an agreement on the Build Back Better plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Refusal To Debate Voting Rights And Announcing His Intention To Bring The John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act To The Floor As Soon As Next Week

October 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republican opposition to beginning a debate on voting rights and announcing his intention to bring the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to the Senate floor as soon as next week. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Following Republican Filibuster Of Freedom To Vote Act: The Senate Needs To Be Restored To Its Rightful Status As The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body

October 20, 2021

Washington D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after every Republican voted against opening debate on the Freedom To Vote Act, legislation that would protect our democracy and the fundamental right to vote. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Today’s Cloture Vote On The Motion To Proceed To The Freedom To Vote Act

October 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s cloture vote on the motion to proceed to the Freedom to Vote Act, legislation that would protect the right to vote and secure our democracy.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On His Recommendation Of Assemblyman Nick Perry To Serve As Ambassador To Jamaica And On Today’s Vote On Catherine Lhamon To Be Assistant Secretary For Civil Rights At The Department Of Education

October 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his recommendation of New York State Assemblyman Nick Perry to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica and today’s vote on Catherine Lhamon to serve as Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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