Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks on the Alexander-Murray Bill, CHIP Reauthorization, the GOP Tax Plan, and American Steel and Aluminum

October 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass the Alexander-Murray bill, CHIP reauthorization, the GOP tax plan, and on American steel and aluminum: Thank you, Mr. President, first, on the issue of health care. Since I last addressed this chamber, the bipartisan agreement reached by Senators Alexander and Murray has amassed enough cosponsors to guarantee its passage. It now has 12 Republican cosponsors and 12 Democratic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Bipartisan Healthcare Deal and the Budget

October 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to vote on the bipartisan healthcare deal and urging a more bipartisan approach to the budget and tax reform. Below are his remarks: First, on health care. My two friends Senators Alexander and Murray have constructed a good, fair, bipartisan agreement that gives us a way forward on health care. It will offer stability to the markets, it will help lower premiums. We've seen President more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Bipartisan Health Care Deal and the Budget

October 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan health care deal reached yesterday as well as the budget. Below are his remarks: Well, yesterday, the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the HELP Committee came to a bipartisan agreement on a package to stabilize our healthcare law and lower premiums. It was the product of months of difficult negotiations. And like all good negotiations, both sides gave some, both sides got some. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Need for Bipartisanship on Health Care, Tax Reform and the Withdrawal of the Nomination of Rep. Marino

October 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for bipartisanship on health care, taxes, and the nomination of the next head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy: Well first, Mr. President, a brief word on health care. Senators Alexander and Murray continue to negotiate a bipartisan package of legislation to stabilize our healthcare markets and lower premiums, a process that began over the summer. From what I've heard, more...


Schumer Statement on Bipartisan Healthcare Agreement to Strengthen the Affordable Care Act

October 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks at a press conference regarding the bipartisan healthcare agreement to strengthen the Affordable Care Act: Okay, good afternoon everybody. We are here really to talk about the budget which is on the floor Thursday, but of course some new developments occurred. So I am going to say a few words about the healthcare, the general outline agreement that Senators Alexander and Murray have come together on, and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on President Trump’s Health Care Sabotage, the Republican Tax Plan, the Nomination of Rep. Marino, and the Wildfires out West

October 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's decision to end CSR payments, the Republican tax plan, the nomination of Rep. Marino, and the wildfires out west. Below are his remarks: Now, Madam President, first on the issue of healthcare. Last week, President Trump committed two acts of pointless sabotage of our nation's healthcare system. He signed an executive order that would give insurers more latitude to sell more...


Schumer Remarks on President Trump Ending CSR Payments

October 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today in a press call delivered the following remarks on the Trump administration's decision to stop funding cost sharing payments: The president's decision last night to end the cost sharing payments is going to be devastating for millions of Americans, poor Americans and those in the middle class, and is one of the worst things the president could do to sabotage our health care system. Cost sharing payments have kept premiums and out-of-pocket more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, Aid for Puerto Rico, and the GOP Tax Plan

October 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for action on gun safety legislation following the mass shooting in Las Vegas, the need for aid to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Republicans’ tax proposal. Below are his remarks:Now, as we continue to grieve with the people of Las Vegas, the families of the injured and the deceased - and I think of the pictures I see of those beautiful young people, who had the best more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Aid for Puerto Rico, the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, and the GOP Tax Plan

October 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Administration’s intent to submit a request for disaster relief for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the need for the President to bring together Congressional Leaders to act on gun safety legislation, and Republicans’ tax proposal. Below are his remarks: I understand that the Administration intends to submit its first request for disaster aid for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin more...


Schumer Responds to President Trump’s Remarks on Puerto Rico

October 3, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks during a press conference regarding President Trump’s remarks on Puerto Rico:Now before we get started on taxes, I just wanted to address something the President just said in Puerto Rico.Sitting with those in Puerto Rico who have been working day and night to help their fellow Americans in times of need, the President said Puerto Rico had quote - thrown our budget a little bit out of whack - unquote.Mr. President, enough. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas, the Crisis in Puerto Rico, and the GOP Tax Plan

October 3, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, the ongoing need for aid in Puerto Rico and the U.s> virgin islands, and the Republican’s proposed tax cuts. Below are his remarks: First about Las Vegas, Mr. President, the nation continues to reel from the awful, awful events of Sunday night in Las Vegas. The most deadly mass shooting in modern American history has gotten even deadlier in the last 24 more...


Schumer Calls on President Trump to Bring Together Congressional Leaders on Gun Safety

October 3, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor urging President Trump and Congressional Leaders to act on legislation to improve gun safety. Below are his remarks:The nation continues to reel from the awful, awful events of Sunday night in Las Vegas. The most deadly mass shooting in modern American history has gotten even deadlier in the last 24 hours. 59 dead. 527 injured. Some wounded by gunfire. Some injured because they were trampled in the chaos more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas

October 2, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer delivered remarks on the Senate Floor regarding the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. Below are his remarks:Mr. President. First let me thank my friend from Hawaii for his words. I will have a statement for the record on Mr. Pai. I will not give it today because of the horrible situation in Las Vegas which I want to speak about. But I agree with his vote. I’m voting no on Mr. Pai. Well, Mr. President, there are precious few words for days like more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Healthcare, the Crisis in Puerto Rico, and Tax Reform

September 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding ongoing bipartisan negotiations over healthcare, the dire need of resources in Puerto Rico, and the GOP’s tax reform proposal. Below are his remarks:Thank you, Mr. President, first I’d like to thank my friend from Oregon for his outstanding remarks. He has been a leader in keeping the internet open and free. In making sure that it, a new highway system in effect, is as free as our old more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Tax Reform, Healthcare, and the Need to Pass an Aid Package for Puerto Rico

September 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding Republicans’ newly released tax proposal, the need for bipartisanship on healthcare reform, and urging the Senate to vote on an aid package for Puerto Rico. Below are his remarks:First, I’d like to talk about taxes.President Trump and Republican Leaders will announce today several proposals as a part of their tax plan. According to recent reports, that plan will include proposals to repeal more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Need for Bipartisanship on Healthcare and an Aid Package for Puerto Rico

September 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need for bipartisanship on healthcare and calling on the Senate to pass an aid package for Puerto Rico. Below are his remarks:First, let me thank my dear friend, colleague from Illinois, for his remarks. As usual, he is one of the most articulate members on either side. He is also one of the most thoughtful and compassionate. I hope people will listen to what he had to say.Mr. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Aid to Puerto Rico and the Revised Version of the Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

September 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to provide aid to Puerto Rico and the revised version of the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. Below are his remarks:Mr. President, Puerto Rico - and the nearby US Virgin Islands -- have been buffeted by not one but two successive hurricanes, including a direct hit by the powerful Hurricane Maria. Many citizens have had their homes and businesses destroyed. Tens of thousands, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Trumpcare and the Need for a Comprehensive CBO Score

September 19, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the major steps backward Senate Republicans are taking by attempting to ram through Trumpcare once again. Below are his remarks:There is a possibility that by the end of next week, the Senate will have a vote, again, on a Republican healthcare bill that was assembled in the dark of night, by one party, without a full account of what that bill would do. It would be shameful, shameful return more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Graham-Cassidy Healthcare Bill

September 18, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill. Below are his remarks:Thank you Mr. President, and let me once again thank my friend and colleague from Florida.  There is no one, no one, who has defended his state more diligently, more assiduously, more effectively, than the senior Senator from Florida.  And I know the millions, close to 20 million people in Florida, are grateful, as are all of us. Thank you. Mr. more...


Schumer Demands Equifax Rectify their Mishandling of the Data Breach Otherwise the CEO and Board Must Step Down

September 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding Equifax’s handling of a recent data breach affecting more than a million Americans. Below are his remarks: Now, on the Equifax data breach, Mr. President.What has transpired over the past several months is one of the most egregious examples of corporate malfeasance since Enron.Equifax has exposed the most sensitive personal information of over half of the United States citizens. Names, more...

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