Speeches

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...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Republican Tax Bill

November 29, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for bipartisanship on tax reform and the consequences of the Republican tax plan on the middle class. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now first, before I get to my main issue of taxes, I just heard the Majority Leader talk about taking away the blue slip. We hear from the other side professing they want to work in a bipartisan way, but every step they take takes away more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Meeting with President Trump, Republican Tax Bill and the DC Circuit Court Nomination

November 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his cancelled meeting with President Trump, the Republican tax bill and the DC Circuit Court Nomination. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: I want to thank my friend, former roommate and colleague in leadership for, as usual, his articulate and on-the-money remarks about the tax bill. Mr. President, before the end of the year, we have a long list of things to do and time is running more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Year-End Congressional Agenda, the GOP Tax Plan and the Directorship of the CFPB

November 27, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the year-end Congressional agenda, Senate Republicans' tax plan and the procedure for choosing an acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, I welcome you, the Senator from Texas, and all of my colleagues back after the Thanksgiving break. I had my parents, 94 and 89, at our Thanksgiving dinner with all more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the GOP Tax Plan and Protecting Dreamers

November 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding both Senate and House Republicans' dangerous tax plans as well as the need to protect Dreamers. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: As the Senate Finance Committee continues its markup of the Senate Republican tax bill, the House will take a vote this afternoon on their version of the bill. There are plenty of reasons for House Republicans to vote against this bill. For those more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Senate Republicans’ Tax Plan

November 15, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans' tax plan and their last-minute decision to include repealing the individual mandate under this legislation. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: The Republican tax plan, even before yesterday, would exacerbate income inequality at a time when it's already spiraling out of control, helping the rich get richer and big corporations get bigger while the middle more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Senate Republicans’ Tax Plan and President Trump’s Trip to Asia

November 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans' tax plan and the need for bipartisanship on tax reform as well as President Trump's embarrassing trip to Asia. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Now first, Senator McConnell always comes down and says, 'I hope Democrats will join us on the tax reform bill.' Mr. Leader, we want to join you, but that doesn't mean you write a bill behind closed doors and then more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on President Trump’s Trip to Asia and the Senate Republican Tax Plan

November 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's trip to Asia and the Senate Republican tax plan. You can view Senator Schumer's remarks here. Below are his remarks: Thank you, Madam President, I would like to spend the bulk of my time this afternoon focusing on the Republican tax plan, but first I must address President Trump's trip to Asia. Without exaggeration, the President's trip to Asia has been one of more...


Schumer Remarks on the Unveiling of the Senate GOP Tax Plan

November 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks at a press conference regarding the unveiling of the Senate GOP tax plan. Below are his remarks: So our message is very simple: House suburban Republicans beware, they are setting you up for a big fall. The fact that the Senate bill, by every report, is going to remove the entire deduction for state and local deductibility pulls the rug out from any House Republican who thought they might be able to hide behind the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the GOP Tax Plan and EPA Assistant Administrator Nominee William Wehrum

November 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding Republicans' tax plan and the need for bipartisanship on tax reform as well as the nomination of William Wehrum to be Assistant Administrator of the EPA. Below are his remarks: Later today, the Senate Republicans will release their version of a tax bill. This bill will not include the ideas of a single Democrat in the Senate. Not a single Democrat has had any input into this bill. It was more...

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