Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks on NDAA, DACA Agreement and Tax Reform

September 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding NDAA, his and House Democratic Leader Pelosi’s meeting with President Trump on Dreamers, and reforming our tax code so that it doesn’t solely benefit the wealthy. Below are his remarks:As we continue to work on the NDAA, the Democratic side is committed to working with the Republican side in good faith to finish this very important legislation. I'm pleased that the managers have been more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Tax Reform, Healthcare and the DREAM Act

September 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the Democratic caucus demands on tax reform, the Cassidy-Graham bill to be released today, the Administration’s decision not to include border wall funding with legislation for Dreamers, and the need to vote on the DREAM Act. Below are his remarks:First, as we continue to work on the NDAA, we Democrats are committed to working with our Republican colleagues in a constructive and productive more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on NDAA and President Trump’s Election Integrity Commission

September 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding Democratic amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act and urging the President’s Election Integrity Commission be disbanded. Below are his remarks:Once again, I want to thank my colleague from Illinois for both his passion and his intelligence in terms of his approach to the DREAM Act. We're getting closer to getting this done. It's hardly done yet, but without the Senator from more...


Schumer Remarks on the Remembrance of September 11th, Hurricane Recovery Aid, and the Consideration of the NDAA

September 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the remembrance of September 11th, Hurricane recovery aid for the areas affected by Irma, and the upcoming consideration of the NDAA. Below are his remarks:Mr. President, sixteen years ago today, my city, and our country, changed forever.On September 11, 2001, our country was attacked; the World Trade Center towers fell; the Pentagon was in flames; and the smoke rising from an empty field more...


Schumer Remarks on DACA and the Need to Pass a Clean DREAM Act

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the consequences of ending DACA and the responsibility of Congress to put a clean DREAM act on the floor in September.  Below are his remarks:First, I want to thank my colleague from Hawaii for her outstanding words.  She comes from a state, like mine that thrives on diversity -- welcoming people from all corners of the globe and making us stronger -- and she’s a symbol of that herself as more...


Schumer Remarks Calling for a Vote on the DREAM Act

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks at a press conference denouncing President Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and urging a vote on a clean DREAM Act. Below are his remarks:It’s not great to be here, we wish we didn’t have to be here, but be here we must. And, I want to thank the Congressional Hispanic Caucus for organizing this event, and all of my colleagues in the Senate who I would like to mention if more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on McConnell and Ryan to Bring DREAM Act to the Floor

September 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor calling on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan to put a clean DREAM Act up for a vote. Below are his remarks:Yesterday, the Trump Administration made a terribly wrong decision to terminate the DACA program.The Dreamers came to this country through no fault of their own, many know no other country but this one, and they work every single day in our businesses, they go more...


Schumer Remarks on September Agenda, Tax Reform, North Korea, and DACA

September 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the September agenda, the need to work with Democrats on tax reform, North Korea, and the termination of DACA . Below are his remarks:First I welcome you and every other Senator back from the district work period. As we all know, much has happened since we last were here.North Korea has tested several ballistic missiles and reportedly tested a nuclear weapon, alarming well-meaning nations more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Returning to Regular Order, the Need for Bipartisanship on Tax Reform, and the President’s Stance on Immigration

August 3, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the need to return to regular order after healthcare, the Democrats’ desire for bipartisanship on the tax reform process, and the GOP immigration proposal. Mr. President, as the Senate wraps up its work this week, I’ve been in discussions, multiple, with my friend the Majority Leader about clearing nominations with bipartisan support and we’ve made significant progress. Now that we’ve more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on President Trump’s Threat to Cause “Trump Tax” on Premiums, Bipartisanship on Russia Sanctions and Recess Appointments

July 31, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s threats to stop cost-share reduction payments to insurance companies, the bipartisanship on the sanctions legislation, and recess appointments. Below are his remarks: First Madam President, on the matter of healthcare. Now I sincerely and truly hope that the events of last week are a turning point. I hope they steer this body towards a period of greater bipartisanship. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Russia Sanctions Agreement, Special Counsel Mueller, and Trumpcare

June 13, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the agreement reached to impose sanctions on Russia, Special Counsel to the Russia probe Robert Mueller, and Senate Republicans' unwillingness to work with Democrats on bipartisan healthcare legislation. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, late last night, Senators reached a bipartisan agreement on a package of Russia sanctions for the Senate to vote on as an amendment to the pending more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Russia Sanctions, Pulse Nightclub Shooting, Attacks on Special Counsel Mueller, and TrumpCare

June 12, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the sanctions on Russia, Pulse Nightclub shooting, attacks on special counsel Mueller, and TrumpCare. Below are his remarks: I'd like to take a moment to remember the victims of the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, which occurred one year ago today. It was the deadliest shooting by a single gunman in our nation's history. 49 Americans died that night and 53 more were injured; more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Comey’s Testimony, the Push for Russia Sanctions Amendment, and Trumpcare

June 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding former FBI Director James Comey's testimony in an intelligence committee hearing, legislation imposing sanctions on Iran and the push to include an amendment imposing further sanctions on Russia, as well as Senate Republicans' effort to repeal the ACA. Below are his remarks: This morning, the Intelligence Committee is hearing testimony from former FBI Director James Comey. I hope and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan and Trumpcare

June 6, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor discussing President Trump's 'infrastructure week' proposals and the need for Senate Republicans to drop any plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Below are his remarks: This week, the Administration is laying out a few "proposals" on infrastructure. So far, it's been a major disappointment. President Trump pitched a trillion dollar infrastructure more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Trumpcare CBO Score and Memorial Day

May 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the recently released Congressional Budget Office scoring on Trumpcare and honoring the U.S. Armed Services ahead of Memorial Day. Below are his remarks: Yesterday, the Congressional Budget Office, led by a director who was hand-picked by current HHS Secretary Tom Price - Donald Trump's appointee - released its analysis of the House Republican healthcare bill, Trumpcare. The report makes more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Russia Investigation, President Trump’s Budget Proposal, and Expected CBO Report on Trumpcare

May 24, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the current investigation into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, the Trump Administration's recently released budget proposal, and the Congressional Budget Office's report on Trumpcare expected this afternoon. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, yesterday former CIA Director John Brennan testified in the House Intelligence Committee that he had growing concerns about Russian more...


In Light Of Recent White House Efforts To Withhold Info From Dems In Congress, Senate Dem Leaders & Top Committee Dems Urge President Trump To Immediately Clarify Why Admin Is Obstructing Congress’ Constitutional Legislative & Oversight Duties

May 24, 2017

Senate Dems Send New Letter To President Trump Following Reports That His Administration May Have Instructed Federal Agencies To Refuse Democratic Requests Information on Issues Ranging From National Security to Healthcare to the Economy - Dozens Of Senate Dem Requests This Year Have Still Gone Unanswered Senate Dems Argue Such An Order - If True - From the White House Would Impede Congress' Constitutional Ability To Legislate & Conduct Oversight - Admin Must Make It Clear To Agencies more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Manchester Bombing, the Russia Investigation, and the Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

May 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the bombing in Manchester, England, the current probe into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, and the Trump Administration's budget proposal. Below are his remarks: The Senate's thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in Manchester, England. Such violence is particularly heartbreaking when it happens as it did in Manchester, at a concert, with so many young people there, to enjoy. We more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Bipartisan Invitation to Deputy AG Rosenstein to Brief the Senate Next Week

May 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor announcing bipartisan invitation to Deputy AG Rosenstein to appear before the Senate next week. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, before the Senate adjourns for the weekend, I'd like to address a few things related to the dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. The story coming out of the White House about why Mr. Comey was fired continues to change and there are no good explanations for the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on FBI Director Comey Firing

May 10, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey. Below are his remarks: Yesterday, the President fired the Director of the FBI Jim Comey, who was leading an active investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia. The President provided no reasoning for the firing other than that he had the recommendation of his Attorney General - more...

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