Speeches

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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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Making Progress On President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

October 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress made on reaching an agreement on President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Making Progress On President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

October 19, 2021

Washington D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Democrats making progress with efforts to move forward with President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. 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 Cloture Vote On The Motion To Proceed To The Freedom To Vote Act

October 19, 2021

Washington D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding tomorrow’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 Senate Democrats Making Progress To Pass The Build Back Better Agenda

October 18, 2021

Washington D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to give an update on the progress that Senate Democrats are making on the Build Back Better Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing He Will File Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To The Freedom To Vote Act Tonight

October 18, 2021

Washington D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to announce that he will file cloture on the motion to proceed to the Freedom to Vote Act, legislation to protect Americans’ right to vote and the sanctity of our elections, in today’s session. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Confirmation Vote On The Nomination Of Judge Gustavo Gelpí To Be A U.S. Circuit Judge For The First Circuit

October 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s vote on the confirmation of Judge Gustavo Gelpí to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. 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 Former Secretary Of State Colin Powell

October 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Passage Of Legislation To Extend The Debt Ceiling And Avoid A First-Ever Default

October 7, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of the passage of legislation to extend the debt ceiling and avoid a first-ever default. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing An Agreement To Extend The Debt Ceiling Through December

October 7, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to announce that an agreement has been reached to extend the debt ceiling. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Cloture Vote To Allow Democrats To Raise The Debt Ceiling And Avoid A First Ever Default

October 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor this afternoon’s cloture vote on the House-passed message that would suspend the debt ceiling and avoid a historic default. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of The John Lewis Voting Advancement Act

October 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on the introduction of the John Lewis Voting Advancement Act. This legislation would restore critical safeguards of the original Voting Rights Act of 1965 and further protect the fundamental right of Americans to participate in democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of The New John Lewis Voting Advancement Act

October 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the new John Lewis Voting Advancement Act, legislation that, as a complement to the Freedom to Vote Act, would restore critical safeguards of the original Voting Rights Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Tomorrow’s Cloture Vote To Enable Senate Democrats To Raise The Debt Ceiling And Avert A Catastrophic Default

October 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding tomorrow’s vote, that will allow Senate Democrats to raise the debt ceiling on their own and avert a catastrophic default. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Work To Pass President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

October 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to continue working to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Republicans To Get Out Of The Way So That Senate Democrats Can Raise The Debt Ceiling And Prevent A Republican Default Crisis

October 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need for Republicans to get out of the way so that Senate Democrats can raise the debt ceiling and avoid catastrophic default. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And The Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill By the End of October

October 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better reconciliation package by the end of October. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passing A Continuing Resolution To Prevent A Government Shutdown

September 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming vote to pass a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until December 3rd, provide funding to help process and resettle Afghan refugees and finally deliver on critical disaster aid for Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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