Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks on Former Deputy AG Yates and Former DNI Clapper Testimony and Trumpcare

May 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former director of national intelligence James Clapper testimony in a Senate hearing yesterday as well as House Republicans' legislation aimed at replacing the Affordable Care Act. Below are his remarks: At yesterday's Judiciary Committee hearing, we heard from former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and former Director of National Intelligence more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Hacking of the French Election, the Testimony of Yates and Clapper, Trumpcare, and the Paris Climate Agreement

May 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the hacking of the French election, the testimony of former acting Attorney General Sally Yates and former director of national intelligence James Clapper, Trumpcare, and the Paris Climate Agreement. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, first I want to thank the Majority Leader for his speaking about the agreement that the House and Senate came to on the appropriations bills, the spending more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Budget Negotiations, President Trump’s Tax Plan and the President’s Broken Promises on Health Care

April 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered remarks on current spending bill negotiations, the upcoming release of President Trump's tax plan and the president's broken promises on the economy and health care. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, as Senators continue to negotiate the appropriations bill this week, I want to reiterate my hopes we can reach an agreement by this Friday. So long as we try to operate within the parameters our parties have operated under for the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on President Trump’s Tax Plan

April 26, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the president's forthcoming "tax reform" plan. Below are his remarks: Today we'll be hearing some details (we don't know how many) about the president's tax plan. We'll take a look at what they're proposing, but I can tell you this, if the president's plan is to give a massive tax break to the very wealthy in this country -- a plan that will mostly benefit people and businesses like President more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Border Wall Funding and President Trump’s Broken Promises on Jobs and the Economy

April 25, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor discussing budget negotiations regarding funding a U.S. Mexico border wall and outlining President Trump's broken promises regarding jobs and the economy. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, first I want to say that it's really good news that President Trump seems to be taking the wall off the table in the negotiations we're having on an appropriations bill this week. It would remove the prospect more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Equal Pay Day and the Upcoming Vote to Confirm Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

April 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks underscoring the significance of Equal Pay Day and explaining his opposition to confirming Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, today is Equal Pay Day. Unlike many holidays on our calendar, Equal Pay Day is not actually a commemoration of some achievement -- equal pay for women is still not close to a reality. Women still make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes in the same more...


Schumer Remarks on the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policies

March 28, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer along with Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), joined the National Council of la Raza and the U.S. citizen children of recently deported parents urging Congress to reject the Trump administration's immigration policies. Below are his remarks: I want to thank the National Council of La Raza, Janet Murguia, for inviting me to speak. I want to thank my dear friends and such great leaders on this and so many other more...


Schumer Floor Remarks: A “Third Prong” Will Not Make TrumpCare Better and Will Not Happen

March 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor highlighting the most troubling components of the GOP's ACA replacement bill. Below are his remarks: Now, Mr. President, on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill is such a mess and proving so deeply unpopular that Republicans are playing a game of hot potato with it. Speaker Ryan still doesn't want it called RyanCare. The Administration doesn't want it called more...


Schumer Floor Remarks: TrumpCare is a Health Care Handout for the Wealthy

March 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor outlining the most ardent flaws of House Republicans' ACA replacement plan. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, the House Republicans finally unveiled their healthcare plan after nearly eight years without a plan of their own. Trumpcare is finally public, and each hour that goes by brings a new set of concerns and new groups that oppose the bill, from all places along the ideological spectrum. more...


Schumer Remarks on Investigating the Questionable Stock Purchases Made by Rep. Price and the Congressional Budget Office Report on the Consequences of Repealing Health Reform

January 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor about the passing of long-time floor staff member Tim Mitchell, the doubt cast on Rep. Tom Price based on a history of legislation that benefitted his stock purchases and the legitimacy of the CBO report. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, following my friend, the Republican Leader's Remarks, we received sad news yesterday. We lost a dear friend to many of us here in the Senate, a more...


Schumer, In First Speech As Democratic Leader, Lays Out Path Ahead For Democrats In New Congress

January 17, 2017

"It is not our job to be a rubber stamp. It is our job to do what's best for the American people, the middle class and those struggling to get there. If the President elect proposes legislation that achieves that - on issues like infrastructure, trade, and closing the carried interest loophole, for instance - we will work in good faith to perfect and, potentially, enact it. When he doesn't, we will resist." "This will be an Accountability Congress." Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles more...


Schumer Remarks on Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos

January 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor about the Secretary of Education nominee, Betsy DeVos's hearing before the Senate HELP Committee. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, I've just been told that the hearing for Miss DeVos, nominee for secretary of education, which began at 5:00 p.m., much to our chagrin, will only be one round of questions, five minutes each. It was just stated by my dear friend, the Chairman of the Committee, the Senator from more...

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