Speeches

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...


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...

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