Speeches

Schumer Moves For Vote To Adjourn The Senate Until After Election Day: “This Is The Most Rushed, Most Partisan, Least Legitimate Supreme Court Nomination Process In Our Nation's History And It Should Not Proceed.”

October 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke on the Senate floor, stating that the Senate should not proceed with Judge Barrett's nomination to the Supreme Court and calling for a vote to adjourn the Senate until after election day with the ability to come back into session if there is a bipartisan agreement on a COVID relief package. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks: Our Republican majority refused to consider the Supreme Court nominee of a duly-elected more...


Senator Klobuchar Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

October 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Senator Amy Klobuchar delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Klobuchar begins by discussing how coronavirus has personally touched her family along with millions of other families across the nation. Despite the fact that the virus has now reached the highest levels of our government, President Trump unilaterally decided this week to put an end to negotiations more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Siding With President Trump’s Lawsuit To “Terminate” The Affordable Care Act Over The Health Care Of The American People

October 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of a vote on proceeding to a bill to prevent the Trump administration from advocating in court to strike down the Affordable Care Act. The overwhelming majority of Republicans voted to block the bill. He also reiterated that a vote for Judge Barrett is a vote to terminate the Affordable Care Act and to overturn Roe. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Tomorrow’s Senate Vote To Protect The Health Of Millions Of Americans From President Trump’s Threat To “Terminate” The Healthcare Law Through The Supreme Court

September 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s threat to terminate the Affordable Care Act through the Supreme Court and discussed the Senate vote on whether to debate a bill to protect the millions of Americans with pre-existing conditions and reject President Trump’s lawsuit that would eliminate the healthcare law. Yesterday, Senator Schumer successfully forced the Senate vote for tomorrow. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump Refusing To Condemn The White Supremacist Group Proud Boys

September 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor decrying President Trump’s refusal to condemn white supremacy and the white supremacist group ‘Proud Boys’ when prompted during last night’s presidential debate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The New York Times Story On President Trump’s Tax Returns And The Need For The American People To Know Who President Trump Owes $500 Million In Personal Obligations

September 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the New York Times’ reporting on President Trump’s tax returns over the past two decades that show the president has paid almost nothing in federal income tax to support the government. Senator Schumer also said that the American people need to know to whom President Trump is indebted for hundreds of millions of dollars in personal obligations. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On House Democrats Unveiling A New Heroes Act And The Need For A Coronavirus Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

September 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the newest Coronavirus response package introduced by House Democrats to support state and local governments, provide additional unemployment insurance, fund our schools, and resources for testing and contact tracing. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Stating That A Vote To Confirm Judge Barrett To The Supreme Court Is A Vote For President Trump’s Pledge To “Terminate” The Healthcare Law

September 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ insistence on rushing through the nomination of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court even though Americans have already started voting in the general election. Leader Schumer laid out Judge Barrett’s record on the Affordable Care Act and said that a vote to confirm Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court is a vote to strike down the health care law, including the elimination of protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Senator Schumer also discussed how Republicans are unwilling to engage with Judge Barrett’s record on health care or President Trump’s repeated intentions to have the Supreme Court “terminate” the healthcare law and are instead inventing attacks on the nominee that Democrats simply are not making. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Senator Brown Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

September 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Following the devastating passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg a week ago today, and Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's promise to fill her seat in an election year, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Brown begins by saying that instead of working on another COVID relief bill to help Americans across the country, Leader McConnell is pushing through a nominee who will not only undermine Justice more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Failure Of Justice For Breonna Taylor And The Need To Pass The Justice In Policing Act

September 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Kentucky grand jury’s decision not to charge the three officers involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor and the failure of justice for her and countless others impacted by this tragedy. He also called for the passage of the Justice in Policing Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Mad Rush To Defy Precedent And Confirm A Supreme Court Justice To Reverse RBG’s Legacy And “Terminate” The Healthcare Law

September 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ hasty and unprecedented efforts to ram through a Supreme Court Justice nomination this close to an election in order to reverse the late Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and finally get achieve their goal to terminate the Affordable Care Act and strip Americans of their healthcare coverage. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks: The Gravest Threat To American Democracy Right Now Is President Trump

September 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump suggesting yesterday that he will not accept the results of the election and that there may not be a peaceful transition of power. Senator Schumer responded warning that President Trump is the gravest threat to American democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator Johnson’s Bogus “Report” Which Reads As If Putin Wrote It

September 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) sham report that spins conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden in an effort to use the power of the Congress to amplify a Russian disinformation campaign. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Republicans’ Unprecedented Efforts To Rush Through A Supreme Court Nominee To Reverse Justice Ginsburg’s Legacy On Health Care, Women’s Rights And So Much More While Ignoring Her Final Wish

September 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans ignoring their own previously stated principles and the precedents of the Senate to rush through a nominee to the Supreme Court who would reverse Justice Ginsburg’s legacy. Schumer stated that Republicans have made it clear that their words in support of protections for pre-existing conditions cannot be trusted as they plan to rush through a nominee in order to “terminate” the Affordable Care Act in the words of President Trump. Senator Schumer also highlighted the shameful contrast of a Senate Republican majority who put our nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on “pause” for four months with their current mad rush to confirm a still unnamed nominee to the Supreme Court as quickly as possible. Yesterday, Senate Democrats took to the Senate floor to introduce a resolution honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and requesting her final wish be honored. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks As Republicans Block Resolution To Honor The Life And Legacy Of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Because It Acknowledged Her Final Wishes That Her Seat Not Be Filled Until After the Presidential Election

September 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to introduce a resolution in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life and accomplishments. This resolution also acknowledged Justice Ginsberg’s final wish, which was that her replacement to be installed after the presidential election. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) blocked the motion. Below is a transcript of Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Reaching The Devastating Milestone Of 200,000 COVID-19 Deaths In The United States

September 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to discuss the heartbreaking milestone of 200,000 American lives lost due to COVID-19. He also condemned the Trump Administration for lying to the American people regarding the gravity of this disease. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The “McConnell Ruse” And Calling On Republicans To Consider The Impact Of Proving Their Word Cannot Be Trusted If They Break Their Own Stated Principles To Confirm A Supreme Court Nominee Closer To A Presidential Election Than At Any Point Our Nation’s History

September 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to speak about the consequences of Republicans breaking their own stated principles to confirm President Trump’s still unnamed nominee to the Supreme Court immediately before a presidential election. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Enormous Stakes Of The Supreme Court Vacancy For Health Care And The Fundamental Rights Of Americans And Republican Hypocrisy In Moving Forward With A Supreme Court Nominee In A Presidential Election Year

September 21, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to lay out the enormous consequences this Supreme Court vacancy could have for the health care and fundamental rights of the American people. Senator Schumer said that Republicans’ praise of Justice Ginsburg is empty if they seek to undermine her last wish and legacy. Leader Schumer also spoke regarding the audacity of Republicans’ obvious violation of their own stated principles by deciding to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Condemning President Trump’s Disgraceful Remarks That The Lives Lost To Coronavirus In Blue States Do Not Count

September 17, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor condemning President Trump’s comments that lives lost to coronavirus in “blue states” do not count. Senator Schumer also reflected on President Trump’s failure to lead in the midst of this historic crisis despite promising the American people “I alone can fix it.” Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Senate Republicans Blocking A Resolution That Calls For An End To The Laundering Of Russian Disinformation Through The Congress

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor, along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce a resolution that calls for an end to the laundering of Russian disinformation through the Congress as Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) today moved forward with an admittedly partisan probe targeting the family of Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Johnson blocked the motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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