Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Sen. McConnell & Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Nominations, Trump’s Attack On Dr. Ford, And The Need For Clarity In The Kavanaugh FBI Investigation

October 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:30 a.m.] regarding Senator McConnell and Republican’s hypocrisy on Supreme Court nominations, Trump’s attack on Dr. Ford, and the need for clarity in the Kavanaugh FBI investigation . Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now, Mr. President, I’m glad the Majority Leader and I get along. I’m glad that we’re able to do certain things together like the opioid bill and the appropriations more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Sen. McConnell & Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Nominations, And The FBI Investigation Into Judge Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:16 a.m.] regarding the FBI investigation into the allegations regarding Judge Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Thank you Madam President. Now, I like the Majority Leader. We get along quite well. He even laughs at my jokes, which sometimes aren’t very good, and we’re very proud that we’re working on the appropriations bills together in a bipartisan way, as this more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Thorough FBI Investigation Into The Allegations Regarding Judge Kavanaugh And Serious Concerns About Judge Kavanaugh’s Credibility

October 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 3:23 p.m.] regarding on the need for a thorough FBI investigation into the allegations regarding Judge Kavanaugh and serious concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s credibility. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Thank you, Mr. President. Now on Friday, Senators Flake and Collins and Murkowski, joined by Democratic Senators Coons, Klobuchar, and others, made the only fair move - to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Reopen Judge Kavanaugh’s FBI Background Investigation

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reopen Judge Kavanaugh’s FBI background investigation. Below are his remarks:Now Madam President, moments ago, another serious allegation of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh was made public in a sworn affidavit. There are now multiple, credible, serious, and corroborated allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, made under the penalty of perjury.The new affidavit by Mrs. Swetnick more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Regarding How Republican Leadership Has Handled Dr. Ford’s Allegations

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 10:25 a.m.] regarding how Republican leaders have handled Dr. Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, as we approach tomorrow’s hearing with Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, I want to be very clear about how the Republican leadership has handled these incredibly serious and credible allegations of sexual assault. The more...


Schumer Calls On Leader McConnell To Apologize To Dr. Ford

September 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 10:40 a.m.] on Leader McConnell’s remarks regarding Dr. Ford. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Thank you, Madam President. Yesterday, the Republican leader began his speech with a quote of mine. Let me begin mine with a quote of his: “We’re going to plow right through it.” That’s Leader McConnell, “We’re going to plow right through it.” He was speaking to the Values Voter more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Re-Open Judge Kavanaugh’s FBI Background Investigation

September 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 4:40 p.m.] regarding the need to re-open Judge Kavanaugh’s  FBI background investigation.  Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, in the confirmation of any Supreme Court nominee, it’s the Senate’s job to carefully and thoroughly review the nominee’s credentials, beliefs, background, and suitability for the position. Once confirmed, a Supreme Court Justice is not more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Thoroughly Complete Judge Kavanaugh's Hearings

September 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 10:48 a.m.] regarding the importance of not rushing Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me thank the senator from Florida for his steadfast actions in the Senate for many years, protecting Florida’s waterways which are not only a treasure to Floridians, but to all of us in America. And he deserves to be congratulated on that.Now Madam more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Postpone Kavanaugh Vote Until New Allegations Are Investigated, And New Legislation To Address Opioid Epidemic

September 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 4:01 p.m.] regarding the need to postpone the vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until these new allegations are investigated and new legislation to address the opioid epidemic. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, over the past few days, new allegations have come to light about President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. These more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The 17th Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks And Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

September 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 4:10 p.m.] regarding the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, yesterday was the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an event which changed my city and our country forever. I spent the morning at the 9/11 memorial in Lower Manhattan. Two deep scars in the earth remind us where more...


Schumer Remarks On Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearings

September 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks [at approx. 12:18 p.m. EST] regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings and the topics he has refused to provide concrete answers on. Senator Schumer’s remarks can also be viewed here. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee continues its hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. During yesterday’s session, the American people got to see a nominee who refused to answer even the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Conceal Key Kavanaugh Documents, What’s At Stake With Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination, And President Trump’s Recent Attempt To Politicize The Department Of Justice

September 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 4:00 PM] regarding Republican efforts to conceal key Kavanaugh documents, what’s at stake with Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, and President Trump’s recent attempt to politicize the Department of Justice. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me thank my good friend, who did a great, outstanding job this morning on the Judiciary Committee, for his graciousness and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Appropriations, NDAA, And Obtaining All Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Records

August 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the annual appropriations bills, passing the NDAA, and the need to obtain all of Judge Kavanaugh’s records. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, as the Senate continues to work on appropriations, I want to thank the chairman, Senator Shelby, the ranking member Senator Leahy for their work. The process so far has been productive and bipartisan in the Senate. Both more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator McCain’s Legacy And The Need To Review All Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Record

August 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 10:30 a.m.] regarding renaming the Russell Senate Office Building after Senator McCain and the need for Judge Kavanaugh’s record to be made public. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, as the Senate continues to mourn the loss of our friend and fellow senator, John McCain, let us dwell on how best to remember this great man - his friendship, his service, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Senator John McCain

August 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 4:19 p.m.] regarding the passing of Senator John McCain. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:On Saturday, August 25th, 2018, nine years to the day since the death of his friend Senator Kennedy, our friend and colleague Senator John S. McCain passed away.Knowing his prognosis prepared us for the inevitable, but it has not softened the blow. We feel a great and inexpressible more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Republicans To Stand Up To President Trump, Delaying Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearing, And The Danger Of Government Funding Of Guns For Teachers

August 23, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:10 AM EST] regarding the need for Republicans to stand up to the president, delaying Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing at least until his full record becomes public, and the Trump administration’s consideration of diverting federal funding to arm teachers. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, by any account, this has been a momentous week in the history of the Trump more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On the Senate Judiciary Committee To Delay Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearing

August 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:50 a.m.] regarding the need to delay Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing, given Michael Cohen’s recent guilty plea. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Yesterday, I met with President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Our conversation covered many different topics. Unfortunately, Judge Kavanaugh refused to answer even the most basic questions about his more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On His Upcoming Meeting With Judge Kavanaugh And The Need To Protect Americans With Pre-existing Conditions

August 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:35 a.m.] regarding his upcoming meeting with Judge Kavanaugh and the importance of providing good health care for Americans with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here   Madame President, today, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court will be making the rounds in the Senate. I will be meeting with him this afternoon, and several members of the Judiciary more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Block Access To Judge Kavanaugh's Full Record, Democrats’ Request To Chairman Grassley For All Kavanaugh Documents In The Judiciary Committee’s Possession, And The Trump Administration's Decision To Revoke Former CIA Director John Brennan's Security Clearance

August 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 3:30 p.m.] regarding Republican efforts to block access to Kavanaugh's  full record, Democrats’ request to Chairman Grassley for all Kavanaugh documents in the Judiciary Committee’s possession, and the Trump administration's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:As we continue to review the nomination of Brett more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Obtain All Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Records And Junk Health Insurance Plans

August 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:47 a.m.] regarding the need to obtain all of Judge Kavanaugh’s records and short-term health care plans. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now for several weeks, our Republican colleagues have been stonewalling our efforts to gain access to Judge Kavanaugh’s full record on behalf of the Senate and more importantly on behalf of the American people. In doing so, more...

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