Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Judiciary Committee Vote On Steven Menashi, President Trump’s Radical Nominee To The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals In New York

November 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the nomination of Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York, urging the Senate Judiciary Committee to vote against him. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: In a few minutes, maybe as of now, the Judiciary will be holding a vote on a nominee who is dangerously unfit to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Mr. Steven Menashi of New York. His more...


Senate Republican Blocks Attempt By Sens. Schumer And Hirono To Pass Senate Resolution Recognizing The Duty Of Congress And Executive Branch To Protect The Identity Of Whistleblowers And Safeguard Them From Retaliation

November 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer, joined by Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), today went to the Senate floor to make a unanimous consent request to immediately pass S. Res. 408, a resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that Congress, the Executive Branch, and the president have a duty to protect the identity of whistleblowers and ensure that they are not retaliated against. Senate Republican Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked the unanimous consent request to pass this resolution, which more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Republicans To Examine The Facts And Not Pre-Judge The Results Of The Impeachment Inquiry And On The Need For Senate Republicans To Join Senate Dems In Passing A Resolution Recognizing The Duty Of Congress And Executive Branch To Protect All Whistleblowers

November 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, calling on Republicans to examine the facts in the House impeachment inquiry and not pre-judge the results of the impeachment inquiry. Senator Schumer also spoke on the need for Senate Republicans to join Senate Democrats to pass a resolution offered by Senator Hirono (D-HI) recognizing the duty of Congress and the Executive Branch to protect all whistleblowers. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Long List Of Unqualified And Radical Judicial Nominees

November 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's long list of unqualified and radical judicial nominees. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later today, President Trump will give remarks from the White House on the judiciary, presumably to give himself one big pat on the back for the federal bench. He's good at that. He likes doing that. He does that almost more than governing. As a Senator, I have now more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Republicans To Examine The Facts In The House Impeachment Inquiry, The Need To Protect Whistleblowers, President Trump’s Abandonment Of His Promise To Act On Background Checks, And President Trump’s Dangerous Decision To Formally Withdraw The U.S. From The Paris Climate Agreement

November 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, calling on Republicans to examine the facts in the House impeachment inquiry, the need to protect whistleblowers amid calls from Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and President Trump to disclose the IC whistleblower's identity, President Trump's abandonment of his commitment to pass background checks legislation, and the president's official notification that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Calling On Republicans To Put Country Over Party And Examine The Facts In The House Impeachment Inquiry, And Protecting Hard-Earned Pensions For American Workers

October 31, 2019

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's hall-of-mirrors approach to legislating and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, and called on Republicans to quit their theatrics and examine the facts in the House impeachment inquiry in light of the House resolution today to codify the impeachment process. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the thousands of Murray Energy workers at risk of losing their pensions after the more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks Urging Senate Judiciary Committee To Vote Down Steven Menashi, President Trump’s Radical Nominee To The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals In New York

October 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) made the following remarks on a press call today with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), the Alliance for Justice, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and American Federation Of Teachers ahead of the Judiciary Committee's Thursday vote on the nomination of Steven Menashi to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Schumer highlighted Menashi's well-documented hostility to commonsense gun safety and civil rights more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Calling For Whistleblower Protections For Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, The Senate Vote On The Trump Administration Rule To Promote Junk Health Care Plans, And The All-Senators Briefing On The Situation In Syria

October 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, the Senate vote to overturn the Trump administration's rule to push forward junk health care plans, and the all-Senators briefing from members of the administration on the situation in Northern Syria. Senator Schumer also called on Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff of the Army General James C. McConville to ensure that Lt. Colonel more...


TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks Ahead Of Senate Vote To Reverse Harmful Trump Admin. Rule That Could Sabotage Americans’ Health Care And Roll Back Pre-Existing Condition Protections

October 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) held a press call today ahead of the vote Senate Democrats are forcing on a resolution to roll back the Trump administration's rule to promote junk insurance plans, which the Trump administration is using to sabotage Americans' health care and that could undermine the critical pre-existing condition protections that more than 130 million Americans rely on. Below are more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, The Upcoming Senate Vote On The Trump Administration’s Rule That Promotes Junk Health Care Plans, And The Future Of Clean Cars

October 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans' hall-of-mirrors approach to legislating and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, the upcoming Senate vote to overturn the Trump administration's rule to push forward junk health care plans, and the future of clean cars in creating jobs. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Even as the Senate works through a grouping of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Former Senator Kay Hagan, The Death Of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi And The Need For A Comprehensive Plan To Defeat ISIS, The Need for Republicans to Reckon With The Facts Uncovered By the House Impeachment Inquiry, The Upcoming Senate Vote on the Trump Administration’s Rule On Junk Health Care Plans, And The Future Of Clean Cars

October 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor on the passing of former Senator Kay Hagan of North Carolina. Senator Schumer also spoke about President Trump neglecting to notify Congressional leaders of U.S. operations to eliminate ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the administration's need to create a strategy to defeat ISIS forces, the need for all members to consider evidence discovered in the course of the House impeachment inquiry, the upcoming Senate vote more...


Schumer Remarks At Ceremony Honoring Congressman Elijah Cummings: Our Country Has Lost A Giant

October 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke at the Statuary Hall ceremony to honor Congressman Elijah Cummings as his body lies in the United States Capitol Building. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: In his first speech in Congress, Elijah famously quoted Maryland Congressman Mitchell, extolling the virtues and deficiencies of the 'one-minute,' the 60-second limit of speaking on the House floor. This morning I feel the deficiencies of having more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Seek The Facts In The House Impeachment Inquiry Despite Republican Theatrics, President Trump’s Reckless Decision To Lift Sanctions Against Turkey And Lack Of Plan To Defeat ISIS; And Judicial Nominees Justin Walker And Steven Menashi

October 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to seek the facts in the House impeachment inquiry following the explosive testimony of Ambassador Taylor and the need for the Trump administration to respond to congressional subpoenas. Senator Schumer also spoke on President Trump's latest nonsensical and counterproductive foreign policy decision to lift sanctions against Turkey, and the nominations of Justin Walker to the United States District more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Lack Of A Strategy In Syria, The Trump Administration’s Refusal To Brief Congress On Any Plan To Fix The Mess It Created In Syria, And Special Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting Today With Brett McGurk, Former U.S. Government Envoy For The Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS

October 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president's decision to abandon the U.S.'s Kurdish allies in Syria, a vote on which was blocked by Senate Republicans yesterday. Senator Schumer also revealed that Senate Democrats will hold a special Democratic Caucus meeting today with the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS under more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Despite Overwhelming Bipartisan Support, Senate Republican Blocks Schumer Attempt To Hold A Vote On Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Opposing President Trump’s Disastrous Decision On Syria

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today went to the Senate floor to make a unanimous consent request to hold a vote on H.J.Res. 77, a bipartisan, bicameral House-passed resolution opposing President Trump's recent and disastrous decision on Syria. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked passage of this critical resolution last week and today objected to even holding a Senate vote, which passed the House last week 354-60 with the support of House Republican more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling Out The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process In Senator McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard And Urging The Senate To Pass The Bipartisan House-Passed Resolution Condemning The President’s Foreign Policy Failure In Syria

October 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, and calling for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president's decision to abandon the U.S.'s Kurdish allies in Syria. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just heard the majority leader, Leader McConnell, say that he wants to see if we can do more...

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