Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Senate To Move Forward With The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act And Announcing Intent To Act On The Bipartisan Water Infrastructure Bill Next Week

April 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of the vote on proceeding to the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act regarding the importance of passing legislation to respond to the wave of anti-Asian hate across the country. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Surge In Anti-Asian Violence And The Need To Bring Up And Debate The Bringing The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the rising tide of violence and discrimination against Asian Americans and the need to vote on whether to take up and debate the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act on the Senate floor. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Importance Of Confirming Polly Trottenberg To Be Deputy Secretary Of Transportation And Continuing To Confirm All Of President Biden’s Well-Qualified Nominees

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of continuing to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified nominees, like Polly Trottenberg to serve as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Lying In Honor Congressional Tribute To U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans

April 13, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke at the Lying in Honor Congressional Tribute to U.S. Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks as delivered:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Strengthening Our Recovery And Creating The Jobs Of The Future With The Big, Bold Investment Of President Biden’s Infrastructure And Jobs Bill

April 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s infrastructure and jobs plan that would build on the historic American Rescue Plan and solidify our recovery. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Address The Surge In Anti-Asian Violence By Passing The COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act And Continuing The Confirmation Of President Biden’s Well-Qualified Nominees

April 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for the Senate to respond to the wave of Anti-Asian hate crimes by passing the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act and on the Senate continuing its work to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Remembrance Of Officer William “Billy” Evans

April 12, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tragic death of Officer William Evans and his upcoming memorial service. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Important Work Completed In The Productive First Work Period Of 2021And Laying Out How The Senate Democratic Majority Will Continue To Make Progress On Other Issues Facing The American People

March 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the important work completed in first few weeks of the 117th Congress and previewed the agenda for the next work period. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Historic Confirmation Vote On Dr. Rachel Levine To Serve As President Biden’s Assistant Secretary Of Health And Human Services

March 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming confirmation vote of Dr. Rachel Levine for Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services. She will be the first openly transgender official ever confirmed by the United States Senate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: Under The Democratic Majority, The Senate Will Debate And Address The Epidemic Of Gun Violence In This Country

March 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the plague of gun violence in our country and the need to act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Senate Rules Committee Hearing On S.1., The For The People Act, Legislation To Strengthen American Democracy

March 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the Senate Rules Committee hearing on S.1., the For The People Act, a top priority in this Congress that will strengthen American democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: This Senate Is Going To Debate And Address The Epidemic Of Gun Violence In This Country

March 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tragic shooting in Boulder, Colorado last night and the need to address the epidemic of gun violence that continues to steal innocent lives with alarming regularity. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Take Action Against The Rising Tide Of Abuse And Violence Against Members Of The Asian American Community

March 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the surge in violent attacks against the Asian-American community and the Senate’s responsibility to bring legislation to the floor to address COVID-related hate crimes and counter the threat of domestic terrorism and violent white supremacy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Urgent Need For The Senate To Extend The Bipartisan Pay Check Protection Program (PPP) This Week

March 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for the Senate to act this week to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Confirmation Vote On Boston Mayor Marty Walsh To Be Secretary Of Labor

March 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s vote today to confirm Mayor Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Making History With New Sergeant At Arms Karen Gibson And The First All-Female SAA Leadership

March 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Lieutenant General Karen Gibson officially assuming her position as the  42nd Sergeant at Arms in the Senate’s history. Lieutenant General Karen Gibson will be joined by Kelly Fado, as Deputy Sergeant at Arms, and Jennifer Hemingway as chief of staff. This is the first time in Senate history that the leadership of the Sergeant at Arms is comprised entirely of women.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Surge In Bigotry, Intolerance, And Prejudice Against The Asian-American Community

March 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the increased threat of violence against the Asian-American community and standing up for our Asian American brothers and sisters. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The American Rescue Plan And Highlighting The Critical Investment In Housing Assistance For Struggling Americans

March 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Rescue Plan that is delivering desperately needed housing assistance to struggling Americans and setting the stage for a supercharged economic recovery. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Confirmation Of Xavier Becerra As HHS Secretary And Continuing To Deliver All Of President Biden’s Cabinet Nominees

March 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as HHS Secretary and progress toward confirming all of President Biden’s Cabinet nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Remarks And New Fact Sheet Outlining How American Rescue Plan Helps Puerto Rico

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Following the enactment of the American Rescue Plan into law, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Hispanic Federation President and CEO Frankie Miranda held a press call today outlining how this sweeping federal recovery package will assist fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. Below are leader Schumer’s remarks, which can also be heard here. The Fact Sheet on Puerto Rico Wins can be found here.

 

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