Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Anniversary Of The January 6th Insurrection And The Need For The Senate To Act To Defend Our Democracy

January 4, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding how President Trump’s Big Lie led to both the January 6th insurrection and Republican assaults on voting rights across the country, and the need for the Senate to take action to protect our democracy.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Life Of Nevada Senator Harry Reid

January 4, 2022

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senate Majority Leader, Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who will lie in state on January 12. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Build Back Better Act

December 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the ongoing negotiations and progress made toward finalizing the Build Back Better Act in order to deliver for the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Working Today To Confirm President Biden’s Historic Judicial Nominees And Key Administration Officials Despite Republican Obstruction

December 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the votes today to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified judicial nominees and administration officials despite Republican obstruction. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Fight To Protect Voting Rights

December 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the fight to protect voting rights. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Voting Rights Legislation

December 16, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding making important progress on voting rights legislation to protect the right to vote and safeguard our elections. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Filing Cloture On Twenty-Two Of President Biden’s Nominations And The Need To Confirm President Biden’s Nominees Despite Republican Obstruction

December 16, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm President Biden’s nominees. Last night, Senator Schumer filed cloture on twenty-two of President Biden’s qualified nominees facing Republican obstruction. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Senate Judiciary Committee Introducing Judge Ali Nathan, His Recommendation Be A Circuit Judge For The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals

December 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the Senate Judiciary Committee introducing Ali Nathan, his recommendation to be a Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Vote On The National Defense Authorization Act And On Build Back Better And Voting Rights Legislation

December 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s vote to pass the National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Schumer also spoke on the Build Back Better Act and voting rights legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Confirming President Biden’s Historic Judicial Nominees And Republican Obstruction Of Key Administration Officials

December 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the historic success this Senate has had in confirming President Biden’s well-qualified judicial nominees and the need to confirm President Biden’s team in the face of Republican obstruction. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Confirm President Biden’s Well-Qualified Nominees To The Federal Bench

December 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming votes to confirm President Biden’s nominees Samantha Elliott as District Judge for the District of New Hampshire and Jennifer Sung to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Congressional Leadership Holding A Moment Of Silence In Remembrance Of 800,000 American Lives Lost To The COVID-19 Pandemic

December 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor announcing a moment of silence on the Capitol Steps in remembrance of the 800,000 American lives lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Raising The Debt Limit, Moving Forward On The National Defense Authorization Act, And Continuing To Make Progress On Build Back Better

December 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s votes to proceed to legislation to address the debt limit and invoke cloture on the National Defense Authorization Act. Senator Schumer also provided an update on the Build Back Better Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Vote To Confirm Judge Lucy Koh As A Circuit Judge For The Ninth Circuit

December 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming vote to confirm Judge Lucy Koh to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Schumer also highlighted the historic diversity of the judges the Senate has confirmed to the federal bench. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Debt Ceiling, Build Back Better, And NDAA

December 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the important work of addressing the debt limit, Build Back Better Act, and the NDAA. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Impact Of Deadly Tornadoes Across The South And Midwest

December 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding those impacted by the deadly tornadoes this past week and the federal response. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks After Senate Passed Legislation To Fast-Track The Process To Raise The Debt Ceiling And Avoid Default

December 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after the Senate passed legislation that allows a fast-tracked process to raise the debt ceiling. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Congressional Tribute Ceremony For The Honorable Robert J. Dole

December 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the Congressional tribute ceremony for Senator Robert J. Dole. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On The Biden Administration To Extend The Pause On Student Loan Payments

December 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling on the Biden Administration to extend the moratorium on student loan payments. Senator Schumer also urged the administration to take further action and cancel student loan debt. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Make Good Progress Towards Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

December 9, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress being made towards passing President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, legislation that will lower costs for American families and provide the largest investments to date to fight climate change. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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