Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Emergency COVID Relief Legislation

December 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing an update on emergency COVID relief legislation that the American people desperately need. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Distribution Of Historic Coronavirus Vaccine

December 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the distribution and recent approval of the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks: For The Sake Of Our Democracy, Republicans Should Follow Leader McConnell And Acknowledge President-Elect Joe Biden

December 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Republicans in the House and Senate to follow Leader McConnell’s statement and acknowledge President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Progress Made On Bipartisan Energy Bill, Emergency COVID Relief & Important Business The Senate Must Complete This Year

December 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the progress that has been made on the bipartisan energy bill, the important business that the Senate must complete by the end of this year, and the need for a comprehensive COVID-19 relief bill to be passed immediately. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Distribution Of The First Coronavirus Vaccine; Schumer Says He "Will Not Skip The Line" To Take COVID Vaccine

December 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the distribution and recent approval of the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine and how he will not skip the line to take the vaccine before those who need it most.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Electoral College Vote

December 14, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s electoral college vote for President-elect Biden. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans Standing In The Way of Bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief To Support The American People

December 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass serious bipartisan emergency legislation to provide relief from the COVID pandemic. Senator Schumer laid out the need to support our essential workers and state and local governments and explained how the Republican Leader has blocked compromise legislation for months as the pandemic worsened. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Importance Of Support For State And Local Governments And The Need To Pass An Emergency COVID-Relief Bill To Help American Families

December 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgency to pass an emergency COVID relief bill to help families in need. Senator Schumer laid out how funding for state and local governments would support frontline workers and first responders and explained why Senator McConnell’s sweeping corporate immunity proposal is expressly partisan and a solution in search of a problem. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On HSGAC Chairman Johnson To Call Off “Ridiculous Charade" Hearing That Undermines Faith in Our Democracy

December 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling on Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) to call off his announced hearing next week that attempts to lend credence to President Trump’s wild and disproven conspiracy theories and undermines our democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Nomination Of Secretary-Designate Lloyd Austin To Lead The Defense Department And The Need To Confirm President-Elect Biden’s Well-Qualified Nominees

December 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President-elect Biden’s selection of Lloyd Austin to be the next Secretary of Defense and on his meeting with leading members of President-elect Biden’s economic team. Senator Schumer also laid out the double standard Republican Senators are showing with their stated concerns regarding the qualifications of President-elect Biden’s nominees for various Cabinet positions. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Bidding Farewell To Profile In Courage For Our Times Alabama Senator Doug Jones

December 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding retiring Senator Doug Jones (D-AL). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Reach A Bipartisan Agreement On Emergency COVID Relief For American Families Using The Bipartisan, Bicameral Framework As The Basis For Negotiations

December 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reach a bipartisan agreement on emergency COVID relief for American families, reiterating that the bipartisan framework presented last week should be the basis for negotiations. Senator Schumer also laid out why the White House proposal released yesterday misses the mark on support for unemployed workers. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on the Senate to Reject The Nomination Of Nathan Simington To The FCC

December 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor urging colleagues to reject the confirmation of FCC nominee Nathan Simington and his misleading remarks to the Commerce Committee about his role in the president’s desired changes to Section 230. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass Emergency COVID Relief To American Families And How Senator McConnell’s Partisan Proposals are Delaying Necessary Action

December 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican leader’s “red line” on a sweeping corporate immunity proposal derailing emergency coronavirus relief for the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Bidding Farewell To True Champion Of The American West Retiring New Mexico Senator Tom Udall

December 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding retiring Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of President-Elect Biden’s Healthcare Team And Calling On Chairman Johnson To Revoke His Invitation Of A Prominent Anti-Vaxxer To Appear Before The Homeland Security Committee Tomorrow

December 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President-elect Biden’s selection of Xavier Becerra to be HHS Secretary, Dr. Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky to be CDC Director and called for them to be confirmed quickly so that the new administration can fight the ongoing pandemic. Senator Schumer also highlighted the contrast between the announcement of these qualified nominees with Senate Republicans’ calling on a prominent anti-vaccine activist to testify before the Homeland Security Committee tomorrow. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Life And Legacy of Senator Paul Sarbanes

December 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the life and influential legacy of former Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Urgent Need For Bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Legislation

December 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American people’s need for serious emergency COVID relief legislation as soon as possible and Leader McConnell’s refusal to bring a bipartisan bill to the floor. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Senator Udall Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

December 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. - While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage and as Democrats work toward an agreement on a bipartisan, bicameral relief bill, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Udall begins by reflecting on his time in the Senate fighting to protect the environment, to support Native communities and to reform our democracy for the American people. In the address, Senator Udall emphasizes more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Bipartisan, Bicameral Emergency Coronavirus Relief Negotiations

December 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to work in a bipartisan and bicameral manner to negotiate emergency coronavirus relief for millions of Americans in need, using the bipartisan framework introduced earlier this week as the basis for negotiations. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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