Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Refusal To Seriously Confront Climate Change, Three Voting Rights Priorities In The Wake Of Continued Efforts To Curb Voter Access, And The Need For President Trump To Take A Hard Line On U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

March 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republicans' refusal to seriously confront climate change, three voting rights priorities in the wake of continued efforts to curb voter access, and the need for President Trump to take a hard line on U.S.-China trade negotiations. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, for all of the Senate's vaunted traditions about grand debates, we rarely practice the actual art - the real more...


Schumer Announces Resolution To Establish A Senate Select Committee On The Climate Change Crisis, Strongly Urges Rejection Of Chad Readler’s Nomination To The Sixth Circuit

March 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor announced a new resolution to establish a Senate Select Committee on the Climate Crisis and strongly urged colleagues to reject Chad Readler's nomination to the Sixth Circuit. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, maybe Leader McConnell doesn't realize this, but because of the political stunt vote he is planning on his version of the green new deal, for the first time in a long time the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Chad Readler’s Nomination To The Sixth Circuit, The Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Republicans’ Refusal To Seriously Confront Climate Change, And The Need For President Trump To Take A Hard Line On U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

March 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Chad Readler's nomination to the Sixth Circuit, the resolution to terminate President Trump's national emergency declaration, Republicans' refusal to seriously confront climate change, and the need for President Trump to take a hard line on U.S.-China trade negotiations. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Just briefly, I heard my good friend the Republican Leader decry HR.1. He called it more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Chad Readler’s Nomination To The Sixth Circuit Court Of Appeals, The Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Republicans’ Silence On Climate Change, And The Need For President Trump To Take A Hard Line On U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

March 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Chad Readler's nomination to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, the resolution to terminate President Trump's national emergency declaration, Republicans' silence on climate change, and the need for the president to take a hard line on U.S.-China trade negotiations. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: M. President, this week the Senate will vote on another of President Trump's hard-right more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Departure Of Longtime Senate Staffer Bruce King

February 28, 2019

I wanted to take a moment to pay tribute. You know, we have staffers here, Mr. President, who are just the unsung heroes, they work day-in, day-out. Because of their diligent work, the world, the country, is a better place. And, one of those people who works in quiet dignity, and gets so much done, and is so well respected, is Bruce King. He’s been indispensable to my office, and today, this afternoon, it’s my unfortunate duty to say farewell to Bruce.He’s worked in the Senate in some capacity more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For President Trump To Take A Hard Line On U.S.-China Trade Negotiations, As He Did With North Korea, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act Of 2019, And Climate Change – A Real, Manmade Threat Requiring Immediate Action

February 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for President Trump to take a hard line on U.S.-China trade negotiations, as he did with North Korea, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, and climate change - a real, manmade threat requiring immediate action. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: M. President, several hours ago, in the middle of the night here in the United States, we received word that the summit in more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On EPA Nominee Andrew Wheeler And Senate Democrats’ New Resolution Affirming Three Things: Climate Change Is Real, Human Activity Contributes To It, And Congress Must Take Immediate Action

February 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding S.J.Res. 9, Senate Democrats' resolution affirming three things: climate change is real, human activity contributes to it, and Congress must take immediate action. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, I am joined by a group of my Democratic colleagues this morning to talk about the greatest threat facing our country and our planet: climate change. Despite the gravity and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Silence On Climate Change, And Warning President Trump Not To Settle For Weak Agreements With Either North Korea Or China

February 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republicans' silence on climate change and warned President Trump not to settle for weak agreements with either North Korea or China. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now Mr. President I heard Leader McConnell knocking the Green New Deal, I would ask the Leader, and were going to keep asking him, and every Republican in this chamber: what they would do about climate change? So Leader more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, The U.S.-North Korea Summit, The President Delaying Deadline To Increase Tariffs On Chinese Goods, GOP Legislation To Limit Women’s Reproductive Health Rights, And Reauthorizing The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

February 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s national emergency declaration, the U.S.-North Korea Summit,  the president delaying the imposition of higher tariffs on China, an upcoming Senate vote to shut down reproductive health care providers, and reauthorizing the Victim Compensation Fund for 9/11 victims and their families. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: M. President, before Congress went out of session more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on the Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Legislation To Close Dangerous Loopholes In Firearm Background Checks, The Surge In Corporate Stock Buybacks, Climate Change, And Congressional Authority Over North Korea Sanctions

February 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the resolution to terminate President Trump's national emergency declaration, legislation to close dangerous loopholes in firearm background checks, the surge in corporate stock buybacks, and Congressional authority over North Korea sanctions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, today the House of Representatives will take up a motion to terminate the state of emergency more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Nominee William Barr And The Natural Resources Management Act

February 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Attorney General nominee William Barr and S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: The Judiciary Committee, I don't know if they voted yet, but if they haven't they will vote shortly on the nomination of William Barr to the Senate. I knew Mr. Barr when he was Attorney General, when he was general counsel to Verizon - that's a New York company that I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Bipartisan Agreement Reached To Avoid A Government Shutdown

February 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan agreement reached to avoid a government shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later today, we'll vote on the agreement by the conference committee to keep the government open as well as provide additional border security. Once again I want to applaud the members of the conference committee and their staffs, they were the nub here, and they did outstanding work, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Tentative, Bipartisan Agreement Reached To Avoid A Government Shutdown And Challenges Facing The Free Press

February 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tentative agreement reached by members of the bipartisan conference committee to avoid a government shutdown and challenges facing the free press. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, last night, the country heard some good news. The members of the conference committee announced a tentative agreement to keep the government open past Friday as well as provide additional more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Contradictory, Often Misleading, State Of The Union Address

February 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's State of the Union address, which was full of contradictions and inaccuracies and failed to address the real problems facing the country. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now Mr. President, last night President Trump had the opportunity to bring our parties together and offer the Congress and the country a new vision for the next two years of divided more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Tomorrow’s State Of The Union Address And Schumer’s New Proposal To Address The Scourge Of Stock Buybacks And Help American Workers

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's Upcoming State of the Union address - the state the Trump economy, our health care system, the Trump administration, and the president's foreign policy. He also spoke on his and Senator Bernie Sanders' new plan to address the scourge of stock buybacks and encourage productive investments in American workers. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Tomorrow, President more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Prevent More Trump Shutdowns, And Insisting That President Trump Does Not Back Down On Huawei Charges

January 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the widespread suffering caused by the Trump shutdown, the need for President Trump to stay out of Congressional negotiations to prevent another shutdown, the Justice Department’s recent charges against the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, and the Koch network’s attempts to rebrand itself as less partisan. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now hundreds of thousands of federal workers more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Shutdown’s Devastating Impact on the U.S. Economy

January 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging President Trump to expedite the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of federal workers and avoid another partial government shutdown, after a report from the Congressional Budget Office concluded the Trump Shutdown cost our economy billions of dollars.  Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, as the dust settles from the longest shutdown in American history, we have work to do more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi On The End Of The Trump Shutdown

January 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi held a joint press conference after President Trump announced he would support a three week continuing resolution to reopen the government and provide relief to hundreds of thousands of federal workers suffering because of the Trump Shutdown, and then debate border security. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Well, good afternoon. First I am proud that this is more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Widespread Suffering Caused By The Trump Shutdown And The Upcoming Senate Vote On House-Passed Legislation To Reopen The Government

January 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the widespread suffering caused by the Trump Shutdown and the upcoming Senate vote on House-passed legislation to reopen the government. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now President Trump has now kept the government shut down for thirty-four days, and the pain inflicted on the American people and its government getting deeper and deeper every day.  Our economy is suffering. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Upcoming Senate Vote On House-Passed Legislation To Reopen The Government – Legislation That Would Provide Relief To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Federal Workers Suffering Because Of The Trump Shutdown

January 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming Senate vote on House-passed legislation to reopen the government - legislation that would provide relief to hundreds of thousands of federal workers suffering because of the Trump Shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, yesterday the Republican Leader, my friend, announced that the Senate would hold two votes on Thursday afternoon. First, the more...

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