Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And The Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill By the End of October

October 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better reconciliation package by the end of October. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passing A Continuing Resolution To Prevent A Government Shutdown

September 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming vote to pass a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until December 3rd, provide funding to help process and resettle Afghan refugees and finally deliver on critical disaster aid for Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Confirmation Votes Today On Rohit Chopra To Be CFPB Director, Tracy Stone-Manning To Be Director Of The Bureau Of Land Management, And Voting Rights Expert Dale Ho To Be A Federal District Court Judge For The Southern District Of New York

September 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the vote to confirm Rohit Chopra to serve as the Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Tracy Stone-Manning to be the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, and voting rights expert Dale Ho to be a District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York, and the importance of confirming more of President Biden’s qualified nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Republicans To Get Out Of The Way And Stop Blocking Democrats From Raising The Debt Ceiling To Avoid A Catastrophic Default Crisis

September 30, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need for Republicans to step aside and stop blocking Democrats from ensuring the full faith and credit of the United States by suspending the statutory debt ceiling. Senator Schumer also stated his intention to move to consider the House approved legislation providing for a clean debt-limit extension until the end of 2022 as early as next week. 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 Pass A Continuing Resolution And Avert A Government Shutdown

September 29, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, announcing Senate Democrats will introduce a continuing resolution that will keep the government funded until early December, provide long-sought emergency funding to help Americans still reeling from natural disasters, and funding to help re-settle Afghan refugees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of A Vote To Raise The Debt Ceiling And The Urgent Need To Avoid A Catastrophic Default Crisis

September 29, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and said that Senate Republicans must stop blocking a vote on legislation necessary to avert a catastrophic default crisis. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Republicans Rejecting Simple Majority Vote To Avoid Unprecedented Default

September 28, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor asking consent for a simple majority vote on a bill to suspend the debt ceiling. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) – who has for weeks insisted Democrats must vote on their own to raise the debt ceiling – rejected the notion of an up-or-down vote to suspend the debt ceiling. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Democrats Will Attempt To Avoid Default With Simple Majority Vote After Republicans Filibustered House-Passed Legislation To Fund The Government And Raise the Debt Ceiling

September 28, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after Republicans blocked legislation to fund the government and raise the debt ceiling. Leader Schumer announced that later today he will seek consent to set up a vote using the same process Republicans employed in 2006 to extend the debt ceiling at a simple majority threshold and avoid a catastrophic default crisis. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans Voting To Obstruct The House-Passed Continuing Resolution, Driving Our Country Straight Into A Government Shutdown And The First-Ever Default In Our History

September 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following a failed vote on the House-passed continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the debt limit. Senator Schumer made clear that although Senate Republicans have just voted to drive our country straight towards a government shutdown and the first-ever default in our history, the Senate will be taking further action to prevent this from happening. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Bringing The House-Passed Continuing Resolution To The Senate Floor Today For A Vote To Prevent A Government Shutdown And Suspend The Debt Limit

September 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the catastrophic consequences to the economy and American households if the U.S. defaults on its debt, which is why Leader Schumer will be bringing the House-passed continuing resolution on to the Senate floor today for a vote in order to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the debt limit.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Bringing The House-Passed Continuing Resolution To The Senate Floor Today For A Vote To Prevent A Government Shutdown And Suspend The Debt Limit

September 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the catastrophic consequences to the economy and American households if the U.S. defaults on its debt, which is why Leader Schumer will be bringing the House-passed continuing resolution on to the Senate floor today for a vote in order to prevent a government shutdown and suspend the debt limit.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Setting Up Senate Floor Vote On Funding The Government And Averting A Catastrophic Default Crisis

September 23, 2021

fund the government and avert default. Because of this action, the Senate will vote on cloture on the motion to proceed to the House-passed continuing resolution on Monday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Vote For The House-Passed Continuing Resolution To Keep The Government Running And Avoid Catastrophic Default

September 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit and the need for Senators to vote in favor of the House-passed continuing resolution to fund the government and avoid catastrophic default. Senator Schumer added that raising the debt ceiling is about paying the bills that have already been racked up, not new debt. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Votes Today To Overcome Republican Obstruction And Confirm Critical Diplomatic And National Security Nominees

September 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to lay out the importance of confirming President Biden’s nominees to the Department of State and other agencies that play an indispensable role in keeping America safe. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Forward With Confirming President Biden’s Qualified Nominees, Despite Republican Obstruction

September 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of confirming President Biden’s nominees to positions critical to U.S. diplomacy and national security, despite Republicans obstruction. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: If Republicans Want To Avoid A Catastrophic Default And Government Shutdown, They Need To Vote For The House-Passed Continuing Resolution

September 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senators to vote for the House-passed continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and prevent a historic default that would lead to catastrophic economic consequences. Senator Schumer added that raising the debt ceiling is about paying the bills that have already been racked up, not new debt. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Biden Nominees And Moving Forward With The Nomination Of Rohit Chopra To Serve As Director Of The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republican obstruction of President Biden’s well-qualified nominees. Senator Schumer announced that today he will file a discharge petition on the nomination of Rohit Chopra to serve as Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On His Intention To Bring The Freedom To Vote Act For A Vote On The Senate Floor

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his intention to bring the Freedom to Vote Act for a vote on Senate floor in order to protect our Democracy and fight back against voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Completely Unacceptable Treatment Of Haitian Asylum Seekers At Our Southern Border

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the mistreatment of Haitian asylum-seekers at our southern border, calling on the Biden administration to end the Trump-era policies resulting in the expulsion of asylum seekers. Senator Schumer also urged the Biden Administration to uphold our refugee laws and immediately put a stop to these expulsions. 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 Taking Bipartisan Action To Keep The Government Open And Avoid Default

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to take bipartisan action to keep the government open through December 3rd of this year and avoid a needless and dangerous shutdown, provide emergency funding to help resettle Afghan evacuees, and suspend the debt ceiling until December of 2022. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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