Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For The Senate To Take Significant Action On The Climate Crisis By Approving The Kigali Treaty

November 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling for the approval of the Kigali Treaty that will curb our country’s use of dangerous hydrofluorocarbons. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Floor Consideration Of The National Defense Authorization Act

November 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act. 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 The Rest Of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda To Lower Costs, Grow The Economy And Fight Inflation

November 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda to lower costs, grow the economy and fight inflation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Forward The National Defense Authorization Act And Legislation To Boost American Competitiveness

November 16, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate beginning consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act, stating his intent to add legislation to boost US innovation and competitiveness to the measure. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Enactment Of The Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act And The Need To Pass The Rest Of President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

November 16, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the enactment of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and laid out the urgent need to follow up on this historic legislation by passing the rest of President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Remarks At White House Signing Ceremony For The Historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment And Jobs Act

November 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke at the White House with President Biden, Vice President Harris, and a bipartisan group of legislators celebrating the signing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Republicans To Stop Stalling The Confirmation Of Dilawar Syed, President Biden’s Nominee To Be Deputy Administrator Of The Small Business Administration

November 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor urging Republicans to stop stalling the confirmation of Dilawar Syed, President Biden’s nominee to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Vote To Confirm Robert Santos As Director Of The Census Bureau

November 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s vote to confirm Robert Santos as Director of the Census Bureau. 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 The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 4, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican obstruction of John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act and vowed to continue fighting to defend democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:            

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Make Progress To Achieve The Goal Of Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

November 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the good progress made toward finalizing and passing legislation to achieve President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Blocking Senate Consideration Of The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after Senate Republicans voted to block consideration of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Dilawar Syed, President Biden’s Nominee To Be Deputy Administrator Of The Small Business Administration

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republicans’ callous stonewalling of President Biden’s uncontroversial nominees, including Dilawar Syed for Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Consideration Of The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate vote to begin consideration of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Shortly before his death, the great John Lewis offered the American people a parting message:“When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each more...


Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Democrats’ Focus On Finalizing And Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan To Deliver Help For The American People

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued progress made toward finalizing and passing President Biden’s transformative Build Back Better plan to deliver help for the American people. Senator Schumer also laid out the agreement reached to lower prescription drug prices. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Obstructing Crucial Nominations And Endangering National Security

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on the Senate floor to call on Senate Republicans to stop obstructing routine nominations and subsequently endangering national security. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Remarks On Drug Price Negotiation Agreement

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced an agreement to include drug price negotiation in President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Continued Progress Made Toward Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued progress made toward passing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, a historic step forward for American families. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Historic Confirmations Of President Biden’s Judicial Nominees To The Federal Bench

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the twenty-eight historic confirmations of President Biden’s judicial nominees 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 In Advance Of Tomorrow’s Vote On Whether To Begin Debate On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of tomorrow’s vote to begin debate on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Before Filing Cloture On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of filing cloture on the motion to proceed to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, setting up a vote on Wednesday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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