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Schumer Floor Remarks On His Upcoming Meeting With Judge Kavanaugh And The Need To Protect Americans With Pre-existing Conditions

August 21, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Block Access To Judge Kavanaugh's Full Record, Democrats’ Request To Chairman Grassley For All Kavanaugh Documents In The Judiciary Committee’s Possession, And The Trump Administration's Decision To Revoke Former CIA Director John Brennan's Security Clearance

August 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 3:30 p.m.] regarding Republican efforts to block access to Kavanaugh's  full record, Democrats’ request to Chairman Grassley for all Kavanaugh documents in the Judiciary Committee’s possession, and the Trump administration's decision to revoke former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:As we continue to review the nomination of Brett more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Obtain All Of Judge Kavanaugh’s Records And Junk Health Insurance Plans

August 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:47 a.m.] regarding the need to obtain all of Judge Kavanaugh’s records and short-term health care plans. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now for several weeks, our Republican colleagues have been stonewalling our efforts to gain access to Judge Kavanaugh’s full record on behalf of the Senate and more importantly on behalf of the American people. In doing so, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Refusal To Request Judge Kavanaugh’s Full Record, The Trump Administration’s New Tax Cuts For The Wealthy, North Korea’s Nuclear Program, And Ghost Guns

July 31, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:24 a.m.] regarding Republicans’ refusal to request Judge Kavanaugh’s full record, the Trump administration considering additional tax cuts for the wealthy, North Korea’s expanding nuclear program, and the need to regulate 3D printed guns. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, the Senate has a duty and responsibly to methodically review a Supreme Court nominee’s record. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Refusal To Request Judge Kavanaugh’s Full Record And Judicial Nominee Judge Britt Grant’s Extreme Legal Positions

July 30, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 3:30 p.m.] regarding Republicans’ refusal to request key Kavanaugh documents and judicial nominee Judge Britt Grant’s extreme legal positions. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, on Friday, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley, sent a letter to the George W. Bush Library requesting only a small portion of Judge Kavanaugh’s records. Traditionally, letters from more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Judge Kavanaugh’s Documents, President Trump’s Bailout Of Farmers, and President Trump’s Continued Refusal To Stand Up To President Putin

July 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:59 a.m.] regarding the need for the Senate to review Judge Kavanaugh’s documents, President Trump’s bailout of farmers hurt by his administration’s tariffs, and President Trump’s continued refusal to stand up to President Putin. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, eight years ago, when Elena Kagan was nominated to the Supreme Court, Senate Republicans said we must get all more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Failure Of The Bipartisan Senate Resolution Reaffirming That Russia Interfered In U.S. Elections And The Upcoming Vote On A Resolution Affirming Congress’ Opposition To Allowing Putin To Question U.S. Officials

July 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 12:09 p.m.] regarding the failure of a bipartisan resolution reaffirming that Russia interfered in our elections and the upcoming vote on a resolution affirming Congress’ opposition to allowing the Russian government to question U.S. officials:Madame President, first before I talk about the resolution that Senators Menendez, Schatz and myself have authored that will be voted on at 1:45 p.m., I’d like to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Congressional Action To Address President Trump’s Refusal To Stand Up To President Putin And The Trump Administration’s Sabotage Of Our Health Care System

July 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:30 a.m.] regarding how Congress must respond to President Trump’s refusal to stand up to President Putin, and the Trump administration’s ongoing sabotage of our health care system. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madame President, in the three days since the president returned from his humiliating display of obsequiousness in Helsinki, he has offered numerous explanations for his more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The President’s Insincere Attempt To Walk Back His Remarks From The Helsinki Summit And Judge Kavanaugh’s Concerning Views Regarding The Independent Counsel Law

July 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:22 a.m. EST] regarding President Trump’s attempt to walk back his denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and on Judge Kavanaugh’s concerning views regarding the constitutionality of the independent counsel law. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Yesterday, President Trump went through a “walk back.” President Trump’s “walk back” performance was pathetic, weak, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Refusal To Stand Up To President Putin And SCOTUS Nominee Judge Kavanaugh

July 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 3:53 p.m. EST] regarding President Trump’s refusal to confront President Putin and hold him accountable, and SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Well Mr. President, like any patriotic American, Democratic or Republican or Independent, I was appalled by the press conference that capped off the president’s trip to Europe this morning. President Trump more...


Schumer Remarks Following Trump-Putin Summit And Press Conference

July 16, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today held a media availability following the Trump-Putin summit and joint press conference. Below are his remarks:Good afternoon everybody. Sorry I’m a bit late.Now, in the entire history of our country, Americans have never seen a president of the United States support an adversary the way President Trump has supported President Putin.For the president of the United States to side with President Putin against American law enforcement, American more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On What’s At Stake For Americans’ Health Care With Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination

July 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx. 10:24 AM] regarding President Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Judge Kavanaugh and what’s at stake for Americans with his nomination. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, first let me thank my friend and colleague from Illinois. He’s a lamp of light in this horrible moment when children are separated from parents and we don’t even know who they are, don’t even know where their more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Importance Of NATO Alliance

July 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of the NATO alliance. Below are his remarks:Mr. President, President Trump is on his way today to attend the annual summit of NATO leaders in Brussels. The president should use the occasion to reinforce and build up the transatlantic alliance rather than tearing it down.Since its founding nearly 70 years ago, NATO has become the most powerful and successful security partnership ever created. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s SCOTUS Nominee, Judge Kavanaugh

July 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Now, Madam President, last night, President Trump selected Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court.In selecting Judge Kavanaugh, President Trump did exactly what he said he would do on the campaign trail - nominate someone who will overturn women’s more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The SCOTUS Vacancy, North Korea, And Rising Health Care Costs

July 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the SCOTUS vacancy, North Korea, and rising health care costs. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, as everyone knows, later tonight, President Trump will announce his nomination for the upcoming vacancy on the Supreme Court.Whoever fills Justice Kennedy’s seat will join an otherwise evenly divided court and immediately obtain the ability to affect the laws of the United States more...


Schumer Floor Remarks – What’s At Stake With Supreme Court Vacancy? Roe v. Wade And Health Care For Millions

June 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Justice Kennedy’s retirement. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Now, Mr. President, yesterday, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, creating a vacancy on the Supreme Court. After Kennedy’s departure, the Supreme Court will be evenly divided between justices appointed by Republican presidents and justices appointed by Democratic presidents. Whoever fills Justice Kennedy’s seat more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Supreme Court Vacancy

June 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Supreme Court vacancy. Below are his remarks which can also be viewedhere:“Mr. President, we recently received news that Justice Anthony Kennedy will be retiring, leaving a vacancy on the nation’s highest court.“This is the most important Supreme Court vacancy for this country in at least a generation. Nothing less than the fate of our health care system, reproductive rights for women, and countless more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Family Separation, The Migrant Crisis In Central America, Trade With China, And This Week’s SCOTUS Decisions

June 27, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding family separation, the migrant crisis in Central America, having a tough approach to China on trade, and the recent decisions coming out of the Supreme Court . Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Now, yesterday, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to immediately reunify the families who were separated by the administration’s policy. It certifies what we in the Congress already more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Family Separation, And The GOP Tax Scam

June 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the ongoing bipartisan appropriations process, family separation, and the effects of the GOP tax scam. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madame President, first on appropriations, the Senate is continuing the process and I want to thank Chairman Shelby, Ranking Member Leahy, Leader McConnell for their work in moving this process forward. It has been a long time since the Senate has more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Importance Of Quickly Reuniting Children With Their Families, Staying Tough On China, Health Care Rate Increases, And The Importance Of Civility In Politics

June 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of quickly, efficiently reuniting children with their families, staying tough on China, health care rate increases, and the importance of civility in politics. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:Madam President, as we are all aware, the Trump administration’s border policy has resulted in thousands of families separated at the border over the past few months.Despite the more...

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