Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Failure To Provide Any Support To Transit Systems And State And Local Workers Suffering Because Of COVID in Their Partisan Coronavirus Bill

September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans refusal to provide stimulus funding for an essential industry: transit. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Finally, on transit. COVID-19 has changed nearly every aspect of American life, but Senate Republicans and the White House only want to address the barest sliver of the problems in our country. So this week, I've been pointing out more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Calling For An All-Senators Briefing On The Threat Putin’s Interference Poses To Our Elections Following Reports That Trump Administration Officials Are Withholding And Misrepresenting Intelligence Findings To Help The President’s Political Image

September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for an in-person, all-Senate intelligence briefing on the Trump Administration's relationship with Russia. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Finally. According to a whistleblower complaint filed by a former senior official in the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, political leaders at DHS told him to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How, After Months Of Unnecessary Delays, Republicans’ Coronavirus Bill Fails To Meet The Needs Of The American People

September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and railed against Senate Republicans’ partisan COVID-response bill, which is laden with poison pills like corporate immunity and falls far short of the needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Today, the Senate will take a rather pointless vote on the latest, highly partisan Republican, emaciated COVID-relief bill.Now, the Republican more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How The Woodward Tapes Show That President Trump’s Consistent Lies And Failure To Lead Left The United States Far Behind In Recovery From Coronavirus

September 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding how the release of excerpts from interviews by Bob Woodward with President Trump. Senator Schumer outlined how these new interviews show that the president knew how deadly the coronavirus was in February, but refused to take the necessary actions to respond and instead misled the American people, downplayed the threat of the virus, and left the U.S. far behind the rest of the world more...


TRANSCRIPT: At Press Conference, Schumer Outlines How Woodward Tapes Show Pres. Trump Put Himself First Instead Of Reckoning With The COVID Pandemic And How The Republican Coronavirus Response Bill Falls Far Short Of The Needs Of The American People

September 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a press conference spoke regarding the release of excerpts from interviews by Bob Woodward with President Trump, in which the president admits to downplaying the severity of the coronavirus. Senator Schumer outlined how the Woodward tapes show President Trump put himself first instead of reckoning with the COVID pandemic and how the Republican coronavirus response bill falls far short of the needs of the American more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How Republicans’ Partisan Coronavirus Response Bill Fails To Meet The Needs Of The American People And Calling For Passage of the Save Our Stages Act

September 9, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, calling on Republicans to understand the scale of the coronavirus economic and public health crisis and explaining how the Republicans’ proposal represents a step backward and fails to meet the needs of the American people. Senator Schumer also called for passage of the bipartisan Save Our Stages Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now, the amount of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How Senator McConnell’s Emaciated Proposal Fails To Meet The Needs Of The American People As They Continue To Struggle Through The COVID-19 Economic And Public Health Crisis

September 8, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator McConnell’s emaciated proposal and how it fails to meet the needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:In the three weeks since the Senate last met, America eclipsed six million confirmed cases of COVID-19, nearly 190,000 Americans have died, and those totals climb by tragic amounts each day. Too many business remain more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On The Postal Board Of Governors To Suspend Postmaster DeJoy While Allegations Of Serious Violations Of Campaign Finance Law Are Investigated

September 8, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling on the USPS Board of Governors to suspend Postmaster DeJoy while allegations of serious campaign finance law violations are investigated. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:On another matter. Tens of millions of Americans rely on the post office every day for their medication, Veterans’ benefits, food, and paychecks. This year, tens of millions of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How Republicans’ Refusal To Meet Democrats Half Way Delaying Needed Support For The American People Reeling From The Coronavirus Pandemic

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor outlining how Republicans’ intransigence is delaying needed support for the American people who are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Senator Schumer called on Republicans to get serious and work with Democrats on a real solution. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, America is living through a crisis that exceeds anything we’ve seen in generations. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out Postmaster General DeJoy’s Attempt To Triple The Cost Of Mail-In Voting Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

August 11, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke and laid out the Postmaster General DeJoy’s attempt to triple the cost of mail-in voting amid coronavirus pandemic. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Millions of Americans rely on the U.S. Postal Service to deliver their mail reliably and on time. And for decades, the hardworking people of the Postal Service have been doing just that. During this pandemic, the USPS has been more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Complete Failure Of President Trump’s Weak And Narrow Executive Actions To Meet The Needs Of The American People And Calling For Republicans To Work With Democrats On A Real Solution

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor blasting President Trump’s weak executive actions that fail to comprehensively and seriously address the needs of the American people amid this historic crisis. Leader Schumer called for the Trump administration to get serious and work with Democrats on a real solution. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Over the weekend, the United States achieved an ignominious more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out How President Trump’s “It Is What It Is” Approach To The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Responsible For Republicans’ Refusal To Reach A Bipartisan Agreement On COVID

August 10, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s comments in an Axios interview last week that “it is what it is” that 1,000 Americans are dying a day from coronavirus, explaining that this attitude extends to Senate Republicans and that this failure to grasp the scale of the coronavirus economic and public health crises has driven their refusal to support the serious, bipartisan action needed to confront the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass A Serious, Bipartisan Proposal That Meets The Needs Of The American People Still Confronting The COVID Economic And Public Health Crises

August 6, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor and called on Republicans to take the serious steps needed to pass a serious, bipartisan proposal that meets the real and urgent needs of the American people who are still confronting the public health and economic crises brought forth by COVID-19. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, over the past week and a half, Speaker Pelosi and I have been engaged in more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of Meeting With New Postmaster General And On The Need To Pass A Coronavirus Relief Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

August 5, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor ahead of a meeting with Postmaster General DeJoy regarding the importance of securing funds for the Post Office amid nationwide reports of delays. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the need to pass a COVID-relief bill that meets the real and urgent needs of the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Negotiations on the next round more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Real Action That Meets The Needs Of The American People Still Confronting The COVID Economic And Public Health Crises

August 4, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on negotiations regarding the next COVID relief bill and called for real action that meets the urgent needs of the American people who are still confronting the public health and economic crises brought forth by the coronavirus pandemic. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, I just listened to my friend, the Republican Leader. The more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Negotiations On The Next COVID Relief Bill And Laying Out The Need For A Comprehensive Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

August 4, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following a meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi and laid out the need to pass a COVID relief bill that addresses the real and urgent needs of Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just heard the Republican leader speak out on the floor. Leader McConnell is busy giving partisan more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Negotiations On The Next COVID Relief Bill And Laying Out The Need For A Comprehensive Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

August 3, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following a meeting with White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Speaker Pelosi and laid out the need to pass a COVID relief bill that addresses the real and urgent needs of Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just heard the Republican leader speak out on the floor. Leader McConnell is busy giving partisan more...


Senator Wyden Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

July 31, 2020

“The bottom line is what Republicans are proposing is heartless and it’s just unthinkable,” said Senator Wyden (D-OR). “There is no time to waste on these kinds of partisan proposals. Supercharged unemployment benefits are going to lapse, and then all of the Americans who lost work through no fault of their own could face eviction, could go hungry, may not be able to fill their prescriptions and their message to us is clear. It’s time to renew these benefits and help the unemployed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Deciding To Perform Stunts On The Senate Floor While Leader McConnell Refuses To Come To The Table For Actual Negotiations On A Bill To Meet The Needs Of The American People

July 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor to discuss how Senate Republicans have directed their efforts towards performing stunts rather than meeting at the negotiating table to address the real and pressing needs of the American people. Senator Schumer and Speaker Pelosi met with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows this week on coronavirus but Senator McConnell declined to attend. Below is a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Refusal To Take The Serious Steps Needed To Confront The Coronavirus Pandemic Following The Worst Quarterly GDP Report On Record

July 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Republicans’ refusal to take the serious steps needed to confront the economic and public health crises posed by the coronavirus pandemic following the report of the worst quarterly drop in GDP on record. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: As COVID-19 continues to spread through dozens of states, our country is dealing with multiple crises at the more...

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