Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Outlining New Proposal To Provide At Least $750 Billion In Federal Funding To Wage War Against Coronavirus & Economic Crisis Facing Americans

March 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, calling for swift passage of the House-passed coronavirus legislation and announcing that Senate Democrats will lay out a further proposal of at least $750 billion to wage war against the coronavirus and the economic crisis facing Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me thank the staff who is here today under these difficult circumstances: here at the desk, more...


At Press Conference In NYC, Schumer Urges Senator McConnell To Immediately Pass House-Passed Coronavirus Legislation As Is

March 14, 2020

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks at a press conference in New York City to discuss the House-Passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the bill as is immediately in the Senate. Senator McConnell recessed the Senate for the weekend before the House passed this much-needed legislation. We just heard of the first death here in New York.This virus, the coronavirus, while it may not look more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate To Reject The Nomination Of James Danly To Be a FERC Commissioner

March 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging his Senate colleagues to reject the nomination of James Danly to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the Senate will vote on the nomination of James Danly to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Less than a decade out of law school, Mr. Danly lacks the experience of past nominees and it seems his major more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Failure To Address Testing Problems In His Remarks On Coronavirus And The Need To Pass The House Legislation To Help The American People

March 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's address to the nation on the coronavirus outbreak and his administration's failure to adequately make coronavirus test kits available across the United States. Senator Schumer urged the Senate to act as soon as possible to pass legislation to help the American people dealing with the coronavirus epidemic, which the House is set to vote on today. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Coronavirus Outbreak In New Rochelle And The Five Steps The Trump Admin Must Take Immediately To Improve Ability To Test For Coronavirus In The United States

March 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump Administration's failure to adequately make coronavirus test kits available across the United States, including in response to the outbreak in New Rochelle, NY. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The United States has more than one thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus. The actual number, however, could be much higher. We don't truly know how many more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Leader McConnell To Stop Blocking H.R. 1, The For the People Act, On The One-Year Anniversary Of Its Passage In The House

March 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor following the first anniversary of House passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act, and urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop blocking this critical legislation. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: This past Sunday marked one year since the House passed H.R.1, the For the People Act. This bill takes urgent and long overdue steps to renew our democracy. It will reverse more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Insisting That The Response To The Coronavirus Crisis Prioritize The Health & Safety Of The American People

March 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the necessity of prioritizing the health and safety of the American people in response to the spread of the coronavirus and questioned why the Trump administration has lagged other governments in making testing for the coronavirus widely available. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: As our country continues to experience the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, the effects are more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Leader McConnell Allow Vote On Bipartisan Amendment To Fight Climate Change

March 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Leader McConnell to allow a vote on a bipartisan amendment that would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make progress in fighting climate change. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: This week, the Senate will continue work on a bill that would update our nation's energy policy. Since the bill has been taken up, Senators have filed hundreds of amendments, and I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Trump Administration To Dramatically Improve Their Response To Coronavirus, Prioritize The Health & Safety Of The American People Above Corporate Interests

March 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the Trump administration to seriously address the health and safety concerns of American workers and families above corporate interests. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The coronavirus continues to spread, with more than five hundred confirmed cases in the United States, in two-thirds of the fifty states. Given the inconsistency and delay in testing, we don't know if the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Attacks On Women’s Healthcare Rights

March 5, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republican attacks on women’s healthcare rights. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just listened to the Republican leader and there was a glaring omission in his speech: he did not mention what the rally yesterday, my speech, or the case before the court was about: a woman’s constitutional right to choose. To the women of America: what we are talking about here, what I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Needed Bipartisan Funding Agreement To Combat Coronavirus And Calling On The Trump Administration To Improve Their Lacking Response To The Coronavirus Crisis

March 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging Senators to support a bipartisan emergency funding agreement to combat the coronavirus. Senator Schumer also called on President Trump to stop spreading false and misleading information and to start show leadership in response to this public health crisis. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States continues to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Need For Bipartisan Funding Agreement To Combat Coronavirus

March 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor on his expectation that a bipartisan funding agreement on emergency funding to combat the coronavirus will pass this week. He also called on the Trump administration to be transparent with the American people and decisive in response to the spread of coronavirus. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has recently surpassed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Response To The Coronavirus, The Nomination Of Rep. Ratcliffe For DNI, And The Energy Bill The Senate Will Consider This Week

March 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's inadequate response to spread of coronavirus and the nomination of Rep. Ratcliffe to be the Director of National Intelligence. He also spoke about the energy bill that the Senate will consider this week. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Over the weekend, cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in New York, Rhode Island, Florida. Officials in Washington more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On President Trump To Get His Act Together On Coronavirus

February 27, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's inadequate funding request for emergency coronavirus funding and outlined Congressional action to combat the disease. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Last night, in California, an American was diagnosed with the first reported case of coronavirus unrelated to any travel to an infected area-a sign that coronavirus is here, on our shores, and we must act more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Assault On Women’s Reproductive Rights And Leader McConnell’s Refusal To Act On Health Care

February 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's scheduled procedural votes on two extreme anti-choice bills that the Senate has previously rejected. Senator Schumer also urged Leader McConnell to instead take up the House-passed healthcare bills buried in his legislative graveyard. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans have scheduled votes on two divisive more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Blasting Pres. Trump’s Dangerous Incompetence & Lack Of Plan To Deal With The Coronavirus; Outlines Five Steps Trump Admin. Must Take Immediately

February 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor blasting President Trump's dangerous incompetence and lack of plan to deal with the coronavirus. Senator Schumer also outlined five steps the Trump administration must take immediately. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The coronavirus has already spread to 30 countries, including South Korea, Italy, Iran, and 53 confirmed cases here in the United States. Officials at the World more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump Moving Our Nation Closer To A Banana Republic And The Immediate Need For Sanctions On Russia For 2020 Election Interference

February 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the President Trump’s recent actions that undermine the rule of law and our intelligence community. He also urged the administration to implement new sanctions on Russia for their continued efforts to interfere in the 2020 elections. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:And on another front, again the frustration of how this administration has conducted itself, more...


Schumer Blasts President Trump For Lack Of Leadership & Lack Of Plan To Address Spread Of Coronavirus

February 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration’s response to the spread of Coronavirus. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The World Health Organization has now reported that there are 79,000 cases of Coronavirus across at least 30 countries, at least 53 confirmed cases here in the United States. As the virus continues to spread, the global economy is already beginning to suffer.All of the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate Colleagues To Support War Powers Resolution On Iran

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging Senators to vote in favor of Senator Kaine's bipartisan War Powers resolution on Iran, which would reaffirm Congress' role in matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the Senate will vote on a bipartisan War Powers resolution offered by Senator Kaine, directing the President to terminate the use of Armed Forces for hostilities against the Islamic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Chief Justice Roberts To Defend Independence Of The Judicial Branch From President Trump’s Attacks

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the DOJ IG to investigate the reduced sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone and calling on Chief Justice Roberts to defend the independence of the judicial branch from President Trump's attacks. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: In the short week since the conclusion of the president's impeachment trial, the president has reminded us of all the reasons why Congress must more...

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