Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: The Senate Will Vote On The Independent January 6 Commission

May 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to create an independent commission to study the events of January 6th to establish a trusted record of events, and begin to restore faith in our democracy. Senator Schumer shared a report that Republican Leader Mitch McConnell is urging all Republican Senators to oppose legislation to establish an independent commission no matter the changes made. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passing The Bipartisan U.S. Innovation And Competition Act This Week

May 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act this week to preserve our competitive edge. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Lowering Senate Flags To Half-Staff In Honor Of The Life Of Former Senator John Warner

May 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of former Senator John Warner. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks To Set Up Senate Votes On Bipartisan U.S. Innovation And Competition Act And Bipartisan House-Passed Legislation To Create Commission To Investigate & Report On January 6 Attack On Capitol

May 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of filing cloture on the substitute amendment for the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act, setting up the bill for passage by the end of the week. Leader Schumer also filed cloture on the motion to proceed to the House-passed legislation that would create an independent commission to investigate the January 6th insurrection, setting up a vote later this week. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Anniversary Of The Murder Of George Floyd And The Expected Confirmation Of Kristen Clarke To Lead The DOJ Civil Rights Division Later Today

May 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the first anniversary of the murder of George Floyd and the expected confirmation of Kristen Clarke to lead the Justice Department Civil Rights Division later today. Leader Schumer also condemned comments from a Republican congresswoman comparing preparations taken to combat the COVID pandemic to the Holocaust. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On D.C. Statehood

May 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of D.C. statehood. 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 Bipartisan U.S. Innovation And Competition Act

May 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to lay the foundation for the next century of American economic leadership. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: Senate Will Vote On Bipartisan January 6th Commission; American People Will See Which Members Are On The Side Of Truth Vs. On The Side Of Donald Trump’s Big Lie

May 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to bring the House-passed legislation that would create an independent commission to investigate the events up to and including the January 6th insurrection up for a vote. Senator Schumer also stressed that this legislation is crucial for maintaining our democracy and moving forwards as a country. 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 Passing The Bipartisan U.S. Innovation And Competition Act And Confirming Chiquita Brooks-LaSure And Kristen Clarke

May 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding completing the Senate’s work on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act and confirming Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and Kristen Clarke by the end of the week. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Departure Of The National Guard From The Capitol Following The January 6 Insurrection

May 24, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, expressing his gratitude towards the members of the National Guard who have protected the Capitol since the insurrection. Senator Schumer also emphasized the need to balance safety and accessibility in future security measures. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Bringing Bipartisan Legislation For A January 6th Commission Up For A Vote And Urging Senate Republicans To Step Up And Join Democrats

May 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his intention to bring bipartisan legislation to establish a commission to investigate the events of January 6th to the Senate floor for a vote. 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 The U.S. Innovation And Competition Act

May 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate progress on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act to make sure America maintains our position as the global economic leader in the 21st century. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Latest Efforts By Republican Legislatures To Impose Draconian Limits On Voting Rights And The Urgency Of Taking Action On S.1, The For The People Act

May 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to move forward with, S.1, legislation to combat the rash of voter suppression laws sweeping through Republican legislatures. 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 Schumer’s Clean Cars For America Proposal Through The American Jobs Plan And The Build Back Better Agenda

May 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and pass Schumer’s Clean Cars for America proposal through the American Jobs Plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A January 6th Commission And Of The Dangers Posed To Our Democracy From Efforts On The Far-Right To Spread The Big Lie

May 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for a commission to investigate the events of January 6th and the dangers posed to our democracy from efforts on the far-right to spread the Big Lie. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Introducing U.S. Innovation And Competition Act

May 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor as he filed the bipartisan U.S. Innovation and Competition Act of 2021 as a substitute amendment to the Endless Frontier Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Vote To Repeal The Trump Administration’s EEOC Rule That Made It Harder For Working Americans To Secure Justice In Workplace Discrimination Claims

May 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s vote to overturn the Trump Administration’s EEOC rule that sided in favor of corporations and made it harder for working Americans to secure justice in workplace discrimination claims. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The U.S. Innovation And Competition Act, And The Need To Out-Innovate, Out-Produce, And Out-Compete Rival Countries’ Key Technologies

May 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the steps taken to move forward on the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act, which will propel our leadership in science, technology and innovation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of President Biden’s Trip To Michigan, And On Schumer’s Job-Creating, Carbon-Reducing Clean Cars For America Proposal, Now A Central Element Of The American Jobs Plan

May 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s trip to Michigan today and the importance of accelerating our country’s transition to zero-emission vehicles through Senator Schumer’s Clean Cars For America Proposal. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The House Vote To Pass Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Legislation

May 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s House vote to pass the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill and making progress in the fight against the racial discrimination and violence aimed at Asian Americans in recent months. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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