Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Condemning President Trump’s Disgraceful Remarks That The Lives Lost To Coronavirus In Blue States Do Not Count

September 17, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor condemning President Trump’s comments that lives lost to coronavirus in “blue states” do not count. Senator Schumer also reflected on President Trump’s failure to lead in the midst of this historic crisis despite promising the American people “I alone can fix it.” Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Senate Republicans Blocking A Resolution That Calls For An End To The Laundering Of Russian Disinformation Through The Congress

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today took to the Senate floor, along with Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), to introduce a resolution that calls for an end to the laundering of Russian disinformation through the Congress as Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) today moved forward with an admittedly partisan probe targeting the family of Vice President Joe Biden. Senator Johnson blocked the motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of A New Senate Resolution Calling for The Cessation Of Any Senate Activity That Furthers The Dissemination Of Russian Disinformation

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, as Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) took new steps in an admittedly partisan probe, in support of a new Senate Resolution that calls for an end to all Senate activity that furthers Russian disinformation. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On The Senate To Pass Temporary Protective Status For Venezuelans

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to support Venezuelan immigrants by expanding Temporary Protective Status. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Leader McConnell To Establish A Special Bipartisan Committee On Election Integrity And Reiterating The Need For Election Assistance Funding To Protect Our Elections

September 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor asking again for federal election assistance to make sure that our upcoming elections are free and fair. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Most Recent Lie That “Nothing More Could Have Been Done” To Combat The Coronavirus And Calling On Republicans To Drop The Cynical Games And Work With Democrats On A Real Response To The Ongoing Public Health And Economic Crisis

September 15, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor following another lie from President Trump on his response to coronavirus and called on Republicans to work with Democrats to help the American people still struggling through the coronavirus economic and public health crisis. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here:  

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Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Denial Of The Reality Of Climate Change And The Dire Need For Action Demonstrated By Historic Wildfires

September 15, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s denial yesterday of the reality of the threats posed by climate change and called for legislative action as wildfires engulf the West Coast. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:For the last several weeks, much of the American west has been ravaged by a historic wave of wildfires. At least thirty-five people have been killed, thousands more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On HHS Secretary Azar To Resign Following Reports Of Political Interference With CDC Coronavirus Reports

September 15, 2020


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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: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 refrain from more...


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: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 many of the things 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

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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...

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