Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Decrying President Trump’s Lack Of A Plan for Syria, And Announcing Senate Dems Will Force A Vote To Repeal The IRS’ Harmful SALT Tax Rule

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell’s legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, called for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president’s decision to abandon the U.S.’s Kurdish allies in Syria, and that Senate Democrats will force a vote to repeal the IRS’ harmful SALT tax deduction rule. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Despite Overwhelming Bipartisan Support, Senate Republican Blocks Schumer Attempt To Hold A Vote On Bipartisan, Bicameral Resolution Opposing President Trump’s Disastrous Decision On Syria

October 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today went to the Senate floor to make a unanimous consent request to hold a vote on H.J.Res. 77, a bipartisan, bicameral House-passed resolution opposing President Trump's recent and disastrous decision on Syria. Republican Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked passage of this critical resolution last week and today objected to even holding a Senate vote, which passed the House last week 354-60 with the support of House Republican more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling Out The Need For A Bipartisan Appropriations Process In Senator McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard And Urging The Senate To Pass The Bipartisan House-Passed Resolution Condemning The President’s Foreign Policy Failure In Syria

October 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's legislative graveyard and the need for a bipartisan appropriations process, and calling for the Senate to take up and pass the bipartisan House-passed resolution condemning the president's decision to abandon the U.S.'s Kurdish allies in Syria. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just heard the majority leader, Leader McConnell, say that he wants to see if we can do more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass The Bipartisan House-Passed Resolution To Condemn The President’s Decision On Syria; Forcing A Vote To Repeal The Trump Administration’s So-Called “Affordable Clean Energy” Rule, And Marking 1,000 Days Of Broken Promises Under The Trump Presidency

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to hold a Senate vote on the House-passed resolution to condemn the president's reckless decision-making on Syria and around the world; Senate Democrats' plan today to use Congressional Review Act authority to force a vote to repeal the Trump administration's so-called "Affordable Clean Energy Rule;" and marking the 1,000th day of broken promises to the American people under the Trump presidency . more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Congressman Elijah Cummings

October 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. -U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor to honor and mourn the passing of House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here: "We woke up this morning to learn with profound sadness that our friend and colleague, Congressman Elijah Cummings, the son of sharecroppers who became the Chair of the House Oversight Committee, passed away last night at the age of sixty-eight. "It was the first thing I saw when more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate Republicans To Put Country Over Party And Not Pre-Judge Results Of Impeachment Inquiry; The Threat To National Security Posed By President Trump’s Decision To Withdraw From Syria; The Need For Senate Republicans To Work With Democrats To Pass Bipartisan Appropriations Bills; And Protecting Hard-Earned Pensions For American Workers

October 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Senate Republicans to fairly judge the findings of the impeachment inquiry; how President Trump's reckless decisions regarding our Kurdish allies puts American lives in danger; the need for Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to pass bipartisan appropriations bills; and legislation that protects hard-earned pensions for workers. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here: The House of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Developments in the House Impeachment Inquiry, Senate Democrats’ Plan To Force Leader McConnell And The Senate To Debate The Issues The American People Care About, And The Cost Of President Trump’s Reckless Decision-Making In Syria And Turkey

October 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding developments in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump; Senate Democrats using the Congressional Review Act to force the Senate floor to debate and vote on legislation that protects people with pre-existing conditions, prevent tax hikes for Middle-class families, address the climate crisis, and protect hard-earned pensions for workers; and the cost of President Trump's reckless decision-making in more...


Schumer Remarks From Press Conference On President Trump’s Reckless Decision-Making In Syria Putting America In Danger

October 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today gave the following remarks at a press conference in New York City on President Trump's reckless decision-making in Syria putting America's national security in danger. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. I'm here today because President Trump's actions are putting our national security at risk in more ways than one. Today, I want to talk about his reckless and erratic decision making in northern Syria. President more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Declassified Whistleblower Complaint, The Need For The Senate To Pass A C.R. To Keep The Government Open, And The Nomination Of Eugene Scalia To Be U.S. Labor Secretary

September 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor after the House Intelligence Committee made public the declassified portion of the whistleblower complaint this morning, the need for the Senate to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government open through the end of the November, and urged Senate Republicans to oppose the nomination of Eugene Scalia to be U.S. Labor Secretary. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Mr. President, after Speaker more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference On House Impeachment Inquiry And The Senate Passage Of Resolution To Terminate President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today gave the following remarks at a press conference on the House's impeachment inquiry and the Senate's passage of a resolution to terminate President Trump's national emergency declaration. Senator Schumer also discussed today's release of a transcript of a call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. So, I'm going to talk about two things. First, what happened in the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Vote To Terminate President Trump’s National Emergency Declaration

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Republicans to vote with Democrats to oppose the president's outrageous national emergency declaration, which the Trump administration is using to divert funds from military construction projects to pay for his border wall. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. The commencing of the impeachment inquiry in the House, while significant, is not the only significant action Congress more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Announcement of A Formal House Impeachment Inquiry Of President Trump

September 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the House of Representative's formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Last night, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives would begin a formal impeachment inquiry of President Trump. I have spoken with her many times over the past few days. I know she did not make this decision lightly and took no pleasure in making it. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Reject The Nomination Of Daniel Jorjani To Serve As Solicitor At The Department Of The Interior

September 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reject the nomination of Daniel Jorjani to serve as Solicitor at the Department of the Interior. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Later today, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Daniel Jorjani to serve as Solicitor at the Department of Interior. By all rights, Leader McConnell should withdraw this vote from the floor. Mr. Jorjani's career is out of step with the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On This Week’s Vote To Terminate The President’s National Emergency

September 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding this week's vote to terminate the president's national emergency, which he has used to steal funds from our military to build a border wall. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. The national emergency, another issue that involves rule of law and the president's overreach. This week, as early as tomorrow, the Senate will vote on whether or not to terminate the president's national emergency more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate’s Duty To Investigate Whistleblower’s Complaint And President Trump’s Conduct With Ukrainian President Zelensky

September 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's duty to investigate the intelligence community whistleblower complaint. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Over the weekend, details emerged about President Trump's conduct with the Ukrainian President, Zelensky. Specifically, the president's phone calls with the Ukrainian leader were the subject of an official whistleblower complaint by a member of the intelligence more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On This Week’s Expected Senate Vote To Terminate President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

September 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling for Republicans to join Democrats to defend the Constitution and vote to terminate President Trump's emergency declaration this week. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Again on President Trump's overreach and lack of respect for any rule of law: Senate Republicans will be forced to vote later this week on the president's emergency declaration, which he is using to steal money from our more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging An Immediate Return To A Bipartisan Appropriations Process, Celebrating Increased Transparency In Agricultural Relief Programs, And Urging Republicans To Stand Up To The NRA To Pass Bipartisan Gun Safety Legislation

September 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate's refusal yesterday to divert military construction funding to pay for President Trump's border wall, provisions in the continuing resolution that will increase oversight of funds in the Commodity Credit Corporation, and called on Republican leaders and President Trump to stand up to the NRA and support commonsense bipartisan gun safety legislation . Below are his remarks, which can also be found more...


Schumer Remarks After Sen. McConnell, Senate GOP Relent On Election Security Funding

September 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today in a statement on the Senate floor announced that Senate Republicans have finally relented to Democrats' pressure and taken a step in the right direction by agreeing to add $250 million dollars for election security funding to the Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) Appropriations bill. Senator Schumer pointed out that this new funding is not a substitute for passing the comprehensive bipartisan election security legislation that more...

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