Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Get-Nothing-Done Administration’s Impact On Infrastructure Negotiations

May 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's get-nothing-done administration's impact on infrastructure negotiations. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, as everyone knows now, Speaker Pelosi and I met with the president and a group of other Senators and Congress members to discuss the prospects for a bipartisan infrastructure bill. We went to the meeting with high hopes. The president, three weeks more...


Schumer Calls For Senate Passage Of The Already Agreed-To Bipartisan Disaster Relief Package

May 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor to call for the Senate to take up and pass the already agreed-to bipartisan disaster relief package. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, there's a lot of partisan squabbling that goes on around here, we all know that. Some of it is to be expected. After all, our parties have real disagreements about policy and the direction in which we think the country should go. But there are a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell Refusing To Bring The Violence Against Women Act To The Floor And The Trump Administration’s And Republicans’ Actions To Move Us Backwards On Climate Change

May 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell refusing to the bring the bipartisan, House-passed Violence Against Women Act to the Senate floor, making VAWA another tombstone for his legislative graveyard, and the actions the Trump administration and Republicans are taking to move us backwards on climate change, when we should be moving forward. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, it's been a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Assault On Women’s Reproductive Rights And The Need For The Trump Administration To Stay Strong Against China

May 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republicans' assault on women's reproductive rights and the need for the Trump administration to stay strong against China. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now Madam President, over the last year, women's reproductive rights have come under a new level of assault. From Alabama, to Missouri, to Texas, to Georgia and beyond, over 300 new restrictions have been proposed in 39 more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On the Passing of Two Long-Time Senate Employees, Disaster Relief Negotiations, Republican Attempts To Strip Women Of Their Reproductive Rights And The Administration’s Recent Actions Against Huawei

May 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor recognizing two late Senate staffers that regretfully passed over the weekend, disaster relief negotiations, the recent abortion ban passed in Alabama and Republican attempts to strip women of their reproductive rights ultimately leading to a Republican led attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the administration's recent actions against Huawei. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Well we have two more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Anti-Immigration Reform Plan, The Need For Defense And Intelligence Chiefs To Testify Publicly On The Administration’s Strategy on Iran, Leader McConnell Turning The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard For Middle-Class Priorities, And The Admin’s Recent Actions Against Huawei

May 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's new immigration reform plan, which is not a serious attempt at immigration reform, the need for defense and intelligence chiefs to testify publicly on the administration's position on Iran, Senator McConnell refusing to take up important legislation, and the Trump administration's executive order that lays the groundwork for Commerce Department to ban all purchases of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Commemorating Police Week, On Republican Judges, The Need For Disaster Relief Funding For All American Citizens, Alabama’s Inhumane Abortion Bill, Demanding President Trump Be Transparent About His Goals For the Middle East, And HUD’s Proposed Rule Barring Families With Mixed Immigration Status From Receiving Public Housing Assistance

May 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the observation of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Republican judges, the need for disaster relief funding for all American citizens, Alabama's inhumane abortion bill, demanding President Trump make his goals in the Middle East clear to Congress and the American people, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development's proposed rule that would bar families with mixed immigration status from receiving more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Report Of The Trump Administration’s Discussion About Possible Troop Deployments To The Middle East, The Need For A Disaster Relief Package That Includes Help For All American Citizens, And Republican Efforts To Sabotage Health Care

May 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding The New York Time's report that the Trump administration may send "as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons," the need for a disaster relief package that includes help for all American citizens, and the Trump administration and Republicans' efforts to sabotage Americans' health care. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Secretary Pompeo To Warn Russia That Interference In Our Elections Will Not Be Tolerated In Upcoming Meeting with President Putin, Senator McConnell Turning The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard On Election Security and Healthcare, And The Dire Need For A Disaster Aid Bill That Helps All Americans

May 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Secretary Pompeo to warn Russia that interference in our elections will not be tolerated in his upcoming meeting with President Putin, Senator McConnell turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard by neglecting to bring important election security and healthcare bills to the floor, and the dire need for Congress to pass a disaster aid bill that helps all Americans. Below are his remarks, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Gun Safety In The Wake Of The Highlands Ranch School Shooting, President Trump’s Unfair Treatment Of Puerto Rico, And The Role Of Dark Money In Blocking Progress On Climate Change

May 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding gun safety in the wake of the Highlands Ranch school shooting in Colorado, President Trump's unfair treatment of Puerto Rico, and the role of dark money in blocking progress on climate change. Below are his remarks: Thank you Madam President. Now, on Tuesday afternoon, our country suffered another school shooting - this time in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. It was the second shooting of the week following a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Robert Pear, The Mueller Report, Disaster Relief Funding For All Americans, The Nomination Of Michael Park To The Second Circuit, And Republican Attacks On Women’s Health Care

May 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Robert Pear, Leader McConnell's refusal to bring important election security legislation to the floor following the release of the Mueller Report, making the Senate a legislative graveyard, the need for disaster relief funding for all Americans affected by natural disasters, the nomination of Janet Dhillon to be Chair of the EEOC, the nomination of Michael Park to the Second Circuit, and the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell’s Whitewashing Of The Mueller Report, Turning The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard, and President Trump’s Unfair Treatment of Puerto Rico

May 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's whitewashing of the Mueller report and his refusal to act on election security and other pressing issues, turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard, and President Trump's unfair treatment of Puerto Rico. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, I've just listened to my friend the Majority Leader engage in an astounding bit of whitewashing. Not more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator Enzi’s Decision Not To Seek Re-Election, The Need For Special Counsel Mueller To Testify Without Delay, And The Need For Disaster Relief Funding For All Americans Affected By Natural Disasters

May 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Enzi's (R-WY) decision not to seek re-election, the need for Special Counsel Mueller to testify without delay, and the need for disaster relief funding for all Americans affected by natural disasters. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now Madam President, over the weekend, our friend the distinguished Senator from Wyoming, Sen. Enzi, announced that he wouldn't seek re-election. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr’s Disgraceful Performance Before The Senate Judiciary Committee, Schumer’s New Letter Questioning Attorney General Barr About His Statements On Obstruction Of Justice, The Trump Administration’s Recent Attack On Women’s Health Care Access, And Leader McConnell’s Refusal To Bring Legislation To The Floor, Making The Senate A Legislative Graveyard

May 2, 2019

Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr's Disgraceful Performance Before The Senate Judiciary Committee, Schumer's New Letter Questioning Attorney General Barr About His Statements On Obstruction Of Justice, The Trump Administration's Recent Attack On Women's Health Care Access, And Leader McConnell's Refusal To Bring Legislation To The Floor, Making The Senate A Legislative Graveyard Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Attorney more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr’s Mischaracterization Of The Mueller Report, Yesterday’s Meeting On Infrastructure At The White House, And The Need To Confront The Climate Change Crisis

May 1, 2019

Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr's Mischaracterization Of The Mueller Report, Yesterday's Meeting On Infrastructure At The White House, And The Need To Confront The Climate Change Crisis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Attorney General Barr's mischaracterization of the Mueller report, yesterday's meeting on infrastructure at the White House, and the need to confront the climate change crisis. Below are his remarks, which more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Senate Judiciary Chairman Graham To Bring In Special Counsel Mueller To Provide Public Testimony Without Delay

May 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling for Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to bring in Special Counsel Mueller to provide public testimony without delay. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, we have now had a day where the attorney general testified before the Judiciary Committee and many issues are not resolved because there are great discrepancies based on Mr. Mueller's letters that have been more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Post-Mueller Report Actions: Holding Russia Accountable, Strengthening 2020 Election Security, And Holding All-Senators Intelligence Briefing; Leader McConnell Turning The Senate Into Legislative Graveyard; And The Trump Economy Failing Working And Middle Class Americans

April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding three action items needed following the release of the redacted Mueller report: holding Russia accountable for interfering in our presidential elections, strengthening 2020 election security, and calling on Leader McConnell to host an all-Senators classified briefing with the intelligence and defense communities; Leader McConnell turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard for middle-class priorities; more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Shooting In Poway, CA; On The Passing Of Senator Dick Lugar; On Congress’ Need For The Full, Un-redacted Mueller Report; On The Need For Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across The U.S.; And On Priorities For Any Comprehensive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

April 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the shooting in Poway, CA and the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world; the passing of Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN); Congress' need for the full, un-redacted Mueller report; the need for disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the United States; and priorities for any comprehensive bipartisan infrastructure bill ahead of tomorrow's Democrat-requested more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On AG Barr’s Continued Failure To Be Impartial, The Need To Approve Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across The U.S., The Republican Tax Scam, And Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt

April 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding AG Barr's continued failure to be impartial, the need to approve disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the U.S., the Republican tax scam, and Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Well, Mr. President, if anyone wonders whether Attorney General Barr is a straight shooter, this week we got our answer. Yesterday, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt, The Need To Approve Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across The U.S., And Nonstop Chaos In The Trump Administration

April 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt, the need to approve disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the U.S., and nonstop chaos in the Trump Administration. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later this week, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of David Bernhardt, a longtime lobbyist, to the position of Interior Secretary. An oil and gas more...

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