Speeches

TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks At NYC Press Conference On Severe Flooding From Tropical Storm Ida

September 2, 2021

Queens, N.Y.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at a press conference with New York Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others on the catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Ida. Senator Schumer stressed that he will fight for all the aid needed to recover from this flooding and laid out the urgent need to fight climate change by getting signed into law both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Voting Rights Legislation

August 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding taking the next step in the fight to protect voting rights and moving to discharge the Rules Committee from further consideration of S.1, For the People Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passage Of The Budget Resolution To Advance President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

August 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the budget resolution to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passing The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And Moving Forward With The Budget Resolution: The Two-Track Strategy Is Proceeding Full Steam Ahead

August 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate vote to pass the bipartisan infrastructure legislation and moving forward with passing a budget resolution that will unlock historic investments in American jobs, American families, and the fight against climate change. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passage Of The Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Senate Schedule For Final Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And Consideration Of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution With Reconciliation Instructions

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s schedule for the final passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the consideration of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget resolution with reconciliation instructions. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks.

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution And New IPCC Climate Change Report

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the fiscal year 2022 budget resolution with reconciliation instructions and the alarming new IPCC climate report that warns that only a small window remains to “prevent the most harrowing future.” Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Progress Of The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the progress made on the bipartisan infrastructure legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Recognizing The Office Of The Senate Legislative Counsel For Their Work On The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the office of the Senate Legislative Counsel and thanked them for their indispensable work on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Vote To Advance The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate vote to advance the bipartisan infrastructure bill and reiterated that Democrats are ready vote on additional amendments before moving to final passage. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of Confirmation Vote On Eunice Lee To Be United States Circuit Judge For The Second Circuit

August 7, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation vote of Eunice Lee to serve as a United States Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Support Of Replenishing The Restaurant Revitalization Fund

August 7, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in support of replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Resuming Consideration Of The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 7, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding resuming consideration of the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

August 5, 2021

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

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On President Biden’s Ambitious Executive Order To Reduce Carbon Pollution And Fight Climate Change And The Importance Of The Clean Cars For America Proposal

August 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s executive order setting an ambitious goal to make half of all new cars sold in America zero-emissions by the end of the decade and including Senator Schumer’s Clean Cars for America proposal in the Build Back Better plan and the upcoming reconciliation package. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Move Forward With The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And The Extensive Bipartisan Amendment Process

August 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress made on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Senator Schumer also reiterated that it is his intention to complete both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a budget resolution during this work period. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The New Eviction Moratorium And Calling On State Governments To Do A Better Job Distributing Emergency Rental Assistance

August 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the new eviction moratorium in areas with high levels of COVID transmission. Senator Schumer also called on state governments to fix the inexcusable delays in rental assistance and immediately begin disbursing these funds. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Adoption Of A Schumer Amendment To Ensure Stretch Limousines Must Meet Safety Standards And The Consideration Of Twenty Two Amendments To The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after his and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) amendment to enforce safety standards in stretch limousines was agreed to in a bipartisan vote. Senator Schumer emphasized that more than twenty amendments to the bipartisan infrastructure legislation have already been considered. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:   

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On This Week’s Vote On President Biden’s Nomination Of Eunice Lee To The Second Circuit Court Of Appeals

August 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding this week’s votes on the nomination of Eunice Lee to serve on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Senator Schumer filed cloture on her nomination last night, setting up a cloture vote tomorrow. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Eviction Moratorium And Urging State Governments To Better Distribute Emergency Rental Assistance

August 4, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the CDC eviction moratorium in areas with high levels of COVID transmission. He also urged state governments to do a better job of getting that support out the door and into the hands of Americans who need help. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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