Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Bold And Robust Legislation To Combat The COVID-19 Economic And Public Health Crises

January 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need to pass bold and robust legislation to address the COVID crisis. 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 The Impeachment Trial Of Former President Donald Trump And Standing Against Sen. Paul’s Point Of Order

January 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his disapproval of  Senator Paul’s point of order against President Trump’s impeachment trial and laid out why it is against history and the precedents of the Senate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Critical Need to Provide Further Relief For Americans Struggling Through the COVID Public Health and Economic Crises

January 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the urgent need for additional COVID relief legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For The Timely Confirmation Of President Biden’s Critical, Well-Qualified Cabinet Nominees, Including Secretary Of State-Nominee Anthony Blinken Later Today

January 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of President Biden’s cabinet nominees. 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 An Organizing Resolution So The Senate Can Get To Work

January 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress on agreeing to an organizing resolution. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Upcoming Impeachment Trial Of Former President Donald Trump

January 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming timely and fair impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Senator Schumer laid out the historical precedent for the trial of a former official and explained the need to hold former President Trump accountable. 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 Confirm Yellen And Other Biden Cabinet Nominees Including Mayorkas And Praising The Biden Treasury Department For Moving Forward With Tubman $20 Bill

January 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm Janet Yellen today as Secretary of the Treasury and praising the Biden Treasury Department for resuming work to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Senator Schumer also stressed the need to confirm President Biden’s nominees to be Secretary of Homeland Security, State, and Transportation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks To Provide An Update On Timing Of Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial

January 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on the timing of the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks.

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Confirm President Biden’s Cabinet, Announcing The Arrival Of The Article Of Impeachment Monday And A Full Trial Of Former President Trump, And Demanding A Fair Organizing Resolution So The Senate Can Get To Work

January 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to confirm President Biden’s cabinet, announcing the arrival of the Article of Impeachment Monday and a full trial of former President Donald Trump, and demanding a fair organizing resolution so the Senate can get to work. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Repairing Of Unacceptable Treatment Of National Guard Members On Duty At The Capitol

January 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the unacceptable treatment of National Guard members on duty at the Capitol. Senator Schumer pledged to every National Guard member that it will not happen again. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:  

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Urgent Need To Confirm President Biden’s National Security And Economic Cabinet Nominees

January 21, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, praising President Biden for his critical day one executive actions and calling for the speedy confirmation of President Biden’s national security and economic cabinet nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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New York Senator Chuck Schumer Delivers His Maiden Speech As Majority Leader

January 20, 2021

Washington, D.C. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered his first maiden speech as Majority Leader. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Urgent Needs On Which The Senate Needs To Act: Conduct The Second Impeachment Trial Of Donald Trump, Confirm President-Elect Biden’s Critical Cabinet Nominees And Pass Needed COVID Relief For The American People

January 19, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor outlining the top priorities for the Senate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Upon The Reconvening Of The United States Senate After Failed Insurrection By Violent Pro-Trump Mob

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor upon the Senate’s reconvening and after a failed insurrection by a violent pro-Trump mob. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks: Let Us Do Our Duty To Support And Defend The Constitution Of The United States

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to support and defend the Constitution. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Transcript: Senator Schumer Delivers Remarks At A Press Conference Following The Georgia Senate Elections

January 6, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today at a press conference discussed the results of the Georgia elections. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Bidding Good Riddance To 2020 And Decrying Republicans’ Obstruction Of A Simple Vote On The House-Passed Bill To Deliver $2,000 Survival Checks To The American People

January 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Republicans’ continued refusal to hold an up-or-down vote on the House-passed bill to deliver $2,000 to the American people. Following his remarks, Senator Schumer asked consent to vote on the bill, to which Sen. John Thune (R-SD) objected. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Leader McConnell To Stop Blocking A Vote On $2,000 Survival Checks

December 31, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to again call for a vote on increasing direct payment to struggling American families from $600 to $2000. Senator Schumer called for an up-or-down vote on the House-passed bipartisan bill to deliver $2,000 checks to the American people – Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) objected. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Again Blocking $2,000 Survival Checks To Americans Struggling Through The Coronavirus Pandemic

December 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling for an up-or-down vote on the House-passed bipartisan legislation to deliver $2,000 checks to the American people. Senator McConnell (R-KY) again blocked the legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks: The Congress Will Dispense With Objections To The Certified Results Of The Election And Joe Biden Will Be Sworn In As President On January 20.

December 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Josh Hawley’s (R-MO) newly stated intentions to object to the results of the Electoral College when presented to the Congress on January 6. Senator Schumer reiterated that the Congress will dispense with any objections to the clear and certified results of the election and that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on January 20. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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