Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks: A “Third Prong” Will Not Make TrumpCare Better and Will Not Happen

March 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor highlighting the most troubling components of the GOP's ACA replacement bill. Below are his remarks: Now, Mr. President, on the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill is such a mess and proving so deeply unpopular that Republicans are playing a game of hot potato with it. Speaker Ryan still doesn't want it called RyanCare. The Administration doesn't want it called more...


Schumer Floor Remarks: TrumpCare is a Health Care Handout for the Wealthy

March 8, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today delivered remarks on the Senate floor outlining the most ardent flaws of House Republicans' ACA replacement plan. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, the House Republicans finally unveiled their healthcare plan after nearly eight years without a plan of their own. Trumpcare is finally public, and each hour that goes by brings a new set of concerns and new groups that oppose the bill, from all places along the ideological spectrum. more...


Schumer Remarks on Investigating the Questionable Stock Purchases Made by Rep. Price and the Congressional Budget Office Report on the Consequences of Repealing Health Reform

January 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor about the passing of long-time floor staff member Tim Mitchell, the doubt cast on Rep. Tom Price based on a history of legislation that benefitted his stock purchases and the legitimacy of the CBO report. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: Mr. President, following my friend, the Republican Leader's Remarks, we received sad news yesterday. We lost a dear friend to many of us here in the Senate, a more...


Schumer, In First Speech As Democratic Leader, Lays Out Path Ahead For Democrats In New Congress

January 17, 2017

"It is not our job to be a rubber stamp. It is our job to do what's best for the American people, the middle class and those struggling to get there. If the President elect proposes legislation that achieves that - on issues like infrastructure, trade, and closing the carried interest loophole, for instance - we will work in good faith to perfect and, potentially, enact it. When he doesn't, we will resist." "This will be an Accountability Congress." Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles more...


Schumer Remarks on Senate HELP Committee Hearing on Secretary of Education Nominee Betsy DeVos

January 17, 2017

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor about the Secretary of Education nominee, Betsy DeVos's hearing before the Senate HELP Committee. Below are his remarks: Mr. President, I've just been told that the hearing for Miss DeVos, nominee for secretary of education, which began at 5:00 p.m., much to our chagrin, will only be one round of questions, five minutes each. It was just stated by my dear friend, the Chairman of the Committee, the Senator from more...

Showing page   of 32