Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Plan To Send Additional Troops To The Middle East, Senate Democrats’ Commonsense Border Policies, And The Need For Leader McConnell To Bring Bipartisan Election Security Legislation To The Floor

June 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's plan to send 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East, Senate Democrats' common sense policies to handle the humanitarian crisis at our southern border, and the need for Leader McConnell to bring bipartisan election security legislation to the floor for a vote. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Thank you Mr. President. Now, last night, the Defense Department more...


Schumer Floor Remarks After Republican Blocked Legislation To Make It A Presidential Campaign’s Legal Duty To Report To The FBI When A Foreign Power Offers Assistance

June 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for legislation that makes it a presidential campaign's legal duty to report to the FBI when a foreign power offers assistance. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. I want to thank my friend from Virginia for offering this unanimous consent request, and express my severe, severe disappointment in our friends on the Republican side blocking it. The bottom line is very simple: when a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Failure Of The Republican Tax Bill And Urging The United States Navy To Name A Ship After Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent

June 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the failure of the Republican tax bill and urging the United States Navy to name a ship after New York Native and American hero, Senior Chief Petty Officer Shannon Kent. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Madam President, a year and a half ago, as the Senate debated the Republican tax bill, and Democrats predicted that giving an enormous tax cut to big corporations and the super-rich more...


Schumer Blasts Republican Leader McConnell For Blocking Election Security Legislation In Wake Of Trump Comments Supporting Foreign Interference In Elections, Says Senate Democrats Today Will Attempt To Pass A Bill To Make It A Campaign’s Legal Duty To Report To The FBI When A Foreign Power Offers Assistance

June 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today blasted Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for continuing to block Senate action on critical legislation to protect our elections from foreign interference after President Trump said on ABC News that he would "listen" to information about a political opponent from a foreign source in the next election. Senator Schumer also said that Senate Democrats will today attempt to pass Senator Mark Warner's (D-VA) Foreign Influence Reporting more...


Schumer Pleads With Sen. McConnell To Commit To Hold Stand-Alone Vote On 9/11 Victim’s Compensation Fund Fix Legislation Immediately After It Passes The Full House

June 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today pleaded with Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to commit to bringing up legislation to fix the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund for a vote in the United States Senate as a stand-alone bill the week after it passes the full House. The Victims Compensation Fund, authorized by Congress in 2010 and again in 2015, provides compensation to firefighters, police officers, construction workers and others who courageously responded to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Sen. McConnell To Pass Pay Equity Legislation And Acting OMB Director Vought’s Concerning Push To Delay Implementation Of Actions Against Huawei

June 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for the Senate to pass legislation that aims to end gender-based wage discrimination and Acting Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought's concerning push for a two-year delay to the implementation of key portions of a law intended to protect U.S. agencies and government contractors from Chinese telecom technology-chiefly Huawei. Below are his remarks, which can also be found more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Ineffective Foreign Policy, Senate Democratic Legislation to Address the Situation at the Southern Border, And Leader McConnell’s Refusal To Bring Bipartisan Election Security Bills To The Senate Floor

June 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's supposed deal with Mexico, the potential consequences of his ineffective approach to foreign policy, Senate democratic legislation to address the situation at the southern border and Leader McConnell's refusal to bring bipartisan election security bills to the Senate floor. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. First, Madam President, on my way coming down to Washington, I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs On Mexico, Democrats’ Legislation To Address the Root Causes of Migration from Central America, Bipartisan Legislation to Block Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia, And The Need For The Chamber Of Commerce To Push For Real Action On the Climate Crisis

June 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexico, the Democrat's legislation to address the root causes of migration from Central America, bipartisan legislation to block arms sales to Saudi Arabia, and the need for the Chamber of Commerce to push for real action on the climate crisis. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now Mr. President, I said yesterday here on the floor that I don't more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Anniversary Of The Passage Of The 19th Amendment In The Senate And The Need To Schedule An All-Senators Briefing On Election Security ASAP

June 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today gave the following floor remarks regarding the anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment in the U.S. Senate and the need to schedule an all-senators briefing on election security as soon as possible. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, we observe the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by the United States Senate: a critical step in a long march for equality that began at the very founding of our country, more...


Schumer: I Don’t Believe That President Trump Will Actually Go Through With Mexico Tariffs Given His Habit Of Talking Tough And Retreating; Schumer Says Senate Democrats Will Push For Additional Aid To Central American Countries To Address Root Causes Of Humanitarian Crisis At Southern Border

June 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today gave the following floor remarks regarding President Trump's proposed tariffs on Mexico and Senate Democrats' proposal to include additional aid to Central American countries to help address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, Madam President, too much of our conversation about migrants seeking to enter at the southern border has to do with what happens when they get more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on Sen. McConnell to Hold Votes on Universal Background Checks And Election Security Legislation, The Trump Administration’s Failed Immigration Policies, and the Death of Senator Thad Cochran

June 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today gave the following floor remarks calling on Sen. McConnell to hold votes on universal background checks and election security legislation, the Trump administration's vindictive and chaotic southern border strategy and the death of Senator Thad Cochran. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, it's with great sadness that last week we learned of the death of our friend and former colleague, Thad Cochran of more...


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...

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