Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Outlining The Bipartisan Agreement On Coronavirus Response Legislation That Puts Workers And Public Health First

March 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, outlining the bipartisan agreement for coronavirus response legislation that puts workers and the health of the American people first. Senator Schumer also explained significant improvements made to the bill following bipartisan negotiations. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:I say to the American people, help is on the way. Big help, quick help. Because Democrats insisted on more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Bipartisan Agreement On Coronavirus Response Legislation That Puts Workers And Public Health First

March 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, announcing a bipartisan agreement for coronavirus response legislation that puts workers and the public health of Americans first. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:After five days of arduous negotiations, after sleep-deprived nights and marathon negotiating sessions, we have a bipartisan agreement on the largest rescue package in American history.This is not a moment of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Providing Update On Coronavirus Response Negotiations And Outlining Democratic Priorities That Put Workers And People First

March 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update regarding ongoing negotiations for Phase 3 of the coronavirus response legislation and outlined Democratic priorities, including a Marshall Plan for hospitals and putting workers and people first. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:I just finished a very productive meeting with Secretary Mnuchin, the White House Congressional liaison Eric Ueland, and Mark more...


Schumer Floor Remarks To Provide Update On Coronavirus Legislative Response Negotiations

March 23, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on the ongoing coronavirus legislative response negotiations. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The Senate is going to adjourn shortly, but that doesn't mean negotiations are slowing down one bit. Secretary Mnuchin just left my office. We have had some very good discussions, and in fact the list of outstanding issues has narrowed significantly. We are going more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Providing Update on Coronavirus Legislative Response Negotiations and Outlining Democratic Priorities that Put Workers and People First

March 22, 2020


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Schumer Floor Remarks Providing Update On Coronavirus Response Legislation Negotiations; Schumer Outlines Democratic Priorities For Phase 3 Legislation

March 21, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on Coronavirus response legislation negotiations and outline Democratic priorities for Phase 3 legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Negotiations on the third phase of coronavirus legislation went late into the night last night and continue through the day today. I have spoken to Speaker Pelosi and Secretary Mnuchin several times, as well as more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Any Coronavirus Response Bill To Address The Public Health Crisis & Put Workers First; Schumer Also Discussed Call With POTUS & How Sen. McConnell’s Proposal Is Insufficient

March 20, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging that any Senate legislation to address the coronavirus outbreak addresses the public health needs of Americans and puts workers first. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The coronavirus continues to challenge our nation in extraordinary ways that were unimaginable a few weeks ago. Our public health systems are coming under enormous strain. Our hospitals and other more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Five Democratic Pillars For Upcoming Coronavirus Response Legislation

March 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor after Senate Republicans introduced their coronavirus response plan, demanding that any bill put American workers first. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:I'm glad now that the Republican Leader and his caucus now have a plan, and we look forward to working with them to come up with a bipartisan product as soon as we can because this crisis grows worse every day. And we believe more...


Schumer Outlines Senate Democrats’ Priorities For Third Coronavirus Response Legislation; Says Any Economic Stimulus Bill Must Put Workers First

March 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, outlining Senate Democrats’ priorities for a third coronavirus response package and demanding that any plan puts American workers first. Senator Schumer also detailed the need for a “Marshall Plan” for our public health system to put workers first in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:In the space of less than twenty-four hours yesterday, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Immediate Need To Pass Legislation To Address Coronavirus Outbreak And Impact On Health Of Americans And Economy

March 18, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging the Senate to immediately pass the House coronavirus bill and pass additional legislation to address the coronavirus outbreak and its impact on Americans’ health and the economy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The coronavirus pandemic continues to test our nation in new and difficult ways. There is now a confirmed case of the coronavirus in all fifty states and the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out Senate Democrats’ Proposal To Put The American People First And Demanding The Senate To Pass The Bipartisan House Coronavirus Bill Today

March 17, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, laying out Senate Democrats’ proposal of at least $750 billion to wage war against the coronavirus and the economic crisis facing Americans. Senator Schumer also urged his Senate colleagues to pass the House-passed coronavirus legislation proposal today. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Our country is facing an unprecedented public health emergency with severe and potentially more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Outlining New Proposal To Provide At Least $750 Billion In Federal Funding To Wage War Against Coronavirus & Economic Crisis Facing Americans

March 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, calling for swift passage of the House-passed coronavirus legislation and announcing that Senate Democrats will lay out a further proposal of at least $750 billion to wage war against the coronavirus and the economic crisis facing Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me thank the staff who is here today under these difficult circumstances: here at the desk, more...


At Press Conference In NYC, Schumer Urges Senator McConnell To Immediately Pass House-Passed Coronavirus Legislation As Is

March 14, 2020

New York, NY - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks at a press conference in New York City to discuss the House-Passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act and urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to pass the bill as is immediately in the Senate. Senator McConnell recessed the Senate for the weekend before the House passed this much-needed legislation. We just heard of the first death here in New York.This virus, the coronavirus, while it may not look more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate To Reject The Nomination Of James Danly To Be a FERC Commissioner

March 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging his Senate colleagues to reject the nomination of James Danly to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the Senate will vote on the nomination of James Danly to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Less than a decade out of law school, Mr. Danly lacks the experience of past nominees and it seems his major more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Failure To Address Testing Problems In His Remarks On Coronavirus And The Need To Pass The House Legislation To Help The American People

March 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's address to the nation on the coronavirus outbreak and his administration's failure to adequately make coronavirus test kits available across the United States. Senator Schumer urged the Senate to act as soon as possible to pass legislation to help the American people dealing with the coronavirus epidemic, which the House is set to vote on today. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Coronavirus Outbreak In New Rochelle And The Five Steps The Trump Admin Must Take Immediately To Improve Ability To Test For Coronavirus In The United States

March 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump Administration's failure to adequately make coronavirus test kits available across the United States, including in response to the outbreak in New Rochelle, NY. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The United States has more than one thousand confirmed cases of COVID-19, the coronavirus. The actual number, however, could be much higher. We don't truly know how many more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Leader McConnell To Stop Blocking H.R. 1, The For the People Act, On The One-Year Anniversary Of Its Passage In The House

March 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor following the first anniversary of House passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act, and urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to stop blocking this critical legislation. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: This past Sunday marked one year since the House passed H.R.1, the For the People Act. This bill takes urgent and long overdue steps to renew our democracy. It will reverse more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Insisting That The Response To The Coronavirus Crisis Prioritize The Health & Safety Of The American People

March 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the necessity of prioritizing the health and safety of the American people in response to the spread of the coronavirus and questioned why the Trump administration has lagged other governments in making testing for the coronavirus widely available. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: As our country continues to experience the spread of coronavirus, COVID-19, the effects are more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Leader McConnell Allow Vote On Bipartisan Amendment To Fight Climate Change

March 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Leader McConnell to allow a vote on a bipartisan amendment that would significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and make progress in fighting climate change. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: This week, the Senate will continue work on a bill that would update our nation's energy policy. Since the bill has been taken up, Senators have filed hundreds of amendments, and I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Trump Administration To Dramatically Improve Their Response To Coronavirus, Prioritize The Health & Safety Of The American People Above Corporate Interests

March 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the Trump administration to seriously address the health and safety concerns of American workers and families above corporate interests. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The coronavirus continues to spread, with more than five hundred confirmed cases in the United States, in two-thirds of the fifty states. Given the inconsistency and delay in testing, we don't know if the more...

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