Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Immediate Answers From The Trump Admin On Reports Of Russian Bounties On U.S. Troops In Afghanistan And When The President Was First Told This Information

June 30, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, demanding immediate answers from the Trump administration following public reporting on intelligence that Russia placed bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, there are thousands, thousands, of American service members in Afghanistan defending us from terrorist organizations and their sponsors. They are joined by more...


Schumer Floor Remarks As Republican Senator Blocks Needed Assistance To State And Local Governments To Continue Essential Services Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today took to the Senate floor with Senate Democrats to attempt to immediately pass desperately-needed assistance to state and local governments struggling to provide essential services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) objected to the unanimous consent motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now, we are a long way off from beating COVID-19, and our communities need federal relief as soon as more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Unnecessary And Harmful Delays Of Further Action On The Coronavirus Pandemic And Policing Reform

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, denouncing Senate Republicans for their failed sense of urgency to address the coronavirus health and economic crises and public outcry necessitating bold and comprehensive policing reform legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now, finally on COVID-19. Unfortunately, COVID-19 continues to surge in several states. Florida, Texas, and Arizona are more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Answers & An All Senators Briefing On Reports Of Russian Bounties On U.S. Troops In Afghanistan

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, demanding all Senators receive an immediate briefing following public reporting that Russia placed bounties on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and calling for public answers as to the extent of President Trump’s knowledge of this reported intelligence. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now on Russia. On Friday, the New York Times and other media outlets reported more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Louisiana Anti-Abortion Law

June 29, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, discussing the Supreme Court decision to block Louisiana’s restrictive abortion law. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:This morning, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have restricted abortion providers so severely that Louisiana would have been left with only a single clinic. These types of laws have popped up in state after state as a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of House Passage Of The Justice In Policing Act And Demanding A Serious And Bipartisan Response To The Spiking Coronavirus Pandemic

June 25, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today on the Senate floor spoke in advance of the House passage of the Justice in Policing Act and demanded a serious and bipartisan response to the spiking coronavirus pandemic. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the House of Representatives will pass the Justice in Policing Act, a comprehensive, strong bill to bring lasting change to police departments across America; and tackle the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Opposition To Senate GOP’s Irrevocably Flawed Policing Bill; Schumer Demands Bipartisan Talks To Produce Meaningful Policing Reform Legislation

June 24, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to the Senate Republican’s irrevocably flawed policing bill. Senator Schumer also demanded bipartisan talks to produce meaningful policing reform legislation that meets the moment. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: The names of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery continue to ring in the nation’s ears, a searing reminder of the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Serious Policing Reform And The Shortcomings Of the Republican Policing Bill

June 23, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, laying out the shortcomings of the Republican policing reform proposal and called for bipartisan talks on a real legislative solution. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: The past few months have been among the most wrenching and tumultuous in recent memory. The deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding A Full Investigation Into The Firing Of US Attorney For SDNY Geoffrey Berman

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, demanding a full investigation into false statements made by Attorney General Barr and the Trump administration’s firing of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:On another matter—there’s so much trouble this administration is in it’s hard to count, and you probably need several hours to document and talk more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For The Withdrawal Of Circuit Court Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson Over Anti-Civil Rights Record

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging the withdrawal of Circuit Court Judicial Nominee Cory Wilson over his anti-civil rights record. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Finally, today, Leader McConnell will move forward with the nomination of Mr. Cory Wilson to serve a lifetime appointment on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.Mr. Wilson is an avowed opponent of the nation’s health care law, calling it more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Refusal To Reckon With The Facts Of The Coronavirus Pandemic As States Face New Outbreaks And The Failure Of The Administration To Spend $14 Billion On Contact Tracing And COVID Testing

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s remarks that he told his administration he wants to “slow the testing down,” and the administration’s failure to use the $14 billion in congressionally-appropriated funding for contact tracing and coronavirus testing. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Over the past several weeks, there has been an alarming increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Police Reform Legislation

June 22, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Republicans’ police reform legislation, and laid out the shortcomings of the Republican proposal. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The American people are crying out for major, significant changes in policing in this country. Being killed by the police is now the sixth-leading cause of death for young men in America, and young Black men more...


Sen. Schumer Remarks On Juneteenth

June 19, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered the following remarks in a virtual Juneteenth JusticeCon celebration hosted by Greater Allen A.M.E. where he discussed the importance of Juneteenth and the work House and Senate Democrats are doing to work towards progress. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:I want to thank the Reverend Dr. Elaine Flake for inviting me to be a part of today's celebration. It's truly an honor to be here, and an more...


Schumer Floor Remarks As Republicans Block Passage Of Legislation To Remove Confederate Statues From U.S. Capitol

June 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.— Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today took to the Senate floor with Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) to attempt to immediately pass unanimous consent to pass the Confederate Monument Removal Act to remove Confederate statues from the United States Capitol. Senator Blunt (R-MO) objected to the unanimous consent motion. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:First, I want to thank my dear friend, the Senator from New Jersey. Our caucus and the American people are lucky to more...


On Senate Floor, Schumer Says New Senate GOP Bill On Policing Does Not Meet The Moment; Schumer Also Discusses Trump’s Egregious Judicial Nominees Walker And Wilson

June 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor explaining why the Republican policing bill does not meet the moment and discussed Senate Republicans’ continued efforts to confirm Trump’s egregious radical judges who oppose both healthcare law and voting rights. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Two weeks ago, the House and Senate Democrats introduced a bill—the Justice in Policing Act—to bring more...


On Senate Floor, Schumer Says New Senate GOP Bill On Policing Does Not Meet The Moment; Schumer Also Discusses Trump’s Egregious Judicial Nominees Walker And Wilson

June 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor explaining why the Republican policing bill does not meet the moment and discussed Senate Republicans’ continued efforts to confirm Trump’s egregious radical judges who oppose both healthcare law and voting rights. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Two weeks ago, the House and Senate Democrats introduced a bill—the Justice in Policing Act—to bring more...


On Senate Floor, Schumer Says John Bolton’s Book Further Confirms President Trump Is Weak On China

June 18, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding published excerpts from John Bolton’s forthcoming book, which recount President Trump making concessions to President Xi in an effort to benefit himself politically. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: My colleagues know how long I have pressed administrations of both parties to be tougher on China’s rapacious economic policies. For a time, I even more...


On Senate Floor, Schumer Responds To Supreme Court Decision Blocking Trump Admin Bid To End Protections For Dreamers

June 18, 2020


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Dramatic Improvement To The Republican Policing Bill And Decrying Republican Attempts To Push Through Radical Judges With Anti-Civil Rights Records

June 17, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to dramatically improve the Senate Republicans’ policing reform legislative proposal and condemned Senate Republicans’ attempts to push through radical right-wing judges with anti-civil rights records amid historic protests. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:This morning is a tale of two chambers.The House of Representatives is starting the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Passage Of The Equality Act, Demanding That Leader McConnell Bring Policing Reform Before the Fourth of July, And On The Need For Further Action Now to Combat the Ongoing Coronavirus Economic and Public Health Crisis

June 16, 2020

Washington, D.C.—Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling for the passage of the Equality Act, demanding Leader McConnell to bring the Justice in Policing Act to the Senate floor before the Fourth of July, and laying out the immediate need for further action on the coronavirus economic and public health crises. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Rights Act of more...

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