Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Gun Safety In The Wake Of The Highlands Ranch School Shooting, President Trump’s Unfair Treatment Of Puerto Rico, And The Role Of Dark Money In Blocking Progress On Climate Change

May 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding gun safety in the wake of the Highlands Ranch school shooting in Colorado, President Trump's unfair treatment of Puerto Rico, and the role of dark money in blocking progress on climate change. Below are his remarks: Thank you Madam President. Now, on Tuesday afternoon, our country suffered another school shooting - this time in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. It was the second shooting of the week following a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Robert Pear, The Mueller Report, Disaster Relief Funding For All Americans, The Nomination Of Michael Park To The Second Circuit, And Republican Attacks On Women’s Health Care

May 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Robert Pear, Leader McConnell's refusal to bring important election security legislation to the floor following the release of the Mueller Report, making the Senate a legislative graveyard, the need for disaster relief funding for all Americans affected by natural disasters, the nomination of Janet Dhillon to be Chair of the EEOC, the nomination of Michael Park to the Second Circuit, and the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell’s Whitewashing Of The Mueller Report, Turning The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard, and President Trump’s Unfair Treatment of Puerto Rico

May 7, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's whitewashing of the Mueller report and his refusal to act on election security and other pressing issues, turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard, and President Trump's unfair treatment of Puerto Rico. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, I've just listened to my friend the Majority Leader engage in an astounding bit of whitewashing. Not more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator Enzi’s Decision Not To Seek Re-Election, The Need For Special Counsel Mueller To Testify Without Delay, And The Need For Disaster Relief Funding For All Americans Affected By Natural Disasters

May 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Enzi's (R-WY) decision not to seek re-election, the need for Special Counsel Mueller to testify without delay, and the need for disaster relief funding for all Americans affected by natural disasters. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now Madam President, over the weekend, our friend the distinguished Senator from Wyoming, Sen. Enzi, announced that he wouldn't seek re-election. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr’s Disgraceful Performance Before The Senate Judiciary Committee, Schumer’s New Letter Questioning Attorney General Barr About His Statements On Obstruction Of Justice, The Trump Administration’s Recent Attack On Women’s Health Care Access, And Leader McConnell’s Refusal To Bring Legislation To The Floor, Making The Senate A Legislative Graveyard

May 2, 2019

Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr's Disgraceful Performance Before The Senate Judiciary Committee, Schumer's New Letter Questioning Attorney General Barr About His Statements On Obstruction Of Justice, The Trump Administration's Recent Attack On Women's Health Care Access, And Leader McConnell's Refusal To Bring Legislation To The Floor, Making The Senate A Legislative Graveyard Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Attorney more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr’s Mischaracterization Of The Mueller Report, Yesterday’s Meeting On Infrastructure At The White House, And The Need To Confront The Climate Change Crisis

May 1, 2019

Schumer Floor Remarks On Attorney General Barr's Mischaracterization Of The Mueller Report, Yesterday's Meeting On Infrastructure At The White House, And The Need To Confront The Climate Change Crisis Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Attorney General Barr's mischaracterization of the Mueller report, yesterday's meeting on infrastructure at the White House, and the need to confront the climate change crisis. Below are his remarks, which more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Senate Judiciary Chairman Graham To Bring In Special Counsel Mueller To Provide Public Testimony Without Delay

May 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling for Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to bring in Special Counsel Mueller to provide public testimony without delay. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, we have now had a day where the attorney general testified before the Judiciary Committee and many issues are not resolved because there are great discrepancies based on Mr. Mueller's letters that have been more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Post-Mueller Report Actions: Holding Russia Accountable, Strengthening 2020 Election Security, And Holding All-Senators Intelligence Briefing; Leader McConnell Turning The Senate Into Legislative Graveyard; And The Trump Economy Failing Working And Middle Class Americans

April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding three action items needed following the release of the redacted Mueller report: holding Russia accountable for interfering in our presidential elections, strengthening 2020 election security, and calling on Leader McConnell to host an all-Senators classified briefing with the intelligence and defense communities; Leader McConnell turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard for middle-class priorities; more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Shooting In Poway, CA; On The Passing Of Senator Dick Lugar; On Congress’ Need For The Full, Un-redacted Mueller Report; On The Need For Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across The U.S.; And On Priorities For Any Comprehensive Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

April 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the shooting in Poway, CA and the rise of anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world; the passing of Senator Dick Lugar (R-IN); Congress' need for the full, un-redacted Mueller report; the need for disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the United States; and priorities for any comprehensive bipartisan infrastructure bill ahead of tomorrow's Democrat-requested more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On AG Barr’s Continued Failure To Be Impartial, The Need To Approve Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across The U.S., The Republican Tax Scam, And Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt

April 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding AG Barr's continued failure to be impartial, the need to approve disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the U.S., the Republican tax scam, and Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Well, Mr. President, if anyone wonders whether Attorney General Barr is a straight shooter, this week we got our answer. Yesterday, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Interior Secretary Nominee David Bernhardt, The Need To Approve Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across The U.S., And Nonstop Chaos In The Trump Administration

April 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Interior Secretary nominee David Bernhardt, the need to approve disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the U.S., and nonstop chaos in the Trump Administration. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later this week, the Senate will vote on the confirmation of David Bernhardt, a longtime lobbyist, to the position of Interior Secretary. An oil and gas more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Nonstop Chaos In The Trump Administration, Republican Efforts To Restrict Women’s Access To Care, The Need To Approve Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across The U.S., And The Domenico Nomination – Another Disturbing, Radical Trump Nominee

April 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the nonstop chaos in the Trump administration, Republican efforts to restrict women's access to care, the need to approve disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the U.S., and the Domenico nomination - another disturbing, radical Trump nominee. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now today, the watchword in the executive branch is chaos. This chaos stems more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Senator Fritz Hollings; The Need To Approve Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico And Other Hard-Hit Regions Across U.S.; And The Departure Of DHS Secretary Nielsen And The Secret Service Director

April 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Senator Fritz Hollings (D-SC); the need to approve disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico and other hard-hit regions across the United States; and the departure of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Secret Service Director. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today I wish to start off by sharing a few words about our former colleague, Senator more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Opposition To Mark Calabria, President Trump’s Nominee To Head The Federal Housing Finance Agency

April 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to Mark Calabria, President Trump's nominee to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, I rise in opposition - strong opposition - to the nomination of Mark Calabria to become the Director of FHFA. I hope every Senator who has home owner in their districts will pay attention here. For decades, we've had Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Democrats’ New Amendment To Provide Much-Needed Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico, The Midwest, And Other Hard-Hit Regions Throughout The United States

April 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' new amendment, No. 246, which would help provide much-needed disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico, the Midwest, and other hard-hit regions throughout the United States. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President. Now, rather than spend time yesterday on a terribly destructive rules change, Leader McConnell could have focused the Senate on an urgent matter that more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell And Senate Republicans’ Debasement Of Senate Rules

April 3, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's plan to invoke the terribly destructive nuclear option to fast-track even more of President Trump's ultra-conservative nominees. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: This is a very sad day for the Senate. At a time when Leader McConnell brags about confirming more judges than anyone has done in a long time, he feels the need to invoke the terribly destructive and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Democrats’ New Amendment To Provide Much-Needed Disaster Relief Funding For Puerto Rico, The Midwest, And Other Hard-Hit Regions Throughout The U.S.; The Trump Administration’s Relentless Attacks On Americans’ Health Care; And The Importance Of Maintaining A Hard Line On U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

April 2, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats' new amendment to provide much-needed disaster relief funding for Puerto Rico, the Midwest, and other hard-hit regions throughout the U.S.; the Trump administration's relentless attacks on Americans' health care; and the importance of maintaining a hard line on U.S.-China trade negotiations. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now yesterday, the Senate failed to pass more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Disaster Package That Aids In Puerto Rico’s Recovery, The Trump Administration’s Legal Assault On Americans’ Health Care, And Sen. McConnell’s Plan To Change Senate Rules And Cede Authority To The President

April 1, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for a disaster package that aids in Puerto Rico's recovery, the Trump administration's legal assault on protections for people with pre-existing conditions and affordable health care, Senator McConnell's plan to change Senate rules and cede authority to the president, and reports that the Trump administration repeatedly overruled career officials to provide security clearances despite concerns more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration's Latest Attempt To Eliminate The Affordable Care Act, Senate Democrats’ Plan To Prohibit The DOJ From Using Funds To Litigate The Downfall Of The ACA In Circuit Court, The Need For A Disaster Package That Aids In Puerto Rico’s Recovery, And The Need To Make The Mueller Report Public

March 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's latest attempt to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, Senate Democrats' plan to prohibit the DOJ from using funds to litigate the downfall of the ACA in circuit court, the need for a disaster package that aids in Puerto Rico's recovery, and the need to make the Mueller report public. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: On Monday, the Trump administration doubled more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Plan To Prohibit DOJ From Using Funds To Litigate The Downfall Of ACA In Circuit Court, On The GOP’s Refusal To Meaningfully Confront The Climate Crisis, On The Need For A Disaster Package That Aids In Puerto Rico’s Recovery, And On The Need To Make The Mueller Report Public

March 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor to announce a new plan to prohibit the DOJ from using funds to litigate the downfall of the ACA in circuit court, on the GOP's refusal to meaningfully confront the climate crisis, on the need for a disaster package that aids in Puerto Rico's recovery, and on the need to make the Mueller Report public. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now thank you, Mr. President. There's so much going on so I'm more...

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