Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Vote To Confirm Todd Kim As Assistant Attorney General And On The Status Of Infrastructure Legislation

July 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s Senate vote to confirm Todd Kim to serve as the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Environment and Natural Resources Division. Senator Schumer also spoke regarding the status of infrastructure legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi

July 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate regarding the passing of former Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The First Meeting Of The Select Committee To Investigate The January 6th Attack On The U.S. Capitol

July 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the first meeting of the Select Committee to begin an inquiry into the events of January 6th. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Considering Todd Kim To Assistant Attorney General For The Environment And Natural Resources Division And Informing The Senate There May Be Additional Votes Relative To Nominations This Week

July 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate moving to consider Todd Kim to serve as the Assistant Attorney General and alerted the Senate to additional votes on nominations that may occur this week. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Reiterating His Support For A Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And Urging Republicans To Ignore Former President Trump’s Attempt To Derail Any Infrastructure Legislation

July 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, reiterating his commitment to passing bipartisan infrastructure legislation. Senator Schumer urged Republicans to ignore former President Trump, who today called for Republicans to abandon the talks. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Advancing President Biden’s Nominee To Lead The Bureau Of Land Management, Tracy Stone-Manning

July 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, urging his colleagues in the Energy and Natural Resources Committee to support the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Importance Of Passing Both The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework And Budget Reconciliation Legislation

July 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of passing both the bipartisan infrastructure framework and the budget resolution with reconciliation instructions before the Senate leaves for August recess. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Top Moody’s Economist Mark Zandi’s New Report That Concludes That Passing Both The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework And The Reconciliation Bill Is Essential For Our Economy

July 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding economist Mark Zandi’s new report that concluded that the two bills will “lift productivity and labor force growth”  and “address the long running skewing of the income and wealth distribution.” Mr. Zandi also concluded that Republicans’ stated concerns about inflation are “misplaced” and “overdone”. You can view the report here. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Procedural Vote To Take The First Step To Begin Debate On The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

July 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s cloture vote on the motion to proceed to a legislative vehicle – the first step to begin debate on bipartisan infrastructure legislation. Senator Schumer also added that he intends to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure framework and a budget resolution with reconciliation instructions before the Senate leaves for the August recess. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell’s Statements On The Debt Ceiling

July 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican leader’s statements on the debt ceiling. Leader Schumer added that Leader McConnell should not be playing political games with the full faith and credit of the United States.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Senate Vote On Legislation To Replenish The DOJ Crime Victims Fund

July 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s Senate vote on the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Forward To Get Something Done On Infrastructure Legislation And Wednesday’s Vote On Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To The Legislative Vehicle For The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

July 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding steps being taken this week to advance infrastructure legislation. Senator Schumer reiterated that he would offer the text of the bipartisan group’s agreement as the substitute amendment  for consideration by the full Senate and urged senators to support the motion to proceed in order to start the process of beginning debate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Including The Civilian Climate Corps In The Upcoming Budget Reconciliation Package

July 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to address climate change in a big and bold way including the need for a strong Civilian Climate Corps in the upcoming budget reconciliation package. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Senate Vote On Legislation To Replenish The DOJ Crime Victims Fund

July 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate voting on a desperately needed fix to the Victims of Crimes Act tomorrow. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Making Progress On Infrastructure Legislation And Filing Cloture On The Motion To Proceed To The Legislative Vehicle For The Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework

July 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress being made on infrastructure legislation on two tracks. Senator Schumer also explained that he will be filing cloture on the motion to proceed to a legislative vehicle for the future bipartisan infrastructure framework, which would set up a cloture vote on the motion to proceed on Wednesday. Senator Schumer announced that if the bipartisan group reaches an agreement on legislative text, he will make that agreement the pending substitute amendment for debate once the motion to proceed is adopted.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments To Families Starting Today Because Democrats Passed And President Biden Signed The American Rescue Plan

July 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding expanded child tax credit payments to families of up to $300 per child per month starting today because Democrats passed and President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan. Every Senate Republican voted against these payments. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Introducing Draft Legislation To End The Federal Prohibition On Marijuana

July 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, draft legislation which would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and expunge the criminal records of those with low-level marijuana offenses. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Making Progress On Infrastructure Legislation On Two Tracks

July 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress being made on infrastructure legislation on two tracks. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Press Conference Introducing Discussion Draft Of The Cannabis Administration And Opportunity Act

July 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at a press conference with Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ),  introducing a discussion draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, a legislative proposal that would end the decades of harm inflicted on communities of color by removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances and empowering states to implement their own cannabis laws. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Budget Committee Democrats Reaching An Agreement On A Landmark Budget Resolution That Will Pave The Way To Act On Climate And Provide The Most Significant Support For American Families Since The New Deal

July 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Budget Committee Democrats reaching an agreement on a landmark $3.5 trillion budget resolution that will pave the way for legislation to build back and secure our middle class with historic support, bolster our economy, act on climate, expand Medicare to cover dental, hearing and vision in a robust way, and lay the foundation for another century of American prosperity. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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