Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Attacks On Women’s Healthcare Rights

March 5, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republican attacks on women’s healthcare rights. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just listened to the Republican leader and there was a glaring omission in his speech: he did not mention what the rally yesterday, my speech, or the case before the court was about: a woman’s constitutional right to choose. To the women of America: what we are talking about here, what I more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Needed Bipartisan Funding Agreement To Combat Coronavirus And Calling On The Trump Administration To Improve Their Lacking Response To The Coronavirus Crisis

March 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging Senators to support a bipartisan emergency funding agreement to combat the coronavirus. Senator Schumer also called on President Trump to stop spreading false and misleading information and to start show leadership in response to this public health crisis. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: As the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States continues to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Need For Bipartisan Funding Agreement To Combat Coronavirus

March 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor on his expectation that a bipartisan funding agreement on emergency funding to combat the coronavirus will pass this week. He also called on the Trump administration to be transparent with the American people and decisive in response to the spread of coronavirus. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States has recently surpassed more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Response To The Coronavirus, The Nomination Of Rep. Ratcliffe For DNI, And The Energy Bill The Senate Will Consider This Week

March 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's inadequate response to spread of coronavirus and the nomination of Rep. Ratcliffe to be the Director of National Intelligence. He also spoke about the energy bill that the Senate will consider this week. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Over the weekend, cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in New York, Rhode Island, Florida. Officials in Washington more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On President Trump To Get His Act Together On Coronavirus

February 27, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's inadequate funding request for emergency coronavirus funding and outlined Congressional action to combat the disease. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Last night, in California, an American was diagnosed with the first reported case of coronavirus unrelated to any travel to an infected area-a sign that coronavirus is here, on our shores, and we must act more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Assault On Women’s Reproductive Rights And Leader McConnell’s Refusal To Act On Health Care

February 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's scheduled procedural votes on two extreme anti-choice bills that the Senate has previously rejected. Senator Schumer also urged Leader McConnell to instead take up the House-passed healthcare bills buried in his legislative graveyard. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans have scheduled votes on two divisive more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Blasting Pres. Trump’s Dangerous Incompetence & Lack Of Plan To Deal With The Coronavirus; Outlines Five Steps Trump Admin. Must Take Immediately

February 25, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor blasting President Trump's dangerous incompetence and lack of plan to deal with the coronavirus. Senator Schumer also outlined five steps the Trump administration must take immediately. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The coronavirus has already spread to 30 countries, including South Korea, Italy, Iran, and 53 confirmed cases here in the United States. Officials at the World more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump Moving Our Nation Closer To A Banana Republic And The Immediate Need For Sanctions On Russia For 2020 Election Interference

February 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the President Trump’s recent actions that undermine the rule of law and our intelligence community. He also urged the administration to implement new sanctions on Russia for their continued efforts to interfere in the 2020 elections. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:And on another front, again the frustration of how this administration has conducted itself, more...


Schumer Blasts President Trump For Lack Of Leadership & Lack Of Plan To Address Spread Of Coronavirus

February 24, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration’s response to the spread of Coronavirus. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The World Health Organization has now reported that there are 79,000 cases of Coronavirus across at least 30 countries, at least 53 confirmed cases here in the United States. As the virus continues to spread, the global economy is already beginning to suffer.All of the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate Colleagues To Support War Powers Resolution On Iran

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor, urging Senators to vote in favor of Senator Kaine's bipartisan War Powers resolution on Iran, which would reaffirm Congress' role in matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Today, the Senate will vote on a bipartisan War Powers resolution offered by Senator Kaine, directing the President to terminate the use of Armed Forces for hostilities against the Islamic more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Chief Justice Roberts To Defend Independence Of The Judicial Branch From President Trump’s Attacks

February 13, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the DOJ IG to investigate the reduced sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone and calling on Chief Justice Roberts to defend the independence of the judicial branch from President Trump's attacks. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: In the short week since the conclusion of the president's impeachment trial, the president has reminded us of all the reasons why Congress must more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senate Colleagues To Support War Powers Resolution On Iran

February 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urged his Senate colleagues to vote in favor of Senator Kaine's War Powers Resolution on Iran, which would reaffirm Congress' role in matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later today, the Senate will begin debate on Senator Kaine's War Powers Resolution, preventing President Trump from unilaterally escalating military action against Iran. The Constitution is more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For An Emergency Senate Judiciary Committee DOJ Oversight Hearing & DOJ IG Investigation Into Reduced Sentencing Recommendation For Roger Stone, Stating Despite Senate GOP Claims, No Serious Person Believes Pres. Trump Learned Any “Lesson” From Impeachment

February 12, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Graham and DOJ Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz to investigate potential improper political interference regarding the reduced sentencing recommendation for Roger Stone. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: In voting to acquit President Trump of an abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Senate Republicans sought to justify their more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Senators To Oppose Confirmation Of Andrew Brasher To The Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals

February 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging his Senate colleagues to oppose the confirmation of Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, on the nomination of Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. The nomination is truly a disgrace, disgrace to our judiciary, and I urge every single Senator to reject it. Mr. Brasher is laughably inexperienced. He more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Dems’ Efforts To Pass Commonsense Legislation To Secure Our Elections From Foreign Interference

February 11, 2020

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor announcing that Senate Democrats will make unanimous consent requests today to immediately pass critical legislation to better safeguard our elections against foreign interference in our elections. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: The 2020 primary elections are ongoing, and the national election is only nine months away. If there is anything we can say for certain about our more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The White House Retaliation Against LTC Alexander Vindman And Ambassador Gordon Sondland

February 10, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor in opposition to President Trump retaliating against witnesses, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and Ambassador Sondland, who testified in Congress, which can also be viewed here:In the aftermath of the president’s impeachment trial, the president has begun dismissing members of the administration who testified in Congress, including Lieutenant Colonel Vindman and Ambassador Sondland. The president also more...


Schumer Floor Remarks In Opposition To The Confirmation Of Andrew Brasher To The Eleventh Circuit

February 10, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor in opposition to President Trump’s nomination of Andrew Brasher to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which can also be viewed here:About the nomination of Mr. Brasher. Now that the impeachment trial of the president is over, Leader McConnell is wasting no time getting us back to what seems to be his primary goal: rubberstamping unqualified and extreme judicial nominations. This week, the Senate will more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Budget Proposal

February 10, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor in opposition to President Trump’s budget proposal, which can also be viewed here:Today, President Trump unveiled his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2021. For the third year in a row, the President’s budget puts a magnifying glass on the endemic, pervasive hypocrisy of this Administration. He says one thing in his State of the Union and does the opposite in his budget, but the budget is what he does, the more...


Schumer Delivers Speech On Senate Floor Ahead Of Vote On Articles Of Impeachment

February 5, 2020

Washington D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) delivered a floor speech ahead of the Senate vote on two articles of impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: The Articles of Impeachment before us charge President Donald John Trump with offenses against the Constitution and the American people. The first article of impeachment charges that President Trump abused the office of the presidency by soliciting the interference of a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s State Of The Union Address

February 5, 2020

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