Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Democrats’ Visit To Southern Border Facilities, Bipartisan Budget Caps Agreement, And Upcoming Senate Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Fix Legislation

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senate Democrats’ visit to southern border facilities, the bipartisan budget caps agreement, and an upcoming Senate vote on the House-passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund fix legislation. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Last Friday, I went with a group of Senate Democrats to visit several detention centers at our southern border, including the Border Patrol facility at McAllen and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Senate To Permanently Reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund

July 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming Senate vote on the legislation to permanently extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. M. President, I'm speaking on the bill as well as the amendments. In a short time, the Senate will vote on and pass a permanent reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. In my short time here on the floor, I can't do justice to the years upon more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Campaign Rally Last Night, Leader McConnell’s Legislative Graveyard, Calling For An Investigation Into The Dangers Of FaceApp, And An Upcoming Trip By Democratic Senators To View Conditions At The Border

July 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's statements insulting Democratic Congresswomen at his rally in North Carolina last night, the Senate's failure to pass the 9/11 Victim Fund legislation due to Sen. Rand Paul's actions, the dangers of FaceApp, and an upcoming trip by Democratic Senators to view conditions at the border. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now Madam President, last night we saw the more...


Schumer Remarks After Republican Senator Blocked House-Passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation

July 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today blasted Republican Senator Rand Paul's objection to Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) request for the Senate to pass the House-passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation. In his remarks, Schumer urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put the bill, which passed the House of Representatives last week with more than 400 votes, on the floor for a vote immediately. First, let me thank my friend, the Senator from New more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Justice John Paul Stevens And Leader McConnell’s Refusal To Act On Climate Change, Health Care, Voting Rights, And Other Important Legislation, Turning The Senate Into A Legislative Graveyard

July 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing and legacy of Justice John Paul Stevens and Leader McConnell's refusal to act on climate change, health care, voting rights, and other critical legislation, turning the Senate into a legislative graveyard. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Last night we received the news, the sad news, that Justice John Paul Stevens passed away at the age of ninety-nine. A son of the greatest more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Sen. McConnell To Bring The House-Passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation To The Senate Floor ASAP

July 15, 2019

Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Sen. McConnell To Bring The House-Passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation To The Senate Floor ASAP Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Sen. McConnell to hold a vote in the Senate on the House-passed 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund legislation. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. On another matter, last Friday, in an overwhelming bipartisan vote, I'm happy to say the House reauthorized the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans’ Failure To Condemn President Trump’s Statements Insulting Democratic Congresswomen

July 15, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republicans' failure to condemn President Trump's statements insulting Democratic Congresswomen. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Well Mr. President, over the weekend, President Trump launched a series of insults at Democratic congresswomen, suggesting they "go back" to the countries they came from, despite the fact that three of the four were born in the United States and that more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Attempts To Add A Citizenship Question To The 2020 Census, Reported Mass Deportation Raids, Senate Democrats’ New Legislation Amid Continued Family Separations And Reports Of Inhumane Conditions, Neglect At Border Facilities, And The Need For The President To Stay Tough Against China

July 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's attempts to create an executive order to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, a new report that the president is ordering ICE to resume plans to carry out mass deportation raids over the weekend, Senate Democrats to introduce the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act amid continued family separations and reports of inhumane conditions and treatment of families and children at more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Report Of Sexual Assault And Inhumane Treatment Of Migrant Children At The Border, The White House’s Social Media Summit, Today’s All-Senator Briefing On Election Security, And The Stakes Of The Health Care Lawsuit, Texas V. United States

July 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a new report of sexual assault and inhumane treatment of migrant children at Arizona border stations, the White House's social media summit, today's all-Senator briefing on election security and the need to take action to prevent interference in future elections, and the stakes of Texas v. United States. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Now, Mr. President, a new report from NBC News last more...


Schumer Remarks And Photos From Senate And House Democrats’ Event Showing The Faces Of Americans Who Would Be Hurt By Trump Republican Anti-Affordable Care Act Lawsuit

July 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Today, on the day of oral arguments in the Trump administration-backed Texas v. U.S. lawsuit in the Fifth Circuit Court-Republicans' latest assault on our health care law-Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats showed the faces of Americans who would be harmed if the Trump administration and Republicans succeed in their effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for the 133 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. Senate more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On His Invitation For The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team To Visit U.S. Senate, The Beginning of Oral Arguments In Texas V. United States, The Need for Action On Election Security, And President Trump’s Recent Attacks On Fox News

July 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Megan Rapinoe's acceptance of his invitation for the USWNT to visit the U.S. Senate, the beginning of oral arguments in Texas v. United States today, the need for action on election security, and President Trump's recent attacks on Fox News. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Madam President, yesterday, I sent a letter to U.S. Soccer that officially invited the U.S. Women's Soccer team to more...


Schumer Calls For Secretary Acosta’s Resignation Amid New Epstein Sex Trafficking Indictment And Multiple Reports Of Acosta’s Gross Mishandling Of Epstein Case

July 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called for Secretary Acosta's resignation, urged the DOJ's office of Professional Responsibility to make public the results of its review of Acosta's handling of the Epstein case, and demanded President Trump answer for the statements he has made about his relationship with Mr. Epstein-first approving of Epstein, then later, through a spokesperson, denying any relationship. Below are his remarks, which can also more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of 5th Circuit Oral Argument In Texas V. United States, The Increasingly Horrid Conditions At Border Facilities And President Trump’s Awful Record On The Environment

July 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Texas v. United States, the increasingly disturbing situation at border facilities and President Trump's awful record on the environment. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Tomorrow the Fifth Circuit will hear oral argument in the case of Texas v the United States. The fate of our entire health care system hangs in the balance. This challenge to the Affordable Care Act, brought by more...


Schumer Invites U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team To U.S. Senate To Celebrate World Cup Victory, Calls On Sen. McConnell To Take Up Equal Pay Legislation

July 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today during remarks on the Senate floor, invited the United States Women's National Soccer Team to the United States Senate to celebrate their historic and inspiring victory in the 2019 Women's World Cup. Leader Schumer also called on Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to bring legislation to ensure all women earn equal pay up for a vote in the United States Senate. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Now, Madam more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging The Senate To Vote Yes On The Iran Amendment To The NDAA And President Trump’s G-20 Meetings With President Putin and President Xi Jinping

June 27, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging the Senate to vote yes on the Iran amendment to the NDAA and calling on President Trump to stay tough in his G-20 meetings with President Putin and President Xi Jinping. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Thank you, Mr. President. As the Leader and I announced yesterday, we have an agreement in place to vote on passage of the defense authorization bill today and then on an amendment to the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell’s Commitment To Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation And On The Iran Amendment To The NDAA And The Need To Improve Conditions At The Border

June 26, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Leader McConnell's commitment to move legislation to reauthorize the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund before the August recess, his commitment that the Senate would vote on the Iran amendment to the NDAA, and the dire need to improve conditions at the border. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Mr. President, I begin this morning with some welcome news. After meeting with a group of the 9/11 more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Leader McConnell’s Meeting With 9/11 First Responders, The Need For Votes On Amendments To The NDAA, Democrats’ Commonsense Border Solutions, And The Anniversary Of The Shelby V. Holder Decision

June 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senator McConnell to commit to hold a stand-alone vote on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund legislation, the need for a vote on an amendment to the NDAA concerning possible conflict with Iran, Democrats' commonsense solutions to grapple with challenges at the border, and the sixth anniversary of the Supreme Court's disastrous Shelby v. Holder decision. Below are his remarks, which can also be found more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Senator McConnell To Commit To Hold A Stand-Alone Vote On 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Legislation Immediately After House Passage, Escalating Tensions With Iran, And The Trump Administration’s Failed Approach To Immigration

June 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senator McConnell to commit to hold a stand-alone vote on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund legislation, escalating tensions with Iran, and the need for a discussion about commonsense policy changes that would adequately address the situation at the border. Below are his remarks, which can also be found here. Mr. President, tomorrow, my friend John Feal and fellow survivors who were first more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Escalating Tensions With Iran, The Need For Debate On Saudi Arms Sales, Calling For An Investigation Into The Trump Administration’s Delay In Putting Harriet Tubman On The $20 Note, And Urging Leader McConnell To Allow Votes on Background Check Legislation And Election Security

June 20, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding escalating tensions in Iran, the need for at least a debate on U.S. arms sales to Saudi Arabia, his request to for an investigation into the Trump Administration's delay in putting Harriet Tubman on the $20 note, and urging Leader McConnell to allow votes on legislation to close loopholes in our background check system and improve election security. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Over more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Chaos In The Trump Administration, Support For The New York State Climate Leadership And Community Protection Act, And Urging Republican Senators To Not Confirm Matthew Kacsmaryk

June 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the chaos within the Trump Administration - in its border policy, its foreign policy and the Trump Administration itself - his support for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act in New York, and urging Republican Senators to not confirm Matthew Kacsmaryk to be the United States District Judge for the Northern District of Texas. Below are his remarks which can also be found here. Now, if more...

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