Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Blocking Senate Consideration Of The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor after Senate Republicans voted to block consideration of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Dilawar Syed, President Biden’s Nominee To Be Deputy Administrator Of The Small Business Administration

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republicans’ callous stonewalling of President Biden’s uncontroversial nominees, including Dilawar Syed for Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Consideration Of The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate vote to begin consideration of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Shortly before his death, the great John Lewis offered the American people a parting message:“When you see something that is not right, you must say something. You must do something. Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each more...


Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Democrats’ Focus On Finalizing And Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan To Deliver Help For The American People

November 3, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued progress made toward finalizing and passing President Biden’s transformative Build Back Better plan to deliver help for the American people. Senator Schumer also laid out the agreement reached to lower prescription drug prices. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Republicans Obstructing Crucial Nominations And Endangering National Security

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today joined Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) on the Senate floor to call on Senate Republicans to stop obstructing routine nominations and subsequently endangering national security. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Remarks On Drug Price Negotiation Agreement

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today announced an agreement to include drug price negotiation in President Biden’s Build Back Better legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Continued Progress Made Toward Passing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued progress made toward passing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, a historic step forward for American families. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Historic Confirmations Of President Biden’s Judicial Nominees To The Federal Bench

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the twenty-eight historic confirmations of President Biden’s judicial nominees to the federal bench. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Tomorrow’s Vote On Whether To Begin Debate On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 2, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of tomorrow’s vote to begin debate on the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Before Filing Cloture On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of filing cloture on the motion to proceed to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, setting up a vote on Wednesday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continued Historic Nominations To The Federal Bench

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued historic nominations to the federal bench that President Biden is appointing and the Senate is confirming. Today, the Senate will confirm Justice Beth Robinson of Vermont to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Toby Heytens to serve on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Announcing Senate Will Vote Wednesday On Whether To Begin Debate On The John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of filing cloture on the motion to proceed to the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, setting up a vote for Wednesday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Regarding The Ongoing Progress On President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

November 1, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the good progress made toward getting President Biden’s Build Back Better plan over the finish line. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Progress Made Toward Finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

October 27, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the progress made toward finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan in hopes of coming to a framework agreement by the end of today. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Confirm President Biden’s Highly Qualified Nominees To Serve In His Administration And On The Federal Bench

October 27, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the continued focus on confirming more of President Biden’s judicial and administration nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Consideration Of President Biden’s Judicial Nominees And The Confirmation Of Myrna Pérez To Serve On The Second Circuit

October 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the consideration of President Biden’s judicial nominees and yesterday’s confirmation of Myrna Pérez to serve on the Second Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Making Important Progress Toward Finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better Plan

October 26, 2021

Washington, D.C. –  Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the important progress made toward finalizing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan to boost our economy and invest in everyday Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Upcoming Votes To Confirm Douglas Parker To Be Assistant Secretary Of Labor For OSHA And Myrna Pérez To Be Second Circuit Court Judge

October 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding upcoming votes to confirm Douglas Parker to serve as an assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and Myrna Pérez to serve as a Circuit Judge for the Second Circuit. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Democrats’ Continued Progress Toward A Final Agreement On The Build Back Better Plan

October 25, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing an update on Democrats’ progress toward finalizing an agreement on the Build Back Better plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Democrats’ Progress Toward Finalizing An Agreement On The Build Back Better Plan

October 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor providing an update on Democrats’ progress toward finalizing an agreement on the Build Back Better plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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