Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Setting Up Senate Floor Vote On Funding The Government And Averting A Catastrophic Default Crisis

September 23, 2021

fund the government and avert default. Because of this action, the Senate will vote on cloture on the motion to proceed to the House-passed continuing resolution on Monday. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Vote For The House-Passed Continuing Resolution To Keep The Government Running And Avoid Catastrophic Default

September 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the debt limit and the need for Senators to vote in favor of the House-passed continuing resolution to fund the government and avoid catastrophic default. Senator Schumer added that raising the debt ceiling is about paying the bills that have already been racked up, not new debt. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Votes Today To Overcome Republican Obstruction And Confirm Critical Diplomatic And National Security Nominees

September 23, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor to lay out the importance of confirming President Biden’s nominees to the Department of State and other agencies that play an indispensable role in keeping America safe. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Forward With Confirming President Biden’s Qualified Nominees, Despite Republican Obstruction

September 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of confirming President Biden’s nominees to positions critical to U.S. diplomacy and national security, despite Republicans obstruction. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: If Republicans Want To Avoid A Catastrophic Default And Government Shutdown, They Need To Vote For The House-Passed Continuing Resolution

September 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Senators to vote for the House-passed continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown and prevent a historic default that would lead to catastrophic economic consequences. Senator Schumer added that raising the debt ceiling is about paying the bills that have already been racked up, not new debt. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Qualified Biden Nominees And Moving Forward With The Nomination Of Rohit Chopra To Serve As Director Of The Consumer Finance Protection Bureau

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Republican obstruction of President Biden’s well-qualified nominees. Senator Schumer announced that today he will file a discharge petition on the nomination of Rohit Chopra to serve as Director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On His Intention To Bring The Freedom To Vote Act For A Vote On The Senate Floor

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his intention to bring the Freedom to Vote Act for a vote on Senate floor in order to protect our Democracy and fight back against voter suppression, partisan gerrymandering. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Completely Unacceptable Treatment Of Haitian Asylum Seekers At Our Southern Border

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the mistreatment of Haitian asylum-seekers at our southern border, calling on the Biden administration to end the Trump-era policies resulting in the expulsion of asylum seekers. Senator Schumer also urged the Biden Administration to uphold our refugee laws and immediately put a stop to these expulsions. 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 Taking Bipartisan Action To Keep The Government Open And Avoid Default

September 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to take bipartisan action to keep the government open through December 3rd of this year and avoid a needless and dangerous shutdown, provide emergency funding to help resettle Afghan evacuees, and suspend the debt ceiling until December of 2022. 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 Enacting The Build Back Better Agenda Into Law And Continuing The Fight For Immigration Reform Following The Parliamentarian’s Decision

September 20, 2021


Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of enacting President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda into law and expressed frustration with the parliamentarian’s decision last night, insisting the fight for immigration reform will continue. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Bipartisan Action To Avoid A Government Shutdown And Prevent A Historic Default

September 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to avoid a government shutdown and a catastrophic and historic default by the US government by passing legislation to fund the government and suspend the debt ceiling on a bipartisan basis. Senator Schumer explained that the debt ceiling needs to be raised because of previous obligations including the bipartisan COVID relief bill passed in December 2020. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Essential, Well-Qualified Biden Nominees And The Critical Work The Senate Must Accomplish In the Coming Weeks

September 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the critical work of the Senate in the coming weeks and the need to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified, essential nominees, including those facing Republican obstruction despite their qualifications. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of The Freedom To Vote Act

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Freedom to Vote Act, a compromise voting rights bill to curb the assaults against voting rights happening at the state level. 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 Critical Biden Nominations

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding votes to advance and confirm a number of President Biden’s diverse judicial nominees and administration officials. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Make Progress On Turning President Biden’s Historic Build Back Better Agenda Into Law

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress made on the reconciliation bill that will turn President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda into law. 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 Addressing The Debt Limit And Avoiding A First-Ever U.S. Default

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of addressing the debt limit in a bipartisan way to avoid default. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Voting Rights Legislation

September 13, 2021

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

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Address The Debt Limit And Avoid U.S. Default

September 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to address the debt ceiling and extend government funding, highlighting a new CRS memo demonstrating that $5.4 trillion in debt was incurred under the Trump administration after the last time the debt ceiling was suspended in 2019. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Upcoming Senate Business And On The Importance Of Delivering President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

September 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding upcoming Senate business and the importance of passing reconciliation legislation to enact President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Congressional Remembrance Ceremony Marking 20 Years Since The Terror Attacks On September 11

September 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the Congressional Remembrance Ceremony marking 20 years since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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