Speeches

Senator Klobuchar Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

January 18, 2019

"This weekend, we are on the verge of what soon will be a month-long government shutdown, and it's the longest and most senseless shutdown in American history," said Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). "Now is the time to do what is right Mr. President. End this shutdown and put hard-working Americans back to work." Washington, D.C. - As the longest federal government shutdown in American history continues, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. In the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on Republicans to Reconsider The Resolution To Disapprove Sanctions Relief on Russia After Overwhelming Bipartisan House Vote In Favor Of The Resolution

January 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Senate Republicans to reconsider a resolution to disapprove the Treasury Department's proposal to ease sanctions on three Russian companies. Leader McConnell blocked Leader Schumer's unanimous consent request, meaning the resolution could not be reconsidered. Below are his remarks: We've spent the past few days debating the resolution of disapproval of the Treasury Department's plan to relax sanctions on more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Impact Of The Trump Shutdown And The Responsibility Of Leader McConnell To Help Re-Open The Government

January 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the impact of the Trump shutdown on hundreds of thousands of Transportation Security Administration workers and the need for Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to work with Democrats to re-open the government. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President. First I want to just echo the comments of my colleague, our great ranking member of the HELP Committee, Senator Murray. And more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Hundreds Of Thousands Of Americans Harmed By The Trump Shutdown, Senate Republicans’ Responsibility To Help Re-Open The Government, And The Motion To Disapprove The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Relax Sanctions On Three Russian Companies

January 16, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the hundreds of thousands of Americans harmed by the Trump Shutdown, Senate Republicans’ responsibility to help re-open the government, and the motion to disapprove the Trump administration’s proposal to relax sanctions on three Russian companies. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now I just heard Leader McConnell, my good friend, rail on and on. First, he doesn’t agree with more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Republicans’ Responsibility To Help End The Trump Shutdown, AG Pick William Barr’s Confirmation Hearing, And The Motion To Disapprove The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Relax Sanctions On Three Russian Companies

January 15, 2019


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Responsibility Of Senate Republicans To End The Trump Shutdown And A Resolution To Disapprove The Trump Administration’s Proposal To Relax Sanctions On Three Russian Companies

January 14, 2019


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Impact Of The Trump Shutdown On Hundreds Of Thousands Of Federal Workers And The Responsibility of Senate Republicans To Help Re-Open Government

January 10, 2019


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Presidential Address And Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s Intention To Leave The Justice Department

January 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s address to the nation, the worsening impact of the Trump shutdown, and reports that Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein intends to leave the Justice Department soon. Below are his remarks which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, last night, President Trump tried to convince the Congress and the American people that there is a crisis at our southern border. It was a little more more...


Schumer, Pelosi Remarks Responding to Presidential Address on Trump Shutdown

January 8, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Tonight, Senate Democratic Leader Schumer and Speaker Pelosi will respond to President Trump’s address. Democrats will offer solutions to reopen government, secure the border and honor our values. Below are the remarks as prepared: Speaker Pelosi. Good evening. I appreciate the opportunity to speak directly to the American people tonight about how we can end this shutdown and meet the needs of the American people. Sadly, much of what we have heard more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Worsening Impacts Of The Trump Shutdown And The Need For Leader McConnell And Senate Republicans To Help Re-Open The Government

January 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the worsening impacts of the Trump shutdown and the need for Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to help re-open the government. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, now as we near the third week of the Trump shutdown, the impacts on the American people are getting worse with each passing day.·         Nearly 400,000 federal workers have now been more...


Schumer: Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans Must Take Action to End the Trump Shutdown

January 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the convening of the new Congress amid a Trump Shutdown:Now, first, Mr. President allow me to welcome all of the new members who were just sworn in for the first time as U.S. Senators, as well as my friends who were re-elected to this body. We are entrusted with an awesome responsibility: to conduct the vital business of this country we all love. We come at it from many different perspectives and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Partial Government Shutdown

December 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s responsibility for the partial government shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, at midnight last night, roughly twenty five percent of the government shut down because of one person and one person alone: President Trump. We arrived at this moment because President Trump has been on a destructive two-week temper tantrum, demanding the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On A Looming Trump Shutdown

December 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a looming Trump shutdown. Below are his remarks:As we said to President Trump a week ago, his wall does not have sixty votes here in the Senate, let alone fifty votes. That much is now clear.Democrats have offered three proposals to keep the government open, including a proposal offered by Leader McConnell that passed the Senate unanimously only a few days ago.We are willing to continue discussions more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Chaos In The White House, Trump’s Responsibility For A Potential Shutdown, And The Multiple Ways For Republicans To Avoid A Trump Shutdown

December 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 12:15 p.m.) regarding the chaos that is occurring in the White House, Trump’s responsibility for a potential shutdown, and the multiple ways for Republicans to avoid a Trump shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, the events of the past week should concern every American. This may have been the most chaotic week of what’s undoubtedly the most more...


Schumer Remarks On The Need To Avoid A Trump Shutdown

December 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks at a press conference regarding the need to avoid a Trump shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:“Today’s events have made one thing clear: President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is down another 500 points. General Mattis is stepping down, and we know he had serious disagreements with the president on Syria and on the wall. And now, President Trump is more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator Claire McCaskill

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Claire McCaskill. Mr. President, now I return to the floor to conclude saying goodbye to members of our caucus who will not be returning to this chamber next year. Last, but certainly not least, to me and to so many of us, is my dear, dear friend the Senator from Missouri, as she says it - Claire McCaskill.It should come as a surprise to anyone that the Senator from Missouri found her way into more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Progress Made To Avoid A Partial Government Shutdown, Passage Of The First Step Act, Trade Negotiations With China, And Senator Bill Nelson

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:40 a.m.) regarding progress made to avoid a partial government shutdown, the Senate passage of criminal justice reform legislation, trade negotiations with China, and Senator Bill Nelson. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, we have a short time left before appropriations expire on Friday.Yesterday we made some progress. Thankfully, President Trump appears to more...


Schumer Remarks On The Need For Republicans To Avoid A Trump Shutdown

December 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks at a press conference regarding the need for Republicans to avoid a Trump shutdown: “Now earlier today, I met with Leader McConnell and top Senate appropriators. Leader McConnell proposed the bipartisan Senate DHS bill, which has $1.6 billion for border security, plus a $1 billion dollar slush fund for the president to use for his radical immigration agenda. “After the meeting, I spoke to Leader Pelosi more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Republicans To Help Avoid A Trump Shutdown, The U.S. District Court Ruling On The Affordable Care Act, And Sen. Alexander’s Decision Not To Run For Re-Election

December 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 4:30 p.m.) regarding the need for Republicans to help to avoid a Trump shutdown, the U.S. District Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, and Sen. Alexander’s decision not to run for re-election. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, we are now just five days from a lapse in appropriations, and President Trump still doesn’t have a plan to keep the government more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Avoiding A Trump Shutdown, Warning President Trump Not To Intervene In Huawei CFO Arrest, And A Farwell to Senator Heitkamp

December 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:00 a.m.) regarding President Trump’s options to avoid a partial government shutdown, warming President Trump not to intervene on China’s behalf in the arrest of the Huawei CFO and a farewell to Senator Heitkamp. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, we have just a little over a week to come to some agreement on how to fund the government past next Friday. more...

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