Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of President Biden’s Address To A Joint Session Of Congress And The Progress Made During The First 100 Days

April 28, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the floor regarding President Biden’s upcoming address to a joint session of Congress and highlighting the administration’s progress in first 100 days.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate’s Work This Week To Confirm Critical Members Of President Biden’s Team And Pass The Water Infrastructure Bill

April 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the floor regarding the need to confirm critical members of President Biden’s team today and the Senate’s work to pass the water infrastructure bill before the end of the week. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate’s Successful Confirmation Of President Biden’s Team In the First 100 Days: “Now More Than Ever Before, We Have A Cabinet That Looks Like America.”

April 27, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the floor regarding the progress and accomplishments of the first 100 days of the Biden presidency and the new Senate Democratic Majority, focusing today on the confirmation of President Biden’s historic team.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Action On Methane CRA And Water Infrastructure This Week

April 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the floor regarding the Senate schedule for the week, focusing on working to continue to put in place President Biden’s team; the bipartisan water infrastructure bill; and fighting climate change by overturning the Trump Administration’s reversal of the Obama administration methane rule via a Congressional Review Act resolution.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Biden Administration and Senate Democrats’ Historically Productive First 100 Days

April 26, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor reflecting on what the Democratic-led Senate and Biden administration have accomplished during their shared first 100 days and what it means for the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Senate Passage Of The Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the floor shortly before the Senate passed the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes bill by a vote of 94-1. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks: 

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Reports President Biden Will Become First Sitting President To Formally Recognize The Armenian Genocide

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s reported upcoming announcement to  formally recognize the Armenian genocide. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Upcoming House Passage Of Legislation To Grant Statehood To The District Of Columbia

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s House vote on D.C. statehood legislation and Republicans’ efforts to restrict voting rights across the country and to deny equal representation in Congress to hundreds of thousands of Americans. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks In Advance Of Today’s Vote On Passage Of The Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the vote today on the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes bill and the importance of making it very clear that hate and discrimination against any group has no place in America. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Supporting The Biden Administration Plan To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Half And Laying Out Senate Actions To Combat Climate Change

April 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Biden Administration’s plan to return the United States to a position of global leadership by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half and the work the Senate Democratic Majority is doing to fight climate change and build our economy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Remarks Urging The Senate To Confirm Vanita Gupta As The Next Associate Attorney General Today

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the today’s confirmation vote on the nomination of Vanita Gupta to serve as Associate Attorney General. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Following The Conviction Of Derek Chauvin For The Murder Of George Floyd: “We Will Not Rest Until The Senate Passes Strong Legislation To End The Systemic Bias In Law Enforcement”

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the conviction of former Officer Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty of murder yesterday for the death of George Floyd, and the need to pass legislation to end systemic bias in law enforcement. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Bipartisan Introduction Of The Endless Frontier Act To Invest In The Technologies In The Future And Out-Compete China

April 21, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the Endless Frontier Act and the need to make investments to fix dangerous weak spots in our economy and preserve our place as the world leader in science and technology. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Judiciary Committee Hearing Into The Despicable Surge In Republican Voter Suppression Legislation Following The 2020 Election

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding today’s Judiciary Committee hearing into the rise in attacks on voting rights by Republicans in state legislatures across the country. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of Vice President Walter Mondale

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of Vice President Walter Mondale. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks: The Time Has Come To End The Federal Prohibition On Marijuana In This Country

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding his support for ending the federal prohibition on marijuana and the disproportionate impact of our drug laws on people of color. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Biden Administration’s Delivery Of Badly Needed Disaster Relief Funds For Puerto Rico Held Up By President Trump And The American Rescue Plan’s Investment In American Families In Puerto Rico

April 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the release of federal funds for Puerto Rico’s disaster relief, which were appropriated by Congress in 2017 but faced disbursement restrictions under the Trump administration. Senator Schumer also laid out the need to treat Puerto Rico fairly.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Americans To Get Vaccinated, Promoting Critical Investments Made By The American Rescue Plan And Laying Out The Need To Build On That Success By Passing Comprehensive Jobs And Infrastructure Legislation

April 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor, applauding the Biden administration for the impressive roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines, encouraging all Americans to do their part and get the vaccine, trumpeting the role of the American Rescue Plan in improving the lives of the American people during the pandemic, and laying out the importance of building on that success by passing big, bold jobs and infrastructure 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 For The Senate To Act On The Anti-Asian Hate Crimes Bill This Week

April 19, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass the Anti-Asian Hate Crimes bill and confirm critical nominations to the Justice Department and the SEC. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks As The Senate Discharges The Nomination Of Vanita Gupta To Be Associate Attorney General For Consideration By The Full Senate

April 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of the vote to discharge President Biden’s nominee for Associate Attorney General, Vanita Gupta, from the Judiciary Committee, and urged the Senate to confirm Ms. Gupta based on her background and merits. The Senate adopted the motion to discharge the Gupta nomination, moving it to the full Senate for consideration, by a vote of 49-34. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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