Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Bipartisan Agreement Reached To Avoid A Government Shutdown

February 14, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan agreement reached to avoid a government shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Later today, we'll vote on the agreement by the conference committee to keep the government open as well as provide additional border security. Once again I want to applaud the members of the conference committee and their staffs, they were the nub here, and they did outstanding work, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Tentative, Bipartisan Agreement Reached To Avoid A Government Shutdown And Challenges Facing The Free Press

February 12, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tentative agreement reached by members of the bipartisan conference committee to avoid a government shutdown and challenges facing the free press. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, last night, the country heard some good news. The members of the conference committee announced a tentative agreement to keep the government open past Friday as well as provide additional more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Contradictory, Often Misleading, State Of The Union Address

February 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's State of the Union address, which was full of contradictions and inaccuracies and failed to address the real problems facing the country. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now Mr. President, last night President Trump had the opportunity to bring our parties together and offer the Congress and the country a new vision for the next two years of divided more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Tomorrow’s State Of The Union Address And Schumer’s New Proposal To Address The Scourge Of Stock Buybacks And Help American Workers

February 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump's Upcoming State of the Union address - the state the Trump economy, our health care system, the Trump administration, and the president's foreign policy. He also spoke on his and Senator Bernie Sanders' new plan to address the scourge of stock buybacks and encourage productive investments in American workers. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Tomorrow, President more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Prevent More Trump Shutdowns, And Insisting That President Trump Does Not Back Down On Huawei Charges

January 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the widespread suffering caused by the Trump shutdown, the need for President Trump to stay out of Congressional negotiations to prevent another shutdown, the Justice Department’s recent charges against the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, and the Koch network’s attempts to rebrand itself as less partisan. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now hundreds of thousands of federal workers more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Shutdown’s Devastating Impact on the U.S. Economy

January 28, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging President Trump to expedite the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of federal workers and avoid another partial government shutdown, after a report from the Congressional Budget Office concluded the Trump Shutdown cost our economy billions of dollars.  Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, as the dust settles from the longest shutdown in American history, we have work to do more...


Schumer Remarks At Press Conference With Speaker Pelosi On The End Of The Trump Shutdown

January 25, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi held a joint press conference after President Trump announced he would support a three week continuing resolution to reopen the government and provide relief to hundreds of thousands of federal workers suffering because of the Trump Shutdown, and then debate border security. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here: Well, good afternoon. First I am proud that this is more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Widespread Suffering Caused By The Trump Shutdown And The Upcoming Senate Vote On House-Passed Legislation To Reopen The Government

January 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the widespread suffering caused by the Trump Shutdown and the upcoming Senate vote on House-passed legislation to reopen the government. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now President Trump has now kept the government shut down for thirty-four days, and the pain inflicted on the American people and its government getting deeper and deeper every day.  Our economy is suffering. more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Upcoming Senate Vote On House-Passed Legislation To Reopen The Government – Legislation That Would Provide Relief To Hundreds Of Thousands Of Federal Workers Suffering Because Of The Trump Shutdown

January 23, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming Senate vote on House-passed legislation to reopen the government - legislation that would provide relief to hundreds of thousands of federal workers suffering because of the Trump Shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, yesterday the Republican Leader, my friend, announced that the Senate would hold two votes on Thursday afternoon. First, the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks on Upcoming Senate Vote on House-Passed Legislation to Reopen the Government & End the Trump Shutdown

January 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding two cloture votes scheduled for Thursday January 24, 2019. The first is a vote on the president’s one-sided proposal to radically alter our immigration system and spend billions on a wall he promised Mexico would pay for. The second is a vote on the House-passed continuing resolution to re-open the government through February 8, 2019 and provide needed disaster aid. Below are his remarks: Thank you, more...


Schumer: The President’s Proposal Is One-Sided, Harshly Partisan, And Was Made In Bad Faith

January 22, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s one-sided and partisan immigration proposal to end his shutdown, a problem he created. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Well Mr. President, the Trump shutdown is now in its thirty-second day. Essential government services are straining under the lack of resources: airport security, food safety, our federal courts, our national parks. The economy is taking a more...


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...

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