Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For A Full And Complete Briefing on Iran And Supporting The War Powers Resolution

January 9, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor regarding the bipartisan consensus that yesterday's Trump administration briefing on Iran was insufficient and called for a new and complete briefing. He also spoke in support of the Kaine and Sanders War Powers resolutions and regarding the need for Congress to serve as a check on the presidency over matters of war and peace. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, the Senate more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding A Fair & Honest Impeachment Trial And Stating That Senate Dems Will Force Votes On Key Witnesses & Documents

January 8, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called for a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial with key witnesses and documents, stressing that Senate Democrats will force votes on key witnesses and documents. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Yesterday, Leader McConnell announced that he has the votes to pass a partisan resolution to set the rules for the impeachment trial of President Trump. It was another unfortunate more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding Answers From Trump Administration On Increased Deployment Of U.S. Troops In Middle East

January 8, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's reckless foreign policy. He also called on the Trump administration to detail the deployment of U.S. troops to the Middle East through regular congressional briefings and documents, following the airstrike that Iran launched yesterday at U.S. and coalition forces' installations in the region. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Last night, the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Reckless Foreign Policy And The Need For Answers To Key Questions Following Strike On Soleimani

January 7, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Trump administration's reckless foreign policy and key questions they must answer in the aftermath of the strike on Iranian General Soleimani. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: In the aftermath of the U.S. military operation that took out Iranian General Soleimani, we need to be asking the right questions and remain clear-eyed about what might happen next. I've grown more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For A Fair & Honest Impeachment Trial Including Key Witnesses & Documents

January 7, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling for a fair and honest Senate impeachment trial with key witnesses and documents. He also stressed that Senate Democrats will force votes on the appearance of witnesses. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: This morning I return to the most pressing question facing my colleagues at this moment: will the Senate conduct a fair impeachment trial of the President of the United more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Trump Administration’s Reckless Foreign Policy

January 6, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for Congress to serve as a check on the presidency by allowing for debate on a War Powers Resolution and calling on the Trump administration to immediately declassify the White House notification to Congress of the initiation of hostilities against Iran, pursuant to the War Powers Act of 1973, which can also be viewed here:It has been four days since the United States carried out a military more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Demanding A Fair And Honest Impeachment Trial Including Key Witnesses And Documents

January 6, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need for a fair trial with key witnesses and documents after former National Security Advisor John Bolton issued a statement saying he would testify in the Senate impeachment trial, if he is subpoenaed, which can also be viewed here:As my colleagues return from the holiday recess, one question looms before us: will the United States Senate conduct a fair impeachment trial of the President of the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For Fair Senate Impeachment Trial With Witnesses And Documents

January 3, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called for a fair and honest impeachment trial of President Trump including witnesses and documents. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:The Senate begins this new session of Congress preparing to do something that has happened only twice before in American history: serving as a Court of impeachment in a trial of the President of the United States.President Donald Trump stands accused by more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Airstrike In Iraq Against High-Level Iranian Military Officials

January 3, 2020

Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the airstrike in Iraq against Major General Qassem Soleimani. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:Last night, the United States conducted a military operation designed to kill Major General Qassem Soleimani, a notorious terrorist. No one should shed a tear over his death.The operation against Soleimani in Iraq was conducted, however, without specific authorization and more...


Schumer Remarks At NYC Press Conference Calling For Fair Senate Impeachment Trial; Schumer Says New NYT Reporting On President Trump’s Decision To Withhold Military Aid To Ukraine Makes Strongest Case Yet For Requested Witnesses And Documents

December 30, 2019

New York, New York - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today at a press conference in New York City on a separate topic called for a fair Senate trial and for the requested witnesses and documents following The New York Times story showing top Trump administration officials have direct knowledge of the decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine: Last night the New York Times published a new story detailing the machinations that President Trump and his aides took to withhold more...


Schumer: If President Trump Is So Confident That He Did Nothing Wrong By Withholding Aid To Ukraine, He Would Let Michael Duffey, Others Testify And Produce Requested Documents

December 22, 2019

Schumer Says Newly Unearthed Emails From Key Trump Admin Officials Raise Two Important Questions: If There's Nothing Wrong With Withholding The Aid, Why Didn't Mr. Duffey Want Anyone To Know About What He Was Doing? Schumer Also Asks From Whom Did Mr. Duffey Get the Order and Why Did He Do It? New York, NY - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference in New York City calling for a full, fair and honest impeachment trial in the Senate. Below is a more...


Schumer Remarks On The House Of Representatives’ Impeachment Of President Trump And The Need For A Fair And Honest Trial In The Senate

December 19, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor calling for a fair and honest trial in the Senate following the House approval of two Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: Last night, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump. It is only the third time in our nation's history that the President of the United States has been more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Bipartisan Appropriations Agreement

December 18, 2019


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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For A Fair & Honest Bipartisan Impeachment Trial In Senate If Articles Are Approved By The House

December 18, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called for a fair and honest bipartisan impeachment trial in the Senate—including specific documents and testimony from four key witnesses—if the House votes today to pass articles of impeachment. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here.In response to the limited set of relevant witnesses I proposed for a potential Senate trial earlier this week, the Republican leader gave a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For A Fair & Honest Bipartisan Impeachment Trial In Senate If Articles Are Approved By The House

December 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today on the Senate floor called on Leader McConnell to accept the structure he put forward for a fair and honest bipartisan impeachment trial in the Senate, should articles of impeachment pass the House, after Leader McConnell spoke on the floor regarding the Democratic proposal. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: I just listened to Leader McConnell's lengthy response to my letter proposing the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Victims Of The Jersey City Shooting, The Need For GOP’s “Conspiracy Caucus” To Accept The Facts, Opposing The Nomination Of Lawrence VanDyke To The Ninth Circuit, And The Failure Of The Trump-Republican Tax Law

December 11, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor in response to the shooting yesterday in Jersey City, NJ. Senator Schumer also called on Senate Republicans and Attorney General Barr to accept the facts and stop spreading reckless conspiracy theories. In addition, he urged his Senate colleagues to reject the nomination of Lawrence VanDyke to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and detailed how the Trump-Republican Tax Law has failed the American people more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging Leader McConnell And Senate Republicans To Allow A Vote On The DETER Act, A Bipartisan Election Security Bill

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor urging Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to allow a vote on the bipartisan election security DETER Act. Following Senator Chris Van Hollen's (D-MD) unanimous consent request to pass the critical election security legislation, Republican Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) blocked its passage. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here. I want to thank my colleague from Maryland for his diligence more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Republicans To Stop Spreading Debunked Conspiracy Theories, The Inclusion Of Paid Parental Leave For Federal Employees In The NDAA, And Senate Dems’ Effort To Save Net Neutrality

December 10, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the report stating the Department of Justice's Inspector General found no political bias in the FBI probe into the Trump 2016 campaign and Russia and urged Republicans to stop spreading debunked conspiracy theories, ahead of Pres. Trump's meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Senator Schumer also applauded a bipartisan agreement to include paid parental leave for federal workers more...


Schumer Remarks: DOJ IG Report Should Serve As A Wake-Up Call To Senate Republicans’ “Conspiracy Caucus”

December 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke at a press conference about the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Russia inquiry. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:For years, President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress and the media have speculated wildly about “deep state” conspiracies against his presidency. They are based on the claim that the FBI opened an more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The House Proceeding With Articles Of Impeachment, The Need For Senate GOP To Stop Spreading Putin’s Propaganda, Trump Administration’s Proposal To Require U.S. Citizens Undergo Facial Scans At Airports, And Applauding House Passage Of Robocall Legislation

December 5, 2019

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor after the House of Representatives announced it will proceed with articles of impeachment. Senator Schumer also urged Senate Republicans to stop spreading the unsupported and false narrative promoted by Russia that Ukraine was responsible for 2016 meddling after the Justice Department's inspector general found no evidence that the FBI probe into the Trump campaign was a setup. In addition, he spoke more...

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