Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On HSGAC Chairman Johnson To Call Off “Ridiculous Charade" Hearing That Undermines Faith in Our Democracy

December 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor calling on Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) to call off his announced hearing next week that attempts to lend credence to President Trump’s wild and disproven conspiracy theories and undermines our democracy. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Nomination Of Secretary-Designate Lloyd Austin To Lead The Defense Department And The Need To Confirm President-Elect Biden’s Well-Qualified Nominees

December 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President-elect Biden’s selection of Lloyd Austin to be the next Secretary of Defense and on his meeting with leading members of President-elect Biden’s economic team. Senator Schumer also laid out the double standard Republican Senators are showing with their stated concerns regarding the qualifications of President-elect Biden’s nominees for various Cabinet positions. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Bidding Farewell To Profile In Courage For Our Times Alabama Senator Doug Jones

December 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding retiring Senator Doug Jones (D-AL). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Reach A Bipartisan Agreement On Emergency COVID Relief For American Families Using The Bipartisan, Bicameral Framework As The Basis For Negotiations

December 9, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reach a bipartisan agreement on emergency COVID relief for American families, reiterating that the bipartisan framework presented last week should be the basis for negotiations. Senator Schumer also laid out why the White House proposal released yesterday misses the mark on support for unemployed workers. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling on the Senate to Reject The Nomination Of Nathan Simington To The FCC

December 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor urging colleagues to reject the confirmation of FCC nominee Nathan Simington and his misleading remarks to the Commerce Committee about his role in the president’s desired changes to Section 230. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass Emergency COVID Relief To American Families And How Senator McConnell’s Partisan Proposals are Delaying Necessary Action

December 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Republican leader’s “red line” on a sweeping corporate immunity proposal derailing emergency coronavirus relief for the American people. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Bidding Farewell To True Champion Of The American West Retiring New Mexico Senator Tom Udall

December 8, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding retiring Senator Tom Udall (D-NM). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of President-Elect Biden’s Healthcare Team And Calling On Chairman Johnson To Revoke His Invitation Of A Prominent Anti-Vaxxer To Appear Before The Homeland Security Committee Tomorrow

December 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President-elect Biden’s selection of Xavier Becerra to be HHS Secretary, Dr. Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky to be CDC Director and called for them to be confirmed quickly so that the new administration can fight the ongoing pandemic. Senator Schumer also highlighted the contrast between the announcement of these qualified nominees with Senate Republicans’ calling on a prominent anti-vaccine activist to testify before the Homeland Security Committee tomorrow. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Life And Legacy of Senator Paul Sarbanes

December 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the life and influential legacy of former Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Urgent Need For Bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Legislation

December 7, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American people’s need for serious emergency COVID relief legislation as soon as possible and Leader McConnell’s refusal to bring a bipartisan bill to the floor. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Senator Udall Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

December 4, 2020

Washington, D.C. - While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage and as Democrats work toward an agreement on a bipartisan, bicameral relief bill, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) delivers this week's Weekly Democratic Address. Senator Udall begins by reflecting on his time in the Senate fighting to protect the environment, to support Native communities and to reform our democracy for the American people. In the address, Senator Udall emphasizes more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Bipartisan, Bicameral Emergency Coronavirus Relief Negotiations

December 3, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to work in a bipartisan and bicameral manner to negotiate emergency coronavirus relief for millions of Americans in need, using the bipartisan framework introduced earlier this week as the basis for negotiations. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump Threatening To Veto A Pay Raise For Our Troops And Reports He Is Considering Pre-Emptively Pardoning The Entire Trump Family

December 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s priorities through the end of the year, the president’s threats to veto NDAA, and reports that President trump is considering pre-emptive pardons for his children. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Meeting With President-Elect Biden DHS Nominee Alejandro Mayorkas

December 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the exceptional qualifications of President-elect Biden’s cabinet nominees and the need to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas as Secretary of Homeland Security without unnecessary delays. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On Leader McConnell To Stop Wasting The Senate’s Time With Another Inadequate, Partisan COVID Proposal, And Instead Sit Down With Democrats To Begin A True, Bipartisan Effort That Meets The Needs Of The Country Struggling Through The Pandemic

December 2, 2020

 

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass a bipartisan COVID response bill that meets the needs of the American people and called on Leader McConnell to sit down with Democrats to work in the best interest of the country. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Paying Tribute To Retiring Senator Lamar Alexander And Welcoming Incoming Arizona Senator Mark Kelly

December 2, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the retirement of Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and the swearing in of incoming Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ). Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling On The Senate To Hold January Hearings On President-Elect Joe Biden’s Impressive Slate Of Cabinet Nominees

December 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to hold hearings for President-elect Biden’s qualified and experienced Cabinet nominees in January immediately after the Georgia Senate elections. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Come Together To Pass Bipartisan COVID Relief That Meets The Needs Of Our Workers, Families, Schools, And Businesses

December 1, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to come together to pass bipartisan legislation for COVID relief. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks Calling For January Senate Hearings On President-Elect Joe Biden’s Well-Qualified Cabinet Immediately After The Georgia Senate Elections

November 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President-elect Biden’s announcement of well-qualified individuals he intends to nominate to lead his team. Senator Schumer called for Senate hearings on cabinet nominees in January immediately following the Georgia Senate elections. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Floor Remarks On Legislation The Senate Must Pass In The Coming Weeks And The Need For A Bipartisan COVID Response Bill That Meets The Needs Of The American People

November 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. - Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to pass a bipartisan COVID relief bill, legislation to fund the government, and the National Defense Authorization bill in the coming weeks. Below are Senator Schumer's remarks, which can also be viewed here: I hope all of my colleagues had a good and fine Thanksgiving. We all know that across the country, we celebrated a Thanksgiving, all of us, every American, unlike any in more...

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