Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Making History With New Sergeant At Arms Karen Gibson And The First All-Female SAA Leadership

March 22, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Lieutenant General Karen Gibson officially assuming her position as the  42nd Sergeant at Arms in the Senate’s history. Lieutenant General Karen Gibson will be joined by Kelly Fado, as Deputy Sergeant at Arms, and Jennifer Hemingway as chief of staff. This is the first time in Senate history that the leadership of the Sergeant at Arms is comprised entirely of women.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Surge In Bigotry, Intolerance, And Prejudice Against The Asian-American Community

March 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the increased threat of violence against the Asian-American community and standing up for our Asian American brothers and sisters. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The American Rescue Plan And Highlighting The Critical Investment In Housing Assistance For Struggling Americans

March 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Rescue Plan that is delivering desperately needed housing assistance to struggling Americans and setting the stage for a supercharged economic recovery. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Confirmation Of Xavier Becerra As HHS Secretary And Continuing To Deliver All Of President Biden’s Cabinet Nominees

March 18, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the confirmation of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as HHS Secretary and progress toward confirming all of President Biden’s Cabinet nominees. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Schumer Remarks And New Fact Sheet Outlining How American Rescue Plan Helps Puerto Rico

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C. - Following the enactment of the American Rescue Plan into law, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Hispanic Federation President and CEO Frankie Miranda held a press call today outlining how this sweeping federal recovery package will assist fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. Below are leader Schumer’s remarks, which can also be heard here. The Fact Sheet on Puerto Rico Wins can be found here.

 

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Schumer, Merkley, Klobuchar Introduce For The People Act To Strengthen Democracy, Put Power Back In the Hands Of The American People

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Rules Committee Chairwoman U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led their colleagues in introducing S.1., the For the People Act—a sweeping package of comprehensive reforms that would end special interest corruption of our politics and make government work for the people. The introduction comes as Republican lawmakers in 43 states continue to use unfounded election conspiracies regarding the 2020 presidential election to push to restrict Americans’ access to the ballot box—with a disproportionate impact on Black and Brown Americans. According to a recent report from the Brennan Center, at least 253 bills to restrict voting have been introduced around the country.

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out How The American Rescue Plan Delivers Support To Puerto Rico And Historic Funding To Reopen Our Schools

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the American Rescue Plan’s assistance for Puerto Rico and its life-changing investment in our students. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Introduction Of S.1., The For The People Act, In The Senate To Combat Voter Suppression Efforts And Re-invigorate American Democracy

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the introduction of the For the People Act, to uphold voting rights across the country. Senator Schumer outlined Republicans’ efforts to disenfranchise voters 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 Continuing To Deliver President Biden’s Team Including Today’s Confirmation Of Katherine Tai As US Trade Representative

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding moving forward with confirming Katherine Tai as President Biden’s Trade Representative and continuing to confirm the rest of President Biden’s Cabinet. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Last Night’s Tragic Shootings In Georgia And The Rising Tide Of Abuse And Violence Against Members Of The Asian American Community

March 17, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the tragic shooting in Atlanta last night and the increased number of hate crimes and violent attacks against members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Confirmation Of Isabel Guzman As Small Business Administrator And Implementation Of The American Rescue Plan

March 16, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of confirming Isabel Guzman as Small Business Administrator later today and her role in implementing the benefits of the American Rescue Plan for small businesses. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Laying Out How The American Rescue Plan Provides A Lifeline Of Support To Our Small Businesses

March 16, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the broad impact of the American Rescue Plan, laying out in detail the benefits for small businesses upended by the COVID pandemic. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Today’s Confirmation Vote On The Historic Nomination Of Rep. Deb Haaland As Secretary Of The Interior And Continuing To Put President Biden’s Team In Place

March 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding moving forward with confirming Deb Haaland as President Biden’s Secretary of the Interior and continuing to confirm President Biden’s team. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Highlighting The Benefits For Current And Former Students In The American Rescue Plan – Including Making Student Loan Forgiveness Tax-Free

March 15, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the benefits in the American Rescue Plan for current and former students suffering from student loan debt. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Moving Forward With The Nominations Of Xavier Becerra To Be Secretary Of Health And Human Services And Rep. Deb Haaland To Be Secretary Of The Interior

March 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the upcoming confirmations of Representative Debra Haaland as Secretary of the Interior and Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Sweeping Impact Of The American Rescue Plan And The Historic Investment Made Into Native Communities

March 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the American Rescue Plan in the House and its historic investment in Native communities. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Continuing To Confirm President Biden’s Cabinet Nominees And Filing Cloture On The Nomination Of Rep. Haaland To Be Secretary Of The Interior

March 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate moving to confirm additional nominees to President Biden’s cabinet this week, Representative Marcia Fudge to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Chief Judge Merrick Garland to serve as Attorney General, and Michael Regan to serve as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Senator Schumer also announced that he would be filing cloture on the nomination of Representative Deb Haaland to be Secretary of the Interior today. 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 American Rescue Plan

March 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate Democrats keeping their promise to provide relief for the American people by passing the American Rescue Plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Senate Passage Of The American Rescue Plan

March 6, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor in advance of the passage of the American Rescue Plan by the Senate. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Moving Forward With The American Rescue Plan

March 5, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) this evening spoke on the Senate floor to provide an update on the progress being made to pass the American Rescue Plan. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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