Speeches

Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Bipartisan Action To Avoid A Government Shutdown And Prevent A Historic Default

September 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to avoid a government shutdown and a catastrophic and historic default by the US government by passing legislation to fund the government and suspend the debt ceiling on a bipartisan basis. Senator Schumer explained that the debt ceiling needs to be raised because of previous obligations including the bipartisan COVID relief bill passed in December 2020. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Obstruction Of Essential, Well-Qualified Biden Nominees And The Critical Work The Senate Must Accomplish In the Coming Weeks

September 20, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the critical work of the Senate in the coming weeks and the need to confirm President Biden’s well-qualified, essential nominees, including those facing Republican obstruction despite their qualifications. 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 The Freedom To Vote Act

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Freedom to Vote Act, a compromise voting rights bill to curb the assaults against voting rights happening at the state level. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Confirm Critical Biden Nominations

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding votes to advance and confirm a number of President Biden’s diverse judicial nominees and administration officials. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Continuing To Make Progress On Turning President Biden’s Historic Build Back Better Agenda Into Law

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding progress made on the reconciliation bill that will turn President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda into law. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Importance Of Addressing The Debt Limit And Avoiding A First-Ever U.S. Default

September 14, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the importance of addressing the debt limit in a bipartisan way to avoid default. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Voting Rights Legislation

September 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding voting rights 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 To Address The Debt Limit And Avoid U.S. Default

September 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to address the debt ceiling and extend government funding, highlighting a new CRS memo demonstrating that $5.4 trillion in debt was incurred under the Trump administration after the last time the debt ceiling was suspended in 2019. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Providing An Update On Upcoming Senate Business And On The Importance Of Delivering President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

September 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding upcoming Senate business and the importance of passing reconciliation legislation to enact President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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TRANSCRIPT: Majority Leader Schumer Remarks At Congressional Remembrance Ceremony Marking 20 Years Since The Terror Attacks On September 11

September 13, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at the Congressional Remembrance Ceremony marking 20 years since the terror attacks on September 11, 2001. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks At Queens, NY Press Conference With President Biden Calling For Passage Of Urgently-Needed Investments To Combat Climate Crisis In Build Back Better Budget Bill

September 7, 2021

Queens, N.Y.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at a press conference with President Joe Biden, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and members of the New York delegation on the major disaster declaration following catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Ida. Senator Schumer stressed that he will fight for all the aid needed to recover from this catastrophic flooding and emphasized the urgent need to fight climate change by getting the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill signed into law.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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TRANSCRIPT: Schumer Remarks At NYC Press Conference On Severe Flooding From Tropical Storm Ida

September 2, 2021

Queens, N.Y.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today delivered remarks at a press conference with New York Governor Kathy Hochul, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and others on the catastrophic flooding from Tropical Storm Ida. Senator Schumer stressed that he will fight for all the aid needed to recover from this flooding and laid out the urgent need to fight climate change by getting signed into law both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the Build Back Better budget reconciliation bill.  Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Voting Rights Legislation

August 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding taking the next step in the fight to protect voting rights and moving to discharge the Rules Committee from further consideration of S.1, For the People Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passage Of The Budget Resolution To Advance President Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda

August 11, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the budget resolution to advance President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:


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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passing The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And Moving Forward With The Budget Resolution: The Two-Track Strategy Is Proceeding Full Steam Ahead

August 10, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate vote to pass the bipartisan infrastructure legislation and moving forward with passing a budget resolution that will unlock historic investments in American jobs, American families, and the fight against climate change. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On Passage Of The Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passage of the Harlem Hellfighters Congressional Gold Medal Act. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks:

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Majority Leader Schumer Announces Senate Schedule For Final Passage Of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill And Consideration Of Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution With Reconciliation Instructions

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the Senate’s schedule for the final passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill and the consideration of the Fiscal Year 2022 budget resolution with reconciliation instructions. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks.

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Resolution And New IPCC Climate Change Report

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the fiscal year 2022 budget resolution with reconciliation instructions and the alarming new IPCC climate report that warns that only a small window remains to “prevent the most harrowing future.” Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks On The Progress Of The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 9, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the progress made on the bipartisan infrastructure legislation. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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Majority Leader Schumer Floor Remarks Recognizing The Office Of The Senate Legislative Counsel For Their Work On The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

August 8, 2021

Washington, D.C.   Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the office of the Senate Legislative Counsel and thanked them for their indispensable work on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Below are Senator Schumer’s remarks, which can also be viewed here:

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