Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Worsening Impacts Of The Trump Shutdown And The Need For Leader McConnell And Senate Republicans To Help Re-Open The Government

January 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the worsening impacts of the Trump shutdown and the need for Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans to help re-open the government. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, now as we near the third week of the Trump shutdown, the impacts on the American people are getting worse with each passing day.·         Nearly 400,000 federal workers have now been more...


Schumer: Leader McConnell and Senate Republicans Must Take Action to End the Trump Shutdown

January 4, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the convening of the new Congress amid a Trump Shutdown:Now, first, Mr. President allow me to welcome all of the new members who were just sworn in for the first time as U.S. Senators, as well as my friends who were re-elected to this body. We are entrusted with an awesome responsibility: to conduct the vital business of this country we all love. We come at it from many different perspectives and more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On President Trump’s Partial Government Shutdown

December 22, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Trump’s responsibility for the partial government shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, at midnight last night, roughly twenty five percent of the government shut down because of one person and one person alone: President Trump. We arrived at this moment because President Trump has been on a destructive two-week temper tantrum, demanding the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On A Looming Trump Shutdown

December 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding a looming Trump shutdown. Below are his remarks:As we said to President Trump a week ago, his wall does not have sixty votes here in the Senate, let alone fifty votes. That much is now clear.Democrats have offered three proposals to keep the government open, including a proposal offered by Leader McConnell that passed the Senate unanimously only a few days ago.We are willing to continue discussions more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Chaos In The White House, Trump’s Responsibility For A Potential Shutdown, And The Multiple Ways For Republicans To Avoid A Trump Shutdown

December 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 12:15 p.m.) regarding the chaos that is occurring in the White House, Trump’s responsibility for a potential shutdown, and the multiple ways for Republicans to avoid a Trump shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, the events of the past week should concern every American. This may have been the most chaotic week of what’s undoubtedly the most more...


Schumer Remarks On The Need To Avoid A Trump Shutdown

December 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks at a press conference regarding the need to avoid a Trump shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:“Today’s events have made one thing clear: President Trump is plunging the country into chaos. The stock market is down another 500 points. General Mattis is stepping down, and we know he had serious disagreements with the president on Syria and on the wall. And now, President Trump is more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Senator Claire McCaskill

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Senator Claire McCaskill. Mr. President, now I return to the floor to conclude saying goodbye to members of our caucus who will not be returning to this chamber next year. Last, but certainly not least, to me and to so many of us, is my dear, dear friend the Senator from Missouri, as she says it - Claire McCaskill.It should come as a surprise to anyone that the Senator from Missouri found her way into more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Progress Made To Avoid A Partial Government Shutdown, Passage Of The First Step Act, Trade Negotiations With China, And Senator Bill Nelson

December 19, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:40 a.m.) regarding progress made to avoid a partial government shutdown, the Senate passage of criminal justice reform legislation, trade negotiations with China, and Senator Bill Nelson. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, we have a short time left before appropriations expire on Friday.Yesterday we made some progress. Thankfully, President Trump appears to more...


Schumer Remarks On The Need For Republicans To Avoid A Trump Shutdown

December 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks at a press conference regarding the need for Republicans to avoid a Trump shutdown: “Now earlier today, I met with Leader McConnell and top Senate appropriators. Leader McConnell proposed the bipartisan Senate DHS bill, which has $1.6 billion for border security, plus a $1 billion dollar slush fund for the president to use for his radical immigration agenda. “After the meeting, I spoke to Leader Pelosi more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For Republicans To Help Avoid A Trump Shutdown, The U.S. District Court Ruling On The Affordable Care Act, And Sen. Alexander’s Decision Not To Run For Re-Election

December 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 4:30 p.m.) regarding the need for Republicans to help to avoid a Trump shutdown, the U.S. District Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, and Sen. Alexander’s decision not to run for re-election. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, we are now just five days from a lapse in appropriations, and President Trump still doesn’t have a plan to keep the government more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Avoiding A Trump Shutdown, Warning President Trump Not To Intervene In Huawei CFO Arrest, And A Farwell to Senator Heitkamp

December 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:00 a.m.) regarding President Trump’s options to avoid a partial government shutdown, warming President Trump not to intervene on China’s behalf in the arrest of the Huawei CFO and a farewell to Senator Heitkamp. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, we have just a little over a week to come to some agreement on how to fund the government past next Friday. more...


Schumer: Republicans Must Help Pull The President Back From The Brink Of A Trump Shutdown

December 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:00 a.m.) regarding his meeting yesterday at the White House with Leader Pelosi and President Trump.  Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:  First, Mr. President, let me add my words of fond farewell to the senior senator from Utah. Back in the good old days, we worked on a whole lot of things together and the place was a little less partisan; immigration, patens, so many more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On How President Trump Can Avoid A Partial Government Shutdown And The Nomination Of Bernard McNamee To The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

December 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 10:30 a.m.) regarding the two options Democrats are offering to avoid a partial government shutdown and the nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, later today, the House is poised to send us a 2-week continuing resolution, which will give us time to hash out the remainder of more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Nomination Of Bernard McNamee To The Federal Energy Regulatory Committee

December 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 4 p.m.) regarding the nomination of Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Committee. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:This morning, the life and career of the forty-first president of the United States were celebrated at the National Cathedral. Friends, family, former leaders of our country, leaders around the world gathered to pay tribute to a life spent more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Passing Of President George H.W. Bush And Giles Perkins Of Alabama

December 3, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the passing of President George H.W. Bush and Giles Perkins of Alabama. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, in a short time, we’ll all gather before proceeding to the rotunda to honor the life of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who passed away last Friday.George H.W. Bush will be greatly missed in many ways. He was undeniably more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Appropriations For FY 2019 And President Trump’s Responsibility To Avoid A Partial Government Shutdown

November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 3:30 PM) regarding appropriations for fiscal year 2019 and President Trump’s responsibility to avoid a partial government shutdown. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Next Friday, appropriations expire for seven of the twelve appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2019, and we are in good faith negotiations with our Republican counterparts here in Congress to get more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Judicial Nominee Thomas Farr And The Need To Pass Bipartisan Legislation To Protect The Special Counsel Investigation

November 29, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer spoke today on the Senate floor (at approx. 10:30 AM) on the controversial judicial nominee Thomas Farr and the need to protect Special Counsel Mueller. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, later this afternoon the Senate is scheduled to vote on the confirmation of Mr. Thomas Farr for the Eastern District of North Carolina.I have made my opposition to this nominee clear on a daily basis, but allow me to remind more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Urging President Trump To Not Back Down On China Ahead Of G-20 Meeting With President Xi, The Need For CIA Director Haspel To Brief Congress On Saudi Arabia, Support For Lee-Sanders Yemen War Powers Resolution, And The Nomination Of Thomas Farr To North Carolina’s Eastern District

November 28, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approx. 10:03 AM) regarding President Trump’s upcoming meeting with President Xi of China, the need for a full Congressional briefing on Saudi Arabia from CIA Director Haspel, the need to end the conflict in Yemen and judicial nominee Thomas Farr’s disturbing legal record, particularly as it relates to voting rights. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, this weekend, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The General Motors Layoffs, Nomination Of Thomas Farr To North Carolina’s Eastern District, Trump Admin’s Attempt to Bury Findings of Climate Change Report And President Trump’s Dangerous Rhetoric

November 27, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Nomination Of Thomas Farr To North Carolina’s Eastern District, Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, And The Need To Pass Legislation To Protect The Special Counsel

November 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding judicial nominee Thomas Farr’s disturbing legal record, particularly as it relates to voting rights, acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker, and the need to pass legislation to protect the special counsel. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: First Mr. President, let me welcome everyone back from Thanksgiving, which I hope was a joyous one for everyone here today. Now on a more...

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