Speeches

Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Pass Legislation To Protect The Special Counsel’s Investigation From President Trump

November 15, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approx.. 10:20 a.m. EST) regarding the need to uphold democratic norms, protect the special counsel’s investigation, and a bicameral resolution to honor Shirley Chisholm's legacy. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: The President of the United States swears an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, including bedrock principles - rule of law, the sanctity of our elections. But nearly more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Midterm Elections And The Need For Acting Attorney General Whitaker To Recuse Himself From The Russia Investigation

November 13, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On Hurricane Michael, Climate Change And Republican Junk Healthcare Plans

October 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Hurricane Michael, the impact of climate change and Republican junk healthcare plans. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me say to the people of Florida and Georgia and anyone affected by Hurricane Michael that our thoughts and our hearts are with you. Having lived and worked through the recovery from Hurricane Sandy in my home state of New York, I remember vividly the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Expand Junk Insurance Plans And Eliminate Vital Health Care Protections

October 10, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Democratic efforts to roll back the GOP’s health care sabotage this week and save protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Democrats have long believed that good health care for every American is a right, not a privilege. It’s a tradition that was etched into our party by Presidents Roosevelt and Johnson, Clinton and Obama. We believe more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Democratic Efforts To Roll Back The GOP’s Health Care Sabotage This Week & Save Protections For People With Pre-Existing Conditions

October 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding Democratic efforts to roll back the GOP’s health care sabotage this week and save protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Now that the Senate has concluded a divisive debate on the Supreme Court, it is time to talk about the number one issue to the American people: health care. We begin that debate tomorrow, when the Senate will take up a more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Confirmation Vote On The Nomination Of Judge Brett Kavanaugh To The Supreme Court

October 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor (at approximately 3:25 p.m.) regarding the confirmation vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Now, in a short time, the Senate will take a final vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The road that led us here has been bitter, angry, and partisan; steeped in hypocrisy more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Ahead Of Cloture Vote On Judge Kavanaugh

October 5, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:04 a.m.] regarding the cloture vote on Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Madam President, from start to finish, President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court will go down as one of the saddest, most sordid chapters in the long history of the federal judiciary. The well was poisoned from the outset, more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Respecting Dr. Ford And The Scope Of The FBI Investigation Into Judge Kavanaugh

October 4, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On Sen. McConnell & Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Nominations, Trump’s Attack On Dr. Ford, And The Need For Clarity In The Kavanaugh FBI Investigation

October 3, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On Sen. McConnell & Republican Hypocrisy On Supreme Court Nominations, And The FBI Investigation Into Judge Kavanaugh

October 2, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 10:16 a.m.] regarding the FBI investigation into the allegations regarding Judge Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Thank you Madam President. Now, I like the Majority Leader. We get along quite well. He even laughs at my jokes, which sometimes aren’t very good, and we’re very proud that we’re working on the appropriations bills together in a bipartisan way, as this more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need For A Thorough FBI Investigation Into The Allegations Regarding Judge Kavanaugh And Serious Concerns About Judge Kavanaugh’s Credibility

October 1, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approx.. 3:23 p.m.] regarding on the need for a thorough FBI investigation into the allegations regarding Judge Kavanaugh and serious concerns about Judge Kavanaugh’s credibility. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Thank you, Mr. President. Now on Friday, Senators Flake and Collins and Murkowski, joined by Democratic Senators Coons, Klobuchar, and others, made the only fair move - to more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Reopen Judge Kavanaugh’s FBI Background Investigation

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor regarding the need to reopen Judge Kavanaugh’s FBI background investigation. Below are his remarks:Now Madam President, moments ago, another serious allegation of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh was made public in a sworn affidavit. There are now multiple, credible, serious, and corroborated allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, made under the penalty of perjury.The new affidavit by Mrs. Swetnick more...


Schumer Floor Remarks Regarding How Republican Leadership Has Handled Dr. Ford’s Allegations

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 10:25 a.m.] regarding how Republican leaders have handled Dr. Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here: Mr. President, as we approach tomorrow’s hearing with Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh, I want to be very clear about how the Republican leadership has handled these incredibly serious and credible allegations of sexual assault. The more...


Schumer Calls On Leader McConnell To Apologize To Dr. Ford

September 25, 2018


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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Re-Open Judge Kavanaugh’s FBI Background Investigation

September 25, 2018


 

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Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Thoroughly Complete Judge Kavanaugh's Hearings

September 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 10:48 a.m.] regarding the importance of not rushing Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:First, let me thank the senator from Florida for his steadfast actions in the Senate for many years, protecting Florida’s waterways which are not only a treasure to Floridians, but to all of us in America. And he deserves to be congratulated on that.Now Madam more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The Need To Postpone Kavanaugh Vote Until New Allegations Are Investigated, And New Legislation To Address Opioid Epidemic

September 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 4:01 p.m.] regarding the need to postpone the vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination until these new allegations are investigated and new legislation to address the opioid epidemic. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Madam President, over the past few days, new allegations have come to light about President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. These more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On The 17th Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks And Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing

September 13, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today spoke on the Senate floor [at approximately 4:10 p.m.] regarding the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. Below are his remarks, which can also be viewed here:Mr. President, yesterday was the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, an event which changed my city and our country forever. I spent the morning at the 9/11 memorial in Lower Manhattan. Two deep scars in the earth remind us where more...


Schumer Remarks On Judge Kavanaugh’s Hearings

September 6, 2018

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today delivered the following remarks [at approx. 12:18 p.m. EST] regarding Judge Kavanaugh’s hearings and the topics he has refused to provide concrete answers on. Senator Schumer’s remarks can also be viewed here. Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee continues its hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. During yesterday’s session, the American people got to see a nominee who refused to answer even the more...


Schumer Floor Remarks On Republican Efforts To Conceal Key Kavanaugh Documents, What’s At Stake With Judge Kavanaugh’s Nomination, And President Trump’s Recent Attempt To Politicize The Department Of Justice

September 5, 2018


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