Sen. Chuck Schumer Speaks Following Trump-Putin Summit

Date: 07/16/2018
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will hold a media availability to discuss President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s summit.

Members of WNY Congressional Delegation & 3407 Families Vow to Protect Aviation Safety Regulations

Date: 02/15/2018
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and members of the Western New York Congressional Delegation join together in Washington, D.C., with the families of Flight 3407 to discuss their latest advocacy efforts around to make sure that the aviation safety regulations the families fought so hard to pass – including rules on pilot training and fatigue – are not rolled back or watered down by special interests. The families of Flight 3407 made the trip to Washington in advance of the 9th anniversary of the tragic crash of Continental Flight 3407 outside of Buffalo, New York, which took the lives of all forty-nine on board as well as one man on the ground.

Schumer to POTUS: Immediately Rescind Your Proposed Cuts to Vital Anti-Terrorism Funding

Date: 11/01/2017
U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer delivered remarks on the Senate floor regarding the terrorist attack that killed 8 and injured at least 11 in New York City.

On Senate Floor, Schumer Condemns Anti-Zionism as Anti-Semitism

Date: 07/17/2017
In Senate Floor speech, Senator Chuck Schumer applauds French President Macron for comments over the weekend: “We will yield nothing to Anti-Zionism…because it is the reinvented form of Anti-Semitism”

Schumer Issues a Challenge to President Trump

Date: 06/28/2017
Today Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer issued a challenge to President Trump and laid out a bipartisan path on health care.

Schumer Calling for Passage of Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Date: 05/17/2016
I'm proud to announce that today we’re one step closer to justice for the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In their pursuit of justice, 9/11 families were told American law prevented them from pursuing justice against those who funded the attacks. Those court rulings were backward, illogical, and wrong and now the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) has passed with unanimous consent from the Senate. JASTA will help these families seek justice & also serve as a deterrent to other nations who'd assist in terror attacks against Americans. Today is a big step forward, but there is work to be done. I strongly urge the House leadership to put JASTA on the floor for a vote immediately.

Sen. Schumer Floor Speech on Proposed Amendments to the Keystone XL Legislation

Date: 01/20/2015
Speech from Senator Schumer on Senator Ed Markey's and Senator Al Franken's amendments to the Keystone XL legislation which will improve US energy security & create far more than 35 middle ...

Sen. Schumer Floor Speech on Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act

Date: 12/12/2014
The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) - authored by Senator Chuck Schumer- allows terrorism victims, like victims of the September 11th attacks, the right to pursue foreign...

All Americans Deserve a Fair Shot to Afford College

Date: 09/16/2014
The Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, written largely by Senator Elizabeth Warren, would help more students get a decent education and have th...

Sen. Schumer Judiciary Committee Statement on Constitutional Amendment

Date: 07/10/2014
Citizens United has opened the floodgates to billions of undisclosed dollars coming into the system. The proposed constitutional amendment would ensure that ...

Schumer, in Senate floor speech: There is no moral equivalency between Hamas & Israel

Date: 07/09/2014
Senator Schumer responds to the dangerous notion that there is any equivalency between the actions of Hamas & the actions of the State of Israel.

Speech on the House's Tragic & Disconcerting Failure to Fix Our Broken Immigration System

Date: 06/19/2014
The Senate's bipartisan immigration bill does all the things the House GOP claims to want to do - all in one bill- yet after 51 weeks they have taken no acti...

Schumer Applauds Sanders/McCain Bipartisan Effort to Help Veterans

Date: 06/05/2014
Senator Schumer today applauded Senators Bernie Sanders (D-VT) and John McCain (R-AZ) on their bipartisan proposal that puts our veterans first.

Senator Schumer Immigration Speech on the Senate Floor

Date: 06/04/2014
The Senate voted to secure our border, turbo charge our economy & fix a broken immigration system 342 days ago. Today we're still waiting for the House.

Remarks on Immigration Reform

Date: 05/14/2014
Senator Schumer's remarks on the Senate floor urging the House to pass immigration reform.

Senator Schumer Floor Speech on House GOP Inaction on Immigration Reform

Date: 05/01/2014
More than 300 days after the Senate passed bipartisan immigration reform, Senator Schumer called on the House to act.

Raise the Minimum Wage - Speech on the Senate Floor

Date: 04/30/2014
Increasing the minimum wage will help the middle class and those working hard to reach it.

Senate Floor Speech on Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

Date: 03/13/2014
Senator Schumer's remarks before final passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.

Senator Schumer on the Ryan Budget

Date: 09/13/2012
Senator Schumer's floor speech, 9/13/2012.

Is Our Politics too Divided to Confront Another 9/11?

Date: 09/08/2011
Senator Schumer on Morning Joe discussing the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 and how we must come together in the same spirt that we did after the attacks in order...

Preventing a Tax Increase on Small Businesses

Date: 08/18/2011
Video via CNY Central.

Repeal DOMA

Date: 07/21/2011

Congrats to US Women's Soccer & NY's Abby Wambach

Date: 07/19/2011
Senator Schumer makes remarks on the Senate floor recognizing the achievements of the U.S.women's national soccer team and in particular New York's Abby Wambach.

Schumer on Paul Oetken's Historic Nomination

Date: 07/19/2011
Senator Schumer's floor speech in favor of Paul Oetken, his judicial recommendation for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Oetken is the now the first op...

Combatting America's Prescription Drug Problem- Albany

Date: 07/12/2011
Video from Albany Ch 13.

Revitalizing Midtown in Rochester

Date: 07/12/2011
clip from WROC, Rochester Ch. 8.

Cracking Down on the Illegal Sale of RX Drugs

Date: 07/11/2011
Video via Ch. 4 NYC, NBC affiliate.

Improving Air Service in Syracuse

Date: 07/06/2011
Video from Syracuse's CBS affiliate.

America's Prescription Drug Shortage

Date: 06/29/2011
video from WRGB Albany.

Protecting Lake Ontario

Date: 06/29/2011
Video from WHEC in Rochester.

Protecting Jobs in WNY, Combating Invasive Species

Date: 06/29/2011
Video of Senator Schumer's work in Western New York this week on invasive species. Clip from WIVB in Buffalo.

Combating Our Nation's Prescription Drug Problem

Date: 06/27/2011
Video from WTVH Syracuse on Senator Schumer's work w/ Sen. Rockefeller of WV to combat America's prescription drug problem.

FTC Will Investigate Price Gouging At Pump

Date: 06/23/2011
Video is a segment from Buffalo News Ch 2 WGRZ.

Chuck in Albany working to boost the region's high tech corridor

Date: 04/05/2011
footage from Albany 13 News WNYT.

Making our Highways Safe

Date: 03/29/2011
Video from NBC New York.

Chuck on Face the Nation 1/23/2011

Date: 01/24/2011
Footage of Chuck's appearance on Face the Nation on Sunday, January 23, 2011.

Chuck: Restore Counter-Terrorism Funding to Capital Region

Date: 01/12/2011
Senator Schumer talks about the importance of restoring counter-terrorism funding to New York's Capital Region. The video first appeared on the Troy Record's...

Chuck Pushes Mandatory DNA Fingerprinting for Those Arrested For Violent Crimes

Date: 01/12/2011
This week, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that he will co-sponsor legislation to provide state law enforcement agencies with incentives to require...

24hrs and $1 Trillion

Date: 01/06/2011
It's been 24 hours since the GOP took over in the House and their plan? Add $1 trillion to the deficit.

Schumer: Reform This Senate

Date: 01/05/2011
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer took to floor of the U.S. Senate to discuss ways to reform the institution.

Schumer on Morning Joe Discussing Passage of 9/11 Health Care Bill

Date: 12/23/2010
This morning, Senator Schumer was on Morning Joe talking about the congressional passage of the 9/11 Health Care bill.

Schumer, Gillibrand Press Conference with 9/11 Heroes after Passage of Health Care Bill

Date: 12/22/2010
Today, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and other members of Congress held a press conference with many 9/11 first responders after the passage of the 9/11 He...

Chuck on Morning Joe Discussing 9/11 Health Care Bill

Date: 12/22/2010
This morning, Senator Schumer was on Morning Joe discussing the need to pass the 9/11 Health Care bill for the heroic first responders who worked to save liv...

Chuck Rallies with 9/11 Heroes Before Vote on Health Care Bill

Date: 12/21/2010
Today, Chuck rallied with the 9/11 heroes who so bravely ran into the towers to save lives.

Schumer Floor Speech on 9/11 Health Care Bill Just Ahead of Today's Vote

Date: 12/09/2010
This morning, Senator Schumer took to the floor once again to urge his colleagues to pass the 9/11 Health Care Bill. He asked his colleagues to vote in favor...

Schumer Floor Speech in Favor of 9/11 Health Care Bill

Date: 12/08/2010
Schumer, 'they were brave, they were resolute, they were selfless....In our time of need you gave us your all, now in your time of need we will give you our ...

Schumer Pushes for Passage of James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act

Date: 12/07/2010
Schumer, "The people who rushed to the towers on 9/11 are veterans of the war on terror, and in this country we take care of our veterans- no ifs ands or but...

Schumer Fights for Middle Class Tax Cuts; Senate Republicans for Millionaires

Date: 12/02/2010
Last night, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer took to the Senate floor to fight for tax cuts for the middle class as Senate Republicans continued to object in ...

Schumer Calls on BP to Suspend Planned Drilling Activities in Libya

Date: 07/14/2010
U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Charles Schumer (D-NJ) and Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) will hold a news conference today to call for BP to suspend its oil ...

Schumer Urges State Dept. to Put Pakistani Taliban on Terror List

Date: 06/22/2010
A day after the man behind the Times Square terror plot confessed to receiving training and financing from the Pakistani Taliban, U.S. Senators Charles E. Sc...

Schumer Demands Accountability from BP

Date: 06/15/2010
U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY), Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Mark Begich (D-AK) today called on oil giant BP to abandon its reported plans to set aside bill...

Schumer with Families of Victims of Gulf Oil Rig Explosion

Date: 06/11/2010
Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) on Thursday joined with the families of many of the victims of...

Floor Statement on Murkowski Amendment

Date: 06/10/2010
Today on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Schumer spoke out against the Murkowski Amendment which would turn back the clock on years of scientific resea...

Finance Committee Hearing: Chinese Currency Manipulation

Date: 06/10/2010
Today, at a hearing of the Finance Committee Senator Schumer spoke out in favor of his bipartisan legislation to crackdown on China's manipulation of its cur...

Senator Schumer on Consumer Protection

Date: 06/09/2010
Today, at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee with the Federal Trade Commission Senator Schumer spoke out in favor of increased privacy protections f...

Senator Schumer Speaks in Favor of the Livable Communities Act

Date: 06/09/2010
Senator Schumer at today's Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee speaking in favor of the Livable Communities Act.

Senator Schumer discusses Job Creation and Small Businesses

Date: 06/08/2010
Senator Schumer discusses the Senate Extenders Bill and the need to close foreign tax loopholes.

Senator Schumer's meeting on Anti-Competitive Practices in the Dairy Industry

Date: 04/08/2010
Senator Schumer and Christine Varney discuss anti-competitive practices in the dairy industry.

Homeless Vets

Date: 11/10/2009
Senator Schumer speaks at a Housing Transportation and Community Development subcommittee hearing about Homeless Veterans.

Unemployment Benefits and Madoff Indirect

Date: 11/04/2009
Senator Schumer speaks on the floor about extending Unemployment Benefits and a new proposal to help thousands of small indirect Madoff investors. The plan w...


Date: 09/24/2009
Senator Schumer talks about the Libya's notorious Lockerbie bomber after his release from prison.

Kennedy Tribute

Date: 09/11/2009
Senator Schumer speaks on the floor about his dear friend Senator Ted Kennedy.

Sotomayor Intro

Date: 07/14/2009
Senator Schumer introduces Judge Sotomayor on the first day of nomination hearings, July 13, 2009.

Sotomayor Hearing Overview

Date: 07/14/2009
Senator Schumer gives an overview of the first day of the Sotomayor nomination hearings.

Schumer Opening Statement at Sotomayor Hearing

Date: 07/13/2009
Senator Schumer delivers his opening statement at the confirmation hearings of Judge Sonia Sotomayor on July 13, 2009.

immigration hearing

Date: 05/01/2009
From the Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Citizenships hearing Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009, Can We Do It and...

AIG Statement

Date: 03/18/2009
From the floor of the Senate on March 17, 2009, Senator Schumer expresses his anger over the AIG bonuses and lays out a plan to address the situation.

Morning Joe

Date: 02/24/2009
From February 24, 2009, Senator Schumer on the MSNBC program Morning Joe. Topics of discussion include: Conservative governors and the stimulus package and f...

Senator Schumer on Bipartisan Support for the Stimulus

Date: 02/09/2009
From February 9, 2009, Senator Schumer criticizes the lack of Republican cooperation in Congress for a stimulus measure to address the recession. Also discus...

Senator Schumer on the Executive Compensation

Date: 02/09/2009
From February 9, 2009, Senator Schumer criticizes excessive compensation for the executives of companies requesting federal bailout money.

Senator Schumer on Education in the Stimulus

Date: 02/09/2009
From February 9, 2009, Senator Schumer discusses the necessity of college tuition tax credits in the stimulus package.

Website Welcome Video

Date: 01/30/2009
An introductory video for Senator Schumers website. This video includes explanations of different portions of Senator Schumers website, and gives instruction...

HRC nomination

Date: 01/30/2009
From January 15, 2009, Senator Schumer thanks former Senator Hillary Clinton for her service to the people of New York and congratulates her on her appointme...

Schumer on the Economic Stabilization Act

Date: 01/12/2009
From the floor of the Senate on October 1, 2008, Senator Schumer expresses his support for the reformed Economic Stabilization Act, and the necessity of resp...

Floor Statement on the Economic Recovery Act

Date: 01/12/2009
From the floor of the Senate on November 19, 2008, Senator Schumer discusses the necessity of the Economic Recovery Act and further federal assistance during...

Schumer on working with President-Elect Barack Obama

Date: 01/12/2009
From November 13, 2008, President Schumer expresses his optimism about working with President-Elect Barack Obama and the 111th Congress.

Schumer on the Economic Recovery Package

Date: 01/12/2009
From January 5, 2009, Senator Schumer explains why the economic recovery package is necessary, and how it will benefit the country in a variety of ways.

Schumer on the State of the Economy

Date: 01/12/2009
From the floor of the Senate on September 26, 2008, Senator Schumer expresses his belief that government action is necessary to combat the nations economic d...

Energy Policy

Date: 01/12/2009
From the floor of the Senate on July 31, 2008, Senator Schumer discusses Americas energy policy. Senator Schumer expresses his support for Senator Bingamans ...

Schumer on Media Shield

Date: 01/09/2009
From the floor of the Senate on July 29, 2008, Senator Schumer expresses his support for the Media Shield Bill and the reasoning behind his belief that such ...