Below are Leader Schumer’s floor remarks and talkers on the need for bipartisanship to avoid a shutdown, Senator Tuberville’s military promotions hold, SCOTUS ethics, and fentanyl. I’ve also included links to tweets from Leader Schumer and Senate Democrats.
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Schumer Floor Remarks and Talkers on the Need for Bipartisanship to Avoid a Shutdown
Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on Speaker Johnson’s proposed continuing resolution and the importance of avoiding a costly, unnecessary government shutdown. Senator Schumer’s remarks can be viewed here.
The last thing the American people want is another unnecessary, costly, painful and avoidable government shutdown.
So far, Speaker Johnson seems to be moving in the right direction by advancing a CR without steep partisan cuts or poison pills. The only way to avoid a shutdown is through bipartisanship.
In divided government, extremists cannot dictate the agenda for the rest of Congress, especially when they are out of line with the majority of Congress and the majority of the American people.
Schumer Floor Remarks and Talkers on Senator Tuberville’s Reckless Ongoing Blanket Hold on Military Promotions
Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor on today’s Rules Committee markup on a resolution to more quickly confirm military nominations being blocked by Senator Tuberville’s (R-Al) reckless blanket hold. Senator Schumer’s remarks can be viewed here.
Today, the Senate Rules Committee, led by Senator Klobuchar, will mark up a standing order resolution by Chairman Reed allowing the Senate to quickly confirm the military promotions currently being blocked by Senator Tuberville.
The onus is on Senate Republicans to get the Senator to stand down from his unprecedented position, but so far he’s refused to budge.
Patience on both sides of the aisle is wearing thing with Senator Tuberville’s reckless and partisan blockade of our country’s military promotions.
Every day America’s national security, military readiness, and military families pay the price.
If Senator Tuberville refuses to listen to his Republican colleagues and continues his blanket holds on military nominations, Schumer will bring Senator Reed’s resolution to the floor for a vote as soon as possible.
Schumer Floor Remarks and Talkers on SCOTUS Ethics
Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Supreme Court adopting an ethical code of Conduct for its Justices, and its shortcomings. Senator Schumer’s remarks can be viewed here.
Yesterday, for the first time, the United States Supreme Court announced the adoption of an ethical Code of Conduct for Justices.
At a time when Americans’ trust in the high court is deeply shaken, the Supreme Court has taken an important first step to lay down basic rules of the road for our Justices.
While the Supreme Court’s announcement was important, its lack of enforceability is a glaring omission.
The public’s trust in our courts is a key feature of our democratic society, and there’s a lot of work left to do before that trust is fully restored.
Congress must continue its efforts to hold the judiciary accountable.
Schumer Floor Remarks and Talkers on Priorities For President Biden’s Upcoming Meeting With President Xi
Washington, D.C. – Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today spoke on the Senate floor regarding President Biden’s meeting with President Xi tomorrow and the recent bipartisan CODEL trip to China led by Senator Schumer. Senator Schumer’s remarks can be viewed here.
Tomorrow, for the second time since taking office, President Biden will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the APEC summit in San Francisco, and he is expected to push Xi on cracking down on the sale of precursor chemicals used to manufacture fentanyl.
Leader Schumer and a bipartisan CODEL met with Xi in September and raised how destructive the fentanyl crisis is here in America, and that China has a responsibility to do its part to stop its trafficking.
They strongly urged President Xi and Chinese law enforcement to coordinate with the U.S. to enforce laws already on the books on the sale of precursor chemicals.
If China stopped the sale of chemicals used to make fentanyl, it would not only save countless American lives, but could help improve China’s image in the minds of Americans.