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Pelosi Statement on Mueller Indictments of 13 Russian Nationals

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Special Counsel Mueller released new indictments against 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities for violating U.S. criminal laws by knowingly and intentionally conspiring to defraud the United States by interfering with U.S. elections and political processes: “The Special Counsel’s indictments make absolutely clear that the Russians perpetrated a strategic effort to undermine and...
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Pelosi Statement Recognizing the Lunar New Year

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of the Lunar New Year: “In the streets of San Francisco and across the country, celebrations of the Lunar New Year display the vibrancy and strength of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community, reminding us that, as ever, the beauty is in the mix.  As AAPI communities welcome the Year of the Dog – celebrated for honesty and loyalty – let us all embrace these char...

Pelosi Statement on Failure of Trump Immigration Bill

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the Senate voted overwhelmingly to reject President Trump’s immigration proposal: “A strong, bipartisan majority in the United States Senate has joined the American people in resoundingly rejecting the cruelty of the Trump Administration’s anti-immigrant demands.  The President must stop sabotaging the bipartisan compromises he’s asked for, and the Republican Congress must have the c...

Transcript of Pelosi Weekly Press Conference Today

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi held her weekly press conference today in the Capitol Visitor Center.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks. Good morning, everyone. Once again, we come together very sadly.  Our hearts have been broken by the tragedy of gun violenc...

Pelosi Statement on School Shooting in Parkland, Florida

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement following the news of the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida:   “Today, another American community is reeling from the horror of gun violence, perpetrated against innocent school children.  Our hearts ache for the people of Parkland, Florida and the entire Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community.  Our deepest gr...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Releasing the Election Security Task Force’s Final Report

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Members of the Congressional Task Force on Election Security for a press conference releasing its final report including ten specific recommendations on ...

Pelosi Statement Opposing Bill to Undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement opposing the discriminatory anti-ADA legislation, H.R. 620, which is scheduled for a vote on Thursday:   “For more than a quarter of a century, the Americans with Disabilities Act has advanced our nation’s mission to build a fair, equal and just future for all.  This milestone law has transformed the lives of the 55 million Americans who live with a disabi...

With His Budget, Trump Proves GOP Really is ‘the King of Debt’

Yesterday, President Trump – aka ‘the king of debt’ – rolled out a cruel budget proposal that would sharply raise the federal deficit by more than $7 trillion, showing the compounding cruelty of the deficit-exploding GOP tax scam. Now, President Trump’s budget proposal is being slammed from all sides – including from Republicans enraged that their President has pulled back the curta...

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Has An Obstacle: His Own Budget Cuts

 TODAY, the White House unveiled their infrastructure plan, claiming ‘$1.5 trillion’ to invest in ‘our failing infrastructure and develop innovative projects.’ But here’s the reality: President Trump is actually only proposing $200 billion in federal funding, while his budget even slashes critical infrastructure funding to the Department of Transportation by nearly 20 percent and the Army Corps...

Pelosi Statement on Trump Budget and Infrastructure Plan

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump released his budget blueprint, which calls for staggering cuts to domestic health, education and economic initiatives for working and middle class families: “The budget is a statement of our values, but the President’s brutal collection of broken promises and staggering cuts shows he does not value the future of seniors, children and working families.  After robbing from our ch...

Dear Colleague on Fighting for A Better Deal for Hard-Working Americans in Upcoming Legislative Business

Dear Democratic Colleague, Tomorrow, President Trump will release his 2019 budget and perhaps his infrastructure plan.  This occasion presents us with a pivotal moment in the governance of our country. Last week, we finally came to closure on the caps funding with the fifth stop-gap budget bill until March 23rd. This week, we must pivot aggressively to show the country how the Trump budget is not a statement of our values, and how the Trump infrastructure plan harms taxp...

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Refusal to Publicly Release House Intelligence Committee Democrats’ Memo

Washington, D.C. — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump refused to approve of the public release of the House Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo, following the Committee vote: “President Trump’s refusal to release Intelligence Committee Democrats’ memo is a stunningly brazen attempt to cover up the truth about the Trump-Russia scandal from the American people.  The President’s decision to block the Democratic memo fr...

400 Days: The 115th Republican Congress By the Numbers

  400: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of February 6, 2018 211: Days the GOP House has been in session, 56 of which were pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of minutes & no legislative business was completed ZERO: Number ...

Pelosi Statement on the Retirement Announcement of Rep. Rick Nolan

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Congressman Rick Nolan of Minnesota announced that he would be retiring at the end of his term: “Congressman Rick Nolan has dedicated his entire life to fighting on behalf of the working families of Minnesota.  During his decades of public service, Congressman Nolan’s tireless commitment to the hard-working men and woman of the North Star State has never faltered. “Througho...

Pelosi Floor Remarks Ahead of Budget Caps Vote

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of U.S. House of Representatives in opposition the budget caps bill and reiterating her call to House Speaker Paul Ryan to make a public commitment to schedule a vote on the bipartisan Hurd-Aguilar Bill to protect DREAMers.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you, Mr Speaker.  I thank the gentlelady for yielding.  And I thank her for her outstanding statement o...

Pelosi Floor Remarks Urging Speaker Ryan to Make Public Commitment to Schedule Vote on Protecting DREAMers

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of U.S. House of Representatives urging House Speaker Paul Ryan to make a public commitment to schedule a vote on the bipartisan Hurd-Aguilar Bill to protect DREAMers.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Do I get eight hours to sleep? [Laughter] I thank the gentlelady for yielding.  And I thank the Members of the Rules Committee, all of you, for the great ...

Pelosi Statement on House Passage of Budget Caps Bill

Washington, D.C. — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the House passed the budget caps bill: “Tonight, Republicans are celebrating the passage of their fifth stop-gap, short term Continuing Resolution on the heels of their second shutdown in a month — continuing government by dysfunction. “Democrats worked hard to achieve a bipartisan agreement and gave our assurances to the Speaker that we were not interested in shutting down ...

Democratic Leaders Reiterate Call for Speaker Ryan to Make Public Commitment to Schedule Vote on Protecting DREAMers

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer and Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan reiterating their request that he make a public statement regarding a scheduled vote on the bipartisan Hurd-Aguilar bill to protect DREAMers. As Leader Pelosi, Whip Hoyer and Assistant Leader Clyburn write, “We are writing to again reiterate our request that you make a pub...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Unveiling A Better Deal to Rebuild America

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democratic Leaders to unveil their bold, comprehensive infrastructure plan A Better Deal to Rebuild America.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you, Congresswoman Esty for your kind remarks, more importantly, for your deep knowledge on this subject and your leadership on it.  I’m very honored to stand here with my colleag...

USA TODAY: Nancy Pelosi’s all-day marathon speech sets record as longest continuous speech since at least 1909

February 7, 2018 By: Christal Hayes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s all-day speech broke a record for longest-continuous speech in House history. The California Democrat spoke for more than 8 hours before yielding the floor. It was the longest continuous speech since at least 1909. Pelosi got the news while continuing to tell stories of DREAMers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they children. Her all-day remarks are aim...