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Official updates from the Democratic Party

Pelosi Statement on Earth Day

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22nd: “Each Earth Day, people around the world join together to celebrate the beauty of God’s creation, and to reaffirm our responsibility to protect and preserve our environment for generations to come. “Amid rising temperatures, surging seas and record floods, fires and storms, Earth Day reminds us that bold, ambitious g...
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Tax Week Headlines: GOP Tax Scam A Raw Deal for America’s Working Families

Even though Republicans sold their tax scam as a bill that will ‘pay for itself’ and bring much-needed relief to hard-working Americans, the truth was clear from the start: The GOP tax scam ultimately raises taxes on 86 million middle class families to hand 83 percent of the tax cuts to the wealthiest one percent – while exploding the deficit by nearly $2 trillion. And the more time passes, Republicans are seeing their dishone...

Pelosi Statement on the 19th Anniversary of the Columbine Shooting

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark the nineteenth anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting: “Nineteen years ago, 13 beautiful lives were cut short in an act of unthinkable tragedy and horror.  Heartbreakingly, since that dreadful day, the epidemic of gun violence continues to take a devastating toll in our schools and communities. “Today, a generation of courageous young people who grew up in the sh...

Big Oil Scores Big Off of GOP Tax Scam

Last December, Republicans passed a GOP tax scam that abandons working families to hand massive tax giveaways to the wealthiest one percent. And among the biggest beneficiaries are big oil companies – reaping billions of dollars in tax breaks from the GOP tax scam. ...

Pelosi Remarks at Memorial Service in Honor of Louise Slaughter

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congressional leaders and Members for a memorial service in honor of the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi. How many people here were hearing Louise Slaughter say ‘Amazing Grace’ in that beautiful rendition we heard? How many times she moved us to tears when she wasn’t moving us to laughter with her beautiful personality. What an honor it is for...

Pelosi Statement Celebrating Israeli Independence Day

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut: “Seventy years ago, the world marked the founding of the State of Israel.  Today, Israel stands as a shining example of ingenuity, perseverance and hope. “The unbreakable bonds of friendship between the United States and Israel are deeply rooted in our shared history, common values and commit...

Pelosi Names Congresswoman Chellie Pingree Co-Chair of Congressional Arts Caucus

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi today named Congresswoman Chellie Pingree of Maine the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus. “Our beloved Congresswoman Louise Slaughter used the arts to unify and uplift our Congressional community during her 23 years as the Democratic Co-Chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus,” said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.  “It is deeply fitting that Congresswoman Chellie Pingree will now assume this important responsi...

FW: GOP Playing The Blame Game on Failing Tax Scam

As Republicans’ tax scam message continues to fail (only 27 percent of Americans approve), the GOP is now playing the blame game. The Washington Examiner reports that Republicans in Congress are complaining that they can’t rely on President Trump to se...

Pelosi Statement on Committee Passage of House Republicans’ Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the House Committee on Agriculture passed H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, the Republicans’ Farm Bill proposal, by a party line vote of 26 to 20: “For decades, Members of Congress have reached across the table to craft strong, bipartisan Farm Bills that reflect the realities and meet the needs of America’s rural and urban communities.  Yet the Republicans have rejected this...

Pelosi Floor Remarks in Honor of the Late First Lady Barbara Bush

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives to honor the late First Lady Barbara Bush. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi. Mr. Speaker, thank you, and I thank my colleagues. Last night was a sad day for America. Today, our nation mourns the passing of a beloved American, a bold advocate for family, for literacy, and a devoted wife and mother, First Lady Barbara Bush....

Pelosi Statement on Passing of Former First Lady Barbara Bush

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: “Tonight is a sad night for America.  Our nation mourns the passing of a fierce patriot and a bold advocate for family literacy, a generous volunteer and devoted wife, mother and grandmother: First Lady Barbara Bush. “Mrs. Bush brought dignity, civility and spirit to everything she did.  Her strength of character, the strength of h...

Pelosi Floor Remarks in Honor of the Late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives to honor the late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  I think this may have happened to me at the funeral as well.  That I followed [Congressman] John Lewis at the podium.  What a task.  Thank you for being such an inspiration.  Thank you for loving Louise so much.  As we know she loved you as wel...

Pelosi Remarks at Tax Day Press Event Against GOP Tax Scam

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House and Senate Democrats and health care, labor and education advocates for a press event on the negative impacts of the GOP Tax Scam on America’s working families. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi. Good afternoon everyone, as it is now afternoon! I am pleased to be here with each and every one of you as I see many familiar faces. Faces that were there a year ago when we came together a...

Big Banks Cash in Billions from GOP Tax Scam

Surprise, surprise. Yet another analysis – this time from the Wall Street Journal – reveals big banks and Wall Street are the biggest beneficiaries of the GOP tax scam, not hard-working American families as Republicans promised. ...

Tax Day Headlines Expose GOP Tax Scam

Today is Tax Day and President Trump, Speaker Ryan and House Republicans have been spreading misleading claims and promoting empty promises about the GOP tax scam all day long. “Employment is up, taxes are DOWN.  Enjoy!” – President Trump “Now you have a new year of lower tax rates … a simplified system.  These are good things. People know it.  People see it.” – Speaker Ryan “We are impleme...

On Tax Day, House GOP Quiet on Their Own Tax Bill

It’s been reported this morning that NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers is urging House Republicans to sell the GOP tax scam on Tax Day because polling shows voters aren’t hearing anything about the tax bill from their Republican members of Congress. Well… what is there to talk about?  The fact that the tax scam ultimately raises taxes on 86 million middle class fam...

Pelosi Statement on Tax Day

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on Tax Day: “On this Tax Day, Americans are watching the GOP’s tax giveaways enrich big corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent at the expense of seniors and working families nationwide. Around the kitchen table, working families aren’t seeing what they were promised. Instead, they’re seeing that the GOP tax scam has exploded the debt and is now threatening the future of Medicare, Me...

GOP TAX SCAM TOOLKIT ON TAX DAY 2018

April 17 marks Tax Day 2018.  And after all their big promises and hype, President Trump and Republicans in Congress are seeing their dishonest messaging on the GOP tax scam collapse in the eyes of the American people. Instead of providing relief for hard-working Americans, the tax scam ultimately raises taxes on 86 million middle class families, gives 83 percent of the tax cuts to corporations and the wealthiest one percent, explodes th...

GOP in Hot Seat on Tax Day 2018

“Tomorrow is Tax Day, and we’re going to hear from everybody – I mean, we have heard from so many people.  They’re so thrilled.” – President Trump in Florida today The only ones who are ‘thrilled’ are corporations and the wealthiest few. After passing a tax scam that hands the majority of its tax breaks to Corporate America and the top one percent – not American workers – the GOP is scrambling to save their failing tax messa...

Pelosi Statement on Need for Syria AUMF and Immediate All-Member Intelligence Briefing

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement calling for Congress to debate an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) in Syria and an all-Member intelligence briefing on the Administration’s Syria strategy: “When the reported chemical weapons attack in Syria took place, I called upon the Administration for an intelligence briefing on this attack as soon as possible. Democrats continue to call for an immediate, comprehensive intelligence...