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Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference on Protecting Medicaid, Fighting Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Senator Chris Van Hollen, Representative Jamie Raskin, Members of the House Democratic Caucus, SEIU Leaders and other Labor Groups for a press conference protecting Medicaid and fighting against Republicans’ ‘mean’ and heartless Trumpcare.  Below are the Leader’s Remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Good Afternoon, everyone!  I’m happy to be there at this Speak Out to join SEIU, and thank you SEIU for yo...
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Intraparty Fighting Puts GOP Dysfunction on Full Display

Six months into the Trump Administration, here’s what we know about the Republican legislative agenda: There hasn’t been a single bill to create good-paying jobs or improve the lives of hard-working Americans.  In fact, a House, a Senate and a White House all controlled by Republicans head into the July 4th holiday without a single, major legislative accomplishment.  GOP dysfunction was on full display this week: the Senate postponed the vote f...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference on Senate Postponing Vote on Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democratic Leaders press conference to address Senate Republicans postponing the vote on their ‘mean’ and heartless Trumpcare bill. Below are the Leader’s Remarks: Leader Pelosi Opening Remarks Leader Pelosi.  Good afternoon everyone.  Well the American people have spoken; hopefully the Republicans in the Senate and the House will continue to listen. Today is a significa...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Following Tour of Children’s National Medical Center

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Representatives John Yarmuth, Eleanor Holmes Norton, Jamie Raskin, John Sarbanes, Pramila Jayapal and patients and their families for a press conference after touring the Children’s National Medical Center. Below are the Leader’s Remarks: Leader Pelosi.   Thank you very much Representative [Pramila] Jayapal.  It’s an honor to be here with you and Ranking Member on the Budget Committee Mr. [John] Y...

Pelosi Floor Speech in Support of Resolution Reaffirming America’s Commitment to NATO Article Five

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks today on the Floor of the House prior to the passage of Resolution 397 which reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to NATO’s principle of collective defense, as enumerated in Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty. Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you very much, Mr. Speaker.  I thank the gentleman for yielding and I thank him for his extraordinary leaders...

Pelosi Statement on Senate GOP Delaying Trumpcare Vote

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans announced they will postpone votes on Trumpcare until after the July 4th recess: “Delaying the Trumpcare vote shows Republicans are feeling the heat from their constituents, and now we must continue to pour on the pressure. “The battle to defeat Trumpcare is a life-or-death struggle for children and families across America.  However Republicans try to dress...

175 Days: The 115th Republican Congress By the Numbers

175: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of June 26, 2017 96: Days the GOP House has been in session, 23 of which were pro-forma days in which the House gaveled in & out in a matter of minutes & no legislative business was complete Only 41: Number of bills signed into law, including 14 partisan GOP special-interest bills, overturning key Obama-era protections (including special interest g...

Pelosi Statement on CBO Score of Senate Version of Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of Senate Republicans’ current draft of Trumpcare: “Today, the CBO confirmed that Senate Republicans’ version of Trumpcare is even meaner than the bill that Republicans jammed through the House.   Americans with pre-existing conditions would face staggering out-of-pocket costs.  Trumpcare would also expose millions of American...

Pelosi Statement on Senate GOP Trumpcare Updates

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after Senate Republicans released updates to their discussion draft of Trumpcare: “Republicans keep finding ways to make Trumpcare even more brutal and expensive for America’s working families.  Trumpcare’s new six month lock-out is a prescription for turning families’ momentary misfortune into a life-changing catastrophe. “Tens of millions of hard-working Americans experienc...

Pelosi Statement on Release of Liu Xiaobo

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the release of the Nobel Peace Prize winner and Chinese democracy advocate Liu Xiaobo, following a diagnosis of late-stage liver cancer: “Liu Xiaobo is a hero who stands in the pantheon of great leaders for non-violence, justice and freedom throughout history.  His arrest and imprisonment were a disgraceful betrayal of the rule of law and China’s own constitution, but his courag...

Pelosi Statement on Supreme Court Lifting Injunctions Against Muslim & Refugee Ban

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the Supreme Court agreed to review President Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban, and lifted large parts of the injunctions against the ban’s implementation, pending their ruling: “The blatant discrimination of the Muslim and refugee ban is both unjust and dangerous, handing terrorists a powerful recruiting tool.  The Trump Administration has consistently shown that discrimination, not...

Pelosi Statement on Anniversary of Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark the two-year anniversary of the Supreme Court decision on marriage equality: “Two years ago, the Supreme Court affirmed that equal justice under the law means marriage equality for LGBT Americans.  With this historic decision for love, our nation moved closer to fulfilling the full promise of our ideals.  No person should be denied their rights because of who they are or whom...

Pelosi Statement on Reports of Defense Department Request to Delay Transgender Enlistment

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement on news reports the Department of Defense is considering a six-month delay on allowing openly transgender individuals to enlist in the military: “The repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in 2010 showed that we only strengthen our military by honoring our values of freedom and equality.  Equality for transgender Americans who want to enlist is progress that honors our values...

Pelosi Statement on 45th Anniversary of Title IX

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking the 45th anniversary of Title IX: “Forty-five years ago, Title IX knocked down barriers to women’s participation and assured a woman’s place in the classroom, on the playing field and in the halls of power.  Today, we honor the champions for women’s rights – from Sojourner Truth to Eleanor Roosevelt to Susan B. Anthony to Patsy Mink – who fought tirelessly to throw ope...

Doctors, Hospitals, Patient Groups, Seniors’ Groups, and Many Others Are Opposing the Senate Trumpcare Bill

Response to the Senate version of Trumpcare has been swift and harsh. Physicians, hospitals, seniors’ groups, patient groups, women’s health groups, consumer groups, faith leaders, and others have come out against the Senate Trumpcare bill.   SENIORS’ GROUPS AARP: “AARP Calls on Senate to Reject Health Bill.” “The new Senate bill was crafted in secrecy behind closed doors without a single hearing or open debate – and it...

With Trumpcare, the Rich Get Richer & the Poor Get Poorer

The Senate GOP version of Trumpcare, much like the one House Republicans passed, is nothing more than a massive tax cut for the wealthy at the expense of the health of hard-working American families. Both the House and Senate versions would pay for these tax cuts by eviscerating Medicaid – a program that nearly 1-in-5 hardworking Americans rely on, including children, seniors, and veterans. Well, the reviews are in… and we’re not the only ones concerned a...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference to Highlight Devastating Impact of Trumpcare on Patients

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. and dozens of doctors and health care providers to highlight the devastating impact of the Republican proposals to roll back access to health care for millions of Americans. Below are the Leader’s Remarks: Leader Pelosi.  “Thank you very much Rep. Ruiz.  It’s an honor to be here with you and Congressman Dr. ...

Pelosi Remarks at Voting Rights Speak Out

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn, House Democratic Caucus Chair Joseph Crowley, Representative Terri Sewell and members of the House Democratic Caucus introduce the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), legislation which restores protections for voters in states with a recent history of discrimination. Below are the Leader’s Remarks Leader Pelosi.  “Let’s hear it for Steny Hoyer! Thank you...

The Big Reveal: Senate Trumpcare Bill Just as ‘Mean’ as House Bill

After weeks of writing Trumpcare behind closed doors, Senate Republicans finally unveiled their version today.  Despite their efforts to spin it otherwise, the Senate GOP version of Trumpcare is just as devastating, ‘mean’ and heartless as the House bill.  And it makes sense why Senators are trying to distance themselves from it: A new ...

President Trump, Where are the Jobs You Promised?

On the day of his Inauguration, President Trump promised to create ­25 million new jobs in the U.S. with his ‘Buy American, Hire American’ rule.  But five months into his presidency, hundreds of jobs that Trump promised to keep in America are moving to Mexico and China. Axios: Carrier moving Trump jobs to Mexico Car...