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Pelosi Remarks at Press Availability After Visiting San Diego Immigration Detention Facilities

San Diego – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined fellow House Democrats for a visit to immigration detention facilities in San Diego to witness the effects of the Trump Administration’s immigration and family separation policies.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you very much Congressman Va...
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Faith Groups Condemn Trump’s ‘Immoral’ Family Separation Policy

The Trump Administration continues their barbaric ‘zero-tolerance’ policy separating families at the border – literally ripping children out of the arms of their mothers and fathers – as they prosecute asylum seeking families at the border for illegal entry. In an attempt to defend their inhumanity, President Trump ...

Pelosi Statement on Trump Family Separation Policy

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy: “President Trump’s family separation policy leaves a dark stain on our nation.  Ripping vulnerable little children away from their parents is an utter atrocity that debases America’s values and our legacy as a beacon of hope, opportunity and freedom. “We join the Evangelical Immigration Table in calling this policy ‘horrible’ and ...

Pelosi Statement on Trump Selection of New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump selected Mick Mulvaney protégé and OMB official Kathy Kraninger to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was designed to protect consumers against the deceptive and abusive financial marketplace practices that, in 2008, resulted in the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Under Mick Mulvaney, defending the financi...

Pelosi Statement on Three Years Since the Charleston Church Shooting

San Francisco, CA – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released this statement marking three years since the racist act of violence that killed nine parishioners at the historic Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. on June 17, 2015: “Three years ago, as they gathered together in bible study, nine parishioners at one of America’s oldest African American congregations were gunned down in a staggering and tragic act of hate.  On this somber occ...

Congressman Frank Pallone Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone of New Jersey, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address.  In this week’s address, Pallone highlighted the dangers of Republicans’ latest attack on the protections that ensure more than 130 million Americans with pre-existing conditions cannot be denied coverage.  Video and audio of the Weekly Democratic Address can be downloaded ...

Pelosi Statement on the 6th Anniversary of DACA

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark the sixth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals initiative, established by President Obama on June 15, 2012: “Six years ago, President Obama honored our proud history as a nation of immigrants when he protected our bright young DREAMers by establishing the DACA initiative.  These brave, hard-working young men and women have brought their talents, passions and fai...

GOP’s Assault on Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions Continues

The Trump Administration’s latest cruel effort to strike down key consumer protections in the Affordable Care Act preventing insurance companies from denying coverage or charging more for covering people with pre-existing conditions has far reaching consequences. Not only would this strip away protections for those purchasing coverage through the individual marketplace, it would eliminate protections for everyone with pre-existing conditions regardless of where they get their...

Pelosi Statement on Announcement of Retesting of Parcel A & Release of Parcel G Draft Workplan for Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Clean Up

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement after the Navy agreed to the Leader’s May 14th request for the retesting of Parcel A to be managed by the California Department of Public Health, and the release tomorrow morning of a draft workplan for retesting of Parcel G at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Retesting will be paid wi...

Pelosi Statement on GOP Anti-Immigrant Bill

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after House Republicans released their new immigration legislation: “This bill fails to provide a permanent legislative fix to protect our Dreamers. It is nothing more than a cruel codification of President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda that abandons our nation’s heritage as a beacon of hope and opportunity. “We were hopeful that the bill would stop the separation of mothers from children....

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Reacting to Release of DOJ Inspector General Report on Actions in Advance of 2016 Presidential Election

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for a press conference to discuss the DOJ Inspector General Report on activities leading up to the 2016 presidential election.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Thank you very much Leader Schumer for bringing us together.  I appreciate the comments made by you – as I was coming over I heard you and by Senator Feinstein and Ranking Member on Inte...

Gary Cohn: Trade War Could Wipe Out Gains of GOP Tax Scam

President Trump loves to tout the economy as ‘the best economy the country’s ever had.’ But earlier today, his former top economic adviser Gary Cohn broke from the party line – throwing cold water on the Administration’s talking points and spotlighting the growing economic uncertainty facing families under the GOP’s policies. Key excerpts below: Washington Post ...

Pelosi Remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Congressional and faith leaders at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.  Good morning, everyone! Audience.  Good morning! Leader Pelosi.  See you’re out there in the morning, very vocal!  Lovely to hear your voices and see you through the light here.  Through the light.  That’s how we like to see things and Esperan...

525 Days: The 115th Republican Congress By the Numbers

525: Days since the start of this Republican Congress as of June 11, 2018 273: Days the GOP House has been in session, 74 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 of bills that have been considered under an open rule so far this Congress. The 115th Congress has broken the record for most closed rules making it the most clo...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Announcing Letters to Trump Administration Demanding Documents on New Attack on Pre-Existing Conditions Protections

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, and top Democratic Ranking Members unveiled letters to the Department of Justice and ...

As Inequality Reaches Highest Levels Since The Great Depression, House & Senate Democrats Introduce New Legislation to Provide A Better Deal For American Workers

Democrats’ New Bill Strengthens American Workers’ Freedom To Negotiate, Penalizes Predatory Corporations, Protects Workers From Workplace Violations And Abuses, And More As The GOP Continues To Protect The Wealth of Special Interests And Big Corporations Instead Of Protecting The Rights And Well-Being Of American Workers, Democrats Introduce New Legislation That Would Give All Americans A Seat At The Table And Build An Economy That Works For Everyone–Not Just Those A...

Pelosi Floor Remarks in Celebration of Golden State Warriors’ NBA Championship

Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi delivered remarks on the Floor of the House of Representatives in celebration of the Golden State Warriors’ NBA championship, their third championship title in the last four years.  Below are the Leader’s remarks: Leader Pelosi.   I’m very delighted to join my colleague from the Bay Area, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, in wearing the blue and the gold to celebrate the new American dynasty, the Golden St...

Pelosi, Lee Invite Golden State Warriors to the U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. – Today, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Congresswoman Barbara Lee sent a letter to Coach Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors inviting the team and their families to the U.S. Capitol in celebration of their 2018 NBA Championship win. Leader Pelosi and Rep. Lee wrote, “With your third title in the last four years, the Golden State Warriors have once again dazzled America with your outstanding performance on the court and inspired leadership off the court. Yo...

Pelosi Statement on Two Years Since Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub Shooting

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement to mark two years since the attack at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, which occurred on June 12, 2016: “This year, as the world celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month, we take time to reflect on the heartbreaking, hateful attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida that took the lives of 49 beautiful souls two years ago.  As we mark this tragic day, we continue to mourn for the victims and send our...

Pelosi Statement on North Korea Summit

Washington, D.C. – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after President Trump concluded a summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore: “Nuclear nonproliferation is a pillar of America’s national security.   We respect any serious and real diplomatic efforts to achieve that goal on the Korean peninsula.  Apparently, the President handed Kim Jong-un concessions in exchange for vague promises that do not approach a clear and comprehensive pathway to denucleariza...